I woke up at 7 this morning to the sound of ocean waves right outside my panoramic windows. The sound I fell asleep to last night and will again fall asleep to this evening. I am at Maroma Resort & Spa on Mexico's Riviera Maya, roughly halfway between Cancún and Playa del Carmen. This gorgeous beachfront property provides a jungle and ocean experience blend, featuring a real sense of place infused with Mayan sensibility.

What awaited me when I awoke was a tray of green tea I had ordered the night before and a morning paper. I sipped my tea watching the ocean, in awe of the silence. After a pick of fruit, I was off to a yoga class held in a rooftop palapa of the on-premise Kinan Spa. The kundalini session was an invigorating way to start the day, surrounded by views of the jungle all around and the melody of wind ruffling the trees. It has been unseasonably cold and cloudy since I arrived yesterday. Yet despite the cold front, I am still loving every minute of it.

Hotel view

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