Weekend relaxed mode in style at Belmond Maroma Resort

Observatory at Belmond Maroma ResortWeekend relaxed mode in style at Belmond Maroma Resort | Riviera Maya, Mexico | October for me was all about Riviera Maya, twice in one month. First to attend ILTM Americas, with an extension of a two nights stay at Hotel Esencia. And this last one, invited by Belmond Hotels, Journeys and River Cruises to Belmond Maroma Resort, as part of the founding members of their LGBT Advisory Board. I have been to Belmond Maroma Resort, countless times, and each time I check out, I make sure to plan for my next visit. For more tips and recommendations, check and follow me on Instagram, to see all my minute-to-minute past/current/future post and experiences on RIVIERA MAYA, Mexico. Continue reading Weekend relaxed mode in style at Belmond Maroma Resort

Casual-chic intimate and relaxing weekend at Hotel Esencia in Xpu Ha

Hotel EsenciaCasual-chic intimate and relaxing weekend at Hotel Esencia in Xpu Ha | Riviera Maya, Mexico | One of my favorite getaways from New York, is Riviera Maya. I try to come at least twice a year. This time, I’ve added some extra excitement, planning a stay and visit to a new beach area and recently renovated intimate resort. Hotel Esencia in Xpu HaHotel Esencia is located fifty minutes south of Cancún and thirty minutes north of Tulum by car. For more tips and recommendations, check and follow me on Instagram, to see all my minute-to-minute past/current/future post and experiences on RIVIERA MAYA, MEXICO Continue reading Casual-chic intimate and relaxing weekend at Hotel Esencia in Xpu Ha

My luxury weekend in Punta Nizuc

My luxury weekend in Punta Nizuc by www.carlosmeliablog.com

My luxury weekend in Punta Nizuc  |  Cancun, Mexico  |  Here some images of my luxury weekend at NIZUC Resort & Spa, hosted by LGTNetwork. This was my second time at this resort and spa, located at the private area of Punta Nizuc, a complete different experience to Cancun. Located only fifteen minutes away from Cancun International Airport. This time I was hosted at one of their lovely Penthouse Suites, located at the Residences Towers. Some of the great activities during my three days visit were, 5-Steps Mexican imbued gourmet dinner at the Chef’s Table at RAMONA Restaurant. Paddle-Boarding along the coast of Punta Nizuc and the mangroves. Paddle board yoga, over the green crystal waters of Nizuc Bay. Spa treatments and hydrotherapy cycle at their spa by ESPA. Cocktails and starters at Terra Nostra Restaurant, follow by a full dinner at Indochine, including options from all corners of Asia. Fantastic Peruvian lunch, with gorgeous beach views at Ni Restaurant. Private party hosted by Cartier to launch their arrival of the new collections to Mexico. And many many more. You can read one of the article that has already surface by one of my fellow travelers, joining our group @ A luxury Mexican resort designed with LGBT travelers in mind by Cameron Lee. Thank you to all the team at NIZUC Resort & Spa, and to LGTNetwork – Luxury Gay Travel Network.  Continue reading My luxury weekend in Punta Nizuc

NIZUC Resort & Spa

NIZUC Resort by www.carlosmeliablog.comNIZUC Resort & Spa  | Riviera Maya, Mexico  |  I have to admit, I have never been a fan of Cancun, and most of the times I have visited Riviera Maya, I have gone to Maroma Beach and up, like Tulum. But I think, the new NIZUC Resort, has changed my mind, and I would consider a pre/post experience at Punta Nizuc. The rumor says, the original plan was to create residences by Aman Resorts, but the project was stopped. Mexico based hospitality group Brisas took over and develop the project in full. Funny enough, the moment I stepped foot into the property, my first feeling was ” Mexico meets Asia” and question was, … was anyone from Aman Resorts or COMO Hotels involved into this project, and funny enough in some way they were.  Continue reading NIZUC Resort & Spa

Mexican Cooking Master Class

Cooking Class by Chef Juan Pablo Loza by www.carlosmeliablog.comMexican Cooking Master Class  |  Riviera Maya, Mexico  |  One of the many activities you can experience and do, during your stay and visit to the very lovely Belmond Maroma Resort & Spa, is the Mexican Cooking Master Class, by the charming and fantastic Executive Chef Juan Pablo Loza. Learn the secrets of traditional Mexican gastronomy from the Executive Chef. Return from your vacation a master of Mexican cuisine. The cooking class took place outdoors at a traditional Mayan Villa, within the premises of the resort. That same night, I also join Chef Juan Pablo, to the Chef Table honoring Special Guest Fashion Designer Rubin Singer, and let him lead me through a feast of flavors in a delectable tasting session. Specially selected dishes represent the very best of Mexican cuisine. Bon Appetite a la Mexicana !! Carlos Melia Luxury Travel Curator – www.carlosmelia.com  Continue reading Mexican Cooking Master Class

Late enlightening lunch in Tulum

Late enlightening lunch in Tulum by www.carlosmeliablog.comLate enlightening lunch in Tulum  |  Riviera Maya, United States  |  A few days ago, after touring around COBA Mayan Archeological Site and swimming in at the Tamcach Ha Cenote, I was taken to one of my favorite spots in Riviera Maya, as it is Tulum. Such a lovely small town. Basic and understated, still quaint, charming and full of energy and mystery. I was taken to this gorgeous cottage right on the beach of Tulum, with stunning views of the ocean, Zamas Restaurant, to be defined as rustic chic. Now the enlightening surprise was my private meeting with Maria, a local Shaman. For those of you who are not acquainted with this term, a Shaman is anybody who contacts a spirit world while in an altered state of consciousness. I spent over 3 hours by local Mexican dishes and Soles Beer, talking to Maria and learning about her spiritual techniques and planning a future trip back to Riviera Maya, to try real Mayan healing and spiritual journeys. For those of you interested to learn more about this subject and contact Maria, do not hesitate to let me know. Visit Tulum, you will THANK ME.!!! CM @ Carlos Melia Recommends  Continue reading Late enlightening lunch in Tulum

Breakfast in heaven at Belmond Maroma Resort

Breakfast in heaven at Maroma Resort by www.carlosmeliablog.comBreakfast in heaven at Belmond Maroma Resort  | Riviera Maya, Mexico |  If you want to enjoy a breathtaking panoramic private Champagne Breakfast, literally in heaven overlooking the white sands and blue/green waters of stunning Maroma Beach, the you MUST come to the Observatory at Belmond Maroma Resort  in Maroma, Riviera Maya. Located on the highest elevation of the main house, the Observatorium guarantees and unique experience you will not forget. Equally beautiful, comfortable, peaceful and sophisticated. Judge yourself. !!! But hey why not a romantic lunch, or sunset Wedding Proposal, or even an intimate Wedding or Anniversary celebration ? Just a few idea to keep in mind while in Mexican paradise, along the sound of the water and birds. As for myself, the best way to begin my morning and a fabulous day I will be sharing here. OH not to mention the lovely company of Erika Cruces – PR Manager at Maroma Resort and Liz Perea – Riviera Maya Tourism. OH and your way up, stop by La Tia, this lovely Mayan women who is there every morning and does the best Tortillas with cheese. Carlos Melia Luxury Travel Curator – www.carlosmelia.com  Continue reading Breakfast in heaven at Belmond Maroma Resort