Cancún + The Riviera Maya

Hotels in Cancún + The Riviera Maya

This doyenne of Cancún luxury resorts is best known for the view it commands from every room: a 270-degree sweep of bay where the roiling Caribbean meets the placid Bahía de Mujeres.

The “essence” of Mexico’s Riviera Maya rests 20 minutes south of Playa del Carmen and takes the form of a beachfront boutique hotel on a quiet estate surrounded by palm trees, white sand, and azure waters.

Located inside an 80-acre mangrove and jungle reserve, the all-inclusive Grand Velas Riviera Maya has an exotic, faraway feel within easy drive of Playa del Carmen and other Riviera Maya hot spots.

Few hotels along Mexico’s Mayan Riviera are as private and intimate as Le Reve Hotel and Spa. This adults-only seaside escape (perfect for honeymoons or frustrated urbanites) features 25 luxury suites—some garden-facing, others with sea views.

Set amid lush foliage between Cancún and Tulum, Maroma is one a clutch of standout hotels along a prime swath of Riviera Maya beachfront.

The sunrise and sea inspired this boutique hotel unique yellow and blue color scheme, located in on the fringe of Playa's Centro district. Whereas some local properties play up Playa del Carmen’s Mayan roots, Mosquito Blue opted for luxury, regardless of provenance.

Among the most family-friendly resorts in the Hotel Zone, the CasaMagna Marriott Cancún has a well-organized kids’ club, an extensive stretch of beach, and a children’s menu at almost every restaurant.

A compound of three-story beach houses, Casa Magna was reputedly built by drug kingpin Pablo Escobar, and the outlaw couldn’t have chosen a more desirable location than the tiny Yucatán town of Tulum.

Suspended over a freshwater lagoon, the 18 suites are the perfect escape at Playa del Carmen’s most secluded resort.

This all-inclusive resort was created for couples only, and it quickly became a top choice for newlyweds visiting Cancun. With the Honeymoon Package, couples can enjoy a personal cake, bottle of champagne, and dinner for two as part of their Sun Palace experience.

The adults-only Live Aqua beach resort is known for sleek, contemporary design and luxury amenities like an array of gourmet, on-site dining options.

Like a Mediterranean mansion, this small, 39-room boutique hotel is a refined retreat amidst the energetic Cancun Hotel Zone.

The Omni Cancun offers all the expected amenities of a five-star hotel, but it’s the pool and Jacuzzi areas that make this all-inclusive resort truly special: zero-entry pools, a swim-up bar, an adults-only Jacuzzi beach bar, and jaw-dropping ocean views.

Situated in the secluded Playa Mujeres area, this small and luxurious boutique-style hotel allows you to escape and indulge with your significant other. The all-inclusive plan includes tropical drinks and innovative gourmet cuisine (Veracruz-style muscles; scallops over zucchini ragout).

Affordable accommodations in an incredible location draw Spring Breakers to this inexpensive hotel in the heart of all the action, right by Party Center.