The Best Hotels and Resorts in the World

By Condé Nast Traveler - 2013-10-18T16:40:19Z

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15. Rosewood Mayakoba, Yucatan

Mexico

Readers' Choice Rating: 97.5

Rooms: 99.2

Service: 97.5

Food: 95.1

Location: 97.5

Design: 98.4

Upon arriving at this ecological enclave "where there is never a rush to get anywhere," guests are "immediately transported into relaxation mode." "The architecture is stunning": Rooms have wooden lattices, glass doors, and earth-toned contemporary decor, some suites come with private plunge pools and roof decks, and there's even a sprawling new private two-level overwater villa called Casa Laguna. Yucatán limestone and renewable woods make rooms "warm, gorgeous, and private." The "incredible and huge spa" is on a private island overlooking limestone lagoons and offers "unique Mayan-influenced treatments," including the couples' Sun & Moon Journey.

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