December 14, 2023
Banyan Tree Mayakoba
By Laura Gainor
Nestled along the pristine shores of the Riviera Maya in Mexico, the Banyan Tree Mayakoba resort stands as a testament to luxury, tranquility, and the opportunity to play some pickleball in the sun surrounded by nature. This exclusive retreat, set within the lush landscape of the Mayakoba development, is a haven for those seeking an unforgettable pickleball escape.
Upon entering the resort, guests can immediately feel a sense of serenity. The architecture pays homage to traditional Mexican craftsmanship, blending seamlessly with the surrounding environment. You are in awe from the moment you are greeted by the friendly staff as you check in and explore the resort.
The heart of the Banyan Tree experience lies in its accommodations. The villas and suites are a luxurious sanctuary, featuring contemporary design with a touch of local aesthetic. The resort offers a range of options, from the elegantly appointed Bliss Pool Villa to the expansive Two-Bedroom Beachfront Pool Villa, providing a personalized and intimate setting for every guest.
Each villa receives complimentary bicycles for guests to explore the nature trails or travel through the Mayakoba mangrove forests to the beach club for the day. It is an unbelievable experience to wake up early, ride your bicycle down to the beach and catch the breathtaking sunrise.
The Banyan Tree Spa is an oasis for rejuvenation, offering a range of traditional Asian-inspired treatments and holistic therapies. Set in a tranquil garden, the spa provides a serene space for relaxation.
The resort also features a state-of-the-art fitness center, yoga classes, and outdoor activities such as golf and water sports. Guests can easily transition from a relaxing spa treatment as they take a leisurely bike ride along the nature paths to head over to the Mayakoba Sports Club to play pickleball or padel. The Mayakoba Sports Club features three pickleball courts and one padel court.
Banyan Tree Mayakoba is a culinary haven, boasting a diverse range of dining options that cater to every palate. The signature restaurant, Saffron, offers a tantalizing journey through contemporary Thai cuisine, while Tamarind showcases innovative Latin-Asian fusion dishes. Guests can also savor fresh seafood at the Sands Beach Club or enjoy a casual meal at the laid-back Reflections Pool Bar.
The resort is committed to environmental sustainability and has implemented various eco-friendly practices. It’s built around the concept of integrating luxury with nature, and this is evident in a commitment to preserving the surrounding ecosystem. The lagoons, mangroves, and coastal dunes are carefully protected, creating a harmonious balance between the resort and its natural environment.
Banyan Tree Mayakoba is not just a resort; it is a destination that transcends the ordinary. Whether you seek a romantic getaway, a corporate retreat, or a family adventure, it will be an experience you will never forget, and you’ll want to return again and again. Visit pickleballinthesun.com for more photo highlights from this premier Pickleball in the Sun destination. •