Rosewood Mayakoba Announces Latest News

November 17, 2014

Rosewood Mayakoba, continuously named one of the world’s best resorts, offers the hard-to-find combination of a relaxing beach vacation and cultural travel experience, given the proximity of locally owned businesses and ancient Mayan sinkholes. The all-suite resort features 130 accommodations with private plunge pools, rooftop sundecks, garden showers and individual docks. Amenities for him, her and kids include a Greg Norman golf course and Sense, A Rosewood Spa®, which sits on a private island. While delivering the highest level of luxury to its guests, Rosewood Mayakoba abides by the highest of eco-standards, offering indulgence with awareness.

Rosewood Mayakoba announced its latest culinary feat with the launch of La Ceiba Kitchen & Garden this past October. The 20,000-square-foot outdoor dining concept introduces a new type of culinary experience to the region with an interactive environment designed for guests to partake in cooking demonstrations, tastings, and even foraging for their own produce from over 45 types of organic vegetation to create exquisite delicacies with unmistakeable Mexican flare. The al fresco garden and kitchen only serves food cooked over an open flame in accordance with Mayan tradition and features an extensive variety of organic fruits and vegetables, a unique array of Mexican herbs and spices, and over 20 different sections designated for planting. The garden is also home to various groves of tropical trees native to the Yucatan Peninsula, surrounding a contemporary, fine dining setting anchored by an 18-person communal table. The expert Garden Mixologist directs the seasonal cocktail program at La Ceiba and is available to guide patrons on the specific herbs and spices from the garden that enhance the cocktails paired with their meals. Step-by-step cooking lessons instructed by Executive Chef are also available at La Ceiba for groups or in a private setting.

The introduction of La Ceiba coincides with the debut of Rosewood Mayakoba’s Sense of Taste program, which invites guests to embark on a culinary journey that awakens the senses and explores the beauty and deep-seeded traditions of the Riviera Maya. For guests seeking an authentic, insider’s look into the culinary life of the region, Rosewood Mayakoba now offers several unique ‘Epicurean Encounters’, designed to encourage guests to step outside of their culinary comfort zone to discover the nearby farms and artisans first-hand. The Epicurean Encounters include experiences ranging from visits to a local bee farm where honey is harvested using the same method invented by ancient Mayans, to a family-owned handmade tortilla factory where guests can interact with the locals who still speak the Mayan dialect. Guests interested in experiencing the charm of the daily Mexican “mercado” will delight in a visit to Valladolid, a beautiful Spanish colonial town founded in 1543 and considered to be one of Mexico’s oldest cities. Additional Epicurean Encounters includes Tequila Tastings at La Cava, and a Mangrove Lagoon Tour where guests are escorted through the crystalline lagoons by boat with a selection of artisanal wines and cheeses.

Sense, A Rosewood Spa®, located on its own private island in the heart of Rosewood Mayakoba, will launch the unparalleled spa experience Mayan Healing Hands this December. The half-day, traditional Mayan holistic healing treatment is designed to interconnect the body, mind, emotions, spirit, and environment to heal and restore balance and harmony in one’s life. Guests have the opportunity to select one or more of the treatments, or participate in the full, half-day excursion. This once-in-a-lifetime opportunity includes a private consultation with a Mayan shaman to determine the objective of the guest’s visit, a “Sunset Ceremony” accompanied by an energy healing ritual, a spiritual visit to a cenote complete with a rebirthing ceremony, and a Mayan Healing Hands Massage or Temezcal Journey. Upon completion of Mayan Healing Hands, guests emerge feeling relaxed and balanced between mind, body and spirit.

About Rosewood Mayakoba:
Rosewood Mayakoba sits in the heart of a 1600-acre resort enclave in the Riviera Maya. Built along winding lagoons and a mile-long arc of pristine beach, this oasis of indulgence offers 130 suites with private plunge pools, rooftop sundecks, garden showers, individual docks and the finest in-room design and details. Resort amenities include a signature Greg Norman championship golf course, fine dining at Casa del Lago and Punta Bonita, Rose Buds® for children, and Sense, A Rosewood 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.

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