Resort Fact Sheet

Rosewood Mayakoba sits in the heart of Mayakoba, a 620-acre resort enclave in Mexico’s Riviera Maya. Built along winding lagoons and a mile-long arc of pristine beach, this oasis of indulgence offers 129 newly renovated suites with plunge pools, butler service, garden showers, individual docks and an exclusive collection of Private Residences with the finest in-room design and details. Resort amenities include a signature Greg Norman championship golf course, award-winning dining destinations, Rosewood Explorers® for children, and Sense® spa, which is designed around a cenote, one of the sacred water wells of the ancient Mayans, and sits on a private island. The Resort is built to abide by the highest of eco-standards, offering indulgence with awareness, and has recently been awarded the Rainforest Alliance Certification and has continuously been recognized as one of the top Luxury Resorts in Mexico. 

Located in the heart of Riviera Maya, a region in the southeast of Mexico with 75-miles of pristine Caribbean coast, bordering the second largest coral reef in the world.

  • 35 minutes (28 miles) south of the Cancún International Airport (CUN)
  • 15 minutes (6 miles) north of Playa del Carmen
  • 55 minutes (40 miles) north of Tulum

Although the destination enjoys stunning weather and tropical warmth year-round, the winter/spring months from December to May are the peak season. Annual average temperature is 78 degrees.

Air Access & Transportation
Cancun’s International Airport handles flights to over 20 destinations in Mexico and to over 30 countries in North, Central, South America and Europe. The Resort can easily be accessible by private jet. 

The Resort can arrange private chauffeured transfers in luxurious Cadillac Escalades with meet & greet service outside of the airport terminal. Independent taxi services and car rentals are also offered at the airport or can be pre-arranged via the resort’s concierge desk.

Situated among winding lagoons or overlooking the Caribbean Sea with direct beach access all accommodations artfully synergize the area’s breathtaking natural beauty with serene interior living space. 

  • 129 oversized Suites all with private plunge pools, most offer outdoor garden showers
  • An exclusive collection of Private Residences

Amenities & Services

  • Butler service for all Suites and Private Residences
  • Arrival to Suite by boat through the iconic waterways of Mayakoba
  • Exclusive bottle of Mezcal welcome amenity 
  • Fresh fruit bowl and bottled water, replenished daily
  • Complimentary in-Suite coffee and tea service 
  • In-Suite WiFi with premium service available throughout the Resort
  • Daily housekeeping including nightly turndown service
  • Access to Sense spa hydrotherapy facilities and fitness center
  • Daily Ecotour to learn about the Resort’s sustainability practices and the flora & fauna of Mayakoba
  • Shopping outlets include a logo, sportswear, jewelry & sundries mart

Rosewood Mayakoba’s culinary offerings are inspired by the gastronomic heritage of Mexico and the distinct traditions and culture of the country’s diverse regions. The resort is a sensorial gallery, where guests can sample and learn all about Mexico’s regional cuisine across eight restaurants and bars, in-suite dining and a variety of culinary events, experiences and pop-ups.

  • Agave Azul (dinner) – with seating in an indoor/outdoor terrace overlooking the lagoon, Agave Azul is a casual, Baja California seafood restaurant with Asian influences. 
  • Casa del Lago (breakfast) – located adjacent to the lobby, Casa del Lago celebrates traditional breakfast items from Central Mexico. An extensive continental breakfast buffet with premium cheese and cold cuts, smoked salmon, fruits, pastries, cereals and yogurts, while hot dishes are available a la carte. 
  • Punta Bonita (lunch & dinner) – overlooking the resort’s main beach area and family pool deck, this warm, casual and relaxing venue provides an ambiance synonymous with Mexican hospitality. The cuisine is inspired by four of the most diverse states with a wide variety of cultural influence and gastronomic destinations in Mexicos’ Southern pacific coast. 
  • La Fondita (lunch) – in the heart of Mayakoba’s El Pueblito and drawing inspiration from Mexico City’s neighborhood restaurants, La Fondita is set in posh cantina décor and boasts bright street food flavors coupled with a lively and charming environment. The menu features favorites such as tostadas, tacos, aguas frescas, craft beer and mezcal.
  • Aquí Me Quedo (lunch) – an unrivaled adults-only beachfront oasis inspired by the residential style of a grand seaside home and the relaxed, natural beauty of Riviera Maya, Aquí Me Quedo features the vibrant, festive feel of a traditional Mexican cantina where guests gather to graze and sip throughout the day. La Cantina’s menu offers drink favorites and freshly made, Caribbean coastal-inspired fare.  
  • Zapote (lunch & dinner) - Zapote bar is inspired by the colonial haciendas of Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula with relaxed and cozy indoor/outdoor living room feel surrounded by the jungle. The bar is the epicenter of the Mayakoba lifestyle where guests come to relax, socialize, and enjoy contemporary cocktails with Mayan ingredients. Mediterranean-inspired dishes showcase the fusion between Southern European culinary influences and local ingredients. *Coming in 2020*
  • Pan Dulce (light breakfast) – located at Mayakoba’s El Pueblito, Pan Dulce dives into the sweet side of Mexican cuisine, specializing in pastries, breads, cookies and custom orders for that special occasion.
  • La Ceiba Garden & Kitchen - designed as an interactive environment for guests to partake in cooking demonstrations, tastings, sit-down La Ceiba Garden & Kitchen pays homage to authentic Mayan cuisine and heritage with its name, derived from one of the Mayan culture’s most important symbols, the great Ceiba tree. The al fresco kitchen and garden, which serves only food cooked over an open flame in accordance with Mayan tradition, offers a fine dining setting anchored by an 18-person communal table.

Swimming Pools
The Resort offers six swimming pools in four distinct pool decks:

  • Casa del Lago Pool, surrounded by a beautiful tropical deck, overlooking the lagoon 
  • Punta Bonita Family Pool, beachfront infinity edge pool with expansive lounging area
  • Spa Serenity Pool, hydrotherapy pool located within Sense Spa surrounded by the emerald green jungle
  • Aquí Me Quedo, beachfront adults-only hideaway

Sense, A Rosewood Spa®
The spa is designed as a retreat-within-a-retreat. Guests at this Mexico spa vacation destination cross a bridge, to reach the private spa island. The spa's interior spaces open to gentle breezes and stunning natural environment of the jungle. Comprising 17,000 sq. ft., the spa space includes 12 treatment rooms and eight Wellness Suites, designed for those guests who desire a pure wellness experience. The spa menu features therapeutic treatments using indigenous ingredients made from local plants such as aloe and agave cactus. Spa facilities, which are separate for men and women, include therapeutic plunge pools, steam grottos, saunas and experiential showers. Outside, the spa has a meditation platform, pool and relaxation deck.

Meeting Rooms
There are three meeting rooms, comprising 3,300 sq. ft. of interior space. Palma Real (2,100 sq. ft.), Palma Areca (700 sq. ft.) and Palma Kuka (498 sq. ft.) as well as the Foyer Las Palmas area offering elegant outdoor space for events of all types. In addition, the main restaurant, Casa del Lago, offers a private dining room, Avicenia, that accommodates approximately 16 persons banquet-style.

Rosewood Mayakoba is a prime model of how sustainable design and execution can be thoughtfully woven together to create a truly luxurious destination. Sitting within a 620-acre private development, the resort revolves around the protection of our natural mangroves and is home to hundreds of indigenous flora and fauna. Guests arrive to their suite via an electric boat, and they use electric golf carts and bicycles throughout their stay. This seamless integration with our natural environment is one of the most defining characteristics of the resort. Sustainability is in our DNA as a resort development.
Our five-star luxury resort was built to abide by the highest of eco-standards, offering indulgence with awareness, and has earned the Rainforest Alliance Certification. From energy and water conservation to responsible culinary practices, here are a few of the ways that sustainability today is rooted in being conscious and respectful of our environment and community.

  • Responsible Sourcing 
  • Eco-Education
  • Waste Not 
  • Shared sense of purpose 

Within the Mayakoba resort, guests have access to El Camaleón, the championship golf course designed by Greg Norman, Dive Center, El Pueblito, an authentic Mexican square with shops and restaurants, arcade, two tennis courts and lectures on Mayan culture, history and the Yucatán ecosystem.

Offsite activities include shopping, dining and nightlife in Playa del Carmen, visits to ecological and archaeological parks, including the famous ruins of Xel-Ha, Xcaret and Tulum. 

Opening Date
December 2008

Last Renovation
November 2019


Daniel H. Scott
Regional Vice President and Managing Director
Rosewood Hotels & Resorts

Asset Owner
RLH Properties