Mayakoba’s Newest Resident: Andaz Mayakoba Resort

In Playa del Carmen & Tulum, Stay by Suzanne Koch

The latest addition to the tropical landscape of Mayakoba is the new Andaz Mayakoba Resort, opened on December 12. As the brand’s debut in Mexico, this resort is located on 590 acres of exotic landscape with 214 guestrooms each featuring open floor plans, artisan décor and a balcony or terrace with views ranging from the surrounding mangroves, lagoons and gardens to the golf course and coastline. With a Cenote-inspired, open-air lobby and Mayan-infused design, this resort will win over any traveler.

Four on-site restaurants serve up a variety of cuisine from casual street fare to sophisticated, globally-inspired dishes. Surrounded by two of the resort’s pools in the heart of the resort, Cocina Milagro features a live kitchen that whips up an eclectic market-to-table menu highlighting seafood and fresh local ingredients along with handcrafted cocktails. Floor-to-ceiling windows, glass doors, exposed wood beams and turquoise ceilings give this pavillion-like restaurant its warm vibe. Casa Amate provides a more unique, sultry experience with individual dining rooms (The Library, The Estancia, The Bar Studio, The Comedor and The Terrazas) surrounding a courtyard to resemble a house. Subdued colors balance out the flavorful Latin American cuisine that’s served alongside cocktails and an extensive wine list. OllaTaco and OllaCeviche are the more casual, modern eateries with bright colors and easygoing vibes. Located poolside, OllaTaco serves farm-to-table salads, regional dishes, street food and Yucatan specials. Live entertainment and locally-crafted beer are also offered. OllaCeviche features open terraces, tall wooden ceilings and a plethora of ceviches, sharing plates and tequila.


The 9,688 square foot NAUM Spa features six treatment rooms where guests can enjoy a variety of services that incorporate all-natural products made with handmade, locally-sourced ingredients. Two outdoor pools and a lap pool are meeting points for relaxation while the nearby El Camaleón golf course gives guests a chance to tee up like a champion. The 18-hole Greg Norman-designed course is the site of the OHL Classic at Mayakoba, Mexico’s only PGA TOUR event.

Guests will also find a state-of-the-art gym; KIMBO kids club, a range of beach sports and the surrounding Mayakoba landscape where exotic animals, lush mangroves and tranquil lagoons all lend to the luxurious community.

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