Mexico is one of the most beautiful countries in the world with a diverse culture, amazing nature, rich history and vibrant society. The sunny country is also known for its beautiful white sand beaches and turquoise waters, making it a playground for Europeans and Americans alike during the winter months in the northern hemisphere. If you’re planning a trip to Mexico for your next beach vacation but don’t know where to stay, you’ve come to the right place. Here is a list of the top 10 best beach resorts in Mexico City.
1. Maroma, A Belmond Hotel, Riviera Maya
Nestled among 25 acres of protected forest on the Yucatan Peninsula and one of the Caribbean’s most pristine beaches, the hacienda-style Belmond Maroma Resort & Spa is a true retreat with a touch of Mayan charm. Lazy days can be spent by the pool, on the beach or in the flower gardens where parrots and butterflies nest. The lakeside restaurant serves delicious and fresh food, while the bar offers handcrafted tapas and rare wines. At the seaside resort, guests can explore some of Mexico’s greatest heritage sites, dive into mysterious underwater caves, or shop ’til fall in Cancun. Designed by renowned designer Tara Barnard, the resort is set to reopen in May 2023.
2. Viceroy Riviera Maya
When describing Viceroy Riviera Maya
Hotel website: Belmond Maroma Resort & Spa
Orientation. When booking through Virtuoso, you get VIP compliments (such as room upgrades, daily breakfast, early check-in, late check-out and a $200 credit per hotel stay).
Three words come to mind when describing Viceroyalty Riviera Maya: sexy, remote and sea. Located near Playa del Carmen in the thick Yucatan foliage, this eco-chic retreat offers just 41 thatched villas with plunge pools, outdoor showers, hammocks and plenty of room to get lost (the smallest villa is 1,000 square feet). … Accommodations are scattered throughout the countryside for the ultimate in privacy, and range from jungle to beach – though not far from the resort’s sands and private docks. The spa is inspired by tradition; the dishes are a combination of Mayan and Mediterranean traditions.
- Hotel website: Viceroy Riviera Maya
- Tip: get complimentary VIP perks when booking via virotuso(e.g. room upgrade, daily breakfast, early check-in, late check-out, and $100 USD resort credit).
3.CALA DE MAR RESORT & SPA IXTAPA, ZIHUATANEJO
Offering an enviable address in Zihuatanejo/Ixtapa, Cala de Mar Ixtapa Resort & Spa features 59 bedrooms with access to an outdoor terrace and a private plunge pool overlooking the ocean. Here, modern must-haves such as Wi-Fi and LCD TVs are combined with traditional Mexican influences; clay and handmade stone are combined with smooth marble and polished wood. Book a session at the 4,000-square-foot spa with outdoor treatment rooms and local herbal medicines. Then head to the private patio pool and watch the blue Pacific Ocean roll down to the rocks below.
Hotel website:Cala De Mar Resort & Spa Ixtapa, Zihuatanejo
Accolades: Cala de Mar Resort & Spa Ixtapa also features in my top 10 list of the world mosspectacular cliffside resorts
Tip: get complimentary VIP perks when booking via Virtouso (e.g. room upgrade, daily breakfast for two, early check-in, late check-out, and $100 USD resort credit).
4. BANYAN TREE MAYAKOBA, RIVIERA MAYA
Set in an exclusive gated community on the Riviera Maya, the Asian-inspired Banyan Tree Mayakoba has it all. Secluded villas and suites with private pools, creative dining options ranging from tapas cruises to hop-style dinners deep in the jungle, and an 18-hole golf course designed by Greg Norman, the region’s first PGA Tour course. In addition, the refreshing Banyan Tree Spa offers treatments ranging from Balinese massages to holistic hydrothermal treatments like Rainforest Delight.
- Hotel website: Banyan Tree Mayakoba,River Maya
- Tip: get complimentary VIP perks when booking via virtouso(room upgrade, daily breakfast, preferential green fees at the El Camaleon golf course, early check in, late check out, and resort credits ranging from USD $100 to USD $200 per villa, per stay – the resort credit amount varies depends on the villa categories).
- Review: read my review of Banyan Tree Mayakoba here
5. FOUR SEASONS PUNTA MITA, RIVIERA NAYARIT
Water sports enthusiasts will not believe their luck at the Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita. Featuring 177 rooms and 31 private villas, this beach resort is located in Bahia de Banderas, one of the largest natural bays in Mexico. Here, guests can discover the resort’s family programs and enjoy some of the best snorkeling, diving, deep-sea fishing, and whale watching on the planet. There’s plenty to do on the grounds, too: golfers can choose from two courses designed by Jack Nicklaus (Pacifico has the only natural grass on the island in the world). The resort also has ten restaurants and bars, three swimming pools, two beaches, spas, and additional fitness centers. Four Seasons recently opened an adults-only ultra-luxury campsite called Naviva®, Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita, located five minutes from the main resort.
- Hotel website: Four season punta mita
Tip: get complimentary VIP perks when booking via virtouso (e.g. room upgrade, daily breakfast, and $100 USD resort credit).
6. ONE&ONLY MANDARINA, PUERTO VALLARTA
One & Only Mandarina is seamlessly woven into the diverse, picturesque landscape of one of the last coastal rainforests in Mexico’s Nayarit Riviera. It is an active environment that invites adventure. Discover spacious, self-contained treehouses and villas nestled among emerald cliffs, a stone’s throw from palm-fringed sands, swimming beaches and vibrant meeting venues. Embark on limitless marine adventures, explore miles of nature trails and dive into the Mandarina Polo & Equestrian Club, a first-class recreational club for riders and spectators.
- Hotel website: One%only Mandarina
- Tip: get complimentary VIP perks when booking via virtouso (e.g. room upgrade, daily breakfast for two, early check-in, late check-out, and $150 USD resort credit)