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Banyan Tree Mayakoba

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


Banyan Tree Mayakoba


Insider Tip

Guests can purchase handmade arts and crafts from local artists at the on-site Banyan Tree Gallery. These boutiques showcase a selection of silver, ceramics, and apparel from local villages in addition to eco-friendly products and items from the Banyan Tree Spa collection.

Hotel Overview

Serene setting
Surrounded by tropical forests and lagoons, this serene resort is located in the exclusive Mayakoba resort area, 61.5km (38mi) from Cancun.
Private pools
132 villas, set along lagoons or the beach, include sun decks with private swimming pools, private gardens, and complimentary Internet access.
Garden spa
The resort features 2 outdoor pools, a beach club, a fitness center, gourmet restaurants, and a garden spa with outdoor treatment pavilions.

Property Location
Located in Playa del Carmen, Banyan Tree Mayakoba is by the ocean, within a 15-minute drive of El Camaleon Mayakoba Golf Course and Tres Rios Ecopark. This 5-star resort is 11.6 mi (18.7 km) from Xcaret Eco Theme Park and 4.2 mi (6.8 km) from 28 de Julio Square.

Make yourself at home in one of the 117 air-conditioned rooms featuring private pools and LCD televisions. Your bed comes with down comforters and Egyptian cotton sheets. Rooms have private furnished balconies or patios. Cable programming and DVD players are provided for your entertainment, while complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected. Private bathrooms with separate bathtubs and showers feature deep soaking bathtubs and rainfall showerheads.

Pamper yourself with a visit to the spa, which offers massages, body treatments, and facials. After practicing your swing on the golf course, you can dip into one of the 2 outdoor swimming pools. Additional amenities at this resort include complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and gift shops/newsstands. The complimentary beach shuttle makes getting to the surf and sand a breeze.

Enjoy seafood at Sands, one of the resort's 4 restaurants, or stay in and take advantage of the 24-hour room service. Wind down with a drink at one of the 3 bars/lounges or 2 poolside bars. Buffet breakfasts are available daily from 7 AM to 11 AM for a fee.

Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include a 24-hour business center, express check-in, and express check-out. Planning an event in Playa del Carmen? This resort has facilities measuring 5622 square feet (522 square meters), including a conference center. Free valet parking is available onsite.


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


CUN - Cancun International Airport



Banyan Tree Mayakoba offers 132 freestanding villas located along the beach or amid tropical mangroves and lagoons. All villas feature private gardens and spacious sun decks with private pools; some villas also include outdoor spa tubs. Bathrooms include separate tubs and showers, scales, bathrobes, hair dryers, and complimentary toiletries. Rooms are equipped with CD/DVD players, satellite TVs with complimentary Internet access, and multi-line phones with voice mail.


  • Air conditioning
  • Free newspaper
  • Minibar
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • Phone
  • Private bathroom
  • Bathrobes
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Espresso maker
  • Room service (24 hours)
  • Desk
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Separate sitting area
  • Pay movies
  • Turndown service
  • Free bottled water
  • DVD player
  • Access via exterior corridors
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Slippers
  • Separate bathtub and shower
  • Separate dining area
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible)
  • Cable TV service
  • HDTV
  • Free WiFi
  • Down comforter
  • Egyptian-cotton sheets
  • Pillow menu
  • LCD TV
  • Private pool
  • Deep soaking bathtub
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Separate living room
  • Furnished balcony or patio
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)
  • Number of bathrooms -


Property Amenities

Located within the exclusive Mayakoba resort community, this Riviera Maya resort is set amid tropical mangroves and lagoons. At the outdoor garden spa, guests can enjoy Asian- and European-inspired therapies in luxury treatment pavilions including four floating massage pavilions (surcharge). The beach club includes an infinity pool with a swim-up bar, oceanfront cabanas, a restaurant/bar, and beach butler service; an additional freeform pool is located near the lobby. Non-alcoholic beverages such as: water, sparkling water, sodas, juice in the mini bar (surcharge). Additional facilities include a fitness center, meeting rooms, and a library. Wireless Internet access and two complimentary bicycles per villa is complimentary. The amenities listed below are available on site; fees may apply:

  • Elevator/lift
  • Hair salon
  • ATM/banking
  • Concierge services
  • Gift shops or newsstand
  • Total number of rooms -
  • Number of floors -
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Spa tub
  • Garden
  • Health club
  • Children's pool
  • Spa services on site
  • Multilingual staff
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Picnic area
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Express check-out
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Full-service spa
  • Spa treatment room(s)
  • Meeting rooms
  • Steam room
  • Sauna
  • Smoke-free property
  • Wedding services
  • Express check-in
  • Pool umbrellas
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Free WiFi
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Year Built
  • Number of restaurants -
  • 24-hour business center
  • Conference space size (feet) -
  • Conference space size (meters) -
  • Golf course on site
  • Tennis on site
  • Number of outdoor pools -
  • Conference center
  • Outdoor tennis courts -
  • Free self parking
  • Free valet parking
  • Computer station
  • Number of bars/lounges -
  • Number of poolside bars -
  • Number of swim-up bars -
  • Luggage storage
  • Free beach shuttle
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Beach sun loungers
  • Beach towels
  • Terrace
  • Ballroom

Number of floors: 1

Number of rooms: 107


Ideal for plain relaxing and introspection while overlooking the Reflections Pool, Oriente offers casual sumptuous Mexican and international breakfast buffets each morning, and modern Mexican cuisine with an Asian flair in the evenings.
Banyan Tree’s signature restaurant, Saffron, serves authentic, contemporary Thai cuisine prepared by Thai chefs brought to Mayakoba to share their authentic dishes and techniques with our guests. Open for dinner.
Located at Mayakoba Beach. Enjoy light snacks and fresh seafood for lunch or the freshest catch of the day and authentic Mexican specialties for dinner. Sands also offers a variety of outstanding tropical cocktails all day long for lounging poolside or on the beach.
An elegant yet casual restaurant, Tamarind offers a unique dining experience with stunning views of the lagoon. A fusion of sophisticated European cooking techniques with New World flavors and ingredients redefines sophisticated resort dining.
La Copa
While our restaurants tantalize with culinary delights, La Copa rooftop lounge captivates with exotic drinks, warm Mexican sunsets and sparkling night skies. Signature La Copa cocktails include Riviera Lemonade made with vodka, fresh blueberries and homemade lemonade and the Mojito Maya with rum, lemon juice, mint and sparkling water.
Ixchel is a traditional and unique trajinera, or dining boat. Indulge in a magnificent fusion of local and international cuisines. Chefs will prepare 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 in advance.


Guests can play rounds at the 18-hole championship golf course, El Camaleon, designed by architect and legend Greg Norman. Home to the Latin America PGA Tour Event, this golf course also features a croquet course, which is complimentary to guests. Equipment available at the El Camaleon Pro Shop.

Each villa receives 2 complimentary bicycles for the duration of the stay. Bicycles are intended for use within the resort and the Mayakoba complex.

The Mayakoba Nature Trail is 3 miles long and designed to allow people to walk, job, or ride a bike while enjoy it. The trail is located right outside of the lobby. The trail offers rest areas and bird towers.

The facility offers 2 courts and 1 paddle court. Reservations required.

Archery classes are available for 45 minutes per session, with a maximum of 4 participants. Classes take place near the driving range of the El Camaleon golf course. Please consult the property following booking for information related to cost and scheduling.

Guests can enjoy a kayak tour during their stay. Tours start at the dock of El Camaleon and run through a section of the Mayakoba water canals. This guided tour lasts approximately 90 minutes, including instructional time, with a max participant limit of 10. Please consult the property following booking for information related to cost and scheduling.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Golfing
  • Hiking/biking trails