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    Esperanza, Auberge Resorts Collection
    Cabo San Lucas, MX
    5-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 1683 reviewsTripAdvisor (1683)
    Free Breakfast
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi

    Just like other Auberge properties, Esperanza provides guests with extravagant amenities like yoga classes, an oceanfront infinity pool and a sculpture garden. If you're craving a little rest and relaxation, head to the spa for a replenishing massage; though spa treatments will cost you a pretty penny, recent visitors said they're well worth the splurge. Once you're feeling relaxed, dig into some tantalizing dishes at Cocina del Mar, which offers fresh seafood that is prepared using cooking styles and traditions from across North, Central and South America. Or, if you would prefer more casual dining, sit down at one of the other on-site restaurants – La Palapa, Las Estrellas, La Terraza Americana and The Lounge Bar. Afterward, retreat to your spacious casita, suite or villa, which feature private terraces, lavish bath products, flat-screen TVs and (of course) personal concierge service. You'll find Esperanza in Cabo San Lucas, flanking the Sea of Cortez.

    Cabo San Lucas, MX
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 1683 reviewsTripAdvisor (1683)
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    Excellent Critic Rating
    Free Breakfast
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi
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    One&Only Palmilla
    San Jose del Cabo
    5-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 906 reviewsTripAdvisor (906)
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi

    Flanked by the secluded sands, aquamarine waters and pristine fairways of the Los Cabos corridor, One&Only Palmilla offers a long list of high-end amenities. You can rejuvenate with a deep tissue massage at the spa before retreating to your room, which comes with a flat-screen TV, a Bose audio system, Lady Primrose bath products and a balcony or patio that overlooks the Sea of Cortez or the Pacific Ocean. If you're looking for more activity, break out your irons and take a swing along the resort's 27-hole golf course or visit the concierge to sign up for a scuba or snorkeling adventure or a deep-sea fishing excursion. When hunger sets in, head to SEARED, the celebrated on-site restaurant helmed by Michelin-starred chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten. While some past visitors bemoaned the exorbitant menu prices, others said the steakhouse fare is well worth the high price tags. Plus, the resort offers three other eateries to choose from that serve everything from traditional ceviches to inventive sushi dishes.

    San Jose del Cabo
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 906 reviewsTripAdvisor (906)
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    Excellent Critic Rating
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi
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    Las Ventanas al Paraíso, a Rosewood Resort
    San Jose Del Cabo, MX
    5-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 1252 reviewsTripAdvisor (1252)
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi

    This isolated Rosewood retreat rewards guests with perks like personal butlers, BVLGARI bath products and fresh fruit delivered daily. Each of its standard junior suites features an iPod docking station (upon request), a marble bathroom, an adobe fireplace and a private patio with a telescope and garden or ocean views. But Las Ventanas al Paraíso's striking scenery is only part of its appeal. Travelers agree this Los Cabos hideaway is guaranteed to inspire romance. In fact, Las Ventanas al Paraíso has an entire department devoted to amorous guests, with specialists who can arrange anything from private salsa lessons to personalized couples spa treatments. Should you crave more activity, the concierge staff can arrange tee times at four nearby golf courses; recent guests highly recommend taking a swing at Cabo Real Golf Club, a championship Robert Trent Jones II course (located about a mile away from the property). And as far as dining goes, you can head to any of the five on-site eateries and bars.

    San Jose Del Cabo, MX
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 1252 reviewsTripAdvisor (1252)
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    Excellent Critic Rating
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi
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    Rosewood Mayakoba
    Playa del Carmen
    5-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 2040 reviewsTripAdvisor (2040)
    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 outdoor deck and heated plunge pool attached to each of the property's 129 suites. And the welcome tequila, daily restocked fruit bowl and personal butler services exemplify an above-par level of hospitality. The culinary offerings at Rosewood Mayakoba's three 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 Camaleon golf course or soak up your surroundings with a kayaking or snorkeling adventure. You'll find this Rosewood outpost just north of downtown Playa del Carmen in the Mayakoba resort complex.

    Playa del Carmen
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 2040 reviewsTripAdvisor (2040)
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    Excellent Critic Rating
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi
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    The Resort at Pedregal
    Cabo San Lucas, MX
    5-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 2073 reviewsTripAdvisor (2073)

    One of the first luxury resorts to reopen after Hurricane Odile devastated Baja California in 2014, The Resort at Pedregal is set on 24 acres on the beach in Cabo San Lucas. Guests reach the resort via the only privately owned tunnel in Mexico and are greeted upon arrival with margaritas (a favorite among past travelers). It was the close attention to detail and special touches throughout their stays (quick complimentary massages and snacks like chips and guacamole delivered to the room, for example) that impressed guests the most. Speaking of accommodations, each room has a terrace with ocean views and a plunge pool, plus a minibar, a Nespresso machine, a rainforest shower and separate bath tub, and binoculars for whale watching. Travelers can also venture outside their digs to check out the spa or fitness center, or simply snag a lounge chair and soak up the sun beside one of four resort pools. And when it's time for a bite to eat, The Resort at Pedregal has several restaurants to choose from, ranging from Don Manuel's, which features a different dinner menu each night, to the casual Beach Club that serves salads, sandwiches and tacos.

    Cabo San Lucas, MX
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 2073 reviewsTripAdvisor (2073)
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    Excellent Critic Rating
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    Chileno Bay Resort & Residences, Auberge Resorts Collection
    Cabo San Lucas, MX
    5-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 93 reviewsTripAdvisor (93)
    Free WiFi

    One of the main selling points of this Auberge Resort is its location along one of the only swimmable beaches in Cabo San Lucas. When you're not lounging along the resort's half-mile stretch of sand, you can take advantage of its free water sports activities, including kayaking and stand-up paddleboarding, or snorkel the reef – a favorite activity of past lodgers. Aside from the beach, the resort's accommodations also earned high praise from guests, who applauded the rooms' spacious size (guest rooms start at 760 square feet) and private outdoor showers. Other in-room amenities include private terraces, soaking tubs in the bathrooms and garden or ocean views. Outside your digs, you'll find a spa, a fitness center, a three-tiered infinity pool, an 18-hole golf course and a kids and teens club, among other amenities. Plus, Chileno Bay Resort & Residences is home to a restaurant headed by chef Yvan Mucharraz (who once worked at the lauded French Laundry), as well as a beachside taco bar and a courtyard coffee shop. Though reviewers were impressed with the staff's attention to detail and the resort's variety of amenities, they expressed disappointment with the limited dining options.

    Cabo San Lucas, MX
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 93 reviewsTripAdvisor (93)
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    Excellent Critic Rating
    Free WiFi
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    The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort
    Punta de Mita
    5-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 2169 reviewsTripAdvisor (2169)
    Free WiFi

    This St. Regis outpost sits within Punta Mita just north of Banderas Bay. The accommodations, which range from 600- to 640-square-foot Deluxe Rooms to the 3,100-square-foot Presidential Villa, feature rustic Mediterranean and Mexican accents, including polished clay floors, handcrafted tiles and natural wood furniture. Along with stylish decor, the rooms also flaunt modern amenities like iHome radios, minibars, flat-screen TVs and complimentary high-speed internet access. You can dine in if you can't bear to leave your digs, but for a change of scenery, head to one of the hotel's five restaurants. Guests say the cuisine  which includes traditional ceviche and empanadas at Sea Breeze Restaurant and duck confit with black truffle at Carolina Restaurant  is superb. Once you're well-fed, have the concierge arrange tee times at one of the two Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Courses in Punta Mita. Not a golfer? Leave the kids with La Tortuga Children's Club while you luxuriate at the on-site Remède Spa, sunbathe on the beach or lounge by the three pools. A stay at The St. Regis Punta Mita can get a bit pricey, but thanks to the property's Marriott family ties, Marriott Rewards members can earn and use points here.

    Punta de Mita
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 2169 reviewsTripAdvisor (2169)
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    Excellent Critic Rating
    Free WiFi
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    Viceroy Riviera Maya
    Playa del Carmen
    5-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1366 reviewsTripAdvisor (1366)
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi

    Consistently lauded by publications like Travel + Leisure and Condé Nast Traveler, 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 – this intimate resort encompasses 41 villa-style accommodations designed to mirror the Riviera Maya's impressive landscape. Rooms are appointed with private plunge pools and outdoor rain showers and hammocks, plus creature comforts like Bose radios and satellite TVs. Recent guests recommend dining alfresco at Coral Grill & Bar, which pairs seaside scenery with enticing dishes like traditional tortilla soup and homemade paella. But past patrons assure you won't be disappointed with a meal at La Marea Restaurant, which offers a sophisticated setting and flavorful seafood dishes. And though the therapeutic massages and revitalizing body treatments at the Spa at Viceroy Riviera Maya come attached to steep price tags, past guests assure the services are well worth the extra cost.

    Playa del Carmen
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1366 reviewsTripAdvisor (1366)
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    Excellent Critic Rating
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi
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    NIZUC Resort & Spa
    Cancun
    5-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2911 reviewsTripAdvisor (2911)
    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'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 one of the three infinity pools. The relaxing vibes continue at the NIZUC Spa by ESPA, which offers Mayan-influenced treatments. But what really stands out at NIZUC Resort & Spa 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. If you're a member of the I Prefer rewards program, you can cash in or accrue points for choosing to stay here.

    Cancun
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2911 reviewsTripAdvisor (2911)
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    Excellent Critic Rating
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi
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    Banyan Tree Mayakoba
    Playa del Carmen
    5-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 2610 reviewsTripAdvisor (2610)
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi

    Situated on a secluded perch along Playa del Carmen'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 on-site facilities, including the Sands beach club, a free-form pool 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.

    Playa del Carmen
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 2610 reviewsTripAdvisor (2610)
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    Excellent Critic Rating
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi
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    Le Blanc Spa Resort
    Cancun
    5-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 6559 reviewsTripAdvisor (6559)
    Free Breakfast
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi

    An adults-only, all-inclusive resort in the northern part of Cancun'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 Keurig coffee maker, a two-person whirlpool tub, an LED TV, BVLGARI toiletries and butler service. 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 hydrotherapy session. You can also catch some rays along the pool 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).

    Cancun
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 6559 reviewsTripAdvisor (6559)
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    Excellent Critic Rating
    Free Breakfast
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi
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    Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita
    Punta Mita
    5-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2344 reviewsTripAdvisor (2344)
    Free WiFi

    On an outcropping at the northern limit of Banderas Bay (about 26 miles northwest of Licenciado Gustavo Díaz Ordaz International Airport in Puerto Vallarta), the Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita is a tropical paradise. Guests are greeted with a thatched-roof lobby, which affords spectacular ocean views. You can also enjoy an excellent Pacific panorama from many of the casita-style accommodations. And even if you've booked a garden view room, you'll encounter traditional Mexican decor, comfortable beds, generously sized bathrooms with deep soaking tubs and a furnished balcony or terrace. Outside of the rooms, you'll find three pools, including the heated Nuna infinity pool and the smaller plunge pools of the Tamai Pool Complex. Beyond that, you'll have access to a lazy river and 10 tennis courts. Plus, golfers will have their choice of two scenic Jack Nicklaus-designed links. If you feel sore after a day spent swimming or golfing, make an appointment at the Four Seasons Apuane Spa (or have a masseuse come to your room). And when hunger sets in, take a stroll to one of the resort's four restaurants, including the seafood-centric Bahía by Richard Sandoval and the Asia-inspired Aramara.

    Punta Mita
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2344 reviewsTripAdvisor (2344)
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    Excellent Critic Rating
    Free WiFi
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    Fairmont Mayakoba, Riviera Maya
    Playa del Carmen, MX
    5-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 5247 reviewsTripAdvisor (5247)

    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 north of Playa del Carmen. The property houses 401 guest rooms and suites, all of which come outfitted in tropical-inspired decor, spacious soaking tubs, LCD televisions and Le Labo toiletries. The resort, which is nestled within 240 acres of tropical forest, also sits next to the PGA Championship El Camaleón golf course. Additionally, the property features the 37,000-square-foot Willow Stream Spa and three on-site restaurants (not including the two grab-and-go cafes, the two pool bars and the lobby lounge). And if you're traveling with children, take them to the Kids Club (for ages 4 to 12), where they can spend their days making piñatas or origami souvenirs. To make the most of your stay at the Fairmont Mayakoba, Riviera Maya, 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.

    Playa del Carmen, MX
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 5247 reviewsTripAdvisor (5247)
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    Excellent Critic Rating
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    Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit
    Nuevo Vallarta
    5-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 3044 reviewsTripAdvisor (3044)
    Free Breakfast
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi

    Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit touts itself as a "Beyond All Inclusive, Beyond All Compare" retreat, and guest sentiments tend to affirm the resort's claim. Each of its one-, two- and three-bedroom suites features at least 1,000 square feet of living space and comes appointed with teak furniture imported from Bali, a Jacuzzi, a Nespresso coffee maker and a private terrace that overlooks either the ocean or the pool. Guests say that a sumptuous atmosphere pervades throughout the entire property, from the towering ceilings and serene fountain in the lobby to the memorable meals at the six gourmet restaurants. Activities at the infinity pool and on the beach – like boogie boarding and scuba diving classes – are also included in this Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, property's all-inclusive plan. Though spa treatments will cost extra, guests say that the spa facilities are excellent and recommend indulging in a massage during your stay. Part of Preferred brand of hotels and resorts, the Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit participates in the I Prefer rewards program.

    Nuevo Vallarta
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 3044 reviewsTripAdvisor (3044)
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    Great Critic Rating
    Free Breakfast
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi
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    Excellence Playa Mujeres
    Playa Mujeres
    5-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 14454 reviewsTripAdvisor (14454)
    Free WiFi

    Perched on 2 miles of chalky white sand along the Playa Mujeres peninsula, this all-inclusive Excellence outpost offers guests gorgeous surroundings. Suites are appointed with Jacuzzi tubs, satellite TVs, pillow menus, stocked minibars and private balconies or patios. But you shouldn't stay cooped up indoors. Outside, the seven swimming pools, 11 bars and long stretches of sand offer ample opportunities for relaxation. As for dining, you'll have 10 venues to choose from, though past visitors suggest dining at Chez Isabelle, citing its tasty French plates, attentive service and romantic atmosphere as particularly memorable. And for an extra dose of R&R, sign up for a replenishing treatment at the Miilé Spa (not covered by the all-inclusive package). If you're craving some more activity, dance lessons, cooking classes and an introductory scuba lesson are all covered in your nightly rate. (Plus, Cancun is roughly 8 miles south.) Just keep in mind this Playa Mujeres retreat is adults-only, so if you're traveling with children, you'll want to book elsewhere.

    Playa Mujeres
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 14454 reviewsTripAdvisor (14454)
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    Great Critic Rating
    Free WiFi