From architecture that captures the essence of
Mexico to warmth that creates a sense of staying in a friend’s
beach house, boutique hotels along Riviera Maya cater to individual
needs. If your clients are intent on avoiding hustle and bustle,
you’ll want to share with them the area’s boutique mystique.
To follow is a peak at several Boutiques of Riviera
Maya properties. Each can be contacted directly to confirm their
operational status following Hurricane Emily.
“We are still in the process of assessing damages,
however recovery initiatives are progressing well and tourists at
this very moment are enjoying our beautiful beaches,” said Dario
Flota, general director of tourism for the Riviera Maya.
Acanto Hotel & Suites features seven
one-bedroom villas with a Zen-like ambiance. Each air-conditioned
villa provides a master bedroom, full kitchen, living/dining room
and private patio. Property amenities include concierge service,
private chef, swimming pool, gardens and a rooftop deck with
sunrise-sunset vistas of the Caribbean.
Hidden in the jungle running along the white powder
shores of Tulum, Cabanas Copal offers 47 rustic candlelit cabanas.
This clothing-optional property celebrates spirituality and strives
for total wellness. www.cabanascopal.com
Consisting of 42 beachfront suites, the secluded
adults-only Hidden Beach Resort Au Natural Club was designed for
uninhibited vacationing. It is the only luxurious all-inclusive
nudist resort in the Mexican Caribbean.
Hotel Escencia’s 29 suites feature furnishings
crafted from native wood, extra-large bathrooms, high-tech
audiovisual equipment and in-room high-speed Internet access.
Located on a two-mile stretch of Playa Xpu-Ha, the 50-acre resort
is built around Casa Grande, a spectacular three-story,
nine-suite Great House. www.hotelescencia.com
The 38-room Illusion Hotel provides concierge
service, a business center, restaurant, pool bar and conference
room. Guestroom amenities include a refrigerator, in-room safe,
phone, remote control television, air conditioning, ceiling fan and
La Lunata’s 10 rooms, each named after a different
luna (moon) in the solar system, blend traditional Mexican
architecture with modern conveniences. Rooms have a private balcony
with view of the ocean, garden or the area’s popular 5th Avenue.
The 45 spacious rooms and junior suites of La
Tortuga Hotel and Spa are decorated in a typically Caribbean style.
A fine-dining restaurant, laid-back lounge and private beach club
with scuba-options complete this tropical retreat.
The 26 tastefully decorated one-, two- and
three-bedroom beachfront units of Las Villas Akumal each offer a
full kitchen, dining area, satellite TV, telephone, air
conditioning and safe. All villas have a large oceanfront terrace
with Caribbean views. www.lasvillasakumal.com
A short walk from the beach, Mosquito Blue’s 45
rooms and suites surround an orchard and landscaped garden. The
property is highlighted by a pair of sensually designed swimming
pools providing the foreground for an open-air Italian
Mediterranean restaurant and wine bar.
The 81-mile stretch known as the Riviera Maya is
situated in the Mexican Caribbean on the coastline of the Yucatan
Peninsula. The region features uncrowded beaches, a vast network of
underground rivers, more than 100 cenotes, eco-adventure sports,
varied activities of eco-archeological parks, golf courses,
shopping and gourmet dining.