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5 of The Best Resorts in Mexico

Written by Chris Osburn

This blog post was updated on August 6, 2021.

You could find yourself sitting pretty in one of Mexico’s best resorts, right now!

No surprise to beachgoers in the know – the white sand beaches of Cancun are home to a number of the world’s top resorts, with many of them offering access to epic extravagance at great prices. But it’s not just Cancun lulling holidaymakers into a state of beachside bliss.

Our list of five of the most lavish Mexican resorts is sure to help you make the most of your downtime in style and luxury.

Have a look!

Le Blanc Spa Resort

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Aleksandar Todorovic / Shutterstock

Le Blanc Spa Resort is considered by many to be the best all-inclusive resort in Mexico and one of the best in the world. Famous for its white sand beach, two swim-up bars, three outdoor pools, five restaurants, and a highly rated spa – not to mention its tranquil and restful atmosphere – this adults-only resort has everything required for the perfect romantic getaway. If (and it’s a big if!) for whatever reason you feel the need to leave Le Blanc’s splendid premises, the resort is an easy drive from top area attractions such as Museo Maya de Cancun and the Wet’n Wild Cancun water park.

Grand Fiesta Americana Coral Beach Cancun Resort & Spa

Adored by the editors of glossy travel magazines and actual guests, Grand Fiesta Americana Coral Beach Cancun Resort & Spa is an ideal option for an upscale Mexican beach break. The resort’s top-rated fine dining and unparalleled nightlife, all set on its expansive beachfront, even attract people staying at other Cancun resorts for an evening out. Situated in the heart of Cancun’s Zona Hotelera, nearby attractions include the Interactive Aquarium, the Convention Center, and Playa Gaviota Azul. However, with features such as marble floors, private balconies, sea views, and more in your suite (some are replete with Jacuzzis, dining rooms, and full kitchens), you might not find any reason to leave your room during your five-star stay.

JW Marriott Cancun Resort & Spa

Another popular Cancun resort with a long list of accolades and repeat visitors is the JW Marriot Cancun Resort & Spa. Nestled between sea and lagoon along Cancun’s narrow strip peninsula of luxury resorts, the JW Marriot boasts nine restaurants, a poolside bar, swim-up bar, three other bar-lounges, world-class spa facilities, and amenities and services including free parking, fitness classes, jet skiing, and much more.

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The Ritz-Carlton, Cancun

This five-star spread of Latin luxury overlooks its own beach on the peninsula in Cancun’s Zona Hotelera. Beyond the spacious rooms and all the amenities, services, and features you’d expect at a five-star resort, The Ritz-Carlton prides itself on providing guests with the best culinary experiences in the area with nine restaurants and bars, and opportunities to cook your own fresh seafood or take a hands-on course in traditional Mayan cooking.

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hopko / Shutterstock

The St Regis Punta Mita Resort

Enough with the Caribbean delights of Cancun? Okay, okay. How about we head west to Mexico’s Pacific shores and pay a visit to Punta de Mita, just north of Puerta Vallarta? Luxury resorts are hardly rare along this scenic coast but one of uncommon distinction is the St Regis Punta Mita Resort.

The St Regis Punta Mita Resort opened in 2008 and is already considered to be the best golf resort in North America with an equally lauded large-scale spa and plenty of other amenities and features. With only 120 rooms across the prime 1,500-acre coastal property, butlers on call to assist with any need or whim and opportunities for whale watching and jungle tours, St Regis beckons those craving the ultimate getaway.

There you have it! With these great resorts to choose from, it’s time to pack your bags and head down to Mexico.

Do you have a favorite resort destination in Mexico? Share your best Mexican vacation memories in the comments section below.

About the author

Chris Osburn

Chris Osburn is a freelance writer, photographer, consultant, and curator and the driving force behind the long running and award winning blog, Originally from the American Deep South, Chris has lived and worked all over the world and has called London home since 2001.

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