by Whitney Rife
The Banyan Tree Mayakoba resort is perfect for families who want a luxurious stay coupled with a fantastic location on the Yucatan Peninsula. Accommodations are very spacious and provide modern appliances. Guests can choose from a variety of poolside villas, ranging from one to three bedrooms. Families may want to stay in one of the roomier three-bedroom, three-story townhouses — fitting up to six people. Three gourmet restaurants serve Asian, Mexican and Thai delicacies.
If your family enjoys golf, check out Mayakoba’s beachfront El Camaleon Golf Club — with a course that hosted Mexico’s first PGA tours. Also, Banyan runs an ecological Mangrove Boat Tour, which brings guests closer to the local wildlife. Kids have a special program where they can join in fun activities together on a daily basis. Besides meeting other children, they will be able to play board and video games, watch movies, go on eco tours and do beach activities.
Our Editor Loves
- Kids' Club
- Eco tours
by Cozumel S
We Loved the Spa, the eco boat tour, having the bikes available 24hs, but the best was the privacy we had in our Villa, with a pool just for ourselves. The hotel in general is awesome, friendly staff and great food options!!
5 Diamonds are not awarded lightly and the Banyan Tree certainly deserves every single one!
The villas are super first class in terms of amenities (private pool and luxurious outdoor bath tub!) and made the perfect home his week.
Service is exceptionally good. Although this has the feel of a boutique hotel it is set over a large property so the bicycles provided for every guest are an excellent idea as is the complimentary golf buggy transportation and the boat shuttle between the main lobby, the beach and the other hotels on Mayakoba (although having explored is definitely say Banyan Tree is the most impressive of the lot!)
Having been fortunate enough to have stayed in a number of similar standard resorts across the globe I’d actually put Banyan Tree at number 1 - it’s a perfect combination of excellent service and perfect amenities. If you visit you must have the Rainforest experience at the spa!