The Fairmont Mayakoba

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The much-anticipated 1,605-acre Mayakoba resort village, with its many lagoons, spreads over a pristine stretch of the Caribbean coast’s Riviera Maya. In the fall of 2005, the development’s first luxury resort with golf, spa, and meeting facilities will open as The Fairmont Mayakoba at Playa del Carmen.

Golf enthusiasts will tee off at Greg Norman’s first course in Mexico, El Camaleón. This outstanding 18-hole, 7,000-yard golf experience offers playability for golfers at all levels.

The fairways wind past mangroves, crystal-clear lagoons, sand dunes, and cenotes (subterranean caves). Players discover that water comes into play on all but three holes and that two breathtaking holes sit directly beside the Caribbean Sea.

Golfers will find rejuvenation at the Willow Stream Spa, where the menu of treatments includes golf facials to combat sun exposure as well as performance-enhancing combinations of kinesiology, massage, and acupressure.

Other highlights include the Mexican Stone Massage and the Tropical Rain Massage, both enhanced by magical oils and ancient Mayan rituals. Many of the spa’s 20 treatment suites have private balconies overlooking the forest canopy, while colorful gardens surround the locker areas, Swiss showers, and whirlpools. The facilities also include a co-ed relaxation pool, sea-mineral soaking pool, fitness studio, and yoga garden.

Aquatic recreation will center around the Pool Island, a 10,000-square-foot free-form pool and an adjoining children’s pool. Two infinity-edge pools overlook the ocean and the lagoon. After a day of water sports, nature tours, or visits to archeological sites, guests will enjoy dining on Mexican and international cuisine at five stylish restaurants.

With the resort’s 27,000 square feet of flexible meeting space, business will thrive in this tropical setting. Two multifunctional ballrooms and seven breakout rooms come equipped with wireless Internet and the latest audiovisual capabilities—as does the 13,000-square-foot event lawn, located on an island at the resort’s center.

Certified event planners will take care of every single detail, from transportation to excursions, leaving guests free to indulge their every whim at The Fairmont Mayakoba.

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