By Olivia Cuccaro
A tropical getaway can inspire you to turn off and tune out, but a relaxing vacation can still be a responsible one. Just south of tranquil Tulum, the first eco-conscious resort has opened on the Sian Ka’an biosphere coastline, a Unesco World Heritage site. KanXuk Blue Maya Resort is a self-sustaining property striving to limit its environmental footprint – without compromising on luxury.
On the Eastern Coast of Mexico’s Yucatan peninsula, KanXuk offers guests seclusion among its clear blue waters and white sands, as well as sustainability. The intimate resort comprises just five villa rooms and four bungalows – all designed with sustainable tropical wood furnishings, artisan-made furniture, private terraces and indigenous inspiration. The resort sources most of its energy from 48 solar panels and a wind turbine, while a natural underground cistern supplies fresh water that is then cleaned, recycled and put back into the ecosystem.
Guests of KanXuk will enjoy complimentary transportation by car and boat to and from Cancun International Airport, with helicopter service available on request. Once you’ve arrived, unwind with a treatment at the on-site spa or utilize the concierge service to arrange an exciting excursion, like swimming with sea turtles or snorkeling by the coral reef. Dining will be done at the property’s fine dining establishment, which serves local and international dishes crafted with locally-sourced ingredients from the chef’s nursery. After dinner, spend your evening at the chic cigar bar or rooftop lounge.
For your stay, be sure to book the Private Garden Bungalow overlooking the sparkling Caribbean Sea. In addition to the lush private garden, the 571 sq ft bungalow features a plunge pool, outdoor deck, walk-shower and master suite. Should you wish to bring some friends along, the entire resort can be reserved exclusively for your party.
KanXuk Blue Maya Resort is located at Sian Ka’an Biosphere, Quintana Roo, Mexico, Carretera Tulum, Punta Allen, KM 34.5. For more information, please visit kanxuk.com.