Playa del Carmen

Banyan Tree Mayakoba

Travelzoo Staff

Why We Love It

  • Secluded, all-villa, AAA 4-Diamond resort 
  • All villas have a private 376-foot pool, walled garden and sun terrace
  • “Nirvana on earth,” says Conde Nast Traveler
  • Four restaurants, a pool bar and a rooftop cocktail lounge await on-site

"#10 of 200 hotels in Playa del Carmen" -- TripAdvisor

Map & Directions

From Cancun International Airport to the resort it's approximately a 45-minute drive. 

Rooms & Rates

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Bask in the sun and experience utter tranquility at this luxurious, all-villa, AAA 4-Diamond resort tucked away on Playa del Carmen’s northern coast. The intimate resort is an oasis of natural beauty, with lush, green grounds, mangrove trees and winding freshwater lagoons along a private white-sand beach.

Each standalone villa feels like a private sanctuary with soaring ceilings and an abundance of airy living space spilling out to the intimate outdoor space. Villas start at a whopping 3,150-plus feet and are outfitted with authentic handcrafted Mayan-inspired furnishings, talavera earthenware sinks and dark slate floors that lend a modern twist. Floor-to-ceiling windows send the eye to the outdoors, where guests can look out to their immaculately landscaped garden, private 376-foot pool and sundeck where comfy, padded loungers await.

This luxe Thai chain pays homage to its roots at the on-site Saffron restaurant, where resident Thai chefs from the island of Phuket serve up top-notch Thai fare. Three other restaurants, along with a pool bar and rooftop cocktail lounge, offer guests copious dining and libation options. Unique, intimate dining experiences can also be arranged in the resort’s own private wine cellar or on the property’s traditional dining boats. Guests can sip champagne on board and enjoy a fusion of local and international cuisine while floating through the property’s network of tranquil lagoons and mangrove forests.

A full-service spa considered “one of the best in Mexico” (Fodor’s) and an 18-hole championship golf course designed by PGA professional Greg Norman are also on site. 

From the press:
  • "The Banyan Tree ... upped the opulence ante with 107 private stand-alone villas" -- Travel + Leisure
  • "This Thai chain has brought its own traditions to Mexico's Riviera with stunning results" -- Fodor's
  • "Banyan Tree Mayakoba is one of Playa del Carmen's most sought after resorts" --



  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Bar
  • Kids' club
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Extra beds / roll away beds
  • Golf course (on-site)
  • Gym / fitness center
  • Hot Tub / Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor pool
  • Pool bar
  • Private beach
  • Restaurant
  • Roof terrace
  • Tennis courts
  • Spa


  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour room service
  • 24-hour security
  • Airport transfer (fees apply)
  • Baby-sitting service on request
  • Beauty treatments / massages (fees apply)
  • Bike rental
  • Currency exchange / ATM
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Pillow menu
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Business center

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Kitchenette in some rooms
  • Mini bar
  • Jacuzzi in some rooms
  • Outdoor space for some rooms
  • Pay-per-view / movies on demand
  • Safe
  • Flatscreen TV


  • Complimentary Internet access
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in guest rooms
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout


  • Bathrobes
  • Bathrobes and slippers
  • Bathtub
  • Hair-dryer
  • Separate shower
  • Luxury toiletries
  • Bathtub (in some rooms)


  • Complimentary parking


  • Wheelchair accessible

Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.


Check-in: Standard Time is 3pm.

Minimum age required to check in: 18.

Checkout: Standard Time is 12pm.

Children and additional guests: Children 12 and under stay free of charge when using existing bedding.

Please note that extra child does not include breakfast buffet and supplement charge will apply as below: - Extra child 0 to 5 years of age will enjoy complimentary breakfast buffet in the Oriente Restaurant. - Extra child from 6 to 12 years of age will enjoy 50% off the regular breakfast buffet rates in the Oriente Restaurant. Crib available on request and in the Luxury Pool Villa, Sanctuary Pool Villa, Spa Pool Villa, Sanctuary Two Bedroom Pool Villa, Oceanclub Two Bedroom Pool Villa, Three Bedroom Oceanfront Pool Villa, Golf View Residences only; free of charge for children under 2. Extra person/ extra bed surcharge applies of US$150 subject to 19% taxes and 15% service charge per person per night.  Charges will added to your bill at the hotel.

Pets: No pets allowed.

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

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Customer service available Monday - Friday 9am - 6pm GMT + 8.

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

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