Welcome to the ultimate retreat of serenity and rejuvenation! Yes, this is what Mandarin Oriental Riviera Maya is all about. Based on the new standards for supreme service, this exotic getaway is captivatingly located by the side of a scenic Yucatan shore offering the guests a fabulous experience of motivation along with awakening while it delivers well-being, opulence, and exceptionality. A chic hideaway on greenly isolated acres, the Mandarin Oriental Riviera Maya enclave is certainly the supreme haven where the pure white beach meets the feet of the tropical jungle.
Nestled just 10 minutes away from the Playa del Carmen, this remarkable resort perfectly mixes the Mayan as well as Asian traditions, especially evident at the long stretching spa. You are welcomes here with a fresh tea in the lobby after which you meet your ‘lifestyle guru’ to follow a tailored regimen. Dappled by paper parasols, do explore the Mandala Garden featuring round path of Chinese as well as Mexican herbs of which some will be used in your massage oils. The meandering routes take one to the mangrove reserves, bungalows suites, clean waters from the calm lagoons, and a deep cenote sacred for the ancient Mayans.
Rooms and facilities
There are rooms, villas, and suites for you to choose from a fascinating list of 128. The Standard rooms show mostly the influence of Asian architecture in form of rice-paper walls, rain-forest showers, onyx sinks, bamboo hardwood floors, exotic woods and stone, marble, and with a mixing display of Mexican art. The pros are: exceptional service by three staff members for each customer, golf carts, and innovative architecture. However, its cons are costly excursions, expensive spa treatments, and murky ocean water with seaweed.
All rooms are in the modern bungalow villas or the villas soaring two storey high ensuring supreme peace and tranquility. Each of them offers incredible water vistas of the Caribbean, tranquil lagoon, holy cenote, and twisting waterways. Expect within the room airy terrace or garden, plunge pools, and isolated garden bathrooms.
Outside the rooms, expect all kinds of basic facilities including pools, fitness centre, and water activities
This at Mandarin Oriental Riviera Maya is quite unique to any other Latin American resort with its new values of holistic welfare, which embraces the treasures of Mayan philosophy as well as that of Asian healing traditions. The spa here is certainly a sanctuary of revival that pacifies, restores, and renews the mind, body, and spirit. The whole design as well as the philosophy of the spa is influenced by the Mayan healing basics of air, water, fire, and earth making you to soak in nature.
The treatment rooms in villas flanked by the spa garden include a Thai massage suite as well as two 2 VIP couples suites along with 3 palapas looking over a calm water vista. No matter which you choose, the treatment starts with the splendid heat as well as water oasis and will definitely feature a blend of therapies from all across the globe – Watsu, Rasul, Hamam, or Mayan Temazcal. More worthy is the spa’s weekend health and wellness offers. It also sells its many organic products at the Spa Boutique.
There are four restaurants here, but from all of them, your choice should be Café Mayana that offers tasty healthy cuisine. Ambar is where a copper dome houses the Jazz theatre atmosphere and the terrace offers the views of the jungle as well as the shinning lagoon waters. Expect a mix of Latin as well as Asian flavors here. Look here for the dining table in the middle with a notable glass floor on the calm waters.
Aguamarina features ultra modern simplicity both outdoors and indoors offering the panoramic ocean vistas. Take breakfast either from a la carte menu or buffet by the sea, savor the rich Mexican cuisine, and dine for the Mediterranean flavor on the second level of the Beach Club.
Ceviche Cha Cha Cha is an expert in offering a daily exotic menu of sushi, ceviche, and tiraditos. But, its top pick is crushed fruit juices and Caribbean offerings. If you like having meals where sand touches your feet, then be here (on the first floor of the beach club).
Low season: $455 to $1790 (June – September).
High season: $700 – $2750.