As I sit here on my 5 1/2 hour flight from Cancun to San Francisco with sun-kissed skin (well...maybe more burnt then kissed, but let's roll with it) and reminiscing on the incredible work trip/vacation we had. We ate tons of amazing food, met some great people, jumped around to different hotels, drank lots of margaritas and mojitos, and celebrated 6 months of marriage. One of my favorite spots on our trip was the Fairmont Mayakoba.
Fairmont Mayakoba is one of the most unique hotels we've stayed at. They have such a big property with different kinds of pools, restaurants, beach areas, etc. One of the coolest parts of the hotel was the different vibes we felt...one second we felt like we were in a tropical jungle, then the beach. The Fairmont was very comparable to our honeymoon spot at the St. Regis Punta Mita, which was nothing short of ultimate luxury. We kept ooh-ing and ah-ing at how cute, clean and unique everything was.
I knew we would like the Fairmont Mayakoba from the second we stepped out of the taxi - we were greeted with ice cold hand towels, which couldn't have been more refreshing in 90 degree heat. They have an open air lobby with a balcony overlooking the lagoons of Mayakoba. Mayakoba is it's own little community within Riviera Maya - with water canals connecting three hotels: Fairmont, Rosewood, Banyan Tree, and a 18-hole golf course. Guests can jump from hotel to hotel riding the Mayakoba Connection, which is a cute little boat (see below).
There are BMW bicycles outside of the rooms and throughout the hotel that you can pick up and go, which we thought was super fun! I don't even remember the last time I rode a bike so was a little slow at first until I got my grove back. Although, I did make my husband carry the beach bag because I would have ended up crashing if I had anything to do with it! Especially since I almost had a collision with a little dinosaur....I mean iguana
We had breakfast at La Laguna, one of the restaurants on-site at the Fairmont. They had a buffet or a-la-cart ordering. We skipped the buffet and went straight for the eggs. The coffee tasted just like the coffee from our honeymoon, which brought back great memories. (If anyone knows what kind of coffee the St. Regis Punta Mita serves...please let us know!)
And lunch over looking the beachfront at Las Brisas, where I had a yummy coconut crusted chicken salad...my mouth waters thinking about it!
The rooms are awesome! They are mini bungalows, instead of the traditional hotel feel. There is wi-fi throughout the property, which was nice and each room has a french press (check, check) and showers with a huge window that opened up to the outdoors to give that feeling of showering outside - literally you can hear the birds chirping and palm trees blowing in the wind. Tip: Anyone can sign up for a Fairmont Presidents Club, which gives you complimentary room upgrades. We were able to get upgraded to the Beach Area Casita in the 700s on the top floor overlooking the Mayakoba lagoon and golf course.
We will definitely be coming back to the Fairmont Mayakoba, it's definitely made the list of our top places to stay on vacation.
Stay tuned for more on our Mexico trip...will be posting our favorite dinner spots, drinks and more.