Fairmont Mayakoba Riviera Maya

Fairmont Mayakoba Riviera Maya
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Address
Carretera Federal Cancun
Riviera Maya
Mexico
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Reviewed by Steve Jermanok

An hour's drive south of Cancun on the Yucatán Peninsula, Playa del Carmen is the gateway to miles of soft white beaches, popular snorkeling and scuba diving sites, and the famous Mayan ruins of Tulum. It's grown exponentially in the past decade, with the sprouting up of numerous all-inclusive resort complexes along the beachfront. A more exclusive alternative is the relatively new Mayakoba development, a 600-acre complex first unveiled in 2006 that's home to top-tier luxury-resort

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Price Points
$251-450
Room Types
Cottage
Recreation & Amenities
Beach Activities,Cultural Activities,Golfing,Kayaking,Kids' Club,SCUBA Diving,Sailing,Saltwater Fishing,Shopping,Sightseeing,Snorkeling,Spa and Massage,Swimming Pool,Tennis
Eco-cred
Could try harder
Closest Airport
Cozumel Airport (11.2 miles)
Set down under the mangrove canopy, disturbing scarcely a branch, Fairmont Mayakoba Riviera Maya gives the impression that it grew out of the very forest it calls home. Its guest rooms, casitas and suites lie nestled in a tropical wood surrounded by the calm, ever-present waters of lush lagoons, while some private suites stretch out to a pristine white beach.

The Fairmont Mayakoba's lavish Riviera Maya accommodations include 401 elegant rooms, including 34 Suites located in a traditional low-rise hotel building and clustered throughout the property in 90 two-story Casitas with two to four rooms each.
Accommodations categories range from generous Fairmont rooms to Presidential Suites.

Fairmont Hotels & Resorts manages the neighboring 18-hole El Camaleon designed by Greg Norman, site of the only official PGA TOUR event held outside US or Canada.

Situated in the heart of the Riviera Maya, Fairmont Mayakoba is approximately 42 miles or 70 km south of Cancun, within the Mayakoba resort development; a secure, 240-acre gated community surrounded by canals, shoreline and mangrove forests, which is only accessible via one main entrance point.

Fairmont Mayakoba Riviera Maya's Mexican home is a unique mixture of interwoven cultures. While the host of free spirits and roamers that have long been attracted to this glorious peninsula have lent to the relaxed local culture a European style and flair for gracious living, travelers can bask in perfect solitude on uninhabited beaches, explore eco-parks or enjoy nearby Playa del Carmens exuberant nightlife.

Dining options include La Laguna Grill & Bar, an al fresco restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and dinner in a tropical atmosphere and featuring a cozy lounge; Las Brisas (AAA Four Diamond), an elegant seaside restaurant featuring contemporary seafood; El Puerto (AAA Four Diamond), located in the main building; and Café Maya, a sunrise-to-sunset market cafe. Tropical cocktails, sushi and live music are offered in the Lobby Lounge and guests can swim up to the bar at Las Olas.
All day in-room dining is also available.

Fairmont is a member of the World Heritage Alliance for Sustainable Tourism (WHA). The WHA was created to promote conservation, sustainable tourism, and economic development for communities located in and around UNESCO World Heritage sites.

Fairmont Mayakoba has been recognized with the esteemed AAA's Five Diamond Award in 2009, a prestigious honour coveted by properties throughout North America, but bestowed on a select few.

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Family Review of Fairmont Mayakoba Riviera Maya

By Away Travel Expert : Candyce H. Stapen

The Spread:
Low-rise buildings, grounds laced with canals and lush with indigenous plants, and wooden walkways lined with mangrove thickets and sand dunes extending to the beach represent the Fairmont Mayakoba’s pledge to eco-friendliness. About 42 miles south of Cancun, the Fairmont Mayakoba is situated in the heart of the Riviera Maya on the Caribbean coast. The 401-room upscale hotel covers 45 acres within this luxury community, and accomodations

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