$499 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Jul 1, 2015 Check-out: Jul 2, 2015

Banyan Tree Mayakoba Riviera Maya

5 stars
View map of Carretera Federal Chetumal-Puerto Juarez Km-298, Playa Del Carmen, 77710

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
4.8
out of 5
65 reviews
Wonderful stay

We had a perfect 5 days at the Banyon Tree Mayacoba. The villas are private and luxurious, with... See full review

  • Flato traveller
  • Oct 4, 2014
Anniversary Trip

Booked a spa pool villa and could not have been more pleased with the privacy, cleanliness, and... See full review

  • Jimmy Supafly Snooka
  • Sep 3, 2014
The Banyan Tree Mayakoba is located in a secluded, gated community and features private pool villas for every guest. For romance and relaxation on the Caribbean and in Mexico, the Banyan Tree's luxurious and intimate surroundings are unparalleled. The resort is carefully situated on an ecosystem of dunes, mangroves and freshwater lagoons. The Banyan Tree Mayakoba boasts first-class golfing and mangrove boat tours. There are eight restaurants, including Ixchel, a floating lagoon boat restaurant. Also try the 24 hour in-villa dining.
Rooms

Expect stunning private villas with living area, swimming pool and lush greenery surroundings at the Banyan Tree Mayakoba. In suites, handcrafted Mayan furnishings combine with dark wood and Asian accents and glass window walls. Amenities include 42-inch flat-screen LCD TVs, iPod dockets, mini-stereo systems, walk-in closets, mini-bars and complimentary wireless Internet. Depending on the villa choice, enjoy outdoor heated jet pools or sunken baths, massage beds, pillow menus, loungers and steam rooms. The three-bedroom townhouse (2,755 square feet) and beachfront villa (5,511 square feet) is ideal for families or guests traveling with friends.

Property features

Guests have the opportunity to play a round (or a few!) at the PGA course, El Camaleón Golf Club. The course is the first Mexican golf course designed by Greg Norman. The resort's Rainforest spa provides a more laid-back vacation experience. Take in unique experiences such as the hydrothermal circuit, the Rain Walk or the Vitality Pool. The spa is for adults only. For children under 12, Banyan Tree Mayakoba offers a kids club that includes eco tours, video games, movies, board games and beach activities. Also available are baby cots, babysitters, buggies, radio monitors and high chairs.

Highlights
  • Private villas with pool
  • Kids club, babysitters (fees apply), high chairs and baby monitors
  • A floating lagoon boat restaurant and 24 hour in-villa dining
Nearby attractions
  • Playa del Carmen (6 mi/9.9 km)
  • Tulum pyramids (42 mi/69 km)
  • Cancun (42 mi/69 km)
Business
  • A 3,310-square-foot banquet hall can seat up to 200 people
  • Meeting rooms with the latest equipment and Wi-Fi and broadband Internet are available for 16 to 200 people
  • Business center, secretarial support and event planners available
Transportation
  • Cancun International Airport (40 minutes)

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Banyan Tree Mayakoba Riviera Maya Rooms

Luxury Pool Villa
Open the doors to your Luxury Pool Villa and step into your own private oasis. Designed for two guests, each villacovers 3,153 square feet (293 m2), has soaring ceilings and is tastefully furnished with Mayan-inspired bed, lampsand talavera earthenware sinks.Enjoy airy living and outdoor dining areas, a spacious bathroom and a private landscaped garden. You can take inthe sun from the comfort of your own outdoor bathtub, enjoy a dip in your private swimming pool, or simplyunwind on a lounger on the outdoor terrace.
Sanctuary Pool Villa
Your Sanctuary Pool Villa is a 3,466 square feet (322 m2) blissful retreat and the idyllic space for two to relax andrecuperate from the stresses of modern life. Each is equipped with separate living and study pavilions and tastefullyfurnished 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 ownheated 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 withquixotic touches like outdoor showers and a personal outdoor area equipped with massage beds, chaise loungesand a dining area with birds eye view of Mayakobas idyllic lagoons.Enjoy sensuous spa treatments, a spacious bathroom and private landscaped garden spread out over 3,466 squarefeet (322 m2). Take a dip in your private swimming pool, or simply unwind on your exclusive outdoor terrace.
Sanctuary Two-Bedroom Pool Villa
A haven of privacy, indulgence and serenity, your Sanctuary Two-Bedroom Pool Villa encompasses 5,511 squarefeet (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 bathroomsfeaturing talavera earthenware sinks. Interiors elegantly flow into a landscaped garden with a heated swimmingpool and bubbling jet pool. Bedrooms have their own separate entrances.
Ocean Club Two-Bedroom Pool Villa
Beauty, peace and tranquility only begin to describe the Ocean Club Two-Bedroom Pool Villas. Ideal for beachlovers, each villa is 5,511 square feet (512 m2) and just steps away from the glimmering white sands and brilliantturquoise waters of the Caribbean.Designed for up to four guests, each villa is tastefully furnished with Mayan-inspired beds and spacious bathroomsfeaturing talavera earthenware sinks. Interiors elegantly flow into a landscaped garden with a heated swimmingpool and bubbling jet pool. Bedrooms have their own separate entrances.
Golf View Residence
Designed for families, friends and groups, our 3-story, 3-bedroom golf view residences encompass 2,755.5 squarefeet (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 privatepool 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 roomand sunny balcony.The master bedroom comes equipped with a king-sized bed and LCD TV, while the second and third bedroomscontain a queen and two twin beds respectively. All three bedrooms come with full private bathrooms. The masteroffers a large bathtub, as well.
Three-Bedroom Oceanfront Pool Villa
Sleek, contemporary and open, your luxurious Oceanfront Pool Villa looks out onto the glorious Caribbean.Perfect for beach lovers, youre 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 beachwhile 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-inspiredbeds and spacious bathrooms featuring talavera earthenware sinks. Interiors elegantly flow into a landscapedgarden with a heated swimming pool and bubbling jet pool. Separate bedrooms and living rooms make it theperfect setting for intimate gatherings, while ensuring personal space and tranquility for all.

Amenities

  • Free internet
  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Concierge
Elevators
Activities
Outdoor pool
Fitness center or spa
Fitness Center
Spa
Golf
Tennis
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
24 hour room service
Services
Business center
Laundry service
Childcare Service
In-Room Safe
Tour desk
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Barber/Beauty shop
Conference facilities
Doctor on call
Gift shop
Currency exchange
Internet
Free internet
Parking
Free parking
Accessibility
Accessible facilities
Accessible parking
Public areas wheelchair accessible for disabled
Audible emergency alarm for sight impaired guest

Dining

Safron
Banyan Trees signature restaurant, Saffron, serves authentic, contemporary Thai cuisine prepared by Thai chefsbrought 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 ourwooden deck overlooking the tropical mangroves while sampling the finest Thai delicacies is truly unforgettable.
Tamarind
An elegant yet casual restaurant, Tamarind offers a unique dining experience with stunning views of the lagoon. Afusion of sophisticated European cooking techniques with New World flavors and ingredients redefinessophisticated 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, natureand aromas, Chef Gregorio strives to create the perfect blend of new world techniques with sophisticatedEuropean cuisine.
Oriente
Ideal for plain relaxing and introspection while overlooking the Reflections Pool, Oriente offers casual sumptuousMexican and international breakfast buffets each morning, and modern Mexican cuisine with an Asian flair in theevenings.
Sands
Located at Mayakoba Beach, Sands will seduce you with a backdrop of sheer white sand and the shimmeringturquoise waters of the Caribbean. Enjoying light snacks and fresh seafood for lunch or the freshest catch of theday and authentic Mexican specialties for dinner. Sands also offers a variety of outstanding tropical cocktails allday long for lounging poolside or on the beach.
Reflections Pool Bar
Located just off of the main lobby area, offering light snacks and cocktails throughout the day. At Reflections PoolBar, we love to spoil our guests with the perfect selection of refreshing poolside treats; from unique salads andpizzas to fresh grilled skewers and inventive wraps.
La Cava
Our air-conditioned private dining wine cellar is available for parties of up to 12 guests. Please contact us for your special dinner event. Open on request and based on availability.
La Copa
While our restaurants tantalize with culinary delights, La Copa rooftop lounge captivates with exotic drinks, warmMexican sunsets and sparkling night skies. Signature La Copa cocktails include Riviera Lemonade made withvodka, fresh blueberries and homemade lemonade and the Mojito Maya with rum, lemon juice, mint andsparkling water.
Ixchel
Translated as Goddess of the Moon, Ixchel is our traditional and unique trajinera, or dining boat. Treat yourself toa magnificent fusion of local and international cuisines prepared by our trained culinary hosts. Our chefs willprepare a cooked-to-order menu as you sail through the canals and mangroves of Mayakoba.This mesmerizing experience is available twice daily for breakfast and dinner departures and must be booked inadvance.
In-Villa Dining
While enjoying your stay at one of our stunning villas with very own garden and pool, In-Villa dining is a romantic experience not to be missed. Whether it's an exquisite private breakfast or a mouthwatering outdoor barbeque, our outstanding In-Villa dining team will attend to all of your culinary requirements. 24 Hour service
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 meatand handpicked fresh seafood.Choose from our exclusive selection of Mexican wines, spirits and tequilas to top off this exquisite meal. Yourpersonal In-villa host will pamper you with mouth-watering cuisine and impeccable service.

Meeting facilities

Meeting Info
*Meeting Space: Theme Meetings, Theme Breaks, Wedding and Cocktail Functions available THE MAYAPAN Ballroom for 200 people, Size: 66.60 x 49.70 feet (Area: 3,310.44 sq. ft.) THE SAYIL room for 60 people, Size: 52.65 x 25.75 feet (Area: 1,356.14 sq. ft.) THE LABNA AND AND KABAH, each of them for 20 people, - Labna Room, Size: 24.11 x 19.52 feet (Area: 470.70 sq. ft.) - Kabah Room, Size: 24.93 x 19.52 feet (Area: 486.74 sq. ft.)

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
3:00 AM
Check-out:
12:00 PM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

Ratings and reviews for Banyan Tree Mayakoba Riviera Maya

Overall score

4.8 / 5
5.01.0
65 out of 65
Amenities:
4.7
Cleanliness:
4.8
Hotel staff:
4.9
Comfort:
4.8
Location:
4.6
Value:
4.3

97% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Banyan Tree Mayakoba Riviera Maya

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Flato traveller
Business
San Antonio
Oct 4, 2014

Wonderful stay

We had a perfect 5 days at the Banyon Tree Mayacoba. The villas are private and luxurious, with very nice amenities including private swimming pool in your yard area, very high cielings, gated prívate courtyard, Bose Wave Radio, stone and wood finishes, Lavazzo coffee maker, free standing double granite vanity in the idle of the bathroom, large well appointed walk in closet, private lagoon front, etc. our only complaint is the price of the food /drinks vs the quality (very expensive, below average quality). We will come again, but will try to go out for meals more often.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Cococette Cita, wonderful French Restautmrant located on 38th St. In Plays.

Review of Banyan Tree Mayakoba Riviera Maya

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Jimmy Supafly Snooka
Business
Texas
Sep 3, 2014

Anniversary Trip

Booked a spa pool villa and could not have been more pleased with the privacy, cleanliness, and comfort of the villa. We were in the offseason and the resort seemed very quiet, which suited our expectations. The dining options are a bit limited, but sufficient. I really enjoyed all the Mayakoba grounds and would recommend the bike rental for heading to the beach or using the nature trail. Hopefully, we'll be back soon!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Great dining options available in Playa. Would recommend Caracole

Review of Banyan Tree Mayakoba Riviera Maya

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
QueenieNiaga
Business
Atlanta, GA
Aug 6, 2014

The most amazing trip I've EVER had

The staff at the hotel is amazing. Available and equipped 24/7 with everything you need.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Time-saving tip: In Hotel

Bring walking shoes!!! The resort is huge!

Review of Banyan Tree Mayakoba Riviera Maya

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Dr. Monica
Business
Plano, TX
Jul 31, 2014

Perfection!

The perfect hotel for relaxing and getting away! The hotel offers great costumer service. Elegant and classy. Their spa is top of the line and the restaurants meet all our expectations!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: In Hotel

Saffron and Sands Restaurants

Review of Banyan Tree Mayakoba Riviera Maya

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Xian 56
Business
St. Petersburg
Jun 6, 2014

Not really a 5 Star experience

Staff is very friendly - but the entire experience lacks that something special to make it a true 5-star property. Banyan Tree doesn't measure up with Capella Ixtapa. During our stay we were always on the waiting list for bicycles even though we only saw 3 guests ever on a bike (many staff members however) We walked everywhere and the constant staff golf carts coming and going made it a less than peaceful stroll. Breakfast buffet at $50 a head is way over priced. Saffron was fine - but not great. We had a Spa Pool Villa and were told we would see a few boats go by at 6pm and that would be it. That was not true, there were boats going by all day (again - staff) It is overall an awkward place. The distances are large - you can't get a bicycle - walking is playing "dodge the maintenance carts" which leaves you being shuttled by.....a golf cart.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Banyan Tree Mayakoba Riviera Maya

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Jasmine interior designer
Business
New York, NY
May 28, 2014

Excellent hotel, elegant and beautiful

This is a beautiful hotel with enormous villas. The villas were nicely designed, there are minor little maintenance and cleaniness issues (mildew at shower faucet handle). Service was excellent, prompt and attentive. We did a private yoga class which was not so great, room was dark and small, teacher was late. We complained and they waived the fee. We later learned we could have scheduled yoga on the beach which would have been great. The beach and pool attendants are excellent! Food was excellent as well. We went into town which was not as nice as the hotel. Overall a wonderful place for vacation.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

We took a taxi into town at Playa del Carmen. It was very touristic and not very nice. The hotel recommended a seafood restaurant which was okay, not great. Food was better at the hotel.

Review of Banyan Tree Mayakoba Riviera Maya

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Sri Nama
Business
New York
Apr 14, 2014

Excellent Service

We (me, my wife and 3-year old son) had a great time. The staff were fantastic. The villa and ood was very good. The only downside was lack of an active kids club. (Too few kids were around and it was not open one of the days)

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Banyan Tree Mayakoba Riviera Maya

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
pete126
Business
nj
Mar 30, 2014

great place

really nice setting and condo was fantastic. love the natural feel of the property and amenities. service was top notch as well.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Banyan Tree Mayakoba Riviera Maya

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Sugar Loaf
Business
Baltimore, md
Mar 23, 2014

Another great stay

Without question one of the most relaxing resorts to be found. Fortunate to have stayed in an ocean front villa...what a treat! Food, service and all amenities first rate. Special gratitude to Juan- Manuel, whose first class management of the beach section of the hotel is second to none. Will return again!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Banyan Tree Mayakoba Riviera Maya

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Heidi from WI
Business
Hudson, WI
Feb 20, 2014

Romantic couples retreat

This was the most fabulous vacation my husband and I have ever been on! The service was out of this world, the villas were breathtaking and the spa...best spa that I've ever been to! We will definitely make this an annual vacation away from the kids.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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