Here is my self-appointed challenge for this post. I shall attempt to tell you about the second of the three jewels in Rosewood’s royal Mexican tiara without submerging you in a sea of superlatives. Trust me, it is going to be more difficult than it might sound for such an amazing place.
Last post our focus was Rosewood Mayakoba. Now we turn our attention to Las Ventanas al Paraiso. For those sad souls who have never had the privilege of visiting “The Window to Paradise”, this resort glistens like a white cactus flower in an endless desert. The architecture is minimalistic yet remarkably elegant. When you first set foot on the property, it offers the promise of a welcome oasis and refreshing respite from the parched landscape of your daily life. It is a promise richly fulfilled by inspired cuisine and matchless hospitality. (Good grief, so much for my intentions at the outset. We are just getting started and I have you already mired up to your hip waders in metaphors. Despite my best intentions, I am slinging superlatives around like a Waffle House fry cook serving up hash browns. OK, deep breath. Let’s try again.)
Dining at Las Ventanas not only satisfies the palate but soothes the jangled nerves. When you are on vacation, if you’re the least bit like me (I know, scary thought), it’s not about chowing down but chilling out. It is imperative that the mood be as mellow as the food is delicious. So indulge me a moment. Gaze a few seconds at the picture to the left. Then, imagine you have just enjoyed a leisurely, mid- afternoon lunch at The Sea Grill. They have just brought you this mango dessert and a piping hot cappuccino you see pictured here. For the next hour you gaze out at the lapping waves, savoring your dessert and letting your mind drift like the flotsam you occasionally see bobbing on the ocean waves. Startled from your trance by two feuding sea gulls, you glance down at the table suddenly realizing you haven’t turned on your phone in over two days. Oh, well.
It is nearly time to saunter, sauntering and meandering being the only two gaits permitted on property, over to the spa for your Milk & Honey Bath Ritual with Wrap. Or did you sign up for the Four Hand Energy Restoration treatment, you wonder. Surely not. Four Hands???
And so, you struggle on for days, battling such decisions of great moment. Which spa treatment today? Shall I golf or play tennis? Should I have the rack of lamb at dinner a second time with so many other wonderful selections? But it was soooo succulent.
Now perhaps, if I have done my work properly, notwithstanding my embarrasing lack of literary restraint, you understand why this second jewel is called “The Window To Paradise”. Next post we will explore Rosewood’s third, and to those of us with a certain bent, the crown jewel in this tiara fit for a princess. At that point, I will ask you which of the three is most likely to be added to your personal bucket list. So do come back. If you don’t, you will have to live with the responsibility of denying my little poll scientific credibility and, surely you agree, that is a heavy burden to carry through life!