- Located on a large stretch of white-sand beach with shaded lounge chair seating
- The resort is surrounded by natural beauty and wildlife
- World-class luxury spa facilities
- Pets are welcome
“Welcome to the jungle,” might as well be the motto for this expansive luxury resort, located in a particularly lush stretch of coastal Playa del Carmen.
A warm greeting, complimentary cocktail and all, welcomes guests to the sprawling Fairmont Mayakoba resort, located in Playa del Carmen. Here, romantic partners, families and even pet owners can easily customize the vacation of their dreams. There’s a stunning, private white-sand beach, where shaded lounge chairs offer guests the opportunity to look out at the crashing waves or, if they choose, the untamed jungle scenery that surrounds the property on either side. There’s also an impressive dining program, run by acclaimed Mexican chef Richard Sandovar, showcased across three impressive restaurants.
As far as accommodations go, 401 luxurious guest rooms, casitas and suites overlooking either jungle, lagoon or beach provide ample space for relaxation or as Fairmont Mayakoba puts it, “room to dream.” While this gated complex can be intimidating in its size, free boats, bikes and golf carts allow visitors easy, accessible transportation for freely roaming the grounds. And there’s certainly a lot to explore, including a whopping five pools and four bars. All-inclusive packages are optional but well worth it—it’s a great value and the best way to enjoy these exotic surroundings without opening your wallet.
Located right along the Caribbean coastline in Playa del Carmen, Fairmont Mayakoba is somewhat removed from more touristy destinations but is still just a short drive away from many of the region’s most popular attractions. Those looking to leave the tropical seclusion of the resort grounds need only to drive 20 minutes south along the water to reach the trendy shops and authentic eateries scattered along bustling Fifth Avenue.
There are countless day trip options in the area as well. The Mayan ruins of Chichén Itzá and Tulum, as well as the blue water cenotes—or swimming holes—located throughout the peninsula, will be of special interest to adventure seekers. In addition, Playa del Carmen is only a short ferry ride from the island of Cozumel, known for its unspoiled beaches and excellent snorkeling.