Best Resorts in Riviera Maya

The Riviera Maya is one of the most popular vacation destinations in the Caribbean, but with so many accommodation options available, it can be difficult to choose the right one for you.  So, we’ve put together an amazing list of some of the best resorts in Riviera Maya.  


Located just between Playa del Carmen and Xcaret Park, Palmaia offers a unique mix of luxury escape and eco resort.  With their focus on sustainability, an amazing spa, incredible food, and swim up suites, it’s the perfect place to relax and unwind.  Although it is an all inclusive resort, they actually consider themselves a wellness retreat, and that vibe really comes through.  

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Stepping onto the beach at Akumal Bay will make you feel like you’ve stepped into a Corona commercial, not to mention it’s one of the best places in the area to swim with sea turtles.  The Akumal Bay Beach and Wellness Resort not only has an amazing location, but offers tons of amenities as well. 

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Overwater Bungalows… need I say more???  Still relatively rare in the caribbean, El Dorado Maroma has some of the best that even include private infinity pools.  

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Grand Velas Riviera Maya is truly what you imagine when you think of the all inclusive resorts in Mexico.  It’s quite a large resort, but the rooms all have fantastic views, and there’s a swim up bar, massive pool, and a beachfront restaurant.  

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Located in Puerto Morelos, one of the best snorkeling locations in the Riviera Maya, Excellence Riviera Cancun is the perfect resort for someone who wants a mega resort experience.  With tons of restaurants to choose from, and swim up suites, you can find something new and exciting to try every day.

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There are so many fantastic resort options in the Riviera Maya that it can be hard to choose.  Hopefully we made your planning a bit easier.

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Kristin Young
Kristin is a hiker, triathlete, and avid snorkeler who spends her free time traveling around the Caribbean in search of all of the best snorkeling, hiking, and unique adventures.