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. Known as the “Venice of the Caribbean”, the 401 exquisite rooms and suites at this exclusive AAA 5 Diamond and Rainforest Alliance Verified resort feature private entrances, spa style bathrooms and furnished balconies or terraces with views over the tropical forest, beautifully maintained gardens, pristine watercanals, or the azure Caribbean sea. Those who want to hit the greens will find fun and challenge at El Camaleón Golf Course (host to the PGA TOUR OHL Classic at Mayakoba); while those who want to improve their swing can book lessons at the Jim McLean Golf School.
Resort Information: 401 exquisite rooms and suites; 3 restaurants: El Puerto, La Laguna and Brisas.
Golf Facilities: El Camaleón Golf Course, par 72, 7,024 yards, designed by Greg Norman. Jim McLean Golf School. State-of-the-art practice facility.
Tournaments Hosted: OHL Classic at Mayakoba, 2006 to present.
Rankings: #5, Best Golf Course in Mexico, Golf Digest, 2016; #18, Golfweek’s Best: Caribbean & Mexico Courses, 2015.
Awards: AAA-5 Diamond Award, 2006 to present; Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards: Top Resorts in Mexico 2010-2014. Condé Nast Traveler: The Top 25 Spas in the World, 2014.
Property Attractions and Activities: White sand beach; five freshwater swimming pools including a 10,000 sq. ft. free-form pool with waterslide, a children’s play pool, and an adults-only infinity edge pool overlooking the lagoon; Willow Stream Spa; nature trails, kids club, non-motorized watersports, on-property boat tours and El Pueblito Mayakoba, a replica of a Mexican town with restaurants, shops, a Catholic church and entertainment.
Rates and availability can be found at www.fairmont.com/mayakoba.
Getting There: Located approximately 30 miles/48 kilometers (40 minutes) from Cancun International Airport (CUN).