Riviera Maya’s Mayakoba
Mayakoba, one of Mexico’s premier destination spots along the Riviera Maya,
consists of 1,600-acres, surrounded by the natural beauty of lagoons, jungle, tranquil waters and a sugar-sand beach. There are four luxury hotels within this destination: The Andaz Mayakoba, Banyan Tree Mayakoba, Fairmont Mayakoba and Rosewood Mayakoba. Within Mayakoba, there are a wealth of lifestyle experiences, including four acclaimed spas, and more than 25 restaurants. In addition, guests have access to a three-mile-long nature trail and a spectacular 18-hole golf course designed by renowned architect and PGA legend Greg Norman. Perhaps the most exciting addition to Mayakoba this past year is their brand new Van Dutch Yacht, a 1.7 million-dollar yacht available for two-hour snorkel trips or a full day with chef-catered meals. The yacht comes equipped with Sublue underwater scooters and has two bedrooms, a galley kitchen, and shower/bathroom.
The newest property to open here is the Andaz Mayakoba Resort, launched in December of 2016, adding a stylish and hip factor to the internationally acclaimed eco-resort Mayakoba. Situated on 590 acres of breathtaking oceanfront, preserved mangrove and lagoon surroundings, the property has 214 guest rooms, including 41 suites. Drawing inspiration from the abundance of natural elements, renowned architect and Costa Rican native Ronald Zürcher designed the resort to seamlessly integrate the property’s beautiful environment and local heritage. The dining options here are as unique as the resort. The newest restaurant, “Sotavento” is open for lunch and dinner (weather permitting) and is inspired by a shipwreck that washed up on the Mayakoba shore. The restaurant offers a casual and relaxing environment for guests to enjoy Caribbean beach views while dining with their feet in the sand. Additionally, launching this January 2020 the Andaz Mayakoba will be hosting an exciting pop-up activation in partnership with high-end champagne brand, Dom Pérignon. The pop-up invites guests to enjoy French-infused Mexican cuisine including caviar tacos and dessert paired with a glass of Dom Pérignon, all curated from the resort’s esteemed, Chef Miguel Gomez.
With a commitment to sustainability, Andaz Mayakoba has implemented new initiatives to protect the environment, local culture, and wildlife of the destination, offering guests the opportunity to help preserve Mayakoba’s coral reef. They also recently attained a Gold Certification for Travelife Sustainability in tourism for their commitment to sustainability.
The Banyan Tree Mayakoba announced a $50 million renovation, debuting in late 2020 that will include an additional 40 keys (including six overwater villas with private pools and 34 beachfront pool suites. The renovation will also showcase two larger oceanfront pools, a beachfront lounge, and a new MK Blue open-air event space.
The Fairmont Mayakoba recently introduced its vibrant Kiki Bar, located on the beach. By day, the palapa is a bar, and by night, seven specialty Korean barbecues will be placed into the bar area where guests can grill their tableside meal.
Lastly, but most definitely not least, the Rosewood Mayakoba, that debuted in 2008, has been repeatedly honored as one of the finest luxury resorts in the world, and continues to deliver a luxury product to its guests. Recently coming off of a total transformation of its 129 on-property suites, they have introduced eight dedicated Wellness Suites, fully enhanced three- and four-bedroom Presidential Suites, and the debut of Zapote, an innovative bar experience showcasing the deep culinary traditions of Mexico. Following an investment of over $20 million, these accommodations and offerings reflect a fresh, modern take on Mexican craftsmanship, and a holistic approach to wellness.
For more information on Mayakoba,
please visit www.mayakoba.com