Don’t wait for the summer to enjoy the sun! This winter, get away from the snow and bone-chilling cold and escape to Mexico. Known for its vibrant culture, storied history, timeless architecture, and incredible food, Mexico is a treat for the senses, making it an ideal vacation for snowbirds. What’s more, for added comfort and convenience, there is a vast collection of luxury resorts to enjoy across Mexico, from the heart of Playa del Carmen to the lush vegetation of Jalisco!
10/10 The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort
Situated in Nayarit, the St. Regis Punta Mita Resort sits on 22 acres of green, lush property. This elegant resort is a private oasis for lucky guests, away from lively beach resorts and busy city roads. A vacation at the St. Regis Punta Mita should be one filled with indulgence, relaxation, and peace. Get pampered at the Luxe Remède Spa, enjoy fine dining fare by the beach, or play a few rounds of golf at the Jack Niclaus Signature Golf Course. Guests can also enhance their stay by partaking in their butler services, water sports facilities, and bicycle rental services.
9/10 Hotel Ma’Xanab Tulum
Experience the beauty of Tulum with a luxe stay at Hotel Ma’xanab Tulum. Furnished with rustic decor, this elegant resort comes with a collection of convenient amenities, including room service, an on-site spa, open-air baths, infinity pools, and a private beach. Enjoy a complimentary breakfast by the beach while admiring the ocean views at this adults-only resort, which sits a short drive from Tulum Beach and the Tulum National Park.
8/10 Fairmont Mayakoba
Situated in Quintana Roo, the Fairmont Mayakoba offers a convenient stay in luxury digs. Popular among families and those traveling with friends, the Fairmont Mayakoba is only a stone’s throw away from the El Camaleon Mayakoba Golf Course, the Tres Rios Ecopark, and the popular Mamitas Beach Club. Otherwise, guests can enjoy the magic of Mexico from the comfort of the resort! Fairmont Mayakoba offers activities like golfing, canoeing, cycling, diving, archery, snorkeling, windsurfing, and even cooking classes!
7/10 Palafitos Overwater Bungalows
Situated near Maroma Beach in Playa del Carmen, this stunning resort literally sits on top of Mexico’s turquoise waters! Enjoy uninterrupted ocean views from one’s private and luxury overwater bungalow when staying at Palafitos Overwater Bungalows, an adults-only stay. Besides luxe amenities like an outdoor tennis court, room service, and on-site spa services, Palafitos is close to several recreational attractions like the El Camaleon Mayakoba Golf Course, the Mamitas Beach Club, and the Tres Rios Ecopark.
6/10 Papaya Playa Project
Situated in Tulum, the Papaya Playa Project offers a mix of comfort and convenience. Sitting right by the beach, guests can enjoy a fun-filled beach day that involves fishing, cycling, scuba diving, snorkeling, and windsurfing. At the same time, the resort is only a short distance from Tulum Beach and Tulum National Park. Pressed for time? No worries! This swanky resort offers convenient perks to its guests, including self-parking, a 24-hour front desk, and roundtrip shuttles to the airport (for a fee).
5/10 Le Blanc Spa Resort
Situated in Cancun, Le Blanc Spa Resort is an adults-only stay packed with luxe and style. This swanky resort is only steps away from a private beach and offers other recreational amenities like a sauna, steam room, fitness center, and spacious pools. Aside from chilling at the resort, guests can easily get to nearby attractions like Forum Beach, the Mandala Nightclub, the Museo Sensorial del Tequila, and the Museo de Arte Popular Mexicano.
4/10 Grand Velas Riviera Maya
Enjoy a luxe stay at Playa del Carmen’s Grand Velas Riviera Maya. This private resort is full of pampering amenities! Take a spa day at their on-site spa, lounge in their outdoor pool, or sip cocktails at the Grand Velas bar. Plus, as with any luxe resort, this stay also comes equipped with their own restaurant and room service. What’s more, the Grand Velas Riveria Maya provides no shortage of fun, hosting water activities like snorkeling, scuba diving, or kite-surfing. Visitors can even take a short drive to the Xcaret Eco Theme Park for more water-related ventures!
3/10 Conrad Punta De Mita
Along the Riviera Nayarit and west of the Sierre Madre, the Conrad Punta de Mita makes for a magical stay. This swanky yet tranquil resort allows guests to be at one with nature while enjoying lavish comforts like 24-hour room service, an on-site salon, an ocean-view balcony (in each guest room), and a healthy collection of restaurants on-site. Plus, guests can partake in several recreational activities at the resort, including horse riding, golfing, and some water sports excursions.
2/10 Banyan Tree Mayakoba
A vacation at Banyan Tree Mayakoba in Playa del Carmen is anything but ordinary. This spacious resort invites visitors to experience the Riveria Maya at their AAA 5 Diamond-certified property, complete with a private villa, a private beach, and on-site spa amenities. Dine outdoors amongst the trees and glowing lights, or enjoy breakfast with an ocean view. Even their rooms offer an incredible view of the oceanfront!
1/10 Cuixmala, Costa Careyes
Step into a mystical setting when staying at the Cuixmala in Jalisco. This stunning resort boasts 25,000 acres, nestled within the vibrant jungle (and fruit plantation) of western Mexico! A popular stay among the elite and A-listers, Cuixmala provides an intimate, eco-friendly stay for the eco-conscious traveler. The best part about this resort is its location; this beautiful property sits among Mexico’s majestic mountains and lagoons, which makes for fun recreational activities like horseback riding, surfing, and cruising.