Trip Report: Rosewood Mayakoba – June 2009

This was a great vacation! Loved it. In fact, we went back in July 2010.

Rooms:

Beachfront Suite

If you are a beach person and if you love privacy, then there is no better room than the Beachfront Suite. Every morning our butler would set up our chairs on our private deck for us, and we had an uninterrupted view of the beach. We didn’t have to lug around a big beach bag, we could walk a few steps into our suite to cool off in the air conditioning, check to see if we were getting sunburned, or grab something new to read. We chose this vacation to “get away”, and we truly felt that we had plenty of breathing room.

Location:

The Rosewood Mayakoba is located approximately thirty five miles south of the Cancun airport and four miles north of the city of Playa del Carmen. It is part of the Mayakoba planned development of resorts that includes the Banyan Tree Mayakoba and Fairmont Mayakoba. The Mandarin Oriental Riviera Maya is also nearby.

Restaurant/Lobby:

We had breakfast at Casa Del Lago every morning. The food was always delicious and fresh, but it wasn’t quite as good as the breakfast buffet at the Ritz in Cancun, which is our absolute favorite, and is completely over the top in terms of variety.

All of our other meals at the hotel were eaten in our room or at Punta Bonita. We chose Mexican dishes at all but one meal, and everything we ordered was great. We thought that the meal portions were the perfect size and the food prices were reasonable for what one would expect at a luxury resort. However, the $14 margaritas did tend to add up!

We ventured to the Banyan Tree to eat at Saffron one night for dinner and it was an amazing experience. The Rosewood concierge had let them know that I am a vegetarian, and the chef came out to discuss his thoughts on the menu that he would cook for me, and asked for my input! When traveling, I’m used to ordering regular menu items without meat, eating things that I don’t particularly care for, or ignoring the fact that items may be cooked with chicken stock or lard. It was such a treat to have my own special menu, created on the fly by the chef. Not only that, but the food was heavenly! After dinner we went to have drink in the lobby bar. They had a large selection of fun and unique cocktails and we lingered for a while listening to the musicians who were playing in the courtyard.

Gym/Spa:

We did not go to either the gym or the spa.

Check In/Out:

Easy process. Forgot to put my camera in purse so I was unable to take pictures on the boat ride to our suite.

Overall:

This hotel hits every mark. We love the architecture, the service is outstanding, the food is a perfect match for our tastes.

Details:
Trip Length: Seven nights
Trip Type: Couples
Room Type: Beachfront Suite

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