The first-class experience begins the moment you step off the plane as the Banyan private transportation is waiting for you the moment you land. Upon arrival at the Banyan Tree Mayakoba you instantly feel as if you have been transported to another world. Strolling through perfectly manicured gardens to arrive at an immaculate grand entrance. Kind, genuine faces greet you, offering a locally inspired beverage to make you feel at ease right away.
After check-in, you are personally transported to your villa or suite – completely submerged in paradise. The rooms are elegant and sophisticated, pulling the beauty of nature into the space with large windows providing immaculate views of the tranquil lagoon or of the breathtaking ocean. We asked the Banyan Tree Management team to give us some insider secrets about what makes visiting The Banyan Tree so special, they told us, “Our team personalizes experiences, in many cases guests send us their preferences before arrival and our team works to make them happen.”
IMMERSED IN NATURE
The Banyan Tree Mayakoba in Mexico is a luxury beachfront resort that is perfect for a relaxing getaway. Located in the Riviera Maya, it’s surrounded by lush tropical nature, nestled amidst mangroves, lagoons and crystal-clear water. We asked the management team at the Banyan Tree what the concept is behind this incredible property, they call it “a sanctuary for the senses” and that sanctuary is “reflected in each interaction with the guests – through their senses, with the culinary offerings, the essence in the villas and unique experiences”.
One element they offer that heightened the experience for our entire group was the ability to ride bikes around the property. There are sights galore to feast your eyes on. The resort offers something for all types of travelers, no matter what their interests may be. For adventure seekers, the Mayakoba eco-tour offers the chance to see the incredible biodiverse region where the resort is nestled. You can explore the mangrove-lined lagoons, take birdwatching tours, and venture on trails to see exotic species of animals and plants. The team said this sanctuary offers, “A haven found: a privileged connection to nature’s embrace” and you feel that throughout every interaction at the Banyan Tree.
SERENE ESCAPE – FULL OF ENTERTAINMENT
The 18-hole championship golf course alone is a destination, where you are challenged by playing through forest, jungle, mangroves, and beach. Some of the other fun activities we enjoyed on property were kayaking, tennis, snorkeling and yoga. We spent many of our days lounging by the beach and ordering delicious food and drinks at the gorgeous beach club.
For a total relaxation, the Banyan Tree Spa features a range of treatments and therapies that blend Thai and local healing traditions. You can take advantage of hot stone treatments, Ayurvedic treatments, and signature rituals like the 24-Karat Gold Leaf Facial. In addition, the resort offers numerous dining experiences such as beachfront eateries, pan-Asian cuisine, Japanese tapas, and Mexican favorites. The surrounding area has many activities and attractions such as fishing, bike tours, and kayaking.
Whether you’re looking for a romantic getaway or a fun family vacation, the Banyan Tree Mayakoba is sure to provide an unforgettable experience. With its lush surroundings, world-class amenities, and top-notch service, it’s not hard to see why it’s one of the most popular destinations in the Riviera Maya.
Author: Amber Rose