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 think we had in our heads that this was going to be a luxury resort, and it wasn’t. We found it in need of a bit of tlc.
The positives were the location, being very remote (while possibly not everyone’s taste to be quite so remote we enjoyed it), the beach which was fab, and the only restaurant was thankfully good too (there's nothing else anywhere!).
The negatives were that the place could do with a really good clean. Our room could have benefited from a jetwash. Also the plunge pool was really dirty and completely unusable. The gym too was pretty gross, with rusty weights and a dirty floor. I also think that room service should be offered. My partner felt unwell so I was forced to go out to dinner on my own when I really wanted to stay in.
Also be warned that there are a lot of mosquitoes. Not the hotel's fault of course, but be prepared - bring heavy-duty spray and long clothes as there is no escape.
On a final (but important) note, we were encouraged to use the hotel’s free sun cream as it was environmentally friendly and natural. DON’T. We were both left horribly sun-burned despite numerous and frequent applications, which tainted the following few days of our holiday :-(
In short, this could be great, but it needs a good clean and a lick of paint.
So much hope for this out of the way eco "resort".
It is quite a drive on a dirt road, which is part of the isolation, but it is very scenic and wild. Quite beautiful and a nice way to reach this place.
The reception and the staff gave us a warm welcome. Check in was a breeze. We were walked to our seaside suite which was a nice walk thru the well maintained paths.
The suite was beautiful with a private wading pool and a semi-outdoor shower and a four post mosquito netting bed. We were greeted with a lovely cocktails.... so after just getting settled off we went to the pool.
This is where our disappointment began. There was nowhere to get a drink/cocktail at the adult pool at 4 pm. And not a cat or mouse anywhere close. Had a quick swim in the pool and headed to the beach... in hope of a cocktail.
Beach was beautiful, water was amazing and beaches for every eachway. Had a swim and then off to the family pool.
Family pool bar was closing and the bartender looked right through us as we walked around to get a drink. He closed the bar shutters... no drink for us. The pool was disappointing. The water level was low and the main ladder to get out was broken. Hard and tricky to get out of the pool. And there was broken glass around the pool.
Went back to the room to get ready for cocktail hour (hahaha), no hot water! This is where we considered leaving. But we sucked it up... a couple drinks and dinner will make it better.
We got the restaurant for cocktail hour and the time given to us was an hour early. We got drinks and enjoyed the beautiful sunset... then came the mosquitoes. WOW! They really need to tell you about these suckers. And there is no way to get away from them... the restaurant is open air with nowhere to run. Even with a citronella candle, we couldn't do it. We left and back to the room without dinner. No room service since our room was one of the furthest isolated ones.
Then, with 34 degrees and mega-mosquitos, the air-conditioning gave out. We tried....even with the fans. We called the reception and they told us the power was out and they were running on minimum power source.
Well, we didn't eat and we didn't sleep. And by then, way to late to leave cause you are in the middle of nowhere!
Boyfriend slept on the bed under the mosquito netting and I slept on the couch under the direct fan. Very romantic!
Breakfast was really ok. My breakfast which was the shrimp omelette was great. My boyfriends poached eggs were 90% raw. He got half of my omelette!
We left ASAP! On the way home laughing and reliving the experience, we stopped for ice cream from OXO. We slept when we got back to our vacation home.
Recommendation: make sure you want to be in the middle of nowhere. Bring drinks and/or cocktails and snacks, bring LOTS of bug spray. Maybe we went at the low season but I was really disappointed.... glad I have a loving boyfriend who loves "adventures".
Glad we went, wouldn't go back!
This hotel of cabanas right on the ocean is a great place to go to escape.
The hotel is lovely and the beach is wonderful. You may even have it all to yourself.
Amazing spot to watch the sunset and look for the green flash!
Get one of the Master Suites - ocean front with your own dipping pool.
These are not much extra and definitely worth it!
We loved this little gem for a calm happy weekend trip. Easy 1hr or so drive from Merida. Go and see the pink flamingos or other cultural spots or just relax at the pool or beach. Loved the coffee delivered into each room in the mornings and quiet time on the patio. Great place for some downtime with no tv but still internet signal, but a whole huge sky of stars to enjoy. Food is satisfactory but not amazing and service is friendly. Pop into Celestun for some easy seaside meals.
The Cabanas are beautiful, the beach is beautiful, it's a great place to rest and relax and connect with nature. I wish we had more time to spend and disconnect. The food was great. The reception when we first got there was a little mixed. One person was very informative and helpful, the other was a little dismissive. The bar staff and the wait staff were excellent, The housekeeping ladies were fantastic and very friendly and good to talk with and helpful. Beach and pool staff were also very nice and friendly. I would like to come back and stay longer. It was noisy - we were near the family pool, but it wasn't too bad. We went down on the beach and the noise didn't bother us too much. The leaf blowing though in the AM was a little loud and disruptive to the peaceful area and it smelled like gas after that. I know it's easier to blow the leaves, but sweeping might be a little quieter, and more eco-friendly in the AM! But it is definitely somewhere I'd like to go back to. Reminds me a little of the way Tulum used to be before it was ruined with all the resorts. Hopefully this area will stay this way and remain peaceful and beautiful where you can detach and re-energize. We will definitely be back for a longer visit!