Banyan Tree Mayakoba

Carretera Federal Chetumal-Puerto Juárez KM 298 Riviera Maya, 77710 Playa del Carmen, Q.R., Mexico
Grand Tourism
Beach hotel
Recommended by Arminas Travel

A dreamlike spot where you will experience the genuine Asian sense of well-being, ultimate comfort and peaceful solitude. 123 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.

Coming on January 2021, 34 new beachfront pool suites will be gradually inaugurated until their completion in April. On summer 2021, 7 breathtaking over-the-water two story Lagoon & Sunset Villas will complete the 164 room inventory at the Sanctuary for the Senses.

BLISS POOL VILLA

Open the doors to your Bliss 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 Serenity 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 with MASSAGE PORCH

Split over two levels, each Spa 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.

LAGOON & SUNSET POOL VILLAS
The resort’s first overwater villas are gently placed in the crystal-clear lagoon, just steps away from the beach. These two-story villas span 2,385 square feet with an open layout and organically-infused indoor-outdoor atmosphere. The spacious bedroom features a king bed and extends to an outdoor shower and whirlpool bathtub, while a private solarium offers a sunset-view heated plunge pool.

BEACHFRONT POOL SUITES
Situated on the sugar sand beaches of Mayakoba and featuring unhindered views of the shimmering sea, these suites span 1,740 to 3,155 square feet and are ideal for both couples and larger family or multi-generational groups. Suites feature both king and queen/queen options, as well as the opportunity to connect rooms forming two-bedroom suites. Accommodations feature an interior patio, outdoor shower and whirlpool bathtub, as well as a private solarium with a heated private plunge pool.

BEACHFRONT SUNRISE POOL SUITES
These suites span 1,675 to 2,470 square feet with breathtaking views of the turquoise ocean waters and stunning sunrises. Featuring a king bed, private solarium with heated private plunge pool, outdoor shower, whirlpool bathtub, an interior patio and natural atmosphere, these accommodations are the pinnacle of sophisticated comfort.

SERENITY TWO-BEDROOM POOL VILLA

A haven of privacy, indulgence and serenity, your Serenity Two-Bedroom Pool Villa encompasses 5,511 square feet (511 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.

LAGOON & BEACHSIDE TWO-BEDROOM POOL VILLA

Beauty, peace and tranquility only begin to describe the Lagoon & Beachside Two-Bedroom Pool Villa. Ideal for beach lovers, each villa is 5,511 square feet (511 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.

BEACHFRONT THREE BEDROOM POOL VILLA

Sleek, contemporary and open, your luxurious Beachfront Three Bedroom 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 (511 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 family residences encompass 2,755 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.

GOLF
EL CAMALEÓN

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.

Features:

  • 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

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 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.

Safron

Dinner: 5:30 – 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.

SANDS

Lunch: 11:00 am – 6:00 pm daily

Bar: 11:30 am – 6:00 pm daily

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.

Cello

Dinner: 5:30 – 11:00 pm daily

The artistry of Italian cuisine

A dining experience where herbs and olive oil enhance the original flavours of the northern Italian cuisine, paired with an exquisit selection of wines from Italian grapes grown in Mexico. All in a beautiful water-side courtyard.

ORIENTE

Breakfast: 7:00 am – 11:00

Lunch: 11:30 am – 5:00 pm

Dinner: 5:30 – 11:00 pm

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.

THE TOMAHAWK DEN

Dinner 5:30 pm – 11:00 pm

Unforgettable Grilled Prime-Steaks. Few people have tried a Tomahawk steak; and if you have you certainly wouldn’t have forgotten. If you want to taste it, you’re in for a superb feast at the deck situated in Oriente Restaurant, overlooking the scenic waterways.

HAAB

Dinner 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm (Three evenings per week)

Relive the culinary arts of the ancient Maya civilization. A deep-in-the-jungle mystical experience featuring the four sacred elements of water, earth, wind and fire, where you can indulge in the superb culinary arts of the ancient Maya civilization.

REFLECTIONS POOL BAR

Lunch & Bar: 11:00 am – 5:00 pm daily

Tranquility and fun go hand in hand. Enjoy light snacks 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. Whether you’re looking for a romantic nest, or somewhere to relax with a few friends, we have it all covered with great food and refreshing drinks wherever you want to go!

LA COPA

Open 12:00 pm – 1:00 am daily

Stained by the warm colors of the sunset and the moonlight, La Copa Lounge offers delicious Mexican cuisine paired with an exquisite selection of fine tequilas and mezcals, world-renown cocktails and beverage and a distinguished assortment of hand-made cigars.

IN-VILLA BARBECUE

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.
KOSHER SERVICES

Banyan Tree Mayakoba 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.

Kosher Events

Fully operational banquet kitchen functions separately from all other kitchens for kosher events and productions.
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.

Individual guests

  • 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 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.

THE RAINFOREST

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.

Outdoors:
ECO TOUR

A guided activity that travels through the water canals of Mayakoba. Explore the nature and wildlife in the mangroves.
NATURE TRAIL
The trail is 3 miles long and has been designed so that you can have a walk, jog or ride a bike. Trail is located at the entrance of the hotel. Rest areas can be found along the way as well as bird towers.
ARCHERY
It is a guided class that lasts 45 minutes with a maximum of 4 participants. This activity takes place at the end of the driving range of the golf course El Camaleon.
KAYAK
Tour starts at the dock of El Camaleon and runs through a section of the water canals of Mayakoba. This is a guided tour that lasts approx. 90 minutes.
JIM MCLEAN GOLF SCHOOL
Whether you are a beginner or an avid golfer, El Camaleon Golf Course, is the perfect option for you. We have cutting-edge technology for swing and ball-flight analysis and the first pure performance golf lab in the country.
THE MAYAKOBA ESCAPE
Sail the Caribbean Sea in ultimate style and sophistication onboard Mayakoba’s sleek, 55’ Van Dutch Yacht. Explore the stunning Riviera Maya coastline with one of our three charter packages or custom-tailor your excursion.
Depart from the Mayakoba Beach and snorkel in the world’s second-largest barrier reef, famous for its crystal-turquoise waters.
IXCHEL
Translated as Moon Goddess, Ixchel is our traditional trajinera boat dining experience. Treat yourself to a magnificent fusion of local and international cuisines, prepared by our culinary hosts. Enjoy a cooked-to-order menu as you explore the canals and mangroves of Mayakoba. This outstanding experience is available twice daily, for both breakfast and dinner departures, and must be booked in advance. An excellent idea for proposals.
IN-VILLA BBQ
Experience magnificent evenings in the comfort of your private villa. Our chefs will set up sumptuously exotic meals and romantic poolside barbeques, featuring the finest cuts of meat and the catch-of-the-day.
INTIMATE MOMENTS
Stimulate your sense of romance with an intimate moment bath. Discover your villa decorated with candles, delicate flower petals, soft bed linens and aromatic oils and incense. Soft background music, wine or champagne, exotic fresh fruit and chocolate further enhance the mood as you reconnect with the one you love.
TENNIS COURTS
The tennis facilities include four tennis courts and one paddle court. A unique way to play, surrounded by nature.

Indoors :
THE RAINFOREST
An invigorating, state-of-the-art hydrothermal experience. A signature Banyan Tree Spa innovation, The Rainforest combines our time-honored Asian wellness philosophy with an exclusive session of hydrothermal therapies in exceptional facilities.
Surrender your senses to a new dimension of holistic rejuvenation. Journey through a cascading rain walk. Calm your spirit in the aroma steam chamber.
Immerse yourself in different experience showers. Relax in the warmth of the sauna then cool down with a brisk rubdown from the ice fountain, followed by restorative acupressure jets in the vitality pool and waterfall.
KIDS CLUB
Opening on December 2020, children between 5 and 12 years old will be able to sign up for the activities we offer as part of our Ranger’s Club program, such as: Treasure Hunt, Cooking Classes, Sleepovers, Movie Nights and more.
WINE TASTING
Wine and food pairing mysteries uncovered by our certified sommelier in this educational experience.
TEQUILA TASTING
Try Mexico’s finest Tequilas and Mezcals, learn its history, manufacturing, aging and flavors in this one-of-a-kind experience.
CULINARY CLASSES
Banyan Tree Mayakoba encourages guests to make the most of their visit; upon request, guests can partake in any number of opportunities to learn from the hotel’s celebrated chefs. Courses include options such as an introduction to Thai Spices, Mexican Cooking, Italian Cooking and Pastries. Guests can take a tour through the intricacies of each region’s diverse spices to learn how to best unleash the flavors in their favorite dishes.
FITNESS CENTER
The resort Fitness Center provides an exclusive workout experience with modern fitness equipment and unparalleled Banyan Tree service.

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THE BANYAN TREE COMPROMISE

Banyan Tree Mayakoba is EarthCheck Gold 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.”
GOLF

EL CAMALEÓN
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.
Features:
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

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