Translated as Moon Goddess, Ixchel is our traditional and unique trajinera, or dining boat. Treat yourself to a magnificent fusion of local and international cuisines, prepared by our trained culinary hosts. Our chefs prepare a cooked-to-order menu as you sail through the canals and mangroves of Mayakoba.This outstanding experience is available twice daily for breakfast and dinner departures and must be booked in advance.



Banyan Tree Spa

Physical and spiritual renewal begins the moment you step through the door. Subtle scents of herbs, spices and aromatic oils wash over you like a light tropical breeze. A dedicated Riviera Maya Spa Concierge leads you to a private therapy villa, over the water. Moments later, you sip herbal tea while being treated to a soothing foot bath. Tranquility engulfs you.




Banyan Tree Spa presents The Rainforest, an invigorating, state-of-the-art hydrothermal experience. A signature Banyan Tree Spa innovation, The Rainforest combines our time-honored Asian wellness philosophy with  an exclusive session of hydrothermal therapies in exceptional facilities.

Surrender your senses to a new dimension of holistic rejuvenation. Journey through a cascading Rain Walk. Calm your spirit in the Aroma Steam Chamber. Luxuriate and detox in the Hamam. Immerse yourself in different Experience Showers. Relax in the warm Sauna then cool down with a brisk rubdown from the Ice Fountain, followed by restorative acupressure jets in the Vitality Pool and 

Complete the total wellness experience with the intuitive touch of our skillful Thai Spa therapists. Your body, soul and spirit will be reawakened.



In Villa BBQ

Experience energizing breakfasts and magnificent evenings in the comfort of your private villa. Our chefs will set up sumptuously exotic meals and romantic poolside barbeques, featuring the finest cuts of meat and the catch-of-the-day seafood.


Intimate Moment

Stimulate your sense of romance with an Intimate Moment. Discover your villa decorated with candles, delicate flower petals, satin bed linens and gently arousing aromatic oils and incense. Soft background music, wine or champagne, exotic fresh fruit and chocolate further enhance the mood as you reconnect with the one you love.


Nature Trail

The trail is 3 long miles long and has been designed so that people can have a walk, jog or ride a bike. Trail can be found right of the entrance of the hotel. Rest areas can be found along the way as well as bird towers.




Designed by Greg Norman, the El Camaleon golf course earned its name from the intrepid journey it takes through three distinct ecosystems as it ventures through jungle, dense mangrove and stretches of oceanfront sand. It was the first to host the Mexican PGA Tour and hosts the annual Mayakoba Golf Classic, the Riviera Maya – Cancun.