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Banyan Tree Mayakoba

Playa del Carmen, Mexico

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Award winning resort surrounded by lagoons, mangroves and bordered by the sea. Featuring 120 pool villas & 34 new beachfront pool suites, a Banyan Tree Spa, Greg Norman signature 18-hole El Camaleón golf course - home to the PGA Tour Mayakoba Classic, and much more.
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  • Breakfast Daily
  • $100-$200 Resort Credit
  • Preferential Green Fees
  • WiFi
  • VIP Status
  • Upgrade

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Banyan Tree Mayakoba
A harmonious blend of nature and luxury, Banyan Tree Mayakoba takes the Caribbean lifestyle to new heights on Mexico's famous Riviera Maya coast. Opened in March 2009 to award-winning acclaim, welcome to your preferred new private pool villa escape.

Situated within the private gated integrated resort development of Mayakoba, Banyan Tree enchants with the romance of travel, fused with a unique sense of tranquil and private space, and complemented by touches of our signature Asian hospitality and warmth. The secure compound is accessible only to guests of the Mayakoba development, providing additional peace of mind when traveling to the Riviera Maya.

Along this coast, home to the second-largest coral reef in the world stretching from the Yucatan to Guatemala, Mayakoba has made its distinction by being a carefully maintained ecosystem of dunes, mangroves and freshwater lagoons - home to myriad indigenous species of fish, birds and mammals.

Fine-tune your golf strokes at the golf academy the Jim Mclean Golf school and enjoy a round of golf on the championship course at the El Camaleón Golf Club, Mayakoba... Rejuvenate your senses with an invigorating massage at the Banyan Tree Mayakoba Spa... Enjoy the simple pleasure of a bird-spotting lancha (boat) ride powered by silent electricity, from the main lobby to the beach... Enjoy the warm sunshine, white sand and blue waters along Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula...

...or simply relax in your own Banyan Tree Mayakoba pool villa in the company of your loved one in the midst of unparalleled tranquility and immaculate Banyan Tree Mayakoba service.

Exclusive Perks at Banyan Tree Mayakoba

Breakfast, Resort Credit, Preferential Green Fees and More in Playa del Carmen

SAVE $230+

Surrounded by lagoons, mangroves and bordered by the sea, Banyan Tree Mayakoba is a five-star award winner. With its revitalized culinary concepts, Thai-inspired therapies at the Banyan Tree Spa, event-venues and the Greg Norman signature 18-hole El Camaleón golf course, home to the PGA Tour Mayakoba Classic, the resort raises the bar for premium leisure options and event planning. Perfect for private getaways, family trips and group events, the Banyan Tree Mayakoba offers 120 pool villas & 34 new Beachfront pool suites, ranging from romantic Bliss and Serenity Pool Villas to Family Residences and Beachfront accommodations. All include outdoor areas with private pools and terraces.

Guests making reservations through Five Star Alliance will also receive the following amenities:

  • Breakfast Daily
  • $100-$200 Resort Credit
  • Preferential Green Fees
  • WiFi
  • VIP Status
  • Upgrade
  • Early Check-in
  • Late Check-out
Terms and Conditions
Reservations must be booked with Five Star Alliance. Breakfast is for up to two guests daily, per number of bedrooms, at Oriente Restaurant. A $100 USD resort credit per villa, per stay for Bliss, Serenity & Wellbeing Sanctuary Pool Villa. A $150 USD resort credit per villa, per stay for Two (2) Bedroom Pool Villas (Serenity & Harmony Two-Bedroom Lagoon Pool Villa) and Family Residences (Two & Three Bedroom). A $200 USD resort credit per villa, per stay for Beachfront Three Bedroom Pool Villas. Preferential green fees at El Camaleon - a PGA championship golf course. Upgrade, early check-in, and late check-out are based upon availability at check-in and departure.

Hotel Address:
  • Banyan Tree Mayakoba
  • Carretera Federal Chetumal, Puerto Juarez KM 298
  • Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo 77710
  • Mexico

Location Summary
Perched on the upper-right-hand corner of the Yucatan peninsula, just some 70 km (42 miles) south of glitzy Cancun where shiny skyscrapers dominate the skyline, Banyan Tree Mayakoba is tucked between the pristine emerald green tropical mangrove and dazzling turquoise Caribbean Sea. Riviera Maya, Mexico, has a markedly different vibe from Cancun as resort developments are built no taller than four stories and environmental sustainability is a top priority.

The heart of Riviera Maya - the 100-mile stretch of blue-green Caribbean and bleached white sand that stretches from Cancun and south to Tulum - is a small but buzzing beach town called Playa del Carmen which has grown tremendously in popularity during the last decade. From nightlife to taco stands to souvenirs from every part of Mexico, Playa del Carmen offers it in style.

Just minutes from Playa (beach in Spanish) as locals call it, the resort is also located within an easy distance of three stunning and highly significant archaeological sites - the Chichen Itza complex, the Tulum seaside ruins, and the Coba jungle temples. Hundreds of structures which date as far back as the 3rd century during the Maya civilization are still standing today and can be visited by anyone with a day to spare. These historical highlights are complemented by other sights and activities for the adventurous - from protected nature reserves to the cenotes, discover the best that the Riviera Maya has to offer!

Directions to Hotel
Located 70 km from Cancun.
Banquets & Meetings
The elegant banquet hall measuring 3,310 square meters (35,628 sq. ft.) can seat up to 200 people. Offering an exclusive event space for weddings or corporate groups, different setups ranging from theatre seating to banquet tables can be arranged. Our team of highly-experienced event planners, offering specially-tailored wedding or meeting packages, will strive towards making your event a memorable one.
Fine Dining On Site
From authentic Thai and Asian favourites at Saffron, to the healthy, hearty eclectic cuisine at Tamarind, each signature restaurant caters to your taste buds and cravings.
Child Programs
Banyan Tree Mayakoba offers a Kids Meeting point with different activities for kids 12 and under.
Spa Facility
Step into the "Sanctuary For the Senses" at Banyan Tree Spa Mayakoba - a place for physical, mental and spiritual renewal. Banyan Tree Spa brings its award-winning blend of Asian therapies, featuring massages and body treatments inspired by traditional Asian healing disciplines, to the Americas for the very first time.
100-mile stretch of blue-green Caribbean and bleached white sand.
Ecological Tourism
Subject to availability, mangrove boat tours are offered to guests, who embark on an electric-powered lancha (covered boat), guided by our nature specialist who is well equipped with knowledge of the special environment of the development. This interactive two-hour session brings guests on a bird-watching and animal-spotting adventure, sharing intimate knowledge of the friendly creatures that include tortoises, iguanas and even a crocodile or two living freely in their natural environment.
Opened in 2006, the El Camaleón Golf Club, Mayakoba has quickly become one of the most talked about golf courses in Riviera Maya, Mexico. Meaning "The Chameleon", the golf course earns its name by weaving through three distinct ecosystems - jungle, dense mangrove and stunning, oceanfront stretches of sand.
Scuba Diving
First made famous by famed French marine pioneer Jacques Cousteau in 1961, Cozumel is today one of the world's premier diving and snorkeling destinations known for its warm crystal clear waters and coral gardens. It is accessible via hourly ferry services from Playa del Carmen.

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Hotel Amenities
  • - Banquets & Meetings
    - Business Center
    - Meeting Space
    - Fine Dining On Site
    - High Speed Internet
    - Child Programs
    - Spa Facility
Available Activities
  • - Beach
    - Boating
    - Ecological Tourism
    - Golf Driving Range
    - Golfing
    - Horseback Riding
    - Scuba Diving
    - Shopping
    - Windsurfing

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