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    Rosewood Mayakoba
    Playa del Carmen
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    • Free Parking

    • Free WiFi

    Rosewood Mayakoba fully immerses guests in the Riviera Maya's beauty through its architecture and design. Not only is it flanked by the region's famed crystalline sands and lush jungle, the resort is also constructed from local materials, such as Yucatan limestone and regional wood. Visitors especially praise the private terrace and heated plunge pool attached to each of the property's 129 suites. And the welcome tequila, daily restocked fruit bowl and personal butler service exemplify an above-par level of hospitality. The culinary offerings at Rosewood Mayakoba's six restaurants are another point of praise among recent guests. And, despite their high price tags, visitors say the unique treatments at Sense, A Rosewood Spa are well worth the indulgence. Once you're feeling relaxed, perfect your swing at the adjacent El Camaleón golf course or soak up your surroundings with a biking or snorkeling adventure. You'll find this Rosewood outpost just north of downtown Playa del Carmen, Mexico, in the Mayakoba resort complex.
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    NIZUC Resort & Spa
    Cancun
    $45 Nightly Resort Fee
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    $45 Nightly Resort Fee
    • Free Parking

    • Free WiFi

    At NIZUC Resort & Spa, guests can expect seclusion and luxury on all of this property's 29 acres. Situated on the south end of Cancun, Mexico's Hotel Zone in Punta Nizuc, this resort offers spectacular views of the Caribbean Sea and prime snorkeling along the Mesoamerican Reef. The 274 villas and suites all feature Nespresso coffee makers, along with minibars and private balconies or terraces with garden or ocean views. Private Pool Villas even feature infinity pools with waterfalls. Sun-seekers can drop the children off at Winik's Kids Club for activities like cooking lessons and ceramic painting before heading to the resort's two private beaches or five pools. The relaxing vibes continue at the ESPA-affiliated spa, which offers Mayan-influenced treatments. But what really stands out at this Preferred-affiliated resort is the food. You can choose from six restaurants that serve gourmet cuisine, but if you're looking for a memorable experience, consider reserving a night at the chef's table or arranging a private dinner on the beach. From the delectable cuisine to the private atmosphere, recent visitors couldn't be more complimentary of the hotel, describing the overall experience as simply incredible. However, some lament the daily $45 resort fee. If you're a member of the I Prefer Hotel Rewards program, you can cash in accrued points for free night certificates to cover the cost of your accommodation.
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    Grand Velas Riviera Maya
    Playa del Carmen
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    • Free Breakfast

    • Free Parking

    • Free WiFi

    This 85-acre, all-inclusive property approximately 5 miles northeast of central Playa del Carmen, Mexico, garners rave reviews from its guests. The accommodations impress with whirlpool tubs, 42-inch plasma-screen TVs and at least 1,100 square feet of space. Meanwhile, guests consistently praise the resort's excellent customer service, its gourmet cuisine and its revitalizing spa services. During your stay, you can sign up for invigorating treatments like the Mayan Jade Facial or the Coffee & Cocoa Experience. If you're more interested in staying active, consider breaking a sweat in the fitness center, signing up for a free fitness class or borrowing complimentary kayaks and boogie boards at the beach. The all-inclusive rates also cover meals at the property's eight restaurants and other privileges, such as kids and teens club activities, 24-hour concierge services and drinks. Plus, the hotel is part of the Preferred hotel group, so members of the I Prefer Hotel Rewards program can earn points and use free night certificates here.
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    Le Blanc Spa Resort
    Cancun
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    • Free Breakfast

    • Free Parking

    • Free WiFi

    An adults-only, all-inclusive resort in the northern part of Cancun, Mexico's Hotel Zone, Le Blanc Spa Resort exudes a modern feel with its sleek architecture and neutral-toned color palette. Each of Le Blanc's suites features a coffee maker, a stocked minibar, an LED TV, BVLGARI toiletries, butler service and a liquor cabinet. When booking your room, be sure to request a higher floor and an ocean-facing suite – according to recent visitors, the splurge affords spectacular views and extra quiet that are well worth the nightly rate. If you can tear yourself away from your digs, check out the links on the nearby Moon Palace Cancun's Jack Nicklaus Signature course. Or perhaps you're better suited to a day at BlancSpa, where you can indulge in a massage or a hydrotherapy session. You can also catch some rays by one of three pools or claim a spot on the beach. When hunger sets in, take your pick of Le Blanc's four restaurants or relax in your accommodations and order room service (available 24 hours a day).
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    Banyan Tree Mayakoba
    Playa del Carmen
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    • Free Parking

    • Free WiFi

    Situated about 30 miles southeast of Cancun International Airport on a secluded perch along Playa del Carmen, Mexico's northern coast, the Asian-inspired Banyan Tree Mayakoba offers vacationers easy access to the Riviera Maya's maze of mangrove forests, freshwater lagoons and, of course, the second-largest coral reef system in the world. Apart from communing with nature, guests can unwind in their villas, which feature Mayan-inspired decor, floor-to-ceiling windows and private pools and sun decks. If you're not one to stay cooped up, Banyan Tree Mayakoba also features a bevy of facilities, including The Shack Beach Club, pools and a spa that pampers with signature treatments like The Rainforest hydrothermal therapy session. The resort's numerous dining facilities also earn praise, but for an unforgettable meal, book a seat aboard the romantic Ixchel dinner boat, which cruises through the scenic Mayakoba lagoon.
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    Fairmont Mayakoba, Riviera Maya
    Playa del Carmen
    $25 Nightly Resort Fee
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    $25 Nightly Resort Fee
    • Free Parking

    Sandwiched between the Asian-influenced Banyan Tree Mayakoba and the sensual Rosewood Mayakoba, this member of the AccorHotels family upholds its brand's standards along this luxurious stretch of sand just northeast of Playa del Carmen, Mexico. The property houses 401 guest rooms and suites, all of which come outfitted with tropical-inspired decor, soaking tubs, LCD televisions and Wi-Fi access (which the daily $25 resort fee covers). Nestled within 240 acres of tropical forest, the resort also sits next to the El Camaleón golf course. Additionally, the property features the 37,000-square-foot Willow Stream Spa, as well as six eateries, multiple pool bars and a gourmet market. And if you're traveling with children, take them to the Discovery Club & Adventure Camp (for ages 5 to 11), where they can spend their days making piñatas or origami souvenirs. To make the most of your stay at this Fairmont outpost, consider booking one of the resort's promotional packages. But be careful: Some guests warn that the property's high food and drink prices can quickly raise your final bill. To help cut costs, use accrued AccorHotels loyalty program points to pay for your room.
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    Viceroy Riviera Maya
    Playa del Carmen
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    • Free Parking

    • Free WiFi

    Consistently lauded by travel experts, this stylish member of the Viceroy Resorts clan has a long-standing reputation to uphold. And aside from a few complaints about high room rates, Viceroy Riviera Maya also wins the hearts of its guests. Surrounded by white sands and verdant jungle – just north of downtown Playa del Carmen, Mexico – this intimate resort encompasses 41 villas designed to mirror the Riviera Maya's impressive landscape. Accommodations are appointed with private plunge pools, outdoor rain showers and hammocks, plus creature comforts like Bose radios, free Wi-Fi access and satellite TVs with DVD players. Recent guests recommend dining alfresco at Coral Restaurant + Bar, which pairs seaside scenery with enticing traditional small bites. But past patrons assure you won't be disappointed with a meal at La Marea, which offers a sophisticated setting and flavorful Mexican dishes. And though the therapeutic massages and revitalizing body treatments at the WAYAK spa come attached to steep price tags, past guests assure the services are well worth the extra cost.
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    Excellence Playa Mujeres
    Playa Mujeres
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    Perched along the chalky white sands of the Playa Mujeres peninsula, this adults-only, all-inclusive Excellence outpost offers guests gorgeous surroundings. Suites are appointed with Jacuzzi tubs, flat-screen TVs, pillow menus, espresso coffee machines, stocked minibars and private balconies with a lounge bed that can fit two. But you shouldn't stay cooped up indoors. Outside, the seven swimming pools, seven bars and long stretches of sand offer ample opportunities for relaxation. As for dining, you'll have 12 venues to choose from, ranging from a variety of cusines from Indian to Italian and even Spanish. And for an extra dose of R&R, sign up for a replenishing treatment at the Miilé Spa. (Keep in mind, all spa treatments cost extra.) If you're craving some more activity, dance lessons, cooking classes and an introductory scuba diving lesson are all part of the all-inclusive rates. Plus, Cancun, Mexico, sits 8 miles south.
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    IBEROSTAR Grand Hotel Paraíso
    Riviera Maya
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    • Free WiFi

    Sharing real estate with its sister resorts, the IBEROSTAR Paraíso Lindo and the IBEROSTAR Paraíso Maya, the IBEROSTAR Grand Hotel Paraíso earns rave reviews from guests for its expansive stretch of sand, its gracious hospitality and its ample amenities. While staying at this all-inclusive hotel along the Riviera Maya coast (about 13 miles northeast of Playa del Carmen), you'll have access to three pools and an on-site P.B. Dye-designed golf course. You can indulge in a treatment at the 9,843-square-foot Paradise Beach Resort Spa or partake in a bevy of activities (including tennis, snorkeling and kayaking). In terms of lodging, IBEROSTAR Grand Hotel Paraíso houses 310 suites that are adorned in bright orange hues and equipped with Jacuzzis, minibars, cable TVs and private balconies. What's more, the resort's nightly room rates cover breakfast, lunch, dinner and drinks at its four a la carte restaurants, two buffets, snack joint and seven on-site bars (plus 24-hour room service). But for many guests, the best part about this IBEROSTAR's all-inclusive package is the complimentary butler service.
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    Beloved Playa Mujeres
    Playa Mujeres
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    • Free WiFi

    Situated 8 miles northeast of Cancun, Mexico, along the pearly white sands of Playa Mujeres, Beloved Playa Mujeres provides travelers with a relaxing Mayan Rivera retreat. Upon arrival, guests are greeted with a refreshing cocktail, a cool towel and the keys to their stylish accommodations, which are outfitted with private balconies, Jacuzzis, free Wi-Fi access, 42-inch flat-screen TVs and Nespresso machines. Luxury-seekers will want to book an appointment at the resort's 35,000-square-foot spa while golfers take a swing on the neighboring Greg Norman-designed fairways at the Playa Mujeres Golf Club. While the all-inclusive rates do not cover spa treatments and tee times, they do include use of three swimming pools and meals and libations at the four restaurants, six bars and lounge area. Active travelers can also take advantage of water sports equipment rentals and classes at the on-site fitness center. But even more than the ample facilities, previous visitors raved about the resort's friendly staff. One potential drawback, though, is the property's adults-only policy.
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    Secrets Maroma Beach Riviera Cancun
    Playa del Carmen
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    • Free WiFi

    At this adults-only AMResorts outpost (located 12 miles north of Playa del Carmen, Mexico), guests can enjoy Secrets' Unlimited-Luxury benefits, which include free Wi-Fi access, limitless meals at the resort's nine eateries, 24-hour concierge service and complimentary green fees at two nearby golf courses, not to mention access to nonmotorized water sports equipment. Meanwhile, each of this Secrets resort's 412 suites comes outfitted with a flat-screen TV, bathroom with jetted tub, a separate sitting area and a furnished terrace or balcony. When you're not unwinding in your digs, head to the beach. Plus, the resort offers access to snorkeling, beach volleyball and even scuba (for an extra fee). If you're not in the mood for enjoying some sand and surf, you'll still find plenty of places to unwind around the resort's two massive pools. For an extra dose of pampering, book an appointment at the 13,000-square-foot Secrets Spa by Pevonia. Though spa services cost extra, past visitors say the massages and body treatments, which include everything from Swedish massages to seaweed wraps, are well worth the price.
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    Live Aqua Beach Resort Cancún
    Cancun
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    • Free Breakfast

    • Free Parking

    • Free WiFi

    Live Aqua Beach Resort Cancún invites you to "Be Yourself" at its adults-only, all-inclusive resort situated in the middle of Cancun, Mexico's Hotel Zone. And it certainly does not lack personalized touches. For sensitive swimmers, Live Aqua's seven pools, including infinity and lap pools, come in varying temperatures, so one of them is sure to be just right. You'll also have access to the beach, where you can post up in a private cabana. And as far as dining goes, you'll have your pick of two bars, a coffee shop and eight restaurants, which serve everything from Mediterranean fare to traditional Mexican cuisine. When you're ready to turn in for the evening, you'll find a minibar, a flat-screen TV and a spacious bathtub and shower in your room or suite. Another bonus: Previous guests said the vistas overlooking the Caribbean Sea from the ocean-facing rooms are impressive. Past visitors also praised the gracious resort staff, who they said went above and beyond to cater to guests' needs.
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    El Dorado Maroma
    Punta Maroma
    4.5-star Hotel Class
    4.5-star Hotel Class
    For travelers who enjoy the atmosphere and versatile amenities that all-inclusive resorts offer without the throng of vacationers and maze-like layout, El Dorado Maroma in Punta Maroma, Mexico (a coastal area about 10 miles northwest of Playa del Carmen) may be the perfect getaway. Each of the resort's 98 suites, bungalows and villas faces the teal waters of Maroma Beach or the property's tropical gardens and boasts neutral hues or bright Caribbean decor, a satellite TV, a minibar and a spacious balcony or terrace. Recent guests praised the well-appointed digs but warned that while El Dorado Maroma is technically a beachfront resort, the rooms aren't directly situated on the sandy strip. But if you crave waterfront accommodations, consider booking one of the property's overwater bungalows, which feature glass-bottom floors, private infinity pools and large decks with outdoor showers and ocean access. No matter which accommodation you choose, you'll enjoy beach butler service, access to three freshwater pools and a fitness center, Spanish lessons, complimentary use of kayaks and snorkeling gear and limitless meals and beverages at the resort's six restaurants and five bars. Though travelers give kudos to the variety of gourmet menu items, some wish the food had more of a Mexican flare. And though the spa services aren't part of your all-inclusive package, guests say the soothing treatments and massages are well worth the splurge.
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    Playacar Palace
    Playa del Carmen
    4.5-star Hotel Class
    4.5-star Hotel Class
    • Free Breakfast

    • Free Parking

    • Free WiFi

    Located in the upscale Playacar neighborhood of southern Playa del Carmen, Mexico, Playacar Palace earns rave reviews from past guests for its quality customer service. Many travelers credit the all-inclusive resort's friendly employees with making Playacar Palace feel truly palatial. The 201 guest rooms and suites feature Smart TVs, complimentary Wi-Fi access, liquor cabinets, and, in some cases, personal Jacuzzi tubs. But travelers don't need to spend much time in their rooms: Playacar Palace cozies up to an expansive stretch of Riviera Maya shoreline and tempts guests out of their abodes with a large pool, three restaurants and soothing spa treatments at the Awe Spa.
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    Andaz Mayakoba Resort Riviera Maya
    Playa del Carmen
    15% of room rate Nightly Resort Fee
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    15% of room rate Nightly Resort Fee
    • Free WiFi

    The Andaz Mayakoba Resort Riviera Maya, which sits 6 miles northeast of Playa del Carmen, Mexico, appeals to travelers who are looking for a luxury resort that still retains some of the Riviera Maya's unique culture. Guests at this beachfront property praise the excellent food and friendly staff, as well as the clean and well-appointed rooms. Inspired by the surrounding environment, each space features a beige and white color palette and amenities like Wi-Fi access (which the $10.95 daily resort fee covers), a Nespresso coffee maker and a walk-in rain shower. To avoid wearing your feet out while walking between your room and Andaz Mayakoba's facilities, travelers suggest taking advantage of the resort's free bikes and golf cart shuttles. Visitors also recommend exploring this Hyatt outpost's nature trails, which weave through and around the property's gardens, mangroves and lagoon. Other available amenities include an 18-hole golf course, a kids club, two pools, a spa and the Inspiring Curator Program (or Mexico-inspired activities like cave excursions and guacamole-making classes). What's more, the resort offers four restaurants that serve Mexican and Latin American dishes, and World of Hyatt members can earn and redeem points during their stays.
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    Grand Fiesta Americana Coral Beach Cancun
    Cancun
    $25 Nightly Resort Fee
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    $25 Nightly Resort Fee
    • Free Parking

    • Free WiFi

    Situated less than 5 miles north of its sister property, Fiesta Americana Condesa Cancun, this Preferred-affiliated resort boasts all of the alluring amenities of its southern sibling with an extra touch of luxury. It may look like an older property from the outside, but each of this resort's 602 suites offers expansive views overlooking the Caribbean Sea, as well as a terrace and a private sitting area. The relaxing atmosphere extends into the 40,000-square-foot Gem Spa, where you can enjoy a hydrotherapy treatment or a soak in the Sensations Pool. If it's sunshine you seek, head to the resort's lagoon-inspired pool or its palapa-studded beach, which hugs Caribbean waters and offers vistas of Isla Mujeras. Even dining at Grand Fiesta Americana Coral Beach Cancun is an elegant affair; guests are consistently wowed by the French-Mediterranean cuisine served at Le Basilic, as well as the hand-rolled cigars and Mexican fare found at La Joya (along with the resort's four other restaurants and bars). Kids can also join in the fun with supervised activities at the Coral KidZ Club. Keep in mind, a $25 daily resort fee applies.To cut costs, members of the I Prefer Hotel Rewards program can pay for stays with free night certificates.
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    Grand Residences Riviera Cancun
    Puerto Morelos
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    • Free Parking

    • Free WiFi

    Ideal for families, this resort in the Riviera Maya earns kudos for its spacious suites, caring staff and multiple pools. You'll have your pick of one- to four-bedroom suites, each equipped with either a kitchenette or full kitchen, a terrace, a flat-screen TV and free Wi-Fi access. In addition to the accommodations, the resort's roster of activities and facilities also impressed guests. When you're not soaking up the sun at the pool or the beach, indulge in a treatment at the spa, get a workout in at the gym or make use of the resort's nonmotorized water sports equipment, tennis courts and bicycles. Aside from the ample amenities, the kids club also impressed lodgers with its variety of supervised activities, including treasure hunts, face painting and air hockey. The property offers two restaurants and an on-site beach bar and grill. The hotel also offers a lobby cafe and bar and a pool bar, plus a small grocery store. Keep in mind, Leaders Club members can earn or redeem perks here. You'll find the Grand Residences Riviera Cancun about 2 miles south of Puerto Morelos, and about halfway between Cancun and Playa del Carmen.
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    TRS Yucatan by Palladium
    Akumal
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    • Free WiFi

    TRS Yucatan by Palladium is located within the Grand Palladium Resorts of the Mayan Riviera and offers an all-inclusive, adults-only respite for travelers who want luxury and seclusion during their stay in Playa del Carmen, Mexico. Guests have access to all of the amenities at the neighboring Grand Palladium Resorts, but with a few more exclusive perks. These extra amenities include a private pool, a private buffet restaurant and two secluded bars, butler service and a VIP beach area with loungers and waiter service. What's more, lodgers are free to use the resort complex's 26 bars, nine a la carte restaurants, five buffet-style eateries, eight pools and a spa and wellness center, among a bevy of other amenities. Aside from the variety of facilities on-site, past lodgers were also impressed with the resort's accommodations. All of the property's 130 suites feature Nespresso coffee makers; a minibar with drinks and snacks refilled daily; and a terrace with a two-person Jacuzzi. And because the hotel is connected to neighboring Grand Palladium Resorts, there's no shortage of activities, including daily and nightly entertainment, nonmotorized water sports equipment and fitness facilities. The only gripe among reviewers? Because the complex is so large, you should be prepared to do a lot of walking.
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    Iberostar Selection Paraíso Maya
    Playa Paraiso
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    For beach access, an abundance of amenities and proximity to bustling Playa del Carmen, stay at Iberostar Selection Paraíso Maya in Punta Maroma, Mexico. This GRUPO IBEROSTAR outpost sits less than 14 miles northeast of the famous nightlife destination. At this all-inclusive property, you'll find Mexico-inspired touches like a lobby bar with a replica Chichén Itzá pyramid and a lazy river surrounded by lush vegetation. You can also take a dip in one of eight pools, including a wave pool and a pool with waterslides. If you're traveling with little ones, drop them off at the supervised Star Camp for age-appropriate activities (which your all-inclusive room rate covers) while you tee off at the golf course or unwind with a treatment at the spa (charges apply). When you work up an appetite, grab a bite to eat in one of six on-site restaurants, two of which are buffets. Then, enjoy an evening of dancing at the Galaxy Nightclub or relax in your suite. Past guests loved the spacious accommodations – which offer minibars, free Wi-Fi access and outdoor spaces – although a few suggested light sleepers ask for a suite on a higher floor and away from the main pool to avoid excessive noise.
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    Secrets The Vine Cancun
    Cancun
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    • Free Breakfast

    • Free Parking

    • Free WiFi

    Secrets The Vine Cancun, an adults-only property, entices visitors with its impeccable grounds and stylish decor. Each of its 497 guest rooms and suites features a 42-inch satellite TV, a teak-furnished balcony, a tablet for ordering room service and making reservations, a Nespresso machine and a stocked minibar. And when you're ready to step outside your digs, you can grab a bite to eat at one of the seven gourmet eateries (or the 24-hour coffee shop), all of which the brand's Unlimited-Luxury all-inclusive room rates cover. Travelers especially praise the resort's versatile culinary offerings and entertainment options, which include everything from yoga to dance lessons to mixology classes. Plus, Unlimited-Luxury also grants guests access to top-shelf liquor (served chairside on the beach or at the pool if you wish), as well as other amenities like free wireless internet access and complimentary green fees at the nearby Playa Mujeres Golf Club. Secrets The Vine Cancun is located in the mid-section of Cancun, Mexico's Hotel Zone, about 10 miles northeast of Cancun International Airport.
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    Excellence Riviera Cancun
    Puerto Morelos
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    • Free WiFi

    Sandwiched between the Dreams Riviera Cancun Resort & Spa and the Now Sapphire Riviera Cancun, this Excellence resort faces steep competition. But recent visitors say the adults-only resort rises to the challenge, providing superior customer service and a variety of premium amenities. What's more, you can take advantage of the Excellence Riviera Cancun's offerings without paying more than your nightly room rate. Recent visitors praise the resort's suites, which come appointed with extras like whirlpool bathtubs, flat-screen TVs, free wireless Internet and private balconies or patios. But you likely won't be spending much time indoors: The Excellence Riviera Cancun invites you to take advantage of its six pools – one of which is handicapped-accessible – and powdery sands. The resort also features tennis and volleyball courts, and for those in need of a little extra R&R, the Miilé Spa provides a variety of soothing treatments (at an extra cost). You can also enjoy meals at 11 restaurants and drinks at 10 bars and lounges. You'll find this resort in Puerto Morelos, about 23 miles south of Cancun.
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    Valentin Imperial Riviera Maya
    Playa del Carmen
    4.5-star Hotel Class
    4.5-star Hotel Class
    • Free WiFi

    If you value a resort's pool as much as its location and service, then Playa del Carmen, Mexico's Valentin Imperial Riviera Maya won't disappoint: This adults-only, all-inclusive property boasts one of the largest swimming pools in Mexico. However, the pool's mammoth size also means it's pretty popular with guests. In fact, recent visitors suggest setting a morning alarm to reserve your lounge chair, as the most coveted poolside and beachside seats are occupied by mid-morning. Think they're exaggerating? Take one look at the chalky sands of the adjacent Playa Del Secreto (The Secret Beach) and you'll see why lodgers forgo the extra sleep. If you can't stake out a primo spot, head to the spa for more secluded relaxation and enjoy facials, massages and body treatments. After a healthy dose of pampering, soak up the Caribbean Sea or pool views from your private furnished balcony or terrace. Accommodations also come equipped with free Wi-Fi access, stocked minibars, flat-screen TVs and marble bathrooms with separate showers and bathtubs. And if all the relaxation leaves you feeling famished, enjoy unlimited meals and drinks at one of seven on-site restaurants, which offer a range of international cuisines. Travelers especially recommend L'Olivo, the Italian-American eatery, and Ginger, a teppanyaki spot that dishes up Japanese-inspired dishes. An additional dining venue, The Corner, is also available, but keep in mind that charges apply for meals here.
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    Zoëtry Paraiso de la Bonita Riviera Maya
    Puerto Morelos
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    • Free WiFi

    What sets Zoëtry Paraiso de la Bonita Riviera Maya apart from the other AMResorts hotels in the area (including Now Jade, Now Sapphire and Secrets Silversands) is its boutique feel. And travelers say that the intimate ambiance of this resort allows Zoëtry Paraiso's staff members to cater to all guests. Another bonus: this resort offers travelers a hassle-free, all-inclusive experience through its Endless Privileges program. The rate covers your stay in one of the resort's oceanfront suites, which are all outfitted with private terraces, aromatherapy pillows and BVLGARI bath products. You'll also receive a complimentary bottle of sparkling wine and a fruit basket every day of your stay, as well as unlimited meals and drinks at Zoëtry Paraiso's four dining spots, including La Canoa Restaurant, a AAA Four Diamond Award-winning restaurant that dishes up zesty bites, such as octopus carpaccio and lobster ravioli. Complimentary greens fees at the Grand Coral Riviera Maya golf course and access to the Thalasso Center & Spa – with a complimentary treatment – are just some of the exclusive Endless Privileges you'll have on the grounds. Zoëtry Paraiso also boasts freshwater and saltwater swimming pools and opportunities to kayak, windsurf and bike. For a truly lavish stay, book a suite at the exclusive Impression Club at Zoëtry Paraiso de la Bonita Riviera Maya, where you'll find even more privacy, a private beach and luxe amenities. The resort sits along Puerto Morelos' coast, just 21 miles south of Cancun. And as a member of the Leading Hotels of the World, this property participates in the Leaders Club rewards program.
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    Generations Riviera Maya
    Playa del Carmen
    4.5-star Hotel Class
    4.5-star Hotel Class
    • Free Breakfast

    • Free Parking

    • Free WiFi

    Generations Riviera Maya is an all-suite, all-inclusive resort that sits about halfway between Playa del Carmen and Cancun on the eastern coast of Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula. The beachfront resort offers 162 suites, all with large balconies or terraces. Some larger suites are equipped with swim-up balconies that connect to the infinity pool. Guests are complimentary of the spacious accommodations and also praise the customer service and variety of food found at the on-site restaurants. Generations Riviera Maya boasts five dining spots that serve Mexican, Caribbean, Indian, Asian and international cuisine, as well as several bars – one of which is a swim-up bar. The resort welcomes children, and the property's Eko Kids Club offers supervised games and enrichment activities for guests ages 4 to 12. Both kids and adults will enjoy the resort's infinity pool that stretches along the length of the property, as well as the Jacuzzis available in every suite. Although guests heap praise on the resort's pools and restaurants, some lament the property's small, rocky beach. Next to the resort are two of Karisma's other Riviera Maya properties, El Dorado Casitas Royale and El Dorado Royale, and guests ages 18 and older can use the facilities at both of these locations.
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    Royalton Riviera Cancun Resort & Spa
    Puerto Morelos
    4.5-star Hotel Class
    4.5-star Hotel Class
    • Free WiFi

    Located about 20 miles south of Cancun, in Benito Juárez, Mexico, the Royalton Riviera Cancun Resort & Spa has something to offer every type of traveler. While families will enjoy the on-site splash park and supervised kids and teens clubs, couples will appreciate the butler service provided to Diamond Club guests. Plus, with the resort's All-In Luxury guarantee, all guests at the all-inclusive resort can expect perks like unlimited reservations and free dining and drinks.  Visitors also enjoy access to complimentary non-motorized water sports, resort-wide Wi-Fi access, an on-site fitness center, four pools and a beach. Sports fans will also be pleased to learn that the property promises to broadcast all major international sporting events. The resort also offers a wide range of dining options, with 11 restaurants and 12 bars for travelers to choose from. Recent guests raved about the all-suite accommodations which feature minibars, flat-screen TVs, coffee makers, rainfall showers and balconies or terraces. Those staying in Diamond Club-level suites receive extra perks like access to a private pool and beach area and exclusive restaurants. While guests say they found the rooms to be stylish and comfortable, many cited the stellar customer service as the main reason for a return visit.

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