We don’t often gush over properties, but we were spoilt rotten by the magical Belmond Maroma. Situated in acres of private land, facing a stretch of pure white sand beach and turquoise Caribbean sea, this resort literally has it all to ensure that every escapist’s dreams come true. A stunning casa and reception area flows into a sea-facing terrace, dotted with deep blue cabanas that we just melted into. The food here is like we’ve never tasted, but a highlight was a romantic, moonlit dinner on the sand, complete with Mariachi singers. Throughout our stay, the resort’s team were beyond friendly – they go about their job like one big family. Our gigantic suite was a piece of beautiful modern-Mayan design – high ceilings, private plunge pool and its own gym area – we even got lost in it one night, admittedly after a tequila tasting ‘Cantina’ experience. The resort has a real focus on wellness linked to Mayan traditions and its Kinan Spa is a temple dedicated to holistic health – everything from yoga classes, to quite possibly the best massages we’ve ever had. Look out for the spa’s bees, witch’s closet and pixie-house too. Our hot tip is to get up and watch the sunrise over the beach, it’s unforgettable.

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