Mexico: Top Luxury Hotels for Your Mayan Riviera Vacation

Get inspired and plan an unforgettable holiday break at one of our selected Mayan Riviera luxury hotels.

If you’ve been thinking of taking some time off, make the paradisiacal shores of the Mexican Caribbean your first choice destination. It’s always a good idea to consider spending a Mayan Riviera vacation relaxing on white sand beaches surrounded by turquoise waters — and coveted by locals and visitors alike.

So pack your bags and discover one of Mexico’s most beautiful treasures. Read on to find out which exclusive accommodations offer the highest level of rest and relaxation.

Rosewood Mayakoba: Nature and Opulence in Perfect Harmony

If you love nature, spectacular Caribbean landscapes and value luxury experiences, the Rosewood Mayakoba Hotel, located near Playa del Carmen, offers the perfect holiday stay. Bring your camera and take some incredible shots of mangroves, the jungle and lagoons — all from the comfort of your room’s terrace.

This hotel’s combination of minimalist and sophisticated design in a natural setting is a work of architectural art that you’ll not want to miss. It features six outdoor pools and its own golf course. Despite being a large complex, you’ll get a sense of privacy and intimacy at every turn.

Although you can stay at the designer villas with lagoon views, we recommend you book one of the suites equipped with a private pool and unique views over lush landscapes. And best of all, you can reach these natural surroundings by boat or by golf cart.

Hotel Rosewood Mayakoba

Top rated
Playa del Carmen
10.0 Excellent (922 reviews)

Viceroy Riviera Maya: An Adults Only Resort in Playa Xcalacoco

Viceroy Riviera Maya is a luxury hideaway designed exclusively for adults and located on Xcalacoco Beach. This spacious stay is a great alternative for enjoying the Mexican Caribbean as a couple.

For a memorable time with your partner, check out the private beach, the swimming pool (complete with a well-stocked bar) and a private pier where you can dine and spend a romantic moment watching the moon’s reflection on the water.

To relax, we suggest visiting the beautiful Wayak Spa. Select one of several treatments based on traditional Mayan methods and enjoy a taste of ancestral rituals and ceremonies.

The best thing about this resort is staying in one of its 41 exclusive villas, where guests can enjoy a private plunge pool, sleep between Egyptian cotton sheets and relax to the smells of aromatherapy based on Mayan nature.

Viceroy Riviera Maya, a Luxury Villa Resort

Top rated
Playa del Carmen
9.3 Excellent (822 reviews)

Grand Velas: A Quality Assured Mayan Riviera Holiday Stay

The Grand Velas hotel is a fitting option for fans of large, all-inclusive beach resorts where travelers can find everything at their fingertips. Here, your only concern will be to relax and enjoy the Mexican Caribbean sunshine.

This sizable stay is divided into three zones: Zen, Ambassador and Grand Class. You’ll love spending the day at one of the pools offering bar service. If you go as a family, there are several scheduled kiddo-friendly activities available, including snorkeling and boogie boards. Alternately, take the little ones to the Kids’ Club – featuring games and an internet connection so that they’ll never get bored.

For relaxation, we recommend staying at the Zen Grand Suite, boasting a private plunge pool enveloped by the calm Mayan outdoors. If you enjoy striking views, stay at an Ocean Front Luxury Suite with its terrace overlooking the sandy beach, crystalline sea and an infinity pool – perfect for a sunrise viewing of the scenic landscape.

Grand Velas Riviera Maya - All Inclusive

Top rated
Playa del Carmen
9.7 Excellent (2185 reviews)

Excellence Cancun: A Great All-inclusive Option for Mayan Riviera Vacations in Puerto Morelos

Situated very close to Cancun in the town of Puerto Morelos, the Excellence Cancun Hotel is an all-inclusive resort with more than 400 rooms. This extravagant seaside getaway is surrounded by nature, so visitors can enjoy the Mayan Riviera to the fullest.

Prepare to swim in one of the hotel’s six pools and watch the sunset from the beach. If you prefer a slower pace, book one of the subline hydrotherapy treatments capped off with a relaxing head massage at the Milé Spa.

When it comes to meals, reserve a table at Basmati, a restaurant serving traditional Indian cuisine. We recommend trying their chicken tikka masala or vindaloo dish — a traditional recipe of lamb in curry accompanied by potatoes.

Discerning guests can opt for a stay at the two-story suite, featuring a rooftop terrace with a private plunge pool and astonishing views. To complete this exceptional stay, you’ll love the in-room selection of premium wines and spirits to savor at your leisure.

Excellence Riviera Cancun

Top rated
Puerto Morelos
9.4 Excellent (3129 reviews)

Secrets Maroma Beach: The Right Place for Romance

For those planning a romantic trip or looking to find the best accommodation for a honeymoon, we suggest you visit Secrets Maroma Beach. Situated near Playa del Carmen, the hotel is on a private beach (Playa Maroma) and is specially designed for enjoying intimate moments in good company.

You can discover the premises with your loved one and relax in any of the property’s twelve pools. In addition, you’ll have the opportunity to try delicious dishes from the seven onsite restaurants. We recommend Coco Café for breakfast – a place to sample select coffees from all over the world, accompanied with fresh seasonal fruits. For a cozy dinner, book a table at the Asian-style restaurant Himitsu and order the sashimi or mahi mahi in mushroom sauce — ideal for any special occasion!

Surprise your partner with a stay at the Honeymoon Ocean Front Suite, a luxurious room with ocean views, a private terrace and a whirlpool bath for those splendid sunset moments.

Secrets Maroma Beach Riviera Cancun - Adults Only - All Inclusive

Top rated
Punta Maroma
9.4 Excellent (3174 reviews)