Banyan Tree Mayakoba


Type: Ultra Luxury

No. of Rooms: 163

City/Area: Playa del Carmen


Unveil the secrets of the Riviera Maya at Banyan Tree Mayakoba. The luxurious, tranquil resort is surrounded by freshwater lagoons and mangroves, natural dunes, intricate coral reefs, and the famed Riviera Maya coastline.

Banyan Tree Mayakoba is the only all-pool villa resort in the Riviera Maya, offering elegant accommodation with large 1, 2, and 3-bedroom options. Every villa features its own pool, high ceilings, Talavera tile earthenware sinks, a Nespresso machine, and a complimentary soft drinks mini bar, making even the ‘basic’ villas a true expression of luxury. Despite being a Thai hotel, touches of Mexican and Mayan design are sprinkled throughout the rooms and entire resort.

The spa, with therapists trained at the Banyan Tree Academy in Asia, ensures first-class treatments, and boasts a Rainforest experience to tempt the senses.

Traverse the resort by bicycle or be driven by golf buggy to visit the spa, beach club and any of the exceptional restaurants. For a special evening, book a table outside at Saffron, the Banyan Tree’s signature Thai restaurant. Dining on a deck by the lagoon, lit only by candles and the moonlight, is an unforgettable treat.

Service at the hotel is impeccable, with every guest treated like a VIP. The staff will always use your name and are truly friendly and helpful.

If ultimate luxury, Asian-style hospitality with a Mexican touch sounds like your thing, look no further.

Enjoy the Banyan Tree Mayakoba experience on a friends or family vacation with a stay at Beachfront Villa at Banyan Tree Mayakoba.


Take a boat trip down the lagoon to the beach, looking out for local birds and marine life.

Immerse yourself in the Mayan civilization and dine at HAAB.

  • Restaurants (6) on site
    • Saffron Restaurant
    • Oriente Buffet
    • Cello Restaurant
    • Tomahawk Restaurant
    • Haab Restaurant
    • The Ember Restaurant – Kosher
  • Full-service spa
  • La Copa Bar
  • Beach Club Sands
  • In Villa BBQ
  • Accessible Facilities
  • 24-hour in-villa dining
  • El Camaleon Golf Course
  • Fitness Centre
  • Tennis Courts
  • The Rangers Club – Kids Club

Banyan Tree Mayakoba has eliminated 50% of single-use plastic from the resort in the past two years, exchanging all plastic water bottles for glass bottles and plastic straws for paper straws. The team oversees recycling procedures, separating waste and collaborating with different companies to ensure it goes to the correct destinations.

Banyan Tree Mayakoba provides support and training to local communities to start their own small businesses that can be environmental, educational and socio-cultural, with the aim of generating a circular economy. During turtle season from May to October, the Banyan Tree Mayakoba hosts an experience for guests to learn about sea turtles that are in danger of extinction and observe their release. The hotel also makes contributions to the coral reef reforestation project, Oceanus AC, and strives to carry out clean-ups in four natural areas each year with members of the local community, guests, collaborators and suppliers.

Globally, the Banyan Tree group has planted more than 500 thousand trees since 2007, and runs the ´Seedlings´ program, an initiative that provides young people with education and vocational skills to prepare them for life and work.