By Lisa Loverro
The undeniably chic Rosewood Mayakoba is set within a natural waterway filled with mangroves and lilly pads, stretching out to the white powdery sands of its Caribbean shoreline. The Rosewood is a unique property, with individual, private villas constructed from the region’s indigenous materials in an undisturbed environment. Accessing your villa is a unique experience in itself via a boat ride through the mangrove-lined lagoon where you’ll immediately be welcomed by a butler who will lead you into your temporary home in heaven.
The resort has two restaurants and a “tequila library,” which deserves an entire article all its own. Their Playa Bonita restaurant, a cute indoor/outdoor beach café serves up small plates of regional Mexican cuisine for lunch and family-style dishes for supper. Be sure to try one of their numerous ceviche dishes on the menu or the duck confit tacos, both delicious! Their all-day dining restaurant, Casa del Lago serves up an extensive breakfast buffet while lunch is serene and tranquil and the dinners are intimate and romantic. This restaurant is located poolside away from the ocean. Our favorite restaurant, the Agave Azul Raw Bar and Tequila Library, exceeded any expectations you might may have about tequila bars. Probably one of the most extensive you will ever visit, the Agave Azul offers 96 different labels, of premium tequila brands, with tasting classes from Tuesday through Sunday; Monday is Margarita Night when you can prepare their own Margarita including pouring and shaking (who doesn’t love that!). The menu here is just as inviting; fresh ceviches, empanadas and various Mexican-inspired small bites. You can lounge here all night sipping and dining. The Agave Azul is a must-visit if you are in the area, as it’s open to all.
The area of the Riviera Maya is packed with nearby activities and the Rosewood Mayakoba is conveniently located around most of these off-site excursions. The resort town of Playa Del Carmen is a quick 20-minute taxi ride away and it’s a great spot for shopping and local dining. The Mayan ruins in this region allow for perfect day trips. The closest is Tulum, about 45 minutes away from the resort. This ruin is beautifully set on the ocean, but smaller than the others in the area. A bit further are the ruins of Coba, about 1½ hours from the Riviera Maya and located in the jungle providing ample shade while touring. The furthest of all the ruins is Chichen Itza, about 3 hours away. All excursions are easily arranged through the Rosewood Mayakoba and are definitely worth the day trip.
The grandeur, the leisure and the opulent hospitality are what sum up Rosewood Mayakoba. Its high quality service and welcoming staff only embellish this chic resort set within the natural waterway. Whether it is the boat ride to the villas, or other exotic sightseeings around the resort, Rosewood never fails to impress its guests. The seductive and luxurious scent of the Rosewood glides from its gorgeous natural surroundings to the beautiful suites, bringing guests the utmost enjoyment and relaxation. With the excellent dinning experience provided by Rosewood Mayakoba’s distinguished restaurants, satisfying pristine guests from across the globe, Rosewood Mayakoba brings luxury vacation to another splendid level.
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