$479 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Jun 7, 2015 Check-out: Jun 8, 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
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
Private pool villas highlight resort’s Caribbean luxury and romance
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.
  • 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

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.


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.

  • Cancun International Airport (40 minutes)
  • Playa del Carmen (6 mi/9.9 km)
  • Tulum pyramids (42 mi/69 km)
  • Cancun (42 mi/69 km)
  • 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

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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.


  • Free internet
  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
No smoking rooms/facilities
Outdoor pool
Fitness center or spa
Fitness Center
24 hour room service
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
Free internet
Free parking
Accessible facilities
Accessible parking
Public areas wheelchair accessible for disabled
Audible emergency alarm for sight impaired guest

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.)


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.
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.
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.
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.
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.

Hotel Policies

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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

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Review of Banyan Tree Mayakoba Riviera Maya

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Jasmine interior designer
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.

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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.

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teela t.
Jonesboro, Ga.
Sep 22, 2009


Words cannot describe how incredibly luxurious and beautiful this place is! The service surpasses anything I have ever encountered. Everything about the accomodations, surroundings,food and the people far exceeded my expectations (which were pretty high going in, based on the reviews I had read). I've been to many wonderful resorts throughout the years but this one truly stands alone. I'll be going back as soon as my wallet can stand the strain!!

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Sightseeing tip: In Hotel

Be sure to take the free boat tour offered each Tuesday and Thursday. The wildlife we saw was amazing.

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