In the conception of this project, understanding the special nature of the site and fully respecting the existing natural surroundings was essential. All its areas were designed using an organic, low-impact architecture that is integrated to the context. To meet these standards in the most efficient manner it was decided to prefabricate as many elements as possible on the mainland and take them to the site by boat .
The principal architectural concept is based on Mayan elements that are native to the region, such as pyramids, traditional Mayan houses, the Mayan calendar and cenotes. The master plan includes suites, stilt houses (in the water and in the island), a spa, common areas, a residential area and services. It is distributed over the length of the island seeking to generate the least possible impact.
The buildings are a reinterpretation of a traditional Mayan houses. They are designed using 3 bodies: The first body, sheathed in wood, contains the washrooms and a private patio; the second body, curved and made from stone, houses the bedroom, while the final body contrasts with the solidity of the other volumes and was conceived as a transitional space. In particular, the engineering structure was designed to resist a hurricane up to 250 km/hr. The "shells" of the three volumes are modules of GFRC that in the event of suffering a natural disaster they are automatically removed from the slab without damaging it, and may be restored and rebuilt.
The public areas were not intended as large spaces, with the idea of allowing nature to dominate, meaning that they simply contain a restaurant, bar, lobby, pool bar and reception. The residential zone is planned to accommodate 20 two-story villas, designed with a small footprint and using the same elements.