About the hotel
Enveloped by the striking scenery of pristine coastlines and robust life forms in this bounty of freshwater lagoons and mangroves, natural dunes and intricate coral reefs, and bordering a generous beach, Banyan Tree Mayakoba is an iconic backdrop for romance and relaxation. Its world-class culinary concepts, Thai-inspired Spa therapies, and the Greg Norman signature 18-hole El Camaleón golf course raises the bar for luxury getaways. Surrender your senses to The Rainforest; a new dimension of holistic rejuvenation in a unique spa experience designed to allow utter wellness. From the floral fragrances surrounding your villa, to the softness of a kimono, fine linens and essential oils on your skin, even world-weary guests discover the eloquence of tranquillity. The resort spa facilities rated as Travel + Leisure’s Number One Spa in Mexico, as well as featured in Condé Nast Traveller's prestigious Gold List.
- Prestigious resort featured on Condé Nast Traveler’s Gold List
- State-of-the-art, unique hydrothermal spa experience and Ixchel dinner cruise
- Discover sights and Mayan heritage in resort and the surrounding local area
At a glance
Luxuriate in poolside privacy within your lush villa. General amenities for all rooms include:
- Desk-in bedroom
- Outdoor bathub
- One king-size bed
- Bathroom and pool slippers
- Banyan Tree toiletries
- Private heated swimming pool
- 40" TV
- On-demand movies
- 2 bicycles per villa
- Tea and coffee making facilities
- Banyan Tree Aromatherapy kit
- Weight Scale
- Umbrella & raincoat
- Complimentary High Speed WiFi
Bliss Pool Villa
Open the doors to your Bliss Pool Villa and step into your own private oasis. Designed for two guests, it provides a setting in which to commune with the joy and harmony of nature. Each villa includes an area of 3,153 sqft and is tastefully furnished with a Maya-inspired bed, beautiful lamps and Talavera glazed-earthenware sinks.
Serenity Pool Villa
A peaceful retreat allowing you to recuperate from the tension of modern day life. Each villa comes with separate living and study pavilions and is tastefully furnished with Maya inspired designs. Soak in the heated pool or outdoor whirlpool and be in a state of serenity.
- Outdoor bathtub
- Jetted pool
- Sound equipment
- Safety deposit box
- Wine Fridge
- Weight Scale
- Umbrella & Raincoat
Spa Pool Villa
Split over two levels, the villa is a romantic refuge specially designed for couples. The outdoor is equipped with showers, massage beds and a dining area with bird's eye view of Mayakoba’s idyllic waterways. Indulge in spa treatments or take a dip in your private heated swimming pool and whirlpool. A true sanctuary for the senses.
- Outdoor bathtub & outdoor shower
- Outdoor Spa pavilion (deck) with two Spa treatment beds
- Indoor rain shower with steam bath
Serenity Two-Bedroom Pool Villa
Redefine serenity with this haven of privacy. Elegantly designed with Maya inspired beds and spacious bathrooms featuring Talavera earthenware sinks, the interiors elegantly flow into a landscaped garden with a heated pool and bubbling jet pool. The spacious floor of this Playa del Carmen luxury villa is shared with a cosy living and study pavilion, as well as the bedrooms which has its own separate entrances.
- Entertainment pavilion with AC & TV 32”
Two-Bedroom Pool Villa at The Haven
Immerse into The Haven, an exclusive beachside enclave that features a healthy selection of special services and amenities including a dedicated in-villa host. The expansive two bedroom villa is complete with a heated pool and bubbling jet pool, promising to leave you feeling indulged in tropical luxury.
Ocean Front Three-Bedroom Pool Villa at The Haven
Just steps away from the white sands and turquoise waters, the exclusive beachside retreat features a robust selection of special services and amenities including a dedicated in-villa host. The expansive three bedroom villa is complete with a heated pool and bubbling jet pool, promising to leave you feeling indulged in tropical luxury.
Three-Bedroom Family Residence
The three story, three bedroom family residence is an oasis of peace with secluded spaces surrounded by lush, untouched nature. Featuring a sun-drenched roof deck lounge and a private heated pool with magnificent views of the fairways and waterways, the residence allows you to unwind from the rigors of everyday life.
Sanctuary Spa Pool Villa
Upon arrival, you'll be met with the Sanctuary Hosts, alongside professional spa therapists, to create a bespoke itinerary to suit your preferences and goals for the visit, whether to relax and recharge as a couple or create a health and fitness getaway. Each day begins with a Morning Delight Treatment, such as a Neck and Shoulder Massage or a Thai Yoga Massage, followed by an in-villa Wellness Breakfast with healthy food and beverage choices including organic juice and seasonal fresh fruit. Throughout the day, guests can indulge in additional treatments at their leisure, with therapists on hand offering unlimited massages from a menu of ten treatments.
An intimate that caters perfectly to special occassions, Saffron is a one-of-a-kind experience. Chef Renu Homsombat is a passionate culinary professional with two decades of experience in Thai Cuisine. Highly-motivated and constantly exploring innovative ways to refine her culinary creations, Chef Renu ensures that authenticity and the true essence of Thai Cuisine are preserved in all dishes. At Saffron, every meal is a mouth-watering gastronomical experience.
- Dinner: 18:00 - 23:00 (Monday-Saturday)
An experience that brings together the artistry of Italian cuisine in a beautiful water-side courtyard.
- Dinner: 18:00 - 23:00 (Monday-Saturday)
Located on the beach at Mayakoba, Sands will seduce you with a backdrop of sheer white sand and the shimmering aquamarine waters of the Caribbean Sea. Enjoy light snacks and fresh seafood for lunch or the freshest catch of the day and authentic Mexican specialities for dinner.
- Lunch: 11:30 - 17:00
- Bar: 11:30 - 18:00
Ideal for relaxing with that first cup of tea, while overlooking the Reflections Pool, Oriente offers casual yet varied Mexican and international breakfast buffets each morning.
- Breakfast: 07:00 - 11:00
- Lunch: 11:30 - 17:00
- Dinner: 18:00 - 23:00
Translated as Moon Goodess, Ixchel is Bayan Tree's traditional trajinera boat. Treat yourself to a maginificent fuson of local and internatioanl cuisines, prepared by culinary hosts. This outstanding experience is available twice daily, for both breakfast and dinner departures, and must be booked in advance.
- Breakfast: 09:00 & 11:00
- Dinner: 17:30 - 20:30
Enjoy magnificent toasts and tapas as you sail through the natural waterways and canals of Mayakoba.
- Open: Available times upon request
Catch of the Day
Choose the best fresh fish coming straight from the sea as you interact with our fishermen and chefs to customise it to your particular taste. To be enjoyed either on the beach, in the comfort of your villa or at one of the restaurants.
- Open: Available times upon request
The Tomahawk Den
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.
- Dinner: 18:00 - 23:00, three evenings per week
A deep-in-the-jungle mystical experience featuring the four sacred elements of water, earth, wind and fire, where you can relive the superb culinary arts of the ancient Maya civilization.
- Dinner: 18:30 - 19:30, three evenings per week
Experience energizing breakfasts and magnificent evenings in the comfort of your private villa. Chefs will set up delicious meals and satisfying poolside barbecues, featuring prime cuts of meat and the catch-of-the-day seafood.
- Open: 24-hours a day
Enjoy a beautiful day in the sun at the private decks of Reflections Pool, one of the top spots for whiling away an afternoon. Whether you’re looking for a romantic nest, or somewhere to relax with a few friends, Reflections have it all covered with great food and refreshing drinks wherever you want to go.
- Lunch & Bar: 11:00 - 17:00
La Copa rooftop lounge is sure to captivate you with exotic drinks, warm Mexican sunsets, and sparkling night skies. Signature La Copa cocktails include Riviera Lemonade, made with vodka, fresh blueberries and homemae lemonade and the Mojito Maya with rum, lemon juice, mint and sparkling water.
- Open: 12:00 - 01:00
The Beach Shack
Refreshing daiquiris, margaritas and cold beers to enjoy under the sun on the warm sandy beaches of Mayakoba.
- Open: 12:00 - 16:00
Bann Teng Thai
Smoothies, fresh juices and more. Get your dose of greens with a vast menu of healthy drinks, artisan sandwiches, and freshly prepared salads.
- Open: 09:00 - 18:00
An elegant wine cellar of exquisite refinement and taste, La Cava is beautifully appointed and able to seat 14 holidaymakers. With mood lighting to create an intimate atmosphere, La Cava's dining experience is heightened with gastronomic servings beautifully matched by choice wines.
- Open: Available upon request
- 1 swimming pool
- Sands Beach Club
- 24-hour fitness centre
- Meeting rooms
- 24-hour front desk with concierge service
- Car hire
- Room service
- Babysitting services
- Indoor area with playroom
- Video games
- Daily activity programme
Local Culture and Sights
- Chichén Itzá: one of the World's New Seven Wonders
- Tulum: enjoy a quiet walk in this small town
- Cobá: one of the largest Mayan cities, thick with lush wildlife, and pyramids
- OHL Mayakoba Classic: México’s only PGA tour event, regarded as one of the finest on tour by professionals
- Day of the Dead: enjoy the traditional gastronomy of the region, typical sweets, Hanal Pixán rituals, workshops, crafts, offerings, dance and more
- Mexican Independence Day: fireworks, parties, food, dance and music on September 16th
- Sacred Mayan Journey: the pilgrimage that year after year the canoeists perform sculling to Cozumel Island to worship with offerings Ixchel, the Mayan Moon Goddess of fertility, textiles and medicine
- Four tennis courts
- One paddle court
- Reflections pool
- Nature trail
- Culinary classes
- Wine tasting
- Tequila tasting
Sands Beach Club
Located on the beach at Mayakoba, Sands will seduce you with a backdrop of sheer white sand and the Shimmering aquamarine waters of the Caribbean Sea. Enjoy light snacks and fresh seafood for lunch or the freshest catch of the day and authentic Mexican specialities for dinner. Sands offers a variety of outstanding tropical cocktails, all day long for guests lounging poolside or on the beach.
Banyan Tree Spa
- Best Luxury Destination Spa at World Luxury Spa Awards 2014
- The Rainforest: state-of-the-art hydrothermal experience with 8 different therapy experiences
- 16 spa treatment rooms
- Body treatments, massages, facials
- Rainmist shower
- Open: 10:00 - 22:00
Designed by Greg Norman, the El Camaleon golf course earned its name from the intrepid journey it takes through three distinct ecosystems as it ventures through jungle, dense mangrove and stretches of oceanfront sand. It was the first to host the Mexican PGA Tour and hosts the annual Mayakoba Golf Classic, the Riviera Maya – Cancun.
Jim Mclean Golf School
Whether you are a complete beginner or an avid golfer, the only site in Mexico of the #1 Golf School in America, is a great facility. With cutting-edge technology for swing and ball-fight analysis and the first Pure Performance Golf Lab in the country.
Banyan Tree Gallery & Elements
Bring home the little touches that make Banyan Tree unique. With an enchanting collection of handicrafts, resort apparel and signature spa amenities, you will find every item imaginable to relive your Banyan Tree experience in the privacy of your home.