Mexico has long been a favourite travel destination for Canadian adventure seekers and all-inclusive trekkers alike, but now there’s a great new reason to visit the Spanish-speaking country. And it has everything to do with over-the-top luxury.
The Chablé Resort and Spa in Chocholá, Yucatan, just won a pretty big design award — the Prix Versailles to be exact. The accolade is doled out each year, by UNESCO and the International Union of Architects, to the very best-designed hotel in the world, and judging by some of the pictures of this winner, it’s not hard to see why it earned the title.
Basically, designers Jorge Borja and Paulina Morán built the resort around a cenote (a freshwater lake) with plenty of traditional Mayan elements and colonial architecture in mind.
The spacious grounds include 38 cabins and two large villas, tons of outdoor features like yoga platforms, infinity pools, lush gardens, and endless breathtaking views. Did we mention it’s insanely gorgeous?
The best part about this resort is that it doesn’t just look gorgeous; apparently it’s top-notch when it comes to the food scene as well. That’s because the resort’s resident executive chef, Jorge Vallejo, has been ranked No. 1 in Mexico and the top twelfth chef in the world by the World’s 50 Best Restaurants. So not only do you get to eat amazing food, but you get to do so in an amazing location. And that’s what’s called a win-win.
Like you really needed another reason to want to enjoy all of this…
Naturally, a stay at a resort like this isn’t exactly cheap. We looked into some of the summer prices and, for a couple of nights’ stay for two in a double room, the base price kicks off at around $1,700. That’s before tax, food and transportation, mind you.
Still, if you’re going to enjoy the best the world has to offer, we guess the price tag has to match. Even if you won’t be travelling here anytime soon, that doesn’t mean you can’t dream of the day you do… even if it’s just for one night of award-winning luxury.