Gorgeous private-pool casitas in the Yucatan forest
What We Love
- The resort houses the world’s largest private tequila collection—over 3,000 bottles.
- Freestanding stone tubs in all casitas
- The firefly population here peaks during the summer months, making for a magical display on the resort lawn
What To Know
- Despite feeling so remote, the resort is just 25 minutes from the Yucatán Peninsula’s cultural capital, Mérida
- Though breakfast is not included, you’re treated to a daily complimentary basket of pastries and coffee on your private terrace
- Local shamans are available to perform healing ceremonies at the onsite spa
- Jorge Vallejo, of Quintonil fame (currently number 12 on the World’s Best 50 Restaurants list) oversees the restaurants here
The creature comforts are seductive at this plush, banyan tree-laden hideout: hammocks, a Mayan symbol for home, dangle outside each limestone casita. Fresh flowers adorn its chicly stark interiors, and a tropical swimming pool, wreathed by swaying palms, continuously beckons. But the real siren here is an ethereal spa, set around a natural cenote, or a cavernous freshwater pool, considered deeply sacred on this peninsula. Guests can bob along a “floatarium” (saltwater pool), sweat it out in a steam room lined with gold tiles, indulge in an astrology consultation, or request a facial that’s inspired by ancient Mayan healing rituals. Upon emerging, the blissfully restored can make their way to Ixi’Im, the main dining room, which has thoughtfully repurposed one of the stone ruins of the original 19th-century hacienda. The elegant four-course tasting menu, with produce sourced from the sprawling kitchen garden, consists of imaginative plates such as Tahmek lamb with charred cabbage, octopus in squid ink, and inventive desserts like a cilantro-flecked sponge cake.
In the Area
To get here, fly into nearby Mérida and consider spending a few days in the bustling medieval city before arriving at this tranquil retreat—spread across 750 acres of verdant forest, its many shaded clearings and cobblestoned pathways are the ultimate embodiments of serenity. Those curious to explore can start with the resort’s legendary Mayan surroundings. The concierge can facilitate a tour of archaeological havens like Chicen Itza, Coba, and Tulum. In the summer months, when the temperature soars, cool off with a dip in the waters of Holbox, a laid-back, under-the-radar island that’s a feeding spot for whale sharks (swim with them if you’re lucky).
How to Get There
You don't get the title of Best Hotel in the World for nothing. And there should be another title ABOVE THAT for this EXPERIENCE, read it again, it is not a hotel, it is an experience. If you don't believe me, you will get your mind changed from the moment you set foot in this place, the staff is extraordinary, the care and the love they have and show to the place, the owning family and the guests is SUPERB, haven't experienced anything like this. The spa is awesome and the respect with which it was built permeates in every single corner and detail of this magical place. You can't really describe it, you have to live it. It might look expensive, but it is worth every penny.
After another full day of exploring in the Yucatan, we decided to drop in on the famed Chablé Resort & Spa Mexico and we were pleasantly pleased. They graciously opened the bar special for us with style and grace. The drive out was so worth the experience, we will return to Ixi'im for a special dinner! The grounds and the staff reminded me of the Shangri La. Check it out!! So perfect. #theothersideofmexico
Definitely one of the most beautiful hotels we ever stayed in. Unbelievable resort with beautiful rooms, spa, garden, pool. Staff amazing, thank you! The tequila bar out of this world and and overall amazing stay. We will be back hopefully very soon.
I could not recommend this resort spa more highly. It is stunning; the service is impeccable; the staff is gracious and joyful and make every guest feel welcome and appreciated; the food is fabulous; and we experienced some of the best massages of our lives. The accommodations are beautiful and private and the incorporation of the ruins in the modern architecture sets a stunning stage for a spectacular vacation.
Just 30 minutes away from Mérida´s airport, after going through a small town, the Chable Resort´s gates will open to a remodeled Mayan Hacienda, that combines the traditions, as well as the cosmopolitan comfort and pleasures of of a top World Class Resort, winner of the Grand Prix de Versailles, as Best Hotel in the World !
Yes, you read it correctly, so be ready to dream !!!
Indeed, this is a place that as a minimum requires two days to fully absorb the beauty, sounds and flavors of the Mexican traditions at its highest standards, always with a staff full of smiles and true hospitality, as you haven't seen before.
Chable is a culinary experience accompanied by the best wines and tequilas this country produces, but for sure each meal will be a delight, which will leave a lasting sensation.
This exotic hotel is an adventure by itself that only true global exploreans will discover, as it is a Mexicans´ well kept secret reserved for a few. Excellent for a short romantic escapade, a family reunion or the wedding of the year, but for sure well above average from luxury retreats. This one is the real thing, and as if all its charms weren't enough, a 9 hole golf course is under construction, nearby the pool restaurants which will be the perfect match for their outstanding mystical spa, where the Mayan sea snail will call the Gods at the four cardinal points for your wellness.
Really, a life time experience that I guarantee you will not forget !
About the rooms, well ....... that will be your dream surprise. Dare to visit to set it at the top of your list !