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October 1, 2018

Major Recap: Mayakoba, Mexico

Mayakoba, Mexico is a luxury resort development that offers the utmost service in the Riviera Maya region. There are four hotels within the complex – Banyan Tree, Andaz, Rosewood and Fairmont. Mayakoba is the perfect destination for the Mexico first-timer. At the Mexico airport, you can meet your private transfer and venture 40 minutes away to the Mayakoba property. The resort brands are familiar and will make you feel comfortable and safe from the moment you arrive. Each resort property provides a unique experience, with their own secluded property and beach service.


My recent Major Traveler scouting trip allowed me to witness the culture and authenticity of Mexico. Multiple direct flights from the states make Mayakoba the perfect long-weekend girls getaway, honeymoon or family vacation. Within three hours, you can be laying on the beach, experiencing 5-star Mayakoba luxury. Take a look at each of the properties below to learn more and find your perfect fit.



Vibe: Spacious luxury with an Asian twist and lush surroundings.

Perfect For: Honeymooners and families looking for the privacy of a villa experience. While some accommodations are on the beach, the majority of villas are a short bike or golf cart ride from the beach.

Wow Factor: Private villa pool, separate living room, large bathroom, complimentary bike for each guest. Bonus WOW: resort entry


just back from mayakoba villa

just back from mayakoba lobby



Vibe: Modern and clean with pops of bright Mexico color and flare

Perfect For: Families with children of any age, couples and budget travelers.

Wow Factor: the lobby with a mix of fire and water, expansive pool area, accommodations near the beach


just back from mayakoba andaz



Vibe: Light and bright, modern cleanliness, sophisticated elegance

Perfect For: Honeymooners and couples seeking privacy and luxury mixed with authentic Mayan culture.

Wow Factor: Upon arrival, you are transferred to your room by boat. Plus, each room has its own plunge pool. The ocean view + plunge pool is what dreams are made of. Rosewood also has “La Ceiba”, a unique family style dining experience underneath the Ceiba tree in the midst of the Rosewood garden.


just back from mayakoba rosewood

just back from mayakoba la ceiba



Vibe: traditional, authentic, true to Fairmont brand

Perfect For: Families, corporate travel and small groups looking for a mix of villa and hotel style accommodations.

Wow Factor: breakfast buffet that includes an omelette bar on the patio that overlooks gorgeous river front



Want to learn more? Visit our travel planning page to chat with Major Traveler about properties in Mexico.

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