A Trip to La Amada

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Whereas most of the resorts we saw during our recent trip to Mexico were in either Cancun or the Riviera Maya, perhaps one of the best was located in the fairly new resort destination of Playa Mujeres. Here, we saw the much talked about La Amada resort, which may well be one of the most involved projects the Cancun area has ever seen.

Now, the project isn’t expected to be completed until next year with an opening tentatively slated for early February, but there was enough to convince us that this was a gem in the making. The hotel portion of the overall project, which also includes private residences and a 170-slip marina, is made up of about 109 rooms. The spa, which has 17 treatment rooms including four spa suites, is open to non-guests as well. The only drawback here is that the resort will house only two restaurants when it opens—but a third will most likely open shortly after, with more to follow.

The best room is the Owner’s Suite. There is only one of these. If this room looked so great while unfinished and in the dark, which is the state in which we saw it, we can only imagine how incredible it is going to be when it is done. It is a two-bedroom suite and there is a Jacuzzi located right in front of the window of the master bedroom. As the suite overlooks the ocean, the views are amazing.

Forty percent of the rooms, including the Owner's Suite, have plunge pools. We also saw one of the 14 Swim Up Suites, which have a pool located literally right outside the back door of the room. A Jacuzzi is also tucked away in the back of the room, facing the window and offering great views of the pool.

Agents should call David Munoz, marketing director, at 011-52-998-872-8566 or [email protected].

For more information, view www.laamada.com