May 21, 2017 for 3 nights for 2 adults.

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Banyan Tree Mayakoba in Playa del Carmen, Mexico

In the Mexican Caribbean exists a luxe sanctuary called Banyan Tree Mayakoba. This other worldly paradise harmoniously blends superb luxury with its lush natural surroundings, all on the Riviera Maya coast. The Mayakoba development area provides a sense of seclusion and quiet respite along with what is normally considered on of the world's most popular stretches of shore. This, combined with the tradition and reputation of Banyan Tree and its Eastern-inspired elegance, makes for an unparalleled retreat. Accommodations are set in private pool villas, each remarkably decorated with handcrafted Mayan furnishings, and outfitted with ultra modern amenities, giving you the best of both worlds. The freestanding villas are ultra spacious in layout, and boast individual landscaped gardens, private outdoor terraces, floor-to-ceiling windows, outdoor bathtubs, and sparkling private infinity pools. Stay well-connected with iPod docks, flat-panel televisions, wireless Internet access, and direct dial phones - although you may just find yourself enjoying the unadulterated bliss.

As if your accommodations were not already enough to indulge your every sense, Banyan Tree Spa Mayakoba is at the ready to pamper you even further with award-winning treatments and spiritual renewal. Experience The Rainforest, a complete hydrothermal ritual, opt for a Thai Herbal Detox, or choose a classic Royal Banyan Massage. No matter what your preference may be, Banyan Spa Mayakoba exceeds expectations with its incredible offerings and professionally trained staff. Contemporary dining is another highlight of the resort, and Banyan Tree Mayakoba is home to three signature restaurants, as well as numerous bars and alternative dining venues. Try a drifting dinner with Ixchel, a floating meal served right on the lagoon waters, or stop by Sands for a poolside snack and tropical cocktail. Saffron showcases traditional Thai cuisine for a flavor of the orient, and Tamarind is Mediterranean-inspired with a modern yet rustic dining room. When it comes to local activities, you are in a prime spot for nearly everything. On-site recreation options include golfing, snorkeling, canoeing, eco tours, yoga, tennis, and swimming in the resort's pair of freeform pools - and nearby there is access to archaeological sites, sandy beaches, and jungle trekking. Discover the hidden world of Mexico's Riviera Maya and make Banyan Tree Mayakoba your next stop in pursuing the extraordinary.

Location of Banyan Tree Mayakoba

Banyan Tree Mayakoba
Carretera Federal Chetumal-Puerto Juárez KM 298
Playa del Carmen, Mexico

Nearest Airport: CUN

Amenities for Banyan Tree Mayakoba

  • General Information
  • 120 Guest Rooms
  • Dining
  • Private Dining
  • Pool Bar
  • 24-Hour Room Service
  • Wine Cellar
  • 4 Restaurants
  • On-Site Amenities
  • Beauty Salon
  • Spa on Property
  • Fitness Center
  • WiFi
  • Bicycle Rental
  • Art Collection
  • Boutique
  • Golf Course
  • Tennis Courts
  • Gardens
  • 2 Outdoor Pools
  • Infinity Pool
  • In-Room Amenities
  • Turndown Service
  • Air Conditioning
  • Direct Dial Telephones
  • Hair Dryers
  • In-Room Safes
  • Mini Bar
  • iPod Docks
  • Flat-Screen Televisions
  • Coffee & Tea Facilities
  • Pillow Menu
  • Private Pools
  • Private Gardens
  • Private Decks
  • Work Desks
  • Bathrobes & Slippers
  • Activities
  • Tennis
  • Snorkeling
  • Ecological Excursions
  • Canoeing
  • Yoga
  • Business
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Services
  • Family
  • Cribs
  • Babysitting
  • Kids Club
  • Highchairs
  • Strollers
  • Nearby
  • Historic Sites
  • Golf
  • Interests
  • Active & Adventure
  • Beach
  • Eco Friendly Luxury Vacations
  • Family
  • Golf
  • Spa & Wellness

Reviews for Banyan Tree Mayakoba

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TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 1 day ago

Second time at Banyon Tree Mayakoba and not disappointed. Awesome service from the entire staff. A special thanks to Carlos for taking such great care of our requests during our stay. I'm not sure how he seemed to find us each morning at breakfast to check in to see if we needed anything. Can't say enough about the spa, best massage ever. If you are looking for privacy and relaxation look no further, Banyon Tree is the place to go.

jwescott68 - McKinney, Texas

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 1 week ago

We've stayed at several five star resorts in the Caribbean and around the world and the Banyan Tree Mayakoba is darn close to perfect. Beautiful setting, magnificent suites, superb hospitality, great food at a not outrageous price. What more could one ask for? This is one spot we can recommend with confidence. We'll be back!

TravelingWildcat51 - Guilford, Connecticut

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 1 week ago

We went on a family holiday to Banyan Tree Mayakoba where we stayed in a three bed family residence for 11 nights. We had a great time there overall and thoroughly enjoyed the stay. The villas are very comfortable and luxurious. The bedrooms and living area as well as pool are all fantastic. The bathrooms are good too but a little dated would be the only slight criticism I have of the villas themselves. The staff are attentive to your every need and incredibly friendly and warm - the person in charge of the bikes, the buggy drivers, chefs/ restaurant managers, and hotel managers. There was an evening drinks cocktail reception which management arranged and was very nice. The food is excellent throughout the resort and I particularly enjoyed the Sands beach club and La Toca for lunch (La Toca has the best Mexican food). The room service options are delicious. Breakfast included a range of options and was very tasty, and the Saffron restaurant was great. In regards the kids club we found that to be one of the best aspects of the resort. We travelled with our two kids aged 5 and 8 years old. Maggie who runs the place was delightful. They run various activities every day and the kids thoroughly enjoyed the beach activities and piñata making. The actual kids club itself is a small room by the pool. I think the hotel would be wise to consider expanding it to make it a bit bigger. Maggie and the management laid on a fantastic Easter Egg Hunt one day which the kids loved. The kids did a pastry class which was a great experience for them as well, and the red velvet cookies they made were super tasty and lasted days. The whole resort is in an area of outstanding natural beauty beyond anything that words or pictures can describe. This is the overarching selling point of the resort. The Mayakoba area has an incredible range of flora and fauna. We saw crocodiles, turtles, raccoons, iguanas, a range of amazingly beautiful birds and other animals around. The golf course is really excellent, we got a deal playing daily for one week. We thoroughly enjoyed that experience. The spa was excellent as well and the experiences very good. The rainforest experience is quite unique and very enjoyable. In regards the bikes I take issue with the policy the hotel has that they don't give kids bikes for "security reasons". At neighbouring hotels kids get bikes and ride around everywhere. Kids love riding bikes so it's a bit insensitive in my view to let the parents ride bikes but leave the kids out. I think this is the main issue I feel needs to be addressed by the hotel. That said they managed as an exception to find some old kids bikes for us which was nice of them to do, and we did enjoy riding around on the bikes around the hotel and the nature trails. The bikes they gave were in a bad state though and the chain kept coming off on my daughters bike, they really need to introduce a kids bike system/ policy and get some decent bikes in! Apart from the bike issue overall I would say Banyan Tree Mayakoba is an amazing resort and we had a great time there. Particular thanks to Ingo and his hospitality whilst we were there. I also found Victor, Sous Chef to be a delightful person.

Bhaskar P

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have just spent 4 days at the Banyan Tree Mayakoba, a beautifully designed hotel with stunning beach in the Mayakoba park. The staff are among the friendliest and most attentive that I have met anywhere in the world, going out of their way to ensure that we could have the best holiday possible.

Adrian O

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have stayed here six times from their first inaugural opening year and this hotel has never disappointed. I’ve been a fan of the Banyan Tree properties from the east for many years and was very excited that they were opening in this hemisphere. The spa is absolutely fabulous. You must try the Rainforest Indulgence experience and have a Balinese Massage. I just had the most wonderful massage by Ing the other day, I couldn’t thank her enough for relaxing my tight muscles. If you like tequila the tequila tasting is very informative and of course you taste different tequilas, my husband and I enjoyed it very much. If you love Thai food the cooking class is mandatory. When the hotel originally opened the food at Saffron was very authentic Thai. In my opinion it has been somewhat watered down to accommodate the American/Western palate. The cooking class will allow you to cook and taste the authentic Thai food/flavor you wish were served during dinner at Saffron. I would recommend dining at Cello unless you venture to one of the surrounding properties or spend the evening in Playa del Carmen. They also have bikes assigned to certain villas (as this is a large property) and it’s nice to bike your way around this place. The beach area is very rocky so just create a Corona moment on the comfortable loungers while you are on the beach. Enjoy the Sands restaurant for lunch while at the beach, the margarita’s and tacos are heavenly. The boat takes you to the beach and back or you can call for a cart to take you. . We’ve traveled with friends and stayed in the serenity two bedroom pool villa and with family in the three bedroom family residence however the sanctuary pool villa is the best room on the property for couples. The bedroom is so spacious. The bedroom doors slide where you can step down directly into the private pool or go to the hammock which also has a separate entrance to the pool. The bathroom has a double vanity, a rain shower or spicket shower with a bench. The bathroom also has an outside section with a granite tub and al fresco shower my husband’s all time favorite. I don’t know what it is with men and showering outside, they seem to go crazy over it like cats and cat nip. For a fee the hotel will light up the tub wall and create a very romantic tub experience for you. The separate lounge area across your courtyard has a very spacious and soft sectional with a table, coffee maker, fridge and plasma TV. You can rent DVD movies from the lobby to watch. The atmosphere and amenities that this room offers will definitely make you feel that type of way toward your significant other. This place gives you all the ammunition in the world to be romantic

UniqueTravels - Atlanta, Georgia

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