This Luxury Resort Opening on Mexico’s Riviera Maya Has Stunning Infinity Pools and a Beach Club, and We Got a First Look

The gated community of Kanai sits less than an hour south of Cancun’s busy downtown, however the 680-acre stretch of lush Caribbean coastline has actually turned into one of the most peaceful high-end hot spots on the Riviera Maya over the last few years. After welcoming Etéreo, Auberge Resorts Collection, in 2021, and The St. Regis Kanai in 2015, Edition is the current hospitality brand to establish a station in the gated community that boasts two miles of white-sand beaches and protected mangroves, buzzing with wildlife.

With several infinity swimming pools, a serene day spa, and a beach club, the 182-key resort provides its signature modern-day visual and high-end amenities, however it likewise immerses guests in abundant Maya culture and tradition. A winding three-mile drive among the mangroves separates Kanai’s entrance from the resort. A tunnel of plants and flowers welcomes visitors, followed by a lobby flanked by showing pools and offering breathtaking water views.
The guest rooms and suites are precisely what fans of the Edition brand will expect, with an earthy color palette and ageless home furnishings, but likewise plenty of natural products and handwoven textiles. The large lodgings also have personalized beds, living spaces, and moving doors that let a lot of sunlight in. Visitors can choose from spaces with ocean and mangrove views; some have private plunge swimming pools, too.
The lobby of The Riviera Maya EDITION at Kanai
The crowning gem of this property is the incredible Sky Rooftop Villa, which, at 27,000 square feet, is one of the largest hotel suites in North America. However it’s not just its size that’s excellent; the residence has five suites, each with a private plunge pool, veranda, and a jacuzzi. Another outside 80-foot-long infinity swimming pool, 2 cooking areas, and more than 10,000 square feet of outside area with sensational ocean views match the variety of astonishing features.
Acclaimed Mexican chefs Francisco “Paco” Ruano and Tomás Bermúdez helm the resort’s food and beverage program. For the hotel’s signature dining establishment, KI’IS, Ruano has actually dreamed up a menu of modern Mexican tastes, focusing on fresh seafood and local components served in an intense dining room surrounded by mangroves.

Bermúdez’s masterful cooking skills are on complete display at the resort’s beach club casual restaurant SO’OL, where customers can indulge in eastern Mediterranean tastes with a Mexican twist, like fresh oysters and aguachiles. The residential or commercial property’s all-day dining establishment, Kitchen, lies simply off the lobby, neglects one of the hotel’s pools, and is the go-to location for classic Mexican and Yucatán dishes.
Visitors can relax and conceal from the sun at the sumptuous health spa; the architecture is motivated by this area’s lots of cenotes. Numerous hydrotherapy pools, a Turkish hammam, an infrared space, and 6 treatment areas (consisting of a couple’s suite) provide total relaxation.

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