Breakfast at Banyan Tree Mayakoba

Mayakoba is often sighted as the ‘luxury Riviera Maya’ and rightfully so – this diverse destination of pristine waters and ecological formation is not only sanctuary to over 200 species of bird-life but the residence of ultra-luxe Rosewood, Banyan Tree, and Fairmont resorts. Residents seeking tranquility, cultural infusion with a heightened journey of wellbeing are in luck. The resorts of Mayakoba are not uncommon to A-listers, business tycoons, and wellness seekers.

So, with this passionate obsession of mine to learn more of Mayakoba and its triumphal intertwining of geography, conservation, and resorts, a visit would now be in order. I was provided a tour of the estate by none other than Mayakoba’s Magazine editor Liza Orozco with whom I could now satisfy this intense curiosity to dive into the way of life in paradise.

The day began over breakfast at the Banyan Tree’s Oriente restaurant with a specialty in Mexican and International cooking. I have always held the belief that food regardless of the day should be celebrated and it is nothing short of a celebration when done at the Banyan Tree Mayakoba Orient’s restaurant. The food array was creative, sumptuous and with a sophisticated flare. Rich flavours teased the taste buds and vibrant culinary colours in a fluidity of presentation invited appetites to fresh tropical fruit, hot plates, and healthy greens.

The people were much a part of the experience as the food itself. The staff were beyond polite and not for a moment made me want for a thing. It was a tailored experience that felt effortless.

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