The Mayakoba resort community, an eco-friendly getaway in Mexico’s Rivera Maya, is situated on 1,581 acres of rain forest that give way to pristine beaches and emerald ocean vistas. The community—which includes Rosewood, Fairmont, and Banyan Tree resorts—is connected by 6 miles of freshwater lagoons. Guests can travel by boat to various properties through specially crafted canals; consequently, the area has been called the Venice of the Yucatán.
Obrascón Huarte Lain, an international construction group, recently unveiled blueprints for Rosewood Residences Mayakoba, an exclusive collection of 33 villas spread across 13 acres of land, much of it on three private islands. The exclusive homes—ranging from 3,497 to 6,079 square feet—will come in four unique layouts and cost between $2.5 million and $5.5 million. Envisioned by the interior designer Thom Filicia, the homes draw inspiration from the surrounding beauty of the tropical mangrove forest and jungle, with each finished abode radiating simplicity and refinement.
The resort has sold over 30 percent of the Rosewood Residences; move-ins are expected to begin in early 2016. Owners will receive free access to the Rosewood Mayakoba golf course (an 18-hole championship course designed by the golfing legend Greg Norman) for the first five years; they can also use the five-star resort’s restaurants, spa, and kids’ club. (Inquiries: 940.453.1741, rosewoodresidencesmkb.com)