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CASA AMATE AT ANDAZ MAYAKOBA There is no shortage of restaurant options at Mayakoba, but if you have to choose just one (don’t!), Casa Amate is a best bet. Open exclusively for dinner and serving diverse Latin American cuisine, Casa Amate has a unique and sophisticated residential concept designed to resemble the home of an eclectic traveler passionate about Latin culture. The restaurant is built around a courtyard overlooking the resort’s surrounding lagoon with a special amate wild fig tree, which gives the venue its name. Each intimate room is specifically designed as one would find in a house, including a bar studio, library, living room, and dining room. Try the local catch.

THE BEACH AT THE FAIRMONT While all of Mayakoba has easy access to beaches, the best bet goes to Fairmont. Secluded alongside one of the world’s most extensive reefs, this white sand oasis is pure heaven. Mayakoba is distinctive for being a carefully maintained ecosystem of dunes, mangroves, and freshwater lagoons, home to a myriad of indigenous species of fish, birds, and mammals, and providing endless opportunities for unforgettable activities.

LA CEIBA GARDEN & KITCHEN AT ROSEWOOD I admit it: I’m kinda private, and the thought of eating with more than a dozen strangers made me anxious. La Ceiba, however, was an experience like no other. This communal event for 18 in a 20,000-square-foot outdoor dining area spotlighted traditional Mayan cooking techniques through an interactive, fine-dining concept. SocialLifeMagazine.com

Guests partook in cooking demonstrations, tastings, and even foraging for their own produce. A garden mixologist guided us on what garden herbs and spices would enhance our cocktails to pair with dishes such as the coffeeancho, pepper-cured, prime ribeye and pickled beet salad with tomatillos. Divine.

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Social Life - August 2019 - Jean Shafiroff  

Social Life Magazine is the premier luxury publication for the Hamptons, celebrating 16 years of print. This issue features Jean Shafiroff.

Social Life - August 2019 - Jean Shafiroff  

Social Life Magazine is the premier luxury publication for the Hamptons, celebrating 16 years of print. This issue features Jean Shafiroff.