Evaluate: The St Regis Kanai Resort (Riviera Maya, Mexico)


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Wednesday newsletters at all times function a lodge or flight evaluation.

A couple of weeks in the past, I loved a calming vacation within the Riviera Maya, Mexico, the place I stayed on the space’s high three luxurious resorts. You possibly can learn my journey studies right here:


At present: Evaluate of  The St Regis Kanai Resort (Riviera Maya, Mexico)

Securing its spot on numerous “greatest” lists, the all-new St. Regis Kanai Resort boasts an an distinctive round exterior, signature butler service, and prime beachfront location inside a 680-acre gated neighborhood. However these aren’t the one causes you’ll like it. All 124 visitor rooms and suites provide ocean views (some even have non-public plunge swimming pools). And with eight distinct bars and eating places, you possibly can fulfill your yearning for elevated Mexican delicacies one evening and Mediterranean, Center Japanese, or Asian Fusion the subsequent.

The St Regis Kanai options in my high 10 lists of the greatest luxurious resorts on the Riviera Maya and my favourite St Regis Lodges & Resorts on this planet.

Have you ever ever stayed at The St Regis Kanai, Riviera Maya? In that case, what was your expertise? Go away a remark.

I made a YouTube video with full tour of The St Regis Kanai, which you’ll watch right here:

On this evaluation (extra data and pictures beneath my YouTube video):


PROS & THINGS I LIKE
  • The St Regis Kanai Resort, Riviera Maya is ready inside the tranquil, non-public resort space of KanaiKanai is called the celestial mythological birthplace of the Mayans, who first named the land Kanai, that means “the place the sky is born.” Situated within the coronary heart of the Riviera Maya, inside a half-hour drive from Cancun Airport and 10 minutes from Playa del Carmen’s Downtown, Kanai is a 680 acre secured gated neighborhood which is dwelling to three luxurious resorts: The St Regis, The Version, and Etereo (700 rooms and residences in complete). The resort sits amongst a jungle and mangrove reserve and options 2 miles (3 km) of pristine white sand seashores. Kanai can also be lower than half a mile away from an undisturbed coral reef, providing a blinding arrays of several types of coral and offering meals to tons of of fish species, marine turtles, and different marine creatures.
  • Designed by Mexican agency Edmonds Worldwide, The St Regis Kanai Resort options an distinctive round structure, resulting in open views from almost each vantage level. The spectacular design comes forth as two small intersected circles that comprise the general public areas and three giant semicircles which home the rooms & suites. The round buildings float above a seemingly infinite sea of lush inexperienced mangroves, which – when seen from above – virtually appear to be an ultra-modern white spaceship that landed in bright-green vegetation. In reality, the resort’s format reflects the constellation Pleiades, which the Mayans thought of to be the birthplace of their historic ancestors. The circular design motif additionally alludes to the sun-shaped Mayan calendar comprising 13 moons lasting 28 days. 
  • Upon arrival, friends of The St Regis Kanai are instantly immersed within the resort’s beautiful structure with a multi-story open air water set up and luxurious greenery main into the resort’s majestic, double-story foyer. Inside the monumental, semi-open air foyer area, biophilic options like skylights and dwelling partitions merge indoor and outside environments, permitting friends to bodily expertise Riviera Maya from inside. The reception and concierge space is tucked away in an intimate nook of the foyer, whereas a number of tranquil nooks and lounge areas are excellent for leisure, meditation and commentary of sunsets and starry nights. The foyer’s far finish presents floor-to-ceiling panoramic views of the mangroves and the Caribbean Sea past.
  • Drawing inspiration from historic Mayan tradition, The St Regis Kanai’s subtle aesthetics and modern interiors had been created by Chapi Chapo Design. The elegant decor is accented with bespoke parts together with customized furnishings and art work from native artisans. The Mayan Calendar is recreated by means of textiles inside the public areas and guestrooms, with parts impressed by ceremonial Mayan clothes. The resort’s inside design additionally evokes the encompassing parts from the mangrove timber to the close by cenotes – pure sinkholes generally used for water provides by the Maya. Wealthy supplies imitating this pure ecosystem embrace marbles with hues of blue, gray and inexperienced that mimic the encompassing parts and travertine to resemble native limestone, whereas walnut wooden brings wealthy heat and grounding to every space of the resort the place design imitates life. 
  • The St Regis Kanai Resort, Riviera Maya boasts 124 lavishly appointed guestrooms and 19 suites. Guestrooms function customized hanging mirrors, bedside tables, ceramic gentle pendants, and complicated walnut wood-carved headboards, whereas ensuites bogs are geared up with double vanities, bathtubs and walk-in showers. The guestrooms on the primary and second ground all have balconies with uninterrupted sea views, whereas the ground-level rooms take pleasure in views over the mangrove and now have a non-public plunge pool. One of the best suites are situated on the finish of every semi-circle since they arrive with a big outside area, with an out of doors bathe, hammock and/or pool. Visitors of all room classes have entry to the St Regis Signature Butler Service.
  • The St Regis Kanai Resort options two large beach-front pool areas, one devoted to households and the opposite one solely obtainable to adults. The household pool space is comprised of two giant swimming swimming pools, that are lined by dozens of sunbeds (a few of them set contained in the pool). One in all these swimming pools additionally options a number of luxurious cabanas – with lounge areas and a big TV display – which will be rented for the day for a price. The household pool space additionally has an indoor video games rooms, which comes with its personal TV lounge, bar and small outside pool. Situated subsequent to the household pool is the adults solely seashore membership, which options a big swimming pool, a separate Jacuzzi, and a bar serving cocktails and lightweight fare. Each the household pool and adults solely seashore membership open to a phenomenal white sand seashore, lapped by the turquoise Caribbean Sea.
  • The St Regis Kanai Resort’s wellness heart is a tranquil enclave situated on the finish of the large foyer. That includes eight therapy suites and a standalone leisure salon, the spa presents therapies impressed by historic practices and that includes native components. Signature therapies embrace the Secret Backyard ritual, permitting friends at hand choose components from the lodge’s backyard to personalize a physique scrub and masks. One other nice therapy is the Celestial Vitality therapy, which is impressed by Mayan cosmology and makes use of scorching stones energized below the moon & stars and aromatherapy based mostly on the part of the moon. Subsequent to the spa is the unique Athletic Membership, that includes a variety of cardio and energy gear in addition to an out of doors yoga platform.
  • The St Regis Kanai, Riviera Maya presents gastronomic journeys in eight culinary venues.
    • The lodge’s signature restaurant TORO by Chef Richard Sandoval is a bar and restaurant with a Latin-inspired menu led by the esteemed chef.
    • Situated subsequent to the foyer, Chaya Restaurant includes a menu that mixes native components and regional touches of Riviera Maya with culinary parts rooted in Japanese Mediterranean historical past. Every morning, a breakfast buffet with some native Mexican touches can also be provided at Chaya.
    • Situated alongside the household pool, Riviera is a great informal restaurant, open for lunch solely, which seamlessly blends the South of France with the Mayan Riviera. The venue serves recent seafood and different dishes ready from native components.
    • A tea and chocolate salon situated subsequent to the foyer, The Library serves St Regis’s signature ritual of afternoon tea and it’s a terrific backdrop to take pleasure in a tasting of Mexican chocolate.
    • Situated on the second ground, the intimate St Regis Bar presents the Kanai Mary, a neighborhood tackle the model’s signature Bloody Mary cocktail, which includes components from the traditional Maya weight-reduction plan together with corn, peppers and cucumber. Designed to function views of the sundown, the bar marks the transition from day to nighttime with a celebratory champagne sabering every night.
    • Further eating venues embrace Jack’s Membership (a hidden speakeasy), Pik Nik (a grab-and-go deli), and The Seaside Membership for gentle bites whereas enjoyable seaside.
  • Designed with a minimal development footprint aimed toward defending the Sian Ka’an Reserve (a UNESCO World Heritage Website adjoining to the resort) , The St Regis Kanai Resort, Riviera Maya is ingeniously suspended above a mangrove forest on stilts, minimizing the consequences on the delicate habitats beneath. To additional reduce ecological affect, the completely different elements of the lodge related by elevated walkways. To protect as a lot of the reserve and native flora as attainable, the builders of the Kanai neighborhood constructed on solely 9% of their total property. They left the rest – largely dense jungle and mangrove forest – untouched, constructing alongside a single highway by means of the reserve and placing all buildings and pavilions on stilts the place obligatory.
  • Combining traditional sophistication with a contemporary sensibility, St Regis Lodges & Resorts – which presently manages Kanai property – is certainly one of my favourite luxurious lodge manufacturers on this planet. Combining timeless glamour with a vanguard spirit, St. Regis Lodges & Resorts is dedicated to delivering beautiful experiences at almost 50 luxurious lodges and resorts in among the greatest addresses world wide. Starting with the debut of The St. Regis lodge in New York by John Jacob Astor IV on the daybreak of the 20 th century, the model has remained dedicated to an uncompromising degree of bespoke and anticipatory service for all of its friends, delivered flawlessly by the signature St Regis Butler Service. A part of the Marriott Lodge Group, St Regis participates in Marriott Bonvoy, the worldwide loyalty program from Marriott (permitting to gather factors and spend them totally free nights).

CONS & THINGS TO KNOW
  • The St Regis Kanai includes a beautiful structure, however your entire construction – comprised of a number of intersecting circles – is very large and doesn’t really feel very intimate. Additionally, the buildings are so large you can stroll by means of them with out operating into lots of people (besides on the swimming pools). Some friends will adore this mind-blowing fashionable structure whereas others might discover it soulless and harking back to an airport or museum. Nevertheless, irrespective of how you are feeling concerning the structure, the general design of the resort – particularly the foyer – will depart you speechless.
  • The St Regis Kanai includes a complete of 143 rooms, however solely 19 of those are suites whereas the remaining are simply common rooms. Whereas the rooms are spacious and opulent, and geared up with non-public balconies and terraces, they don’t have the identical wow-factor because the villa-style lodging provided at a few of The St Regis’ direct opponents within the space, akin to Rosewood Mayakoba (though the St Regis’ rooms are bought on the identical price because the villas at different properties).
  • The seashores of the Riviera Maya are affected by the presence of sargassum seaweed, which is a priority to many vacationers. Traditionally, the seaweed season usually began initially of spring (April) attributable to an increase in sea temperature, and peaked in the course of the summer time months. Nevertheless, within the final decade and doubtless attributable to world warming, seaweed has appeared at any time all year long, making it difficult to foretell its seasonal patterns. For instance, once I visited in late January, a large quantity of seaweed washed onshore throughout a number of storms that handed over the world. That stated, the seashore in entrance of The St Regis Kanai appeared to be much less affected by the seaweed drawback when in comparison with different seashores within the space (akin to Mayakoba). Additionally, every morning and afternoon, the seashore is meticulously cleared of seawed by the resort employees.

MY VERDICT
  • Location: 9/10
  • Design: 9/10
  • Pool: 9/10
  • Rooms: 8/10
  • Meals: 8/10
  • Breakfast: 8/10
  • Spa: 9/10
  • Service: 8/10
  • Wow issue: 9/10
  • Worth for cash: 8/10
  • Total expertise: superb 8.5/10

TIPS FOR FUTURE GUESTS & SAVE MONEY
  • Tip: get complimentary VIP perks when reserving through Virtuoso  (e.g. room improve, day by day breakfast, early check-in, late check-out and $100 USD lodge credit score).
  • Lower your expenses: learn right here my suggestions for getting the most effective deal at a luxurious lodge like Rosewood Mayakoba (and/or obtain many free perks).
  • Learn my suggestions for making ready your journey in time.

BEST TIME TO VISIT

The Riviera Maya in Mexico has a subtropical local weather with two seasons – a wet season (Could to October) and a dry season (November to April). One of the best time to go to is December to March when the temperatures are a bit extra snug and there are fewer rain showers. Throughout the wet season, interval temperatures stay excessive and though it rains each day, downpours don’t are typically extended. There’s a likelihood for hurricanes, particularly from July to October.


HOW TO GET THERE

The St Regis Kanai, Riviera Maya, Mexico is situated 40 minutes by automotive from Cancun Worldwide Airport, which is served by most North- and South American in addition to some European airways. Verify the Wikipedia web page of Cancun Worldwide Airport for a constantly up to date checklist of airways that supply direct flights to Cancun.


PHOTOS

Right here’s a number of my pictures of The St Regis Kanai, Riviera Maya in Mexico. To view extra lodge pictures (together with breakfast and dinner), click on right here.

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