How to choose the best resort in Mexico

Have you ever tried googling “Best resort in Mexico”? Just for fun… try it. Before long, your eyes will be glazed over and every white sand beach, gorgeous lobby, stunning pool area, and chic room decor will begin to look the same.

Mexico is full of some of the most amazing properties, and it’s a destination that fits even the most discerning traveler. But with so many resorts to choose from, and each of them slightly different in terms of who they are best suited for and the experience they provide, it’s easy to get overwhelmed with your choices. 

I consider one of my job titles to be “Matchmaker”. It’s my job to understand who you are, what your travel style is, and what you are looking for with each individual travel experience, and then provide you with the right fit.

Attending the International Luxury Travel Market conference in Mexico last week, as well as spending a little time there on my own having some fun in the sun gave me a more in depth look at some amazing properties. This type of research is critical for me being able to do my job well. 

 what are the best luxury resorts in Mexico?

Below is a (non-exhaustive) list of some amazing properties I was able to learn more about, and my expert opinion on what type of travel experience they would be a good fit for. 

The Best Resorts In Mexico

To experience true romance: Esencia, Riviera Maya

The vibe at this upscale boutique property is eclectic and sophisticated. It is situated on the Xpu-Ha beach in Mexico's Riviera Maya along a two-mile stretch of white powder sand and against a sea of crystal blue water. Originally built as the private home of an Italian duchess, Hotel Esencia is a place where the traditions of the past come together with a cosmopolitan sense of how to live well today.

 Best resort in Mexico for romance

Additional VIP amenities available if booked through me:

  •        Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  •        Daily continental breakfast, for up to two in room guests served in restaurant
  •        $100 USD Equivalent Spa services credit, to be utilized during stay
  •        Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability
  •        Complimentary Wi-Fi

To experience ultimate luxury: Rosewood Mayakoba, Riviera Maya

Surrounded by emerald jungle and pristine white beaches, Rosewood Mayakoba is a Riviera Maya resort that defines a private world of rare luxury and refined beauty. Designed to blend harmony with natural landscapes, Rosewood Mayakoba is an oasis of luxury offering 129 suites and 5 villas with private plunge pools and butler service.

 The best spa getaway in Mexico

Additional VIP amenities available if booked through me:

  •        Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  •        Buffet breakfast daily for up to 2 in-room guests
  •        $100 USD Equivalent Spa Services credit, to be utilized during stay
  •        Welcome tequila amenity
  •        Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability
  •        Complimentary Wi-Fi

To honeymoon: The Resort at Pedregal, Cabo San Lucas

Located at the base of Pedregal Mountain, in the town of Cabo San Lucas, The Resort at Pedregal can only be accessed through a private tunnel. Voted by the readers of Travel + Leisure magazine as the best hotel in Mexico, each guestroom features its own private plunge pool, outdoor terrace and beautiful view of the Pacific Ocean.

 Best resort in cabo for honeymoon resort at pedegral

Additional VIP amenities if booked through me:

  •        Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  •        Breakfast buffet daily in Don Manuel’s, two per bedroom (including all suites)
  •        $100 USD equivalent Spa Services credit to be utilized during stay
  •        Early check-in/late check-out subject to availability
  •        We are offering complimentary VIP Airport Tickets with all BeachFront Suite
  •        Complimentary Wi-Fi

To relax as a family: Fairmont Mayakoba, Riviera Maya

The luxury AAA-5 Diamond Fairmont Mayakoba is situated within 240 acres of tropical forest intersected by crystal clear waterways and surrounded by a Caribbean shoreline. Its guest rooms and suites lie nestled in a tropical forest surrounded by the calm waters of lush lagoons, while some accommodations stretch out to a newly restored white beach.

To wander cobblestoned streets: Belmond Casa de Sierra Nevada, San Miguel de Allende

A stay at Belmond Casa de Sierra Nevada is not just a hotel visit — it's a beneficial experience, leaving you with an understanding of this enchanting region. This boutique hotel and cooking school caters to the world's most discriminating travelers with resplendent guestrooms and suites.

 Best place to experience city life in Mexico

Additional VIP amenities if booked through me:

  •        Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  •        Daily full breakfast, for up to two in room guests
  •        $100 USD Equivalent Spa Services credit
  •        Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability
  •        Complimentary Wi-Fi

To relax and rejuvenate: Banyan Tree Mayakoba, Riviera Maya

The philosophy behind Banyan Tree destination resorts is based on the rejuvenation of the body, mind and soul. Each resort offers a satisfying blend of romance, luxury and environmental sustainability. A sanctuary for the senses, Banyan Tree Mayakoba welcomes you to the essential Banyan Tree experience in a resort that provides a joyful habitat for the spirit. It is a place where ancient civilizations embrace each other and where the passionate nature of Mexico is soothed by the gentle touch of the Far East.

 Best hotel for spa in Mexico Banyan Tree Mayakoba

Additional VIP amenities available if booked through me:

  •        Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  •        Complimentary International buffet breakfast
  •        $100 USD Equivalent Resort or Hotel credit, to be utilized during stay
  •        Complimentary Wi-Fi
  •        Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability

To get away from it all: Chable, Merida, Yucatan 

At this unique property you receive the pampering treatments of a conventional destination spa, woven together into a personal wellness program that will be tailored to your individuall needs. Chablé offers 38 casitas and two expansive villas. Each casita is purposely situated within the lush gardens where nature can be enjoyed to its fullest. The original 19th century walls of the working hacienda serve as the framework for every casita, and incorporates modern touches, warm woods and traditional Maya architecture to make Chablé a true work of art.

 Best resort for wellness in Mexico

Additional VIP amenities available if booked through me:

  •        Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  •        Complimentary Full Breakfast for two daily, served in restaurant
  •        $100 USD equivalent Resort or Hotel credit to be utilized during stay
  •        Complimentary transfers to and from Merida Airport
  •        Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability
  •        Complimentary Wi-Fi

To be in the middle of the action: The Thompson, Playa del Carmen

This is a property with two distinct vibes. Choosing between the middle of town hotspot, with it’s chic rooftop pool and restaurants, or the beach house counterpart with it’s more relaxed vibe, gives you options that are both appealing. If you are headed to Playa for some fun, this place puts you in the center of it, with all the glam you need.

 Best resorts in Mexico

My job is to help you find the right place for you, and do all the work required to get you there. The margaritas are calling... What are you waiting for?