Situated just 40 minutes south of Cancun lies the award-winning eco-resort area of ‘Mayakoba’, a chic utopia vacation destination of pure bliss, known for its eco-friendly and uniquely sustainable design. You often hear the words ‘hidden gem’ thrown around, but cocooned in nature and immaculately maintained, its quiet and safe location among the tropical Mayan jungle provides the ultimate un-wind and switch-off from the world spot.
@laxtoluxury Mayakoba in Mexico is a unique getaway where you get the benefit of four luxe resorts in one! #mayakoba #luxurytravel #mexico #banyantreemayakoba #rosewoodmayakoba #fairmontmayakoba #andazmayakoba #laxtoluxury ♬ Aesthetic – Tollan Kim
Nestled between the sugary white sands of the Caribbean sea on one side and on the other, lagoons and canals weave through the mangrove forests, this 595-acre eco-resort is exclusively made up of four hotels, The Andaz, Rosewood, Banyan Tree, and The Fairmont. Within the gates of Mayakoba, each property portrays its own distinct personality and style, with an aesthetic nod to the Mayan culture and resort amenities contouring throughout the property.
What Does Mayakoba Have To Offer, Compared To Other Resorts?
Mayakoba also has a nature trail – walking along it can be somewhat reminiscent of a safari, especially in the early morning. You might spot some deer, owls, and even woodpeckers. Residents have been known to catch a glimpse of a tree snake, which is harmless, but generally, you can see and hear the wildlife just from walking around the property.
@fairmontmayakoba Morning Boat Tour. #nature #green #fairmontmayakoba #mayakoba #mexico #paradise ♬ Aesthetic – Tollan Kim
Mayakoba, simply translating to ‘village over water’ in Mayan, is a stunning private community, not only home to 4 luxury residencies but also boasting an 18-hole professional golf course, world-class dining, unrivaled resort offerings, plus wellness and beach clubs; all uniquely designed to preserve and enhance the nature around it. There is also an underlying connection between all the resorts; with neighboring beaches, you can easily and frequently transport between them all and also charge any hotel’s restaurant to your room, regardless of where you are residing.
@paigedemoore from my camera roll to yours this weekend 🤍🌴 #mayakoba #vacation #travel #romanticgetaway ♬ Can we skip to the good part X ajwavy – AjWavy
A Day At Mayakoba Could Look Like…
Waking up after a peaceful night’s sleep in your luxury condo, taking a dip in your private pool, or taking a sip of your morning coffee among nature. When you travel, you may just want to escape and switch off, perhaps indulge in the cuisine, or chill on the private white sandy beaches and enjoy a cold beverage or two. Mayakoba has it all. With lessons available at Fairmont – how about trying a new experience, like kitesurfing? Or, if you are looking for a more low-key adventure, try kayaking through the canals or paddle-boarding in the Caribbean sea, with equipment complimentary of the resort.
If that’s not enough, you can scuba dive in the Great Mayan Reef, the largest barrier reef in the northern hemisphere. Witnessing a variety of sea species, such as sea turtles, sea horses, and tropical fish, all just minutes from your residency; the Mayakoba Dive & Water Sports Center is there to provide excursions, equipment, training, and even your certification if you have enough time here.
@karlieplace ☀️ Will be spending all day poolside at @Fairmont Mayakoba at the freshly renovated resort in Riviera Maya. #fairmonthotel #fairmontmayakoba #allbeyondlimits @Fairmont Hotels & Resorts @all_accorlivelimitless ♬ Me Gustas Tu – Manu Chao
How Do I Get There?
With Mayakoba being just a 40-minute transfer from Cancun airport, you can be checking in to your hotel within an hour of leaving the airport. Located slightly north of the city of Playa Del Carmen, yet still just minutes from the popular district and the vibrant 5th avenue. Also, a 1-hour 10-minute drive to Tulum Archeological Zone and 2.5 hours to the infamous Chichen Itza.
The Andaz, Banyan Tree, Fairmont, or Rosewood?
The hardest decisions, like, shall I order a margarita or a pina colada, are awaiting you, but your first decision is where you decide to stay. All four resorts at Mayakoba have opulent and pristine premises, rooms, beaches, spas, and bars, and they are all equally great but differ slightly.
Mayakoba is, if you can imagine, a rectangular plot of land, the boutique and modern ‘Rosewood’ is situated directly on the beach to one side, then built inwards along the network of lagoons, also offering stunning overwater villas and condos and featuring the infamous Zapote bar. The ‘Banyan Tree’ brings a distinctly Asian style and vibe to the complex, flawlessly blending elegance and nature together, a fusion of Asian hospitality with the passion of a 5-star idyllic Mayan resort. The award-winning hotel ‘The Andaz’, needs no introduction, winning ‘Condé Nast Traveler’s 2020 Readers’ Choice Award “#1 Resort, Eastern Mexico’. Last but not least, you have ‘Fairmont’, showcasing the largest beachfront in Mayakoba, the AAA Five Diamond luxury resort, a resort of casual elegance and understated beauty.
@kambiz.ahmadi What do y ou guys think of this Rosewood Mayakoba Residence? Can you guess the price? #mayakoba #mexico ♬ love nwantinti (ah ah ah) – CKay
Summer is in full swing, so it’s time to reconnect with the world and nature, renew your love for travel, and treat yourself to a stunning getaway of rejuvenation, relaxation, romance, and world-class dining. If not right now, then this is definitely one for the bucket list.
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