Discover the Yucatán Peninsula
Brimming with tropical beaches, spectacular wildlife and ancient Mayan ruins, Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula is a destination worthy of everyone’s bucket list. I’m sharing several ways to create lasting memories here, from resorts and villas to diverse cuisine and a sprawling wildlife reserve. Which Mexican destination have you been dreaming of?
To your next adventure,
Duncan Greenfield-Turk, VCTA
In the beating heart of the Riviera Maya, a secret haven awaits; Maroma, a Belmond Hotel, blends Mayan mystique with refined vitality. Reopening on Aug. 3, 2023, Maroma is where the true spirit of the Riviera Maya was born, between the jungle and the wide-open sea.
This secluded hideaway captivates with the sights, sounds and scents of authentic Mexican culture. Guests enjoy tailor-made activities, such as swimming in cenotes and archaeological tours.
At Maroma Spa by Guerlain, healing experiences and massages are born from the power of nature, celebrating both Mayan culture and the French maison’s wellness expertise. Beachfront restaurants offer zingingly fresh, mouthwatering cuisine while the bars serve up artisanal mezcals and rare Mexican wines. Though concealed and enveloped in nature, Maroma is easily accessed from Cancún Airport. Trust me, it’s a place you’ll feel more alive than anywhere else.
MADE IN MEXICO: WHERE TO STAY IN SUNNY YUCATÁN
If you’re seeking an unforgettable, luxury experience in México, look no further than the Yucatán Peninsula. Picture yourself unwinding in a lavish suite with private terraces overlooking the Caribbean Sea or a lush tropical garden. Ask me about how I can secure rates, resort credits and VIP perks at these four destinations.
CHABLÉ YUCATÁN, MÉRIDA | Experience nature and culture the Mayan way. This restored 19th-century sisal plantation is in rural Chocholá, just an hour outside of Mérida. You’ll enjoy one of 40 lavish pool casitas, or ask me about the Family, Presidential and Royal villas.
NIZUC RESORT & SPA, CANCÚN | Arrive to a semiprivate cove that previously housed a vacation home for the Mexican president. I know you’ll love the swim-up bar, crystal-clear waters on the power-white beach, and your gorgeous villa or suite — many with plunge pools.
HOTEL ESENCIA & THE MANSION, RIVIERA MAYA | Originally built as the hideaway home of an Italian duchess, Hotel Esencia is the midpoint between Tulum and Playa del Carmen. The same signature service is found at Villa La Mansion, featuring its own private beach.
OUR HABITAS BACALAR, BACALAR | A holistic oasis for recharging the mind and body, Our Habitas is set between a tranquil lagoon and the Mayan jungle. Thirty-four A-frame glamping tents provide the ultimate chill-out zones with spacious, earth-inspired interiors to help you reconnect with nature.
SIAN KA’AN BIOSPHERE RESERVE: UNSPOILED PARADISE HIDING IN PLAIN SIGHT
Outdoor and wildlife enthusiasts travel from around to world to visit Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve, located on the eastern coast of the Yucatán Peninsula. Spanning 1.3 million acres, the reserve is renowned for its rich biodiversity, harboring a plethora of plant and animal species.
This sprawling, tropical wilderness is home to endangered jaguars, plus manatee and sea turtles, as well as several types of monkeys. Here, you can explore vibrant coral reefs, pristine beaches, mangroves and canals, plus 23 known sites of Mayan ruins. Ask me about arranging a private guide or Jeep tour experience, and learn more about this unique reserve in the latest edition of OLTRE Magazine.
EXQUISITO: FOUR CHEFS REDEFINING MEXICAN CUISINE
The Yucatán Peninsula’s high-end restaurant scene has become one of Mexico’s most thrilling foodie destinations in recent years. A variety of choices abound, but the restaurants of four chefs in particular deserve a special visit. In the latest edition of OLTRE Magazine, learn where you can visit their star restaurants, as well as what to order when you’re there.
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