BANYAN TREE MAYAKOBA
Mayakoba, meaning village over the water, is internationally-recognized as one of the most exclusive resort communities in Mexico and home to three world-class resorts and the only PGA Championship golf course in Latin America. Nestled along the edge of the lush and exotic jungle, Banyan Tree Mayakoba flawlessly blends luxury, nature and serenity within an extraordinary fusion of Mexican culture and Asian hospitality. A breathtaking sanctuary for the senses and an idyllic retreat for relaxation, rejuvenation, romance and world-class dining.
A dreamlike spot where you will experience the genuine Asian sense of well-being, ultimate comfort and peaceful solitude. 117 elegantly-designed private villas and residences featuring one, two and three bedrooms. Each immersed in nature and featuring expansive living areas, plush furnishings, your own private pool and so much more. An intimate oasis surrounded by picturesque lagoons, lush mangroves, a PGA golf course and brilliant sugar sand beaches.
Perfect for romantic getaways, family trips and groups of friends, Banyan Tree Mayakoba offers a variety of magnificent private villas – from secluded pool villas to 3-Bedroom Oceanfront Villas. All feature spacious and airy outdoor areas, private pools and unique layouts. Inspired by the courtyard houses of the Far East, each villa is discreetly built into the thoughtfully conserved landscape.
BLISS POOL VILLA
Open the doors to your Luxury Pool Villa and step into your own private oasis. Designed for two guests, each villa covers 3,153 square feet (293 m2), has soaring ceilings and is tastefully furnished with Mayan-inspired bed, lamps and talavera earthenware sinks. Enjoy airy living and outdoor dining areas, a spacious bathroom and a private landscaped garden. You can take in the sun from the comfort of your own outdoor bathtub, enjoy a dip in your private swimming pool, or simply unwind on a lounger on the outdoor terrace.
SERENITY POOL VILLA
Your Sanctuary Pool Villa is a 3,466 square feet (322 m2) blissful retreat and the idyllic space for two to relax and recuperate from the stresses of modern life. Each is equipped with separate living and study pavilions and tastefully furnished with Mayan-inspired bed, lamps and talavera earthenware sinks. Enjoy open living and outdoor dining areas, a spacious bathroom and a private landscaped garden. With your own heated swimming pool and outdoor whirlpool, you will have the option of spending unhurried afternoons soaking your cares away.
SPA POOL VILLA
Split over two levels, each Spa Pool Villa is the perfect romantic hideaway. Specially designed for couples with quixotic touches like outdoor showers and a personal outdoor area equipped with massage beds, chaise lounges and a dining area with bird’s eye view of Mayakoba’s idyllic lagoons. Enjoy sensuous spa treatments, a spacious bathroom and private landscaped garden spread out over 3,466 square feet (322 m2). Take a dip in your private swimming pool, or simply unwind on your exclusive outdoor terrace.
SERENITY TWO-BEDROOM POOL VILLA
A haven of privacy, indulgence and serenity, your Sanctuary Two-Bedroom Pool Villa encompasses 5,511 square feet (512 m2) and redefines tranquil living with stylish furnishings and fertile gardens. Designed for up to four guests, each villa is tastefully furnished with Mayan-inspired beds and spacious bathrooms featuring talavera earthenware sinks. Interiors elegantly flow into a landscaped garden with a heated swimming pool and bubbling jet pool. Bedrooms have their own separate entrances.
TWO-BEDROOM POOL VILLA AT THE HAVEN
Beauty, peace and tranquility only begin to describe the Ocean Club Two-Bedroom Pool Villas. Ideal for beach lovers, each villa is 5,511 square feet (512 m2) and just steps away from the glimmering white sands and brilliant turquoise waters of the Caribbean. Designed for up to four guests, each villa is tastefully furnished with Mayan-inspired beds and spacious bathrooms featuring talavera earthenware sinks. Interiors elegantly flow into a landscaped garden with a heated swimming pool and bubbling jet pool. Bedrooms have their own separate entrances.
OCEANFRONT THREE-BEDROOM POOL VILLA AT THE HEAVEN
Sleek, contemporary and open, your luxurious Oceanfront Pool Villa looks out onto the glorious Caribbean. Perfect for beach lovers, you’re just steps away from the glimmering white sands and radiant turquoise waters. Gather with friends and family in the stunning courtyard and listen to the sounds of waves breaking on the beach while our superbly trained staff prepares a sumptuous seafood barbecue. Designed for up to six guests, each villa is 5,511 square feet (512 m2) and tastefully furnished with Mayan-inspired beds and spacious bathrooms featuring talavera earthenware sinks. Interiors elegantly flow into a landscaped garden with a heated swimming pool and
bubbling jet pool. Separate bedrooms and living rooms make it the perfect setting for intimate gatherings, while ensuring personal space and tranquility for all.
THREE BEDROOM FAMILY RESIDENCES
Designed for families, friends and groups, our 3-story, 3-bedroom golf view residences encompass 2,755.5 square feet (256 m2) and offer peaceful, secluded spaces surrounded by lush, untouched nature. Engage in relaxing conversations with loved ones on your sun-drenched roof deck lounge. Relax by your private pool or dine al fresco, all while enjoying magnificent views of the golf course. Unwind from the rigors of everyday life in an airy, spacious living area equipped with large LCD TV, dining room and sunny balcony. The master bedroom comes equipped with a king-sized bed and LCD TV, while the second and third bedrooms contain a queen and two twin beds respectively. All three bedrooms come with full private bathrooms. The master offers a large bathtub, as well.
Put your skills – and mettle – to the test at our spectacular 18-hole championship golf course designed by renowned architect and PGA legend Greg Norman. A true masterpiece, El Camaleón is home to the only PGA Tour event in Latin America, the Mayakoba Golf Classic. The dazzling course winds through tropical jungle, dense mangroves and picturesque stretches of Caribbean sand. It’s 18 holes of sheer beauty! And, if you don’t bring your ‘A’ game, 18 holes of sheer humble pie.
- Two breathtaking seaside holes
- Four cenotes – natural subterranean caves
- Driving range and short game practice facility
- Golf carts equipped with advanced GPS Visage RT+
- State of the art clubhouse with pristine PGA-style locker room
- Fully stocked pro shop
- Convenient access to beverage carts and fine dining
A true masterpiece and designed by the legendary Greg Norman, El Camaleón is home to the only PGA Tour event in Latin America, the OHL Classic at Mayakoba. The dazzling course winds through tropical jungle, dense mangroves and stretches of Caribbean sand. It’s 18 holes of sheer beauty. Enjoy full days of shot-saving techniques, world-class golf instruction and drastically improve your game at the Jim McLean Golf Academy. Come and play where the pros play!
BANYAN TREE SPA
The award-winning Banyan Tree Spa is an intimate haven created to blend romance, serenity and exotic sensuality. Featuring the intuitive art of touch, uniquely-trained therapists and masterfully-ceremonial treatments, the Banyan Tree Spa experience is the very essence of Asian wellness philosophy. Founded in Phuket in 2001, the Banyan Tree Spa Academy provides dedicated training facilities to ensure that our highly-skilled therapists consistently deliver the highest quality treatments anywhere around the world, including Mayakoba. Expect nothing less than quietude, warmth and well-being.
Presenting The Rainforest, an invigorating, state-of-the-art hydrothermal experience unlike no other. A signature innovation, The Rainforest trail features eight different hydrothermal therapy experiences that include the Rain Walk, Aroma Steam Chamber and Finnish Sauna to afford you a holistic and revitalizing journey within an extravagant tropical world.
Banyan Tree Mayakoba offers a fantastic assortment of uniquely-superior dining experiences to suit all tastes. Whether you’re in the mood for a champagne breakfast, an in-villa poolside barbecue, or candlelit dinner under the stars. From authentic Thai cuisine to the freshest seafood and contemporary Mexican fare, you’ll find abundant culinary delights.
Dinner: 6:00 – 11:00 pm daily
Banyan Tree’s signature restaurant, Saffron, serves authentic, contemporary Thai cuisine prepared by Thai chefs brought to Mayakoba to share their authentic dishes and techniques with our guests. An intimate setting that caters perfectly to special occasions, Saffron is a one-of-a-kind experience. Sitting on our wooden deck overlooking the tropical mangroves while sampling the finest Thai delicacies is truly unforgettable.
Chef Renu Homsombat is a passionate, motivated and driven culinary professional with 19 years of experience in fine Thai cuisine. Highly inspired and always looking for innovative ways to refine her culinary creations, Chef Renu ensures that authenticity and the true essence of Thai cuisine are preserved in all of Saffron’s dishes. It’s no wonder we received the TripAdvisor 2014 Certificate of Excellence.
Delight your taste buds with traditional Tom Yum Goong, a spicy and sour lemongrass soup with straw mushrooms, cherry tomatoes, coriander and shrimp. Savor Grilled Beef Salad with crunchy vegetables, spring onion, coriander and fish sauce. At Saffron restaurant, every meal is a dining experience to remember.
Lunch: 11:30 am – 5:00 pm daily
Bar: 11:30 am – 6:00 pm daily
Dinner: Monday & Tuesday 7:00 – 11:00 pm
Located at Mayakoba Beach, Sands will seduce you with a backdrop of sheer white sand and the shimmering turquoise waters of the Caribbean. Enjoying light snacks and fresh seafood for lunch or the freshest catch of the day and authentic Mexican specialties for dinner. Sands also offers a variety of outstanding tropical cocktails all day long for lounging poolside or on the beach.
Dinner: 6:00 – 11:00 pm daily
An elegant yet casual restaurant, Tamarind offers a unique dining experience with stunning views of the lagoon. A fusion of sophisticated European cooking techniques with New World flavors and ingredients redefines sophisticated resort dining. With a tranquil environment, breathtaking views and exquisite culinary delights, Tamarind truly embodies Banyan Tree’s commitment to being a sanctuary for the senses.
Chef Gregorio Oy Cahum discovered his affinity for the culinary arts at age 15. Long fascinated by colors, nature and aromas, Chef Gregorio strives to create the perfect blend of new world techniques with sophisticated European cuisine.
Breakfast: 7:00 am – 12:00 pm daily
Ideal for plain relaxing and introspection while overlooking the Reflections Pool, Oriente offers casual sumptuous Mexican and international breakfast buffets each morning, and modern Mexican cuisine with an Asian flair in the evenings.
REFLECTIONS POOL BAR
Lunch & Bar: 11:00 am – 5:00 pm daily
Located just off of the main lobby area, offering light snacks and cocktails throughout the day. At Reflections Pool Bar, we love to spoil our guests with the perfect selection of refreshing poolside treats; from unique salads and pizzas to fresh grilled skewers and inventive wraps.
Open 3:00 – 11:00 pm daily
While our restaurants tantalize with culinary delights, La Copa rooftop lounge captivates with exotic drinks, warm Mexican sunsets and sparkling night skies. Signature La Copa cocktails include Riviera Lemonade made with vodka, fresh blueberries and homemade lemonade and the Mojito Maya with rum, lemon juice, mint and sparkling water.
Meaning ‘Goddess of the Moon’ in Maya, Ixchel is our traditional and one-of-a-kind ‘trajinera’ or dining boat. Treat yourself to a magnificent fusion of local and international cuisines and sail through the waterways and mangroves of Mayakoba.
Experience invigorating breakfasts and magnificent evenings in the privacy and comfort of your private villa. Our chefs will set up sumptuously exotic meals and romantic poolside barbeques featuring the finest cuts of meat and handpicked fresh seafood. Choose from our exclusive selection of Mexican wines, spirits and tequilas to top off this exquisite meal. Your personal In-villa host will pamper you with mouth-watering cuisine and impeccable service.
Banyan Tree Mayakoba offers high quality kosher foods that adhere to the most demanding orthodox requirements. Our culinary team will provide you with a full menu and work with our registered professional kosher caterer to deliver your food as requested. Our chefs carefully develop your daily menu for your stay.
We have a longstanding relationship with Cancún’s best supplier, Experience Kosher, who works closely with the Cancún Chabad Jewish Center. Experience Kosher’s products are supplied from around the world, including Mexico City and New York. When foods are delivered to our culinary team, our chefs personally verify and sign for it to prepare accordingly and serve as indicated.
- Fully operational banquet kitchen functions separately from all other kitchens for kosher events and productions.
- 1000+ glassware, plates and bowls for kosher events.
- Contacts with local and US-based rabbis for overseeing kosher productions.
- Extensive knowledge of kosher guidelines and rules.
- Extensive experience with Passover and Glatt Kosher events.
- Brand new kitchen equipment for kosher events.
- Storage of kosher food in our kitchen provided upon arrival or up to one week before your arrive. Once you arrive, you will be asked to sign a liability form for foods received from third party purveyors.
- Heating and serving of your kosher food in any of our restaurants or in the villa: $25 US plus 16% taxes and 15% service charge per person per meal. *Note: Reservations at the restaurants are required.
- Emptying of Mini Bar, $15 US plus 16% taxes and 15% service charge. Note: Storing food in the mini bar is not recommended as the temperature is not adequate for food storage.
- Microwave oven (subject to availability) $25 US per day plus 16% taxes and 15% service charge.
THE BANYAN TREE COMPROMISE
Banyan Tree Mayakoba is committed to creating a positive impact for our surrounding environment and our guests. Among our many accolades and accreditations, we are most proud to be EarthCheck Silver Certified and a Rainforest Alliance Sustainable StandardSetter Award winner. We strive to care for our planet and operate under the simple premise of “Embracing the environment and empowering the people.”
THE CHEF’S GARDEN
Harvesting Experiences in a Symphony for the Senses
The Chef’s Garden is a wonderful space focused on creating extraordinary experiences. Awaken your senses with natural aromas of cultivated herbs, delightful organic produce, music of the surrounding nature and views of the different ecosystems. Through this initiative we provide our guests with locally-produced naturally organic food.
“Life is a garden. Whatever you sow in it will return to you”
Landscape creation is an art form. So the garden path was created in the shape of a treble clef. It gracefully guides you though an inspiring circuit that stimulates each of your senses. The Chef’s Garden imitates nature’s wise processes. Respecting its laws and the life it produces, we increase its fertility and maintain a balance between transformation and decomposition.
The objective of this naturally harmonious space is to produce organic, healthy food for all of the restaurants in Banyan Tree Mayakoba. Everything is free of pesticides and fertilizers. A wide variety of fruits, vegetables and herbs are harvested, giving you the opportunity to create a deliciously unique, personalized culinary experience. Enjoy a cooking class or create an elaborate romantic dinner made with organic products picked in this sanctuary.
Executive Chef David Andrews oversees development of the garden and selects only the best, freshest produce. Skillfully creating dishes with fruits and vegetables picked moments before cooking isn’t just healthier and more nutritious – it’s a luxury those with discerning palates will truly appreciate.
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