Best Mexican Beach Break Hotels

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.

Best Mexican Beach Break Hotels

Best Mexican Beach Break Hotels for Romance

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.

Best Mexican Beach Break Hotels for Ocean Views

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.

Best Mexican Beach Break Hotels for Fun in the Sun

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.

Best Mexican Beach Break Hotels for Peace and Quiet

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.

Best Mexican Beach Break Hotels for Great Value

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.

If you haven’t found your ideal Mexican break hotel on our list of the best Mexican Beach Break Hotels you could:

Best Mexican Beach Break Hotels

  • Deseo 12 rooms from CA$175

    Playa del Carmen, NOT TO SHOW

    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.

    Sit-out Terrace  -  Fabulous decked terrace with lively bar and swimming pool.
    Swimming Pool  -  Rooftop Pool
    City Style
    Restrictions on children  -  No children.
    Recommended by  -  Mr & Mrs Smith, I Escape, Tablet, Kiwi Collection
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  • Basico 12 rooms

    Playa del Carmen, NOT TO SHOW

    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.

    Lively area  -  Steps from the ocean on the Playa del Carmen.
    City Style
    Views  -  Great views from hotel
    Recommended by  -  Mr & Mrs Smith, I Escape, Tablet
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  • Viceroy Riviera Maya 41 rooms from CA$516

    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.

    Beach Life  -  Whether it's sitting sipping a cocktail on the white sands or kite surfing across the bay- this is a beach bums paradise!
    Private villas  -  Private luxury villas only.
    Swimming Pool  -  Pools looking on to beach
    Recommended by  -  Mr & Mrs Smith, Tablet, Kiwi Collection, Fodors
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  • Hotel Secreto 12 rooms from CA$448

    Isla Mujeres

    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.

    Total relaxation  -  A sleepy tropical island with a laid back charm, spend your days sunbathing, swimming with dolphins or snorkelling the reefs.
    Sights nearby  -  The hotel can arrange scooter rentals and tours of the island.
    Swimming Pool  -  Infinity pool with spectacular sea views.
    Designer  -  Uniquely designed interiors.
    Recommended by  -  Fodors
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  • Boca Chica 30 rooms from CA$146

    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.

    Spa  -  Natural and herbal ingredients. Artisan aromatherapy.
    Lively  -  Nightclub on site
    Designer  -  Uniquely designed interiors.
    Views  -  Great views from hotel
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  • Mezzanine 9 rooms from CA$259


    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. Adults only.

    Honeymoons  -  Secluded suites boasting Jacuzzis and balconies facing the Caribbean and surrounded by lush jungle and miles unspoilt beaches.
    Eco break  -  Environmentally sound, the hotel operates on solar energy, generators, and recycled rainwater.
    Diving  -  The reefs just off Tulum’s white sand beaches are home to grouper, small reef sharks and numerous colorful fish
    Local markets  -  Check out the local crafts in Tulum, artisans work with clay, wood, and handmade textiles to create treasures.
    Recommended by  -  Fodors, Tablet
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  • Maroma 63 rooms from CA$620

    Riviera Maya, NOT TO SHOW

    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.

    Back to Nature  -  Set on the fringes of 200 acres of jungle and coconut plantations on one of the most beautiful beaches in mexico- utter bliss!
    Total relaxation  -  Indulge in traditional Mayan healing techniques at the spa, or sip cocktails under a palapa overlooking the sea.
    Diving  -  PADI courses are available on the reef as well as cave diving in local cenotes, natural sinkholes.
    Birdwatching  -  Visit Contoy Island - an uninhabited island which is now a protected bird sanctuary.
    Recommended by  -  I Escape, Tablet, Kiwi Collection, Mr & Mrs Smith
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  • Mandarin Oriental Riviera Maya

    Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo, NOT TO SHOW

    Tropical forest hideaway by picture postacard beach

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  • Casa Ticul 20 rooms from CA$141

    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.

    Romantic Break  -  An adults only hotel built for romance, the palatial suites come with private terraces and hot tubs.
    Swimming Pool  -  Small outdoor plunge pool
    Restrictions on children  -  Adults only.
    Full of character
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Written by Kat Parr Mackintosh

posted Friday, 12th February 2010
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