Why it’s worth traveling for?

A secluded luxury eco-resort where the ocean meets the jungle.

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– Peter Hechler, Area Vice President Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts of the property’s renovation

Hotel Highlights: This luxury seaside jungle resort on the Riviera Maya is the perfect getaway for nature lovers seeking seclusion. Set on a private gated compound and home to a diverse ecosystem, the property is dotted with tropical mangroves, freshwater lagoons, coral reefs, pristine beaches, and abundant bird and marine life. Blending laidback authentic Mexican culture and style with sleek Asian influences and hospitality, spend your days lazing on beach loungers and feasting on fresh seafood at The Shack Beach Club or snorkeling, paddleboarding, and kayaking in the turquoise Caribbean waters.

Tribe tip:  The property is in elevation mode and set to unveil a bigger beach club and oceanfront pool, a new all-day-indoor and outdoor restaurant, raw bar, and over-the-water villas as part of a $50M expansion.  Staying in your own private villa (choose from beach, pool or lagoon) complete with your own pool is what it’s all about here.

Eat + Drink: The hotel’s restaurant line up is head-spinning – Asian, Thai, Italian, Mexican, Spanish tapas, steak, fusion. For a memorable experience try HAAB to indulge in a Mayan feast in the jungle or book the hotel’s Sunset Cruise to enjoy drinks and tapas as you sail the waterways and canals of Mayakoba.

Beauty + Wellness: The Banyan Tree Mayakoba Spa was crowned Mexico’s Leading Spa Resort by the World Travel Awards. Focusing on holistic beauty treatments and ancient Eastern massage therapies, be sure to experience The Rainforest signature hydrothermal treatments and facilities including vitality pool, Swiss rain shower, aromatic steam room, and Finnish sauna.

Curated Experience: The hotel has curated an amazing list of activities and experiences.  Get your jungle vibe on by hiking or biking the scenic three-mile Mayakoba Nature Trail which starts at the entrance of the hotel and has plenty of rest stops and bird towers. If you’re feeling adventurous, book a Jungle Buggy Tour and Cenote Swim through Get Your Guide to get even further off the beaten track, to explore by buggy pristine jungle trails, dunes and the gorgeous cenote sinkholes for which the area is famed.