We loved our vacation so much

August 12, 2011

I stayed at the Fairmont Mayakoba with my family, and I just have to say that it was truly the best family vacation we’ve ever had. Beautiful place, impeccable and sincerely attentive service.

First of all, this hotel is such a beautiful, eco-friendly property. The developers took special care not to impact the environment in the design of the hotel and during its construction. The resort seems to sprout up from the jungle… rather with it. During our stay I found out that Fairmont hired a career biologist as an integral part of the management team to teach everyone about sustainability.

From Cancun airport, you come to this impressive gate, where they regulate who goes in and out – I mean, not a big deal in and of itself; but if you are traveling with kids, that feeling of safety really goes a long way in making you feel comfortable. Beyond the gate, are immaculate grounds – well kempt, gardens in the middle of what you may call a tropical jungle.

When we arrived at the main entrance, they greeted us with oshi-bori (warm towels), fruit juice, and they gave each of my young daughters a rose. As we walked into the lobby, we were greeted by the fresh ocean breeze, and an incredible view of the ocean. As it turns out the lobby is built at the highest point of the resort, so you really get a good sense of the place. From there we were led down the elevator where a golf cart was waiting to take us to our room… we dropped off our bags, and started our vacation.

We spent a lot of time lounging by the pool and at the beach. A couple days, we got a nanny for the kids – and my wife and I played golf on their PGA course. We took a boat tour through the riverways and the mangroves inside the property grounds. My wife took in a spa treatment. We road bikes around Mayakoba with the kids. We had family dinners most every night. On one occasion my wife and I were able to have romantic dinner at another hotel – as it turns out, Fairmont has signing privileges with other places within Mayakoba resort community; and the Fairmont is more than happy to arrange a ride for you.

I mean, really there’s so much I could say about the Fairmont. We loved our vacation so much. We decided to return next year.

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