Playa del Carmen, Mexico

Banyan Tree Mayakoba

Anne Reardon
Deal Expert

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

96% (47 Member Ratings)

"The entire property was AMAZING!"
Sep 07, 2016
Washington, DC, United States


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 check-in time: 3pm. Minimum age required to check in: 18.

Checkout: Standard checkout time: 12pm.

Children and additional guests: Children 12 years old and younger are free staying in parents' room 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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Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

The room rates listed are for double occupancy per room unless otherwise stated and exclude tax recovery charges and service fees.

*Unless otherwise stated, Travelzoo-exclusive extras are valid once per stay (based on two adults sharing). Value is an estimate based on double occupancy. Extras are only included with Member Rates and may not be available on all dates. Extras are non-transferable and have no cash value. Total value may vary depending on time of booking and availability. When included, breakfast may be limited to 2 guests per stay subject to hotel’s discretion. Other restrictions may apply; see our T&Cs for details.

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47 Member Reviews
(96% Positive)
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Debbie Sep 07, 2016 Las Vegas, NV, United States
Enjoyed Most: The entire property was AMAZING!
Other Comments: The entire property was AMAZING!
Antoine Sep 07, 2016 Washington, DC, United States
Enjoyed Most: The employees. They were so sweet and truly went above and beyond for my whole family.
rachel Aug 29, 2016 Lake Mary, FL, United States
Enjoyed Most: The property itself it beautiful! The staff is welcoming, helpful and just a pleasure to have as our honeymoon ambassadors.
Other Comments: We chose Banyan Tree Mayaakoba because of it's beautiful property and zen-like atmosphere for our honeymoon. We could not have made a better decision! The whole experience was amazing! The spa was spectacular and the Thai massage was one of the best we had ever had. The attention to detail in the villas's made the honeymoon special with rose petals on the bed and a beautiful bath with wine and candles! The Ixchel dinner experience was truly romantic and delicious! Tequila tasting with Bernardo was educational and beyond fun! Each restaurant that we ate at was sublime and the shared amenities with the other hotels on the complex made billing to rooms an added convenience. The villas are private, spacious, comfortable and did I mention.... private! We would go back to Banyan Tree as often as we possibly can! An added note... I am a meeting/event planner and can't wait to bering a group there soon!
Wallace Aug 22, 2016 Portland, OR, United States
Enjoyed Most: The bikes were surprisingly a hit with our group we had a blast on them. The service was well above expectations as well!! I knew it would be a nice resort but it blew me away!!! Everything was absolutely perfect... Except for mosquitos!
Katie Jul 15, 2016 Sandy, UT, United States
Enjoyed Most: Customer service was excellent
Perryne Jul 01, 2016 Brooklyn, NY, United States
Enjoyed Most: The resort is breathtaking! Extra large villas with your own private swimming pool and jacuzzi. Outdoor bathtub. Separate dinning/tv area. Just gorgeous. The food is amazing.
Other Comments: The service is absolutely superb! The whole staff make your stay very pleasant and warm. They truly care about your experience.
Sandra Jun 23, 2016 Encino, CA, United States
Enjoyed Most: Beautiful hotel and service was impeccable. Great value with the voucher. A very special vacation.
Glaser Jun 18, 2016 Miami, FL, United States
Enjoyed Most: The professional service of the staff, the beach and pool, the food. It was an excellent experience.
Other Comments: The musty smell in the basement (bedrooms) of the villa should be addressed.
Meredith Dec 17, 2015 Arlington, WV, United States
Enjoyed Most: People, villa and food experiences
robert Dec 12, 2015 Carmichael, CA, United States

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