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Last updated: 13 November, 2022
Expert travel writer: Alex Robinson

The Rosewood is the smallest and most private of the four luxury resorts in the gated Mayakoba complex just north of the Playa del Carmen. It sits apart, at the far northern end of the long white sand beach next to a mangrove-lined lagoon (with resident infant crocodiles).

The emphasis here is on living spaces, rather than rooms. Suites are huge – with ample glass, neutral tones and light wood. They open onto private sundecks with plunge pools set over the lagoon or facing the beach.

But it’s the lagoon or beach villas that really set the Rosewood apart. Beautiful modernist cubes fronted with wall-high glass and secluded by trees, each feels like a private holiday home rather than a hotel villa; with suites of bedrooms, living areas, swimming pools and vast patios.

Like the other Mayakoba resorts, the hotel has a suite of upmarket eateries, a spa and access to the Greg Norman 18-hole PGA golf course.

Surrounding area

The beach is one of the best on the Riviera Maya and the Rosewood shares the Mayakoba village complex – with its mock-Mexican village, boutiques, shops and PGA golf course with the neighbouring tree luxury resorts.

Playa del Carmen’s nightlife and restaurants are a 20-minute cab ride away or a half-hour cycle along the beach.

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General amenities

Key facilities

Airport transfers*
Beach: Onsite
Fitness centre
Fitness classes
Golf course
Hot tub
Kids club
Parking: On-site (free)
Pool (adults only)
Pool (indoor)
Pool (outdoor)
Pool (kids)
Spa
Tennis courts
WiFi: Free
Yoga

Food & drink

All inclusive
Kids menu
Restaurant on-site
Self catering
*
Additional charge

Room amenities

Room types

Apartments
Bedrooms
Cabins
Suites
Tents
Villas
Yurts

Room facilities

Air conditioning
Flat screen TV
Hot tub (private)
Pool (private)
Tea & coffee making facilities
WiFi

Bedding options

2+ bedrooms
3+ beds
Connecting rooms
Rollaway/sofa bed

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Mayan Riviera

Talc-white beaches, reefs teeming with life, ruined temples in misty rainforests – the Riviera Maya offers a family or romantic beach holiday with a dash of Indian Jones adventure.