A unique and authentic experience celebrating the local culture and unique spirit of the Riviera Maya.
In 2017, Frida’s Wardrobe won Virtuoso’s “Best Hotel Experience” award for Andaz Mayakoba.
Andaz Mayakoba is a luxury boutique hotel from the Hyatt group located 10 minutes north of downtown Playa del Carmen.
The word “Andaz” means “personal style” and the mission of each Andaz resort is to encourage guests to express themselves. The resort is contemporary and stylish while paying tribute to traditional Mayan culture.
Andaz Mayakoba says goodbye to any traces of a traditional or corporate resort experience. There is no lobby “check in”, instead guests throw a stone into the sacred cenote of the “Sanctuary”. Staff are encourage to express their own “Andaz”. Service is personalized and unscripted and the overall experience truly immerses guests in the eclectic culture of the Riviera Maya.
The Andaz Mayakoba experience is highly customizable depending on each guest. The design of the resort offers the opportunity for guests to come together, share experiences and ideas if they choose. You can be as social or private as you wish. For example, a concept in the Andaz restaurants is that the tables are designed to be split or fuzed together. If guests decide all the tables can be joined to create a united community space. The goal is to create environments where guests leave feeling enriched, knowing their experience was much more than the expected hotel stay.
“Intelligence without ambition is a bird without wings” – Salvador Dali
Locally inspired experiences and indigenous environment
The Hyatt Andaz Mayakoba is set on the wide, white sand beach that every Caribbean holiday maker dreams of. In addition it’s set amongst fresh water channels surrounded by lush mangrove preserve. Andaz Mayakoba’s eco-friendly, silent electric boats allow you to explore the incredible natural world of the mangrove in style. The resort also boasts the 10,000 square-foot Naum Spa, three outdoor pools and four unique restaurants and bars showcasing authentic cooking techniques.
Arrive a guest – leave a local
To ensure an authentic stay, Andaz Mayakoba teamed up with a series of local artists like Riviera Maya graffiti artist Senkoe, who created vibrant murals throughout the resort. Other activities to allow guests to absorb Mayan culture include learning to speak the language or preparing the best tacos in a Tacology class.
Why Choose Andaz Mayakoba for your destination wedding?
Your wedding day is THE day to express and celebrate your personal style! Andaz Mayakoba are specialists in unique, personalized events and guarantee a stylish, luxury presentation. There are a range of incredible locations for wedding ceremonies. From the beach to the mangrove, (complete with arriving to your wedding on a boat) and beyond. The resort has a pretty perfect location: less than an hour from Cancun airport, next door to Playa del Carmen and an hour from Tulum. Located close enough to Playa del Carmen to make the downtown within reach, Andaz Mayakoba is far enough from the city to feel you’re in a hidden paradise.
Check out our coverage of the CASAR wedding event for inspiration as well as the Karen Tran Floral Experience Masterclass
“Feet, what do I need you for when I have wings to fly?” – Frida Khalo
Del Sol Photography – cultural insiders for Andaz Mayakoba in 2017 and early 2018
We were proud to be cultural insiders and brand ambassadors for Andaz Mayakoba. Our speciality in this hotel was curating custom experiences for Andaz guests, extending and celebrating local culture in an authentic way. We take guests on adventures, to express their personal style, explore the Riviera Maya and Mexico in a way that reflects their passion and enrich themselves with the journey. The result of every unique experience is a portfolio of visual memories; incredible art and documentary photographs and award winning experiences.