As a top tourist and wedding destination, Mexico boasts several different regions with their own unique character, local culture, and scenery. With eco-tourism continuing to grow and more people being mindful about sustainability, the Mayan Riviera has become increasingly popular due to its protected land and resorts that blend luxury with a respect for the environment. Riviera Maya stretches along Mexico’s eastern coast, just south of Cancun, and Mayakoba – a particularly in-demand destination – is an exclusive oasis of jungles, beaches, and lagoons. Nestled within the tropical rainforest lies Fairmont Mayakoba, where a private gated community spans 240 hectares of lush greenery, mystical waterways, and unspoiled Caribbean shores. Here, couples and wedding guests alike can expect enchanting experiences, anticipatory service, and a luxurious environment that embraces everything Mother Nature has to offer.
The accommodations at Fairmont Mayakoba are undoubtedly sumptuous, but a great deal of careful thought was put into the property’s development.
“Designed to preserve our mangrove forest, the environmentally conscious resort is thoughtfully built in and around the jungle, with most accommodations set back from the sea,” says the Fairmont Mayakoba team. “Clear, freshwater canals and placid lagoons crisscross the large property, which feels wonderfully wild. With dramatic Caribbean vistas, our exclusive suites are right on the beach.”
With just over 400 rooms, the property is equipped to cater to weddings ranging from intimate elopements to over-the-top celebrations. While many 5-star resorts will limit their wedding bookings to one event per day, Fairmont Mayakoba takes their level of exclusivity even further by scheduling only one wedding per week, thus guaranteeing the utmost level of attention from their talented staff. Some of the spaces that are regularly used for wedding events include the resort’s gardens, ballroom, Catholic chapel, and white sand beaches.
“Due to our location, all of our venues are immersed in the jungle with unforgettable scenery,” says Xavier Vazquez, the resort’s VIP Groups & Romance Sales Manager. “Our venues are your white canvas. Every wedding is unique and, based on your needs, we are able to accommodate and offer amenities such as a complimentary upgrade, a couple’s massage, and/or a honeymoon package.”
Fairmont Mayakoba is certainly a destination where couples or guests may want to linger for awhile after the wedding, to truly immerse themselves in the environment. The onsite Wille Stream Spa is reason enough to delay one’s return home. Imagine indulging in a series of relaxing and rejuvenating spa treatments, surrounded by the sights and sounds of the Yucatan rainforest. Other enchanting experiences are available on a seasonal basis and include private yacht charters, scuba diving certifications and excursions, and kayaking along the canals.
Perhaps one of the best aspects of Fairmont Mayakoba is its global appeal – especially with couples from around the world venturing to Mexico for a luxury destination wedding. Not only can the resort cater to any variety of multicultural weddings, but the culinary team is also experienced in creating a variety of custom wedding menus such as Indian, Kosher, Mexican, and vegan. Dining around the property can be an experience in and of itself, as guests may indulge in American steakhouse fare at Tauro Steakhouse; savor local and sustainable dishes at Fairmont Mayakoba’s signature restaurant, Gaia; enjoy Korean BBQ at Ki’ Beach Bar & Korean Grill; or commune over an Italian feast served family-style at Bassano Italian Restaurant.
Whether couples opt to tie the knot at Fairmont Mayakoba or visit during a honeymoon trip, this enchanting Mexico resort is one worth returning to time and time again, with each visit bringing a whole new set of experiences.
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