I have recently returned from a weekend getaway at the Rosewood Mayakoba. I was traveling with my husband for a quick and easy getaway to celebrate his birthday and enjoy some time alone, leaving our 3 year old back in NYC with family.
Traveling to the Mexican Riviera Maya is a piece of cake from New York and most other major U.S. and Canadian cities making this a perfect, simple, luxury getaway. I had pre-arranged a VIP meet and greet service so as soon as we stepped from the plane we were met by a representative who quickly escorted us through customs and immigration avoiding all of the lines. We had only carryon luggage so it was just moments before the representative located our driver from The Rosewood Mayakoba and we were on our way. The hotel is about a 45 minute drive fromCancunAirport. The hotel will send a luxury suburban vehicle to transport you.
The RW Mayakoba is a contemporary property with a Mexican flair. The public areas are very impressive architecturally and make an impact from the moment you arrive. The property has two very different sections, the lagoon section, and the beach section. You must be aware that very few rooms at this hotel are located near the beach. If you can afford to “pay the premium” for a room located in the beach section – it’s a must! Personally, I was confirmed in an entry level room which is called a Lagoon Suite however I did tour every other room category. The one thing that I can attest to is that every room at this property has “WOW FACTOR”.
The lagoon section is where most of the 128 suites are located as well as the Lobby, the main restaurant, the sushi bar, the Tequila library and billiard room. The beach section is where you will find the more casual restaurant, the infinity pool and the kids club. The two sections are separated by half a mile walk or can be easily accessed by golf carts which are continually shuttling guests around the property. The hotel is surrounded by crystal clear canals in and all of the rooms are located on water. All of the rooms are extremely spacious, private and luxurious. All are equipped with a private a plunge pool, (the “overwater” suites are the most impressive rooms within the Lagoon Section). As for the décor, the suites are quite contemporary, but yet very nicely integrated with the surrounding nature, mainly a combination of stones and woods. The bathrooms are all very impressive. Most bathrooms have very sexy outdoor shower gardens, huge bathtubs and beautiful tiles. All rooms have very nice sitting/lounge area.
The overall service is excellent and the staff is friendly and helpful; you are also assigned a private butler to help you with any special needs. The food was quite good as well, featuring mainly authentic Mexican and continental cuisine.
The pool and beach area of this property are exceptional. The infinity pool literally hangs over the very white sandy beach. I have experienced almost every luxury hotel located on the Riviera Maya and I have to say that this hotel has one of my favorite beach/pool areas. In general, the hotel is very “adult like” however they do cater to children. I was pleasantly surprised to see an infant wading pool and a very nicely equipped kids club within the beach club area. If you are a couple traveling without kids I would suggest staying away from this hotel during peak times such as Christmas/New Years, Presidents Week and Spring Break as I could imagine that it might become a bit overcrowded with kids by the pool area which is not very large or spread out. However, if you are a family traveling together and require connecting rooms, book early because the hotel does have a limited supply of connecting rooms.
All in all I recommend this property as a fantastic getaway for both high end families and couples.