Xixim Unique Mayan Hotel
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
You’ll be on the beach with a stay at Xixim Unique Mayan Hotel in Celestun.
Make yourself at home in one of the 32 guestrooms featuring minibars. Private bathrooms with showers feature designer toiletries and hair dryers. Conveniences include phones, as well as laptop-compatible safes and desks.
Spa, Wellness & Premium Amenities
Relax at the full-service spa, where you can enjoy massages, body treatments, and facials. You’re sure to appreciate the recreational amenities, which include 2 outdoor swimming pools and a fitness center. Additional amenities at this hotel include complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and gift shops/newsstands.
Food & Drink
Grab a bite to eat at the hotel’s restaurant, where you can enjoy drinks at a bar and dine alfresco (weather permitting). Or stay in and take advantage of room service (during limited hours). Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge. Breakfast is available for a fee.
Business & Travel Amenities
Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services, luggage storage, and laundry facilities. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and free self parking is available onsite.
How to Get There
I was looking for a place that was not a tourist trap, rather quiet and away from all the tourist noise, close to nature and with all the amenities of a resort. Xixim was such a place. for being far from everything, it had everything. some people complain about the lack of hot water in the shower but really, it is over 100 degrees, you need a cold shower!
the food was excelente and the staff very accommodating. Very clean, quiet and surrounded by nature. the waves and birds put you to sleep and you have miles of secluded beach to walk and collect unique shells.
there is plenty to do for the nature lover and someone looking to meditate, sleep, read and relax. if you are looking for entertainment, this is not the place for you, but if you want solitude, intimacy, peace, quiet, relaxation, it is fenomenal.
Secluded location, very peaceful, great beach, reasonable restaurant and clean rooms. But for the high price we paid we didn’t expect cold showers and non-functioning air conditioning. Would not return.
For $400/night per room, meals not included, I was expecting a resort that would have decent service and functioning air-conditioning. Xixim is not that resort. Over-priced and under-serviced, I would not stay there again.
Comfort: It's hot, I get it. But don't charge $400/night and claim you have A/C when it doesn't consistently work. Multiple times each day our air conditioning would stop; Not so bad during daylight when we could be by the pool or the ocean, but an issue at night when the 35+ temperatures made sleep very difficult. Likewise, we were travelling with my elderly parents, who were much more susceptible to the hot weather. The staff were less than helpful with this issue, coming up with at least 3 different excuses for the problems, and moving us to three different cabanas, all of which had issues, suggesting to me that this is a common issue.
Food: good but very pricey. $20 for breakfast and $35 for 2 gin and tonics, a soda, and a beer?
Location: remote and lovely, although not much to do other than lie on the beach due to the aforementioned heat. The touted nature walk was under-signed and under-maintained, such that we walked confusedly through brush for 45 minutes to see not much of anything...
Again I visited the restaurant in Xixim
I left all my information for an official factura in February and they have not complied although the owner said this would not happen again in a previous reply on trip for the same issue.
I even sent an email asking for the factura and there was and has not been a reply, which I sent over a month ago . Very bad service
The place is just incredible, compared with other places such as Mauritius I would say is even quieter and more private. Celestun is just a tiny sandy town lost in nowhere, you won't find shopping malls, Hermes shops or Michelin restaurants... PERFECT!
1) Disconnect from the world, your problems and technology
2) Be yourself when no-one knows you, if you are a celebrity of VIP chances are that your popularity rates in that little town are low GREAT!
3) Breath fresh air, you won't find it in London or NY. Be in contact with nature
4) You can still go wild looking for crocodiles, kayak, jogging, swimming, cycling, etc.
5) I would recommend it for someone that wants to find calm and peace. A place to HIDE, bereave, rest, meditate, think, write. Romance? YES as well...
The hotel is 5 stars, however, it got the great feeling of Eco-tourism, where you will bring sand to your room, shower almost in nature (open view showers to room garden)
Don't worry the poor mosquitos are kept at bay with big pest control in rooms and gardens.
The bungalows are big enough, we had two one for toddler and granny, and one for the couple. Each had two double beds. I found them very comfortable despite the base made of stone.
The restaurant was working for off-season time, so the big restaurant was closed. The food is good but not fantastic, you can have the usual not so healthy food (hamburgers, chips) and the traditional Yucatecan cuisine (delicious) but not many green options. We found great to have breakfast and dinner, but for lunch we went to the two recommended restaurants in Celestun La Palapa and Pampanos, that have access to the beach as well.
To reach that place you might want to hire a chauffeur or rent a 4x4 (yes 4x4 no low cars please) but is worth the freedom to go around, maybe to Merida, Campeche, Uxmal, Chichen-Itza, etc.
FAMILIES: Great for families, but would not recommend for babies, if you are like me that get worried if the baby gets ill at the middle of the night, if the heat, if the cold, if the water... No. Maybe from 5 years old up. There are some dangerous trees that if you touch them it hurts your skin... So can't imagine running after the 2-year-old. My 5-year-old was just fine and super super happy.
ELDERLY GUESTS: My mum had a fantastic time, there are no stairs to climb (except to the bar) I am not completely sure if there is wheelchair access to 100% of places though. If you require special food you might need to source it from Merida first.
COUPLES: Go. Stay at the honeymoon suite
VIPS EXECUTIVES: This is a place to disconnect... So don't even bother bringing your computer... Fine...Bring the computer! But the internet connection is not great. And there is no business centre. Ah, and if you are a famous celebrity, here most probably you won't be, so enjoy that, this is no place for stilettos and even though the service is good, it is not VIP service, no concierge, no limos. Sorry, here you would be a 'normal' human being.
Around the year great weather. DO NOT go during Hurricane season, of course.