Farryn Weiner

Papaya Playa Project

  • Where:
  • Why:To find (and lose) my mind.
  • When:January 2013
  • Who:Me + A Partner in Crime
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Papaya Playa Project Private pool, private beach, private sunrise.

Private pool, private beach, private sunrise.

Papaya Playa Project Communal lounge areas are dispersed throughout the property. <br data-src=

Communal lounge areas are dispersed throughout the property.
Sit down, spark a conversation.

Papaya Playa Project Wake up warm in your cabana after a night under the mosquito net.

Wake up warm in your cabana after a night under the mosquito net.

Papaya Playa Project Swing the day away in your personal hammock.

Swing the day away in your personal hammock.

Papaya Playa Project Velvet sand and cozy beds line the beach.

Velvet sand and cozy beds line the beach.

Papaya Playa Project Walk to work…out. Morning yoga classes are held at a palapa just down the shore.

Walk to work…out. Morning yoga classes are held at a palapa just down the shore.

Papaya Playa Project The freshest way to start the day with breakfast at Papaya. <br data-src=

The freshest way to start the day with breakfast at Papaya.
(Don’t skip the Kiwi drink).

Papaya Playa Project Climb some Mayan ruins, just a few miles from the property.

Climb some Mayan ruins, just a few miles from the property.

Papaya Playa Project Rent a car – it’s worth it if you’re venturing from Ruins to Biosphere and back.

Rent a car – it’s worth it if you’re venturing from Ruins to Biosphere and back.

Papaya Playa Project A bird watching over the beach at Zamas.

A bird watching over the beach at Zamas.

Papaya Playa Project The entrance to Papaya Playa.

The entrance to Papaya Playa.

Highs & Lows

  • The largest private beach in the Riviera Maya, and one of the most beautiful in the world as far as I’m concerned .

  • Sexy, sensual vibe – Ibiza or Mykonos sans the party-til dawn ethos.

  • There's a Temazcal on property so you can sweat out the city.

  • Hammocks. Amen.

  • A natural rocky ledge raises the oceanfront cabanas from the sand resulting in some difficult terrain after a drink or two.

  • Not all casitas come with private bathrooms, be sure to book appropriately.

The Barometer

  • Design

  • Website

  • Environmental Consciousness

  • Night's Sleep

  • Service

  • Amenities

  • Takeable Treats

  • Refer a Friend

  • Overall Value

  • Life Changing

Total: 41/50

Important Bits

  • Type

    Back-to-Basics Beachfront Boutique

  • Vibe

    Spirited, sensual stay meets no-fuss glamping.

  • Location

    Perfectly located between the Siaan Ka’an UNESCO site and Tulum Ruins, directly centered on the beach side of town.

  • Rooms

    85 Cabanas

  • Music

    Balearic Beats (DJ is on tap all day and night in the common area)

  • Year Opened

    2011

  • Designed By

    Design Hotels

  • Health & Wellness

    Fresh water plunge pools are arranged throughout the property

  • Restaurant

    Beachfront eats (go for the shrimp tacos!)

  • Bar

    Cue cocktails at 5pm; expect a cool, calm, chilled out crowd.

  • Children

    Get yourself a babysitter; this one is for adults only.

  • Price

    You pay for the real estate! What it lacks in luxury it makes up for in must-have beach front.

Hartwood Restaurant

Hartwood Restaurant

Carretera Tulum Boca Paila 7.6Km, 77780 Tulum, Q.R., Mexico

Zamas Tulum

Zamas Tulum

Carr. Tulum-Boca Paila Km. 5, Zona Hotelera, 77780 Tulum, Q.R., Mexico

Papaya Playa Project

Papaya Playa Project

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