Looking out over the turquoise waters of the Caribbean, their crystal clear waves lapping the dazzling white sands, Andaz Mayakoba lies between Cancun and Playa del Carmen on Mexico's Riviera Maya, though the extensive facilities and luxurious amenities may tempt you to remain cocooned in the resort.
The 214 rooms are contemporary and airy, with floor-to-ceiling windows flooding the open plan areas with light. A muted palette is brought to life with splashes of vibrant colour and nods to Mayan heritage while a private terrace or balcony is an idyllic spot for a morning coffee from the Nespresso machine, accompanied by a view over the ocean or the lagoon. Suites are impressively spacious, their terraces or balconies enhanced further by a private plunge pool. Hyatt Grand beds, air-conditioning, walk-in rain showers and thoughtful additions such as robes, slippers and luxurious bathroom toiletries create a welcoming beachside retreat.
With five restaurants and bars to chose from you need never leave the resort to sample the delicious cuisines, local specialities, innovative flavours and fresh seafood of the region. From market-to-table dining at Cocina Milagro to handcrafted cocktails at Olla Ceviche Bar as the sun dips into the ocean, dining at Andaz Mayakoba is to be savoured. Go from zingy ceviche at Tinta del Pulpo to sophisticated Latin American cuisine in the homely surrounds of Casa Amate and finish with live music and cocktails with your toes in the sand at Sotavento.
Two outdoor pools make the most of the Mexican sun, while the indulgent Naum Wellness and Spa boasts two hydrotherapy areas and six treatment rooms for relaxing rituals and innovative facial treatments. The Kimbo Kids Club keeps children between 4 and 12 years old entertained while their parents enjoy a round of golf on the Greg Norman designed PGA course, El Camaleón Golf Club.
With the turquoise waters of the Caribbean on its doorstep, many of the activities at Andaz Mayakoba revolve around the beach and the sea, whether paddleboarding, kayaking, snorkelling and simply lazing on the white sands. Head further afield and explore the Mayan ruins of Tulum and Chichen Itza, while the nightlife and restaurants of Playa del Carmen are just a 15-minute drive.
Offering a supremely comfortable stay with superb amenities and access to activities in ecologically diverse surrounds, Andaz Mayakoba is well-located for both restorative beach escapes and exploring the cultural and historical wonders of the Yucatan Peninsula.