Best Hotels riviera maya

Best hotels of the Riviera Maya

In HOTEL REVIEWS, MEXICO, RIVIERA MAYA by Isabella BiavaLeave a Comment

My addiction to luxury hotels took me to visit all the most beautiful hotel of the Riviera Maya, Cancun and Tulum.

I love to visit properties, I used to do it as my main task on my previous job where I would check them out and see what they offer to their clients and I am doing it now in order to be able to share with my readers an objective review, and I also love to stay there, when possible.

In this post you will find valuable (I hope) suggestions for your next luxury experience in the Riviera Maya and here is my choice of the best hotels of the Riviera Maya according to my taste, of course.

This is in geographical order from Puerto Morelos going southwards until Tulum.



The comfortable beach lounges at the Belmond Maroma

I was lucky enough to stay in such an amazing property. You can check out a full review here. If you are looking for a peaceful retreat you will  find it here.

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Photo courtesy of Rosewood Riviera Maya

If you know Rosewood, this property will confirm their ability to pumper their guest in comfort, luxury and style, all embed in beautifully arranged bedroom with their own private pool, outdoor pools, 3 restaurants a spa and a kids club that offers special activities for children.

Guests can experience 3 different cuisines on site: Mexican, Asian and international style and of course enjoy the privacy in their bedroom thanks to 24hrs room service. The facilities at Rosewood Mayakoba include a gym, sauna, steam room and a spa. The kids club also has a children’s pool available. Access to the Greg Norman, 7,000-yard, 18-hole course, El Camaleón is available for guests.

You can check out for more info and availability here…


banyan tree

Photo Courtesy of Banyan Tree

This 5-star resort features luxurious villas, each with a private pool and landscaped garden. It offers 11 specialty restaurants serving international cuisine and 3 bars. Each spacious villa at Banyan Tree Mayakoba in Riviera Maya has an expansive layout which includes a private sun terrace, a large bathroom, walk-in closet and iPod docking station. The living room has a 42-inch flat-screen TV and free WiFi.

Banyan Tree Spa is a full-service spa, including massage and body treatments. Guests of Banyan Tree resort can work out in the gym or enjoy a mangrove boat tour departing from the lobby.

El Camaleón Golf Club, opposite the resort, provides lessons through the Jim McLean Golf School.

You can check out availability and more information here…


Riviera Maya hotel

Photo courtesy of Fairmont Mayakoba

The luxury AAA-5 Diamond Fairmont Mayakoba Riviera Maya resort is situated within 240 acres of tropical forest intersected by crystal clear waterways and surrounded by a pristine Caribbean shoreline, 40 miles south of Cancun, near the town of Playa del Carmen.

The hotel is stunning and service at the level of the Fairmont experience.

Guests can take advantage of several activities, such as exploring nature trails on foot or bikes, scenic boat tours on crystal clear canals, non-motorized watersports, El Pueblito Mayakoba, Willow Stream Spa and El Camaleon Golf Club. Children have a space just for them at the Discovery Club.

You can check out more pictures and availability here…


Riviera Maya hotels

“Originally built as the private home of an Italian duchess, Hotel Esencia is a place where the traditions of the past come together with a cosmopolitan sense of how to live well today.” The multiple award winning property is the best luxury experience that you can have in the  the Riviera Maya. The hotel is one of a kind, a blissful blending between Italian taste and Mexican colours and minimalism.  Both the beauty and simplicity of the rooms and the exceptional service will make your  stay here unforgettable.

You can check out for more info and availability here…


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One of the lovely rooms

A pretty little property inside the jungle on the other side of the road opposite to the beach, this is a cute and laid back solution, an alternative to the high end properties on the beach and yet a cute jewel for your relaxing holiday. The property has just changed ownership and it has been refurbished since then, with much more attention to details and the creative room decorations.  I would certainly reccomend this for those who prefer to travel on a budget. The hotel is also closed to the main natural attractions of the area, such as cenotes and the best beaches.

For more info and availability check out here


Hotels riviera maya

The reception @ Serenity Glamping Xpu-ha

A unique experience at 20 mt from one of the best beaches in of the Riviera Maya – Xpuha beach at 25.7 km from Playa del Carmen. Tulum is 35.4 km from the property. All units are air conditioned and with a sitting area. A beautiful terrace  facing a swimming pool is open all day for the guest comfort and relax.

Know more here…


Hotels riviera maya

Aphrodite Suite @ Hotel Jashita

This is my best kept secret, located  on the beautiful  Soliman beach, it’s your best laid back luxury experience. Beautiful spacious suite and a signature restaurant, I particularly love the balinese furniture and vintage decoration. It’s the kind of luxury that makes you feel welcomed and relaxed. This is your best choice for a relaxing and romantic holiday.

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hotels riviera maya

Blue Sky hotel

I discovered this property by accident, while I was exploring the area and I realized what a precious jewel it is. Tacked away from the main road ( caretera federal), this small boutique hotel offer a luxury stay on a beautiful and private stretch of beach of the Riviera Maya. Especially for those who love snorkelling this is the ideal place. Two long decks are perfect for sun bathing right on the water.
The restaurant is also well known in the area for local specialities. You would be in the heart of the Riviera Maya surrounded by amazing beaches and at a step from Casa Cenote, a great open cenote where you can have a different swimming and snorkelling experience.

For more information and availability click here…




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