Rarely have I had the opportunity to experience such elegant simplicity.. Sin Duda was lovingly and knowledgeably crafted to provide just such a peaceful, quiet experience. The backdrop of calm provides a perfect setting for bird-watching, day-dreaming, snorkeling or diving the reef, kayaking, beach-combing and star-gazing.
Three or four times a week one of two trucks pas by down the quiet sand trail bringing fruits, vegetables, meats, cookies. Because of the remoteness I had expected to be in a "make-do" mode but found all I needed to prepare healthy meals, right off the grocery trucks. I stayed at Sin Duda Villas for three weeks and absolutely never ran out of something fabulous to do, see, eat, read...
I had read on their website about the wonderful library of books but still was surprised at the number and quality of books in every single room. I read and read...and read for three weeks! What a treasure of books! I really can't over-emphasize this. When it gets dark and the jungle birds have piped down and there's no more sights to see (other than a sky FULL of brilliantly shining diamonds) the books call...and I regret only that I couldn't read more of them!
There were times in between other guests, like Goldilocks I sampled several different rooms. Each room is unique but they all have one thing in common; the beds. I was amazed to find that every one of them was a Papa Bear bed; big and firm but soft on the top like a feather bed. Every one that I tried was..."just right!" The main problem with the beds is that while you sleep...you can't be reading! And one other thing on the subject of the beds...The Sheets! What a fabulous collection of sheets! From adult/childishly cute (like teddy bears wearing business suits) to elegant (orchids, to match the ones growing all over the jungle garden surrounding the property) I really enjoyed them!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Come stay with us at the end of the road on our secluded beach--a respite from bright lights. Using ecologically responsible technologies and a cheerful perspective to conserve our unique environment, we live through seasons leaving only footprints in white Caribbean sands. Presenting 6 remarkable spaces designed by the architect-owner, buildings reflect his appreciation of Mayan simplicity, form and tropical colors--a bit of whimsy tossed here and there, peaceful and decidedly rewarding. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Sin Duda Villas Hotel Xcalak
- Sin Duda Villas Xcalak, Mexico - Costa Maya