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Evaluation: Rosewood Mayakoba, Riviera Maya (Mexico)

Evaluation: Rosewood Mayakoba, Riviera Maya (Mexico)


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A number of weeks in the past, I loved a calming vacation within the Riviera Maya, Mexico, the place I stayed on the space’s prime three luxurious resorts. You may learn my journey reviews right here:


In the present day: Evaluation of Rosewood Mayakoba, Riviera Maya (Mexico)

Surrounded by verdant emerald jungle and white sands, Rosewood Mayakoba defines a personal world of uncommon luxurious and refined magnificence. Situated within the coronary heart of Mexico’s Riviera Maya, the ultra-luxury lodge lies alongside a stretch of Caribbean seashore and options an indulgent Sense, A Rosewood Spa, El Camaleón championship golf course designed by Greg Norman and an array of energetic and leisurely leisure pursuits. A journey to this serene retreat captivates the soul with gorgeous pure magnificence and pure refinement. Rosewood Mayakoba options 129 suites – situated both alongside the mangroves or alongside the seashore – plus 15 two-six bed room villas and the famed six bed room beachfront Founders Villa.

Rosewood Mayakoba options in my prime 10 lists of the finest luxurious motels on the Riviera Maya and the finest Rosewood Inns & Resorts on the planet.

Have you ever ever stayed at Rosewood Mayakoba? In that case, what was your expertise? Go away a remark.

On this overview (extra data and images under my YouTube video):


PROS & THINGS I LIKE
  • Surrounded by emerald jungle and winding lagoons, Rosewood Mayakoba is located on the middle of a gated resort enclave – referred to as Mayakoba – which is situated simply north of the picturesque seaside village of Playa del Carmen and 40 minutes south of Cancun Worldwide Airport. Encompassing 595 acres of pristine lagoons, jungles and seashores, Mayakoba is house 4 award-winning motels (Rosewood Mayakoba, Banyan Tree Mayakoba, Fairmont Mayakoba, and Andaz Mayakoba), luxurious residences and world-class resort choices, together with world-class delicacies, wellness, golf and seashore golf equipment, designed to protect and improve the native panorama. Company of Mayakoba get pleasure from quick access to white sand seashores, quite a few land-and waterbased actions, close by Mayan ruins and Mayakoba’s El Camaleón Championship Golf Course.
  • Rosewood Mayakoba is an ultra-luxury retreat the place ocean, jungle and sky meet. It’s a distinctive property comprised of two utterly totally different resort areas. One a part of the resort covers many small islands that are surrounded by a mangrove jungle and a labyrinth of freshwater canals, whereas the opposite resort space is located alongside a mile lengthy seashore, bordering the second largest coral reef on the planet. Each resort areas are house to distinct lodging, eating places and amenities, and related by a phenomenal path that cuts by the mangrove forest. All company get bikes throughout their keep and 24/7 buggy service is offered as effectively, so wherever you’re, you’re at all times simply minutes away from each space with the resort, regardless of the big measurement of the Rosewood Mayakoba’s personal resort grounds.
  • Designed by American architect agency Three, Rosewood Mayakoba was created with the intention of offering a deep reference to the pure mangrove panorama, which is house to over a whole bunch of indigenous wild birds, iguanas, turtles, and monkeys. That is already achieved in the course of the check-in course of, when company arrive on the resort’s open-air foyer, which is about on the coronary heart of the mangrove, providing magnificent views of the wilderness because of its elevated place. The foyer, identical to the opposite resort pavilions, encompasses a modern design and was constructed utilizing the best native supplies, primarily wooden and limestone, that have been confirmed to be essentially the most acceptable supplies for building in such a fragile atmosphere. A staircase spirals down from the foyer to the lagoon, the place small boats are ready to shuttle company to their lodging, gliding by the peaceable canals.
  • Rosewood Mayakoba options 129 outsized suites, that are both constructed alongside the serene mangrove lagoons or set alongside the turquoise Caribbean Sea. Every suite is crafted from indigenous supplies resembling Yutacan limestone and renewable wooden, and affords panoramic views of the encircling pure habitat. Relying on the placement, the view ranges from the serene winding lagoons of Mayakoba to the rooftop ocean views of the resort’s beachfront lodging, every offering a really totally different and distinctive expertise. Moreover these seashore or lagoon lodging, there are additionally wellness suites, that are situated near the spa and whose company get pleasure from complimentary entry to scheduled health and wellness courses. All luxurious retreats are complemented with 24-hour butler service.
  • Throughout my go to, I stayed in a phenomenal Deluxe Lagoon Suite, which was set alongside the mangroves and accessed by way of its personal particular person boat dock. The spacious one-bedroom stand-alone villa featured a bed room with king mattress and sitting room – with eating space and couch mattress – that may very well be closed off from the bed room with sliding doorways for extra privateness. The ensuite toilet was outfitted with two wash basins, an indoor bathe, a big soaking bathtub and out of doors rain bathe set amidst lush cascading greenery. There was additionally a second toilet with a rain bathe. The spacious inside was outfitted with modern furnishings and a contemporary design emphasizing stylish simplicity. Each the lounge and bed room opened to an outside terrace and a tropical backyard, full with a personal plunge pool.
  • Rosewood Mayakoba additionally encompasses a assortment of ultra-luxurious Personal Residences that are located alongside the property’s winding freshwater lagoons or overlooking the ocean. With inside envisioned by Caroline Masserman of Bando x Seidel Meersseman, the personal villas can be found for nightly bookings and have 4 distinctive layouts. Every of the 2 to 6 bed room villas mirror a senses of relaxed sophistication and refined subtlety by a layered strategy to supplies, colours and textures that complement Rosewood Mayakoba’s trendy structure and celebration of Mexican traditions. All Personal Residences supply an open ground plan, outsized terraces and modern customized furnishings crafted by Mexican artisans, reflecting the area’s Mayan heritage.
  • Rosewood Maykoba options three stunning swimming pools areas, two of them situated by the seashore:
    • Surrounded by a phenomenal tropical deck, Casa Del Lago pool is situated subsequent to the foyer – in entrance of Casa Del Lago Restaurant (extra on that under) and overlooks the lagoon and waterways of Mayakoba. Since most company are enjoyable at their personal pool or close to the seashore in the course of the day, it’s at all times fairly right here.
    • The beach-front Punta Benito pool is situated in entrance of the restaurant with the identical title. The distinctive infinity edge household pool comes with two built-in Jacuzzis in addition to an expansive lounge space. It affords sweeping views of the azure waters mixing seamlessly into the colourful blue sky.
    • Proper subsequent to the Punta Benito pool space is the resort’s adults-only seashore membership. Right here, open-air palapas, three small swimming pools, and seaside lounge seating unique to resort company supply a pristine oceanfront Caribbean setting to get pleasure from from day to nighttime.
  • The guts of wellness at Rosewood Mayakoba is the resort’s state-of-the-art Sense, A Rosewood Spa, which is tucked away by itself personal island amongst freshwater lagoons. This luxury therapeutic atmosphere affords twelve therapy rooms, full hydrotherapy circuits, rest lounges, a personal yoga pavilion, eight in a single day Wellness Suites, and sensory Kuxtal Backyard – a spot of profound peace reflecting the Mayan philosophy of life. The wellness vacation spot affords a spectrum of transformative experiences to develop, illuminate, and information company towards renewed power, steadiness, and well being. The spa can also be house to a spacious health middle, which features a full vary of cardio and resistance tools, a widespread space devoted to stretching and free weights, in addition to practical coaching equipment resembling TRX and BOSU out there with personal coaching classes.
  • Rosewood Mayakoba encompasses a big selection of eating places and bars:
    • Situated alongside the principle pool close to the foyer is Casa Del Lago. Every morning, the venue affords genuine a la carte dishes, together with basic chilaquiles, conventional sopes, and 4 variations of huevos rancheros. As well as, a small continental breakfast affords premium cheeses, meats, smoked salmon, native fruit, pastries, cereals, yogurts, and extra. At evening, Casa del Lago transitions right into a glossy dinnertime restaurant with an ever-evolving menu.
    • Set subsequent to the foyer is Agave Azul Savor, a recent venue serving contemporary Baja California seafood with Asian influences overlooking the lagoon.
    • Zapote Bar is a day-to-night vacation spot serving craft cocktails that showcase hand-crafted spirits and draw inspiration from the Yucatán. Ranked amongst North America’s 50 Finest Bars for 2 consecutive 12 months, Zapote Bar additionally serves Center Jap influences and Lebanese live-fire cooking methods in honor of the Yucatán’s various culinary roots.
    • Set beneath a surprising Ceiba tree within the resort’s lush gardens, La Ceiba Backyard & Kitchen affords genuine al fresco culinary journey showcasing conventional Mayan cooking methods. This one-of-a-kind culinary journey celebrates the Yucatan Peninsula’s storied Mayan roots with a multi-course menu showcasing conventional open-flame cooking methods and hyper-seasonal regional substances. Company are seated at lengthy communal tables alongside fellow company in addition to Rosewood employees members. The restaurant is house to limited-run culinary collaborations with esteemed cooks from round Mexico, the USA, and past.
    • Situated alongside the beachfront famlily pool, Punta Bonita is a laid-back eatery with indoor and terrace seating showcases the colourful palate of Mexico’s Southern Pacific Coast.  Open for lunch and dinner, the venue serves freshly caught seafood, made-to-order ceviche, and mesquite charcoal-cooked tlayudas.
    • Aqui Me Quedo is a restaurant situated on the adults-only seashore membership, which is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. In the course of the day, the venue additionally contains La Cantina, a retrofitted classic meals truck, serving informal Mexican fare resembling ceviche, Tijuana-style shrimp tacos, frozen cocktails, and extra. As soon as the solar goes down, Aquí Me Quedo transitions right into a glossy nighttime restaurant on the sand, highlighting flavors from the southern coast of Mexico, in addition to hosts rotating culinary experiences together with Thursday evening’s Mexican Grill, and Sunday’s Seaside Meals Fest, a tribute to the nation’s vibrant road meals tradition.
    • Situated in El Pueblito village sq., La Fondita An elegant cantina providing tostadas and mezcals.
    • Pan Dulce Ais a tasty Mexican bakery located in El Pueblito village sq..
  • Rosewood Mayakoba is managed by Rosewood Inns & Resorts, one of many world’s most unique lodge manufacturers. The Rosewood story started in 1979 when a historic mansion in Dallas, Texas was remodeled into an acclaimed world-class lodge – The Mansion on Turtle Creek – whose success was the blueprint for all subsequent Rosewood properties. In the present day, the group manages a particular assortment of residential-style motels throughout the globe, together with well-known properties resembling The Carlyle (New York) and Las Ventanas al Paraíso (Mexico). Every property delivers a one-of-a-kind atmosphere and magnificence, wherein location, tradition, historical past and geography are a part of the material of the lodge, reflecting the corporate’s “Sense of Place” philosophy. I’ve beforehand reviewed the next Rosewood Inns & Resorts:

CONS & THINGS TO KNOW
  • The results of local weather change – with seashore erosion because of gobal warming –  are evident alongside the Riviera Maya. And sadly, that is notably seen at Mayakoba, the place power erosion has stripped the realm of a few of its white-sand beachfront. Mayakoba used to have one of many widest and most gorgeous seashores on the Riviera Maya, however at the moment, it’s largely only a slender strip of white sands. In 2017, the Mayakoba enclave took efforts to revive the seashore to its former glory by rebuilding the realm’s coastal dunes and creating new coral boundaries. The intention was to create a much better and wider seashore, and though which will have partly succeeded in sure areas of the resort, it did come at a price because the view of the seashore has modified for good (with erosion and algae barrier clearly seen proper in entrance of the resort).
  • The seashores of the Riviera Maya – together with Mayaoba Seaside – are affected by the presence of sargassum seaweed, which is a priority to many vacationers. Traditionally, the seaweed season usually began initially of spring (April) because of an increase in sea temperature, and peaked in the course of the summer time months. Nevertheless, within the final decade and possibly because of international warming, seaweed has appeared at any time all year long, making it difficult to foretell its seasonal patterns. For instance, after I visited in late January, a large quantity of seaweed washed onshore throughout a number of storms that handed over the realm. Sadly, the seaweed at Mayakoba wasn’t eliminated each day, which was a distinction with the opposite resorts I stayed at.
  • Though Rosewood Mayakoba is situated in an infinite property, the resort might really feel crowded in sure areas at occasions of excessive occupancy.  That is notably the case on the household pool alongside the seashore, the adults solely seashore membership and the eating places. Throughout peak season, the eating places, spa and actions additionally get booked up rapidly, so plan and e book early. Additionally, the resort clearly focuses on American vacationers, with an American vibe current in most resort areas (e.g. loud music within the bars & eating places, eating venue with communal tables,  and many others …)., which you’ll both love or hate, relying in your preferences.
  • Meals at Rosewood Mayakoba is nice, albeit costly, and isn’t included in most space packages. Additionally, the resort has many bars and eating places, and at first, I discovered the huge number of culinary ideas to be complicated a bit. For instance, Zapote is named a bar (and is pleased with its inclusion in North America’s 50 Finest Bars) however its in reality a restaurant. Additionally, except for the sushi restaurant, all venues appear to serve Mexican impressed meals, with out clear distinction. Personally, I additionally missed the presence of a signature restaurant at Rosewood Mayakba, a real high-quality eating restaurant providing a serene and tranquil ambiance and with the ambition to gather a number of Michelin stars.

MY VERDICT
  • Location: 8/10
  • Design: 9/10
  • Pool: 9/10
  • Rooms: 9/10
  • Meals: 8/10
  • Breakfast: 8/10
  • Spa: 9/10
  • Service: 9/10
  • Wow issue: 8/10
  • Worth for cash: 8/10
  • General expertise: 8.5/10 (superb)

TIPS FOR FUTURE GUESTS & SAVE MONEY
  • Tip: get complimentary VIP perks when reserving by way of Virtuoso  (e.g. room improve, each day breakfast, early check-in, late check-out and $100 USD lodge credit score).
  • Lower your expenses: learn right here my suggestions for getting the most effective deal at a luxurious lodge like Rosewood Mayakoba (and/or obtain many free perks).
  • Learn my suggestions for making ready your journey in time.

BEST TIME TO VISIT

The Riviera Maya in Mexico has a subtropical local weather with two seasons – a wet season (Could to October) and a dry season (November to April). The very best time to go to is December to March when the temperatures are a bit extra snug and there are fewer rain showers. In the course of the wet season, interval temperatures stay excessive and though it rains on daily basis, downpours don’t are typically extended. There’s a probability for hurricanes, particularly from July to October.


HOW TO GET THERE

Rosewood Mayakoba, Riviera Maya, Mexico is situated 40 minutes by automotive from Cancun Worldwide Airport, which is served by most North- and South American in addition to some European airways. Verify the Wikipedia web page of Cancun Worldwide Airport for a constantly up to date record of airways that supply direct flights to Cancun.


PHOTOS

Right here’s a number of my images of Rosewood Mayakoba, Riviera Maya in Mexico. To view extra lodge images (together with breakfast and dinner), click on right here.

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