Banyan Tree Mayakoba
Banyan Tree Mayakoba brings authentic hospitality and pristine beachfront bliss to the Caribbean’s breezy lifestyle. This AAA Five Diamond, full-service resort offers upscale amenities like the award-winning Banyan Tree Spa and Greg Norman signature El Camaleón 18-hole golf course, an array of dining options and activities, high-tech event spaces, and endless natural beauty amid freshwater lagoons, coral reefs, and natural dunes. From the elegant villas with private swimming pools to stunning coastline views and candlelit dinners under the stars, it is an ideal romantic or family destination.
- Awarded Travel + Leisure’s 2018 Best of the Best Award in Mexico
- 123 private villas with Asian- and Mayan-inspired décor feature private pools and terraces
- Casual to fine dining options include a rooftop lounge, gourmet restaurants, Champagne breakfasts, in-villa dining, tapas cruises, jungle feasts, and candlelit dinners under the stars
- Indulge in traditional and signature treatments at the Thai-inspired spa
- Sip a cocktail by the pool, relax at the beach, play tennis, or bike a three-mile nature trail
- Enjoy water sports, wine and tequila tasting, yoga, a kids’ club, and workouts at the gym
- Explore canals and mangroves from a traditional Ixchel with a cooked-to-order meal
The resort’s prime location within a luxury resort development in the Riviera Maya is just 10 minutes north of Playa del Carmen and 40 minutes south of Cancun. It is central to beautiful beaches, lively and historic cities, and world-class shopping. Banyan Tree Mayakoba offers tours, excursions, Sands Beach Club, and daily children’s activities ensure that everyone has amazing opportunities for unforgettable experiences. Banyan Tree Mayakoba participates in NOW's commitment to sustainability; to learn more about the hotel's efforts and book, click here.
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Banyan Tree Mayakoba presents intimate accommodations with 123 freestanding, private villas -of up to three bedrooms with a beautiful mix of Asian and Mayan-inspired décor. Each villa is an ideal tropical haven, with sliding doors that open to tropical gardens, a private swimming pool, and a terrace with hammocks and outdoor lounges. They offer an elegant space of tranquility plus modern amenities such as air conditioning, a minibar, iPod® docs, flat-screen televisions, bathrobes and slippers, and complimentary WiFi; some have a massage porch for in-villa spa treatments, outdoor bathtubs, and stocked wine refrigerators.
The service is as awe-inspiring as the villas. From in-room massages to private dining, you won’t even have to leave your private oasis if you don’t want to. You will experience the resort’s trademark hospitality and service all throughout the property, from check-in to check-out. For weddings, group events, and business meetings, state-of-the-art meeting and event spaces for up to 200 people are available for your special occasion, with specially-trained associates to assist.
Get the very best features of a luxury hotel within the comforts of a residential setting.
Banyan Tree Mayakoba offers a variety of dining and drinking venues and experiences from intimate outings to traditional Thai and poolside fare. Whether you prefer to dine with other guests, in the privacy of your villa, or on a romantic boat cruise, you will find it here.
Saffron – Dine at the resort’s signature restaurant on contemporary Thai cuisine prepared by Thai chefs who have traveled to Mayakoba to share their authentic gastronomy with their guests.
Cello – Enjoy delicious Northern Italian fare paired with an exquisite wine selection at this beautiful waterside restaurant.
Sands – Located on the Mayakoba beach, Sands serves light snacks, fresh seafood, and authentic Mexican specialties for lunch by the shimmering aquamarine waters of the Caribbean Sea.
Oriente – Relax with that first cup of coffee of tea while overlooking the Reflections Pool. Oriente offers casual yet varied Mexican and International breakfast buffets each morning.
Reflections Pool Bar – Enjoy light snacks, drinks, light bites, and homemade treats throughout the day at the swim-up pool bar or have a picnic under the sun at the private decks of Reflections Pool.
La Copa Lounge – Come to this sophisticated rooftop lounge for delicious Mexican cuisine paired with fine tequila and mezcal, world-renowned cocktails, and an exclusive assortment of hand-made cigars.
Ixchel – Meaning "Moon Goddess,” Ixchel is a traditional trajinera boat. Treat yourself to this romantic boat dining experience with made-to-order Thai and Mexican meals prepared by Banyan Tree chefs.
In-Villa Dining – Treat yourself to a delicious breakfast spread or a romantic private dinner with the sumptuous in-villa BBQ, where your own personal chef will pamper you from beginning to end.
Tapas Cruise – Sail through Mayakoba’s natural waterways while dining on Spanish tapas and snacks.
The Beach Shack – Enjoy refreshing daiquiris, margaritas, and cold beers under the sun on the warm, sandy beach.
Haab – Experience authentic Mayan cuisine in a mystical jungle-like atmosphere, featuring the four sacred elements of water, earth, wind and fire.
The Tomahawk Den – Feast on the famous Tomahawk steak or sample other innovative menu items on the deck, located in Oriente restaurant overlooking the scenic waterways.
Bann Teng Thai – Order smoothies, fresh juices, and more with fresh and healthy Japanese fusion cuisine. Choose from a menu of healthy drinks, artisan sandwiches, and freshly prepared salads.
Ten – This ceviche and roll bar is a pop-up restaurant concept that features Japanese and Peruvian cuisine at Oriente, including ceviche, beef teriyaki, sushi, and black shrimp aguachile.
La Cava – Try this wine cellar private dining experience perfect for wine tasting and private events.
Swim, dine, relax, snorkel, canoe, play tennis, kayak, hike or bike a nature trail, walk on the beach, sip cocktails by the pool, and dine under the stars. With so much to do and experience within the resort itself, you can be as active as you want to be. No stay here would be complete without a visit to the award-winning Banyan Tree Spa for body treatments, massages, facials, and yoga classes. If you love golf, you will love the El Camaleón 18-hole golf course designed by Greg Norman. You can also work out at the gym, try tequila tasting, and relax in the serenity of your private villa. Kids will love the daily children’s activities each day of the week.
The resort’s prime location is within easy reach of a variety of adventures. Go on a guided eco tour through the Mayakoba canals to explore the nature and wildlife of the mangroves, or on excursions to nearby sites of Xcaret, the ancient city of Chichen Itza, the beaches of Tulum, and the remote archeological sites of Coba. Shopping, additional dining, and vibrant nightlife are nearby in Playa del Carmen and Cancun.
Banyan Tree Mayakoba
Banyan Tree Mayakoba is located on a luxury, sustainable resort development in the Riviera Maya, Mexico, just a short drive from Playa del Carmen and 40 minutes south of Cancun. It is surrounded by beaches, flora and fauna, jungles, and lagoons for an authentic Caribbean escape. Several local wonders, including the ancient city of Chichen Itza, are a short drive from the resort.
Cozumel International Airport is 39 mi / 63 km from the hotel.