Saffron is Banyan Tree's signature restaurant, where guests can dine on authentic Thai cuisine while enjoying an unparalleled view


In order to provide the most authentic Thai cuisine available, Saffron employs chefs straight from Thailand.

Saffron offers Thai cooking that's so delightful some of the folks who stop by for a good meal aren't ashamed to stop by again...and again. Beautiful and quality meals are a plated here, as this restaurant is an upscale establishment with fine dining standards. When is this restaurant option on the table? They're open during dinner only, so plan ahead to catch their brief service.


Saffron overlooks the lobby of Banyan Tree to one side, and the sea to the other. Three decks sit on the water, offering a view of the mangroves, a peaceful and romantic setting.


This restaurant is part of Banyan Tree Mayakoba, which is located in the Riviera Maya, in Quintana Roo; it is 4.0 miles to the northeast of Playa del Carmen.

Travelers looking to combine their visit to the restaurant with some nice sightseeing possibilities should enjoy heading to Crococun Zoo. Keep in mind that if you plan to visit, using the taxi service or having a rental car might be necessary, as it's 16.6 miles to the northeast.

Visitors to the area should be able to find a couple of beaches and golf courses in the area, for instance, El Camaleon Mayakoba and El Faro. The latter option is the closest place to visit the beach, and makes its home in the same area as Saffron.

Nearby Restaurants

Having a selection of places where you can dine is certainly something you want to take advantage of during a relaxing holiday. It's fortunate therefore that this neighborhood of Mexico features a long list of local dining options that satisfy guests with everything from tame to unusual food. If Saffron is too crowded on your visit, you might get a craving for the International food at Ixchel, which isn't very far away.

Credit Cards and Other Info

Saffron accepts major credit cards.

Contact Info

Location: Carretera Federal, the Riviera Maya, Mexico

Phone: (984) 877-3688

Secondary Phone: (984) 877-3689




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