Dreaming of a tropical getaway this year? I know I am. To help you plan your trip, here are 5 top luxury all-inclusives in Mexico.
Dreaming of a Mexican escape
I’m running away from winter, at least in my head. Looking out at the first chill of snow sweeping over my terrace, I can’t help thinking of that romantic vacation my husband and I took to the 5-star Grand Velas Riviera Maya a couple of years ago. That reminds me how far luxury all-inclusives in Mexico have come, and how the idea of craft cocktails, butlers, beach cabanas and fresh fish marinated in hoja santa fits seamlessly into my travel dreams.
Luxury all-inclusives in Mexico – how do you know where to go?
I’ve been researching resorts, plotting my own winter escape on the slim chance I can fit one into my winter schedule. Escapes.ca has been helping me out. They’re a Canadian-based travel company that specializes in sun destinations, and since their team has first-hand knowledge of Caribbean resorts and tropical getaways, I thought I’d pass on some of their recommendations. So if you’re looking at luxury all-inclusives to Mexico, consider these 5 top resorts.
Secrets Playa Mujeres Golf & Spa Resort
An escape to Secrets Playa Mujeres Golf & Spa Resort is a good option if you have beach-bum fantasies. That’s if, of course, you want your beach-bum happiness accompanied by an adults-only resort where subtle elegance, tranquility and laid-back luxury reigns. Playa Mujeres is just north of Cancun, but it’s as far away from party central as an iceberg is from Cuba.
Stand outs at this upscale all-inclusive include its pristine beach, clear and calm waters, gourmet dining and suites with swim-out access. Plus a swimming pool that looks so inviting I’m tempted to dive headlong into my computer screen.
Zoetry Villa Rolandi Isla Mujeres Cancun
For an elite island haven check out Zoetry Villa Rolandi Isla Mujeres Cancun, an intimate property with only 35 suites. Located on secluded Isla Mujeres, it looks so exotic and luxe it makes me think of that island in Bali where Jerry Hall and Mick Jagger got married except, of course, that was Asia not Mexico, and then they split up and, well … never mind.
The point is, Zoetry (which is poetry with a ‘Z’) is an ultra-luxury retreat with a deluxe spa and thalasso centre that incorporates ancient Mayan practices in their treatments. It also has complimentary deluxe yacht services. Yes, I said yacht. Sunset cruise, anyone?
Royal Playa del Carmen, Riviera Maya
If starry-eyed coupledom is high on your list, consider the Royal Playa del Carmen, Riviera Maya. Sitting pretty on Coco Beach, it’s an adults-only luxury all-inclusive. I’m a big fan of the Riviera Maya, and the Royal is the only all-inclusive in the heart of Playa del Carmen.
It’s a good choice for an upscale vacation where you can ramp up the romance with an intimate moonlit dinner on the beach, but also have quick access to the shops, cafés and lively vibe of Playa del Carmen’s 5th Avenue, this might be the pick for you.
Royalton Riviera Cancun, Riviera Maya
I know I tend to focus on resorts for adults only, but families obviously deserve holidays too. In fact, they probably need them more than I do. If you have children in tow check out the Royalton Riviera Cancun, Riviera Maya. The resort sits on an icing-sugar-soft beach, has 11 pools, nine restaurants and offers both a fun family environment and a more serene adults-only section called the Hideaway at Royalton. (Oops. There I go talking about adult escapes again. Sorry.)
Known for its top-notch culinary prowess, this 5-star resort in Puerto Morelos is only 15 minutes from the Cancun Airport, making it easily accessible for those impatient (that would be me, as well as your kids) to get to the beach.
Hyatt Ziva Cancun, Cancun
Another family-friendly all-inclusive in Mexico is the Hyatt Ziva Cancun, a resort that doesn’t stint on gorgeous watery views – every room looks out onto either the lagoon or the sea.
New to the property is the Hyatt Ziva Cancun’s Turquoize, a design-ery (is that a word?) chic adults-only beachfront tower with indulgent extras such as balconies with private hot tubs, baths with an ocean view and a rooftop infinity pool. Can’t you just hear me drooling? (My bad. I’ll try to drool more quietly in the future.)
That wraps up my Mexican resort round up
So. Whether you’re travelling with children, your significant other, your insignificant other or are happily planning a vacation for one, these swanky luxury all-inclusives in Mexico should fuel your beach-cabana dreams and give you plenty of swim-up-bar travel ideas for your next winter escape. Can’t you smell the coconut-scented sunblock already?
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Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Escapes.ca, which was perfect for me, as their research help was invaluable.
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