Senses Riviera Maya by Artisan

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I often find myself perusing Instagram and believe that through someones feed, I’ve discovered paradise. I think I just saw the real life equivalent and it was found at the Senses Riviera Maya by Artisan hotel in Mexico.

The Senses Riviera Maya was by far the epitome of luxury in every sense. I remember walking into the room and thinking it was huge for no reason at all. Up until that point the only time I’d ever been in a hotel room that big was at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas and I believe this was actually bigger. Senses was actually able to top Vegas because not only are all accommodations complete with a balcony and ocean view, but they offer free yoga classes on the terrace every morning!

I don’t know what I loved more, the king sized bed, the jacuzzi tub, or the living area where I took the time to lounge every now and then. The huge waterfall shower, spacious bathroom, and closet were also a nice touch. The practical side of me appreciated the kitchenette area complete with a microwave because so many hotels fail to remember that you may go out to eat, have leftovers and want to warm it up. Why offer a fridge with no microwave.

My favorite part of my room, aside from the view, had to have been the balcony. Lounge chairs, a fillable tub/pool, and a view of the infinity pool and ocean below was enough to take my breath away on a daily basis. Whether the sun was rising or it had already set, you could find me out there just relaxing or getting some sun. It was perfect.

If you find time to leave your room then I opt for spending it on the roof with jacuzzi’s, cabanas and a cocktail. If you want to go downstairs you have several cabanas up for grabs – get yours early as people tend to claim their territory before dawn – the pool and an entire row of lounge chairs. There’s beach access and most importantly, there’s the hotels restaurant, Cavamar. I spent more than one breakfast, lunch, and dinner at this restaurant when I wasn’t ordering room service or off he grounds having a meal elsewhere and I must say that everything was delicious. If you have a few days there, eat through the menu and try a bit of everything, you won’t be disappointed.

While this hotel is technically in Playa Del Carmen, the action of the city can still be a ways away. The hotel offers a daily shuttle further into Playa Del Carmen where you can lounge around on another beach, walk around, get spa pedicures, or literally eat the time away. I was only able to make it once and I’m so glad I did.

I’m still coming down off of the high of staying at this resort for a few nights and can’t wait to return. Thank you so much to the Senses Riviera Maya staff for making this trip magical.


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