Need To Know
41, all suites.
3pm, but flexible, subject to availability. Earliest check-in, 12noon.
Double rooms from $363.00, excluding tax at 34 per cent.
Butlers stand ready poolside with iced face-towels to cool sun-warmed brows, or to change damp chaise-lounge covers post swim.
At the hotel
Private beach, spa, yoga classes, gym, concierge, limo or town car service available, DVD library, reading library and free WiFi throughout. In rooms: flatscreen TV, DVD player, Blu-ray player, iPod dock, minibar and Neil George bath products.
Our favourite rooms
Tucked away among the waxy fronds and tropical palms of the surrounding jungle, the thatched palapa-roofed Royal Villas are perfectly private. Rock the day away in the hammock on your secluded sunbathing deck or take a dip in your very own plunge pool – swimsuits optional (who's to know?) The massive ensuite also has a soaking tub for two and both indoor and outdoor showers. Oh, and don’t lift a finger, either – that’s what your mayordomo (or butler) is there for.
The unheated, sculptural lagoon pool is surrounded by double sun loungers and shaded by palm trees. Forget your sunhat? Simply grab one of the straw sombreros on loan.
Don’t bother packing your snorkelling gear; the hotel has water shoes, flippers and snorkel masks for your use.
Beyond the usual invigorating facial or deep-tissue massage, the Wayak Spa promises to heal body and spirit through traditional Maya rituals. The Temezcal, an intensive sweat lodge ceremony, is said to be not just therapeutic and relaxing, but a mystical journey, as well.
Small dogs under 10lbs are welcome for $50 per night and will be set up with a dog bed, bowls and kibble.
Sorry kids, but the hotel is adults-only.