Fairmont Mayakoba

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RIVIERA MAYA, Mexico— The last property we saw during Travel Agent's recent tour of Riviera Maya properties was certainly worth the wait. Located just next door from the Mandarin Oriental, Riviera Maya, was Fairmont Mayakoba.

This 401-room resort felt a lot smaller than it actually was because it utilizes every inch of its space. This is the perfect spot for big groups or families. But don’t discourage your honeymooners or married couples from coming here as well. The family areas are completely separate from the adults area, so you can hear children splashing in the pool in one spot and hear absolutely nothing in another.

The best rooms here are the two Presidential Villas, both of which can be made into three-bedroom villas. They have an ocean view as well as views of hole #15 of the property’s professional golf course where the PGA toured in the past and is planning to tour again in February.

Agents should e-mail Kevin Hilton, director of leisure sales, at [email protected]. Stay tuned as Travel Agent reports on the second leg of our one week trip to Mexico. Next time, we’ll tell you about the Cancun area resorts we had the opportunity to tour.

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