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A Sanctuary for the Senses

Inside the aquatic paradise of Banyan Tree Mayakoba.
Asia meets Mexico, over water

Paradise on earth does exist. It’s on the Riviera Maya, at the magical Banyan Tree Mayakoba. This 5-star resort on the eastern seaboard of the Yucatán Peninsula is something special: a village of 120 elegant and private villas built around a commanding and beautiful Asian-inspired complex, within which. lows a blue-green lagoon that connects to cenotes, the scared subterranean chambers where fresh water meets the sea. It’s a little like Venice, Mayan-style. Mayakoba—meaning village over the water in the Mayan language—is a unique blend of Asian hospitality and philosophy applied to Mexican heritage and culture.

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This is our Love issue, and inside we celebrate many formal expressions of love and commitment from diverse couples in different locations. We also remind readers to safeguard their health—sexual, psychological, and physical—which still needs to be maintained even within a committed relationship. Love isn’t as random as Cupid’s arrow. Getting it and keeping it need to be worked at. Decades of activism and visibility gave us the right to formalize our romantic unions—and vigilance will give us the right keep it.