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 cuisine tempting enough that some of their patrons just cant help coming back for more. Celebrating a special occasion? You'll appreciate that this restaurant is an upscale establishment with fine dining standards. This location serves food for dinner only, so make sure to plan your visit around the limited hours they are open.


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 a part of Banyan Tree Mayakoba, which can be found in the Riviera Maya, in Quintana Roo; it is four miles (six and a half kilometers) to the northeast of Playa del Carmen.

Those looking to merge their visit to the restaurant with some excellent sightseeing opportunities should consider checking out Ocean Research Facility. Do keep in mind, though, that if you're planning to visit, hiring a driver or having your own car may be necessary, as it's 16.4 miles to the northeast.

In the surrounding vicinity of the restaurant there are a few outdoor attractions, like El Camaleon Mayakoba and El Faro. El Faro is the most convenient spot to visit the beach, and is in the same general vicinity as Saffron.

Nearby Restaurants

The opportunity to try different kinds of food is never a bad thing during any well-deserved vacation. So, many are glad to learn this part of Mexico offers a wonderful selection of dining options that serve up everything from tame to unusual food. If you had a small meal at Saffron and plan on checking out other eateries, it could be time for International fare 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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