Best Small Luxury Hotels of the World in Maya Riviera & The Yucatan

Each year, more than 1,000 independent boutique hotels apply to become a part of the Small Luxury... READ MORE
Each year, more than 1,000 independent boutique hotels apply to become a part of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World portfolio. However, only 5 percent are invited to join the brand, meaning travelers can expect quality amenities, inviting atmospheres and impeccable accommodations when staying at an SLH-affiliated hotel. What's more, mystery inspectors visit the brand's 500-plus properties annually to ensure that guests are experiencing the highest standards of service and value. This brand markets itself as a champion of hidden treasures, so no two Small Luxury Hotels are alike. However, one consistent perk of the SLH brand is the free-to-join INVITED program. This three-tiered benefits system includes rewards like room upgrades and free breakfast. Most importantly, this brand gives customers options: Its portfolio includes everything from family-friendly historical inns to adults-only resorts with Michelin-starred restaurants. Keep in mind, most of the brand's hotels are located outside of the United States, with numerous outposts in Europe and Asia. You can explore several Small Luxury Hotels of the World properties on our Best Hotels rankings.

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    Blue Diamond Luxury Boutique
    Playa del Carmen
    4.5-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2209 reviewsTripAdvisor (2209)
    Free Breakfast
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi

    Catching up on some quality rest and relaxation comes naturally to guests staying at the Blue Diamond Riviera Maya. This relatively small adults-only resort – which has just 128 rooms and suites – sprawls across beige sands and sits roughly 6 miles north of central Playa del Carmen. Blue Diamond Riviera Maya keeps things simple and classy – guest suites come outfitted in crisp, white decor with rich wood accents, floor-to-ceiling windows and a terrace or garden, not to mention high-end amenities like outdoor bathtubs, 42-inch flat-screen TVs and free Wi-Fi, and in some rooms, private plunge pools. Guests love the look and feel of Blue Diamond Riviera Maya, but they're even more impressed by all that's included in the room rate. A stay at this all-inclusive resort covers not only access to three pools, three restaurants and beachfront concierge services, but also includes access to an 18-hole golf course, yoga classes and a fitness center. What's more, the property features the Spa by Blue Diamond, which offers unique therapies like seaweed wraps and hot stone massages.

    Playa del Carmen
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2209 reviewsTripAdvisor (2209)
    4.5-star Hotel Class
    Free Breakfast
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi
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    La Zebra Beach Hotel & Restaurant
    Tulum
    4-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1253 reviewsTripAdvisor (1253)
    Free WiFi
    La Zebra Beach Hotel & Restaurant is a 4 star hotel located at Carretera Tulum a Boca Paila Km 8.2 Ejido Pino Suarez in Tulum. It has a 4.5 overall guest rating based on 1253 reviews.
    Tulum
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1253 reviewsTripAdvisor (1253)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    Senses Riviera Maya by Artisan - All Inclusive - Adults Only
    Playa Paraiso
    4-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 507 reviewsTripAdvisor (507)
    Free WiFi

    According to recent guests, this boutique, adults-only hotel situated 13 miles northeast of Playa Del Carmen, Mexico, could use some improvements. Common complaints among lodgers included slow service at the pool bar, as well as some maintenance problems inside the rooms. And while the food served on-site was consistently delicious, some added that the limited selection gets old after a few days. But despite these gripes, several past travelers admitted that Senses Riviera Maya By Artisan's location by the Caribbean Sea was breathtaking. You can enjoy this splendid view at all hours from your room's private sea-facing balcony. Previous visitors were also impressed with each accommodation's spacious layout. Plus, all rooms are equipped with flat-screen TVs, Nespresso coffee makers and L'Occitane bath products. The all-inclusive rate covers additional in-room amenities, such as free Wi-Fi access and a bottle of wine, as well as most meals at the restaurant, yoga classes and daily transportation to central Playa Del Carmen. The hotel is also home to an infinity-edge pool overlooking the beach. Plus, a clothing-optional section is available on the rooftop deck.

    Playa Paraiso
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 507 reviewsTripAdvisor (507)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi

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