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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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    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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    The Ritz-Carlton, Cancun
    Cancun
    5-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 3371 reviewsTripAdvisor (3371)

    Most lodgers at The Ritz-Carlton, Cancun are wowed by the hotel's upscale atmosphere, especially in its common areas and 365 guest rooms. Decorated in tasteful neutral tones, the guest rooms come equipped with iPod docking stations, deep soaking tubs and furnished balconies or terraces overlooking the Caribbean Sea. 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 served with 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. Located in Cancun's Hotel Zone, this Ritz-Carlton outpost is also part of the Marriott Rewards program.

    Cancun
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 3371 reviewsTripAdvisor (3371)
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    Excellent Critic Rating
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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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    The Cape, A Thompson Hotel
    Cabo San Lucas
    5-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 1640 reviewsTripAdvisor (1640)
    Free Breakfast
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi

    Recent visitors warn newcomers they won't want to leave this hotel once they've arrived. With its beachfront location on the shores of Cabo San Lucas, the hotel overlooks the famous El Arco. Everywhere you go in this hotel you'll run into spectacular scenery, literally – each guest room features ocean views. This, grouped with balconies, rain showers, kimono bathrobes, binoculars for whale watching and a welcome tequila amenity, not only make for a great getaway, but an unbeatable paradise. If guests do decide to leave their digs, they'll find even more luxury within the hotel's spa, nestled upon one of The Cape's natural rock formations. Lodgers can indulge in four bars, including the Pool Bar and the Rooftop Lounge, as well as two on-site restaurants, both serving up a blend of seafood, Mexican cuisine and American comfort dishes. Previous guests applauded the chefs for creating such flavorful food, no matter how simple the dish. But aesthetics and gastronomy aside, The Cape's most admirable quality is its impeccable service, according to travelers. From the moment guests arrived until the time they were bid a friendly adios, they felt they were truly taken care of. 

    Cabo San Lucas
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 1640 reviewsTripAdvisor (1640)
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    Great Critic Rating
    Free Breakfast
    Free Parking
    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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    Hotel Mousai
    Puerto Vallarta
    5-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 765 reviewsTripAdvisor (765)
    Free Breakfast
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi

    All-inclusive perks are abundant at this Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, property, ranging from unlimited alcoholic beverages and meals at one of three on-site restaurants (a few more are housed at the resort's neighboring sister property, Garza Blanca Preserve Resort & Spa, and are covered by the all-inclusive room rates) to private beach access and use of the on-site tennis, squash and basketball courts. For those looking for a bit more relaxation, take a dip in the rooftop infinity pool or book a massage at Spa Imagine. But if that's not enough to keep you on the property, wander into central Puerto Vallarta, located about 10 miles north. In addition to offering several natural and architectural marvels, the city provides plenty of delicious eats. If you'd rather dine on-site, recent visitors said you can't go wrong with any of the resort's eateries (although they caution that the restaurants can be a bit pricey if you don't opt for the all-inclusive plan). The accommodations were another point of praise for previous guests. Each includes a walk-in rain shower, a terrace with a hammock and a Jacuzzi tub, a 55-inch LED TV and electric curtains controlled by the in-suite iPad. Keep in mind: Hotel Mousai is an adults-only property, so leave the kids at home during your stay. Since this property falls under the Preferred umbrella, it allows members of the I Prefer program to cash in or accrue points for stays.

    Puerto Vallarta
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 765 reviewsTripAdvisor (765)
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    Great Critic Rating
    Free Breakfast
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi
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    Grand Velas Riviera Maya
    Playa del Carmen
    5-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 3911 reviewsTripAdvisor (3911)
    Free Breakfast
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi

    This 85-acre all-inclusive property approximately 6 miles northeast of central Playa del Carmen garners rave reviews from its guests. The accommodations impress with whirlpool tubs, 42-inch plasma-screen TVs and more than 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. For extra pampering, consider splurging for the Riviera Maya Spa Package, which includes spa credits and ecotours, among other perks. If you're more interested in hitting the links or a scuba expedition, consider one of the resorts other popular packages, all of which include meals at the property's eight restaurants and other privileges, such as 24-hour concierge services, snokeling tours and even mixology classes. And if you're traveling with kids in tow, send them over to the Grand Velas Kids' or Teens' Club – they'll have plenty of opportunities to meet new friends while you're catching up on some R&R. Plus, since the hotel is under the Preferred umbrella, members of the I Prefer program can earn or redeem points here.

    Playa del Carmen
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 3911 reviewsTripAdvisor (3911)
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    Great Critic Rating
    Free Breakfast
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi
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    Grand Solmar Land's End Resort & Spa
    Cabo San Lucas
    4.5-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 3791 reviewsTripAdvisor (3791)
    Free Parking

    Nestled within the southern tip of the Baja Peninsula, Grand Solmar Land's End Resort & Spa charms travelers with its prime ocean views and Mexican-inspired decor. Suites are highlighted with bright red, green, blue or orange accents and outfitted with wooden furniture and private terraces that face the ocean. When you're ready to engage with your surroundings, you'll find infinity pools, shaded cabanas and plenty of water sports activities (for an extra fee). After you've gotten your fill of the great outdoors, sample the traditional Mexican fare served at La Roca Restaurant or one of four other on-site dining venues. If you're still seeking an extra dose of luxury, step out of the sun and into the spa for a replenishing treatment. You can also count on total pampering outside of the spa; previous visitors said the friendly resort staff makes you feel welcome with extras, such as remembering guests' names and arranging nightly dinner reservations. Members of the I Prefer rewards program can earn or redeem points here.

    Cabo San Lucas
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 3791 reviewsTripAdvisor (3791)
    4.5-star Hotel Class
    Great Critic Rating
    Free Parking