Mayakoba in Mexico’s Riviera Maya Unveils Reimagined Resorts & Amenities

Mayakoba, the 595-acre resort and residential destination in Mexico’s Riviera Maya comprised of four luxury hotels including Andaz Mayakoba, Banyan Tree Mayakoba, Fairmont Mayakoba and Rosewood Mayakoba, has undergone a $120 million renovation over the last three years that brings reimagined resort experiences and enhanced amenities to the property. 

RLH Properties debuted Mayakoba’s large-scale renovation last month, revealing significant renovations to Banyan Tree, Fairmont and Rosewood, alongside the introduction of a new Dive and Water Sports Center featuring the Mayakoba Dive School. 

​​“This comprehensive, destination-wide enhancement project represents the largest investment in Mayakoba since the resort’s inception,” says Borja Escalada, CEO for RLH Properties. “With these renovations, we are confident that Mayakoba will only continue to exceed expectations for leisure travelers who have come to know and love the property, while introducing new amenities and offerings to further cement its reputation as a leading luxury destination in the Riviera Maya.”

Banyan Tree Mayakoba

Following a resort-wide renovation, Banyan Tree Mayakoba now offers seven floating lagoon villas just steps from the beach that feature a two-story layout with one bedroom and a heated rooftop plunge pool, as well as 34 new beachfront pool suites and the reimagined Sands Beach Club featuring an expanded oceanfront pool, restaurant, adjacent raw bar, beachfront lounge, a larger interactive Rangers Club for kids and beachside massage rooms for signature treatments operated by Banyan Tree Spa. 

At Fairmont Mayakoba, guests can now experience the new Maykana beach club that anchors the resort’s vast multi-million-dollar property-wide renovation. As one of the largest beach clubs in the region, Maykana is home to five distinct dining concepts, the only rooftop bar in Mayakoba overlooking the Caribbean and an infinity pool with five private cabanas. Other resort enhancements include updates to 188 guest rooms and suites, the introduction of two new dining concepts, as well as significant renovations to the Tauro steakhouse and the signature Hix lobby bar for a sophisticated new guest experience across the resort.

Rosewood Mayakoba

In 2019, Rosewood Mayakoba unveiled the transformation of its 129 on-property suites, including the three- and four-bedroom Presidential suites and eight dedicated Wellness Suites that each feature a private salt therapy pool, outdoor serenity pavilion, reflexology fountain, enhanced sleeping tools, a wellness station and more. Most recently, the resort debuted a palatial, 16,300-square-foot Founder’s Villa for the ultimate in private luxury accommodations. The resort also features two new culinary outlets, including Aquí Me Quedo, an adults-only beachfront oasis with a vibrant and playful atmosphere, and Zapote, an open-air hacienda-inspired bar dedicated to the deep culinary traditions and agave spirits of Mexico. 

In addition to the enhancements made across the various resorts, the Mayakoba experience now includes a new Dive and Water Sports Center featuring tennis courts, sports clinics, equipment and more, as well as the new Mayakoba Dive School that offers Scuba diving lessons in the crystal-clear water of the Caribbean.

To book a stay at one the newly renovated Mayakoba resorts and explore the property’s enhanced amenities yourself, visit

Photos courtesy Courtesy of Mayakoba

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