It's with great anticipation that Banyan Tree Hotels and Resorts makes its entree into the Western Hemisphere with a rarified residential real estate offering at Mayakoba, the most exclusive community on the Riviera Maya. Here the world's foremost hotelier artfully blends the romance of travel with a unique "sense of place." Banyan Tree is located within the gated master-planned resort community of Mayakoba in the Riviera Maya region of Mexico. Located only 30 minutes south of Cancun International Airport and within a 3-hour direct flight from most U.S. cities, the Riviera Maya is a 4-season recreational and cultural paradise on the Caribbean Sea. Lagoons, waterways and cenotes, found nowhere else in the world, weave magically through Mayakoba. Pristine tropical mangroves, teaming with birds and wildlife, lead to one of the Caribbean's most spectacular beaches. And the colorful underwater world of the Great Mayan Reef lays right off shore.