Destination Spotlight: TAO Inspired Living in Mexico
By Becky Eades
Nestled in paradise, the residences at TAO Inspired Living offer a unique experience to retirees looking for a little bit more than an average beach destination. Located in the Mayan Riviera, residents have their choice of stand-alone homes, townhomes, lofts, and even penthouses, in a location that has garnered the honor of Top Destination in Mexico for the past eight years as bestowed by Travel Weekly. Here, luxury is important… and it shows. Residents have access to all of the five-star Bahia Principe Riviera Maya amenities such as the beach club, seven pools, 22 bars, and nine jacuzzis. A free shuttle service is available, and the golf course, designed by Robert Trent Jones II, is also included. But luxury amenities and residences are only a piece of what makes up the TAO Inspired Living experience.
After traveling the world for an extended amount of time, one of TAO’s developers noticed that in many urban residential areas, residents were missing a vital connection with nature. Gaining inspiration from Lao Tzu’s book, Tao Te Ching or “Book of the Way,” the developer dreamed of a residential complex dedicated to celebrating its natural surroundings and encouraging a more holistic approach to everyday life. With hard work and imagination, TAO Inspired Living was born. While being surrounded by white sand beaches, world-class boating, and gourmet restaurants, many people will find it easy to achieve inner peace.
While the Maya Riviera has been voted one of the best luxury destinations in Mexico by Travelocity, don’t discount the surrounding towns. Many are just as exquisite and each one has its own unique characteristics worth checking out. Playa del Carmen is only a 25- minute drive away from your front door and is an incredibly laid-back town. Although Cancun is its notoriously rowdy neighbor, you’ll find nothing of the Spring Break atmosphere here. While you’re in Playa del Carmen, make sure you book a snorkeling excursion to get an underwater view of the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef, the second largest coral reef in the world. Nearby Tulum, only 15 minutes away, is an up and coming beach town with a growing restaurant scene. Here, boutique shops are available for those one-of-a-kind purchases, and ancient Mexican ruins are also available to tour.
Discovering new cities and ancient sites is just an average day in the life of a TAO Inspired Living resident, but if you’re interested in learning more about the community, consider visiting for a Discovery Weekend. The residence offers a long weekend package so you can experience the community before making a commitment, and see what it means to actually live a TAO inspired life. To learn more about the luxury residences and the inspirational roster of amenities and activities, visit their website or contact a representative.