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Old 04-20-2017   #1 (permalink)
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Serenity Camp, Glamping off of Xpu Ha

Rick and I spent Easter weekend at a new glamping location in the area, Serenity. I don't have a lot to report, because all we did is spend every afternoon at the beach, and every evening at the camp. I will say that the tents are the coolest I have ever seen. I am not one for real camping. But these tents were up on wooden floors, and had king sized beds, full bathrooms, and full electricity, including A/C. The grounds there are absolutely beautiful, and the camp has a small beach club on Xpu Ha bay, directly south of La Playa Beach Club. They need to work out their menu issues (there is a full service restaurant on the camp site, and a full bar service (with a very limited food menu) at the beach club, but overall we had a lovely weekend, and I would definitely go back.

The communal outdoor area, with a fire pit that is lit at night.



A view of the kitchen from an outdoor seating area.



The pool.





Our tent.



Our balcony.



Looking into our tent.



The view out the door of our tent.



They give you marshmallows to roast over the fire pit.



Standing on the balcony.



Some views of the pool at night.





The bar in the evening.



The yoga studio at night.



Walking through the grounds.



The door at the back of the property that leads to the path to the beach club.



The path to the beach club.



The beach club.



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Here is a link to their website.

Serenity Eco Luxury Tented Camp – Xperience Hotels & Resorts
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Thanks for posting Sue! This looks like a cool getaway.
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That place looks really neat. I'm guessing yoga classes can be part of a package or something? Very cool, and great pics!
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That place looks really neat. I'm guessing yoga classes can be part of a package or something? Very cool, and great pics!
Yoga classes were free.
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Very cool!

Those tents are almost exactly like the one I stayed in when I went to Kenya- except it had twin beds, and a poured concrete step/deck in front, and wood sides for about three feet up, and then the canvas. (Hot and cold running water and flush toilet but and no A/C but you didn't need it there.) I LOVED staying in that tent!!
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Looks like a relaxing getaway..
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That looks cool Sue. So is everything you need there as far a food and drink goes ?
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That looks cool Sue. So is everything you need there as far a food and drink goes ?
Yes, technically. Sort of. There is a restaurant on site. Breakfast is included with the cost of your room. They don't offer a lunch menu at the camp, only at the beach. And since the beach club doesn't have a kitchen, their menu only consists of ceviche and nachos with canned cheese sauce. Dinner at the camp is fancy and is only salads, soups, main courses, and desserts. This is the one area that Serenity needs to work on. They should offer more throughout the day, as well as easier, smaller dishes at night. Simple things...Wings, fries, burgers, etc. Especially in the afternoon. We took the car out to the nearest convenience store and stocked up on snacks. They do offer full bar both at camp and at the restaurant. However, the room has a fridge, so on Saturday night, we drank our own beer out at the commons area. No one seemed to care. But we also practically had the place to ourselves.
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Palapas on steroids. Those are nice.
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That's a cool place but I could never sleep without a way to close a door and lock it! I live in what was a pretty crime free area of Va, but we have dead bolt locks on every door (and use them) and an ADT home security system (that we activate at night and when we are away) along with cameras.

Our relatively safe area was rocked by a brutal murder of a 16 year old boy by the MS13 gang a month ago. It will one day be on Dateline. He left his home, in a nice older neighborhood, and told his parents he was going down the street to visit a neighbor, didn't return, was found practically decapatated, hands and penis cut off (a city police officer told me they did that before he was dead), multiple stab wounds, drug behind a car. His body was found about 10 miles from where I live, they arrested 3 MS13 gang members less than 1/2 mile from our home the next morning. Another gang member, a leader of some sort, was arrested later that week, he was on the wanted list for another brutal murder in the D.C. Area.

Locked and loaded here in central Virginia.
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That's a cool place but I could never sleep without a way to close a door and lock it! I live in what was a pretty crime free area of Va, but we have dead bolt locks on every door (and use them) and an ADT home security system (that we activate at night and when we are away) along with cameras.

Our relatively safe area was rocked by a brutal murder of a 16 year old boy by the MS13 gang a month ago. It will one day be on Dateline. He left his home, in a nice older neighborhood, and told his parents he was going down the street to visit a neighbor, didn't return, was found practically decapatated, hands and penis cut off (a city police officer told me they did that before he was dead), multiple stab wounds, drug behind a car. His body was found about 10 miles from where I live, they arrested 3 MS13 gang members less than 1/2 mile from our home the next morning. Another gang member, a leader of some sort, was arrested later that week, he was on the wanted list for another brutal murder in the D.C. Area.

Locked and loaded here in central Virginia.
The doors on the tent slid closed and locked like any patio door.
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The doors on the tent slid closed and locked like any patio door.
After the past few weeks here I kinda laugh out loud when the "Is Mexico safe for travel" thread comes up....

No where is safe any more. Just gotta figure out what your level of tolerance for crime is and go!

Thanks, beautiful place, glad you two got to enjoy it!
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Rick and I spent Easter weekend at a new glamping location in the area, Serenity. I don't have a lot to report, because all we did is spend every afternoon at the beach, and every evening at the camp. I will say that the tents are the coolest I have ever seen. I am not one for real camping. But these tents were up on wooden floors, and had king sized beds, full bathrooms, and full electricity, including A/C. The grounds there are absolutely beautiful, and the camp has a small beach club on Xpu Ha bay, directly south of La Playa Beach Club. They need to work out their menu issues (there is a full service restaurant on the camp site, and a full bar service (with a very limited food menu) at the beach club, but overall we had a lovely weekend, and I would definitely go back.
Love it!! Thanks for sharing the photos Susie Q
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Love it!! Thanks for sharing the photos Susie Q

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