Recently, Mayan culture has been largely associated with the prediction of Armageddon in 2012. However, the ancient civilization never actually predicted the end of the world, instead, their calendars suggest that in 2012, the Earth would enter a new era. I discovered this fact, and so much more while visiting the Maroma Spa and Resort, located in the Mayan Riviera.
Located in Quintana Roo, this 25 acre retreat—adjacent to the jungle and facing the clear waters of the Caribbean Sea—is only 20 miles from Cancun. And although Maroma is in close proximity to the spring break mecca, with its unparalleled luxury and private access, you’ll feel like a star of yesteryear evading your public for a private getaway.
THE SUITE LIFE
Whether on a much-needed vacay or a honeymoon (Black Eyed Peas first lady Fergie and hubby Josh Duhamel celebrated their post-nuptials here), Maroma delivers. Seventy five percent of the rooms have ocean front views, and the stucco finishing and contemporary, but nostalgic, décor, makes these hacienda-like havens criminally cozy. Splurge on a Sian Nah (“House of Heaven”)—this one-bedroom suite, with private access, features a living room with a wrap around beachfront view, fully equipped personal gym, indoor and outdoor shower, as well as a private plunge pool.