Andaz Mayakoba Resort Riviera Maya
Riviera Maya & Isla Holbox, Mexico
At a Glance
This stunning resort is nestled between a clear lagoon teeming with flora and fauna, lush green jungle, white powder fine sand and the warm turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea
The spacious guestrooms are minimalist and indulgent in style, decorated with traditional Mexican handicrafts and colourful tiles, appointed with modern facilities and feature a balcony or terrace from which to enjoy the view
Four unique restaurants and bars with views of the pool(s), lagoon or ocean offer a variety of delectable culinary experiences, so you needn’t leave the resort in order to get your fill of delicious Latin American flavours!
There’s absolutely nothing wrong with just kicking back on a sun lounger all day, ordering another round of drinks and soaking up the sun’s rays but for those with a little more energy to burn there are plenty of water and land based activities to get involved in
Complimentary bicycles are available to rent to help you explore Mayakoba and the Riviera Maya area beyond the hotel complex, although to visit any of the archaeological sites you'll need a car or join an organised tour
Weary travellers can relax, recharge and rejuvenate at the spa complex which offers an extensive menu of services and will leave you ready for the next leg of your journey. If you’re travelling with children, there is a kid's club to give you some additional downtime
Best time to Visit
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The Yucatán Peninsula is hot and humid. The rainy season is mid-August to mid-October, when there’s afternoon showers most days. The best time to visit is during the dryer, slightly cooler months between November and May. Typically the hurricane season runs from September to November.
To start planning your holiday to Andaz Mayakoba Resort Riviera Maya
Surrounded by the lagoons & waterways of Mayakoba and fronted by the sparkling blue Caribbean Sea, Andaz Mayakoba is perfect for a relaxing beach break on Mexico's Riviera Maya. Extensive facilities and activity menus make this a great family option.
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.
There are 214 guestrooms and suites, all of which are open-plan and spacious, offering a private terrace or balcony. Floor-to-ceiling windows ensure plenty of light floods in and rooms enjoy views to either the resort gardens, mangrove lagoons or the Caribbean Sea. WiFi is complimentary, as is bottled water and the contents of the minibar. Standard Rooms measure from 50 sqm while the suites measure up to 425 sqm. All suites also come with a private plunge pool.
Andaz Mayakoba is a great option for families and complimentary use of the kids' club is included in your stay. Kids will also love the pools, the complimentary bikes, the beach activities and exploring the resort grounds and lagoons.
Andaz Mayakoba has five restaurants which serve up fresh local ingredients. Tinta del Pulpo and Olla Ceviche are casual beachfront affairs with fresh seafood or street food style snacks with deliciously refreshing cocktails. Casa Amate is a cosy restaurant which specialises in Latin American cuisine and Cocina Milagro offers an all-day dining buffet with fresh seafood dishes. The Sotavento restaurant serves up Mediterranean delicacies throughout the day, complemented by live music in the evenings.
The endless Caribbean waters provide plenty fo opportunities to enjoy watersports such as SUP, snorkelling and kayaking. Playa del Carmen is a 15-minute drive away and has many dining options and great nightlife for those who wish to get out of the resort and explore. Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula is also rich with natural attractions and historical sites, including the impressive Mayan ruins of Chichen Itza and Tulum, as well as cenotes (natural swimming holes) which are great for snorkelling or diving and cooling off from the Caribbean heat. Guests at Andaz Mayakoba also have access to a tennis centre, golf course and plenty of walking trails.
Coba by Bicycle
Explore one of the Yucatan's less known Maya sites by bicycle, and climb the 120 steps to the top of the Nohoch Mul pyramid temple. Accompanied by a historian guide you will learn about the ruins and natural wonders which can be found at the site.
Dive Mexico's Underwater Museum
Explore the weird and wonderful underwater world of the Riviera Maya as you experience one of the most fascinating dive sites. The MUSA Underwater museum was created to encourage coral to grow and is now home to an array of colourful fish species.
Private Chichen Itza tour
Enjoy a private guided tour of Chichen Itza, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the 'New 7 World Wonders', a unique place to be discovered! This ancient Mayan capital is the most famous of the archaeological zones in the Yucatan.
Private Deep Sea Fishing in the Riviera Maya
Experience the thrill of sport fishing in the warm waters of the Mexican Caribbean on a private fishing charter. Catch mahi-mahi, sailfish, barracuda, king mackerel, wahoo, tuna, grouper, snapper, and many other species.
Rio Secreto - Underwater River Expedition
Step back in time as you head on this amazing excursion to explore the underground 'Secret River', a series of caverns with impressive stalagmites and stalactites which create a dramatic and mysterious setting for today's adventure.
Riviera Maya Jungle Adventure
Venture into the World's longest underground river system on this full day adventure through Mexico's Mayan Riviera, snorkelling in hauntingly beautiful sinkholes, off-roading through stunning jungle landscapes by jeep and flying along zip lines.
Scuba Diving Dos Ojos Cenote
Experience the most amazing scuba diving of your life exploring the world's most extensive system of underwater caverns and caves at Dos Ojos cenote near Tulum. All you need is an open water certificate for this epic adventure.
Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve Private Tour
Discover the UNESCO Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve on the Riviera Maya with this unique ecological tour through the coastal wetlands. Learn about nature, ecosystems, tropical birds and plants, as well as Mayan culture and swim in sacred cenotes.
Snorkel with whale sharks
Snorkelling with whale sharks is incredible, best experienced between July and August when droves of these remarkable creatures can be found. Gasp as these gentle leviathans of the deep cruise past you, an utterly unforgettable experience.
Snorkelling with Turtles in Akumal
Akumal is a small beach town on the Riviera Maya and is a great place to snorkel with sea turtles as you are almost guaranteed to see them. Wonder at these ancient sea creatures in their own environment.
Tulum Mayan Ruins
Experience the mystery and the magic of Tulum, considered some of the most beautiful Mayan ruins in Mexico mostly because of its dramatic location on a cliff overlooking the turquoise Caribbean.
Wave Runner Riviera Maya
Speed across the turquoise waters of Playa del Carmen by jet-ski for an exhilarating way to explore the beautiful Caribbean coast. Head to Playa Norte, a picture-perfect stretch of white sand beach where you can relax to your heart's content.
Location & directions
Riviera Maya & Isla Holbox, Mexico
Andaz Mayakoba is located on the south-eastern shore of Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula, 15 minutes north of Playa del Carmen on the Mayan Riviera.
How to get there
11-hour direct flight to Cancun International Airport. Andaz Mayakoba is conveniently located 40 minutes drive from Cancun International airport.
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