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.
Spa & wellness enthusiasts
THINGS TO DO AT THE RESORT:
Soak up the sunshine on the hotel’s pristine private beach
Rejuvenate in the spa with a dip in the soothing temazcal steam bath or in the hydrotherapy pool
Enjoy a selection of watersports including diving, paddle-boarding and kayaking
Dine on exquisite Mexican cuisine at the Bu’ul restaurant or sample the flavours of Mexico’s coastlines at the vibrant Kaban
Sip handcrafted cocktails on The Raw Bar’s sea-view terrace
Relax with a beach yoga session soundtracked by lapping waves
Learn the art of cocktail making with a mixology class
Discover the secret of ancient Mayan recipes on a cookery workshop
THINGS TO DO NEARBY:
Step back in time with a visit to the fascinating Mayan ruins of Tulum and Chichen Itza
Snorkel the crystal-clear waters of the world’s second largest coral reef
Dive in the fresh waters of a magical Mexican cenote
Observe the inspiring conservation work at Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve
Play a round of golf on one of the region’s paradisical courses
Traverse the stunning tropical coast on a catamaran cruise
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