We told you in October that Auberge Resorts was eyeing expansion in Mexico, namely Puerto Vallarta and the Riviera Maya. The company is officially growing in the latter, as developers and operators of the luxury resorts announced plans to open a new 50-suite luxury resort at Kanai, an exclusive master-planned beachfront community being developed by joint-venture partners ALHEL and GIM Desarrollos.
Kanai is 24 miles from Cancun International Airport and six miles from Playa del Carmen. In the private beachfront enclave, called The Auberge Resort at Kanai, guests will have exclusive access to white-sand beaches, two 18-hole golf courses designed by award-winning professional golf players Nick Faldo and Jose Maria Olazabal, tennis, water sports and a variety of culinary options.
Suites will feature unobstructed views of the Caribbean Sea, large terraces, private plunge pools and outdoor showers. The property will include a signature Auberge Spa, waterfront dining, swimming pool and beach club bar and grill. A long shaded garden will characterize the inland-facing side of the resort. The property also will feature six luxury oceanfront villas.
At the water's edge will be a beach club with a long infinity-edge swimming pool, a casual beachside bar and cabanas on the sand for spa treatments and relaxation. For private parties, celebrations and weddings by the water, there will be a beachside pavilion with a large event lawn leading to the beach.
The Auberge Spa's treatment rooms will feature private gardens with outdoor showers and baths, and fitness and yoga pavilions will be integrated into the natural environment.