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Hotels in Riviera Maya

There are countless places to stay along the Riviera Maya coastline. Riviera Maya hotels in Playa del Carmen and Cancun tend to be lavish barefoot affairs with excellent dining, spa treatments, and activities such as snorkeling; for more laid-back digs, head to Tulum. Most hotels in the Riviera Maya are all-inclusives, so be sure to read the fine print. Here, our shortlist of the best hotels in the Riviera Maya, all of which put you just steps from the area's hypnotic water.

  • The open-concept Hotel Hacienda Morelos is right on the shoreline, not far from the Crococun Zoo and Arrecife de Puerto Morelos National Park.
  • Villa Arqueologica Coba is in the style of a traditional hacienda and serves excellently prepared local ingredients at the on-site restaurant. 
  • Surrounded by a massive mangrove and jungle reserve, the Grand Velas is within walking distance of the shore.
  • The Viceroy, set between the beach and tropical forest, offers yoga classes on the beach and the on-site La Marea restaurant (tip: order the grouper with crab-bisque sauce).
  • Acanto Boutique

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
    Mexico’s Riviera Maya is known for its sprawling resorts, but the new, 27-room Acanto Boutique Hotel proves that low-key simplicity also has a plac... More
  • Amansala

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
    This eco-friendly boutique has 24 thatched-roof cabanas with thatched roofs and rustic designs that include East Asian hints such as Buddha statuet... More
  • Ana y José

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    Ana y Jose, named after its founding couple, has 24 spacious rooms placed throughout the lush property, which faces a quiet, white sand beach about... More
  • Azul Villa Carola

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar Dollar
    A 10,700-square-foot, six-bedroom former residence with its own outdoor pool, butler, chef, and a spectacular beachfront location. More
  • Bahía Príncipe Tulum

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
    Gran Bahia Principe Tulum is connected to four other resorts in the Riviera Maya area, and has tropical gardens and native fauna that are found in ... More
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    Banyan Tree Mayakoba Resort & Spa

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    The Banyan Tree, which opened in the lavish Mayakoba coastal development in March 2009, upped the opulence ante with 107 private stand-alone villas... More
  • Barceló Maya Beach Resort

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    Five hotels on a white-sand beach, plus more than 37,000 square feet of pools and water-park features. More
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    Belmond Maroma Resort & Spa

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar Dollar
    Set amid lush foliage between Cancún and Tulum, Maroma is one a clutch of standout hotels along a prime swath of Riviera Maya beachfront. There you... More
  • Casa de los Sueños

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar Dollar
    The infinity pool, meditation room, and thatched-roof palapas buildings give this small resort plenty of quiet, tropical touches. There are no tele... More
  • Casa Magna

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    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 de... More
  • Coqui Coqui Tulum, Papolchac Residence & Spa

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    Along a stretch of Mexico’s Mayan Riviera surf, the six-room resort resembles a whimsical sandcastle. Facing a freshwater lagoon, these pyramid-sty... More
  • Deseo Hotel + Lounge

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
    This boutique hotel, part of the Grupo Habita hospitality group, features a sea blue motif befitting its beachfront setting in Playa del Carmen. Th... More
  • Dreams Tulum Resort & Spa

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
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    Esencia

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar Dollar
    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 esta... More
  • Excellence Riviera Cancún

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar Dollar
    Situated on a sugary beach on Mexico's Riviera Maya coast, Excellence Riviera Cancun is styled after a classic Mediterranean resort: stucco, tile, ... More

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