The Mandarin Oriental Riviera Maya, Mexico

May 4, 2011 by

The Mandarin Oriental is a luxury resort located in the Riviera Maya, Mexico. Surrounded by 36 acres of tropical forests, with excellent water views of the Caribbean Sea, any guest is sure to enjoy a serene, relaxing getaway.

For those who wish to explore the underwater universe, the second largest reef in the world awaits. In addition to the underwater life, guests can even witness something not many people will ever see: nestling turtles on the beach. The rich history of the area is not to be missed. Dotted throughout the landscape are the ancient cities of the Maya. Universally known, the wonders of their treasured lives are just waiting to be explored.

The climate is consistently wonderful, with long warm days throughout the year. The sun does not take a rest here.

This hotel describes their accommodation as “A taste of Mexico, a touch of Asia and total luxury.” Two-storey and bungalow style villas are ideal for larger parties, where one or two guestrooms can be combined. Rooms are set along winding paths and waterways, as guests are ushered by golf cart. Almost every rooms offers magnificent water views, including the Caribbean Sea and the fresh water lagoon. The design of the rooms are inspired by the local surroundings, with rainforest showers, outdoor stone bathtubs and white courtyards.

Each room at this luxury hotel comes with a king size bed and no room or suite is less than 660 square feet. The Mandarin Oriental Riviera offers 20 rooms adjacent to the spa for those who wish to have a completely holistic stay. The Grand Selva Suites and Beachfront Casitas come equipped with private pools, extensive terraces, private bar, large in-room safe and walk-in closet. The 2,600 square foot Presidential Villa has private service, offering a personal butler and chef. This villa come complete with 3 king bedrooms and is staffed with a highly attentive staff.

The Spa at Mandarin Oriental Riviera Maya is a one of a kind experience in all of Latin America and the showpiece of their guest experience. The design and philosophy of the spa are inspired by the Mayan healing elements of water, air, fire and earth. A feature of the spa experiences if the The Mandala gardens on the grounds. This is a place where guests can stroll to handpick herbs for their own personal treatments.

The spa offers treatments from around the world, specializing in Mayan therapies. The facilities found within the spa include: eight treatment rooms with private showers within garden villas; two VIP couples suites, including private bathrooms, scrub rooms, Jacuzzi or vitality patio; Thai massage Suite; specialist treatment areas: Watsu Pool and Mayan Temazcal, Hamam, Heated Vitality Pool, Ice Fountain, Experience Shower, Sauna (Male only) and Rasul (female only); 12m x 6m outdoor lap pool surrounded by grass terrace; 4m x 4m outdoor; Watsu pool; separate men’s and women’s relaxation lounges and Mandarin Oriental Signature Products.

The hotel offers several dining options: Ambar, Ceviche Cha Cha Cha, Pool and Beach Bar, Aquamarina, Café Mayana and Lobby Lounge.

Ambar is located in the heart of the resort and overlooks the lagoon and mangroves. This signature restaurant offers international cuisine with Asian influences.

Ceviche Cha Cha Cha is Caribbean chic, a lunch spot with view over the sea serving the freshest catch of the day.

Pool and Beach Bar is the perfect place to relax after taking a dip in the ocean or pool. Light fare, fresh juice and nectars are served throughout the day.

Aquamarina is a striking indoor and outdoor dining experience with panoramic ocean views and unique menus that change throughout the day.

Café Mayana’s menu is created for both wisdom and pleasure. The specially crafted Spa cuisine is fresh, tasty and healthy. Lastly, lobby Lounge is a place to relax and enjoy refreshing juices and delicious Mayan Chaya.

The Mandarin Oriental Riviera is a place where luxury, natural beauty and comfort meet.

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