Cancun, Mexico: Skip the Resort and Vacation in a Private Luxury Villa

There’s a common misconception about luxury travel– it isn’t about the biggest or most expensive. It’s a unique form of travel that focuses on personalized services, curated experiences, and unforgettable memories. It’s something you should try at least once in your lifetime. 

Luxury vacations are tailored to meet each traveler’s needs and preferences, creating an atmosphere of comfort, exclusivity, and refined attention to detail. Whether through a gourmet meal by a professional chef or a private guided tour of your destination, these vacations focus on what you want. 

I recently experienced what it’s like to vacation in pure luxury after an invitation from Maya Luxe, the top luxury villa brand in Riviera Maya, which is now expanding into Cancun. Of their 150 villas along the Yucatan Peninsula, I chose CasaZul, a gorgeous 8-bedroom beachfront property in Cancun’s lively Hotel Zone. Here’s what I experienced. 

CasaZul, Beachfront Villa in Cancun

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CasaZul is located in a gated community along a beautiful stretch of beach in Cancun in the Hotel Zone. As your Maya Luxe-appointed driver pulls in, you are greeted by the villa’s dedicated house staff, which includes housekeeping, maintenance, and a personal assistant/butler. A Maya Luxe representative will also be present to give you a tour of the villa and help you settle in. 

Spacious Properties That Exude Luxury

Cancun, Mexico: Skip the Resort and Vacation in a Private Luxury Villa
CasaZul by Maya Luxe | Cancun, Mexico

The property is hands down gorgeous. At CasaZul, every bedroom feels like the master. With seven bedrooms in the main house and a garden-view bungalow, this spacious villa accommodates up to 30 people.

Everything You Need for Your Vacation

CasaZul by Maya Luxe | Cancun, Mexico
CasaZul by Maya Luxe | Cancun, Mexico

With its grand ceilings, large gathering areas, paddleball court, covered outdoor patio, pool house, hot tub, infinity pool, and private beach with kayaks, you’ll immediately feel like you’re in paradise– which you are! 

Perfect for Large Families and Friend Groups

CasaZul by Maya Luxe | Cancun, Mexico
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It’s the perfect spot for a large family or friend group. Common areas are large enough to entertain everyone, while spacious bedrooms (many with balconies) offer a private getaway. In all seriousness, if you never wanted to leave the villa during your stay, you’d have everything you need for an enjoyable vacation. 

Your Dedicated Butler

Cancun, Mexico: Skip the Resort and Vacation in a Private Luxury Villa
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Paulina, our butler, provided exceptional service. To sum it up, she ensured we had everything we needed and when we needed it. From groceries and poolside beverages to laundry services, if we wanted something done, Paulina made it happen!

Another surprise came in the form of knowledge. Being a native, Paulina could answer all our questions about the region and Mexican culture. She even taught my husband and brother-in-law how to drink tequila, according to Tequila Sommeliers.

On-site Local Professional Chefs

CasaZul by Maya Luxe | Cancun, Mexico
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Since our trip, we have joked that our pallets will forever be spoiled regarding Mexican cuisine. Maya Luxe brought in not one but two local, professional chefs who stayed on site from early morning to about 9 PM every day. 

Authentic Mexican Cuisine

CasaZul by Maya Luxe | Cancun, Mexico
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On the first night of our stay, we sat down with both Jorge and David and created a culinary plan for our stay. Ultimately, we wanted to experience as much of the culture as possible, so we let Jorge and David work their magic. Every meal was thoughtfully and skillfully prepared. We had everything from authentic empanadas and homemade salsa to ceviche and churro ice cream. 

Concierge Services and Curated Experiences

Cenote Azul | Playa del Carmen
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Maya Luxe ensured we had a driver to and from the airport and for any excursion we wanted in the region. Safety is likely a concern for many when traveling, so this was a welcomed amenity. 

There were things we wanted to do on our own, but also things we needed help planning. We turned over what we needed help with to Maya Luxe’s Experience Curators, who gave great recommendations. However, the service doesn’t stop there. Being local, Maya Luxe helped us plan all the details for our day trip. 

Visiting Cenote Azul

Cenote Azul | Playa del Carmen
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Cenote Azul | Playa del Carmen

One of the things we most wanted to do was go swimming and snorkeling in a cenote. While they can be found all over the Yucatan Peninsula, including Cancun, we wanted to experience the Riviera Maya region of the country. With the help of the Maya Luxe team, we had a blast visiting Playa del Carmen, which was around 45 minutes away. 

Maya Luxe Luxury Vacations in Mexico

CasaZul by Maya Luxe | Cancun, Mexico
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CasaZul by Maya Luxe | Cancun, Mexico

If you’re looking for a luxurious beach vacation in Mexico, Maya Luxe vacations are the way to go. With an extensive portfolio of exclusive properties in some of the most desirable locations on the Mexican coast, Maya Luxe is known for its exceptional service, personalized attention, and luxurious amenities.

This article originally appeared on Wander With Alex.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Cancun, Mexico: Skip the Resort and Vacation in a Private Luxury Villa

Alexandrea Sumuel Groves is a nationally syndicated travel writer and founder of the Wander With Alex travel blog. Her work has appeared on MSN, YAHOO!, Euronews, and FOX, ABC, and NBC affiliates across the United States. 

Alex travels to experience, eat, explore, and occasionally escape! She collaborates with destinations, vacation property management companies, and hospitality technology firms to provide her readers with exclusive insights and information.