Booking a luxury hotel in Mexico often means scoring access to stellar dining, swish rooms with whirlpools, and expansive beachfront pools. This might bring to mind a tranquil scene of sipping cocktails at the swim-up bar, but reality often sees rowdy kids splashing in the pool. While we appreciate a family-friendly hotel when children are in tow, a once-in-a-lifetime honeymoon, bachelorette getaway, or reunion with an 18 and over crowd is enhanced at an adults-only hotel. Fortunately, Mexico is packed with resorts that cater to an exclusively adult crowd. Here are the 15 best adults-only luxury hotels in Mexico.
1. Le Blanc Spa Resort, Cancun
The 260-room Le Blanc Spa is one the best luxury, beach, all-inclusive, and adults-only hotels in all of Mexico. The romantic property is undeniably pricey, but it offers a stellar beachfront location in the heart of the Hotel Zone, three outdoor pools (two with swim-up bars), and an expansive spa with a free hydrotherapy area. Fantastic service ranges from butlers that will unpack luggage to pool attendants that place cool towels over your eyes. Rooms have sleek, gorgeous designs, two-person whirlpool tubs, Apple TVs, and often ocean or lagoon views. The all-inclusive package covers a variety of well-regarded restaurants and premium liquor.
2. Beloved Playa Mujeres
The 109-room Beloved Playa Mujeres is a modern and sexy boutique hotel in the Playa Mujeres region, just north of Cancun. All-inclusive rates and an adults-only policy make it popular with honeymooners, and relaxation-minded facilities are extensive. Loungers and cabanas line the beautiful white-sand beach, three outdoor pools have food and drink service, and a stunning 35,000-square-foot spa offers an impressive hydrotherapy circuit. Chic all-white rooms are huge (starting at 960 square feet), and have big whirlpool tubs, a selection of premium wines and liquors, and furnished terraces. Plus, four a la carte restaurants serve tasty fare.
3. Hotel Mousai, Puerto Vallarta
Considered the most exclusive property in the Garza Blanca Preserve near Puerto Vallarta, Hotel Mousai is a showstopper. The luxury hotel has 74 huge rooms with modern decor, private terraces, and swish showers. Upgraded units have butler service. Stellar vistas are available from rooms, two infinity pools, spa treatment rooms, and a well-equipped fitness center. Dining options include a Japanese eatery and rooftop bar serving snacks, and all-inclusive packages are popular. The beach is a 10-minute walk downhill (trollies are available).
4. Excellence Playa Mujeres
The 450-room Excellence Playa Mujeres is a luxurious all-inclusive property located on a lovely stretch of beach north of Cancun. Modern and elegant rooms are large (starting at 807 square feet), and have top-notch amenities such as whirlpool tubs, two-person rainfall showers, balconies, and premium liquor. High-end features include seven pools (four heated in the winter), a lazy river, a great spa, and a big fitness center with classes. Nine restaurants and 11 bars mean guests never go hungry or thirsty.
5. Casa Velas, Puerto Vallarta
The 80-room Casa Velas hotel is set in the posh, gated Marina Vallarta community, surrounded by a golf course. This luxurious, adults-only, and all-inclusive property is a top area pick, due to its peaceful atmosphere, personalized service (staff often know guests by name), and quality features. Large rooms have charming Mexican style, coffeemakers, smart TVs, and rainfall showers. A large pool with a swim-up bar, a gourmet Mexican eatery, a beach club with loungers along the sand, an ocean-view pool, and an Asian-fusion restaurant (two-minute shuttle ride away) are all positively reviewed.
6. Iberostar Grand Hotel Paraiso, Playa del Carmen
The 310-room, all-inclusive Iberostar Grand Hotel Paraiso is a Las Vegas-style resort set along a private beach a 25-minute drive north of Playa del Carmen. Guests get free access to the other four hotels within the Iberostar complex, though some are family-friendly. The luxury experience on-site includes premium liquor, fine-dining and casual restaurants, a full-service spa, and three outdoor pools. Rooms are large and swish, equipped with private balconies or terraces, jetted tubs, and personalized minibars.
7. Le Blanc Spa Resort Los Cabos
Like its previously mentioned sister property in Cancun, the beachfront Le Blanc Spa Resort Los Cabos is a top luxury, all-inclusive, and adults-only option. Chic and contemporary spaces consist of a pretty outdoor pool with a swim-up bar, an impressive spa with a free-to-use hydrotherapy circuit, and numerous stellar dining options. The 373 sophisticated rooms have beautiful bathrooms with separate rainfall showers and soaking tubs, Smart TVs, Nespresso machines, and extensive minibars and snacks. Top-shelf liquor is also included.
8. UNICO 20 87 Hotel Riviera Maya, Akumal
The 448-room UNICO 20 87 Hotel Riviera Maya is a beautiful all-inclusive resort along a lovely Akumal beach between Playa del Carmen and Tulum. The all-inclusive package is one of the most comprehensive in the area, covering all drinks and food, minibar items, a selection of spa and fitness classes, 24-hour butler service, and even some tours. The sleek rooms have a modern Mexican design, Nespresso machines, pillow menus with aromatherapy options, and terraces, plus tubs in many. Four restaurants offer well-reviewed food, including Mediterranean and Asian fare.
9. Secrets Akumal Riviera Maya
The 434-room Secrets Akumal Riviera Maya is a luxury, adults-only property set right on the soft sands of Akumal Bay. Attractive, elegant rooms are geared toward romantic couples with two-person whirlpools, plus they have espresso machines, outdoor terraces, and bathrobes. Six tasty restaurants, a main buffet, and two 24-hour dining options are part of the all-inclusive package, as are several bars. Guests can relax at the three pools, beautiful stretch of beach, and spa, or keep busy with daily activities, free snorkel gear and water sports, and nightly entertainment.
10. Excellence Riviera Cancun
The 440-room, all-inclusive Excellence Riviera Cancun lives up to its name. High-end features include six pools (one with a swim-up bar), a beautiful beachfront, five hot tubs, and an expansive spa. Multiple, varied dining options allow travelers to try Italian, Mexican, Asian, French, and Indian cuisines, plus there are snack bars, a pizza spot, and a crepe station. Neutral-tone suites are elegant and subdued, offering furnished balconies, separate showers and jetted tubs, and Nespresso machines.
11. Secrets Maroma Beach Riviera Cancun
Located on the Riviera Maya, about a 30-minute drive north of Playa del Carmen, the 412-room Secrets Maroma Beach Riviera Cancun is a romantic all-inclusive resort along a private beach. Attractive rooms have four-poster canopy beds, furnished balconies, espresso machines, and free daily restocked minibars. Also included in rates are a wide range of dining options -- a buffet, Japanese teppanyaki, and French eatery among them -- unlimited top-shelf liquor at several bars (a swim-up bar being one), and access to over a dozen swimming pools.
12. Live Aqua Beach Resort Cancun
The all-inclusive Live Aqua Beach Resort Cancun occupies a beautiful beachfront in the bustling Hotel Zone. Luxurious rooms -- all with ocean views -- come with aromatherapy machines, hydrotherapy tubs, Bose stereo equipment, and doublewide terraces. Property features, meanwhile, range from a big outdoor pool complex and a spa to daily activities and a host of a la carte and buffet restaurants -- Mexican, Asian, and Latin cuisines are all on offer.
13. Valentin Imperial Maya, Playa del Carmen
The 540-room Valentin Imperial Maya is an all-inclusive resort within an exclusive area of Riviera Maya known as Playa Secreto. Ample leisure facilities consist of a lounger-equipped white-sand beach, a huge main pool with two swim-up bars, a lazy river, an elegant spa, and non-motorized water sports. Numerous dining and drinking options serve top-shelf liquor, and Italian, French, Japanese, Indonesian, and Mexican cuisines. Spacious rooms have showers and separate two-person jetted tubs, iPod docks, and coffeemakers, plus outdoor spaces. Many swim-out suites are available.
14. Hyatt Zilara Cancun
The 307-room hacienda-style Hyatt Zilara Cancun sits on a pristine beach in the Hotel Zone. It's a top all-inclusive option for adults only, thanks to a striking beachfront infinity pool with a swim-up bar, wellness facilities that include a full-service spa, huge gym, and outdoor lap pool, and tons of fun activities such as weekly foam parties and tequila tastings. Rooms are simple and swish, all featuring furnished balconies with phenomenal ocean views, whirlpool tubs positioned by windows, and free minibars and liquor dispensers. Food is praised at all six restaurants, especially the Mexican and Asian eateries.
15. Hilton Playa del Carmen, an All-Inclusive Adult Only Resort
The luxury, 507-room Hilton Playa del Carmen, an All-Inclusive Adult Only Resort attracts primarily 20- and 30-something couples with its fun atmosphere and proximity to the nightlife of downtown Playa del Carmen, especially bustling Fifth Avenue. It's along a gorgeous stretch of beach, overlooked by a sprawling pool complex that has ample lounge chairs. Lovely rooms have two-person whirlpool tubs by the beds, furnished terraces, and free minibars. Seven restaurants and five bars serve quality fare such as Mexican-French fusion, international buffet spreads, and top-shelf liquor.
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