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Nestled within the natural splendor of the Riviera Maya, The St. Regis Kanai by Marriott, is an extraordinary vacation resort built on a natural mangrove reserve and inspired by the neighboring UNESCO World Heritage Site, Sian Ka’an. This resort's design is rooted in Mayan mysticism and the circular architecture of its avant-garde exterior is inspired by the Pleiades constellation, adding a touch of celestial wonder to your stay! This heavenly hotel boasts 124 rooms with stunning views, along with a range of exquisite amenities, including exceptional dining and the rejuvenating St. Regis Spa. Enjoy a stay like no other at this resort and take advantage of the opportunity to create lasting memories with us, DreamArt Photography!

  • Location: Near Cancun and Playa Del Carmen, surrounded by lush mangrove reserves and inspired by the neighboring UNESCO World Heritage Site, Sian Ka'an.
  • Hotel Vibe: A vibe of perfect luxury, tranquility, and natural beauty. The circular and avant-garde architectural design inspired by the Pleiades constellation creates an atmosphere that is both elegant and celestial.
  • Unique Selling Point: Its location within a natural mangrove reserve, the architecture inspired by celestial constellations, and its dedication to blending luxury with natural beauty. As a new addition to the Marriott Group's hotels, you can also be sure to enjoy a 5-star service.
  • All-Inclusive? No, a la carte dining and does not operate on an all-inclusive basis.
  • Who? This resort welcomes both adults and children (and even pets) making it perfect for a stellar family vacation.

The Experience

Immersing yourself in the vacation spirit is effortless at this hotel. The St. Regis Kanai offers guests a main pool, an adult pool, a family pool and a whirlpool for everyone's enjoyment and relaxation. This stunning resort is also set to open its very own Beach Club Adults Pool this year! Piña coladas and pool floats at the ready…

Looking for rejuvenation and relaxation this vacation? Look no further than the Regis Spa. Indulge in a Mayan-inspired treatment, and revel in this resort’s use of aromatic herbs from a local ethnobotany. Of course, the St. Regis Kanai also provides guests with a fully equipped gym with special yoga and sound healing classes on offer.

Another reason to stay here is the hotel's exceptional location. Close to the bustling city of Playa del Carmen, and just a one hour drive from Tulum and Cancún, there’s plenty of Mexico to be seen!

With exceptional staff, service and a mesmerizing design, this new hotel is certainly set to create a lasting legacy of luxury hospitality. Remember, you too can create a lasting legacy, of your family or your love story, with a DreamArt Photography photoshoot!

The Suites & Rooms

The interior of St. Regis Kanai is wholeheartedly peaceful and tranquil, reflecting the absolute serenity of its exterior and setting. With a colour scheme of harmonious blues that are reminiscent of the Mexican Caribbean ocean, tasteful wooden features in the rooms that add warmth and character, and finished with marble fittings in the bathroom to add an extra splash of luxury (pardon the pun), the attention to detail this resort has paid to its design really is incredible.

The St. Regis Kanai's rooms and suites provide a range of amenities and stunning views, ensuring an exceptional and memorable stay nothing short of the extraordinary. Here are several of their most luxurious accommodation options:

Grand Luxe: A spacious room with a King-sized bed, ocean views, a private terrace, and a plunge pool. This 55-square-meter (592-square-foot) room includes modern amenities and a TV.

Vincent Astor: A studio-style room with a King-sized bed, ocean views, privacy in a corner room, a private plunge pool, and patio with a whirlpool. This 55-square-meter (592-square-foot) room combines comfort and exclusivity.

The Most Luxurious Suites

Caroline Astor: A King-sized bed, panoramic ocean views, a separate living room, private plunge pool, and terrace in this 159-square-meter (1711-square-foot) corner suite. Two TVs provide entertainment.

John Jacob Astor: A King-sized bed, ocean views, a private plunge pool, whirlpool on the terrace, and a separate living room in this 159-square-meter (1711-square-foot) corner suite. Two TVs are included.

2 Bedroom Presidential Suite: Ultimate luxury... A 215-square-meter (2313-square-foot) suite featuring two bedrooms (one King and two Queen beds), ocean views, two patios, a separate living room, three TVs, and a patio plunge pool—an ideal choice for a lavish family or group getaway.


Take a gastronomical journey around the globe with St. Regis Kanai’s mouth-watering selection of restaurants. From your favorite American comfort food favorites, to experiencing a taste of the Middle East, a whole menu is here for you to enjoy as you sit back, relax, and delight in a feast fit for kings with the backdrop of this incredible resort! Here's a list of the delicious dining options available at the St. Regis Kanai:

Chaya | Middle Eastern
Chaya offers a captivating Middle Eastern culinary experience set against the backdrop of Quintana Roo's finest local ingredients. Smart casual dining awaits, with breakfast and dinner services that bring Mediterranean history to life. Dress code: smart casual.

Toro | Latin American
Immerse yourself in the eclectic ambiance of Toro, where the spirit of Mexico and Latin America takes center stage. Under Chef Richard Sandoval's guidance, enjoy a smart casual dining experience in a well-appointed residential setting. Dress code: smart casual.

Riviera | Multiple Cuisines
Located on the stunning beachfront of Quintana Roo, Riviera draws inspiration from both the Mexican and Mediterranean Rivieras. Indulge in fresh seafood and dishes prepared with local ingredients in this smart casual beachside restaurant. Dress code: smart casual.

Jack's Club | American
At Jack's Club, a casual American sports bar with an outdoor terrace and plunge pools, savor some of Mexico's finest finger foods. Indulge in truffle fries, mini burgers, and touchdown wings while catching the big game. Dress code: casual.

The Beach Club | Multiple Cuisines
An adults-only, stylish, and casual beach club awaits. Enjoy a rotating selection of inspired foods, from Mexican tostadas paired with craft beer to Spanish tapas complemented by delicious sangrias. Dress code: casual.

The Library | Coffee House
Delight in chocolate and engaging conversations with fellow travelers at The Library. Savor delicacies crafted with Mexican cacao and experience the acclaimed Afternoon Tea in this charming setting. Dress code: smart casual.

Pik Nik | Deli
Pik Nik offers an enchanting high-end restaurant space dedicated to culinary and retail therapies. Grab a to-go meal for your next Quintana Roo adventure, whether within the resort or beyond. Dress code: casual.

The St. Regis Bar | Asian-Fusion
As for your post dinner drink, ascend to The St. Regis Bar on the resort's top floor for a refined bar experience featuring Asian-Fusion cuisine. Sip creatively crafted beverages inspired by constellations and get one step closer to the same stars studied by the Mayans! Dress code: casual.

So are you ready for a stellar getaway at The St. Regis Kanai Resort? We personally love this magical hotel, complete with staff members that go the extra mile to really make your stay memorable! And, if you wish to capture the memories of your 5-star stay, whether it's a proposal, a wedding, a honeymoon, or those precious moments on your family vacation, be sure to arrange a photoshoot with DreamArt Photography. Because while a picture may speak a thousand words, a picture taken in heaven? That's truly priceless.

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