The luxury Fairmont Mayakoba resort is situated within 240 acres of tropical forest intersected by crystal clear waterways and surrounded by a pristine Caribbean shoreline, 40 miles south of Cancun, near the town of Playa del Carmen, on the Riviera Maya. The Riviera Maya boasts the world’s second largest coral reef, which is easily reached from Cozumel, a short trip from the resort. The warm, gentle Caribbean currents ensure the area is a popular destination for scuba diving and snorkeling. Exploration of the mystical underwater cenotes (luminous caverns that were once a source of fresh water for the Mayans who inhabited the area), a visit to the Mayan ruins at Tulum, Coba or Chichen Itzá (one of the new Seven Wonders of The World), or an excursion to Sian Ka’an (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) will add a truly unique element to your stay. Nearby, Playa del Carmen provides an exuberant nightlife, in addition to sophisticated boutiques and stores offering traditional Mexican handicrafts.
Known as the “Venice of the Caribbean”, the majority of the 401 exquisite rooms and suites at our exclusive AAA 5 Diamond resort feature private entrances, spa style bathrooms and furnished balconies or terraces with views over the tropical forest, beautifully maintained gardens, or the azure Caribbean sea. The stunning white sand beach at the Fairmont Mayakoba is reached via a pathway across the mangrove and gentle dunes. There are five swimming pools throughout the resort including a 10,000 sq. ft. free-form pool and waterslide, a children’s play pool, and an adults-only infinity edge pool overlooking the lagoon. Guests can take advantage of several activities, such as exploring nature trails on foot or bikes, scenic boat tours on crystal clear canals, non-motorized watersports (included for all guests: kayaks, guided catamaran tours, snorkeling, stand-up paddle and windsurf on stand-up paddle boards), dining at one of our 4 recently renewed restaurants with new menus created by celebrity chef Richard Sandoval, outdoor tennis and paddle courts and more! Children and teens have a space just for them at the Discovery Club or at the Teens Room by Sony PlayStation®.
Our 37,000 sq ft state-of-the-art Willow Stream Spa features 20 treatment rooms including a unique couple’s suite in the treetops, two mineral pools and steam rooms. We offer a variety of treatments, some incorporating indigenous ingredients and ancient native traditions, as well as Mayan-inspired signature experiences. Those who want to hit the greens will find fun and challenge at El Camaleón Golf Course (host to the only official PGA TOUR event in Mexico); while those who want to improve their swing can book lessons at the Jim McLean Golf School.Go To Top