The Naturally Elegant Way to Stay in Mexico – Andaz Mayakoba Resort Riviera Maya

LT Globetrotter

February 28, 2018
Andaz Mayakoba Resort Riviera Maya

Take your favorite nature trail, your favorite golf course, your dream master suite, and then place it all right beside 100 feet of powdery white sand and the stunning cerulean seas of the Caribbean. Welcome to Andaz Mayakoba in Riviera Maya.

It’s Beautiful, Naturally

Andaz Mayakoba Beach and Pier

This beachfront gem, just north of Playa del Carmen, is surrounded by tranquil lagoons, lush vegetation, and nature trails ideal for walking, jogging, biking, and just plain old admiring nature. Andaz is the master of keeping nature where it belongs, heightening its presence to co-exist and complement the resort and the natural paradise that is Mexico.

Modern luxury guestrooms and suites are all based on the resort’s boutique model, inspired by the surrounding nature with open layouts and color palettes to reflect stone, sand, and water. Flooded with natural light, the sunshine lands soothingly on Mayan décor and art made by locals. Your terrace is also built with views in mind – of gardens, mangroves, lagoons, the golf course, and – of course – the Caribbean Sea. For nature lovers, and for really anyone looking for authentic tranquility and serenity, this resort reimagines peace by keeping things natural.

Plenty to Do Besides Admire the Natural Beauty

Andaz Mayakoba Casa Amate Comedor

On and off site, there’s plenty of activities to keep you active and having fun. Besides endless water sports including stand-up paddling, snorkeling, and kitesurfing, the resort is also in close proximity to the archaeological ruins at Chichen Itza and Tulum, not to mention those gorgeous natural cenotes – or swimming holes – you can swing into for a nice dip. At the resort itself, tee-off at the prestigious El Camaleón Golf Club at Mayakoba, an 18-hole, par-72 course settled perfectly in nature’s beauty. This Greg Norman designed course is also host to the annual PGA Tour OHL Classic. In other words, you get to play where the pros play.

Tennis lovers also have access to the tennis center, and kayaking tours are also available. The Curator Program makes for fascinating experiences at the resort as well, including ecological adventures, bike tours, a guacamole cooking class, and mescal and tequila tastings. Kids are taken care of at the Kimbo Kid’s Club, with endless activities to keep them occupied and having a blast.

Swim, Sun, Sand, and Spa – True Serenity

Andaz Mayakoba Naum Wellness and Spa Lobby

If peace and relaxation is all you seek, look no further. All suites are equipped with a plunge pool, and there are two swimming pools on site. For the ultimate relaxation experience, step into Naum Wellness & Spa, where Mayan rituals meet modern extravagance. Here, you get to choose which kind of rejuvenating ritual you’d like based on what your intention is. If clarity is what you seek, choose the Tsoolik ritual; He’lel for rest; Muuk’ for strength; Molcintah for connection. Whatever your intention, you’re covered with Naum. There is also a full-service fitness center with state-of-the-art facilities to keep your body fresh. And the Caribbean Sea, of course, is always just steps away.

Consider your personal serenity complete.

Dining with an Emphasis on Fresh

Andaz Mayakoba Olla Ceviche Tuna Tostada

Only using the freshest local ingredients and authentic cooking techniques, the four on-site restaurants delight by staying true to the Mexican spirit and cuisine.

  • Cocina Milagro: Right in the heart of the resort, this poolside pavilion offers up great views and a breakfast buffet with a market-to-table philosophy, and an emphasis on fresh seafood specifically.
  • Casa Amate: Open exclusively for dinner, this is home-cooking with a Latin bent. Overlooking the lagoon (and the resident Amate tree, where it gets its name), this restaurant serves up fresh fish, tacos, and even steak, all in an elegant setting.
  • OllaTaco: Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, this casual dining spot perfects the quick Mexican bite. It’s all in the name – get authentic tacos that you could only find in Mexico. Also serving Yucatán specialties, delicious sauces, burgers, and fajitas, here you’ll enjoy a range of dishes perfect for pairing with a local craft beer. Best of all, the resident “tacologist” – yes, a professional taco maker – teaches weekly taco-making classes to make you your own taco master. You know you want to be one.
  • OllaCeviche: Casual, and on the beach. What’s better than that? This seafood haven obviously serves up some serious ceviche. With other sharing plates like aguachiles and tostados, this is another great spot for a quick bite. Plus, the tequila bar with over 25 different tequilas and mezcals – including a custom-made tequila exclusive to Andaz Mayakoba – makes this also a watering-hole oasis. Here you get to join in on classes ranging from ceviche, guacamole, and taco cooking classes, as well as tequila, mezcal, and beer tastings. All in an open air setting with views out onto the beach.

Next time you’re looking for a naturally beautiful paradise getaway, you’ll naturally want to look here. Andaz Mayakoba Resort Riviera Maya knows how to complement your beach vacation with the stunning world surrounding it all.

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