Tucked away in the Mexican Rivera Maya is Fairmont Mayakoba, a 30-minute drive from Cancun filled with beautiful views and guaranteed new memories.
Surrounded by lagoons, lush jungles, and gorgeous beach views, Fairmont Mayakoba is an oasis made especially for you. To be honest, I never heard of Mayakoba prior to this trip, however it is certainly on my radar now and I’m aiming to get back to this paradise soon.
Before I review our stay, let me start by disclosing that this trip was a partnership between myself and Fairmont Mayakoba. However, all thoughts reflected are 100% of my own opinions. This is a luxury resort; for all rates and availability, please click here.
If you’ve been to Mexico, you know that most resorts are generally all-inclusive. With the Fairmont Mayakoba, however, you get the choice of all-inclusive or a customized plan. You can choose from an array of dining packages that fit your needs and there are always package deals they run on their website too!
Encompassing 45 acres, the Fairmont Mayakoba offers 27, 710 sq. of exploration with two outdoor event lawns, 18-hole golf course, and 401 rooms/suites. There are 6 options for dining, which includes poolside and beach service, 24-hour in-room dining, and 37,000 square foot spa featuring 20 treatment rooms. There is also a mineral pool on the rooftop of the spa and they also house stingless bees. Fitness center and beauty salon are also offered on the property.
To get around the property itself, you can catch a golf cart shuttle or utilize any of the bicycles. In addition, there is a complimentary boat tour offered everyday, which shows you just how massive the Fairmont Mayakoba is. I suggest you start with the boat tour, which is about 30-minutes long, so you know where things are.
KSOLE and I had the pleasure of staying in a Signature Casita Room, which faces the water canal and golf course. With a private entrance, ample natural lighting, spacious spa-style bathroom with a huge soaking tub (that KSOLE took advantage of), and large private balcony, it was honestly hard to want to leave the room itself. Not to mention that the bed was one of the comfiest we ever slept on. Overall, the room is very spacious for two people with two closets and his & her sinks.
If a secluded beach isn’t already alluring enough, how about an afternoon at Fairmont Mayakoba’s Willow Stream spa? KSOLE and I received one of the best couple’s massages we ever had, followed by some light bites in the spa lounge and a dip into their mineral pool on the rooftop. For reference, we had the 60-minute relaxation massage, which tailors to your specific needs with customized pressure.
The spa facilities are gorgeous with plenty of options from the steam room, jacuzzi, and showers. Everything you possibly need, from hairdryer to sunblock, is all available within the spa as well.
Honestly, you need to book a massage during your visit because it really sets the tone for the rest of your time there.
If you’re traveling with kids, there is an adventure club dedicated just to them. There are also babysitting services available on the resort if parents need a minute to themselves.
If you’re a golfer, you’re in luck as Fairmont Mayakoba’s El Camaleón golf course is over 7,000 yards and was designed by golf great Greg Norman. If you’re not a golfer but are interested in learning, the Jim McLean Golf School is available for lessons.
Water lovers are going to love the array of activities available during your stay. From kayaking to stand-up paddle boarding, snorkeling, and windsurf lessons, you will be busy all week long. In addition, the Fairmont Mayakoba offers a coral reef reforestation snorkeling activity, which gives you a first-hand look at their hard work in the making.
If there’s one thing I judge a resort heavily on, it’s the food. I love to eat and it’s very disappointing when a resort has great amenities but fall short on food. Fortunately, this isn’t the case for the Fairmont Mayakoba. With 6 options for dining, including pool side and beach side services, and a focus on sustainable menus, the Fairmont Mayakoba has something for everyone. However, my two favorite restaurants have to be are Brisas (for lunch) and El Puerto (for dinner). The sushi at El Puerto is delicious, as is the lagoon view you get at dinner. Brisas is beachside dining and has a selection of great breakfast and lunch options, including avocado toast (yes, so LA haha). Regardless of where you dine, you’ll have a great meal and in-room dining is also equally impressive.
If you’re in search of that epic summer vacation with your family or in need of a getaway for you and your boo, Fairmont Mayakoba is the place to go. The weather is generally nice all year round, the property is massive and well-worth investing a minimum of 3-nights, and the service is excellent.
We had a great time and wish we could’ve stayed longer. However, we plan on returning with friends in the future and stay in one of their gorgeous suites.
Thank you Fairmont Mayakoba for an amazing experience!