A raw oyster with pineapple and lemongrass is served in a theatrical gold dish with a halo of spikes at Woodend restaurant.


Centred around exceptional, wood-fired grill cuisine, Woodend by Curtis Stone features seasonal dishes that celebrate the connection between sea and land. Taking inspiration from the farmers and fishermen whose ingredients are the heart and soul of local gastronomy, join us inside Maroma, A Belmond Hotel and feast on stunning plates that pay respect to the Yucatán Peninsula, its history and traditions.

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Angled image of a chef with a green waist apron and a woven basket of heirloom corn cobs on his shoulder, outside Woodend.


  • Open daily, 6pm–11pm
  • Email: woodend@belmond.com
  • Tel: +52 984 370 0400
  • Address: Carretera Cancún-Tulum, Km 51, 77710 Riviera Maya, Quintana Roo, México

Breaking Bread with
Curtis Stone

Growing up in Melbourne, Chef Curtis Stone learnt traditional culinary techniques – such as cooking over a smoking fire – from his mother and grandmothers. In this first episode of our film series Breaking Bread, where we meet top chefs from across the Belmond collection, the Michelin-starred restaurateur talks us through the birth of his new haute-cuisine-meets-wood-fire-grill restaurant, Woodend. Join Chef Stone as he describes his intimate encounter with Maroma and how his recipes mirror their natural surroundings.

Chef Curtis Stone spoons spices from ramekins in a careful preparation of Beef Tartare on the marble counter at  Woodend.


View of the stepped outdoor terrace of Woodend, where tables sit in the shade of wicker pergolas, just a step from the beach.

Mayan Design

Designed by the acclaimed Tara Bernerd & Partners, Woodend’s main dining room is housed underneath a traditional Palapa roof with a bamboo ceiling, bringing a natural warmth to the space. Gently curved banquette seats and eclectic cane chairs are a central focal point of the space, while you can admire the bustle of the chefs with a glimpse through to the onyx-clad open kitchen.

Stride across the tessellated floor — featuring a mix of glazed Saltillo terracotta mosaic tiles set within a border of dark green, terracotta, and off-white that runs around the perimeter of the room — as you reach your table. Large floor-to-ceiling windows with sheer curtains frame the incomparable sea view, allowing you to witness the ever-changing light, while chandeliers made with shells and inspired by local Mayan Jade jewelry bring a touch of drama.



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