Zen del Mar is a private ocean front Villa, a modern Mexican masterpiece of design and furnishings. This luxury Akumal Villa is situated on the secluded, private, Jade Beach. This stunning villa offers luxury furnishings and services for a special beach gathering on the sea of the Mexican Caribbean. This spacious 4,800 square foot Villa has five bedroom suites and en-suite bathrooms and comfortably accommodates up to 14 people. The villa staff is there daily to take care of your needs while you are on vacation. Our personal Concierge services will arrange for Chef prepared meals; Professional massages; tour operators; private Yoga instruction; Fishing and Golf - all with nominal service charges.
From the moment you see Zen del Mar's claret red painted exterior, historically used by the Mayans to promote good energy, you will begin to relax. Double Doors of hardwood, an imposing stone archway greet and welcome you to begin your vacation in Mexico. The floor plan of Zen del Mar is designed to maximize the ability to be indoors and outdoors all at the same time. Sliding glass doors disappear into the wall reveals to create wide open spaces to the lounging patio with mahogany lounge-chairs and the 60 foot long pool with its Infinity edge facing the ocean.
The Ocean views come with a Villa: Zen del Mar captures all Ocean views by subtle elevation and angle plays so everyone has a room with a view. The Living room opens up to a large exterior living space with two couches, adjacent to the pool, making it easy to be part of the outdoors and not be directly in the afternoon sun.
The first floor is an open-floor plan design with one bedroom, a large living room, a gracious indoor dining room seating 14 people, a large modern kitchen with a breakfast bar, two sinks and a dishwasher. The SERENITY SUITE, is one spacious King sized bedroom and en suite bathroom made from honed Mayan marble with a large bathtub. This bed, with luxury linens and double wooden doors for privacy has a view of both the ocean and the pool. Zen del Mar opens up completely, allowing for ocean breezes and an easy flow to the outdoor dining room, cocktail area, living room, pool patio and the unique separate Zen Palapa designed for private couple massages...
Kitchen, Dining and Outdoor Barbecue area: Zen del Mar has a fully covered outdoor kitchen / grill area located next to the indoor kitchen, where meals can be prepared and grilled. The built-in charcoal barbecue grill is directly overlooking the outdoor dining area with a super ocean view. A small refrigerator accommodates wine and beer for meals in the outdoor dining area. There is a large wooden hand made table that can seat 14 people. This area is perfect for Breakfast and lunch, under a roof - protecting you from the mid-day sun.
The 350 sq. foot Living Room has a capacious seating and entertainment area. The large Zen rock, mounted in the room, was a Gift from the Sea, and proudly captures the spirit of this Villa. The Entertainment Center includes a TV, VCR+DVD player and an I-Pod hook-up with a multi-speaker sound system.
The indoor Dining Room has a unique hardwood double tree-trunk table harvested during a full moon. The table accommodating 14 people was found by local artisans, who harvested and cured the giant tree stumps and then set the glass pieces into it that make this table first, a gift from nature and a remarkable work of art.
ZEN Pool Power: The pool is a swimmer's delight as the longest Villa pool in Akumal, at a unique 60 feet in length. There is a marked swimmer's lane, an infinity edge with a waterfall edge and two dark blue tiled lounge chairs are built into the pool steps. For the kids the pool has a shallow area with two in-water loungers... a parent's paradise. At the pool's edge, find ten mahogany hardwood lounge chairs for a perfect mid-winter tan.
Spa services have a home in the Zen Spa Palapa with a commanding view of the Sea and pool. It is both quiet and serene, - the perfect place for the five complimentary massages provided by a professional Massage therapists. The palapa has a shower and sink to rinse off - hot and cold water available - should you select the Mayan Mud treatment.
Ocean Kayaking: The beach at Jade Bay is a combination of sand and natural rocks, Walk directly from the Villa into the water with ocean shoes and get into one of the two, 2-person ocean kayaks kept on the property for your use.
Four Bedroom Suites and Balconies Upstairs: Upstairs at Zen del Mar find four private Bedroom Suites with large private bathrooms and exterior living spaces overlooking the Caribbean Sea. Special attention has been given to the bed design, with luxury bed linens of 400 plus thread counts. Each bedroom has a security safe, a satellite TV and en-suite bathrooms with two sinks, magnifying mirror and hairdryer. All bedrooms are air-conditioned.
The Dream Suite has two beds. A King sized Bed with a hardwood headboard has a perfect view of the ocean, and a Double bed is set into a Mayan-red niche with luxury linens. Large sliding glass doors open up to the balcony partly shaded with wooden sticks. This oversized terrace provides a grand place to sit, read or dream in a hammock. The private bathroom has a large shower and a handmade marble bath tub.
The Gratitude Suite has a King size Bed with a local hardwood headboard and artisan-crafted hardwood canopy facing the Caribbean Sea. It also has a Single bed for lounging or additional sleeping. Sliding glass doors open to a wide terrace with two wooden Lounge chairs and a hammock suspended from the wood Palapa ceiling as well a an exterior cement bed with a mattress that can be made up for you , if you decide to sleep outside.
The Joy Suite surveys the ocean from a King sized bed as the room directly faces the Caribbean Sea. A writing desk space has been built into the wall for computer use. A couch built as a single bed can be made for an additional person to share this room. The Joy Suite shares a large covered balcony with the Tranquility Suite.
The Tranquility Suite has a King size Bed with an oversized Bathroom with a vaulted ceiling and a handmade Mayan marble bathtub for two. Sliding glass doors from the bedroom open to an additional outside shower, on the balcony, providing privacy and ocean view.
A Stairwell to the Stars takes you up to the rooftop for the widest ocean vistas on Jade Bay. Here you will find a Palapa covered Bar with two large seated couches. A double bed of cement, was designed to lay on with an air mattress to watch the stars appear in all their glory nightly in the Mexican sky.Note: Zen del Mar can be rented with Casa del Sol Naciente next door for larger groups.
Complimentary Services at Zen del Mar
Akumal is located about forty-five minutes south of Playa Del Carmen and twenty minutes south of Puerto Aventuras. It is divided into sub areas of Akumal, Akumal Bay, Aventuras Akumal, and South Akumal. This area was settled and developed by Don Pablo Bush and home to some of the prettiest beaches and best diving in the Yucatan Peninsula. The barrier reef that protects Akumal keeps the waters calm and gorgeous, making it a perfect vacation spot for families.