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Why We (and Celebs) Like Lagoon Suites vs. Beach Suites

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December 12, 2011 at 2:15 PM | by | ()

Last year, we named the Ocean View Suites at Rosewood Mayakoba one of HotelChatter's 10 Sexiest Hotel Rooms Alive! This is a fact.

However, after returning to the property this fall, we were introduced to a new breed of sexy hotel suite: the Lagoon Suite.

At first, we were all like, "why would we wanna stay here, where we might see a crocodile swimming below our bedroom floor?" Then we had the pleasure of bunking down in a lagoon suite for a few nights and voila! We were converted. And now we know why so many of the celebs who stay at this ritzy Riviera Maya retreat also opt for the lagoon over the ocean view suites. (Said celebs may or may not include: Meg Ryan and John Mellencamp, U2, TomKat and Suri, and Arnold Schwarzenegger.)

Scroll down for a few more reasons to love the lagoon...

1. Privacy, privacy, privacy: We were actually here for work (on assignment for a publication in Australia). But most loved-up peeps staying here are honeymoonin' or acting like they are. And the lagoon suites, away from the beachfront pool, the watersports beach and the resort's seaside restaurant Punta Bonita, are isolated from prying eyes. Like with any good honeymoon property, each overwater lagoon suite is built at an angle that prevents you from spying on the neighbors next door. The only beings we saw from our suite were the birds.

2. The huuuuge bathroom and outdoor shower. A tub for two, a shower for two, vanities for two -- and a spacious outdoor shower with plenty of room for... you know, showering for two.

3. The childlike wonder of an overwater bungalow: The concept never fails to fill us with glee. It's a bedroom built over the sea! Or in this case, a lagoon! How freakin' cool is that? And while we're still saving to stay in one of the ridicu-donk ones in the Maldives or Bora Bora, we can still splash out and skip the jet lag by staying in one of these babies a mere couple of hours from the east coast of the U.S.

Lagoon Suites at Rosewood Mayakoba start at $425 a night, compared to $850 and up for an Ocean View Suite. For stays between Jan. 3–May 31, guests can score their 4th night free, with the 'More Rosewood' promo.

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