What it is
A sustainable haven of thatched A-frames along a pristine lagoon, with an exquisite locavore restaurant and activities galore.
What it isn't
Designed in a cold, sleek way. This retreat has a warm, welcoming feeling at every turn—down to the embroidered pillowcases and tented ceilings.
What we think
Even the word “lagoon” conjures visions of barefoot fun…the types of Vacationland thrills you can only get when you’re totally unplugged. And that’s exactly what you’ll get at the waterside Habitas Bacalar. The activities here will set any adventurer’s pulse racing. Paddling a glass-clear “crystal” kayak through turquoise water? Check. Paddleboarding in the pink light of dusk? Check. We love that whether you opt for a “lagoon breeze” or “jungle” room, the decor is thoroughly of its place, including handwoven textiles and thick wood furniture. Be sure to stop in at the spa for a regionally-inspired Mayan treatments including chocolate body wraps and Melipona honey facials.
You're here because
The “Lagoon Deck” offers everything you’ll need to fuel up from your daybed, including spring pea guacamole with yucca chips and local pumpkin tacos with charred green salsa.
Gwyneth Paltrow couldn’t have designed the breakfast menu here better. One bite of your coconut chia pudding with agave honey and amaranth crumble and you’re feeling brand new…and ready for the cenotes.
Restaurants & Bars
Siete - Brings together the best of Quintana Roo's local, fresh ingredients to create a menu that marries an array of flavors, colors and history into a myriad of dishes crafted with intention.
A four hour drive from the Cancun airport in the heart of Quintana Roo (or a zippy 30 minutes from the closer—but less frequented—Chetumal International Airport.) Just up the beach and only accessible by boat? Canal de los Pirates, where, yes, pirates used to ply the Tiffany blue water.