Banyan Tree Mayakoba, Riviera Maya, Mexico
The Riviera Maya provides a stunning setting for this soothing Asian sanctuary of courtyard villas, their enclosed gardens dotted with indigenous flowers, orchids and ferns.
Nature meets 'made-for-coffee-tablebooks' design in this exclusive gated enclave on Mexico's famed Riviera Maya coast.
A lesson in multi-cultural fusion and awareness of social and ecological considerations, Banyan Tree Mayakoba prides itself on its meticulous maintenance of its ecosystem of dunes, mangroves, freshwater lagoons; its whiter-than-white sandy beach with its toes in the Caribbean Sea; as well as the pristine all-pool, villa-only accommodation.
Dining at Oriente, Tamarind, La Copa, Sands or the Beach Club is a harmonious meeting of East and West, but perhaps none is more exotic than the Banyan Tree’s signature floating restaurant “Saffron”, or the deliriously-romantic ‘drifting dinner’ aboard the resort’s trajinera.
And when it comes to pursuits, the award-winning Banyan Tree Spa alone is compelling enough, but combined with the Greg Norman 18-hole championship golf course, the snorkeling and diving in the Great Maya Reef – the world’s second largest coral reef – and the amazing Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve, the draw becomes irresistible.