Spotlight on the Rosewood Mayakoba: One of the best family reunion hotels in the Americas

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Family reunions are a great way to reconnect with your loved ones but, get ready for sleepless nights if you’re the head of the organizing committee.

Planning a trip that will keep the whole clan happy is pretty much a full time job.

There are many things to take into consideration, like activities for different age groups, the kids,  your vegan cousin’s dietary needs etc etc…

You’ll never be able to please everyone, but picking the right hotel to stay will make it much easier and even have you looking like a hero.

To help you along, we’re turning on one of  the best family reunion hotels in our collections, the Rosewood Mayakoba.



Rosewood Mayakoba

Rosewood Mayakoba - Family reunion hotel


Whether you’re travelling with the young, the old, or the in between, everyone will find something to get excited about at the Rosewood Mayakoba.

The activities run the gamut from all out fun-filled extravaganza to curated tours of Mayan ruins which are off the radar for most tourists. If you never want to hear “I’m bored”, on your trip, the Rosewood Mayakoba is the one to pick.


Fun for the Kids

Kids will love the resort’s Rose Bud experience. A kids club packed with local flair thanks to Mayan storytelling sessions, eco tours of the area, Spanish and Mayan lessons and scavenger hunts. Educational and fun, it’s a great way to expose the little ones to different cultures while on vacation ( and keep them out of your hair when you’re at the spa.)

Rosewood Mayakoba - Family Reunion Hotels

Golfing at the Rosewood Mayakoba

Adults get their fair share of fun too. The Rosewood Mayakoba is home to the El Cameleon, an 18 hole golf course designed by Greg Norman and the first course to host a PGA Tour event in Mexico. Credentials aside, the El Cameleon’s beachfront, jungle and mangrove setting makes it one of the most beautiful places you can go to spend an afternoon bonding with your family and sharing your passion.

El Camaleon Golf Club

Fun in the outdoors

The Rosewood’s landscape is one of the Mexico’s most idyllic vacation spots and the resort lets you make the most of it with its outdoor activities. For the outdoorsy types in your clan, the resort offers scuba diving and snorkeling sessions in the warm waters of the Caribbean, deep sea fishing, and the opportunity to swim with dolphins in their natural habitat.

There’s plenty to enjoy if you’d rather keep your feet on dry land too thanks to guided tours, horseback riding, and the nearby town of Playa del Carmen.

The best guided cultural tours are the ones that take you off the beaten path. So, even if the history buffs in your family will have Chichen Itza and Uxmal on their to-do list in Mexico, plenty of other tourists will too. To still get a full taste of the local history and not have to elbow your way throw a crowd of picture hungry cameramen, the Rosewood offers guided tours of the nearby Ek Balam instead. Still under restoration and relatively unknown by tourists, this isolated Mayan ruin is an adventure onto itself.


Rosewood Mayakoba Restaurants - Family reunion hotel



It’s no use having a family reunion if you all can’t stay together. Though the Rosewood Mayakoba’s long activity list is guaranteed fun for the whole clan, the resort’s massive rooms let you all bond during downtime.

A suite and Villa resort only, it’s hard to make a bad decision when choosing where to stay at the Rosewood Mayakoba. However, if you’re planning on travelling in numbers, it’s worth keeping some things in mind. 

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Rosewood Mayakoba - Family Reunion Hotel 1

Most of the suites at the Rosewood Mayakoba can be connected to a similar room category, perfect if you’re travelling in a large group and don’t want to be separated.

If a complete “home away from home” feel is what you’re after you can always go ahead and book one of the hotel’s villas which can accommodate up to eight people and come with private butler service. 

Ocean View Suite - Family Reunion Hotels

Make the most of your family reunion with a trip to the Rosewood Mayakoba. If you’d like more information on this hotel, or would like to book, get in touch with us and we would be happy to be of assistance.


About Nimah Koussa

The best part about being a travel writer is bringing cities and destinations to life: their stories, secret addresses, luxurious gems and unique holiday moments. And I have been one for a little more than 10 years. From the best bars and restaurants in different cities of the world to hotels where you can check-in to get away from it all, this Magazine is all about making every trip just a bit more meaningful.

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