Banyan Tree Mayakoba Announces $50 Million Expansion

In Playa del Carmen & Tulum, Stay by Suzanne Koch

Located in stunning Riviera Maya, Banyan Tree Mayakoba is currently celebrating its 10-year anniversary with exciting news. Debuting late 2020, a $50 million renovation will up the luxury throughout the property. Enhancements include new villas and suites, an expanded beach club, new beachfront lounge and library, a larger kids’ club, spa enhancements and more. Renowned Sordo Madaleno Architects is overseeing the expansion project. The upcoming renovation follows the resort’s newest event space MK Blue which recently opened this June.

“It’s an exciting time as we reinvest back into the resort in honor of our 10th year. These enhancements come as a direct result of listening to our guests’ feedback. We know today’s discerning traveler is looking for high-design, private villas; innovative dining options serving fresh, local cuisine; and more robust kids’ clubs. These new villas will be a bit of a departure from the existing accommodations in terms of design, while still embracing and celebrating our unique natural setting in a new way. We’re proud to evolve and grow while maintaining the same level of luxury service and intimacy that our guests expect.”

Peter Hechler, General Manager, Banyan Tree Mayakoba


The resort will add 40 keys including six overwater villas and 34 beachfront pool suites. Featured amenities include an outdoor shower and whirlpool bathtub, a private solarium and sunset-view heated plunge pool and interior patios. New room types include:

Lagoon Sunset Pool Villas, the resort’s first overwater villas spanning 2,385 square feet. The two-story villas will feature an open layout and indoor-outdoor floor plan. Starting at $1,099.

Beachfront Pool Suites, located on the beach, these suites range from 1,740 to 3,155 square feet in size with the option to connect rooms. Starting at $1,249.

Beachfront Sunrise Pool Suites, spanning 1,675 up to 2,470 square feet, these suites are the epitome of luxury. Starting at $1,399.

Sands Beach Club

The new 43,000-square foot beach club will be completely open to the sea breeze and include two expanded oceanfront pools, an all-day dining Mexican restaurant and seafood market with raw bar, a beachfront lounge and library, an expanded Rangers Club with a pool, and ocean view massage rooms operated by Banyan Tree Spa.

MK Blue

As part of the expansion, MK Blue recently debuted, featuring 10,358 square feet of indoor-outdoor event space. The roofed outdoor venue can comfortably seat 550 guests.

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