Best Hotels in Maya Riviera & The Yucatan

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U.S. News & World Report ranks the best hotels in Maya Riviera & The Yucatan based on an analysis of industry awards, hotel star ratings and user ratings. Hotels that scored in the top 10 percent of the Best Hotels in Mexico earned a Gold badge. Hotels that appear after ranked hotels are sorted by hotel class and then by user rating, as provided by TripAdvisor.

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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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    The Ritz-Carlton, Cancun
    Cancun
    $43.10 Nightly Resort Fee
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    $43.10 Nightly Resort Fee
    Most lodgers who stay at The Ritz-Carlton, Cancun are wowed by the hotel's upscale atmosphere, especially in its common areas and 365 guest rooms and suites. Decorated in tasteful neutral tones, each accommodation comes equipped with an iPod docking station, a bathtub and separate rain shower, a flat-screen TV and a furnished balcony or terrace overlooking the Caribbean Sea. Plus, the daily resort fee covers additional perks like in-room Wi-Fi access. The Ritz's signature elegance is also evident in the property's six dining establishments: Whether it's a grand dining room or a private canopied casita on the beach, guests are in for a decadent experience. And though some guests bemoan the steep price tags that accompany their meals, many say you should splurge for at least one meal here because the food is worth it. But The Ritz really shows its worth on the pool deck, with two pools, an oceanfront whirlpool and pool valet services. More active guests can strap on some scuba gear and take to the Caribbean Sea or practice their backhand with a pro at the Tennis Center. While most enjoyed their stays, multiple previous guests complained about poor service and high fees, saying that this property doesn't deliver a typical Ritz-Carlton experience. Nevertheless, if you choose to stay, you'll be able to use points here as the property is part of the Marriott Bonvoy rewards program.
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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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    Hotel Xcaret Mexico
    Playa del Carmen
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    • Free WiFi

    Travelers looking for an active resort experience will find their bliss at Hotel Xcaret Mexico. The property offers unlimited, complimentary access and tours to nine nearby adventure parks (including Xcaret), making the resort an ideal choice for budget-conscious vacationers. But many guests say this perk isn't the only reason why they'll return. Hotel Xcaret Mexico's "all-fun inclusive program" covers food and beverages at seven of its bars and nine of its restaurants, as well as transportation to and from the parks and airport. Other on-site facilities include several infinity pools, three gyms and a kids club. The only amenities that cost extra are meals and drinks at Ha' restaurant and spa services, the latter of which visitors highly recommend. Travelers also laud the well-appointed and -maintained suites. All come equipped with 55-inch flat-screen TVs, rain showers, balconies with hammocks, Egyptian cotton bed linens, Nespresso coffee makers and minibars, among other creature comforts. As for the service, guests say the staff is outstanding and help make vacations here truly memorable. Hotel Xcaret Mexico is situated less than 7 miles southwest of downtown Playa del Carmen, Mexico, by a white sand beach and Mayan ruins.
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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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    Secrets Akumal Riviera Maya
    Akumal
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    • Free WiFi

    According to recent guests, the adults-only Secrets Akumal Riviera Maya provides a truly top-notch resort experience. Past lodgers were wowed by a number of the resort's offerings, from the outstanding suites to the delectable dining. Some went so far as to say that this Secrets outpost is one of the best properties they have ever stayed at. The resort can thank its excellent staff and stunning location for these praises. Secrets Akumal is located in the Riviera Maya, about 15 miles north of Tulum, Mexico, and overlooks the Caribbean Sea, giving guests an eyeful of the water from many points on the property. In fact, most suites offer sea views in addition to other perks, such as Nespresso coffee makers, whirlpool tubs and private balconies or terraces (some with swim-out access). What's more, all accommodations feature at least 544 square feet of space. The property also wins guests over with ample activities and on-site facilities. Previous visitors strongly recommended snorkeling with green sea turtles at the beach, as well as unwinding by the pool or at the spa. The resort's eight restaurants, which are covered by the all-inclusive rates and serve Pan-Asian fare, Italian specialties, Mexican cuisine and more, are also highly regarded.
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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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    Belmond Maroma Resort & Spa
    Playa del Carmen
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    • Free WiFi

    Located 12 miles north of Playa del Carmen, Mexico, the Belmond Maroma Resort & Spa's accommodations feature an open-air design and come with handcrafted wooden furniture, canopied beds and private terraces or patios. Outside the rooms, guests will find plenty of high-end facilities, including three palm tree-lined swimming pools, two tennis courts and a rooftop observation tower that offers views of Riviera Maya. For added relaxation, book an appointment at the Kinan Spa, where all the massage beds face east to reflect new beginnings. After a day at the spa, lounge on the resort's powdery sands. And when you feel hungry, dine at one of Belmond Maroma's three restaurants: Snag a table at El Restaurante for crispy duck tacos and lobster enchiladas, Freddy's for inventive sushi and sashimi creations, or El Sol for Mediterranean-style cuisine with a Mexican twist. According to past guests, the flavorful cuisine is top-notch. Another point of praise: The friendly and genuine hotel staff. Past guests say extra touches like the staff greeting guests by name made their stays especially memorable. The one caveat to all of this luxury is the sticker shock some guests feel when it's time to pay the bill; however, many visitors say the price is well worth it.
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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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    Hacienda Temozon, A Luxury Collection Hotel
    Temozon Sur
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    • Free WiFi

    Most travelers visit the Yucatan Peninsula for its soft sands and turquoise beaches, but Hacienda Temozon presents another kind of Yucatan experience. Located inland in a converted hacienda about 28 miles south of Merida, this Luxury Collection hotel offers its guests a verdant, sub-tropical jungle to explore. Travelers can visit the nearby tourist destinations, like Uxmal ruins or Temozon Village, or stay on-site to luxuriate in the cave-like Hol Be Spa or lounge by the outdoor swimming pool. Each of the hotel's 28 guest rooms is named for its former purpose on the hacienda (Pharmacy, School or Pay-house, for example) and features tile floors, wooden cabinets, an 18-foot ceiling with exposed beams, and in select accommodations, a balcony. Additional room amenities include private plunge pools, woven cotton hammocks and 32-inch LCD TVs. Also on-site are a restaurant and a bar, which past guests commend for their delicious menu offerings and their romantic atmospheres. And because this hotel is part of the Marriott hotel family, Marriott Bonvoy members can earn and use points here.
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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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    Hotel Esencia
    Xpu-Ha
    10% of room rate Nightly Resort Fee
    4.5-star Hotel Class
    4.5-star Hotel Class
    10% of room rate Nightly Resort Fee
    • Free WiFi

    Situated only 17 miles south of Playa del Carmen, Mexico, the 50-acre Hotel Esencia lures those seeking seclusion. The guest rooms, suites and villas feature minimalistic decor, with white stucco walls, built-in shelves and brightly colored pillows and throws – all of which add to their spacious allure, according to past visitors. Each accommodation also comes with high-tech amenities, including a large flat-screen TV and an iPod docking station, along with one king or two queen beds (some of the two-bedroom suites also feature private pools and terraces). In terms of dining, you can enjoy inventive Mexican cuisine at the resort's three eateries (and grab quick beverages at the coffe, juice or cocktail bars). Recent guests said the boutique hotel's food was flavorful and the service was impeccable. Guests also compliment Hotel Esencia's well-manicured grounds and the on-site spa, which offers unique services such as the "Ritualito del Sol" (a body treatment that incorporates lavender, chamomile and a Mayan mud wrap to soothe sun-burned skin) and the "Tropical Ritual" (a replenishing hibiscus flower and stawberry body wrap).
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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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    Jashita Hotel
    Tulum
    4.5-star Hotel Class
    4.5-star Hotel Class
    • Free Breakfast

    • Free Parking

    • Free WiFi

    Former guests frequently used words like "peaceful," "heaven" and "beautiful" to describe Jashita Hotel, a boutique property in Soliman Bay. Situated about 10 miles north of Tulum, Mexico, the hotel earned kudos from past lodgers for its manicured grounds, beachfront seat and tranquil atmosphere. Make the most of the hotel's location by kayaking, snorkeling, stand-up paddleboarding or simply lounging by the property's two pools. When you're not taking in the bay views from the adults-only infinity pool, admire them from your digs, which feature free wireless internet access, a welcome bottle of wine and chocolates, Italian bed linens, a safe and a minibar, among other amenities. Or, if you really want to up the relaxation, indulge in a treatment at the spa. Aside from the location and the views, the restaurant was another highlight for past lodgers thanks to its delicious seafood dishes.
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    UNICO 20.87 Hotel Riviera Maya
    Puerto Juárez
    4.5-star Hotel Class
    4.5-star Hotel Class
    • Free WiFi

    Named for its coordinates, UNICO 20.87 Hotel Riviera Maya overlooks the Caribbean Sea from Puerto Juárez, Mexico, about halfway between Playa del Carmen and Tulum. Although a few recent guests reported customer service issues at this Leading Hotels of the World-affiliated hotel, many were impressed with its plethora of amenities and luxurious adults-only accommodations. All guest rooms and suites blend modern amenities (think: Nespresso coffee makers, free Wi-Fi access and JBL Bluetooth sound systems) with decor accents handmade from local materials. Steaming services and 24-hour room service are also available via anfitrións, or personal butlers. If you'd rather eat outside your room, the property offers a grab-and-go cafe and four restaurants, which specialize in Italian, Mexican and Asian cuisines. The resort's all-inclusive rates cover meals and drinks at all four eateries, plus alcoholic beverages at three bars. Other inclusions range from nightly entertainment to water sports activities at the beach to access to a fitness center and three pools. Pay an additional service fee and you'll enjoy more perks like golf excursions and spa treatments. If you'd rather save some coin during your stay, use accrued Leaders Club points to pay for your room.

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