Mexico’s long coastline and warm climate make it a popular destination for those looking for some beachside fun and relaxation. Some popular beach destinations in Mexico include Tulum, Cancun, Playa del Carmen, and Los Cabos—destinations that offer a range of activities both in the sea and on land. We’ve reviewed and selected the best beach resorts in Mexico where you can relax and make unforgettable memories. These beach resorts also let you explore the shoreline, try the local cuisine, and be close to ancient ruins.

Banyan Tree Mayakoba, Playa del Carmen

Featuring a collection of contemporary Asian-inspired villas set along a pristine beach and surrounded by lush, tropical vegetation and mangrove forests, Banyan Tree Mayakoba perfectly captures the colours of a beach getaway in Mexico with its warm colour palette and splashes of green. Dine at Sands Beach Club and enjoy the ocean breeze as you taste Yucatan flavours, or go for a romantic dinner at Saffron. There are 5 other restaurants serving steaks, burgers, Italian, oriental, and authentic Mexican dishes too!

Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita

Amazing ocean views for days await at Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita! We certainly could get used to waking up inside any of the beautifully appointed casitas, each with private plunge pools. If you prefer views from a higher vantage point, we suggest the Cielo Oceanfront Vista set on the higher areas of the hotel for expansive sunset views and even more amazing stargazing opportunities. P.S. We love how the hotel has a family-friendly beach and an adults-only pool area too! Ask about the Tamai Pool if you’re interested in the latter…

Chablé Maroma

Chablé Maroma, Playa del Carmen

Chablé Maroma is where the rainforest meets the sea; where you can experience a celebration of Mayan culture while being steps away from the second-largest reef in the world! Designed as an oasis connecting the ocean and the forest, this luxury resort has villas that incorporate natural regional materials with local textures and colours. On-site, relax in the temazcal—the steam house, or experience the special Shaman-guided ceremony for couples that bring blessings of love, peace, and union. Perfect for honeymooners!

Viceroy Riviera Maya

Nestled in the rainforest of the Riviera Maya and close to Playa del Carmen, Viceroy Riviera Maya is a luxury resort with 41 private villas each with its own plunge pool. Discover the area with nature-filled experiences or relax at the full-service spa on site. For us, Coral Restaurant + Bar’s pool deck and poolside cabanas spell the kind of fun and relaxation we imagine when on vacation in Mexico. Make sure to try the locally inspired drinks by the house mixologists.

Nobu Hotel Los Cabos

One of the more sleek resorts on this list, Nobu Hotel Los Cabos features contemporary design fused with Japanese detailing. Nobu’s first hotel in Mexico, the resort has infinity pools, retail shopping, private cabanas, and a host of dining spots to choose from. Our favourite is Playabar, the beachside restaurant that offers flavourful snacks by the Cortez Pool topped with amazing views of the ocean. The minimalist aesthetic at Nobu Café is super cool too, though!

The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort

Experience luxury set on 22 acres of tranquil beachside peninsula grounds at The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort. Each of the stylish garden or ocean view suites and guestrooms comes with the hotel’s signature St. Regis Butler Service and has the finest amenities for the most relaxing stay. There are multiple restaurants and bars serving Mexican and Latin American delights on site, and private dining can be arranged too. The hotel also boasts a 36-hole golf course, 2 heated outdoor pools, an exercise room, and the luxurious Remede Spa with indoor and outdoor treatment areas.

Zadun – A Ritz-Carlton Reserve, San Jose del Cabo

Zadun, part of the Ritz-Carlton Hotels collection, delivers the brand’s gold standard in international hospitality in Baja California Sur, Mexico. A celebration of land and sea, you can enjoy a desert walk that ends at a magical waterfall, go snorkelling, or even play golf on site. After a day of exploration, replenish your strength with dishes infused with indigenous spices and recipes passed down from generations at any of the 3 restaurants in the resort. You can also take it slow at the moody Candil Bar or get pampered at Spa Alkemia’s healing waters before retreating to your ultra-luxe modern suite.

Montage Los Cabos

An idyllic and contemporary hideaway set on a premier beachfront area in Cabo, Montage Los Cabos spans 39 acres across the azure waters of Santa Maria Bay. This luxurious oasis is the perfect base from which you can enjoy snorkelling and diving while enjoying world-class amenities. Recreational activities include kayaking, Luxury Day Boat excursions, sailing and yachting, golfing, and horseback riding to name a few. There’s also an on-site PADI certification course you can do for those who are on longer vacations!

Conrad Tulum Riviera Maya

Eye-catching and modern yet true to its Mexican roots, Conrad Tulum Riviera Maya invites you to discover nearby ruins and underground cenotes that will spark a sense of wonder in you. Explore the ancient lands, swim through cool underground water formations, trek through lush jungles or simply stroll on the beautiful shoreline. In your private sanctuary, enjoy comfy and warm neutral interiors with tropical jungle or ocean vistas with beautiful sunsets.

W Punta de Mita

W Hotels is known for its vibrant twist on luxury accommodation, and W Punta de Mita is definitely one of the more playful and youthful beach resorts in Mexico. Each cabana is filled with pops of colour that make for an energized stay! Make sure to try out Mexico’s famed ceviches at Chevycheria, the beachside restaurant and bar, before heading out to enjoy the surf at the resort’s private white sand beach on Riviera Nayarit. This resort is perfect for a fun vacation with friends, for sure!

Etereo, Auberge Resorts Collection, Playa del Carmen

Etereo, meaning ethereal in Spanish, is a luxury beachfront hotel in Playa del Carmen. Enjoy the sound of waves meeting the white sand beaches as you relax on your hammock or terrace lounger. The hotel is set on the more secluded Kanai development which makes it an even more peaceful getaway compared to other resorts in the area. Choose from studios and suites which offer beautifully styled interior and private outdoor spaces, all with undisturbed ocean views.

Kempinski Hotel Cancún

Kempinski Hotel Cancun is one of the most timeless and luxurious beach resorts in Mexico. Bringing you 5-star luxury in Cancun, this luxury hotel is home to a range of restaurants and bars serving an eclectic variety of local and international flavours. Apart from the relaxing waters of the Caribbean, guests are also invited to experience KAYANTA Spa’s famed wellness treatments that use indigenous ingredients for a locally inspired sense of renewal.

JW Marriott Cancun Resort & Spa

A luxury beachfront resort located in Cancun, JW Marriott Cancun Resort & Spa has a prime location facing the Caribbean Sea. The resort offers guests breathtaking views of the turquoise waters and pristine sandy beaches from the upscale guest rooms and suites with private balconies or terraces. Choose from a range of dining options serving international cuisine—think Thai, Japanese, Italian, and Polynesian among others, and Mexican specialties. You can also chill out at the Lobby Bar, take a dip in the outdoor pool, or have some quiet pampering time at the on-site spa.

One&Only Palmilla, San Jose del Cabo

It’s hard not to fall in love with any of the hotels by One&Only, and One&Only Palmilla definitely belongs in our selection of the best beach resorts in Mexico. If you love lofty views, you’ll enjoy the views from the rooms, suites, and villas set on a hilltop overlooking the Sea of Cortez. The golden shores of this secluded spot on the Baja Peninsula are sprinkled with boulders that create a richly-textured landscape by the sea. Travelling with the family? Experience water adventures and land exploration with the kids, or arrange for kids- or couples-only activities so everyone can have some time to have fun and chill individually. P.S. This luxury hotel is pet-friendly too!

Waldorf Astoria Los Cabos Pedregal, Cabo San Lucas

We can’t help but smile a little (a lot, really) when Waldorf Astoria Los Cabos Pedregal shows up on our Instagram feed because their shots are just fantastic! This luxurious haven is your doorway to experiencing Mexico in style. Choose from its guest rooms and suites for a cosier hideaway, or one of the casitas, villas, and private homes for more spacious retreats. Fine dining experiences await at each of its restaurants and bars. Our pick? El Farallon’s thoughtful wine pairings and sublime setting overlooking the Pacific Ocean. For unique relaxing therapies, indulge your senses with “curanderismo” (Mexican Folk Healing) at Luna y Mar where you’ll experience energetic healing rituals.

Hotel Esencia, Quintana Roo

A 50-acre estate set in the middle of famous Playa del Carmen and Tulum, Hotel Esencia was originally a private home of an Italian duchess. Today, it is a sought-after destination for honeymooners seeking an idyllic Mexican beach getaway. There are 3 villas and 45 suites—all designed for maximum privacy, and easy access to the beautiful shoreline that is far away from the bigger resorts and busy boat traffic. The shoreline at Hotel Esencia is so quiet that sea turtles choose to come back yearly and lay their eggs here, a testament to this getaway’s truly tranquil nature.

Viceroy Los Cabos, San Jose del Cabo

A design-led getaway in Baja, Viceroy Los Cabos is perfect for travellers who love minimalist and neutral spaces. This architecturally stunning hotel by Miguel Angel Aragonés transports you to a tranquil state of mind while spoiling you with cinematic views and stylish interior design everywhere you turn. Modern and fun, Viceroy Los Cabos is home to 6 restaurants and lounges, a rooftop bar, and is the perfect home base for you to explore endless outdoor adventures on land and in the sea. After the adrenaline rush from your outdoor excursions, slow down and enjoy the mood at Cielomar Rooftop where you can sip on drinks as the sky wows you with its sunset glow.

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Powered by copious amounts of caffeine, Tracy is a cat lady who loves island hopping in Asia. A writer by profession and an interior designer at heart, she loves synergistic aesthetics that breathe life and character into spaces. She finds inspiration from the grand and the mundane, and dreams of living by the beach.