Mexico is a gorgeous, exciting, romantic country, with some of the best beaches in the world. From the wild waves of Puerto Escondido and Sayulita on the Pacific to the flat-calm turquoise waters of Playa del Carmen and Cancun, Mexico has unparalleled riches when it comes to a beach vacation.
As a result, the beachfront resorts in Mexico are world-class. From deluxe, boutique spots with less than ten rooms to vast luxury resorts with private beaches, there is an extraordinary range of options with something for everyone to enjoy.
So if you are planning to pack your bags for a tropical escape to Mexico, here are some of the best, most romantic, and most beautiful beachfront couples’ resorts in Mexico.
Hotel Esencia, Riviera Maya The Riviera Maya is the heart of Mexico’s beach resort offering. This gorgeous stretch of coastline in the state of Quintana Roo stretches from Cancun in the north to the Belize border and includes the party town of Playa del Carmen, the eco-adventure haven of Tulum, and the under-the-radar gem of Bacalar. Hotel Esencia is one of the Riviera Maya’s finest resorts, a luxury hotel surrounded by jungle on one side and the sparkling Caribbean on the other. It was once a private estate, and still retains a feeling of a luxurious home, with just 29 rooms spread across the property, overlooking a beautiful beach nestled in a secluded cove.
Secrets Maroma Beach Riviera Cancun, Riviera Maya
Secrets is hidden away in the exclusive Punta Maroma area of the Riviera Maya, midway between Cancun and Playa del Carmen. An adults-only all-inclusive resort, it boasts one of the best beaches in the region, as well as four gourmet restaurants. Six bars, a spa, and a fully-equipped fitness center, not to mention a plethora of swimming and plunge pools. There’s even a PADI Dive Center on-site, in case you want to explore the fascinating world below the waves!
Rosewood Mayakoba, Riviera Maya
An ultra-luxurious resort with a charming and atmospheric jungle setting, the Rosewood Mayakoba is located just outside of Playa del Carmen. Tucked away from the hustle and bustle of the city it is an oasis of calm, but it is also close enough to enjoy the delights of Playa if the mood takes you. The resort has 130 rooms and suites, all of which come with their own private plunge pool, as well as 24 larger villas that offer private swimming pools, a garden, and a butler service.
El Alquimista, Mazunte
For something a little more alternative, we head to the Pacific coast and the gorgeous beach of Mazunte in Oaxaca state. A calmer, less touristy destination, with a laid-back surf culture that makes it a charming place to explore, Mazunte still has its fair share of luxury accommodation. Pick of the bunch is El Alquimista, a gorgeous, secluded hotel located on top of the cliffs overlooking the beach. With just 6 rooms, it offers incredible privacy and an intimate experience, with a yoga deck, a small infinity pool, and a tiny spa.
Xinalani Retreat, Yelapa
Xinalani Retreat in Yelapa, Jalisco, is one of the most remote and exclusive beach resorts you are ever likely to find. Miles off the beaten track in the tiny town of Yelapa on the Pacific coast, Xinalani offers a yoga and surf retreat that will take you far away from your troubles and your cares. With 22 rooms it is intimate and quiet, and with an on-site restaurant, a private beach, a surf school, a yoga studio, and a bar, you really don’t need to leave the hotel if you don’t want to!
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