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The Taj Majahual, a private luxury residence, is situated in one of the world’s most rustic beach locations on México’s beautiful Yucatán Peninsula in the eastern state of Quintana Roo.
It is located in the intimate community of Placer, where sky and sea merge, and soft creamy sand is kissed by the ebb of sparkling clear aqua-colored water. This romantically remote residence caters to those who wish to ‘hammock’ and beachcomb their days in paradise.
For those who seek an active agenda, a world-class coral reef is located very close to shore, the Taj Majahual is a short 20 minute drive from the seaside town of Mahahual. The bustling city of Cancún is a 4-hour drive. Both offer a myriad of maritime and tropical adventures, as well as shopping, dining, and sight-seeing.
We can accommodate up to 10 guests in four spacious rooms.
The Gourmet Kitchen features stainless steel appliances, including a dishwasher, gas range, and a refrigerator with double French doors and purified water Ice Maker. The sink features a premium faucet and separate spout that dispenses purified water.
The Island Bar features a recessed prep/staging area and is layered entirely in hand painted Talavera tile. Six bar stools are hand crafted out of bambu and straw, all locally harvested. There is ample cupboard space featuring custom zebrawood cabinetry. Kitchen is fully outfitted, including table service for 12.
Schedule ahead with our onsite caretaker to have the kitchen stocked with groceries of your liking (this service incurs an additional fee that includes the cost of goods and a service fee.)
The Family Room offers ocean vistas from three sides and features locally crafted furniture. The sofa and love seat are hand crafted out of bamboo with cushions covered with vibrant imported fabric. There are also two artisan made barrel chairs constructed of local equipal and are finished with padded leather seats and arm rests. The room is appointed with original oil paintings, terra cotta pottery and a fossil-laden limestone shelf. French doors open off of this room onto the Master Terrace, where you will find sweeping views of the ocean.
There are ceiling fans and floors of handmade Saltillo tile, spotted with Hand-painted Talavera tile throughout the master space.
The residence is designed to have flow through cross ventilation, and all upper level bedrooms feature optional air conditioning.
Two conveniently located palapas beckon those who wish to lounge or picnic under the shelter they offer.
There is an invigorating outdoor shower on the ground level, featuring a stunning abstract tile mosaic. Titled “Convergence,” it pays homage to the harmonious blend of the elements here at the Taj Majahual. Its mesmerizing design will summon fond recollections as you shed the activities of the day under a cool cascade of fresh water.
The Sultan’s Suite, Gourmet Kitchen, Living Room, and Laundry of the Taj Majahual are separated from all other bedrooms by a breezeway. These spaces are available only to those staying in the Sultan’s Suite, unless the entire residence is rented by one party.
The beach front of the Taj Majahual property is controlled by its owners. Exclusive access is granted to guests staying at the Taj Majahual.
The Dining Temple and Plunge Pool, located in the breezeway, are available to all guests staying at the Taj Majahual.
Gourmet Kitchen with Stainless Steel Appliances, including a Dishwasher
Laundry Room with washer/dryer
Furniture Fashioned by Local Artisans, featuring Local Woods (Equipal, Zebra wood, Bambú)
European Hurricane Windows and Stilt Design
Mosaic Plunge Pool with custom Starfish designed by a Local Artist.
Pillowtop Mattresses in all Bedrooms
Al fresco Dining Temple with Zebra Wood Table and Stunning
Onsite English-speaking Caretaker
Solar and Generator powered Electricity
Optional Air Conditioning in Upper Level Bedrooms ($US50/night)
Beach Palapas and Lounge Chairs
Hand Painted Talavera Tile
Hand Made Saltillo Tile
Original Oil Paintings
Imported Bronze Dolphin Fountains
Meditteranean Terraces with Private Balconeys off of each Bedroom.
Solid Brass Faucets
Following is a description of the rooms:
THE SULTAN'S SUITE
Enter this room and step into luxury once only enjoyed by the Sultan. Your first impression will be the dramatic Moorish design of the built in headboard. The arched design is inlaid with pearlescent tile that sparkles during the day and shimmers and glows at night for perfect romantic ambience, a virtual Taj “Moor-aj” if you will.
Luxuriate day or night in the king size bed with pillow top mattress and silky 100% cotton sateen sheets. Lie in bed and enjoy the ocean view. Ample storage is provided in the handmade zebrawood closet and dresser. There is a dressing table in the bedroom.
Bath decor brings in the pearlescent beauty of the bedroom by using white and black pearlescent tile. The bath features a Jacuzzi tub - big enough for two - with a hand shower. (use subject to the availability of water and at the caretaker’s discretion.) Also, there is a double vanity and walk in shower with imported solid brass hardware, and separate commode area. The balcony door opens onto the main balcony that is shared with the living area.
THE JUNGLE ROOM
This room is inspired by the Costa Maya - where the jungle meets the sea. Step out of the jungle room onto your own private deck overlooking the Caribbean and you'll see how the room imitates nature.
The Jungle Bedroom features a private entrance, private bathroom, use of the plunge pool and of common areas, a private ocean-front deck, queen-size pillow top bed, writing desk, closet with drawers, cube fridge, wireless internet.
SALUTA DE FRUTA
This bedroom surrounds you with a warm palette of “delectably” tropical fruit colors and accents. Enjoy a good night’s sleep on one of the two full size beds, both with pillow top mattresses.
The room and custom closet and dresser can accommodate 4 if the beds are shared.
Furniture in this room is made of local bamboo, all hand made in the area. Handmade Talavera lamps accent the “mouth-watering” fruit motif of the room.
As with all the bedrooms at Taj Majahual, this room includes a refrigerator and safe, as-well-as a ceiling fan for added comfort.
The bath area features a Talavera sink in a fruit pattern, locally made and designed mirror, imported hardware, and an ultra filtered drinking water faucet. Enjoy the oceanfront balcony outside, complete with 2 comfortable lounge chairs, end table, and hammock.
A cocktail of old world appointments marinating with festive beach elements brings you our version of 'Beachy Ceviche."
Available to the discriminating beach bum in all of us, it features a full size bed with pillowtop mattress, refrigerator, and handmade “Rustico” armoire, table, nightstands, and headboard, all handcrafted by local artists of indigenous Tzalam.
Far and above the most whimsical bedroom in the villa, it is downstairs and oceanfront, just steps from the sand.
The floor is done craquelure style. Deconstructed hand-made Saltillo and hand-painted Talavera tiles pieced together by a master mason creates a mesmerizing pattern. This style of tilework sets a playful stage for the rest of the bedroom.
As with all bedrooms at the Taj Majahual, Beachy Ceviche features a ceiling fan and refrigerator for your added comfort.
An attached bath is done in fun beach colors and includes a walk-in shower, Talavera sink in an ocean motif, and an ultra-filtered drinking water faucet.
Its décor centers around a delightful fish motif that is accomplished with hand painted tiles.
This room is not air conditioned but has large windows and is only steps from the world’s largest air conditioner – the ocean – Eco-luxurious! Interaction with GuestsThe caretaker is generally on site, especially at night. She has lived in the area for 14 years and is familiar with the availability of local attractions, restaurants, shopping, etc. She is also a dive instructor and can arrange for diving or snorkeling. Diving and snorkeling are arranged with her. They are not services we provide. She speaks fluent English, Spanish, and Dutch.