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The 10 Best Boutique Hotels in Riviera Maya

Luis Fernando Dominguez Mora | April 27, 2018

According to Wikipedia “to be hip is to have an attitude, a stance in opposition to the unfree world”. In this case, the ‘unfree world’ would be the all-inclusive mega-resorts, and the hippest accommodations would be the best Riviera Maya Boutique Hotels. Every hotel in this list has something unique about it, the "it" factor, that quality defined by the French as a certain “je ne sais quo”


Blue Diamond Riviera Maya

Why it made the list

This luxury boutique hotel may be boutique only in name, as it has 128 rooms and 7 restaurants. That sounds a lot like an all-inclusive mega-resort, but when you look closer you’ll realize it is only big in size but small at heart. Blue Diamond offers the little details that only the boutique hotel can provide, like those Kinesis stations at the fitness center. Well, it may not be boutique, but it’s definitely hip and sexy.

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El Pez

Why it made the list

A 19-suite property, with bo-ho chic décor and a weird green pool. I mean, who has a green pool? A hotel that doesn’t follow tendencies, but create new ones. Besides, it El Pez has board games in its lobby, that’s like the definition of hipster.

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The Beach Tulum

Why it made the list

A small hotel with only 28 suites, but all of them enjoying direct access to the beach. A gorgeous little pool of turquoise waters and lavish gardens, selected to our Best Pools/Spas in the Riviera Maya, is just an example of how you can be among the best, without being the biggest or the most expensive. It’s all about the little details.

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Le Rêve Hotel & Spa

Why it made the list

A palm tree island in the pool. A sophisticated wine cellar in the restaurant. Gorgeous hardwood floors all over the place. Those are the kind of details that make a hotel a hip place.

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Why it made the list

A boutique hotel with a public pool, a children pool and an adults-only pool. That’s the kind of extreme attention to detail that defines Jashita. Plus, the 1001 rooftop terrace bar is one of the coolest spots in Tulum’s shoreline.

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Why it made the list

With a celebrity Thai Chef and a Master Mixologist with experience in the nightlife scenes of London and New York, this little hotel of only 9 rooms, is one of the trendiest in the Tulum hotel zone. Little details like polished-concrete bathtubs or a copy of “The Cosmo Kama Sutra” in every closet, is what gives it that bold personality that is synonym of hip.

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Be Tulum

Why it made the list

A combination of polished-concrete walls and floors, with woven-palm mats and rustic-wood furniture, is the signature design of this gorgeous hotel. Everything here feels authentic, upscale and intimate.

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La Zebra

Why it made the list

Step out of your room directly onto your rustic-wood deck, and submerge deep into a tiny polished-concrete plunge pool, or even better right into the white sand beach. This cozy boutique hotel of only 15 suites, has lots of original details like those two. The lounge area in the beach where instead of chairs there are only stylish cushions and woven-palm mats, and kids running around is another example.

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Hotel Esencia

Why it made the list

A 50-acre estate that was originally the tropical home of an Italian duchess. What can be hipper than that? Maybe a pair of Havaianas flip-flops on every closet? Or maybe an organic garden from where to grow the ingredients for every Spa treatment?

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Hotel La Semilla

Why it made the list

A nine-room hotel with a design inspired by the Rough Lux movement that embraces the imperfection produced by the wear and tear of time. Mexican vintage décor, where every piece of furniture has been handpicked from handcraft markets all over the country. What else we need to say to make you realize this is a one of a kind hotel?

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