Luxurious living waits around every corner in breathtaking Mexico
You’ll be on the beaches of this top luxury destination in just 10 hours from the UK, giving you ample time to catch up on your beauty sleep or enjoy a film or two.
Once you reach Mexico, you’ll be greeted by an array of fabulous 4* and 5* hotels, all eager to give you the VIP treatment you’ve been waiting for. Located right on Mexico’s world renowned and postcard-worthy beaches, these resorts offer easy access to the water and your own private suntanning area. With classic white sand, crashing waves and palm tree backdrops, unwinding here is an opulent treat.
It’s not just the beaches that bring the elite to Mexico – several award-winning golf courses, high end shopping opportunities and gourmet restaurants with unbeatable views draw their fair share of visitors, too. Mexican hotels also pride themselves on their luxury spas, offering all sorts of beauty and massage treatments, as well as whirlpools and saunas.
Living the high life in Mexico
Luxury really is synonymous with Mexico, and you’ll find endless plush resorts dotted along the coast that exemplify this. Riviera Maya, a Caribbean resort on Mexico’s Yucutan Peninsula, is home to numerous exquisite hotels, some with their own shopping malls, activity centres and private beaches. Riviera Maya is also where you’ll find the Playacar Golf Course and the Sian Ka’an biosphere reserve with dolphins and other exotic species. Playa del Carmen is another luxury resort with fantastic shopping opportunities like the Paseo del Carmen on 5th avenue. Browse through upmarket stores that sell fine art, jewellery and some of the hottest fashions.
For VIP treatment Playa Mujeres is second to none. Right on the tip of the Yucutan Peninsula, 5* resorts here are the height of glamour with gourmet restaurants, waiter service on the beach and your own private hot tub on your hotel room terrace. The Playa Mujeres Golf Course is especially popular with holiday goers and some resorts, like the Dreams Playa Mujeres, offer complimentary green fees.
Other luxury holidays to take a look at
Mexico is just one of the luxury destinations available. If you’re eager to experience some more pampering and decadence in other high end hotspots, check out the likes of the Caribbean islands, or try something closer to home in lavish Santorini. But if Mexico still has your heart, our travel guide will give you more information on how to plan your holiday. While you’re at it, here’s a list of some of our top luxury hotels.
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Immersed in a tropical garden setting and located on a secluded beach, this 5* Mexican getaway is both decadent and relaxing. An adults-only hotel, this resort boasts nine restaurants of its own, ranging from Italian and Mediterranean to American and beach grill, and when you add its sister hotel El Dorado Royale you'll get 13 pools to choose from.
Situated along the Playa del Carmen beach you'll have immediate access to the warm waters, which you can reach by walking along a long wooden deck. This 5* adults-only hotel has four large pools, and for extra ambiance you can book a villa with your own private swimming area. During the day, there are several hotel activities to join, including wine tasting, cooking classes, and the hotel's luxury spa specialising in massages and beauty treatments.
Voted one of the world's most romantic hotels by Forbes Magazine, TUI Sensimar El Dorado Seaside Suites and Spa lives up to the hype. Palm trees and tropical gardens surround this adults-only 5* venue, and canopied daybeds dot its perimeter for your relaxation. Because it's right on the beach, you can spend your time snorkelling or soaking up the rays. If you're feeling hungry you have seven restaurants to choose from, and you can also order drinks straight to your beach sunbed from one of the bar waiters.
This luxury 5* hotel is a water lover's dream come true. Located right on the beachfront, you'll have access to a private coastline as well as 11 pools situated around the hotel. If that isn't enough, you can grab a refreshing cocktail at one of the swim up bars. For a little exercise hotel guests can play on one of the six tennis courts before indulging in a gourmet meal at the Italian, Grill House or Asian a la carte restaurants.