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MayaLuxe’s Top 5 Villas in the Riviera Maya

by Aoife O’Riordan

Jan 31, 2023

Hacienda Palancar © Maya Luxe


Villa specialist Maya Luxe offers guests curated and bespoke accommodations in Mexico’s Riviera Maya. This local company works with companies in the region to provide unique itineraries for guests to enjoy, from tequila tastings to cooking classes to in-house spa services. Unlike other rental companies, Maya Luxe caters to a high-end market in which homeowners enjoy a concierge service to help them provide the best experience for guests.

The luxury villa rental company invites travelers planning a trip to this beautiful part of Mexico to consider a stay at some of these luxurious villas. Maya Luxe promises a stay at one of these five villas will set a high standard for villa accommodations in the future:


Villa Bel Ha © Maya Luxe

Villa Bel Ha, Xpu-Ha

With singer Chris Martin and Coldplay manager Phil Harvey staying here last month, this sought-after property boasts a full-time staff, chef, butler, waiter and daily housekeeping services. Situated on Xpu Ha beach, this four-bedroom villa also includes Maya Luxe daily concierge services. Complete with seven terraces, a fully equipped bar and two private palapas, this villa accommodates up to eight guests.

Villa Semilla

Villa Semilla © Maya Luxe

Villa Semilla, Tulum

Overlooking Soliman Bay, Villa Semilla is one of Maya Luxe’s most-requested homes, with five spacious guestrooms, as well as a master suite boasting its own plunge pool. Villa Semilla includes a full-time staff, chef and housekeeping services. Available for up to 14 guests, this villa provides privacy and a natural sanctuary to best enjoy the beach, with a rooftop terrace offering unparalleled views of the bay and mangrove jungle.

guest room

Casa Zul © Maya Luxe

Casa Zul, Cancún

This villa lies in the hotel zone of Cancún and is one of MayaLuxe’s largest properties, accommodating more than 30 guests. Located across from Isla Mujeres, the villa offers all of the services expected from Maya Luxe, as well as eight bedrooms, 10 bathrooms and oceanfront balconies.


Kin Ich © Maya Luxe

Kin Ich, Playa del Carmen

Within walking distance of Playa’s iconic pedestrian-only 5th Avenue, Kin Ich accommodates up to 20 guests across seven bedrooms. This private villa oasis boasts three master bedrooms overlooking the ocean, as well as bedrooms with garden views, a bar and lounge, gym, home theater and infinity pool.

Palancar, Sian Kaan

Built like a traditional colonial hacienda, Palancar features its own helicopter landing pad; a full-time chef, butler and waiters; and daily housekeeping services. Available for up to 18 guests, this nine-bedroom villa lies on more than half a mile of beach and spans 86 acres. The self-sustaining and energy-efficient estate sees underground cisterns fed by rainwater provide filtered and portable water. The villa also includes the largest array of solar panels in private hands in Mexico.

As part of Maya Luxe’s commitment to helping the environment and local communities, the company launched RISE, a philanthropy project focused on sustainability, community and education. One percent of all sales goes toward RISE. Additionally, Maya Luxe works with initiatives like Change for Change and Trash for Cash, as well as local indigenous communities.

The company buses tourists to local villages where they can have a meal and buy gifts from tribes, like handmade soaps, sunscreens and blankets. Maya Luxe also sends local businesses tourist activities like jungle ATV tours to bring business to the surrounding region and promote the area’s beauty and culture.


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