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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 17 hours ago

We stayed at the 3BR family residence recently. No complaints about the residence and the amenities in our villa and the property. They treated our kids to milk and cookies upon arrival, especially for my son's birthday! That was really awesome. It's the little gestures that really make this property stand out. Did the property boat tour, where we saw crocodiles and birds and turtles, which was great for the kids. PROS - lovely property, service is great, breakfast buffet is amazing. Really, we all stuffed ourselves at breakfast and didn't need to eat until dinner. Kids under 7 eat free at buffet, and our 8 year old paid on 1/2 price. For the amount of food, price is really reasonable, esp since it included mimosas and different coffee beverages. Beach is wonderful and well kept. Spa is gorgeous! Gym is small but neat and had newer equipments. CONS - very expensive and marked up drinks and foods! $22 for a basic margarita and not enough alcohol to justify the price tag. Both my husband and our friends complained about the lack of alcohol in their beverages. He did not order another margarita the entire trip after that because you really are just getting ripped off for drinking mixers. We brought a few bottles of wine for our villa and just drank that. Interestingly, the Coronas and Negro Modelos in our villa were only $5 each, which is cheap considering. The lunch prices were reasonable, but dinner prices were not. $18 for a small bowl of noodles and soup at Saffron for the kids. $33 for several skewers of chicken satays. We went to the Fairmont for dinner and tried all their restaurants. They were great! $13 margaritas actually tasted amazing. Highly recommend Fairmont for dinner and drinks. Because of the exorbitant prices, I can only give this property 4 stars. KIDS CLUB - one last note about kids' club. Our party had two 6 year olds and one 8 year old, and we highly value properties that offer kids' club and activities. The kids' club is a room off to the side of the beachside pool. It was clean and well kept but small. We were told that we have to be at the beach and the pool there if the kids are at the club. We cannot leave them there if we are going away from the beach, like for a spa appointment. This is the opposite of a Four Seasons and Ritz kids' club. It would be a great area for improvement if they can change this rule so parents can go have some alone time, like a couples' massage! They can also offer maybe a saturday night kids' night for a few hours so parents can go have adult dinner. We enjoyed this resorts, but there are a few things that did not allow me to give it 5 stars

mngrl08 - MN

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 21 hours ago

My fiancè and I recently stayed at Banyan Tree Mayakoba. We weren't quite sure what to expect as it was our first time in Riviera Maya. I can start off by saying we will definitely be back next year...and probably every year after that. This was by far and away the best trip and experience we've ever had. The resort was incredible. From the amazing restaurants & food, to the unbelievable customer service shown by every member of the staff that we saw and spoke with, Banyan Tree Mayakoba gets a 10 out of 10. I even took a golf lesson with Phillippe one day at El Camaleon. He's improved my game by at least 5 strokes already....and the course was gorgeous! This is somewhere I can see my family going for many more years to come.

AlexRL419 - New York City, New York

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 1 day ago

The Banyan Tree Mayakoba is the 2nd Banyan Tree that I've stayed at and both resorts share the same high level of service and luxurious accommodations. From the minute you walk through the lobby to check in the staff is very welcoming. They greet you with chilled towels infused with an orange oil and a shot of their signature drink. Then your host will personally bring you to your private Villa. You can get shuttled around the resort in golf carts or you can take the free pikes provided for everyone. The villas are all very private and each has a pool (substantial in size, not just a large soaking tub). The pool can be heated if requested. The garden area also has nice lounging bed and chairs if you prefer to not go to the beach. Inside the villas, we were impressed by the massive ceiling height and generous size of the space overall. Robes, slippers and beach flip flops are provided. In the mini bar, the bottled water and juices are complimentary. The first thing we did was hit the beach. The resort is quite spread out and the beach is not near the sleeping rooms. We didn't mind the ride as the resort grounds and surrounding is very beautiful and serene. When you pull up to Sands beach club, you iimmediately notice the breathtaking views. There's a restaurant and pool with bar at the club and they provide comfy lounge chairs and bed loungers on the beach complimentary. The sand is soft and white, ocean water clear and the perfect temperature to walk in Without hesitation. The Banyan Tree also provides so e complimentary activities like the ecotour on a boat which was excellent. Jesus, our guide, was very knowledgeable and you can get a sense of his pride for his job, the resort and the wildlife. We we're lucky because no one else was on our tour so he said he would customize to what we were interested in. He was really a lovely guide. The breakfast buffet was included with our room and the selection was great: Mexican food, sushi, American breakfast options were all available as well as a selection of fresh fruits and pastries. Omlettes and quesadillas were made to order. Our server each morning was so friendly and attentive, unfortunately, I've forgotten his name ☹️. The spa is a MUST if you visit. Asti, was my massage therapist. She welcomed me and asked what area would I like to concentrate on, strength of pressure, etc. She told me that all therapists must train in Bali at the Banyan Institute for 300 hours before they are allowed to work with any guests. They also go back every year to ensure that they are up to the Brand's standards. I got the Balinese Massage and it was one of the best massages I've ever had (the other best was at the Banyan Tree Bintan Island)! It was similar to a deep tissue massage in terms of pressure but different in technique. It was very relaxing and worked out the knots in my neck and shoulders. The Banyan Tree is a paradise but what makes it even better is that it's part of the Mayakoba complex which includes the Rosewood, Fairmont and Andaz resorts. All are connected by relaxing boat ride or you can ask for a buggy transfer. You can also walk along the beach to get to each property. You can eat and drink at all the different properties and sign so the charges will appear on your final hotel bill. It's nice to have all the different options. I highly recommend the Banyan Tree Mayakoba. We are already planning our next trip back!

nolita_ny - new york

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 1 day ago

I hosted a meeting at Banyan Tree Mayakoba so I was fortunate to experience many of the amenities the hotel had to offer. So many positive things about my visit: 1) Transfer to/from the Cancun airport could not have been more pleasant or easier. Our vehicle (provided by Maritour) had wi-fi, snacks, and a very professional driver. 2) The arrival experience at the hotel was seamless. We were greeted with a beautiful handmade flower bracelet, cold aromatherapy wash clothes to refresh, and drinks. Our bellman escorted us to our rooms immediately 3) The ROOMS! Even for the most sophisticated travelers - the rooms were exceptional. We had our own pool - never before have I been able to jump into a pool directly from my hotel room. They are saline water and heated - exquisite. I had my own private outdoor shower and ginormous tub. There is something so special and exhilarating about showering outside. The rooms are incredibly spacious. The bed was heavenly and the down comforter generous so I never felt like I was struggling to snuggle up. I slept like a baby from night one which is very unusual for me. 4) The FOOD! Banyan Tree is an Asian company - so some of the food has Thai inspiration. The breakfast buffet was hands down the best I have ever had. From sushi to curry to scrambled eggs - there was something for everyone. They also made fresh chilaquiles (to die for) and fresh watermelon juice for me each morning. Such a treat. (side note - their cloth napkins are sumptuous - you will not find a softer more elegant napkin anywhere). 5) Sands Beach - One word. Heaven. One afternoon several attendees from our event gathered at the beach. We all had a wonderful time chatting, enjoying the crystal blue water and just relaxing while the hotel's staff took pristine care of us. 6) The SERVICE. I saved the best for last. Beyond the exceptional buildings and amenities that create Banyan Tree Mayakoba - what makes it truly rise above all other hotels in its category is the seamless, intuitive, and gracious service delivered by every single individual employee. From the Assitant General Manager, Juan Carlos Cardona, whose energy and passion for creating memorable guests experiences was infectious, to the waitstaff in all of the dining outlets, to the groundskeepers who give thoughtful attention to the tiniest of details - the team at Banyan Tree Mayakoba sincerely wants every guest to have a once in a lifetime, positive experience. They were a true joy and are such an asset to the hotel. If you are fortunate enough to consider this hotel for a holiday, I hope my post has helped demonstrate what a special, unique destination awaits you. I wish you safe travels and trust your stay will be as magical as mine.

HinesleyD - Durham, North Carolina

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 3 days ago

We traveled with our two young children and loved our stay in a Two bedroom beach villa. We had our 4 yr old in the eating villa (couch turns into a bed) and the baby upstairs. We brought our baby monitor so even tho the rooms weren’t attached we were comfortable with the set up. Having our own pool was amazing for when the baby was napping. The service here is incredible. Would def recommend!

Megan B - Old Greenwich

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