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Most people book luxury resorts in Mexico for a specific purpose: to have a view of the ocean, to experience exciting and enriching activities, and to indulge in gourmet dining.
To successfully book a hotel that has a mission of excellence, and therefore make your vacation everything you have ever imagined, it pays to know that many hotels are special. Yet some are more special than most.
The best hotels and luxury resorts in Mexico know exactly what the connected components of a special holiday are, and do their best to deliver in order to make everyone´s vacation dreams come true.
If you’re in vacation mode and are seeking full-service hospitality with professional warmth, we have picked out the best luxury resorts in Mexico that will fulfill the dreams of any premium traveler.
Garza Blanca Preserve Resort & Spa, Puerto Vallarta
Garza Blanca Resort & Spa in Puerto Vallarta is a luxury all-inclusive resort that has a serious take on modern luxury. Set within 85 acres of tropical jungle, the staff are always prepared to bring a vacation experience unlike any other.
The accommodations are elegant, featuring king-size beds with luxury count-thread, en suite bathrooms with separate bathtubs and showers, and private balconies with ocean or jungle views. High tech amenities such as climate control, Wi-Fi internet, entertainment centers, and multi-line telephones, will make you feel right at home. With every preference quietly noted, guests have access to high-end amenities, 24-hour room service, a Nespresso coffee maker, minibars or fridges restocked daily, laundry service, turndown service, blackout curtains, and more.
Three gourmet on-site restaurants cater to any craving. Blanca Blue showcases colorful breakfasts and Mexican cuisine at its finest, masterfully blending the region’s flavors and typical produce. BocaDos STK is a classic steakhouse specializing in innovative dishes and dry-aged steaks, and for poolside snacks, a casual, elegant setting can be found at Aquazul.
If pampering is your thing, the Spa Imagine suites are well-equipped to ensure your comfort. World-class treatments can be customized for guests, leading to deep personal relaxation.
The Spa Imagine hydrotherapy circuit will take you on a journey tailored to well-being, as you complete the circuit of the steam room, sauna, pressure massage shower, six-cycle vitality pool, cold plunge pool, and vitality pool.
Finally, you can’t go wrong with the classics. Unhurried activities such as yoga, snorkeling, hiking, tequila and wine-tasting, paddle boarding, basketball, squash, or splashing in the three outdoor swimming pools, are just some of the things that make staying here the best decision.
Hotel Mousai, Puerto Vallarta
Hotel Mousai is an ultra-luxe, adults-only, designer resort. If exclusive experiences in unrivaled, tropical surroundings appeal to all your senses, you had better plan to get ridiculously spoiled when you book your stay at Hotel Mousai.
With three gourmet restaurants including Bocados STK, Blanca Blue, and Hiroshi plus the addition of two new restaurants coming in October 2021, NOI, Italian, and DAO, Chinese. Guests also have access to the Terrace restaurant for breakfast, and the Rooftop, for lunch and dinner. Many flavors for every day of the week can be sampled as part of your fun in the sun. Take in a sunset from the rooftop infinity pool with a creative cocktail in your hand, or craft your own libations to enjoy on your spacious private terrace, where you can relax in your hammock or in your private jacuzzi.
On the beach or on the Orange deck, you can take part in a yoga class, or if a hike appeals, the amazing trails that loop around the most scenic parts of the preserve have various types of flora and fauna. You can taste wild fruits and berries, and learn a little about how to recognize bird songs.
The resort spa features suites inspired by the body’s energy centers known as chakras, and state-of-the-art automated massage tables for perfect height and comfort, empowering both adventurers and romantics with renewed energy and peace.
The gym overlooks the ocean, and after a workout, you can head down to the white sand beach, located a short distance away, to relax on beach lounge chairs and soak up the sun – which could be considered one of the most romantic spots in Mexico. Being the first and only AAA Five Diamond-rated resort in Puerto Vallarta, hotels in Mexico don’t get much better than this.
Villa del Palmar Cancun
Family ‘fun-cations’ are fabulous, and at Villa del Palmar Cancun making your family’s vacation a little more deluxe and extra special is all part of the service.
Located in the heart of the Playa Mujeres district, this resort is enriched with modern refinement. The suites offer either garden or ocean views, so you can relax in stylish, thoughtfully curated spaces. The luxury residences are truly lavish, with many fine privileges thrown in, such as a set of premium liquors and L’Occitane bath amenities.
As the tide tells the time, dawn dances on the famed white-sand beaches and Cancun’s turquoise-blue ocean will always surprise and delight. If you wish, the brand-new inflatable Aqua Park features different areas where teens can climb, run and jump around as they splash in the Caribbean Sea.
After a fine breakfast of fresh orange juice, chilaquiles, and tropical fruit, there are plenty of activities both indoors or outdoors to choose from. The activities team at Villa del Palmar Cancun are talented professionals; experts in organizing fabulous experiences.
Nearby cenotes tours are a must or discover the enormous city of Cobá in the middle of the Mayan jungle, never spotted by the Spaniards. You can climb Nohoch Mul, the tallest pyramid within the Yucatan peninsula, or visit XSenses with the kids, where they can enjoy more than 15 activities with fantastic scenarios by land, air, and water.
For romantics, The Village Spa offers a sensual couple’s wrap and a massage that references the wisdom and blessings of the ancient Mayan culture. This is where old-fashioned culture becomes alive and well. “Kan” is the energy associated with the creation that runs throughout the body, the energy of love where all creation originates.
Italian, Japanese, and traditional Mexican cuisine are available within this beach resort, with unique flavors, always being accompanied by an extensive wine list and a full-service bar. The tropical cocktails are served so fresh, they could be even considered a health elixir!
Garza Blanca Resort & Spa Cancun
If you are in search of memories and new opportunities within exquisite grounds with impeccable service, this is a premium choice. At Garza Blanca Cancun perfection just happens. It continues to be well-advised as one of the best luxury resorts in Mexico.
The resort is still in its soft opening phase, but guests have access to all the activities and facilities at its neighboring sister resort, Villa del Palmar Cancun. The entertainment team dynamically leads on-site with a variety of activities. Tabata lessons, kayaking, water aerobics, Mayan volleyball, trivia, bachata lessons, and salsa classes are just a small selection of offerings. Consult the weekly activities program for more information.
If you seek an adventure full of feeling you can book a day trip to Isla Mujeres, a paradisiacal island located a 20-minute ferry ride from Cancun. With a number of ancient ruins still standing, the island is rich in Mayan culture and much historical significance.
The island also boasts seafood restaurants, moped and boat tours, snorkeling, kayaking, an aquatic park, a lighthouse, and a sanctuary for sea turtles.
Chichén Itzá, a large pre-Columbian city, or the famous towns of Puerto Morelos and Playa del Carmen, are perfect day trips for variety, romance, relaxation, and adventure all expertly woven together.
Once back in the heart of the resort to restore your energy after a day full of activities, enjoying a delicious food reward is ideal. There are three restaurants with specialties and many elaborate Mexican dishes; even a beach raw bar, where you can enjoy the freshest quality seafood full of flavorful goodness, including ceviche, tostadas, and seafood cocktails.
All accommodation suites feature elegant chairs, plush en suite bathrooms, and private terraces which are all part of the new design with exclusive details. A swanky touch can be added if you book a suite with a swim-up pool right on your terrace, where you can relax and socialize in style. Be one of the first to stay at the fully finished resort coming in October 2021.
Garza Blanca Resort & Spa Los Cabos
Garza Blanca Resort & Spa Los Cabos is where it’s always time to get happy. The Sea of Cortez is right outside this beach resort in Cabo San Lucas, where the desert stretches out behind, allowing you to discover the best of nature in every direction.
Simply step outside and find your spot in the sun or shade at one of the eight outdoor pools or set your sights on the ultimate sanctuary at the spa, where signature treatments include The Aromatic Water Lily Massage, The Ancestral Cacao Treatment, and The Shirodhara Experience to open the Sixth Chakra.
The ultra-luxe resort offers four restaurants ensuring its status as a culinary destination. They have enlisted a dream team of chefs to deliver refined menus and delights, and the perfect ambiance found within each makes this resort a gastronomic temple.
If you’re thirsty, you’re in luck. Mixology is a high-art form here with great spots for cocktails or an ultra-cold beer (don’t miss the sassy margaritas and mezcalitos).
The swim-up bar is a lively spot and a popular daytime choice, serving a variety of premium drinks and cocktails.
When you are ready for some adventure you can book a whale-watching tour (late December thru mid-April), or a camel tour, or perhaps some snorkeling or a private yacht charter.
A visit to El Arco and the surrounding area is a must on your to-do list. The best way to get close to the Arch is to take a boat tour, as you head to this distinctive landmark – an impressive rock formation that has been widely photographed.
Your accommodations feature one king or two queen-size beds, private terraces with views and hammocks, spacious en-suite bathrooms, and appointed Experience Hosts. Penthouses include gourmet kitchens, foyer entrances, and jacuzzi tubs. If you’re lucky enough to be doing business in town, premium Wi-Fi is included.
As night falls, pick up the energy in any one of the vibrant restaurants and nightclubs in Cabo San Lucas and dance till dawn, or simply enjoy a terrace sunset from your room.
Luxury Resorts in Mexico for the Ultimate Vacation
If you do your homework (and we did) you will find luxury resorts in Mexico that capture the heart and soul of the place you are visiting. Some beach resorts call this hospitality, but these luxury hotels name this something else; it’s called Mexico’s endless welcome….
And if your vacation were to have a slogan it would surely have to be – Mexican fun, only available in Mexico!