When I am stressed, I think of my stay at the Mayakoba and it seems to get all better.
We stayed there for four nights after attending a work conference near Tulum. I've stayed at several placed in the Riviera Maya, and this is by far the best place I've stayed. In fact, I think I would rank this as the best hotel experience I've ever had.
Our first night was in a Private Casita, which was set back from the ocean but had great ocean views from the private rooftop pool. The roof sprang a leak during the torrential rains overnight and, after some exceptionally quick and professional problem solving on the hotel's part, we were moved to an Private Oceanfront Casita. This is the one in the pictures that has the private pool looking out over the ocean. Every morning, I would make coffee and walk out to our private palapa just a few steps from the casita. The suite is very large with a full living room, a huge bedroom, and two bathrooms. The master bathroom has glass walls looking out to a private garden. Simply breathtaking.
We ate at La Laguna and Las Brisas. Both were very good with excellent service. Las Brisas is expensive, but it's worth it as a splurge. We also did a "cooking class" with their Executive Chef. It wasn't so much a cooking class as a kitchen tour. But the Exec. Chef was great and I was impressed with the lengths that the hotel goes to to ensure sanitation and food safety.
The staff is very attentive. Pretty much any wish you ask will be granted. Our private butler even offered to unpack for us, which we declined.
The only thing I would caution is that this property is very large and very spread out. Getting to the beach from the main hotel complex is a 5 min. golf cart ride. But they do have bicycles all around the property, and that's a fun way to get around. If you're staying in the private area by the beach, it's the same ride to get up to the main complex where most of the restaurants are, but the oceanfront restaurant (Las Brisas) is just a short walk from the private area).
This was an unforgettable four days and I can't wait to go back.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The 45 acre Fairmont Mayakoba, Riviera Maya, a AAA 5 Diamond Award property, boasts 401 rooms and suites, including a collection of beach and lagoon casitas, offering guests extraordinary views of the grounds. Guests at Fairmont Mayakoba can take advantage of several recreational activities on property including exploring nature trails on foot or BMW bikes, scenic boat tours on lanchas through crystal clear canals, sunbathing on the soft white-sand beach or at one of the property's several pools, non-motorized watersports (kayaks and catamarans), outdoor tennis and paddle courts, golfing on the renowned El Camaleon golf course (host to the only official PGA TOUR event in Mexico), lessons at the Jim McLean Golf School or being pampered with signature Mayan treatments at the luxurious Willow Stream Spa. Children and teens have a space just for them at the Discovery Club or at the Teens Room by Sony PlayStation(R). Fairmont Mayakoba's commitment to the environment has earned the resort several awards and accolades including a seal of verification by Rainforest Alliance. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Fairmont Mayakoba Hotel Playa Del Carmen
- Fairmont Hotel Playa Del Carmen
- Fairmont Playa Del Carmen
- Playa Del Carmen Fairmont
- Fairmont Mayakoba Mexico/Riviera Maya - Playa Del Carmen