In a nutshell: Chablé Yucatán has been welcoming guests to its state-of-the-art, wellness-first escape in the heart of the Yucatán jungle since 2016. Prepare to enter a higher state of relaxation through the magnificent spa, thoughtful dining options and understated luxury that fills every nook and cranny.
Wait, am I lost? No, you’re just preparing to immerse yourself into a truly Yucatecan experience. The sense of place is strong at Chablé, so trust your GPS until you reach the palm-lined road that leads to its entrance. Even though the city of Mérida – with its vibrant food and drinks scene and bustling streets – is just 25 minutes’ drive away, you will feel utterly removed from all urban hustle and bustle, surrounded by lush vegetation with a carpet of stars above you.
Where will I stay? In one of the 40, beautifully appointed spaces that make up this cluster of wellness-inspired luxury. Options range from one to three bedrooms, with the jewel in the crown – the Royal Villa – featuring striking architecture, a spacious terrace with pool and a private cinema. Even the one-bedroom Casitas have their own pools, al-fresco living rooms with hammocks and outdoor moon showers.
Redefine wellness: Chablé Yucatán’s spa follows its motto to the letter – it is even the first in the world to be built around a cenote, a naturally-formed underground pool typical of this Mexican region and considered sacred by the Mayas. Treatment cabins dot the cenote’s perimeter, while healing ceremonies are held in the traditional temazcal, or steam house.
Fantastic food: Relying on a culinary tradition as ancient and rich as Mexico’s, it’s no surprise that the hotel’s kitchens are staffed with considerable talent. The menu at flagship restaurant, Ixi’im, is curated by none other than Jorge Vallejo, the chef behind Quintonil in Mexico City, which has been consistently voted among The World’s 50 Best Restaurants. The hotel’s Mayan gardens provide much of the produce for the seasonal menus, including those served at Ki’ol, a second restaurant focusing on healthy and balanced meals.