People hear Cancun, and it brings up images of debauched fraternity guys and endless loud parties. But it is far more diverse than people think. Luxury and romance now take center stage over drunken orgies (but it that is what you are looking for, I have some ideas for you, haha) Now the Riviera Maya and Cancun call honeymooners to their golden shores. Gorgeous beaches, delicious cuisine, and the best luxury resorts in the entire world all combine to make the area one of the top honeymoon destinations years after year. Here are my sexiest honeymoon destinations in the Riviera Maya and Cancun.
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Unico is a newbie in already crowded adults-only all-inclusive area, but this is a step above the older resorts. Great food, lovely beach, impeccable service, and outstanding mixologists await you at this beautiful resort. Unico is also in our Best Luxury All-Inclusives in the World (Part 1).
Blue Diamond Luxury Boutique Hotel
Exclusivity meets luxury at this stunning Blue Diamond (which also happens to be my favorite resort in Riviera Maya). This magnificent hotel sits on 36 acres of lush tropical jungle, stunning gardens, and palm-filled sandy beaches; they intertwine among the peaceful river waterways, a mystical Mayan Cenote, and the crystal-clear waters. Blue Diamond is also in our Best Luxury All-Inclusives in the World (Part 2)
Grand Velas Riviera Maya
You can marvel at the mystique of the jungle and endless ocean at this luxury, all-inclusive resort for all ages. The Grand Velas offers a different side of the Mexican Caribbean in the exotic Zen Grand Ambiance. Lush greenery and freshwater streams surround the resort. Explore the resort with its five family-friendly restaurants; adults can enjoy the hotel's three additional restaurants and infinity pool.
El Dorado Maroma
From the moment you arrive at El Dorado Maroma Resort, you quickly realize this is no ordinary resort. It is in a league of its own when it comes to adults-only getaways in the Riviera Maya. Unlike many all-inclusive resorts, El Dorado places a premium on food quality; don't miss the food theater experience! El Dorado Maroma lies on one of the top beaches the world over. The natural beauty is astonishing. That's just part of all the magic that awaits you; this resort is home to the best overwater bungalows in Mexico. El Dorado Maroma is also in Romantic Caribbean Resorts with Overwater Bungalows.
Andaz Mayakoba Resort Riviera Maya
Andaz Mayakoba Resort Riviera Maya will immerse you in a hidden paradise, where luxury meets the great outdoors. It lies on 25 square acres of breathtaking oceanfront; the resort’s grand design reflects Mayan culture. Enjoy the soft powdery sand of the beach, cruise through the lagoon, play a round of golf, or meander the mangroves.
Viceroy Riviera Maya
Three words come to mind when you think of the Viceroy: sexy, secluded, and sea. Nestled inside the dense foliage of Playa del Carmen, this eco-chic refuge comprises 41 thatched-roof villas with plunge pools, outdoor showers, and hammocks. The smallest villa is 1,000 square feet, so each has enough space for you to get lost. The rooms are sprinkled throughout the grounds to ensure each couple has the ultimate amount of privacy.
Zoetry Paraiso de la Bonita
Indulge yourself in the Art of Life at Zoëtry Paraiso de la Bonita. It is a luxurious, secluded retreat combining holistic wellness, tranquility, and romance. Ideally situated along a tranquil stretch of ocean, each gloriously appointed suites is a haven from the outside world. Zoetry has received a AAA Five Diamond for 16 consecutive years.
Belmond Maroma Resort & Spa
Blissful beach resort meets jungle secrets at Belmond Maroma Resort & Spa. It is a mostly unknown 63-room resort aligned with the azure sea and hidden among 200-acre of the abundant jungle the Riviera Maya. Spend an entire day with feet in the soft sand and cocktails in hand; submit to the spellbinding allure of its award-winning spa. During the evening, you can indulge in a variety of Mexican temptations in Belmond's restaurants and celebrated wine cellar.
NIZUC Resort & Spa
The stars align at NIZUC, where ancient astronomers studied the skies. Airy and artfully designed suites offer breathtaking vistas through the walls of windows and private plunge pools. Spend the day in a hammock on the beach, or hit the tennis courts. Don't worry; watersports abound due to the world’s second-largest barrier reef just offshore. Oh, did I forget to mention that NIZUC is the "Most Instagrammable Hotel in the World 2020" according to Luxury Travel Advisor?
Banyan Tree Mayakoba
The Orient comes to Mexico at Banyan Tree Mayakoba; the attentive staff will see to your every wish at this lovely luxury resort. It comprises 123 individual villas; each has handcrafted Mayan furnishings. All villas feature both a private pool and an outdoor soaking tub. The renowned spa utilizes traditional Asian healing techniques. Do you enjoy Thai food? Chefs from Thailand oversee Saffron Restaurant. Also, the Mayan ruins of Tulum and Coba lie nearby.
The Rosewood sits on 25 acres of tranquil lagoons and stunning beaches. Natural elements and local materials combine to create a contemporary Mexican resort. One hundred twenty-nine spacious suites and collection of private residences offer private pools with stunning views. You will sail through the lagoons to arrive at your suite where your butler awaits. Rosewood is also in our Romantic Caribbean Resorts with Overwater Bungalows.
Le Blanc Spa Resort Cancun
Perched on the tranquil beach lies Le Blanc Spa Resort Cancun. It is truly an oasis in the middle of bustling Cancun; the stunning turquoise ocean is the backdrop for one of the world's most luxurious resorts. It has a sophisticated vibe, and it caters to the most discerning travelers. World-class service combines with all-inclusive amenities at Le Blanc Resort.
Americans flock to the stunning shores of Cancun and Riviera Maya. The lovely and luxurious resorts ensure that guests will return year after year. There are over 500 resorts between both, so it can be almost impossible to pick the best resort for you. Each retreat veers toward a different kind of clientele, so if you are looking for a place to stay in either area, let me help you find the resort that fits you best.