—Tucked away in a beachside jungle on Mexico’s Caribbean coast, this private villa encourages guests to slow down and appreciate the rare beauty of a natural wonderland.
Rooms 5 /Architecture Pedro Pablo Velazco /Interior Design Angie Rodriguez & Alexis Schärer /The Original Angie Rodriguez & Alexis Schärer
Hidden by the jungle on a pristine beach in Soliman Bay, just outside Tulum, Villa La Semilla invites guests into a world of secluded indulgence amid a stunning natural setting. This private five-bedroom villa boasts a rooftop pool and panoramic observation deck, a tropical garden with a fountain and pond, and an alfresco lounge and veranda with an infinity pool that unfolds onto a private beach. The villa, which includes an open-concept kitchen, dining table, and living area, is perfect for long, convivial evenings with family and friends—often centered around the outdoor wood-fire oven and grill. An in-house chef is also on-hand to ensure that guests can sample an array of Mexican dishes made with locally sourced ingredients. While the Master Suite features its own plunge pool, the king-size beds and terraces in each bedroom encourage rest and recuperation after you’ve spent the day touring the nearby Mayan ruins, taking part in private yoga sessions, kayaking, or simply exploring this sun-drenched stretch of Mexico’s Caribbean coastline.
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CUN - Cancún International Airport
Food & Drink
Up to 40 Guests
Spa & Recreation
Rooftop Pool, Paddle Boards, Kayaks, Bikes & Snorkels
Need to Know
Only Bookable through the Property Website
Rooms & Suites
The villa can only be privately hired by a single party or group, and guests are free to choose how many rooms they wish to use. While all bedrooms feature a terrace and an en suite bathroom with a shower and bathtub, Room One and Room Three offer one double bed and one single bed, and Room Two, Room Four, and the Master Suite play host to king-size beds. The third-floor Master Suite also has its own plunge pool and hammock. All of the rooms span 60 square meters, apart from the 80-square-meter Master Suite.
It sounds like a movie—a globetrotting couple starts working at The Plaza Athenee Hotel on the same day, become fast friends, and discover they both want to open their own hotel. But you could say hospitality was in their blood, so the film-like result is perfectly fitting. In Alexis Schärer’s case, he grew up in the hotels his father ran and later the same career choice took him to London, Mallorca, and St. Moritz, among other destinations. Mexican-born Angie Rodriguez studied hotel management too but also tried her hand at photography, jewelry design, and painting. The couple’s La Semilla brand now has two properties; Hotel La Semilla in Playa del Carmen and Villa La Semilla in Soliman Bay, both on Mexico’s Caribbean coast near Tulum.