Luxury holidays in Punta Maroma
Punta Maroma can claim one of the Riviera Maya’s most beautiful coastlines, where ombré-effect playas have soft white sands and give way to gin-clear waters and a luminous turquoise reef – the second largest in the world, no less. It’s little wonder, then, that Mexico’s most exclusive resorts have lined up along the shore to secure their own private patch of paradise, each buffered by swathes of mangrove forest and palms. Sunbathing sessions here are interspersed with scuba dives and snorkelling, horse rides on the sand or gazing at the dolphin pods. And, if you crave wilder pastimes of a different sort, Playa del Carmen’s nightlife is just a short drive away.
When to go
This curvaceous shoreline makes a wonderful winter-sun escape. Visit through November to early March to avoid the rays at their most scorching.
PlanesCancun International Airport is a 30-minute drive from Punta Maroma. You can fly direct from the UK and major cities in the US; most flights from Asia and Australasia stopover in the US.
AutomobilesOn the drive from Cancún, the city outskirts give way to glorious Caribbean vistas along Highway 307. Tulum is an hour away by car, Playa del Carmen, a 15-minute drive.