Mexico

Hotels in Mexico

The Zen-like 71-suite "windows to paradise" has a muted Mex-Med vibe. Hand-carved cedar doors open into guestrooms with spacious living space, ocean vistas from virtually any corner, private infinity-edge pools, and—in some cases—rooftop balconies.

Spend the day snorkeling or hike to a waterfall at this intimate resort 45 minutes from Puerto Vallarta. Or ease into the hammock outside your palm-shaded, thatched-roof casita.

Popular with honeymooners, the adults-only Secrets Maroma Beach is the type of place made for active couples. Most of the 412 rooms have ocean views, and many swim-out suites have direct access to one of 12 pools straight from a private back patio.

Located just 25 minutes from the Cancun airport, Rancho Sak-Ol is a beachfront bed and breakfast. Known for antique furnishings, ocean views, and a relaxing atmosphere, in-room amenities include terraces with hammocks, open-air windows, and private baths.

Like many properties on the tip of the Baja peninsula, Secrets Marquis Los Cabos focuses on delivering stellar service. But here it translates to unique touches and amenities, such as welcome cocktails and a cool scented towel at check-in.

The boutique property is the latest venture from the hip Micha brothers, who were behind the popular Hotel Deseo, also in bustling Playa del Carmen. This 15-room hideaway, just a block from the beach, forgoes the Deseo’s streamlined aesthetic for a rougher, more industrial look.

Five hotels on a white-sand beach, plus more than 37,000 square feet of pools and water-park features.

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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.