The Riviera Maya will soon be home to a new resort that is comprised of “stilt houses” similar to those that can be found in the South Pacific on the island of Bora Bora, or the Maldives in the Indian Ocean. Planned for completion by late 2014, the new resort will consist of suites that are supported on pillars or stakes atop the calm water of inlets, lagoons and along the shoreline.
The Mexican Caribbean is the ideal location for this type of construction,which became popular in Chile during the late 19th century. The new resort will feature modern architecture and will be located in the Riviera Maya on Maroma Beach not far from Playa del Carmen and Cancun. The project will total more than $22 million dollars and will provide travelers with a new option when visiting this magnificent region.
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“The project consists of 72-square-meter cabins, which will cost $400,000 USD each, and will be equipped with modern amenities and everything visitors need to have an unforgettable vacation,” writes the Yucatan Times.
Other similar properties that are already open for business in Mexico include the Akalki development on Laguna Bacalar, which lies more than 260 kilometers to the south of Playa de Carmen, and the Hotel Desconocido, which is located around 90 kilometers south of Puerto Vallarta on Mexico’s Pacific Coast.
Also of note, more than $50 million dollars will be invested in the Riviera Maya to build two additional very similar properties over the next three years, including a new resort on the nearby island of Cozumel. Finally, the new Palafitos Suites by Secrets Hotels and Resorts will offer 71-square-meter stilt houses, also known as palafitos, that are fully equipped with a Jacuzzi tub, terrace and private stairs leading down to the ocean.
Vacationing in a stilt house provides unfettered access to the crystal clear waters of the Caribbean Sea, allowing travelers to become immersed in the rhythm of the ocean tides and to feel their timeless pull. Sea life is visible just below the surface of the water, and taking a quick swim before breakfast is as easy as walking outside and taking a few steps to reach the warm water. In addition, guests will enjoy unbelievable waterfront views that are sure to impress even the most seasoned travelers.
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