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Banyan Tree Mayakoba

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Riviera Maya, Playa del Carmen

www.banyantree.com/en/mexico/mayakoba

The promise of Spring with the much-anticipated vaccine rollout and the cautious reopening of many international destinations has given us hope as we emerge from our yearlong Covid hibernation. “Hope springs eternal,” words that have inspired optimism since they were first penned by Alexander Pope in 1732; remain a paradigm for faith in the future so relevant for us today. Beauty awaits as this Spring seems to be particularly eager to bring renewal and joy in nature’s reawakening, welcoming hopeful, expectant travelers abroad with continued testing and protective protocols for guests and staff…and greatly appreciated wonderful hospitality.

Modeliste invites readers to travel to the beautiful shores of the Riviera Maya to Banyan Tree Mayakoba. Discover a paradise of stunning villas in one of the most bio-diverse regions on Mexico’s Caribbean coastline, a treasure of prestigious beauty created by design cocooned within the incomparable natural beauty of freshwater lagoons, tropical mangrove forest, pristine sugar sand beach, a brilliant Caribbean coral reef, with nearby Mayan ruins, limestone caves and famed cenotes framing its allure.

Banyan Tree Mayakoba is notably a distinctive gem on the Riviera Maya, a serene getaway featuring unique villas with calming Asian-inspired design aesthetics punctuated with local Mexican charm, each with a plunge pool and stunning views of lagoon, gardens, pool, golf course, or oceanfront.

The resort is known for its exquisite Spa, Reflective Pool, signature Rainforest Experience, gourmet dining venues, and El Camaleon PGA Championship Golf Course, home of the Maya Classic Riviera Maya. Award winning Banyan Tree offers guests “Best of the Best” (Travel and Leisure 2018) in distinctive comforts, amenities, dining, and hospitality. Stunning villas offer a retreat with serene seclusion for two, or luxury 1, 2, or 3 bedroom villa and new beachfront suite accommodations for families or friends.

Destination dining is first class in the variety of cuisines, enticing atmosphere choices, and possibilities…. from Sands Beach Club to a Mayan culinary feast in the jungle at Ha’ab, from Ixchel, a romantic dining on a trajinera boat on Mayakoba waterways to perfect pairings at La Cava wine cellar, from a signature in villa BBQ dining presentation to sunset cruise tapas, from Raw Bar seafood delights to irresistible Italian at Cello to elevated Thai dining at Saffron, Banyan Tree’s signature restaurant. Undeniably, endless tantalizing taste treats and amazing venues await.

 


Your stay at Banyan Tree Mayakoba will lead you to explorations and discoveries expanding your horizon beyond the resort with knowledgeable concierge staff to help plan the vacation of your dreams. Consider snorkeling or diving in the colorful Caribbean coral reef, or plan your adventure paddling through the darkness of mysterious limestone caves to finally emerge in the shimmering pools of cenotes open to sun and sky. Or plan an excursion to stand in awe before the ruins of Mayan pyramids and palaces of Chichen Itza revealed deep in the jungle.

Banyan Tree concierge is there to help you choose from the many possibilities accessible nearby to realize your dream stay.

Not to be missed, a holistic journey to rejuvenate the spirit and restore equilibrium can be found through the signature guided hydrotherapy experience, The Rainforest at Banyan Tree Spa. Cascading showers lead to the Aroma Steam Chamber where tensions and stress are released, on to the luxurious serenity of the jet pool, and then to the revitalizing Experience Showers. From there, journey to the warm sauna for a sensory detox followed by a brisk cool-off in the Ice Fountain, and culminate your experience in the restorative acupuncture jets of the Vitality Pool. This Rainforest is a transcendent cleansing meditative experience leaving you energized and at peace, ready for all that lies ahead in your Banyan Tree Mayakoba stay and beyond.

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