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Banyan Tree Mayakoba is 'Simply Stunning'

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  Site Where: Carretera Federal Chetumal, Puerto Juárez Km. 298, Playa del Carmen, Mexico, 77710
March 16, 2009 at 1:32 PM | by | Comment (1)

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March 1st marked the opening of the brand new Banyan Tree Mayakoba on the Riveria Maya, the first South-of-the-Border property from the chain of super-luxe retreats. With its 132 pool villas and a indulgent Banyan Tree Spa, this hideaway offers a bit more of an adult experience than the boozey Spring Break frat-storm of Cancun — but the peace and pampering is pricey. Could the several-hundred-dollar room rate be worth it? Reader L. from HeWhoTravels, one of the first guests at the property, weighs in:

I have to say, the Spa Pool Villas are simply stunning. The resort is built next to the ocean and linked via a series of lagoons/canals to other resorts throughout the complex. Each Villa is like its own self-contained house...

The rest of the review — plus a couple more snapshots — after the jump.

[Our villa] had 3456 square feet of living space on two levels, with a courtyard pool, jacuzzi, and it also has an outdoor bathtub, three showers (two outdoor showers) and an outside spa area with massage tables upstairs. And, such a deal right now, the spa villas are on sale for $610/night (I know, it is still a lot of money, but you get essentially an entire house!)

For more shots of L's stay, check out HeWhoTravels.

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[Photos: He Who Travels]

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Interiors

Congratulations on the successful opening. We are very proud to have supplied all the area rugs.

The local interiors team did an extraordinary job of adapting the Banyan Tree experience to Mexico. They should be proud to be a part of one of the top hotels in the world!

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