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A spectacularly designed pool, especially one with a beautiful view, can be the highlight of any vacation. While in Mexico, you might be on a white sandy beach, but many of the resorts and hotels feature gorgeous pools to lounge around and enjoy refreshing, memorable dips. Whether you’re planning a visit to Cabo, Puerto Vallarta, or the Yucatan Peninsula, if you want to spend lots of time at the pool, you’ll want to book one of these properties.
Located in the hotel zone between Los Cabos and San Jose del Cabo, the two towns that make up Cabo San Lucas, Hyatt Ziva is a top-rated all-inclusive resort that offers four beautiful pools, including a vast free-form main pool that leads to a beachfront infinity pool with hot tubs. There’s an adults-only pool with a swim-up bar and a large kids’ pool with waterslides and a jungle gym. It’s a great choice for families and couples seeking quiet time for romance, with plenty of dining options, including everything from Spanish tapas and a sushi bar to fine-dining French cuisine, and traditional beach grills.
One of the best resorts in Mexico, guests of the Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita enjoy an oasis with white sandy beaches and turquoise water when booking the property’s luxe accommodation. That includes casita-style guestrooms, well-appointed private villas, and beach homes. It also hosts the gorgeous free-form Nuna infinity-edge pool and the Tamai pool along with a bar devoted to mezcal that recently made its debut for enjoying mezcal-forward cocktails designed by a celebrated mixologist.
The most luxurious adult-only all-inclusive in Cancun, Le Blanc Spa Resort sits on a pristine white sandy beach in the center of the Hotel Zone. It offers three spectacular free-form pools, including one right along the beach, while two have swim-up bars. It’s renowned for its exceptional service, including butlers who will unpack your clothes for you. There’s an indulgent spa with free access to the hydrotherapy area, while rooms include many extras like two-person whirlpool tubs, in-room aromatherapy, special bath preparations, and a pillow menu. Most come with a lagoon or ocean view.
A popular resort in Puerto Vallarta, Hotel Mousai is nestled in a tropical mountainside along a coastal road. The most exclusive hotel in the Garza Blanca Preserve, it boasts panoramic views of Banderas Bay and the Sierra Madre Mountain, along with a breathtaking infinity pool with the turquoise water seeming to blend into the bay. An adult-only property, it offers both standard rates and all-inclusive packages with just 73 suites for a more intimate stay. Even its lowest-end rooms have furnished terraces with private plunge pools and hammocks that overlook the bay. Enjoy a massage, aromatherapy and hydrotherapy treatments, beauty services, plunge pools, and saunas at the spa, along with exceptional dining and drinking at the on-site restaurant and two bars. Guests also enjoy access to Garza Blanca with its pools, beach, and restaurants.
The Grand Velas Riviera Maya sits right on a long beach with white sands, only about five minutes from the downtown Playa del Carmen area. Enjoy golf, yoga, and complimentary kayaks, boogie boards, and snorkeling gear for fun in the sea, while three breathtaking pools complexes include bar service. There’s a fabulous spa with a menu of ancient healing rituals and the on-site restaurants serve mouthwatering chef-inspired fare. All rooms have outdoor spaces, some boasting plunge pools, and ocean views.
A stylish art-focused hotel, Casa Malca has two outdoor pools and one indoor pool, including one that sits alongside the beach, something hard to find in Tulum. The views are stunning, the service is exceptional, and the cocktails are refreshing. By walking down a set of blue-tiled steps in the pool, through a fountain and into an underground grotto, you’ll feel like you’ve entered nirvana. There are multiple restaurants on-site too, along with a beach club, free sunset yoga on the rooftop, and complimentary bicycles. The suites all include original works of art from the owner’s extensive private collection, handmade furnishings, and floor-to-ceiling windows with sea or garden views. Most feature balconies or terraces too.
One of the best resorts in Cancun, Zoetry Paraiso La Bonita is a luxurious secluded hotel that sits along a beautiful stretch of white sand. It includes a huge pool, plus the lavish spa offers treatments that are provided in custom-built saltwater pools. It’s all about blissful relaxation with sweeping jungle and sea views here. And, it’s an all-inclusive that actually includes everything unlike most, from room service to tips, food and drink, champagne, and even sunset catamaran rides. To top it off, the amazing oceanfront suites feel like you’re staying in your own private vacation home.
Located on a mile-long stretch of beach, the Rosewood Mayakoba is one of the most luxurious hotels in Mexico. The grounds are incredibly serene and there are six different pools, including three adult-only pools and a spectacular infinity pool that overlooks the sea and comes with a hot tub too. The Sense Spa has hot and cold plunge pools and a heated outdoor pool with rope hammocks and loungers on a private deck. It also offers saunas, steam rooms, and a wide range of treatments. Enjoy sunbathing on the beach with cushy loungers and umbrellas, or get active by taking advantage of complimentary watersports gear, including surfboards, Hobie Cats, and sea kayaks.
The Westin Lagunamar features a huge infinity-edge main pool with one of Cancun’s best swim-up bars, and there’s also a children’s pool with a waterslide along with whirlpool tubs for as many as 15 guests. Just beyond is an unspoiled white sand beach with umbrellas, palapas, and lounge chairs. Enjoy activities like sandcastle contests, campfires, and beach volleyball too. While there are on-site restaurants here, the villas come with kitchenettes or full kitchens so you’ll be able to make some of your own meals too.
Just steps from swimmable Medano Beach, Breathless offers stunning sea views and an infinity pool that will literally take your breath away. You’ll probably want to spend lots of time in and around it, but there’s also a luxe spa and a wealth of themed activities and events from tequila tastings and massage lessons to burlesque and fashion shows. Enjoy multiple on-site bars and restaurants like the VIP rooftop lounge and Barefoot Grill, or enjoy a romantic, private dinner for two right on the beach. All rooms feature terraces or balconies with sea views, minibars, flat-screen TVs, and free Wi-Fi.
When it comes to the “wow” factor, Cabo Azul Resort definitely delivers, complete with an over-the-top three-level infinity pool. It offers views across the beach and out to the dazzling Sea of Cortez. There’s also a swim-up bar and restaurant, while the spa is the perfect place to go for some decadent relaxation. Suites and villas all come with private patio terraces – the ocean view rooms are well worth the splurge.
Located along the tourist corridor that connects Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo, Chileno Bay offers tiered pools at its heart that seem to stretch endlessly, spanning over 1,300 feet down to the vibrant blue of the sea, equalling to about eight Olympic-sized pools overall. Whenever you’re in need of a drink or anything else, there will be something there ready to take care of it all for you. Guests can also enjoy treatments inspired by local traditions at the spa and all sorts of watersports. Rooms and suites have a dreamy indoor-outdoor ambiance, with one- to four-bedroom villas that all include full kitchens and most have their own private pool or Jacuzzi.
While many of Mexico’s resorts are on the coast, the Rosewood San Miguel de Allende is located in the colorful, colonial-style city of San Miguel that’s been drawing many visitors for its thriving food scene and its beauty. It offers a family pool for those with little ones while the bi-level main pool is especially enticing to lounge around and enjoy a swim. In the corner, there’s a hot tub for soaking too. The Luna Rooftop Tapas Bar offers a magnificent view over the city to enjoy with a drink and some tasty small bites, while the highly acclaimed 1826 Restaurant services mouthwatering Mexican dishes. Rooms feature handcrafted furnishings, wood-beamed ceilings, and local artwork along with terraces or balconies, soaking tubs, fireplaces, and flat-screen TVs.
The place to stay if you’re looking for luxury in Cozumel, the all-inclusive Presidente Intercontinental Cozumel is surrounded by one of the world’s largest coral reefs for top-notch snorkeling and includes a half-mile stunning white sands. The beachside infinity pool is ideal for unwinding in between trips spent snorkeling or diving the reef with expert instructors. There are multiple restaurants and a spa, while all of the spacious rooms come with terraces or balconies, flat-screen TVs, minibars, and free Wi-Fi.