Need to know
40, including 11 suites.
Noon. Earliest check-in is 3pm (flexible, subject to availability).
Double rooms from $515.00, excluding tax at 19 per cent.
Rates usually include an á la carte breakfast of Mexican brunch classics such as chilaquiles (egg- and avocado-filled tortillas), ‘Mayadict’ (think Latin-inspired eggs Benedict) and omelettes cooked to order.
At the hotel
Private beach, pilates lessons, free WiFi. In rooms: balcony or terrace, minibar, air-conditioning, free bottled water.
Our favourite rooms
If you can stretch your budget to one of the Malca Suites then do; one has a rooftop terrace overlooking the tangled jungle, the other boasts sweeping views across the ocean and pools. Toes can meet the sand in record time if you pick a Master Suite Beach Front, which has hammocks on a private terrace and access to the white-sand beach.
There are three pools in total; our pick would be the largest, which overlooks the beach and has a Bond-esque softly-lit underground grotto.
Yoga pants and your itsy-bitsiest bikini: the hotel has hosted Sports Illustrated Swimwear Edition shoots in the past (now it’s your turn).
Massages can be arranged; just ask when you arrive.
Welcome, but the art might be lost on little ones. Baby cots can be added to all rooms for free.