Whether it is the indisputable natural beauty of the country or its fabulous food, Mexico is without a doubt a place worth visiting. From Riviera Maya to Cancun, Mexico is the perfect choice for a summer holiday trip. Just imagine lying down on a private beach of a dream island, sipping famous Mexican wine and witnessing the region’s unique flora and fauna. If you’re looking for exactly that kind of vacation, beach resorts in Mexico are exactly what you will want. However, since there are so many of such delightful establishments sprinkled all over the country, we have prepared a list of Top 10 Best Beach Resorts in Mexico, to make it a little easier for you to pick the perfect one.
Mi Amor Colibri Boutique Hotel
Our first recommendation is probably aimed at tourists who are not afraid of spending a little extra to make their vacation unforgettable. The Mi Amor Colibri Boutique Hotel, located in Tulum, is a bit of an expensive choice, but definitely worth every dime. The hotel is a prime example of luxurious accommodation with gorgeous and comfortable bedrooms and magnificent views sprawling outside its windows. Not only are the rooms soundproofed, but are equipped with blackout curtains and private balconies, in case you want to relax in peace and tranquility, without anyone disturbing you. For your convenience, the resort takes care of airport transportation and has a spa, a pool, a bicycle rental, and even snorkeling classes organized for its visitors. The online reviewers often admire the hotel’s restaurant’s amazing quality of food, as well as the breathtaking sights surrounding it.
Cabo Azul Resort
Shifting to the sunny San Jose El Cabo, Cabo Azul Resort is a little more affordable than our previous recommendation, while still making the top of luxurious beach resorts in Mexico. The resort has a wide choice of rooms, allowing you to choose between a simple studio apartment and a more expensive one, two, or three-roomed villa. The resort also has a number of pools around its premises, allowing you to cool down and relax by the water without having to walk to the beach. However, if you want to lie down on warm sand by the Pacific Ocean, the resort will allow you just that. For those more active types, the resort has a fitness center with a gym, as well as its own spa if you want to relax after a long day of sightseeing. Moreover, the rooms are fitted with a kitchenette, which means you can save some money on food and prepare your own dishes!
Located on the dream island of Isla Mujeres, which itself is situated on the Caribbean Sea just five miles off the coast of Quintana Roo, Privilege Aluxes is a truly secluded resort with excellent location and friendly staff, often praised by the online reviewers. While the island of Isla Mujeres is quite small and resorts are usually placed quite some distance from the nearest shop, this resort is actually surrounded by local restaurants and stores of all kinds. Depending on your budget, you might want to choose the All-Inclusive option for the most comfortable experience, or pick the regular offer if you’re trying to limit your spendings. Take into consideration that the resort is adults-only, which is definitely a benefit if you’re traveling alone or with other adults only. If you are planning a family trip with kids, however, you may want to check out other family-friendly entries on our list.
If you still want to see the Isla Mujeres, but do not have the budget to afford one of the expensive luxurious resorts on the island itself, Excellence Playa Mujeres is the perfect choice. The resort is located on the coast of Cancun, just about a twenty-minute ride from the Cancun Airport. Since this location is just becoming a tourist-oriented area, there won’t be many tourists around and you will be able to enjoy your vacation without having to fight crowds for a spot on the beach. The resort boasts as much as seven swimming pools, in addition to the beach right beside it, and even a full-fledged golf course if you are a golfing enthusiast. Interestingly, the resort offers free breakfasts, which is a nice addition to the already amazing beach resort.
Secrets The Vine
If you always wanted to see the beating heart of Cancun, Secrets The Vine is an excellent choice. The resort has almost 500 rooms and suites, made in an elegant, modern style. The suites themselves are furnished with furniture made out of gorgeous teak wood, and are fitted with amazing Italian porcelain to finish the decor, mixing a chic design with contemporary flavors. With your room, you get access to a 24/7 room service, a flatscreen smart TV, a mini-bar filled with snacks and beverages (restocked daily), as well as free wi-fi access. Moreover, the resort features numerous private balconies with a breathtaking view of the Caribbean Sea. If you want to grab something to eat or have a relaxing drink, you do not have to look far, as the resort is equipped with six luxurious restaurants and six bars, all for your convenience.
Excellence Riviera Cancun
Placed in-between Cancun and Playa del Carmen, Excellence Riviera Cancun is prized among both locals and tourists alike when it comes to beach resorts in Mexico. Witness the pristine, white-sand beaches of the Mayan Riviera in this luxurious resort, located just ten minutes away from the Cancun Airport. Excellence stays true to their name and keeps the quality of their services top-notch, not only when it comes to their suites, but also the food they serve at eight gourmet restaurants and even the accommodations to the beach itself. The friendly staff at the resort speaks English well, so you do not have to worry about not being able to communicate properly. Make sure to catch some of the local gossip from the bartenders at one of the ten bars located within the premises of the resort.
The Westin Lagunamar Ocean Resort
There is nothing better than a luxurious beach resort located right on the sandy beach of Cancun. The Westin Lagunamar Ocean Resort features one and two-bedroom villas, all equipped with kitchens to make preparing your own meals much easier, allowing you to save some money on restaurant food. Moreover, the rooms are fitted with washers and dryers so you do not have to use the usually overpriced laundry service. If sunbathing on a white-sand beach and swimming in the warm sea is not enough for you, the resort also comes with a fitness center, a gym, a number of pools to choose from, as well as a private tennis court. Moreover, the resort is family-friendly, which means you can take your kids on their dream vacation, and has a babysitting service if you want a couple of hours of fun just to yourself!
Barcelo Maya Caribe
This gorgeous beach resort in Mexico is a great choice if you’re looking for a more affordable option for your trip. While not as over-the-top as some of the resorts in Cancun, Barcelo Maya Caribe, located in Puerto Aventuras, is very highly reviewed by not only tourists, but also locals. The resort’s spa is fitted with a very relaxing hydrotherapy circuit, which can be accessed if you buy the premium pass, which is around $30 a day. When it comes to food, the Barcelo is equipped with a number of food buffets with a variety of foods served each day. Furthermore, the resort has its own tennis court which you can use for the whole day. Have in mind, though, that if you want to play tennis after the sun has already set, you will have to pay another $20 for the lights to turn on. For an evening alternative, you can make use of the swim-up bar at the resort’s pool, which serves top-shelf liquors and exotic cocktails.
Fiesta Americana Cancun Villa
Still want to visit the gorgeous Cancun but do not want to pay heaps of money for every single day of your stay? Pick Fiesta Americana Cancun Villas for a sophisticated, yet still a budget-friendly vacation. The warm water of the Caribbean Sea is just right for swimming, and the shore is shallow enough for even inexperienced swimmers to enjoy. The suites are clean and well-equipped and the staff is very frequently admired among reviewers for their friendliness and openness. Should the Mexican heat turn out to be too much for you, you can find refuge in one of the air-conditioned lounges around the resort. Moreover, feel free to visit with your kids, as the resort is family-friendly. Want to spend your vacation doing something more active than sunbathing? Take an aerobics class with professional instructors!
Live Aqua Beach Resort Cancun
If you want the absolute best of what Cancun has to offer, Live Aqua Beach Resort Cancun might be just what you’re looking for. With eight infinity pools and tons of activities, such as a fitness center, diving lessons, hot tubs, saunas, and spa service, there is definitely plenty to do at this exclusive resort. In the evenings, the resort frequently hosts nightclub parties with DJs and exotic drinks, which can also be accessed in the day at one of the resort’s lounges. If you need to do some shopping, Live Aqua Cancun is located just across the street from La Isla Shopping Mall, which should have everything you may need during your stay. The resort is located only a 10-minute drive from the airport and takes care of transportation, but we recommend taking a walk to see everything Cancun has to offer.