Palmaïa – Where the Jungle becomes the Beach

The newly built Palmaïa is located in one of the most beautiful stretches of beach in the Riviera Maya, Mexico, overlooking the Caribbean Sea. Intertwined through sand dunes and integrated into the jungle, Palmaïa transports you into a paradise that is equally luxurious and natural.

Designed to conjure a mood of relaxed and active indulgence for adults and families, its style comes from the sheer natural integration between its surroundings and the Caribbean Sea always lapping in the distance.

Nature plays an important role at Palmaïa, as you walk along the beach or the dune paths, you will notice swathes of protected chit palm trees, sea grape trees as well as many others plant species which are all an essential part of a healthy dune ecosystem.

As your private butler leads into your Ocean Front Suite through a stone frame resembling a Mayan temple entrance, the large wood doors open up into a space that feels completely in harmony with the outside. Made with natural materials and pastel tones that reflect the jungle atmosphere, the rooms are spacious and well appointed.

From large king beds with designer bath tubs for couples to beautiful wood bunk beds for children with double shower bathrooms, every space was designed to make your vacation easy with the possibility to choose the perfect room configuration that most suits your travel needs. Corner rooms even allow your kids to sleep in a completely separate room with their own flat screen TV and separate bathroom, while all balconies offer differing views to choose from.

You can even choose different types of atmospheres; ground floor rooms under the Jungle Canopy will give you a nice sea breeze and cool you off during the day, while top floor rooms boast sweeping views of the ocean and beach. Wi-Fi has never been faster with our fiber optic connection available in all rooms so that everyone can remain connected watching a movie or listening to their favorite playlists through the Bluetooth speaker system.

One of the most distinguishing aspects of Palmaïa is the emphasis on sustainability, conveying a sense of environmental responsibility to all guests. The brand slogan “Where the Jungle Becomes the Beach” encapsulates this new concept of an upscale vacation model that makes an effort to coexist in harmony with its surroundings. In addition, Palmaïa promotes conscious travel to its guests and provides facilities and activities so that guests can get involved in philanthropic activities with local communities in partnership with the Sandos Foundation for the environment and community.

Palmaïa was created for families and adults alike, seeking an evolution of the traditional vacation model, where authentic experiences are layered into the daily resort schedule. The property is highlighted by 314 luxury Oceanfront Suites and is located right in front of the splendid turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea on a 700m long stretch of pristine white sands behind sand dunes. The Jungle Spa offers an original repertoire of exclusive spa treatments including traditional massage sessions, modern body and face treatments, and Mayan purification rituals. There is also a fully equipped outdoor Jungle Gym for those who are more extreme and like to stay fit whilst on vacation…yet don’t mind getting their hands dirty.

Palmaïa features several luxury design restaurants with different concepts, all with a la carte menus designed by our renowned Chef.

El Elegido opens up for sunset views and transports you to the best of the Mediterranean coasts, decorated with discreet tones of blues with ceramics and marbles that remind you of being on the cliffs of Capri or the beaches of Santorini. Seafood and vegetables are the main staple where the best tastes come from the quality of the ingredients accentuated by herbs, citric fruits and olive oils that will make you reminisce the best traditional cuisine of the coasts of southern Europe.

Máansik Utsil will open for breakfast and lunch with a varied menu to suit everyone who wants a more formal meal during the day. The evenings will be led by our experimental cuisine using the Farm to Table philosophy where featured ingredients are brought from the jungles of the Yucatan, where possible.

Máansik Utsil is our homage to the local Mexican culture and the Mayan ingenuity if cooking with what the earth provides with varying techniques and flavors through the seasons. Flavors are deep, chili peppers as well as citric fruits are the main base ingredients in what will become a journey through flavors you’ve never tasted before.

Ang Thong opens for the evenings with a menu inspired by the East bringing together the best aspects of Thai, Chinese and Hindu cuisine. As you walk into Ang Thong you will immediately feel transported to the best of Thailand as the interior plants and green tones blend into natural dark rock walls and wood carved panels that make you feel like being in a sacred space more than in a restaurant.

Ang Thong centers on the belief that food is wellness and offers healthy options for those looking to eat a lighter meal in the evenings.

The beach restaurant will be your local hang out for food. Breakfast, lunch and dinner will be served on the beach overlooking the Caribbean Sea with a varied menu to keep things flowing. Come down with the kids and sit on our community table with other families, bring your other half and dine under the grape tree with your feet in the sand.

The beach restaurant is where you make friends and talk about the important things in life – food!

As well as these four restaurants, there is a varying location food truck serving a range of delicious food concepts – depending on what the Chef feels like cooking, really, it’s all up to him.

Guests will even have the chance to follow our Chef into the Jungles of the Yucatan looking for odd ingredients to use in his creations. Have you ever heard of the seed that you lick and the sweet and bitter taste buds in your mouth reverse? Palmaïa is about discovering nature and there is no better place to discover the importance of nature than on your plate. The allure of the property is further accentuated by outdoor spaces like our open-air Jacuzzis on private beach areas, two pool bars, beach table service, Balinese sunbeds for everyone, organic amenities, private beach club areas, unique private beach bay for events and weddings, cenotes along jungle paths and much more…

Palmaïa has discreet classy entertainment activities for travelers of all ages including nightly live beach music sessions accompanied by iced champagne and cocktails prepared by our resident mixologist, live cookings on the beach, mezcal food pairings in the jungle, and more.

You can even experience the magic and mystery of the Mayan jungle with your very own Shaman as a guide or take your children to the exclusive kid’s areas – one indoor building with activities for them and one luxury beach tent with shade to play during the day.

One of the privileges of staying at Palmaïa is that you also have access to the adjacent all inclusive property Sandos Playacar Beach Resort where the world class shows and activities never stop! Having access to Sandos Playacar gives an amplified offering to guests staying at Palmaïa that would otherwise be impossible at any other luxury resort. From a different activity schedule every day on the beach, to a taco food truck, numerous kids play areas, air-conditioned modern gym, botanical walks and a Chipotle style burrito restaurant, just to name a few – Sandos Playacar never sleeps.

Palmaïa is the new vacation style you were waiting for. The only thing left is for you to come and experience it for yourself!