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Riviera Maya

Best Hotels in Riviera Maya

Whether you're looking for hotels that are family-friendly, adult-only, traditional and simple, or sophisticated and luxurious, Riviera Maya offers a wide variety to suit you. The majority of hotels in Riviera Maya offer beautiful private beaches, so there's no need to travel far for prime spots of sand. Here's a list of the top 10 hotels in Riviera Maya.

Grand Sirenis Riviera Maya
Grand Sirenis Riviera Maya

This 5* hotel and spa is located to the south of Playa del Carmen and is only an hour away from the international airport in Cancun. The lavish hotel is surrounded by rich vegetation, giving it a natural, rural ambience. Inspired by Mayan architecture, the hotel is open and spacious inside and out, and even has a well-preserved ancient Mayan ruin at the centre of the bay it sits on. The hotel offers a wide range of spa treatments, so relax, rejuvenate and be pampered in the luxurious spa.

Hideaway at Royalton Riviera Cancun
Hideaway at Royalton Riviera Cancun

Among the roster of facilities at this adults-only, All Inclusive Mexico hotel are 340 elegantly decorated rooms, over 15 bars, nine a la carte restaurants, a speciality restaurant, four pools, a fitness centre and much more. And it's only a 15-minute drive from Cancun international airport!

Gran Bahia Principe Coba
Gran Bahia Principe Coba

At this family-oriented hotel, it's easy to keep the whole family entertained. Let the kids have the time of their lives at the epic children's waterpark, but don't forget to pamper yourself at the luxury spa. Or if you're feeling sporty, tee off at the astonishing 36-hole golf course. The Grand Bahia Principe Coba is a wonderful place to make precious family memories on All Inclusive trips to Mexico.

Grand Riviera Princess
Grand Riviera Princess

This stunning hotel offers eight large outdoor pools and four kids pools, with poolside bars that provide snacks and drinks. Choose from a variety of luxury, spacious suites and family suites. Most rooms include a balcony or terrace, private whirlpools and whirlpool baths. There's also an evening entertainment programme and theatre to keep you amused.

El Dorado Royale Spa Resort by Karisma
El Dorado Royale Spa Resort by Karisma

Considered as being one of the most romantic hotels in the world, this adult-only resort offers comfortable and luxurious poolside beds, allowing you to relax in a more intimate setting with your partner. The outside area and pool area is surrounded by palm trees which gives the resort a romantic and intimate ambience.

Catalonia Riviera Maya Resort and Spa
Catalonia Riviera Maya Resort and Spa

This hotel is cleverly designed so each room offers stunning scenic views of the Caribbean Sea and the surrounding gardens. Known as being one of the best spa hotels in Riviera Maya, the spa includes beauty centres, hydro-massage showers, saunas, massage rooms, relaxation areas, fitness rooms and more.

Grand Bahia Principe Akumal
Grand Bahia Principe Akumal

There are plenty of activities to keep you busy at this family-oriented, beachside hotel, including watersports such as kayaking, snorkelling, scuba diving, and aqua aerobics. With excellent poolside waiter service, you'll be able to enjoy cold beverages from the comfort of your own luxury hammock.

Generations Riviera Maya
Generations Riviera Maya

The Generations Riviera Maya is like no other hotel. Consisting of mid-size apartment blocks that directly face the sea, many of the levels come with their own swimming pool-lined balconies. The cuisine isn't something to miss either – it's gourmet in style and covers a range of flavours, from Pan Asian to Mediterranean, not to mention a devilishly-luxe Mexican restaurant.

Occidental Grand Xcaret
Occidental Grand Xcaret

This hotel does luxury on a grand scale. From the manmade cove to the 11 restaurants and 10 bars, there's no limit to what levels of opulence you'll find here. What's more is, the Occidental Grand Xcaret is located just across the street from Xcaret Park, a super theme park that offers snorkelling and swimming with dolphins.

Riu Palace Riviera Maya Hotel
Riu Palace Riviera Maya Hotel

This palace-like hotel directly opens up onto the white-sand beach, flanked by palm trees and the nearly-neon blue water. The interior is lavishly decorated, to say the least, and makes way for live evening entertainment, the hotel's very own nightclub. The cuisine of the five speciality restaurants ranges from Brazilian to Japanese fusion.