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Banyan Tree Mayakoba

Carretera Federal Chetumal-Puerto, Juarez Km 298, Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo, Mexico


  • Rooms : 19.5
  • Service : 19.5
  • Public Spaces : 20.0

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The Banyan Tree group must have been looking for a challenge. It’s not that Asian-inflected luxury villas can’t work in the Americas; it’s just that the well-developed and not entirely high-end Riviera Maya isn’t exactly the first place you’d look for a resort that depends on an exclusive, desert-island vibe. But the Banyan Tree Mayakoba succeeds in the face of its own unlikelihood, seemingly oblivious to the challenges of its surroundings.

Forget Cancùn. Even Playa del Carmen, which surrounds the Banyan Tree, is a distant memory from within the resort’s walls. Here it’s just you, your villa, and the landscape — your pool deck opens onto a scene of lush vegetation and a network of lagoons. It’s hard to want more, given the sheer luxury of the place. The villas blend contemporary design with Asian and Mayan influences, and are as well-equipped as any we’ve seen; there’s plentiful private space, both indoor and outdoor, and each villa comes with a private pool that’s the size of some hotels’ public pool.

There’s a fine Thai restaurant, and the Thai-style spa is a big part of the draw, as is Mayakoba’s world-class golf course. The splendid white sand beach is oddly absent from the immediate surroundings, but it’s a quick boat ride away down one of the canals — though many guests find the Banyan Tree’s eco-tour offerings more compelling than sunbathing.

How to Get There

Banyan Tree Mayakoba is approximately a 45 minute drive from Cancún International Airport (CUN). Please contact to arrange airport transfers.

This hotel includes the following special privileges for Plus Members only:
  • Complimentary upgrade upon hotel check-in, based upon availability
  • 50 USD spa credit towards body massage
  • Preferential green fees at El Camaleon Golf Course - PGA Tour site (100 USD value)
  • Complimentary bottle of mezcal on arrival
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  • Banyan Tree Mayakoba
  • Carretera Federal Chetumal-Puerto, Juarez Km 298
  • Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo, Mexico

Hotel amenities and services

  • 24 hour concierge
  • 24 hour front desk
  • 24 hour gym
  • 24 hour medical assistance
  • 24 hour room service
  • ATM/bank office
  • Babysitting (on request)
  • Bar
  • Beauty salon
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Business center
  • Central air conditioning
  • Free parking
  • Free wi-fi
  • Garden
  • Golf nearby
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Jacuzzi
  • Lounge
  • Luggage storage
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • No pets allowed
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Restaurant
  • Rooftop terrace bar
  • Room service
  • Sauna
  • Shopping area nearby
  • Spa
  • Spa treatments (on request)
  • Steam rooms
  • Wake-up service
  • Wine Cellar
  • Yoga

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