Guests know the moment they enter the Maya Palms Beach Resort they have arrived somewhere special. As they walk through the grand gates they feel as if they left their life behind. This tropical hideaway is located on the Mexican Caribbean known as the Costa Maya Riviera. In addition to the virgin diving on the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef guests can enjoy other activities such as shopping, horseback riding, and ruins tours. Divers and nondivers alike will love this beautiful eco resort, featuring boutique accommodations. After diving the second-largest barrier reef in the world, step off the dive boat to your own private tropical getaway. Then go for a swim in the freshwater pool or ocean and relax on the custom bling bling loungers next to the sea. After the evening meal stroll through the gardens and ascend the four-story Mayan pyramid restaurant see the panoramic view of the ocean, watch the sun set over the vast jungle and observe as the ocean of stars materialize, and that's just the end of a day at Maya Palms "where the jungle kisses the sea." This away-from-it-all resort recharges your soul. Divers will find the scope and majesty of the reefs get better the closer they look, with rare sea life such as clown crabs and inch-long seahorses. Porpoises, spotted eagle rays, sea turtles and dolphin encounters are common. Access to over 100 dive sites are only a 5-15 minute boat ride away from the resorts beach. Topside explore the ruins of Kohunlich and Chacchoben, kayak or savor a traditional Mayan cuisine. This is the last of the "rustic Caribbean," a place that is just beginning to capture the imagination of dive travelers. It's a mostly undiscovered adventure waiting to be explored from a modern eco beach resort that caters to discriminating divers and travelers.
ACCOMMODATIONS: Air-conditioned villas with garden or beach views, fans and private porches.
AMENITIES: Indoor restaurant; covered outdoor palapa bar; freshwater pool; rooftop lounges; daily maid service; orchid gardens; internet; and gourmet meals with a Yucatán flair.