$499 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Sep 8, 2015 Check-out: Sep 9, 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
63 reviews
Wonderful stay

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  • Oct 4, 2014
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  • 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
63 out of 63
Amenities:
4.7
Cleanliness:
4.8
Hotel staff:
4.9
Comfort:
4.8
Location:
4.6
Value:
4.2

97% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Banyan Tree Mayakoba Riviera Maya

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
washdcgetaway
Family
washington dc
Feb 19, 2013

amazing

do not worry about some recent reviews. had an excellent stay at the townhouse. Service was phenomenal. Townhouse was a lot of fun and the resort and food were fabulous. highly recommend! and even with a wedding there and the resort totally booked, we did not feel that it was busy, overcrowded or that we were overlooked in any way. definitely go!

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

Review of Banyan Tree Mayakoba Riviera Maya

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
poiuytt
Couples
brooklyn
Jan 14, 2014

honeymoon destination

Great frpm the arrival until we left had a great time

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

Couples

Review of Banyan Tree Mayakoba Riviera Maya

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Heidi from WI
Couples
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
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Couples

Review of Banyan Tree Mayakoba Riviera Maya

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Sugar Loaf
Family
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:

Family

Review of Banyan Tree Mayakoba Riviera Maya

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
pete126
Family
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:

Family

Review of Banyan Tree Mayakoba Riviera Maya

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
audreysev
Couples
NJ
Nov 27, 2011

is there more luxuous than a Banyan Tree hotel?

Imagine the most luxuous rooms, all with private pools, open sky bathtub, tasteful decoration Imagine a staff whose efficiency is as good as their kindness Imagine nice restaurants (actually 2 of them, for instance) with very fine cuisine Imagine a very luxuous yet natural/green environment You have all of that at the Banyan Tree Mayakoba (Playa Del Carmen). Only 1 advice : this destination is better for couples, not really for families as there are no sport/fun activities for kids. But how could we not love that place ?

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

Couples

Review of Banyan Tree Mayakoba Riviera Maya

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Kw123456789
Couples
New York, NY, USA
Dec 13, 2011

Great trip

The service and room were great. Room were spacious and clean. The spa was great.

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

Couples

Dining tip: In Hotel

It's NYC prices. It's not terribly expensive.

Review of Banyan Tree Mayakoba Riviera Maya

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
laur1234gr
Couples
Chicago, IL, USA
Jan 17, 2012

Love Banyan Tree Mayakoba

The villas were gorgeous. I highly recommend utilizing the outdoor bath tub. The private pool and patio area were great for relaxing but the common areas are wonderful too. The staff was super friendly, anticipated my needs and worked hard to make my stay enjoyable. The drinks at the pool and beach were outstanding. I highly recommend the mayakoba margarita and the passionate margarita. The spa was a 10. its very expensive but totally worth it. The massage therapists are highly trained and the part where she crawled on my back was awesome. The only downside is that the food, especially the dinners is very expensive. It's good but i would prefer to not eat super fancy dinners when i am on vacation.

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

Couples

Review of Banyan Tree Mayakoba Riviera Maya

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
NYC Jetset
Friends
New York, NY, USA
Jan 18, 2012

Beautiful resort with amazing service

Beautiful landscape, amazing rooms, lovely grounds, and, most importantly, truly stellar service. HIghly recommend. One point to mention is that to access the beach / beach club, one needs to either (a) take a 10-minute boat ride, boat arrives every 30 mins; (b) take a short buggy ride, called at conveninece; (c) rent a bike for $5/day; or (d) walk for about a mile. The boat trip / buggy ride are pleasurable - but the beach is definitely not at your feet.

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

Friends

Review of Banyan Tree Mayakoba Riviera Maya

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
lovevacations
Couples
Cleveland, OH, USA
Mar 4, 2012

Amazing!

We highly recomment to do the rainforest treatment. It's real relaxation in an incredible environment! The ecotour inside the laguna is free and it's impressive.. your own villa surrounded by nature and full privacy, relaxation, impressive breakfast buffet, amazing food, scenery and service.. we will go back!

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

Couples

Review of Banyan Tree Mayakoba Riviera Maya

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
bigdoc
Family
Scarsdale, NY
Mar 9, 2012

Best resort ever!

The Banyan tree is filled with understated elegance with an asian flair, impeccable service and a perfect setting for a vacation. The rooms are all villas/townhouses, which makes even the most occupied days seem low key and comfortable. Rather than the "big building hotels" where you are surrounded by people, fight for space at the beach or pool, you never feel the crowd or pressure. Food is expensive, but great. Staff is amazing. Anything you want, just dial 0 on the phone. Would go back in a heartbeat. Private pools on the roofs are not heated, but fun, and the lagoon boat ride to the beach is not to be missed. The gallery on the website does not do it justice.

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

Family

Dining tip: In Hotel

Go to sands for dinner. Best value and the BBQ is AMAZING.

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