This Chic Beach Hotel Brings Wellness and Spirituality to the Riviera Maya

Located on a private stretch of soft sand just between Cancún and Playa del Carmen, Chablé Maroma sets itself apart from the Riviera Maya’s growing lineup of luxury chain resorts and all-inclusives by embracing wellness and spirituality alongside margaritas and pitch-perfect ceviche. 

At the heart of the property lies a lush, award-winning spa rooted in Mayan traditions and a deep belief in the healing power of nature. Purify mind, body, and soul during a temazcal session with a Mayan shaman, join restorative morning yoga on the beach, or book a soothing body treatment prepared with herbs from the resort’s own ka’anches (a traditional Mayan garden).

Guests can also connect with Mother Earth while exploring the property’s 758 acres of protected jungle. Of course, no visit is complete without a snorkeling or scuba diving excursion along the Mesoamerican Reef, the world’s second-largest barrier reef, conveniently found in the resort’s own backyard. Chablé Maroma offers other ocean-based activities, such as kayaking, paddleboarding, and catamaran sailing. Lounging under the coconut trees while counting the ocean’s shades of blue is always an option, too.

Chablé Maroma’s spiritual side doesn’t mean the resort discourages guests from indulging—far from it. After you return from a water ceremony or planting coral, dig into a six-course tasting menu designed by Jorge Vallejo, the chef behind Mexico City’s gastronomic darling and World’s 50 Best winner Quintonil, take a dip in your villa’s private pool, or enjoy an expert-led Mezcal tasting.

Top Takeaways

Location: Riviera Maya, Mexico

Rating: Five-Star

The Vibe: A wellness retreat that’s more glam than granola 

Food + Drink: The hotel’s stellar fine dining restaurant, Bu’ul, is helmed by Jorge Vallejo, the acclaimed chef behind Mexico City’s Quintonil. Vallejo and resident Executive Chef Luis Quiroz take on central and southern Mexican traditions with thrilling, contemporary flair, featuring dishes like chicharron tetela and creamy rice with Ocosingo cheese, pipián sauce, and venison longaniza. Head next door to Kaban for a more casual but equally satisfying meal of hearty flame-grilled meat or stop by Raw Bar for ceviche and a potent selection of margaritas. Selections from Kaban’s menu are available for room service.

Amenities: Private beach, pool, spa with hydrotherapy circuit, gym, complimentary activities (including sound baths and cooking classes), and free wifi

What’s Nearby? Tulum, Chichén Itzá, Playa del Carmen, Cobá, and Isla de Holbox

Any Personal Neighborhood Recs? Learn more about Mayan culture while discovering the Yucatan Peninsula’s enchanting cenotes (natural freshwater ponds supplied by an underground river). Chablé Maroma can help arrange a private tour. A local favorite, Dos Ojos, is crystal clear with visibility reaching up to 100 feet. Snorkel or dive along the stalactites and stalagmites in search of fish, fossils, shells, and sea snails.

Rooms: 70 villas. One bedroom, entry level rooms are generously sized (both treetop pool and jungle pool villas clock in at 1,152 sq feet) and come equipped with luxe, romantic amenities like a heated plunge pool, private terrace, and outdoor shower. Surrounded by a curtain of lush tropical plants and outfitted in artisanal Mexican textiles, each villa feels like a welcome escape from the outside world.

Pricing: Rooms start at $610/night 

Closest Airport: Cancún International Airport

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