The stunning Rosewood Mayakoba sits in the heart of a 1600-acre resort enclave in the Riviera Maya, along winding lagoons and a mile-long arc of Caribbean pristine beach. This luxurious retreat offers 130 suites fitted with private plunge pools, rooftop sundecks, garden showers, individual boat docks and some of the finest in-room design and details. The resort is also home to a signature Greg Norman championship golf course. Diners can choose from several fine dining options including the La Ceiba Garden & Kitchen- an interactive environment for guests to partake in cooking demonstrations and tastings; the Casa del Lago- the resort’s signature restaurant where breakfast, lunch and dinner are served overlooking the main pool and lagoons with indoor or alfresco dining on the terrace or poolside and Punta Bonita, offering light fare and traditional Mexican cuisine for lunch and regional specialties served family style for dinner. There is also a glass wine cellar on display in La Cava (“The Cave”), the resort’s private dining for up to 8 guests and the Sushi Bar & Tequila Library, home to the finest tequilas in the region.
Rosewood Mayakoba offers guests three pools including a main resort pool, beachfront pool, an adult’s only spa pool and a wide mile-long stretch of sandy beach where they can reserve one of the private beach or pool cabanas for the day. There is also Sense, A Rosewood Spa – a 17,000-square-foot spa is ensconced on its own island with 12 luxurious lagoon-side treatment rooms and eight private spa suites built around a cenote, an underground natural wonder of river systems and fresh water caves that the Mayans consider to be a sacred entrance to the underworld.
Accommodation at the Rosewood Mayakoba is modern in design yet crafted from indigenous materials, in harmony with the resort’s lush natural surroundings. Guests can choose to arrive at their suite by an authentic river boat or golf cart where a private butler awaits. The suites, ranging from 800 to 3,200 square feet, is a haven of luxury and style and come fitted with luxurious amenities including a Nespresso coffee machine, Mighty Leaf Tea and electronic tea kettle, complimentary wireless internet, and full-size HD flat screen televisions in the living room and bedrooms.
Our suite pick for the week is the 1,530-square-feet Oceanview Suite, an expansive suite with panoramic views of the ocean from its living room. These suites, which also offer a sofa bed, are located on the second floor just across from the beach. Guests staying at the suites have access to connecting suites (subject to availability), an in-room tequila welcome amenity, fresh fruit bowl and bottled water replenished daily, Bose audio and sound, Satellite television and CD and DVD player and iPod docking station. The resort’s professionally trained butlers will ensure guests feel home with their established hospitality that includes packing and unpacking, preparing a romantic bubble bath, as well as coordinating day trips to explore the Mayan ruins in Tulum or Mexico’s ecological haven of Xcaret.
Size: 1,530 square feet (including exterior space)
Occupancy: 3 adults or 2 adults with 1 child (below the age of 11)
Why should you splurge on it?
An oasis of luxury, the Rosewood Mayakoba sits at Mexico’s Riviera Maya one of the greatest travel destinations ever. The resort reflects the best of the Mayan traditions set in a modern, picturesque and luxurious setting. On one side is the lush mangrove jungle at the heart of the ecological enclave of Mayakoba and on the other the pristine waters of the Caribbean –you are sure to find paradise right here.
Ctra. Federal Cancún, Playa del Carmen
KM 298 Solidaridad,
CP 77710 Mexico