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

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


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


As we speak: Overview 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 supply ocean views (some even have personal plunge swimming pools). And with eight distinct bars and eating places, you’ll be able to fulfill your longing for elevated Mexican delicacies one night time and Mediterranean, Center Jap, or Asian Fusion the subsequent.

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

Have you ever ever stayed at The St Regis Kanai, Riviera Maya? If that’s the case, what was your expertise? Depart a remark.

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

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


PROS & THINGS I LIKE
  • The St Regis Kanai Resort, Riviera Maya is about throughout the tranquil, personal 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.” Positioned 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 house to three luxurious resorts: The St Regis, The Version, and Etereo (700 rooms and residences in whole). 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 stunning arrays of various kinds of coral and offering meals to a whole bunch 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 practically each vantage level. The spectacular design comes forth as two small intersected circles that include the general public areas and three giant semicircles which home the rooms & suites. The round buildings float above a seemingly limitless sea of lush inexperienced mangroves, which – when considered from above – virtually seem like an ultra-modern white spaceship that landed in bright-green vegetation. In truth, the resort’s format reflects the constellation Pleiades, which the Mayans thought-about to be the birthplace of their historical ancestors. The circular design motif additionally alludes to the sun-shaped Mayan calendar comprising 13 moons lasting 28 days. 
  • Upon arrival, visitors 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 visitors 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 good for rest, meditation and commentary of sunsets and starry nights. The foyer’s far finish provides floor-to-ceiling panoramic views of the mangroves and the Caribbean Sea past.
  • Drawing inspiration from historical Mayan tradition, The St Regis Kanai’s subtle aesthetics and up to date interiors had been created by Chapi Chapo Design. The elegant decor is accented with bespoke parts together with customized furnishings and paintings from native artisans. The Mayan Calendar is recreated by textiles throughout the public areas and guestrooms, with parts impressed by ceremonial Mayan clothes. The resort’s inside design additionally evokes the encircling parts from the mangrove bushes to the close by cenotes – pure sinkholes generally used for water provides by the Maya. Wealthy supplies imitating this pure ecosystem embody marbles with hues of blue, gray and inexperienced that mimic the encircling 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 mild 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 flooring all have balconies with uninterrupted sea views, whereas the ground-level rooms take pleasure in views over the mangrove and still have a personal plunge pool. The perfect suites are positioned on the finish of every semi-circle since they arrive with a big outside area, with an outside bathe, hammock and/or pool. Company 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 every of these swimming pools additionally options a number of luxurious cabanas – with lounge areas and a big TV display screen – which will be rented for the day for a price. The household pool space additionally has an indoor video games room, which comes with its personal TV lounge, bar and small outside pool. Positioned subsequent to the household pool is the adults solely seaside membership, which options a big swimming pool, a separate Jacuzzi, and a bar serving cocktails and light-weight fare. Each the household pool and adults solely seaside membership open to a good looking white sand seaside, lapped by the turquoise Caribbean Sea.
  • The St Regis Kanai Resort’s wellness middle is a tranquil enclave positioned on the finish of the large foyer. That includes eight remedy suites and a standalone rest salon, the spa provides therapies impressed by historical practices and that includes native elements. Signature therapies embody the Secret Backyard ritual, permitting visitors at hand choose elements from the resort’s backyard to personalize a physique scrub and masks. One other nice remedy is the Celestial Power remedy, which is impressed by Mayan cosmology and makes use of scorching stones energized underneath the moon & stars and aromatherapy primarily based on the section of the moon. Subsequent to the spa is the unique Athletic Membership, that includes a variety of cardio and power tools in addition to an outside yoga platform.
  • The St Regis Kanai, Riviera Maya provides gastronomic journeys in eight culinary venues.
    • The resort’s signature restaurant TORO by Chef Richard Sandoval is a bar and restaurant with a Latin-inspired menu led by the esteemed chef.
    • Positioned subsequent to the foyer, Chaya Restaurant incorporates a menu that mixes native elements and regional touches of Riviera Maya with culinary parts rooted in Jap Mediterranean historical past. Every morning, a breakfast buffet with some native Mexican touches can also be supplied at Chaya.
    • Positioned 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 contemporary seafood and different dishes ready from native elements.
    • A tea and chocolate salon positioned subsequent to the foyer, The Library serves St Regis’s signature ritual of afternoon tea and it’s an excellent backdrop to take pleasure in a tasting of Mexican chocolate.
    • Positioned on the second flooring, the intimate St Regis Bar provides the Kanai Mary, an area tackle the model’s signature Bloody Mary cocktail, which includes elements from the traditional Maya food regimen 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 embody Jack’s Membership (a hidden speakeasy), Pik Nik (a grab-and-go deli), and The Seaside Membership for mild bites whereas stress-free seaside.
  • Designed with a minimal building 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 decrease ecological impression, the completely different components of the resort linked by elevated walkways. To protect as a lot of the reserve and native flora as doable, the builders of the Kanai neighborhood constructed on solely 9% of their complete property. They left the rest – largely dense jungle and mangrove forest – untouched, constructing alongside a single highway by the reserve and placing all buildings and pavilions on stilts the place mandatory.
  • Combining basic sophistication with a contemporary sensibility, St Regis Motels & Resorts – which at the moment manages Kanai property – is one in every of my favourite luxurious resort manufacturers on this planet. Combining timeless glamour with a vanguard spirit, St. Regis Motels & Resorts is dedicated to delivering beautiful experiences at practically 50 luxurious inns and resorts in among the greatest addresses all over the world. Starting with the debut of The St. Regis resort in New York by John Jacob Astor IV on the daybreak of the 20th century, the model has remained dedicated to an uncompromising stage of bespoke and anticipatory service for all of its visitors, delivered flawlessly by the signature St Regis Butler Service. A part of the Marriott Resort 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 incorporates a beautiful structure, however your entire construction – comprised of a number of intersecting circles – is huge and doesn’t really feel very intimate. Additionally, the buildings are so huge which you could stroll by them with out operating into lots of people (besides on the swimming pools). Some visitors will adore this mind-blowing trendy structure whereas others could discover it soulless and paying homage to an airport or museum. Nevertheless, irrespective of how you’re feeling concerning the structure, the general design of the resort – particularly the foyer – will depart you speechless.
  • The St Regis Kanai incorporates a whole of 143 rooms, however solely 19 of those are suites whereas the remainder are simply common rooms. Whereas the rooms are spacious and opulent, and geared up with personal balconies and terraces, they don’t have the identical wow-factor because the villa-style lodging supplied at a few of The St Regis’ direct opponents within the space, comparable to Rosewood Mayakoba (though the St Regis’ rooms are offered on the similar charge 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 sometimes began initially of spring (April) on account of an increase in sea temperature, and peaked throughout the summer season months. Nevertheless, within the final decade and possibly on account of 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, an enormous quantity of seaweed washed onshore throughout a number of storms that handed over the realm. That stated, the seaside in entrance of The St Regis Kanai appeared to be much less affected by the seaweed downside when in comparison with different seashores within the space (comparable to Mayakoba). Additionally, every morning and afternoon, the seaside is meticulously cleared of seawed by the resort workers.

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: excellent 8.5/10

TIPS FOR FUTURE GUESTS & SAVE MONEY
  • Tip: get complimentary VIP perks when reserving by way of Virtuoso  (e.g. room improve, day by day breakfast, early check-in, late check-out and $100 USD resort credit score).
  • Get monetary savings: learn right here my ideas for getting one of the best deal at a luxurious resort like Rosewood Mayakoba (and/or obtain many free perks).
  • Learn my ideas for getting 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 (Might to October) and a dry season (November to April). The perfect time to go to is December to March when the temperatures are a bit extra comfy and there are fewer rain showers. In the course of the wet season, interval temperatures stay excessive and though it rains every single 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 positioned 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 repeatedly up to date listing of airways that supply direct flights to Cancun.


PHOTOS

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

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