oh my...a cool holiday destination just launched on the sunny shore of tulum in mexico, and it has got us totally transfixed! we're talking papaya playa, a pop-up resort of sorts and conceived by design hotels. located an hour's drive from cancún airport, on a pristine 900-metre stretch of caribbean coastline, the place features 99 rustic cabanas. the concept may be a u-turn from design hotels' usual accommodation offerings, but what it may lack in sleek design and luxe, it makes up with an adventurous, communal concept that offers the very same attention to food, music, design and wellness. papaya playa's facilities and services are playfully matching, and include a spa that features treatments based on mayan shamanism, an amphitheatre, a green workspace and beach jam sessions [on through may 5]. location: km 4.5 carretera [tulum].
© design hotels - papaya playa's rustic cabanas and beachside bar + restaurant [top to bottom]