Exotic settings and themed events are just the beginning. Choose from indoor and outdoor venues and experience superb culinary creations produced by master chefs. Our facilities include 14 event venues, 2 ballrooms and 2 break-out rooms, as well as the willingness to find solutions for all your event requirements.
Events - Weddings and Bar and Bat Mitzvahs
- Fully operational banquet kitchen with separation from all other kitchens for kosher events and productions
- 1000 + glassware plates and bowls for kosher events.
- Contacts with local and US based Rabbi for overseeing kosher productions.
- Knowledgeable about kosher guidelines and rules with experience during Passover and glatt kosher events.
- Extensive brand new kitchen equipment for kosher events.
- Storage of Kosher Food in our Kitchen upon your arrival or up to one week before your arrive. Once you arrive you will be asked to sign the Liability Form for the products received from a third party purveyor.
Banyan Tree Mayakoba offers high quality Kosher food that adheres to the most demanding and orthodox requirements. We have a long-withstanding relationship with Cancun’s best supplier “Experience Kosher”, who has a remarkable reputation and works closely with the Cancun Chabad Jewish Center. Their Kosher products are supplied from around the world, including Mexico City and New York. When the product is delivered to our Culinary team, our Chefs personally take care of verifying and signing-off for the food, to later heat accordingly and serve as indicated.
Events - Weddings and Bar and Bat Mitzvahs
- Heating of your Kosher Food and Serving of, in any of our restaurants or in the villa, $25USD plus 16% taxes and 15% service charge per person per meal.
- If you are planning to bring your own food, we can help you storage it in our kitchen upon your arrival. Once you arrive to our hotel, you will be asked to sign a Liability Form for both the products received from a third party purveyor or for the ones you are bringing along.
- It is possible for you to have dinner at any of our restaurants. You only need to let us know in advance so your food can be heated and served. There is a fee of $25USD plus taxes and service charge per person for this service.
- On the other hand, some kosher guests ask to use the minibar to storage their food. If you decide to do so, we can take the products out from the minibar with an extra fee of $25USD plus taxes and service charge.
- Microwave Oven (subject to availability)
- ALL KOSHER FOOD CAN BE SERVED AND EATEN IN ANY OF THE BANYAN TREE RESTAURANTS - reservation required.
CHABAD JEWISH CENTER OF CANCUN
Cancun, Quintana Roo 77500 Mexico
Tel: + 52-1-998-219-5601
Rabbi Mendel Goldberg
Office: (+52) 984 147 2387| www.JewishPlaya.com
Cell : (+521) 984 876 5571 | US # +1 347 407 4862
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BANYAN TREE MAYAKOBA
The jewel of the Riviera Maya
A sanctuary for the senses, Banyan Tree Mayakoba welcomes you to the essential Banyan Tree experience, in a resort that provides a joyful habitat for the spirit. It is a place where ancient civilizations embrace each other and where the passionate nature of Mexico is soothed by the gentle touch of the Far East.
In the ancient Maya language, Mayakoba means village over water. Banyan Tree Mayakoba is true to this definition, surrounded by lagoons, mangroves and bordered by the sea. A resort for the renewal of both mind and body, it gathers those who come under the leafy shelter of the Banyan, an endemic tree of the Orient thought to be magical in its power to nurture.
Banyan Tree Mayakoba is a site of almost mythical beauty. It flawlessly blends elegance and nature, taking the Caribbean lifestyle to an unprecedented new height.
A breathtaking sanctuary for relaxation, rejuvenation, romance and world-class dining, it is also the region’s most sustainable five-star resort.
As the first Banyan Tree resort in the Americas, Mayakoba's revitalized culinary concepts, Thai-inspired therapies at
the Banyan Tree Spa, 14 event-venues and the Greg Norman signature 18-hole El Camaleón golf course, home to the PGA Tour Mayakoba Classic, all combine to raise the bar for premium leisure options and event planning. Perfect for private getaways, family trips and group events, the Banyan Tree Mayakoba offers 121 villas, ranging from romantic Bliss and Serenity Pool Villas to Family Residences and Ocean Front Villas. All include outdoor areas with private pools and terraces. Inspired by the interior courtyards of houses in the Far East, each villa is discreetly built to blend with the landscape, integrating the interiors and their idyllic surroundings.
KOSHER EXPERIENCE FOR EACH ONE OF YOUR GUESTS ATTENDING YOUR WEDDING
Banyan Tree Mayakoba offers a fantastic assortment of uniquely superior dining experiences to suit all tastes. Whether you’re in the mood for a champagne breakfast, a poolside barbecue, or candlelit dinner under the stars.
Dinner: 5:30 - 11:00 pm
Banyan Tree’s signature restaurant, Saffron, serves authentic, contemporary Thai cuisine prepared by Thai chefs brought to Mayakoba to share their authentic dishes and techniques with our guests.
An intimate setting that caters perfectly to special occasions, Saffron is a truly unique experience. Sitting on our wooden deck and overlooking the tropical mangroves while sampling the finest Thai delicacies is a truly unforgettable experience. At Saffron restaurant, every meal is to remember.
11:00 am - 6:00 pm daily
Feature fresh seafood and Mexican delights while lounging poolside or on the beautiful white sand beach.
Dinner: 5:30 - 11:00 pm daily
A dining experience true to the richness of Italian cuisine, where herbs and olive oil enhance the original flavors of good honest food cooked straight from the heart.
Breakfast: 7:00 am - 11:00 am daily
International and Mexican breakfast buffet
From 11:30 am to 5:00 pm
From 6:00 pm to 11:00 pm / Three times per week
Ideal for plain relaxing and introspection while overlooking the Reflections Pool, Oriente offers casual sumptuous Mexican and international breakfast buffets each morning, and modern Mexican cuisine with an Asian flair in the evenings.
The Tomahawk Den
Dinner: 6:00 pm to 11:00 pm / Three times per week
Few have tried a Tomahawk steak; and if you have you certainly wouldn’t have forgotten. A must have feast at the deck situated in Oriente Restaurant, overlooking the scenic waterways.
REFLECTIONS POOL BAR
Lunch & Bar: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm daily
Located just off of the main lobby area, offering light snacks and cocktails throughout the day. At Reflections Pool Bar, we love to spoil our guests with the perfect selection of refreshing poolside treats.
Open 12:00 pm - 1:00 am daily
While our restaurants tantalize with culinary delights, La Copa rooftop lounge captivates with exotic drinks, warm Mexican sunsets and sparkling night skies. Signature La Copa cocktails include Riviera Lemonade made with vodka, fresh blueberries and homemade lemonade and the Mojito Maya with rum, lemon juice, mint and sparkling water.
“The Maya Goddess of the Moon” Floating in a trajineira through Mayakoba’s waterways, guests can experience a fusion of local and international cuisines prepared by one of the resort’s trained culinary hosts. Ixchel departs twice daily for both breakfast and dinner.
Open 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm/ Three times per week
A deep-in-the-jungle mystical experience featuring the four sacred elements of water, earth, wind and fire, where you can relive the superb culinary arts of the ancient Maya civilization.
Experience a magnificent evening in the privacy and comfort of your villa. Treat yourself to our sumptuous in-villa BBQ, where your very own personal chef will pamper you from beginning to end. More than just a dinner, this is an experience not to be missed.
THE BEACH SHACK
From 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Refreshing daiquiris, margaritas and cold beers to enjoy under the sun on the sandy beaches of Mayakoba.
EL CAMALEÓN - A PGA CHAMPIOSNHIP GOLF COURSE
Put your skills – and mettle – to the test at our spectacular 18-hole championship golf course designed by renowned architect and PGA legend Greg Norman. A true masterpiece, El Camaleón is home to the only PGA Tour event in Mexico, the Mayakoba Golf Classic. The dazzling course winds through tropical jungle, dense mangroves and picturesque stretches of Caribbean sand. It’s 18 holes of sheer beauty. And, if you don’t bring your ‘A’ game, 18 holes of sheer humble pie.
BANYAN TREE SPA
Physical and spiritual renewal begins the moment you step through the door. Subtle, intoxicating scents of natural herbs, spices and aromatic oils wash over you like a light tropical breeze. A moment later you sip herbal tea while being treated to a soothing footbath in your private spa villa. Tranquility surrounds you. Your therapist’s grace, attention to detail and instinctive sensitivity to your needs are inspired by ancient Asian traditions that have been passed through the hands of many generations. The award-winning Banyan Tree Spa is an intimate retreat created to blend romance, serenity and exotic sensuality. It truly is a sanctuary for the senses.
BANYAN TREE SPA ACADEMY
Founded in Phuket in 2001, the Banyan Tree Spa Academy provides dedicated training facilities to ensure that our highly-skilled therapists consistently deliver the highest quality treatments anywhere in the world. All are personally handpicked from Thai provinces. Each undergoes hundreds and hundreds of hours of rigorous theoretical and practical training with special emphasis devoted to our spa’s unparalleled service concept. Following our continuous quest for service excellence, our second Banyan Tree Spa Academy was established in Bangkok in November 2006.
SIGNATURE SPA TREATMENTS
Inspired by traditional Thai therapies, the highlight of our signature Thai Herbal Detox treatment is our exclusive Salt Pot Body Massage. A traditional Thai salt pot, handcrafted from clay and filled with Thai herbs and salt, is heated up and wrapped in a warm pouch for your soothing massage. Long practiced for its detoxifying effects, this traditional Thai therapy helps boost blood circulation, promotes healthy skin and relieves muscle tension. Other signature treatments include the Rainforest Experience, a Banyan Tree Spa innovation combining massage and body treatments with steam and shower facilities at the treatment bed to romance the senses.
THE RAINFOREST EXPERIENCE
Banyan Tree Spa presents The Rainforest, an invigorating, state-of-the-art hydrothermal experience. A signature Banyan Tree Spa innovation, The Rainforest infuses our time-honoured Asian wellness philosophy with the interplay of an exclusive trail of hydrothermal therapies and 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 Hammam. Immerse yourself in different Experience Showers. Relax in the warm Sauna then cool down with a brisk rubdown from the Ice Fountain. Get lost in your thoughts in the Vitality Pool with restorative acupressure jets and surging waterfalls. Complete the experience to wellness with the intuitive touch of our skilful Thai therapists. Your body, soul and spirit will be reawakened as you immerse yourself into this one-of-a-kind realm of bliss and serenity.