Andaz Mayakoba to Offer an Authentic Mayan Experience

The Andaz Mayakoba Resort Riviera Maya recently celebrated its official grand opening. The resort has two pools, four on-site restaurants, a Mayan-themed spa with six cabins and two hydrotherapy rooms, and more. The hotel is also pet-friendly.

The top accommodation is the 4,575-square-foot Presidential Suite. All rooms have open layouts with natural color palettes (think sand, stone and water colors), as well as art by local artisans. Each room has a terrace with views of the resort gardens and mangroves, the lagoon, golf course, or the Caribbean. Good to know: Suite terraces include a plunge pool.

The main dining venue is Cocina Milagro, a poolside pavilion restaurant with two open kitchens serving a breakfast buffet and rotating menu for lunch and dinner. Casa Amate, which is open exclusively for dinner, serves Latin American specialties in a residential-style setting; each room has a theme such as the Bar Studio, Library, Estancia, or The Comedor. OllaTaco is the resort’s take on “elevated street food.” It’s open for breakfast, lunch and dinner and offers a variety of tacos and other Yucatan specialties and craft beer. OllaCeviche is located on the beachfront and serves fresh ceviche, sharing plates and custom tequila. 

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At the spa, treatments are personalized when guests arrive at the treatment cabin. 

Looking for a special experience during your stay? Andaz Mayakoba can help customize experiences such as a boat picnic through the canals or romantic dinners on the beach, the Casa Amate garden or Cocina Milagro’s boat deck. The Mayan Encounter Expedition is a private tour that teaches travelers about Mayan culture—in particular the medicinal practices—while simultaneously supporting a social program that aims to preserve the Melipona bees; combine this with a Mayan food tasting or cooking class for a full experience.

Active travelers will love the two and a half miles of nature trails through the resort’s tropical gardens, mangroves and lagoon. Guided kayak tours are available for a different perspective of the canals and lagoons. If you’re looking to experience the region, popular day trips include: Chichen Itza, one of the Maya’s largest cities and site of numerous pyramids and cenotes; Cozumel, which is home to a selection of bars and restaurants as well as top diving and snorkeling spots; Isla Blanca, which is popular for its kitesurfing; Isla Holbox, home to the Yum-Balam Biosphere Reserve; Isla Mujeres, which was put on the map for its underwater museum filled with sunken statues; and the Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve.

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