What We Love
- Five swimming pools and a private beach
- The signature treatments at the resort’s Willow Stream Spa
- On-site golf at Mexico’s only PGA course; golfers can have their swing analyzed using the new Trackman IIIe video system at the Jim McLean Golf School
What To Know
- The resort is 45 minutes from Cancun and the scene here is all about relaxing
- The resort is spread out, but there are golf-cart shuttles to help get around the property
- As with all secluded resort properties, the dining options are all on-site
- Free WiFi
- Golf Course
- Handicap Accessible
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Swank Riviera Maya sleep set in a private reserve of mangrove jungles and limestone canals along Mexico’s Caribbean coast
The Fairmont Mayakoba is a classic open-air Mexican resort anchored by a large main lobby area with restaurants and lounges. The rest of the jungle-covered grounds are crisscrossed by meandering pathways, canals, lagoons and five swimming pools. Guests are encouraged to explore by borrowing a free bike, and a white-sand beach means there are plenty of quiet places to relax.
Bed and Bath
The resort’s 401 rooms and suites are spread out over the sprawling property, so chances are you won’t see other guests outside public areas. The aesthetic is Mexican-jungle chic and two-story casitas feature palapa-style thatched roofs, private balconies overlooking the saltwater lagoons, and dark wooden furniture and sliding shutters that guard against midday heat. Bright woven fabrics reflect the colors of the Caribbean, while the all-marble bathrooms — with separate soaking tubs and glassed-in showers stocked with Le Labo products — add just the right touch of luxury.
Golf is a main draw, thanks to the PGA-rated Greg Norman-designed El Camaleon Golf Club, which snakes through the jungle and along the stunning coastline. Those looking to relax can partake in a signature treatment at the Willow Stream Spa or head to one of the five swimming pools for some sun. The property’s four restaurants include La Laguna Grille & Bar for casual all-day dining and the more formal Las Brisas for romantic oceanfront meals featuring fresh seafood.
In the Area
Adventurous travelers can snorkel or scuba the famous local cenotes (underwater cave systems) with local outfitters. Playa del Carmen is just 10 minutes away, and its main street, 5th Avenue, is filled with restaurants, boutiques and galleries. Ferries ply the waters from here to Cozumel, where visitors can snorkel and kayak in Chankanaab Marine National Park. Spend a day wandering the overgrown ruins of the ancient Maya citadel of Tulum (about an hour away), or venture even further into the jungle (about a 2.5-hour drive) to the sprawling pre-Columbian complex of soaring stone pyramids at Chichen Itza, one of the New Seven Wonders of the World.
How to Get There
This was our third time in the Mayakoba resort but the first time at the Fairmont. We upgraded to a beach casita which was lovely. The resort is great, service, gym, bikes and food are all great. We would definitely come back.
The worst trip
Suppose is a up scale service
The whole hotel was dirty even the pools.
There was not enough personal, at the restaurant the service was extremely slow we had to wait hour for the server to arrive take the order and then bring back the food. At the beach and the service was awful as well there where no towel (one day we had to wait 2 hours for the towels to arrive) or beds as well as no personal.
Overall the trip was a disappointment, we were expecting a luxury hotel and it was not even close.
This is our second visit in 10 years and each was equally amazing. We stayed at the beach this time and highly recommend. The weather was great, the staff great, the food great! Absolutely love what the Fairmont has to offer. We will be back.
My daughters and I love Fairmount Mayakoba.
We are active 22 to 61 year olds and absolutely love what you have to offer. Day trips to archeological sites and on property nature adventures ( the bats and the cenote, snorkeling on the coral reef, and the bird watching boat ride at dawn are a few highlights ).
Suite was great and priced fairly. Wish we knew about the two large corporate events At the hotel while we were visiting it’s sometimes affected our service and there were restaurants they were closed because of events that we felt we didn’t have a good handle around