Riviera Maya & Isla Holbox, Mexico
At a Glance
One the of best snorkelling spots on the Riviera Maya due to the protected cove
Owned by a Venetian family with impeccable taste, attention to detail and personal service
The best of both worlds - a stunning secluded location (hard to find on the Riviera Maya!) but just a 10-minute taxi ride from Tulum and its hip restaurant scene
Superb for couples and honeymooners
Lots to see and do - scuba diving, kayaking, snorkelling, fishing, Mayan sites...
Small intimate hotel with a beautiful atmosphere away from the centre
Located on a small untouched beach
Best time to Visit
Good time to visit
Average time to visit
The best time to visit the Riviera Maya of Mexico is typically during the drier, slightly milder months between November and April. The ‘rainy’ season begins around June and runs until November. Although it can be hotter and more humid at this time of year, usually it only rains for a couple of hours before the weather clears. Hotels tend to have more offers during this time and the wettest months tend to be September and October and best avoided. Please note that the Caribbean coast can be affected by the hurricane season, which officially is from June to November.
To start planning your holiday to Jashita
Jashita is a stunning eco-chic barefoot boutique hotel set on a glorious half-moon cove fringed with white sand in a secluded location just 10km north of Tulum on Mexico's Riviera Maya. Enjoy privacy and exclusivity in an unspoilt setting.
Jashita is a beautiful oceanfront boutique hotel ten minutes by car from Tulum and located on a secluded stretch of Soliman Bay. The coral reef offshore protects the bay so the glassy turquoise waters are calm, and great for snorkelling.
Jashita affords 21 beautifully appointed rooms and suites blending laid-back beach sophistication with a minimalist Zen style with natural stone floors, luxurious Italian linens, and deluxe bathrooms. The colours of the Caribbean have inspired the decor of the Venetian built hotel, and it is clear that every detail has been resided over.
A large stone Buddha greets guests in the serene lobby area of the hotel, beautifully fitted with Indonesian carved-wood doors, Moroccan art, relaxing sitting areas and a library of reading books to while away an afternoon. The hotel's Sahara Cafe adjoining serves delicious and locally sourced Mexican and international dishes with both indoor and outdoor dining. Fisherman head out on a daily basis to catch fish for the evening's meal, giving you the chance to sample some exquisite fresh food.
Although the seas are superb for cooling off during the heat of the day, Jashita also has its own pool and some of the guest's rooms come equipped with plunge pools. The waters in the bay are quite shallow (waist deep). The secluded location of the hotel creates for a serene experience in which you will truly be able to relax, and enjoy the stunning surroundings.
Jashita's 30 rooms and suites are beautifully appointed in a cool minimalist style and are fitted out with modern amenities for a truly comfortable stay. All are air-conditioned with lovely garden or sea views, fine Italian bed linen, beach bag, bathrobes, snorkelling equipment, cable TV and an iPod dock.
For breathtaking 360-degree views of the ocean and surrounding jungle opt for one of the wow factor Honeymoon Suites - there are three of these in total and they are located at the top of the hotel. The Cleopatra and Neferti can connect to create the vast Master Suite, Olympus.
Located on the top floor, the Jasmine Penthouse is a stunning option with access to the top-floor pool, a large private terrace and comfortable living area with glass walls which looks out over both jungle and ocean. The Penthouse combines with the Jasmine 1001 Terrace to create a larger suite, offering complete exclusivity of the facilities on the top floor. Guests will also be able to make the most of 24-hour butler service.
Children are very welcome at Jashita however do note that the hotel is very popular with honeymooners so there aren't any specific children's facilities or kids club here as it is more geared to couples. Some of the rooms have sofas that can be converted into single beds, babysitting is available on request and there are connecting rooms, but no baby cots. The waters of Soliman Bay remain shallow for a long way out so it is great for families as the reef does protect the hotel from the tides and is an excellent snorkelling spot.
Hotel facilities include a beachfront pool, beach palapas and the Sahara Café restaurant.
The beautiful coastal Mayan ruins of Tulum are just 10km from Jashita. The stunning Dos Ojos Cenote is only 5km away, while Xel-Ha Ecological Park is 9km away. The hotel also offers free daily boat tours including snorkelling trips (you will find snorkelling equipment in your room) kayaking and stand-up paddle boarding and complimentary bicycles for hire. Staff at the Jashita can also arrange beachfront yoga sessions, massages or scuba diving with a personal instructor. Fishing, kite surfing and golf (18 hole course 5-minutes away) can also be organised nearby.
Scarlett Richard (Staff)
Jashita is perfect or those looking to totally relax in a small and personalised hotel. Located in Solimon bay, the setting is beautiful and the majority of rooms boast views of tropical vegetation and turquoise waters. I loved the simplicity and zen feel of Jashita where the focus is on bare-foot luxury, stripping back to basics and enjoying the view and surrounds. The facilities are more limited here, with no telephones in the rooms or wellness centre. However this only encourages you to get outdoors and explore.
As my driver pulled off the weather worn roadway, a tall thatched structure loomed from the jungle trees, a tropical vision from the pages of Swiss Family Robinson. A mangrove jungle rising before the resort opening up to a sheer white limestone sandy beachfront fronting Soliman Bay revealing the refreshing Jashita Hotel. Outside the aroma of fresh flowers and fragrance woke me from my cranky stupor and I took a deep breath entering the open air lobby. I was told with a smile that my room was upgraded to the Nefertiti Suite and my weary spirit was immediately lifted. You would be hard pressed not to immediately fall in love with this place as I entered the gorgeous lobby straight out of a design magazine and with margarita in hand quickly melted into the atmosphere.
The understated but certainly luxurious boutique hotel is a far cry from what I had anticipated. The owners, the Marchiorello family from Verona, Italy built the resort in 2010 after falling in love with the tranquil bay protected by a coral reef. Enrico Marchiorellos handsome son Tommaso manages the hotel and is a frequent companion to the guests, whether its taking the private fishing boat out and cooking fresh fish or becoming a lifelong friend to many of the returning fans of the hotel. His compassion towards making the guests feel at home contribute to the experience of modern luxury such as crisp linen sheets, flat screen televisions and perfect air conditioning. The Nefertiti Suite is just one of the beautiful rooms overlooking the water with massive terraces created for lounging on hammocks or viewing the spectacular jungle biosphere on one side or the glassy calm waters on the other. This is truly the most luxurious hotel in Tulum.
Chichen Itza & Private Cenote
A superb experience that combines exploring the archaeological wonders of Chichen Itza, a delicious picnic and relaxation by a beautiful cenote in complete privacy
Coba by Bicycle
Explore one of the Yucatan's less known Maya sites by bicycle, and climb the 120 steps to the top of the Nohoch Mul pyramid temple. Accompanied by a historian guide you will learn about the ruins and natural wonders which can be found at the site.
Dive Mexico's Underwater Museum
Explore the weird and wonderful underwater world of the Riviera Maya as you experience one of the most fascinating dive sites. The MUSA Underwater museum was created to encourage coral to grow and is now home to an array of colourful fish species.
Jungle Quad Bike Adventure Mexico
Go quad biking along lush tropical jungle tracks through the Mayan rainforest on Mexico's Riviera Maya. Drive past stunning white sand beaches and cool off with a swim in a crystal clear sacred cenote.
Out-of-Hours Chichen Itza Private Tour
Rise early to explore the impressive site of Chichen Itza as the sun comes up and before the gates open to the public on this exclusive private experience, allowing you to escape the crowds and make the most of your time at this must-see landmark.
Out-of-Hours visit to Tulum Mayan Ruins
Explore the mysterious Mayan ruins of Tulum on this out of hours tour as the sun sets for an unforgettable experience. Your private expert guide will bring the history to life and invite you to enjoy the dramatic cliffside location.
Private Catamaran Sail to Isla Mujeres
Charter your own private catamaran for the day and sail the turquoise Caribbean waters that separate Cancun from the stunning white shores of Isla Mujeres, stopping en route to visit secluded coral reefs for fantastic snorkelling in protected seas.
Private Chichen Itza tour
Enjoy a private guided tour of Chichen Itza, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the 'New 7 World Wonders', a unique place to be discovered! This ancient Mayan capital is the most famous of the archaeological zones in the Yucatan.
Private Deep Sea Fishing in the Riviera Maya
Experience the thrill of sport fishing in the warm waters of the Mexican Caribbean on a private fishing charter. Catch mahi-mahi, sailfish, barracuda, king mackerel, wahoo, tuna, grouper, snapper, and many other species.
Rio Secreto - Underwater River Expedition
Step back in time as you head on this amazing excursion to explore the underground 'Secret River', a series of caverns with impressive stalagmites and stalactites which create a dramatic and mysterious setting for today's adventure.
Riviera Maya Jungle Adventure
Venture into the World's longest underground river system on this full day adventure through Mexico's Mayan Riviera, snorkelling in hauntingly beautiful sinkholes, off-roading through stunning jungle landscapes by jeep and flying along zip lines.
Scuba Diving Dos Ojos Cenote
Experience the most amazing scuba diving of your life exploring the world's most extensive system of underwater caverns and caves at Dos Ojos cenote near Tulum. All you need is an open water certificate for this epic adventure.
Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve Private Tour
Discover the UNESCO Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve on the Riviera Maya with this unique ecological tour through the coastal wetlands. Learn about nature, ecosystems, tropical birds and plants, as well as Mayan culture and swim in sacred cenotes.
Snorkel with whale sharks
Snorkelling with whale sharks is incredible, best experienced between July and August when droves of these remarkable creatures can be found. Gasp as these gentle leviathans of the deep cruise past you, an utterly unforgettable experience.
Snorkelling with Turtles in Akumal
Akumal is a small beach town on the Riviera Maya and is a great place to snorkel with sea turtles as you are almost guaranteed to see them. Wonder at these ancient sea creatures in their own environment.
Tulum Mayan Ruins
Experience the mystery and the magic of Tulum, considered some of the most beautiful Mayan ruins in Mexico mostly because of its dramatic location on a cliff overlooking the turquoise Caribbean.
Ultimate Chichen Itza air expedition
Soak in spectacular views as you swoop over the Yucatan peninsula by private plane, passing over cenotes and lush jungle to reach the impressive ancient ruins of Chichen Itza, one of the New 7 Wonders of the World.
Ultimate Uxmal & Merida Air Expedition
Soar over the Yucatan Peninsula by privately chartered plane for unrivalled views of the region's stunning topography, enjoying privately guided visits of the archaeological site of Uxmal and the charming historic centre of Merida.
Uxmal & Kabah
Visit the impressive archaeolgical site of Uxmal, a World Heritage Site, located 80km south of Merida. See archaeological discoveries at one of the region’s oldest sites while you learn how archaeologists date and restore them.
Wave Runner Riviera Maya
Speed across the turquoise waters of Playa del Carmen by jet-ski for an exhilarating way to explore the beautiful Caribbean coast. Head to Playa Norte, a picture-perfect stretch of white sand beach where you can relax to your heart's content.
Location & directions
Riviera Maya & Isla Holbox, Mexico
Jashita is set on a stunning white sand beach in Soliman Bay, about 10km from Tulum on Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula. Jashita is approximately 1.5 hour's drive from Cancun International Airport, 10-minutes' drive from Tulum and 2.5-hours drive from the spectacular Mayan ruins of Chichen Itza (one of the new seven wonders of the world).
How to get there
Jashita is reached by an 11-hour international flight from the UK to Cancun International Airport, followed by a 1.5-hour private road transfer.
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