If you're looking for the perfect tranquil escape that includes the very best of luxury, my recent trip to Casa Catarena in Tulum, Mexico has me convinced this retreat should be on the top of your list.
What You Need to Know:
This is a private, beachfront villa set on a beautiful lagoon. It's the perfect location for a true beachy getaway, with luxury services including a personal butler and a chef. Though you're only approximately 10 minutes away from the Tulum Strip of shops and restaurants, you'll notice a stark contrast between a regular resort where you're surrounded by other vacationers. One of my favorite benefits is not having to fight over beach chairs as you quite literally have the beach to yourself. One one side is a stunning, calm lagoon, with the other side set on the private beach. It's known to be a great celebrity escape, but I think it's perfect for anyone wanting to truly recharge.
Included in your stay is a Villa Manager who will arrange all the details of your vacation, including all your custom cooked meals, activities and transportation. You can spend your days relaxing at the pool, or on a beach-side bed. This lovely Tulum Villa comes with plenty of beach toys so you can choose a more adventurous experience and explore the lagoon on kayaks or snorkeling gear. You can even go for a float down Sian Ka'an or enjoy the town of Tulum which is just so unique and filled with Instagram worthy moments!
It's easy to explore the Riveria Maya right from the Villa's beachfront location. It's 3 miles to the Mayan Arch entrance to the Sian Ka'an Reserve, 17 miles to cave adventures at Cenote Aktun Chen and 40 miles to the main Riviera Maya resort area. If you’d like to explore the region’s other beaches, head to Barceló Maya Beach, 25 miles away, or Catalonia Yucatan Beach, 27 miles away. Play a round at Campo de Golf Puerto Aventura, 26 miles away, or perfect your game at one of two tennis courts about 27 miles away. Plan on a 73-mile drive from Cancun International Airport to Casa Cantarena.
It's hard to choose what's more beautiful here, the day or the evening... When the sun is out, the Villas are surrounded by so much natural beauty against the backdrop of one of the most beautiful ocean views possible... but imagine enjoying your custom cooked meal as the sun sets and sharing the view and each other's company as the stars begin to light up the night sky.
Hotel Rooms Available: 7 Total Beds
Spa: In room treatments avaialble
Perfect for: multi-generational family getaways, couples, celebrations
Nearby Hot Spot Restaurants: Hartwood, but your private chef creates amazing meals at the Villa itself.
More photos from my trip to Casa Catarena, Tulum Mexico: