Banyan Tree Mayakoba in Riviera Maya, Mexico, is one of the most diverse resort developments in the world, connecting freshwater lagoons and mangroves with natural dunes, intricate coral reefs, and pristine beaches. The five-star eco resort—the only all-pool villa resort in Riviera Maya—recently completed a $50-million renovation, debuting 34 newly built beachfront pool suites and a chic beach club with an expansive infinity pool. It will welcome over-the-water villas this summer.
Designed by architectural firm Sordo Madaleno with the goal of developing a 360-degree experience, guests can enjoy pristine views of the Riviera Maya coastline and turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea or plates of homemade paella while lounging in poolside cabanas. banyantree.com, sordomadaleno.com