Mayan design enjoys sleek modern influences on the Yucatan Peninsula.
Breathtaking scenery and rich history are highlights on the southeastern shore of the Yucatan Peninsula. Add in the Banyan Tree Mayakoba, and you have a decadent cultural escape. The resort is home to 50 contemporary villas, each with its own private swimming pool and outdoor terrace. Some villas also come with spa-influenced extras, including sunken baths, heated jet pools, massage beds and steam rooms. Signature restaurant Saffron serves upscale Thai cuisine on a wooden deck overlooking the lagoon and mangroves. An ethereal spa features "The Rainforest Trail," which incorporates eight hydrothermal therapy experiences. Along with a gym and aerobics center, the property has 12 indoor and outdoor event venues.