Bel-Ha is a beautiful beach house located in a 50 acre family-owned jungle and palm tree estate facing the Caribbean Sea on the Mayan Riviera (Yucatan Peninsula), Mexico. There are only three houses in this unique and very private estate: Bel-Ha, is a large house belonging to a family member with a guest pavilion. Bel-Ha was commissioned to one of Mexico's top beach architects (whose work includes the famous Las Alamandas Hotel) and was decorated in a minimalist style by its owner using local and Mexican things. All wood work is made from mahogany and other tropical woods from the Yucatan and Chiapas jungles.
Bel-Ha is a 9,000 square foot house with seven terraces, a large living room, a fully equipped bar room, four very spacious suites, a studio, a kitchen, and two private palapas (one at the pool and another at the beach). The house is reached through a private road.In total, the house has six different great lounging areas for it's guests to enjoy and is surrounded by large back, side and rear gardens which are illuminated at night for a beautiful experience. Bel-Ha is located on the Xpu-Ha beach, a gorgeous, white sand and turquoise waters pristine beach, rated as one of the best three beaches of the whole Mayan Riviera.
The house's pool area leads the way to the white sandy beach where the private palapa, surrounded by palm trees and sea grapes, is located. During June and July, the Caguama giant sea turtles protected specie come to lay their eggs on the beach.
A great effort is made to keep the gardens of Bel-Ha as impeccable as possible. Multiple species of tropical trees and plants, often visited by colorful birds, surround Bel-Ha. A natural pool (Cenote in Mayan) separates the rear lawn from a beautiful line of jungle trees. Depending on the time of the year, swimming is possible in this private cenote.
If you like refined luxury, privacy, fun activities, being pampered, tropical gardens and the Caribbean, Bel-Ha is the new secret spot. The house accommodates eight guests. If necessary, extra beds can be arranged to accommodate up to ten guests.
Xpu-Ha is a trendsetter among Riviera Maya beaches. The ancient Maya named this bay rather romantically. Xpu-Ha means 'morning dew'. You will find it romantic too, even if you miss the sunrise.
It ticks all of the beach lovers' boxes - soft sand, calm clear water and a few fab beach bars to choose from. It is where we locals like to hang out, and that has to be the greatest endorsement. It’s also the spot for travelers who have trouble making decisions; halfway between Playa del Carmen and Tulum.
Maybe toss a soccer ball around, head out for a snorkel, or just lie there enjoying the breeze and counting how many shades of blue you spot in the water. The bay is not invaded (yet) by large hotel complexes; there are only a few small ones on the northern side. The beach is long, perfect for walks. The southern end is always empty, even at high peak, if you want a really quiet spot. You’ll find all kinds of water sports here: snorkeling, kite surfing, swimming, free-diving, boogie boarding, paddle boarding, kayaking, fishing, beach volleyball and beach soccer. You can hire the equipment and the instructors, if you are a beginner in any of the water sports. The central part around La Playa restaurant is popular with the locals and can be busy (live music Thursday to Sunday). Other services include a few beach bars, art shops, beach chairs for rent, beach huts to rent for the night, recently renovated camping (rebranded as glamping), public toilets and showers. You can also just put your towel down anywhere on the beach and have your own picnic.
Turtles choose this beach to lay their eggs from May to September. Please maintain a considerable distance so you don’t stress them. If you walk about, try and spot some of the coastal dune plants that protect the beach: bay beans, octopus bush, beach cabbage and sea grape.
If you want to explore the area around Xpu-Ha Bay, you can opt for cenotes El Jardin del Eden, Cenote Azul or Cristalino, open cenotes in lush surroundings, each with a small cliff to jump from into the crystal-clear waters, which feed the cenotes from the underground rivers. That’s a whole other water experience but hey! Who ever got tired of counting shades of turquoise!