Hotels in Mexico
Custom built in 2001, the Hotel Secreto is not signposted, yet it is one of the best-known accommodations on the five-mile-long Isla Mujeres.
This 35-room sanctuary in the heart of Polanco is marked by rich Yabu Pushelberg–designed interiors and thoughtful touches—a full-length three-way mirror; coffee that arrives minutes after your wake-up call.
The brand has slipped out of its swinging ‘70s threads into something a little more family-friendly. Guests can practice yoga in a beachside palapa, lounge on a daybed next to the pool, sail, snorkel, or sea-kayak in the Pacific.
A 1529 conquistador's mansion turned ultra-luxe hotel.
Recommended by Zachary Rabinor, one of T+L's 2010 A-List travel agents.
American expat David Sterling teaches cocina yucateca, one of Mexico’s great regional cuisines. Daylong workshops start at the Lucas de Gálvez market to look for Maya staples such as chaya, beans, achiote, and epazote.
This 247-room all-inclusive is a great option for family travelers.
Magenta sofas and textured wall patterns add a playful touch to the 62 sleek, white rooms.
This isn’t your typical concrete Cancún monstrosity. It’s a boutique inn of just 29 rooms—all junior suites or suites—overlooking a private beach in the center of Cancún’s shopping district.
The winning Mandarin formula—exemplary service, forward-reaching design, a first-rate spa—has taken root in a pristine Mexican coastal environment. Acres of mangrove forest, including an on-site cenote, surround a lovely—albeit small—stretch of powdery sand.
Waterfront views and a Swiss-Italian restaurant on a 4-mile island off Cancún.
Room to Book: All rooms have terraces and hot tubs; spacious Junior Suite Deluxe accommodations have outstanding views of the Caribbean.