Banyan Tree, Mayakoba

Mexico, Playa del Carmen

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  • Beautiful, peaceful location on the Caribbean coast of Mexico
  • Personalised touches and attention to detail throughout
  • Plenty of dining options to suit every taste

The Banyan Tree is a beautiful five-star hotel in the Riviera Maya area of Mexico. The attention to detail and the care taken throughout the property is evident from the moment you arrive into a cocoon of luxury. An Asian inspired hideaway, the interior design combines dark woods, cream accents and lanterns to create a peaceful and relaxing vibe. Your experience here will be unlike any other place you’ve stayed. Before you arrive, you are sent a Silhouette Form so they can really get to know you and cater for your preferences from your favourite aromatherapy scent right down to your favourite type of pillow, ensuring you enjoy a personal and exclusive experience.  

Banyan Tree is situated on the Mayakoba complex where there are three other hotels. Guests of the Banyan Tree are welcome to enjoy the spa and dining options at the other hotels meaning you have access to over 30 restaurants, giving plenty of choice even for the fussiest of eaters! The dining scene is incredible with flavours from all around the world. 

Rooms are beautifully decorated, and each room has its own private pool, perfect for some well-deserved relaxation. Rooms are spacious and light, and each comes with 2 bicycles for a sustainable way to get around the complex. Some rooms are set amidst lush verdant mangroves, the area has been a success for flora and fauna with over 4,000 species of birds and wildlife protected here. If you prefer to be closer to the beach – there are also rooms on the “beachside” which have gorgeous sea views. 

For the little ones there is a Kids Club, teen programme and a babysitting service available. For the couples or groups of friends, there is complimentary daily yoga, or the beach is just a few minutes’ walk from your room.  

For a relaxing luxury holiday on the Caribbean coast of Mexico, look no further than Banyan Tree. 


Bars & Restaurants


Enjoy traditional Italian gourmet dishes in a relaxed atmosphere. Pair your meal with a glass of the finest wine.  


Showcasing the four elements: water, fire, wind and earth, HAAB invites you to enjoy a jungle experience with Mayan cuisine. 

La Copa

A contemporary lounge bar, La Copa allows you to enjoy memorable evening with Mexican highlights.  


Open for breakfast and lunch you can enjoy a buffet or a la carte specialities featuring local and international flavours.


Saffron utilises the freshest ingredients to create a Thai culinary experience filled with memorable, exotic flavours.  

Sands Beach Club

Focusing on local ingredients, Sands Beach Club invites you into a warm atmosphere with stunning panoramic views across the resort.  

Tomahawk Open Fire Latin Grill

Be sure to try the mighty Tomahawk steak at this Steakhouse and Grill where the star of the show is the Tomahawk steak – but there are many supporting dishes to try. 


Get on board a traditional Mexican trajinera and enjoy a romantic dinner under the stars.

Reflections Pool Bar

Enjoy a refreshing drink at the Reflections Pool Bar and relax under the Mexican sun. 

Tapas Cruise

Set sail through the canals that wind around the resort and enjoy beautiful tapas dishes paired with exquisite cocktails and drinks.  

The Burger Shop

Using high quality ingredients, The Burger Shop dishes up a Western menu with juicy burgers and fries. 

The Ember

The Ember offers delicious Kosher dishes throughout the day.  

Beach & Pools

Swimming Pool

Each room has its own private pool, or you can enjoy a dip in the two main pools to cool off.  


The beach here is truly impressive, offering oodles of beautiful white sand, and direct access to the glorious azure waters. It's only a short stroll to the nearest bar, yet the beach feels a world away and is the perfect place to relax.

For Families

Kids Club

The little ones can have fun at The Rangers Club which is filled with activities to keep them entertained all day long.  

Spa & Wellness

Fitness Centre

With state-of-the-art modern equipment you can stay fit on your luxury holiday.  


Embark on a rejuvenating journey at the spa with signature treatments formed through ancient Mexican and Asian traditions. 

Activities & Entertainment


Guests of the Banyan Tree can enjoy a round of golf at the beautiful 18-hole golf course with jungle, mangrove and ocean views.  

About the location

The Banyan Tree is located in the Mayakoba resort near to Playa del Carmen in Mexico. The hotel is right on the beachfront and is around 20 minutes from the 5th avenue in the centre of Playa del Carmen, a long pedestrianised walkway with lots of bars, restaurants and shops. The hotel is surrounded by lush tropical mangroves and is just 40 minutes from Cancun Airport.  

Transfer time

40 minutes from Cancun airport.
Serenity Pool Villa with Living Room

Sleeps 2

With a comfortable King size bed, the Serenity Pool Villa is an intimate accommodation option perfect relaxation. It comes with a spacious living room and private heated pool. 


Bliss Pool Villa

Sleeps 2

In the Lagoon area of the complex, the Bliss Pool Villa enjoys its location surrounded by nature. With high ceilings, a King size bed and tasteful furnishings, it is a real haven for peace and quiet.  


Serenity Two Bedroom Pool Villa

Sleeps 4

Relax in total privacy in the Serenity Two Bedroom Pool Villa with elegant designs and traditional touches. There is a comfortable lounge area and two separate bedrooms with comfortable beds and plenty of space.  

Oceanfront Balcony Pool Suite

Sleeps 2

Enjoy a stunning ocean view from this second level suite with private balcony and plunge pool. This suite comes with a comfortable King size bed, perfect for relaxation.  


Three Bedroom Family Residence

Sleeps 6

The Three Bedroom Family Residence comes with 2 King size beds and a twin bed so there is ample space for relaxing. Set amidst verdant greenery, this elegant option comes with a sun-drenched rooftop lounge area and private heated pool. 


Two Bedroom Family Residence

Sleeps 4

Enjoy magnificent views of the golf course from your Two Bedroom Family Residence. Complete with a King size bed and twin bed, there is plenty of room for all the family.  


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Everything was absolutely phenomenal and we would highly recommend it 10/10

Adina B,

Tripadvisor review Jul 11 2024
Juan was amazing, so helpful and accommodating. Every little details was looked after and we found him efficient at all times. We had the bestest stay at the banyan tree and would strongly recommend...
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A Triumph of Hospitality: Banyan Tree Resort Mayakoba Exceeds Expectations Amidst Hurricane

Ralph O, Los Angeles, California

Tripadvisor review Jul 07 2024
It's rare that a resort can turn a potential disaster into a showcase of exemplary service, but that's exactly what Banyan Tree Resort in Mayakoba, Cancun, Mexico, achieved during our recent family...
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