Hi guys! Today I wanted to share with you all the details about my recent trip to Mexico! I was getting a lot of questions about where we were staying and what we did during our trip, so I wanted to fill all of you in.
Last time I was in Mexico was two years ago for our honeymoon, and I loved it! It’s so easy to get to, the food is fresh and healthy, and I’ve found that there is a great mix of relaxing and actual activities you can do–there is something for everyone. And my stay at Fairmont Mayakoba in the Riviera Maya was no different! I loved hearing that some of you had stayed at this resort before and had an amazing experience as well. I can definitely see why!
Even though I was here for a work trip, this has been one of the most fun and relaxing trip I’ve had in a while! It was great because (my content strategist, photographer, and friend) Johanna (@johhhanna) was able to come on the trip with me, and Britney (@fittybritttty) and Jules (@omandthecity) were there too! It was so good to share this experience with them.
So just to give you an idea of where the resort is, it’s about 35-40 minutes from the Cancun airport, so it’s very convenient to just fly in and take a car to the property. The Fairmont Mayakoba is a luxury AAA-5 diamond private gated resort that sits on over 200 acres of tropical rain forest. 200 acres!! There were bike paths carved throughout the property, plus the beach, several pools, a spa, gym, multiple restaurants, etc!
There was a lot that I loved about the resort and things that definitely set it apart from other resorts I’ve stayed at. At the Fairmont Mayakoba, you have an option for it to be all-inclusive (it’s not required though, totally up to you)! In my experiences, sometimes the food at all-inclusive places is sub-par since it’s unlimited. That was definitely not the case here though. The food here was some of the best I’ve ever had while traveling. So much variety in their menus from healthy options to indulgences and everything tasted so fresh. Even the cocktails! All the cocktails had the freshest ingredients. We basically lived off passion fruit margaritas and you could the ingredients were fresh and natural. The staff and service were also incredible. Everyone from the servers to the concierge was so kind and accommodating!
One of the other things that I loved about the property was the variety of activities. Since the property is over 200 acres, there is a lot of space to explore. They have paths carved through the property for golf carts and bikes, so each day when we went to the beach we would just grab a bike and go! It was about a 10-minute ride through all the mangroves–so beautiful. So the bikes were definitely a highlight!!
One the first morning, Johanna and I took the bikes down to the beach for a yoga session at sunrise. I think this was one of my favorite parts of the trip. The sun hitting your face while doing yoga followed by the cool breeze was PERFECT! I felt so calm and at ease–I felt like it was exactly what I needed. Later that morning we had the chance to snorkel and we learned about the coral reefs, and what the resort is doing not only preserve but restore them. I would definitely recommend snorkeling if you have the chance! The guide took us out on the boat to the area we would be snorkeling which was an adventure within itself! Once we got away from the shore, we were able to snorkel and see all the coral reefs and fish.
The second day we were there, we took a boat ride through the resort’s canals. This was a really cool experience–I have never done anything like this before! Again, just something else to add to the list of activities on the property. Afterward, we were able to enjoy the spa which was absolutely amazing. The spa grounds are so peaceful and beautiful. I ended up getting a deep tissue massage and then relaxed by their rooftop pool.
Later that day we took a trip to the cenotes! There are various cenotes to visit but the ones we went to were about 40 minutes away–not a bad drive at all for a little day trip! If you’re unfamiliar with cenotes you can kind of think of them as underwater caves (or at least that’s how I think of it!) There are stairs built into these sinkholes that lead down to underwater pools. If you ever go to Mexico, I highly recommend you put these on your must see/do list! They are pretty incredible.
I was so sad when our trip came to an end! I didn’t want to leave the resort or all the girls! We had such a blast, and I definitely recommend Fairmont Mayakoba to anyone planning a trip to Mexico. It was such a good balance between the activities, the workouts (they have a beautiful gym as well), plus the healthy and indulgent meals. Not only is the resort very focused on overall wellness, but also sustainability. For example, whenever the patio door was open in our hotel room, the AC automatically cut off to conserve energy. Also, over the last couple years they’ve made efforts to reduce their plastic use; the only items that aren’t re-usable on the property are the water bottles, and plastic cups (if you get a drink to take down to the pool area). It’s so nice to see properties being more mindful of these things!
In general, it’s pretty clear that I would highly recommend staying here if you’re planning a trip! Maybe next time I go Stephen will be lucky enough to join 😉 Any questions about the trip? Happy to answer below!