BEST PLACE FOR LAZY BEACH TIMEWHY IT'S GREAT
Located on the super-hot Riviera Maya, which has drawn the likes of Tom Cruise
and Katie Holmes
, Rosewood Mayakoba has 128 suites, which are actually freestanding villas with luminous bathrooms and private plunge pools. It's also eco-minded: Building materials are indigenous, and guests can navigate the property's network of freshwater canals via electric boats.
WHAT TO DO
Visit the Mayan ruins of Tulum; have dinner in the beach town of Playa del Carmen (try the hip Glass Bar/ Di Vino); snorkel in underwater caves (cenotes); or book a treatment at the Rosewood's spa, which occupies its own little island.
BRING IT BACK
A string hammock from Tulum for lounging; beauty products, like scented candles and linen spray, made with local ingredients, such as tropical wood and coconut, from chic eco-retreat (Coqui Coqui
BOOK ITrosewoodmayakoba.comMelissa Biggs Bradley of indagare.com additional reporting by Elisabeth Durkin