by Michael J. Shapiro | February 11, 2019
Kasa Hotel Riviera Maya, a 42-room boutique hotel in Puerto Aventuras, will debut this coming June. It will be the second property in Kasa's collection, the first having opened last year in nearby Tulum.
Kasa Hotel Riviera Maya, which will be a member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World, is being built amid the jungle vegetation adjacent to the Caribbean lagoon south of Cancún on Mexico's Yucatán Peninsula. Part of Puerto Aventuras, a private gated community, guests will have access to a beach, golf and a popular marina area. Available accommodations will include large guest rooms, one- and two-bedroom suites, and a private villa. Most rooms will face the lagoon and pool areas.
An on-site, all-day restaurant and bar will be overseen by chef Gilberto Canto Pool, known for Tulum's Kocina Restaurant and Sur Steakhouse in Playa del Carmen. The cuisine will be modern Mexican fare, drawing heavily from fresh local seafood and traditional Mayan ingredients. A private chef will be available for romantic or family dinners on the beach; the hotel will stock groceries en suite for guests who wish to prepare meals in their rooms.
The infinity-edged pool will be outfitted with a swim-up bar, while the Caribbean beachfront will be within walking distance from the hotel; a beach shuttle also will be available to guests. A private beach club will provide a full-service restaurant and marina, while a Tom Lehman-designed golf course will offer hotel guests preferred tee times. The beach is also home to the Dolphin Discovery program, which allows participants to swim with the mammals.
Spa services include beachfront massages and private yoga instruction, and complementary bicycles are provided to hotel guests who wish to explore the community. Additional nearby activities include cenote diving, Mexican cooking classes, shopping excursions, snorkeling and SCUBA diving and certification, yacht and sailing tours, horseback riding, sport-fishing trips, and architectural expeditions.
Kasa Hotel Collection is planning three additional Rivera Maya properties, as well, including Kasa Ceiba, set to open this fall in Aldea Zama Tulum; Kasa Tzalam, also in Aldea Zama Tulum, scheduled for a March/April 2020 debut; and a Kasa hotel in Mahuahual, slated for a late 2020 opening.