Mexico Resorts for a Dreamy Tropical Getaway

As the January chill sets in, the allure of sun-drenched shores and balmy breezes becomes simply irresistible. It’s the perfect time to dream about swapping snow boots for sandals and frosty mornings for tropical sunrises.

Enter Mexico – the quintessential escape that promises both proximity and paradise. Just a quick flight away from much of the U.S., Mexico offers an array of resorts that blend luxury with affordability, making it an ideal choice for those seeking a tropical getaway without venturing too far from home.

Here are my 2024 picks for the best resorts in Mexico where the focus is on sophisticated relaxation. While this list leans heavily on adults-only properties, the included resort that welcomes children is thoughtfully designed to ensure a serene atmosphere, without an overt emphasis on child-centric amenities.

Atelier Playa Mujeres

INSPIRA Rooftop Pool

Atelier Playa Mujeres effortlessly kicks off this list, as a 5-star, all-inclusive, adults-only haven. Nestled on the idyllic shores of Playa Mujeres, this resort is an architectural beauty, seamlessly blending Mexican art and design with natural elements. With 593 suites, guests are enveloped in comfort and style. For those seeking an elevated experience, INSPIRA suites provide an added touch of opulence with room-attached outdoor pools and butler service.

Golf enthusiasts will enjoy an exquisite 18-hold course just a 3-minute drive away, and on-site you’ll find 12 bars, 2 coffee shops, and 13 restaurants, including the resort’s signature dining experience, María Dolores, backed by celebrity chef Edgar Nuñez.


Villa Lala

Eagle Love Nest Suite

Villa Lala, a hidden gem just south of Puerto Vallarta, is an adults-only sanctuary that just exudes romance. This boutique retreat has only 12 suites, and is perfect for couples seeking a private and luxurious escape.

Rooms are a personal paradise, with many boasting private infinity pools and jacuzzis. In-suite massages offer ultimate relaxation, while romantic dinners on the beach, create unforgettable (and Instagrammable) moments.

For a truly extraordinary experience, book a tree house, which have panoramic views of the ocean and mountains.


Haven Riviera Cancun

Haven Pool

Haven Riviera Cancun is a standout choice for those seeking an all-inclusive, adults-only escape that blends convenience with exclusivity. This oasis is located a mere 20-minute drive from the airport, and yet feels a world away from the wild party scene Cancun is often know for.

Nine bars, including two swim-up, means you’ll never go thirsty, and for a touch of cultural immersion, the spa offers a traditional temazcal experience, providing a unique and rejuvenating wellness journey. As the sun sets, the energy shifts to the onsite nightclub, where guests can dance the night away in a vibrant yet sophisticated atmosphere.


The Cape

The Cape’s pool area

The Cape, a Thompson Hotel in Cabo San Lucas, is an exemplary choice for its breathtaking vistas and distinctive mid-century modern Latin American aesthetic.

Many of its 161 rooms contain private plunge pools, and nearly all offer stunning views of El Arco, Cabo’s iconic rock formation. For families or groups of friends, The Cape’s Residences & Villas are an ideal option, featuring full kitchens and spacious living areas, ensuring a homely yet upscale stay.

For a truly memorable night, make a sunset dinner reservation at Manta, the hotel’s culinary centerpiece, and end the evening with a cocktail at The Rooftop bar.


Secrets Moxché

Mantarray Swim Up Bar

Situated in the heart of the Riviera Maya, Secrets Moxché, an adults-only, AAA Five Diamond resort, is a relatively new addition to the luxury travel scene, having opened its doors in April 2022.

It’s all-inclusive nature means guests can indulge in a variety of gourmet dining options, premium beverages, and numerous activities without worrying about additional costs.

The 485 elegant suites, many with stunning ocean views, are spacious and comfortable, and the 7 pools and 3 cenote-inspired grottos are great for swimming in or sunning by.

If you’re keen on exploring the vibrant atmosphere of Playa del Carmen, you’ll be pleased to discover it’s just a quick 10-minute drive from the resort.


Le Blanc Spa Resort Los Cabos

Hydrotherapy Circuit at the Spa

Relaxation and wellness seekers will be thoroughly satisfied with their stay at the all-inclusive Le Blanc Spa Resort in San José del Cabo. As you can imagine, the world-class spa is a major highlight, offering a range of rejuvenating treatments designed to soothe and invigorate. Moreover, each stay includes complimentary access to the hydrotherapy circuit.

Gourmet dining options cater to a variety of palates, with expert chefs preparing exquisite dishes using wholesome ingredients. Come evening, guests at Le Blanc can expect a refined ambiance in the resort’s chic bars and lounges. The experience is further enlivened by frequent themed nights, which showcase local talent and offer a taste of Mexican culture.


UNICO 20°87°

Alcoba Swim-Up Room

The 448 room UNICO 20°87° is a spectacular 5-star, adults-only getaway located near Akumal on Mexico’s Riviera Maya.

This all-inclusive resort prides itself on its rotating chef program, bringing in culinary talent from across Mexico to deliver authentic and diverse dining experiences. Activities at UNICO 20°87° are thoughtfully curated, ranging from local art workshops to engaging excursions, ensuring guests have the opportunity to connect with the region’s heritage and natural beauty. The holistic spa, with its array of treatments, complements the overall experience by providing relaxation and rejuvenation.


Hotel Mousai Puerto Vallarta

Rooftop swimming pool

Want to feel like you’re on top of the world? Book a stay at the all-inclusive Hotel Mousai.

This adults-only resorts sets the standard for modern luxury in Puerto Vallarta, offering guests an exclusive and sophisticated experience. Its claim to fame is the stunning rooftop infinity pool, which provides jaw-dropping panoramic views of the Bay of Banderas – an ideal spot for relaxation and Instagram-worthy moments.

Each suite at Hotel Mousai is a masterpiece of contemporary design, featuring sleek lines, bold colors, and state-of-the-art technology. Its location also allows for easy exploration of Puerto Vallarta’s vibrant culture, beautiful beaches, and lively entertainment. With exceptional dining options, a world-class spa, and impeccable service, Hotel Mousai is the epitome of a luxury getaway, perfect for those who seek an unrivaled vacation experience in one of Mexico’s most picturesque coastal cities.


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January 22, 2024