Rosewood Mayakoba

Here at Bushbaby we obviously love all the hotels we offer, but some get our pulses racing just that little bit faster. Set in a 1,600 acre luxury eco resort enclave The Rosewood Mayakoba is so utterly fabulous it may just make you perform the Mexican Hat Dance!

Surrounded by the jungle’s embrace, this simply stunning resort is imbued with the spirit of Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula.  Situated along a mile-long arc of white Caribbean sand and serene lagoons, accommodation is exquisitely designed with rooftop sundecks, over-sized terraces and plunge pools. World class facilities include a luxurious Spa set on its own island, a Greg Norman designed 18-hole golf course and the fantastic Rose Buds Club for children. Once fully restored you’re just a short distance from the country’s world famous Mayan ruins.

Facilities & Activities

Rosewood Mayakoba provides a fantastic array of activities, from beachside fun and underwater adventures to world-class golf.  There are also three fantastic pools – a main pool, a beachfront infinity pool and a spa lap pool and a further three beautiful plunge pools at the beachfront for adults only. At the beautiful mile long beach, guests can enjoy complimentary kayaking, hobie cat sailing, snorkeling, beach volleyball and beach soccer. The hotel offers preferential tee times and complimentary transportation to and from the 18-hole El Camaleon golf course, designed by Greg Norman.

Sense, the hotel’s 17,000 sq ft spa is located on its own secluded island and offers an amazing array of treatments using indigenous ingredients.  Facilities include 12 treatment rooms and 8 Deluxe Spa Suites, each with a private treatment room, bathroom with outdoor garden shower, terrace with plunge pool and rooftop sundeck.  The resort also offers 24 hour complimentary access to a Fitness Centre which has an array of classes and a Technogym.

The Concierge is also on hand to arrange a variety of excursions for a fee, there is a great deal to explore close by!

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An extensive buffet breakfast is served in the hotel’s Casa del Lago Restaurant and light poolside food is available at lunchtime. In the evening, it is transformed into a chic Italian dinner venue.  The Casa Del Lago Bar is open throughout the day.

The beachside Punta Bonita Restaurant and Bar offers an extensive dining menu from light lunches and pizzas to regional Riviera Maya specialities served tapas style.  You can choose to dine indoors or soak up the sunshine whilst you eat an outdoor terrace.

The Agave Azul Sushi and Tequila Bar hosts weekly tequila tastings and serves fine sushi and Asian-inspired dishes, whilst Zapote Bar offers delicious cocktails served alongside dishes inspired by local ingredients.


Rosewood Mayakoba offers 130 Suites built alongside serene lagoons and the Caribbean Sea, with private heated plunge pools, rooftop sundecks, spacious bathrooms – some with garden showers, individual docks and the finest modern design and details.  All air-conditioned suites offer butler service, wi-fi, Bose audio systems, satellite TV, daily replenished fresh fruit and bottled water and complimentary tea and coffee.

The King or 2x Queen beds, The Lagoon Studio Suites are situated along the shimmering lagoons and offer a spacious open floor plan with luxurious interiors. The suite’s oversize bathroom features a soaking tub as well as two basins and rain shower. Outdoor living spaces include a pool terrace with sun loungers as well as a rooftop terrace.

The Island Suites are split level, expansive and secluded with floor to ceiling windows and located on the spa island, an ultimate romantic retreat. The bedroom and master bathroom are located on the suite’s entry level, while the downstairs living room includes a full wet bar as well as second bathroom with rain shower. Additional features include a private treatment cabin with outdoor rain shower for en-suite spa services and marble bathrooms with indoor shower and sculptured bathtub.

Offering views of the lagoons and mangroves, the One-Bedroom Deluxe Lagoon Suites include a sitting room that can be closed off from the bedroom with sliding doors for additional privacy, as well as a second bathroom with rain shower. Exterior features include outdoor rain shower, roof top terrace and pool terrace with sun loungers.

The unique Deluxe Overwater Lagoon Suite floats graciously above the lagoon’s emerald waters. This one-of-a-kind accommodation provides an inviting lounge terrace with a relaxing plunge pool, luxurious bathroom complete with outdoor garden shower, private walk-in closet and spectacular views of the lagoon and mangroves. The Deluxe Overwater Lagoon Suite is ideal for honeymooners and couples.

The One-Bedroom Beachside Lagoon View Suites offer amazing views of the lagoon and mangroves from the living room and pool terrace. A sumptuous bedroom and luxurious bathroom with soaking tub and rain shower offer the ultimate in comfort with easy access to the resort’s Punta Bonita pool and beach club entrance.

The Ocean View Suites are expansive with panoramic views of the ocean from the living room. These suites, which also offer a sofa bed, are located on the second floor just across from the beach. The rooftop pool terrace offers a stunning vista of the Caribbean and a sun bed for afternoon siestas or star gazing.

Located just steps away from the white powder sand, the Beachfront Studio Suites offer fabulous views of the turquoise Mexican Caribbean. After a long day at the beach, guests may relax in the suite’s generous soaking tub or lounge on the terrace in an inviting plunge pool.

Deluxe Ocean View Suites provide guests with the utmost comfort in spacious interiors. These tri-level townhouse-style suites are located on the beach with stunning views of the ocean and the Caribbean coastline. With extensive living space, each suite features an upper-level living room and butler pantry with outdoor terrace, a private plunge pool and a second bathroom. In addition, an exquisite circular stairway leads to a spectacular rooftop sundeck. The private master bedroom is situated on the main floor, offering a sitting area overlooking the lagoon, walk-in wardrobe and oversized bathroom with changing area.

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The resort has a philosophy of embracing the whole family, ensuring that all guests, young or old, can enjoy a wonderful holiday.  Families can reserve up to 2 adjoining suites and children under 12 years stay free in the same room as their parents. Rosewood Explorers is a programme designed for the younger guests and activities include, yoga classes, treasure hunts, cookery, story-telling and themed nights, some activities have surcharges.  Facilities include a TV and games room and an arts and craft area.

Babysitting can be arranged for a fee.  The hotel also offers baby skincare products, wireless baby monitors, cots, children’s bathrobes and slippers and some children’s spa services and children’s menus are also available.

Families can share a Lagoon Studio Suite with 2 x double beds, whilst Deluxe Lagoon Suites and Ocean View Suites include a sofa bed in the sitting room. Several room types can also connect for those seeking additional space such as the One Bedroom Lagoon View Suites, Deluxe / Ocean View Suites and Beachfront Studio Suites.

Looking to splash out?!  The expansive 3 bedroom Presidential Lagoon Suite features a large living and dining area, circular TV room, studio and kitchen with a separate pantry. Connected to the main building by a bridge, this Suite offers a separate master bedroom for additional privacy, spacious bathroom, walk-in closet and private plunge pool. Each of the 2 additional bedrooms have private bathrooms. One offers a king bed and the other features 2 queen beds. In the main building, the private pool is large enough for the entire family and the extensive wood terrace is a great private spot for sunbathing. An amazing home for up to 4 adults and 2 children!

Positioned on the beachfront, directly on the Mexican Caribbean, the crescent shaped Presidential Oceanfront Suite has extensive living space and floor-to-ceiling glass walls. This brings in the breath-taking views of the ocean and access to a spectacular terrace suitable for exclusive dinners by the beach. With two large bedrooms, luxurious bathrooms, study, TV rooms, lounge terraces and two oversized plunge pools, this suite delivers fully-blown luxury and privacy. The master bedroom also offers a unique swim-up pool as a personal retreat. Due to the ability to connect to 2 other beachfront suites, the Presidential Oceanfront Suite is perfect for large families with a King and 2x Queen Beds.


Wildlife Eco-tours: guests have the opportunity to go on daily eco-tours where they are able to learn about the protection and rehabilitation of the wildlife.

Sustainable dining: all ingredients are locally sourced and the hotel is a Seafood Watch partner.

Reduced waste: the resort now offers corn starch and paper wax straws, large refillable bottles are offered to guests to reduce single use plastic & water is recycled for landscape irrigation.


Located south of Cancun, Mexico, and just north of the picturesque waterfront village of Playa del Carmen, Rosewood Mayakoba is situated in the heart of a 1,600-acre luxury resort enclave. Guests are only a short distance away from Mayan ruins and ecological parks.

There is an 11 hour flight from the UK to Cancun International Airport. The resort is a 40 minute drive from here.

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