Situated within the private resort of Mayakoba on the famed Riviera Maya coast of Mexico is the Banyan Tree Mayakoba; a harmonious blend of nature and luxury enhanced by the signature Asian hospitality and warmth for which Banyan Tree is renowned.
Some of the most spacious accommodation on the Riviera Maya - all villas have their own generous private pool
Integrated resort community including "El Camaleón" golf course, home to the only PGA Tour event in Latin America
The three-bedroom Golf View Residences are great value and the perfect configuration for families
Affordable spacious private villas with good sized pools and big outdoor terraces
The Banyan Tree Mayakoba is a high quality resort, set amongst the mangroves and lagoons of the Riviera Maya. With their trademark architectural design and full commitment to a premium guest experience, the Banyan Tree Mayakoba is one of the most exclusive of all the resorts on the Riviera Maya.
The 116 elegantly designed one, two and three bedroom villas are extremely private and all have their own swimming pools and a garden area with high surrounding walls - perfect for romantic getaways, family trips and friends travelling together. The villas themselves are very spacious, with high ceilings and an unwavering use of high-end finishing using Mayan and Asian designs. Technology is state-of-the-art and comfort is paramount, with surround sound and 42-inch plasma TVs, a wide choice in pillows, and huge bathrooms.
The service is flawless, the cuisine in the four restaurants is top-notch and the breakfasts are a real treat. A signature Banyan Tree spa is on site for ultimate pampering.
The resort has a beach club with a restaurant, pool and relaxing areas, reached from the main resort by boat through the mangrove lagoons or by bicycle, a popular way for guests to transport themselves. There are also golf buggies that will take you from anywhere to anywhere.
Activities are suitably wide-ranging and include access to the fabulous Mayakoba championship El Cameleon 18-hole golf course, watersports, excursions to the nearby Mayan ruins and plenty of activities for children. Bicycles - up to two bikes per villa - are complimentary.
When to visit
Keep an eye out for wildlife as you chug by boat through the mangrove lagoons.
Banyan Tree Mayakoba is located on the south-eastern shore of Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula, 10 minutes north of Playa del Carmen on the Mayan Riviera.
Chichen Itza & Private Cenote
A superb experience that combines exploring the archaeological wonders of Chichen Itza, a delicious picnic and relaxation by a beautiful cenote in complete privacy
Coba by Bicycle
Explore one of the Yucatan's less known Maya sites by bicycle, and climb the 120 steps to the top of the Nohoch Mul pyramid temple. Accompanied by a historian guide you will learn about the ruins and natural wonders which can be found at the site.
Dive Mexico's Underwater Museum
Explore the weird and wonderful underwater world of the Riviera Maya as you experience one of the most fascinating dive sites. The MUSA Underwater museum was created to encourage coral to grow and is now home to an array of colourful fish species.
Ek Balam & Xchen Cenote
Explore one of the Maya world's less visited complexes, the magnificent Ek Balam, before relaxing by a beautiful cenote in the afternoon.
Jungle Quad Bike Adventure Mexico
Go quad biking along lush tropical jungle tracks through the Mayan rainforest on Mexico's Riviera Maya. Drive past stunning white sand beaches and cool off with a swim in a crystal clear sacred cenote.
Out-of-Hours Chichen Itza Private Tour
Rise early to explore the impressive site of Chichen Itza as the sun comes up and before the gates open to the public on this exclusive private experience, allowing you to escape the crowds and make the most of your time at this must-see landmark.
Private Catamaran Sail to Isla Mujeres
Charter your own private catamaran for the day and sail the turquoise Caribbean waters that separate Cancun from the stunning white shores of Isla Mujeres, stopping en route to visit secluded coral reefs for fantastic snorkelling in protected seas.
Private Chichen Itza tour
Enjoy a private guided tour of Chichen Itza, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the 'New 7 World Wonders', a unique place to be discovered! This ancient Mayan capital is the most famous of the archaeological zones in the Yucatan.
Private Deep Sea Fishing in the Riviera Maya
Experience the thrill of sport fishing in the warm waters of the Mexican Caribbean on a private fishing charter. Catch mahi-mahi, sailfish, barracuda, king mackerel, wahoo, tuna, grouper, snapper, and many other species.
Rio Secreto - Underwater River Expedition
Step back in time as you head on this amazing excursion to explore the underground 'Secret River', a series of caverns with impressive stalagmites and stalactites which create a dramatic and mysterious setting for today's adventure.
Riviera Maya Jungle Adventure
Venture into the World's longest underground river system on this full day adventure through Mexico's Mayan Riviera, snorkelling in hauntingly beautiful sinkholes, off-roading through stunning jungle landscapes by jeep and flying along zip lines.
Scuba Diving Dos Ojos Cenote
Experience the most amazing scuba diving of your life exploring the world's most extensive system of underwater caverns and caves at Dos Ojos cenote near Tulum. All you need is an open water certificate for this epic adventure.
Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve Private Tour
Discover the UNESCO Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve on the Riviera Maya with this unique ecological tour through the coastal wetlands. Learn about nature, ecosystems, tropical birds and plants, as well as Mayan culture and swim in sacred cenotes.
Snorkel with whale sharks
Snorkelling with whale sharks is incredible, best experienced between July and August when droves of these remarkable creatures can be found. Gasp as these gentle leviathans of the deep cruise past you, an utterly unforgettable experience.
Snorkelling with Turtles in Akumal
Akumal is a small beach town on the Riviera Maya and is a great place to snorkel with sea turtles as you are almost guaranteed to see them. Wonder at these ancient sea creatures in their own environment.
Tulum Mayan Ruins
Experience the mystery and the magic of Tulum, considered some of the most beautiful Mayan ruins in Mexico mostly because of its dramatic location on a cliff overlooking the turquoise Caribbean.
Ultimate Chichen Itza air expedition
Soak in spectacular views as you swoop over the Yucatan peninsula by private plane, passing over cenotes and lush jungle to reach the impressive ancient ruins of Chichen Itza, one of the New 7 Wonders of the World.
Ultimate Uxmal & Merida Air Expedition
Soar over the Yucatan Peninsula by privately chartered plane for unrivalled views of the region's stunning topography, enjoying privately guided visits of the archaeological site of Uxmal and the charming historic centre of Merida.
Wave Runner Riviera Maya
Speed across the turquoise waters of Playa del Carmen by jet-ski for an exhilarating way to explore the beautiful Caribbean coast. Head to Playa Norte, a picture-perfect stretch of white sand beach where you can relax to your heart's content.