As someone who has traveled the world visiting coastal resorts and residences, I am often asked how I define luxury. To me, luxury is time spent in a setting that fosters a sense of connection and tranquility. It embodies a meticulously crafted experience where every detail is thoughtfully considered and executed.

Recently, I spent a few days immersed in luxury at Mayakoba, a resort enclave located just north of the seaside village of Playa del Carmen, Mexico.

Imagine a sprawling 600-acre paradise where lagoons, lush jungles, and pristine beaches combine in a symphony of natural beauty. At the heart of this exclusive, gated oasis are its four award-winning hotels: Andaz, Banyan Tree, Fairmont, and Rosewood, each offering a distinct combination of carefully curated experiences and amenities.

But Mayakoba is more than just a temporary vacation retreat. It invites you to make it your home with its array of branded private residences, including the elegant Rosewood Residences Mayakoba, the serene Fairmont Residences Mayakoba, and the exclusive Fairmont Heritage Place Mayakoba.

Fairmont Residences: A Rare Real Estate Opportunity

Fairmont Residences Mayakoba represents a pinnacle of design in this exclusive community—and the last opportunity to own a piece of this paradise. With three newly constructed buildings, the final phase of homes offers a range of private residences and signature penthouses.

The thoughtful design and architecture of the homes at Fairmont Residences Mayakoba honor the natural environment surrounding them, with ample outdoor space and private plunge pools that perfect the indoor-outdoor lifestyle. The new interior design package, courtesy of Room 1804, infuses contemporary aesthetics into these homes. Each home features upgraded, fresh designs, with three- to four-bedroom homes ranging from 2,559 interior and 1,292 exterior square feet. Only two three-bedroom full-ownership residences remain, starting at US $2.19 million.

“When you purchase a home at Mayakoba, whether full or co-ownership, you buy a piece of an extraordinary resort destination. Buyers fall in love with Mayakoba the minute they step foot onto the property and are drawn to the exclusive luxury lifestyle the destination provides, from the homes’ impressive design and architecture to the world-class amenities, making it the perfect place for a vacation home,” says Tomas Capella, sales manager at Mayakoba.

Living the Mayakoba Dream: More Than a Home

Over the last three years, Mayakoba has been transformed through a significant $120 million refurbishment, enhancing the resort’s offerings and amenities. This upgrade by owners RLH Properties is a major event in the development’s history.

“Mayakoba is a destination where you can always find something new and exciting. We recently unveiled a fresh and contemporary redesign of the interiors at Fairmont Residences Mayakoba,” says Kappner Clark, chief marketing officer of RLH Properties. “The renovations and upgrades we make throughout the property allow Mayakoba to stand out among other resort destinations, continuously providing an experience like no other. In addition to the physical improvements to our properties,” Clark says, “we also always strive to innovate our programming offerings in order to explore new ways to engage guests and residents of all ages, such as the recent concert series with A-list Latin artists like Ricky Martin and Luis Miguel.”

Mayakoba offers an array of amenities like world-class restaurants, a LIV golf course, high-design spas, and multiple pools. And while I thoroughly enjoy the indulgences of spas, beach clubs, and lounging on daybeds, my Mayakoba favorites are centered around the natural beauty of the property’s many outdoor amenities.

I love the simple joy of grabbing one of the many beach cruisers available and pedaling around the resort, kayaking through the lagoons nestled in the mangroves, or whizzing around the shores on a sea scooter. The experience is almost dreamlike—one moment you’re enveloped in the lushness of the jungle, and the next, you’re feeling the sand between your toes.

Owning a residence in Mayakoba is not just about the property; it’s also about embracing a lifestyle. Wake up to birdsong, wander on sandy beaches, and immerse yourself in a community that values luxury and nature.

A Final Chance at Paradise

The last few residences at Fairmont Mayakoba represent more than just real estate; they are the final gems in this crown of luxury. For those seeking an exclusive, nature-intertwined sanctuary, Mayakoba awaits.,