Chablé Resort & Spa

Deep in the Yucatan Peninsula, surrounded by sleepy towns and lush, humming jungle, Chablé Resort opened its floor-to-ceiling glass doors in early 2017. The vision was ambitious: a secluded haven combining modern luxury with Mayan mysticism, where guests can indulge in shamanistic spa treatments and sip century-old tequila, swim in a mythical cenote and sleep under canopy in the tropical forest. And while this hedonistic, one-of-a-kind retreat seems borderline fanciful, Chablé delivers, offering exquisite accommodations and local authenticity in a way few resorts can do. The property’s raison d’etre is its ancient Mayan heritage. “We don’t bulldoze nature, and we …

Mayan Gold

CHABLÉ SPA & RESORT, YUCATÁN Mexico’s traditional healing therapies have only had marginal appeal to the wellbeing cognoscenti, but the newly opened Chablé is set to change all that. Set in 750 acres of wild forest in the Yucatan Peninsula, the 4o-Villa spa resort – named after a herb used by the ancient Mayans in their therapies – is centred around a cenote, or sacred natural cave formation. The mood is of an otherworldly Shangri-la of green thickets and natural textures. Using the  weathered 19th-century walls of the original hacienda as a framework, architect Jorge Borja and designer Paulina Moran …