Most of our Latin America real estate features are “state of the market” reports on places like Boquete or Antigua, but sometimes we’ll find a single development that redefines the market and is newsworthy on its own.

That’s the case with the luxury Banyan Tree Residences in the Riviera Maya region of Mexico. These are not villas that are defined by the number of tons of marble that went into them or even their views of the blue Caribbean. Instead their selling points are the softer factors that really define luxury: every detail thoroughly thought-out and unique from its competitors, on-site restaurants and lounges that are some of the best on the coast, and service that is so far above the norm that you feel you are a guest in one of the best hotels in the Americas.

That’s because when someone purchases a villa at this development, they are a guest at one of the best resorts in the Americas: Banyan Tree Mayakoba. See our rundown of this unique real estate development in Mexico.