The challenge with the Caribbean is that the famous places are overcrowded and the remote islands are hard to get to. Two reasons why most of us end up doing our beach holidays in the Maldives or Mauritius.
So we’ll let you into a little secret here. There’s a brand new Caribbean destination called Kanai. And a stunning new retreat – Etéreo, Auberge Resorts Collection.
Caribbean? That Will be Mexico
Protected mangrove forests. Long white-sand beaches. Space. Privacy. At Kanai it’s hard to believe you’re just 40 minutes by car from Cancun International Airport and direct European flight connections.
Kanai is on Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula and remember, Mexico has almost 3000 kilometres of Caribbean coastline.
The New Etéreo, Auberge Resorts Collection
Floor-to-ceiling glass doors creating a transition between indoors and out. Private plunge pools. Hot tubs. Sky-deck roof terraces. This is relaxation while immersed in nature. And in comparison to the Seychelles or Maldives, you get a lot more space in Mexico’s beachfront resorts.
The world’s second longest reef is just offshore. A turquoise bay wraps itself around your jungle holiday home.
Among the five dining venues is the Mayan-inspired restaurant Itzam and Che Che serving Japanese-Peruvian bites.
The spa is influenced by local Mayan traditions. Think detoxifying Mayan clay wraps, crystal healing, sound baths, full moon ceremonies, and custom scent blending.
There’s the beach of course. That’s why you go in the first place. But here you can horse ride in the sand, bike and hike in the mountains, swim in cenotes, explore Mayan ruins, taste chocolate and mezcal, snorkel the reef and have a home-cooked Nicho de Abuela pop-up dinner in the jungle.
Why Not Mexico?
Many European people think Mexico is too dangerous for a holiday. Just like many Americans won’t go on holiday in Portugal or London now because there’s war in Ukraine. Mexico is the world’s 13th largest country. It’s huge. The dangers of Mexico’s drug wars are in the northwest. Kanai is in the southeast.
Central to everything at Etéreo is the chance to renew things which enriches life: relationships, inspiration, connection to nature, senses, natural rhythms, and sense of appreciation.
This is a place where you can completely slow down. It’s easy to reach from Europe. As beautiful and exclusive as the Indian Ocean islands. Very safe. And somewhere different for your white-sand beach holiday.