The avant-garde architecture is stunning. The resort was designed by the same CDMX-based firm, Edmonds International, that built the Ritz-Carlton Mexico City. A low-rise modernist compound built on stilts above the mangrove, the St. Regis stands out from anything else in the area. It’s a glistening white motif of incomplete intersecting circles inspired by Maya astronomy and the natural geometry of the mangroves and canals. It’s a large footprint, so getting from your suite to the beach club or one of the restaurants does take some effort. But there’s always a butler at the ready who can make sure there’s a buggy available to whisk you to wherever you need to go.
Here’s a quick look around:
Rates from about $800. Paseo Kanai 15, Solidaridad, Playa del Carmen, QR, Mexico, st-regis.marriott.com
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