5 Resorts in the Riviera Maya

With 100 miles (give or take) of beautiful coastline, the Riviera Maya on the eastern shores of Mexico does not disappoint!  Stretches of powder-soft white sand beaches, the sparkling turquoise color of the Caribbean Sea, and the lush jungle… this stretch of coast has some of Mexico’s most luxurious and very impressive all-inclusive resorts.

The all-inclusive resorts covers everything from an intimate, boutique feel to huge, mini-cities… and everything in between!  Adults-only, couples-only, family-friendly options, and clothing optional resorts are tucked into the jungle sitting on the edge of the sea, just ready to dip its toes to feel the water.

I’m highlighting five of these amazing all-inclusive resorts!  So read on… one of these resorts could be your next vacation destination!

Secrets Impression Moxche’

Sitting on a beautiful beach dotted with palm trees, Secrets Impression Moxche’ is a premier destination with exquisite views of the rising and setting sun.

With personalized extravagance and opulence, every awe-inspiring detail is designed to impress on all levels.  The suites are modern and oversized, and there is plenty of gorgeous infinity pools to lounge at or swim in.  You’ll leave your cares at the door with Secrets’ iconic Endless Privileges® inclusions and dedicated butler service.  (Come on, who doesn’t dream of having a butler?!?!)

Dine while overlooking the oceans, indulge in a cocktail, dance in a hidden speakeasy, surround yourself in peace and serenity at the spa

So as the resort says… privacy abounds, personal needs are anticipated, and the highest levels of service is customary.

El Dorado Casitas Royale

El Dorado Casitas Royale by Karisma is a ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Gourmet Inclusive® Luxury Spa resort in Mexico’s breathtaking Riviera Maya!  This resort has been voted as one of Condé Nast Traveler’s Top 100 Hotels in the world and is a winner of the prestigious AAA Four Diamond Award.

Stretched along a secluded beach, this resort is luxurious and seductively whispers “romance” in your ear.  This all-inclusive resort has gourmet cuisine, swim-up suites, a lavish spa, and concierge services.  They even have an on-site 76,000 sq ft hydroponic greenhouse where they grow and use fresh, sustainable produce for their delicious gourmet cuisine!

Guest service has been raised to an art form, and all of the staff are truly artists!  From the welcome champagne, a fruity tropical drink by the pool, or a late-night ice cream sundae in your suite, the staff here will make it happen with all of the style and panache that you’d expect from a Karisma resort!

As El Dorado Casitas Royale says… There are no limits to how far we’ll go to make your visit to El Dorado Casitas Royale an experience you’ll never forget. All you have to do is ask.

Hotel Xcaret México

Hotel Xcaret México opened in December 2017 as a tribute to the Mayan culture, the country’s artisans, food, and cultural heritage.  Achieving a 5 Diamond certification shows the all-inclusive resort’s commitment to hospitality and excellence in service.

Offering an All-Fun Inclusive® concept, staying at this luxurious resort gives you unlimited access with round trip transportation to the Xcaret parks- Xcaret, Xel-Há, Xplor, Xplor Fuego, Xoximilco, Xenses, Xavage and Xenotes.

Additionally, your stay also includes round-trip transportation to the Embarcadero Isla Mujeres por Xcaret in the Cancun Hotel Zone and the ferry ride to Isla Mujeres with Xcaret Xailing. Enjoy this beautiful Caribbean island.

5 elements, 5 casas… earth, fire, spiral, wind, water… staying at one of the 900 suites will inspire you… The guest suites are beautiful… you can wake up to the Caribbean Sea, iconic inlets, an emerald-color river, or to the lush Mayan jungle.  The interior of the suites include handmade crafts and other elements made locally by artisans from vulnerable communities.  These crafts and decor elements were acquired with a fair commerce vision and commitment to the social development of the country.

At the 12 restaurants you will find a culinary experience like no other.  The chefs will create a dream gastronomic experience that you will remember for years.  The mystical sanctuary of the Muluk Spa combines ancient techniques with the latest in product for your skin.

Hotel Xcaret México truly has made the world a happier place by spreading the love for Mexico to all who visit!

UNICO 20°87°

True luxury awaits you at UNICO 20°87°.  Guests will enjoy white sand beaches and an endless array of things to do while on the property.  With activities and services such as UNICO Yoga, Mixology Master Class, and a custom beer garden, you’ll take your stay to the next level!

A member of the Leading Hotels of the World and with a plethora of awards including the prestigious 5 Diamond Award, your stay will be nothing short of phenomenal!

UNICO 20°87° embraces the local… from the food and drink served to the spa treatments, and even to a selection of curated adventures.  Custom bath amenities will find you luxuriating in your room with 24-hour room service available at your fingertips.

You’ll come face-to-face with modern Mexico at UNICO 20°87°.  Authentic Mexican cuisine and cooking techniques will recreate your favorite dishes using traditional ingredients… experience an exclusive romantic dinner at the water’s edge… join the head sommelier on a tasting journey of an exquisite selection of tequila and mezcal… or learn the art of chocolate making as one of the chefs guide you through the process of making different types of sinful truffles…

It’s a completely new standard for an all-inclusive vacation.

Zoetry Paraiso de la Bonita

Zoetry Paraiso de la Bonita is an ultra-luxury resort boutique resort, focusing on wellness, serenity, and romance.  

This beautiful property features 90 beachfront suites with private ocean front terraces, Bvlgari® bath amenities, fine luxury linens, sparkling wine and fresh fruit daily, private in-room dining, maid service three times each day and a welcome bottle of Tequila.  For added romance, there are a selection of suites that offer access to private terrace plunge pools and outdoor showers.  The personal service and unique experiences are unparalleled.

Zoetry Paraiso de la Bonita has earned the AAA Five Diamond Award an incredible 18 times; includes a AAA Four Diamond award-winning restaurant; the first certified Thalassotherapy Center in North America; in-house scuba diving center; and a private 48 ft. catamaran.

Small and intimate, this luxurious property is thoughtfully decorated as the owner/architect created this resort for his wife (whom he calls “La Bonita.”)  Inspired by their world travels, the couple picked up handmade fabrics, art and curios… these items can be seen around the common areas as well as in the guest suites.  The owner may have just set a new standard for husbands around the world!

Along the property grounds, you may encounter a strolling peacock or other colorful birds near the thatched-roof huts and tropical landscape.

This resort is geared for adults/couples wanting to get away from it all, and romances even the most discerning traveler in an unforgettable and ultra luxurious experience.


So what do you think?  Any of these resorts could be your next vacation to the Riviera Maya, Mexico...  which resort do you want to visit?  Or if you've been to one of these resorts, what did you love about it?  Let me know!