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The 7 Best Resorts in Riviera Maya

Luis Fernando Dominguez Mora | April 26, 2018

What makes a resort better than the others? It has to do with the design and décor of its accommodations? Or maybe it’s more about the culinary diversity available? Do the pools matter? How about the Spa? We believe it’s about considering all together and nothing in specific. It’s about the overall feeling and atmosphere. So, without further ado, here there are the Best Resorts in Riviera Maya.


Royal Hideaway Playacar Resort

Why it made the list

This is a hard choice. On the surface, the Royal Hideaway doesn’t look that impressive, its facilities are ok, but without any wow factor. However, when you dig deeper you discover a level of service hard to match in the Riviera Maya. Here, luxury does not mean fancy details, but high-end service. Think of a New York or Paris top-notch hotel, you won’t find the natural marvels and exotic perks of a Riviera Maya resort, but the service still would be there. That’s Royal Hideaway.

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Blue Diamond Riviera Maya

Why it made the list

Blue Diamond is hard to define, as it calls itself a “luxury boutique hotel”, but it has all the looks and amenities usually associated to a big-time upscale resort. And that’s the secret, it’s a big resort with the level of attention to details only a boutique hotel can provide. Interesting, right?

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Fairmont Mayakoba

Why it made the list

Just to give you an idea of how is life inside this stunning resort, let’s just say that to move around Fairmont Mayakoba you will need to get on covered boats, golf carts or even bikes available for guests. Accommodations are world-class, restaurants award-winning and even kids’ activities are original and among the best-designed in the destination.

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Belmond Maroma Resort & Spa

Why it made the list

This is the rare top-notch resort where accommodations actually make a difference. Every hotel of this category offers deluxe suites with stunning design and high-end décor, in Belmond all that is present but with an actual Mexican felling. It embraced Mexican culture and its warm, colorful style, and that’s what sets it apart.

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Rosewood Mayakoba

Why it made the list

Upon arrival at Rosewood Mayakoba, a stylish boat will pick you up at the lobby/dock to take you to the privacy of your lagoon-front suite. If your own plunge pool or private Jacuzzi are not enough, you can always cross the Balneario Bridge into a private Spa island, because yes, they have an island exclusively dedicated to their guests’ wellness.

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El Dorado Royale

Why it made the list

At El Dorado Royale luxury is felt at every step. All suites or swim-up suites feature their own private Jacuzzi, plus the Connoisseur accommodation is a sight to behold. Dining and wining is right there with the very best in the Riviera Maya, offering monthly culinary series with famous Chefs and Sommeliers, plus an incredible on-site greenhouse kitchen garden where fresh organic ingredients are grown.

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Banyan Tree Mayakoba

Why it made the list

An all-villas resort nestled between the Caribbean Sea and a mystical eco-system where jungle, mangroves and lagoons all play a part. The level of luxury inside the villas is unparalleled in the region, the Spa is truly world-class and the gastronomic experience is second to none. If all of this wasn’t enough, Banyan Tree Mayakoba is also home to the PGA Championship Golf Course, El Camaleon.

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