An environmentally conscious progressive wellness retreat situated on a beautiful white sand beach, offering vegan-friendly oceanfront suites, a jungle spa, gourmet restaurants serving sustainably sourced plant-based cuisine, infinity pools and exclusive immersive experiences.Contact Mason Rose
Why Stay Here?
Palmaïa is a unique environmentally conscious sanctuary offering progressive wellness programmes, focused on connecting us to nature, ourselves and the sanctity of life. Situated between a jungle palm-fringed white sandy beach and cool-water cenotes, this exclusive beach enclave is located in Playacar, just 10 minutes south of Playa del Carmen. As Mexico’s premiere sustainable and wellness resort, Palmaïa, is the ideal base from which to explore personal growth, relaxation, and a safe connection with others at a time when travellers are looking for destinations to experience travel in a meaningful way. The hotel was recently voted #16 in the World and #3 in Mexico in the Top 25 All-Inclusive Resorts by TripAdvisor’s Travelers’ Choice Best of the Best 2022.
All guests reside in vegan-friendly ocean front suites, some of which have swim-out access to the resort’s four infinity pools, others are amongst the mangroves, or those on higher levels have sweeping Caribbean sea views from private terraces. Different layouts and spaces provide ideal accommodation for couples or families alike. Bathroom amenities are 100% biodegradable and made of essential oils. All travellers are assigned a Nomadic Guide, who will help with any requests or arrangements during their stay.
The House of AïA is the first resort of its kind to offer all of its menus with full, plant-based ingredients, which are fresh and carefully prepared —throughout its restaurants, 24-hour room service and health café. Guests can enjoy new seasonal meals prepared by Executive Chef Carlos Carrion at five different dining venues. The signature, fine-dining restaurant LEK serves gastronomic Mexican; Mar de Olivo is the destination for a redefined, Mediterranean cuisine; and the Far Eastern-fusion restaurant Ume merges Thai and Continental cuisines for an à la carte dinner experience highlighting sensual fragrances, exotic flavours, and densely rich hues. Su Casa, an integrated, outdoor beach bar and restaurant strewn across the sand dunes offers a laid-back Caribbean beach ambiance, while Charly’s Vegan Tacos delivers an authentic plant-based food truck experience. There is also a luxurious option to enjoy 24-hour in-suite dining services on your beach-front terrace or balcony.
Guests can escape to the Atlantis eco jungle spa to experience a custom treatment where emotions are treated through ancient ceremonies and Eolo, a Mediterranean-style beach club with a bohemian atmosphere, where guests sip tailor-made cocktails and watch colourful sunsets, while immersing themselves in Palmaïa’s Rituals of Sound music program. Children can enjoy device-free indoor and outdoor activities and programmes led by Waldorf Educators.
This ocean-front sanctuary offers a level of seclusion often associated with far-flung, island resorts and an atmosphere of tranquillity one would expect from a yoga retreat. Those looking to escape the noise of the last few months will find solace in Palmaïa’s Architects of Life programme. Guests are invited to turn inward with weekly changing classes such as mind control, tibetan bowls, gong baths, ancient plant rituals, tai chi, and spiritual meditation to discover themselves, all guided by Palmaïa’s healers and on-site Personal Growth Guides.