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Last updated: 13 November, 2022
Expert travel writer: Alex Robinson

Most Riviera Maya beaches are long and ruler-straight. But Soliman Bay, twenty minutes north of Tulum where Jashita sits is a beautiful half-moon cove, overlooking a glass-flat sandy lagoon.

Jashita is one of a cluster of small hotels sitting right on the sand. It has a New Age-chic feel: scattered with Buddha effigies and with a huge yoga deck and a spa with wellness treatments and Mayan ceremonies; and with rooms comfortable enough for a Goop subscriber.

Rooms feel like a Malibu beach house – rectilinear spaces with ample glass that frame beautiful interiors (decked out with whicker and hard-wood furnishings) and ocean views.

While the resort is made for intimacy this is a busy beach and not all rooms feel private during the day. Opt for those on the upper floors (away from wandering eyes) or book the honeymooner Nerfertiti suite which has its own plunge pool.

Surrounding area

The hotel sits in scrubby forest in a beautiful half-moon cove fringed with white sand and shared with half a dozen other simpler resorts. There are coral heads immediately off the beach, offering decent snorkelling, and a fringing barrier reef a hundred metres or so offshore.

The family resort of Xel-Ha is 10 minute’s drive; Tulum is 20 minutes. There are cenotes within a kilometre, and a few simple restaurant alternatives further along the beach.

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Key facilities

Airport transfers*
Beach: Onsite
Fitness centre
Fitness classes
Golf course
Hot tub
Parking: On-site (free)
Pool (adults only)
Pool (indoor)
Pool (outdoor)
Pool (kids)
Tennis courts
WiFi: Free

Food & drink

All inclusive
Kids menu
Restaurant on-site
Self catering
Additional charge

Room types


Room facilities

Air conditioning
Flat screen TV
Jacuzzi (private)
Pool (private)
Tea & coffee making facilities

Bedding options

2+ bedrooms
3+ beds
Connecting rooms
Rollaway/sofa bed

Bucket list experiences our writer says you must do in this destination, closest first

Gran Cenote

Tulum, Quintana Roo, Mexico[10.2 miles]

Lily-covered, glassy-clear and filled with terrapins and tropical fish, this cenote near Tulum is easy to reach and fabulous to swim in. Big caverns make for spectacular cave diving.

Best for ages: 6+ | £7

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Mayan ruins of Coba

Quintana Roo, Mexico

An authentic, atmospheric and less-visited Mayan site, set in lush, wildlife-rich forest. Climb to the summit of the 126ft-high Nohoc Mul pyramid – the tallest on the Mayan Riviera.

Best for ages: 13+ | £5

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Other worthwhile experiences in this destination if you have the time or the interest, closest first


Tulum, Quintana Roo, Mexico[4.1 miles]

A snorkellers’ theme park, comprising a series of broken, crystal-clear bays and glassy streams, teeming with brightly coloured marine life and fringed with low tropical forest. Safe, supervised snorkelling plus swimming with (captive) dolphins and manatees.

Best for ages: 4+ | £80


Akumal, Quintana Roo, Mexico[8.9 miles]

A simple nature-based theme park with a safari-park zoo, a cenote for swimming, a spectacular cave and a rainforest canopy zip-line adventure.

Best for ages: 4+ | £30

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Mayan ruins of Tulum

Tulum, Quintana Roo, Mexico[9.7 miles]

Iconic, though modest, Maya ruins perched on a cliff overlooking a beautiful beach and a turquoise ocean.

Best for ages: 10+ | £2

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El Camaleon Mayakoba Golf Club

Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo, Mexico

Designed by Greg Norman, the course weaves its way through dense jungle, beautiful stretches of white sand and mangrove forests, with cenotes – natural sink holes – providing natural hazards.

Best for ages: 13+ | £125

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Destination guides including or relevant to this place to stay

Mayan Riviera


Talc-white beaches, reefs teeming with life, ruined temples in misty rainforests – the Riviera Maya offers a family or romantic beach holiday with a dash of Indian Jones adventure.

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