Need to know
Noon, but flexible, subject to availability. Earliest check-in, 3pm.
Double rooms from $320.40, excluding tax at 24 per cent.
Rates usually include American breakfast; all-inclusive rates include all meals and VIP round-trip transportation by private car and boat from Cancún International Airport.
A romantic beachside dinner for two can be arranged on request.
At the hotel
Private beach and free WiFi throughout. In rooms: smart TV, Bose wireless portable mini-speaker, air-conditioning and minibar.
Our favourite rooms
You can’t go wrong with any of the nine suites at KanXuk, but for a little extra privacy (in the form of a garden with its own tiny plunge pool), we’d go for bungalow Nojol.
The two pools are perfect for quick dips; you can swim leisurely lengths in the one by the main villa, and there’s a little plunge pool with ocean views on the roof.
Oceanfront Hunabku Spa incorporates local ingredients into many of its treatments; choose from natural body treatments, facials, and classic massages, then unwind in the outdoor plunge pool afterwards. Book treatments at least two days in advance.
Bring your mosquito repellent of choice to ward off pesky local residents, who tend to congregate around sunset.
The hotel may not be suited to guests with mobility issues, due to its uneven surfaces and stairs.
Kids of all ages are welcome, but there's nothing for children at this grown-up oceanfront escape, apart from the beach.
Very: eight solar panels and a wind turbine provide most of the energy, water is filtered from a natural, freshwater underground cistern, and biodigesters and plumbing-recovery systems clean and recycle water before returning it back into the ecosystem. Indigenous building materials were used in construction; furniture was made by regional artisans. There’s a chef’s nursery for growing vegetables, fruits, herbs and spices; all other ingredients are supplied by local fishermen and farmers.