Our family always enjoys vacationing in Mexico, we love the weather, food, and the culture. Rosewood Mayakoba is just one more reason to say "Vive le Mexico"  Here at the Rosewood Mayakoba on the Riviera Maya... a chic alternative to a resort, you can explore 1,600 acres of  jungle, lagoons, and white-sand beaches. Mayakoba opened it's doors in 2008 and sits along the mile-long arc of Caribbean white sand, just north of the town Playa Del Carmen. You can choose from 130 luxury suites with private plunge pools, rooftop decks, an outdoor shower, a private dock and bicycles to take you touring around the property. 

Upon arrival,  you will step onto a charming water taxi and drift along the peaceful canal making  your way to your private sanctuary for the time being. Leave the big city hustle & bustle behind...time to be in the moment and appreciate your surroundings.

Welcome to paradise.

Welcome aboard the Rosewood Mayakoba Loveboat. A charming little boat that will guide you through the canals to your own private oasis. Step onto your private dock, right into your own private plunge pool...nice. Yes, I do mean private.

At night you will be invited into your cozy sheets with a different color hibiscus flower. 

Inviting tub and an outdoor shower, located behind the shower is a staircase to the rooftop deck where you can look up and see a star covered sky.

Spacious bathrooms and fantastic closet space. Welcome to you home away from home, M&M's / fresh fruit / oreo's & lemonade and margarita mixers.

Enjoy your own bike while traveling around the property, and you will need it. There is a lot of ground to cover. Take an afternoon bike ride and watch the palms begin to change color as the sun sets.  Melissa Odabash Bathingsuit coverup.

By the sea / Punta Bonita for lunch or dinner, inside or outside on the terrace.

Here at the Punta Bonita, by the Caribbean Sea you can enjoy a relaxing venue for a light lunch or an authentic tapa style dinner. 

You can choose indoors or the outdoor terrace for a beautiful beachside experience. This was my favorite snack...Jicama, Mango, Cucumber with chili flakes / Fresh chips & salsa / shrimp cocktail with homemade verde sause.

Sense Spa has 12 treatment pavilions arranged around a cenote, (spring-fed pool), and a huge locker room with saunas, steam baths, and rainfall showers. Don't miss out on pampering yourself while you're here at Sense, enjoy the pool, zen garden, steam shower and true quiet time.

Sense is equipped with a full gym. Try the Detox Enzyme wrap,, beginning with a refreshing papaya and pineapple exfoliating scrub.

Hop on your bike, grab a book or catch a cat-nap in Sense's tranquil waiting room. 

Every area of the property is carefully thought out to blend in with the natural landscape. Don't blink or you'll miss a stairway to a Yucatán treasure.  Eres swimwear.

Located behind Sense, you'll find several private pathways leading to peaceful areas. Every day I journeyed out I found a different area to sit down,  meditate and appreciate the beauty of my surroundings.  There are two hibiscus gardens on the property and you'll see the hotel staff taking their time in finding the perfect flower for the special areas in your suite. I have so much appreciation for the staff,  you are always greeted with genuine smiles, they are proud of their culture and their environment.  Natalie Martin Dress / Alvaro Gonzalez Sandals.

Enjoy meals made with fresh herbs grown on the hotel property.  This area is available to rent for celebrations and functions. Once a week you have an opportunity to enjoy dining with a pre-set menu.

While you are enjoying your walk and the aromas of the herb and hibiscus  gardens... don't miss out on the hammock tucked away under the tropical trees.  Enza Costa Ribbed Tank Dress / Bonjour Tote; Jolie / Slippers provided from The Mayakoba.

Enter your suite to Clase Azul Tequila. Compliments of Mayakoba / Step into your personal pool and Enjoy!

 In the lobby next to the Casa Del Lago restaurant,  Watch how cigars are made and hear a little history.

Casa Del Lago features Italian inspired meals with a Mexicana flavor. Enjoy a fantastic breakfast, lunch and dinner. They offer a unique wine list and a cocktail menu.

Whitefish sashimi with fresh herbs and fruit was my favorite appetizer.

After dinner one evening, we came home to this stunning hand-carved chocolate dessert plate and fresh fruit. Mayakoba is overflowing with special touches, and this is one of many.

We were so thrilled to wake up each day and head to the coffee and juice bar. My husband and I would take our computers or Ipads around 7am, hop on the bikes and off we went.  What a great way to start the day.

Breakfast from Casa Del Lago / Waffles, fresh berries / If you're a doughnut lover...this is a good spot.

Huevos Divorciados was my daily breakfast along with ice café.  A Mexican breakfast of eggs separated by a line of refried beans or chilaquiles...and of course topped with fresh herbs and radishes.  Yummy.  / Specs by Oliver Peoples

Poolside by the main pool near the lobby.

Another clever presentation of Jicama, cucumbers, carrots, mango, radishes and chili flakes. I so looked forward to my lunch each day.

Another clever presentation of Jicama, cucumbers, carrots, mango, radishes and chili flakes. I so looked forward to my lunch each day.

Grab your bike and go...ten minutes on a bike trail and you can walk a few steps under the earth to visit the Cenote (A natural pit, or sinkhole, resulting from the collapse of limestone bedrock that exposes groundwater underneath) located on the property. You can also see the bats flying above you...It's actually very interesting, don't miss out on a little journey underground. Dries Van Noten Dress.

Located a few minutes before the cenote you'll find a quaint new village with boutiques, restaurants, and a charming church. A great activity for the day is a bike ride along the path and to visit the local tourist spots on the property.

Before sunset enjoys authentic music and evening at the tequila tastings, mingle with other additional hotel guests, and get to know the history from the Mayakoba executive Staff. 

 I absolutely loved walking out the door and hoping on a bike like you hop in your car.  It's a great way to wake up your soul and experience a sense of freedom. It's always a good idea to step out of your regular routine and do a little something different. We had a relaxing and fun vacation at The Rosewood Mayakoba. Every element of the property was unique...the food, service and the overall experience was just what we needed. If you have younger children, and you're searching for a full kid-friendly hotel, you'll be pleased. There are plenty of activities to occupy your time no matter how old you are. The pools are quiet a distance from one another, so if you need a little quiet time, you'll be sure to find that too.

Thank you Punta Bonita, for a great week, tasty meals and amazing service. Look forward to seeing you soon.  Gracias Por un gran comidas sabrosas semana y un servicio impresionate. Espero verte pronto!

Thank you, Mayakoba... Until we meet again...Gracias, hasta que nos encontremos de nuevo  / Nike shorts & Nike shirt & Nike shoes

                              “To travel is to take a journey into yourself.” – Danny Kaye