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Boasting the world’s second-longest coral reef mixed with sun-kissed beaches and breathtaking ocean views, Riviera Maya in Mexico offers visitors a wealth of natural beauty and outdoor adventures to indulge in along its famous Caribbean coast. Add an abundance of fascinating Mayan history, rich culture and tradition, and fun-in-the-sun water-based activities, and you have the perfect formula for a top getaway destination in Mexico. Whether you want to scuba dive, explore the Mayan ruins, visit an eco-park or simply lounge by the pool with a cocktail, visitors will find a perfect place to relax and recharge at one of these popular resorts in Riviera Maya.
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A top beachfront resort in Mexico, Rosewood Mayakoba is situated on a picturesque stretch of sand. Boasting a peaceful ambiance that both couples and families might enjoy, here guests will discover spacious suites with contemporary decor and floor-to-ceiling windows, featuring plunge pools and modern amenities. The property has several pools to relax and refresh from a day of adventure, while an on-site spa offers guests pampering treatments in a handful of spa rooms and baths. Dine in one of the many on-site gourmet restaurants or treat yourself to 24-hour in-room service for a quiet dinner. Families are more than welcome here, as guests will find amenities that include a complimentary baby monitor, child-sized robes and an extensive children’s program to keep kids entertained during their stay.
A stunning resort that overlooks the sparkling Caribbean Sea, the Grand Residences Riviera Cancun offers guests a luxury tropical paradise away from the stresses of everyday life. This all-suite property boasts spacious rooms with balconies, and upgraded rooms featuring full-sized kitchens that are perfect for cooking your own meals. An on-site restaurant serves a mix of international and Mexican cuisine, while a convenient mini-market is available for grabbing snacks on the go. Guests can choose from the three of the resort’s spacious pools, including both an adults-only pool and a children’s pool, or they can head straight for the beach to dig their toes in the white powdery sand.
A popular all-inclusive resort in Mexico, Grand Velas Riviera Maya is nestled on 80 acres of lush mangroves. Here guests will be greeted with panoramic views of a postcard-worthy beach and turquoise waters in addition to suites that are spread across three different buildings, one that is for adults and two that are ideal for families. Known for its luxury amenities, the Grand Velas Riviera Maya spoils their guests with an 89,000-square-foot world-class spa with 40 treatment rooms and whirlpools, perfect for a day of indulgence. Guests can choose from a variety of on-site cuisine, including Mexican, Asian, French and Italian and can enjoy a cocktail from one of the eight lively bars. Spend your days by one of three pools, one with a pristine ocean view, or head to the tranquil white sand beach with personal loungers and cabanas.
The adults-only part of the larger Hard Rock Hotel complex, Heaven at the Hard Rock boasts rock-themed rooms that feature luxurious jetted tubs and balconies with ocean views. This expansive property has plenty to keep your Riviera Maya itinerary full with a variety of on-site eateries, two pools, a spa, a fitness center, and a nightclub with live DJs to keep you going throughout the night. On top of its already long list of services, this property also offers a unique man-made lagoon that faces the beach for guests to soak in the breathtaking views. A variety of water-based activities like snorkeling and diving are available in addition to the hotel’s abundance of live entertainment.
Ideal for those looking for a romantic escape, Secrets Maroma Beach Riviera Cancun is an adults-only all-inclusive resort on a private beach. Spacious suites include king-size four-poster beds and come with sitting areas, furnished balconies, and ocean views. Boasting an intimate ambiance, guests here will find a variety of pampering services to indulge in including a sprawling property with multiple pools and an infinity pool with an ocean view, perfect for finding a quiet spot to relax. The on-site spa provides a menu of lush treatments in private outdoor cabanas on the beach, while the hotel boasts an abundance of eateries to choose from including upscale restaurants, a buffet, and private romantic dinners on the beach.
A luxurious all-inclusive resort, Iberostar Grand Hotel Paraiso offers guests a chance to unwind and recharge. Set on a private beach on Riviera Maya, guests will find Baroque and Roman-inspired decor amongst a majestic lobby and ornate fixtures. Lush landscapes surround the property, as palm trees and exotic flora and fauna highlight the hotel’s buildings that are home to spacious rooms with private balconies. Guests will find upscale decor, separate sitting areas, and chaise lounges in their room, along with personalized minibars and jet tubs. The upgraded Presidential Suite also has a full-service kitchen with a hot tub and hammock on the private balcony. Guests are spoiled for choice with activities, as they can take advantage of the white-sand beach, on-site pool, long list of recreational sports, and golf course nearby. At the end of the day, couples can get a massage at the lush spa or catch a live show in the Vegas-style theater.
A boutique hotel located on a beautiful stretch of beach, Maroma, A Belmond Hotel, Riviera Maya is also nestled amongst a lush jungle preserve. Offering guests a chance to escape and de-stress, here you’ll find indulgent amenities such as daily yoga and a traditional temazcal sauna. You’ll discover this resort is perfect for lazy days spent poolside or in the ocean, where on-site restaurants are perfect for refueling. Perfect for couples and families alike, guests will find a pool exclusively for adults in addition to a family pool, while everyone in the family can climb the unique observation tower to get a 360 panoramic view of the luxury resort. An excellent choice for those who want to stay fit, the resort also boasts personal trainers, tennis courts, bike tours and walking paths.
*Hotel is currently closed due to renovations.