In an area so densely packed with high-end resorts and traveller enclaves, it is refreshing to find a hotel as private and secluded as Chable Maroma. Set at the end of an untamed track, leading down to a stretch of secluded white sand where the jungle tumbles into the Caribbean Sea, this is the beachy sibling of the original Chable resort, located in the Yucatan's jungly interior. The eco-conscious, boutique resort is made up of seventy thatched casitas, filled with tropical wood, local stone, natural textiles and spa-like bathrooms, while retractable glass doors bring the outside in and open up onto breezy dining areas, plunge pools and jungle views. Each is just a few steps from the beach; head out into the water to explore the kaleidoscopic sea life found on the world's second-largest barrier reef, just a short boat ride from the shore, or retreat to the vast 17,000 sq. foot spa, the jewel in the resort's crown. Here, take part in a spiritual journey with a shaman, enjoy a treatment deeply rooted in Mayan healing tradition or wallow in the series of pools designed to replicate the area's iconic cenotes.
Renowned Mexican chef, Jorge Vallejo, who trained at Copenhagen's Noma and then Mexico City's Quintonil oversees the resort's culinary offerings. The main restaurant, Kaban, offers all-day Mexican-style dishes, along with colourful salads, risottos, flatbreads and just-caught seafood. Open only in the evenings, Bu'ul serves contemporary fine-dining Mexican cuisine with an emphasis on locally sourced, organic ingredients, while at Raw Bar, wines and cocktails are paired with raw and grilled clams, shrimps, oysters and crab.
Families with older children
Spa with seven treatment rooms, temazcal steam bath and hydrotherapy pools
Water sports, includng diving, paddle-boarding and kayaking
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