Ancient Mayan Temples. ICEE-blue seas. Decadent Cuisine. Plus, villas with dare-to-look-away views? Yes, please! The Club has just announced the latest luxe retreat to join its growing portfolio: Rosewood Mayakoba. With the ocean as muse, here is your guide to 72 Hours in this gem of the Riviera Maya, one of our Top 5 requested Member destinations.
Check into one of the Club’s four new villas, which Exclusive Resorts owns. Four-bedroom residences feature all new construction, private pools, hot tubs, ample outdoor living space, and regionally inspired amenities. Located within Rosewood’s 620-acre enclave, villas are appointed with locally sourced décor and art, paying homage to Mexico’s spiritual Mayan culture.
The Riviera Maya begs for exploration, yet the resort grounds are also poised for elevated play. Whether seeking water sports, golf and tennis, a kid’s club, or an immersion with nature such as hiking, boating, cycling, or visiting a cenote, all are seamlessly accessed. You begin your Rosewood Mayakoba immersion where the property continually draws inspiration: the sea. Sail the Caribbean in ultimate style on Mayakoba’s sleek, private, 55’ VanDutch Yacht. Charter excursions include water activities, snorkeling stops, and cuisine.
The Mayakoba corridor is home to 25-plus restaurants and culinary experiences. From casual to upscale, the variety of cuisines, locations, ingredients, and curated epicurean journeys are reason enough to visit this area.
Perfect your swing at Mayakoba's Greg Norman, 7,0240-yard, 18-hole golf course, named El Camaleón. A centerpiece of the resort, it was the first golf course in Mexico to host an official PGA TOUR Event. Expect scenic backdrops at every hole, as the course parallels the Riviera Maya coast. And whether beginner or expert, the Jim McLean Golf School offers personalized lessons by certified trainers. Not a golfer? Opt for the Racquet Club (with four tennis courts and a paddle court), archery range, or stroll the 2.5 miles of nature trails between mangrove forests and cenotes.
Learn how ancient Mayans aligned with the natural world to elevate harmony and happiness. Sense, A Rosewood Spa®️ is tucked away on its own jungle island. With twelve treatment rooms, full hydrotherapy circuits, relaxation lounges, a private yoga pavilion, eight overnight Wellness Suites, and the sensory Kuxtal Garden, unwinding is the only demand of the day. If desiring a longer wellness experience, the two-day Cenote Healing Retreat is inspired by Mayan shamanic rituals and leverages the spiritual energy of cenotes, known by pre-Hispanic cultures as the opening to the underworld.
Sample Mexican-produced sake at the resort’s Agave Azul, which fuses Chinese and Japanese cooking techniques and flavors.
Time for vitamin sea! Whether a newbie or experienced scuba diver, the Mayakoba Dive School offers dive training, certification, or continued education. You’ll dive along the second-largest barrier reef in the world, where you’ll spy brilliant marine life and mesmerizing coral.
Dine Under the Stars
For your final hoorah, experience a decadent al fresco dinner featuring Mayan traditions. La Ceiba Garden & Kitchen is the resort’s unique culinary adventure celebrating Juan Pablo Loza’s seasonal Mexican cuisine. An interactive setting allows for festive meals, cooking demonstrations, and wine-paired tasting menus. Favorite dishes include Street Corn glazed with chiles, lime emulsion and ocosingo cheese; and the Catch of the Day and Shrimp is served with axiote, and corn purée. Viva México!