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Mexican Luxury: Coqui Coqui on the Yucatan Peninsula

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Mexican Luxury: Coqui Coqui on the Yucatan Peninsula

November 20, 2008

Our favorite Mex-chic destination: the Coqui Coqui spa hotel on the Yucatan Peninsula, in the Mayan village of Coba. Proprietors and perfumers Nicolas Malleville and Francesca Bonato have created a perfectly original sanctuary, instilling an aura of bohemian grandeur to the premises. Here’s a look inside.

Photography by Eduardo Cerruti and Stephanie Draime of Cerruti Draime.

a neutral bedroom with hints of muted gold. 9
Above: A neutral bedroom with hints of muted gold.
the concrete walls and floors are warmed by natural mats and blankets with blac 10
Above: The concrete walls and floors are warmed by natural mats and blankets with black fringe.
 in a sparse but textural guest room, a woven basket doubles as hanging shelf. 11
Above: In a sparse but textural guest room, a woven basket doubles as hanging shelf.
straw hats as decor. 12
Above: Straw hats as decor.
Above: Quiet details in a guest room.
long tied curtains and vaulted ceilings add a feeling of grandeur, grounded by  15
Above: Long tied curtains and vaulted ceilings add a feeling of grandeur, grounded by black.
a dark safari chair for a moment of rest. 16
Above: A dark safari chair for a moment of rest.
in the spa, a sculptural bath with brass faucet mixes mayan with modern. 17
Above: In the spa, a sculptural bath with brass faucet mixes Mayan with modern.
the spa sink is fitted to a concrete pedestal. 18
Above: The spa sink is fitted to a concrete pedestal.
botanicals by the bath. 19
Above: Botanicals by the bath.
Above: In the dining room, clay and earthenware vessels evoke the hotel’s Mayan surroundings.
breakfast, served on a rough hewn table. 22
Above: Breakfast, served on a rough-hewn table.
Above: Hammocks are hung throughout the hotel as dark and moody decor.
 mayan baskets and finds. 25
Above: Mayan baskets and finds.
Above: Details from the retreat—relaxation encouraged.

coqui coqui coba, photo by cerruti draime 28

the retreat is nestled in the jungle near a lagoon. 29
Above: The retreat is nestled in the jungle near a lagoon.

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