Mexico is so much more than tequila, fajitas and sombreros. With a diversity of landscapes, languages, cuisines and indigenous culture, a wealth of historical sites and museums, fantastic restaurants and an exciting arts scene, Mexico is a truly fantastic travel destination. It’s also a great place to find sunshine, white sand and clear seas. And if that’s what you’re looking for you need our Guru’s list of the best Mexican beach break hotels.
Mexico’s beautiful, and often historic, coastlines have plenty to offer on their own, and our best Mexican beach break hotels offer the perfect bases for seeing some of the sights as well as enjoying the beach lifestyle of your choosing - from the promise of some great parties, to more peaceful private beaches. But if you’re looking to see more of Mexico consider our list of the best hotels outside Mexico City, in conjunction with our best Mexican beach break hotels, and you’ll see the very best this colourful country has to offer.
Maroma on the Riviera Maya is a secluded hotel with a beautiful beach and outstanding facilities, or you might try the Viceroy Riviera Maya, a collection of private villas, each with their own pool overlooking the ocean, surrounded by tropical forest which rolls into white sand. It’s also got a great spa.
The Hotel Secreto on the Riviera Maya, has stylish rooms with fourposter beds and limestone floors, and balconies overlooking the infinity pool and then the beach, or you might also like Mezzanine in Tulum, which is a small but characterful hotel with thatched rooms and a popular restaurant right - also right on the beach.
Just steps from the ocean off Play del Carmen, Basico is a creatively designed hotel with an excellent seafood restaurant. Expect something halfway between a ship and a factory. Or you might try Boca Chica in Acapulco, which is right on the beach and has a lively social scene - including its own nightclub, as well as a spa, boutique and restaurant.
The Mandarin Oriental Riviera Maya is right beside a postcard perfect beach, surrounded by tropical rainforest - it’s sensitively constructed but it also has three restaurants and a high-spec spa.
Deseo in Playa del Carmem is a stylish, modern, 12 room hotel in the heart of town popular with young cosmopolitan folk, and is great value, with rooms starting from £86 per night. Or, for even better value, at around £70 per night, try Casa Ticul, a smart new hotel right on the beach at Playa del Carmen, with large, colourful rooms and a courtyard pool.
Playa del Carmen
Stylish seaside hotel in the heart of town in Playa del Carmen. Its lively location and outstanding terrace with swimming pool and bar make it a refuge for those young and cosmopolitan.
Playa del Carmen, Mexico
Inventive contemporary design and excellent seafood just steps from the ocean on the Playa del Carmen. Neon pink lamps, white concrete walls, floating beds, and swimming pools made from old trucker tires - decoration with humour. A young and fun place to stay.
Playa del Carmen
Stunning private villas surrounded by tropical forest and white sands. Watersports abound, delicious fresh fish restaurant, and fantastic Mayan spa to top it all off. A thrill for spa-junkies and beach seekers alike.
Isla Mujeres, Riviera Maya
One of Isla's only luxury boutique hotels. A hidden gem with infinity pool overlooking its own private beach. The chic modern rooms boast floor to ceiling windows and original artworks. The new bar serves up dangerously good Margaritas.
Acapulco (Fracc. Las Playas)
Beachfront hotel which offers a lively social scene in the form of bar and nightclub, as well as a relaxing chance to while away the days in the swimming pool or on the beach. Spa, boutique shops and seafood restaurant also on site. Golf, cliff-diving, fishing and snorkelling all nearby the hotel.
Tulum, Riviera Maya
Trendy barefoot luxury with a secluded beach and tropical gardens. Relax in airy suites and rooms with breathtaking sea views. Enjoy cocktails on the sun terrace or in dappled shade on bean bags. Great water sports and activities on offer. A place to relax in style.
A secluded oasis hotel with beautiful beach and outstanding facilities. This luxury resort is perfect for honeymoons, beach life, and endless pampering. Enjoy tropical relaxation at one of the three hotel pools or explore the area and the many activities on offer.
Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo, Mexico
Tropical forest hideaway by picture postacard beach
Playa del Carmen (LT 08 MZ 151 Col Zacil-Ha)
Intimate, adult-only boutique hotel combines traditional looks with contemporary comforts. Bright rooms and the courtyard swimming pool make this an ideal place for exploring by day, and relaxing in the evening. Breakfast is served poolside and is the perfect way to start the day. Great beach spot.