The Riviera Maya is known as a fascinating destination for modern luxury combined with spectacular natural beauty and ancient history. It is here that you'll find the new residence club, Fairmont Heritage Place, Mayakoba under construction and expected to open in June of 2014.

The Fairmont Heritage Place is part of the larger eco-resort development of Mayakoba which opened in 2006 and includes a Fairmont hotel, Rosewood hotel, Banyan Tree hotel and Greg Norman golf course.

Mayakoba is situated just 15 minutes from Playa Del Carmen in an area filled with pristine freshwater lagoons and crystal clear waterways surrounded by exotic mangrove forests leading to a picturesque white sand beach and the dazzling turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea.

FHP mayakoba aerial view

Ultimate tropical escape

Guests of the Fairmont Heritage Place, Mayakoba will experience a true slice of paradise, within a paradise. The Riviera Maya is home to the second-largest coral reef on the planet that stretches from the Yucatan to Guatemala, with the resort offering access to this breathtaking, pristine coastline as well as a brilliantly colorful range of flora and fauna.
The award-winning Mayakoba resort development has been hailed as the "Venice of the Yucatan" and offers an unsurpassed Caribbean travel experience within four unique ecosystems including dunes, water canals, tropical forest and mangroves.
Mayakoba's ideal location offers convenience to experiencing nearby famed attractions such as Mayan historical sites and ecological parks including Tulum, Xelha, Xcaret and Chichen Itza, one of the new Seven Wonders of the World.

The eco-conscious resort has been recognized by both the United Nations World Tourism Organization and Rainforest Alliance as a world leader in sustainable tourism. It features over 148 acres of protected mangrove forests along the coastline, that provide an important habitat for more than 200 species of tropical flora and fauna. Guests have the opportunity to experience all this by embarking on a private boat tour with a resort biologist or on the resorts own electric boats – the Mayakoba Connection" - that connect the hotels with the beach clubs and restaurants.

The Residences

Mayakoba features 30 exclusive residences that include three and four-bedroom units. Each offers a private plunge pool, large en-suite bathrooms, full kitchens and open concept dining and living areas. Every residence is designed and constructed with the smallest details in mind, including the luxury and comfort owners expect.

  • Three-bedroom units offer a total of 3,875 square feet with spacious terraces. Prices for 1/12 fractional ownership start at $169,000.
  • Four-bedroom units include a total of 6,544 square feet with a private terrace and roof top garden access. Prices for 1/12 fractional ownership start at $239,000.

Buyers gain an interest in the world-class residence without the hassles of full-ownership while shared interests can be sold, willed, deeded or placed in a trust.

Fairmont Mayakoba beach

Owner amenities and privileges

The Fairmont Mayakoba offers a long list of amenities and privileges that include:

  • Access to the 18-hole Greg Norman-designed El Camaleon championship course which hosts the only PGA Tour event in Latin America.
  • Access to airport limousine transfers and valet parking
  • 24-hour on site concierge as well as pre-arrival concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • 24-hour room service
  • 24-hour security
  • Personal grocery items stocked prior to arrival
  • Preferred rates at Fairmont's Willow Stream Spa
  • Access to the exclusive Club House featuring an owners' lounge, bar, fitness and yoga facilities, private pool and teen and kids' play areas.

Owners also have the ability to exchange some of the time they own at Fairmont Heritage Place Mayakoba to visit other equally exceptional Heritage Place locations. They may also stay at Fairmont hotels, Swissotel Hotels & Resorts and Raffles Hotels & Resorts around the world by exchanging their "home" weeks.

It's good to see Fairmont continuing to grow its private residence club program, with the planned addition of Mayakoba. Some of the other large luxury brand name hoteliers have been reducing the number of clubs in their programs, so Fairmonts move is a big vote of confidence.