• Venture through 3 ecosystems as you golf – oceanfront, mangroves, and jungle
  • The region’s signature Thai restaurant
  • The lobby – quite the welcome!
  • Your private villa- all with water views
  • A sanctuary for the senses
  • Relaxation comes to you – outdoor spa treatments

Banyan Tree Mayakoba

Playa Del Carmen , Mexico

The Jewel of the Riviera Maya


Banyan Tree Mayakoba is among the top resorts in Mexico. It’s renowned for exceptional luxury, illustrated by its claim to fame as the only all-private pool villa resort in the Riviera Maya. We enjoy the blend of Mexican culture—notable in the warm service—and Eastern elements—drawn from the brand’s Asian roots. The villas themselves were inspired by Asian courtyard houses; combining traditional clean lines with the utmost in luxurious finishes. At every turn, this exclusive gated community delivers sensory delight, with lagoons, waterways and Mexico’s only PGA championship golf course. Banyan Tree Mayakoba is a sanctuary for the senses.

Hotel Distinctions

  • In days gone by, Banyan trees provided shade and shelter to weary travelers. To this day, Banyan Tree Hotels and Resorts symbolizes the comfort and respite provided by nature and enhanced by luxury
  • The property is made up entirely of oversized, private pool villas
  • Ixchel, the dining boat, serves gourmet cuisine as you float through the mangroves
  • The private villas boast individually landscaped gardens, floor-to-ceiling windows, and outdoor bathtubs


Room Service
Fitness Center

Nearest Airport: Cancun International Airport

The best of all scenic worlds can be found at Banyan Tree Mayakoba. About 40 minutes south of Cancun and 10 minutes north of Playa del Carmen, the area encompasses Caribbean coastline, white sandy beaches and untamed jungles. The property itself is a preserved natural habitat that includes endangered species and exotic flora.

Banyan Tree Mayakoba

117 private pool villas with a private sundeck

Beach & Resort Pool

Restaurant: Saffron. Thai cuisine with chefs from Thailand. Sands serving light fare and fresh seafood on the beach or by the pool.Reflections Pool Bar serving cocktails and light snacks

Spa: Physical and spiritual renewal begins the minute you walk through the door. Asian inspired.

Yoga, Stretching and Sun Salutation: Classes on site. Personalized yoga sessions available

Golf: Designed by Greg Norman, the El Camaleon ventures through 3 ecosystems- jungle, dense mangrove, and stretches of oceanfront sand

Fitness Center with up to date fitness equipment

Tennis: 4 courts and 1 paddle court, surrounded by nature

Meeting Rooms: 4

Shopping: Banyan Tree Gallery. Collection of handicrafts, resort apparel, and signature spa amenities

Banyan Tree Mayakoba is the regions’ most sustainable five-star resort
Banyan Tree Mayakoba has 117 private pool villas, all with water views, private outdoor terraces and landscaped tropical gardens. The one-bedroom villas are ideal for couples, while the two- or three-bedroom villas offer space for families and groups of friends. Outside your villa are facilities like championship golf at El Camaleón, the award-winning Banyan Tree Spa and a lineup of activities designed to show off the local environment to full effect. Dining options include Thai, Mexican, seafood and other cuisines, including, of course, Banyan Tree’s signature Saffron restaurant.

  • Some of the resort’s many honors: Condé Nast Traveller Best Hotels in Mexico—Top 10 Winners,
  • Travel+Leisure World’s Best Awards
  • Best Resorts in Mexico (Caribbean) and Orbitz Best In Stay Elite Riviera Maya Award
  • AAA Four-Diamond Award since 2012

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