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Rosewood Mayakoba

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A suite living room with a view at Rosewood Mayakobá in Riviera Maya


Riviera Maya, Quintana Roo
Rosewood Mayakoba

Rosewood Mayakobá in Riviera Maya

It's no surprise that high-profile jet setters such as Paul McCartney, Leonardo DiCaprio and the mogul owner of Topshop (who rented out the entire property) have chosen to retreat to this elegant eco-resort. Showcasing modern, sexy lines that pay tribute to the Mayan pyramids, the architecture is stunning. Natural materials such as Yucatan limestone complement the setting — a meandering lagoon with a mangrove forest running through it. Depending on which of the 130 suites you choose, you will find a rooftop sundeck, terrace, plunge pool, private boat dock and/or outdoor shower. This elegant retreat is tucked within the Mayakoba resort complex, which features an eighteen-hole, Greg Norman-designed golf course that runs along the white sand beach. House restaurants include Casa del Lago for Italian cuisine and Agave Azul Sushi and Tequila Bar. For privacy nonpareil, Sense spa sits on its own island in the middle of the lagoon.

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