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Riviera Maya: El Dorado Casitas Royale
Whether you're planning a honeymoon or looking to clock some time with your partner without the kids in tow, we've found ten of Mexico's best adults-only resorts, from hyper-luxurious retreats where everyone dresses up for dinner, to fun-packed mega-resorts. Mexico has a great many fabulous resorts perfect for couples looking to spend some quality time together in a relaxing environment. Here are a few of the favorite adult-only all-inclusives throughout the country.
First on our list is El Dorado Casitas Royale, which pioneered a concept called “Gourmet All Inclusive,” designed as an alternative for couples wanting the carefree, everything-included experience in an upscale, romantic setting. The Casitas Royale is situated in a secluded corner of sister resort El Dorado Royale’s property on the Riviera Maya, and offers a private setting and spacious thatched-roof casitas overlooking infinity pools. Guests enjoy all the main resort’s amenities – seven restaurants, a full-service spa, tennis, and watersports – while retreating at the end of the day to a romantic casita.
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Playa del Carmen: Iberostar Grand Hotel Paraiso
This grand-scale all-inclusive is situated on the beachfront five minutes from Playa del Carmen. The resort features 310 rooms, a cigar bar, Thalassotherapy spa, and fun activities like cooking classes. Rooms are fairly basic Caribbean décor, but large layouts and terraces on the oceanview suites go a long way to creating a sense of laid-back luxury. Butlers patrol the beach and poolside to ensure guests have everything they need to achieve full relaxation.
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Playa del Carmen: Royal Hideaway Playacar
This luxurious 200-room retreat just minutes from Playa del Carmen is reminiscent of an elegant European resort, complete with grand staircase, meticulously landscaped gardens and tranquil waterways winding throughout the grounds. The restaurants, including the fine dining Las Ventanas and the inventive Japanese-inspired Azia, are a far cry from the buffet scene at many all-inclusive resorts. The resort is a hit with couples, especially honeymooners.
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Riviera Maya: Secrets Maroma
The tireless crusade of hoteliers in Mexico to glamorize the all-inclusive experience continues apace at Secrets, which touts its patented “Unlimited Luxury” concept. Here, grown up guests can look forward to 24-hour butler service, 12 swimming pools, seven restaurants and eight bars, along with a 13,000-square-foot. Pevonia spa. You won’t exactly feel alone—the resort has over 400 rooms—but you will feel pampered thanks to friendly, attentive service, spacious, elegantly outfitted suites (the lowest category is a junior suite) and a lovely white-sand beach just steps away.Continue to 5 of 6 below.
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Playa del Carmen: Viceroy Riviera
This luxury resort, formerly the Tides Riviera Maya, offers the best of both worlds: set in a lush tropical jungle, yet a stroll away from a 7-mile long stretch of pristine beachfront. With just 30 villas, this is the most intimate of the adults-only resorts, perfect for couples who value privacy and seclusion over cheap drinks and partying. The 1000-square-foot suites reveal plenty of romantic surprises, such as canopied beds, hand-crocheted hammocks, and outdoor showers. Couples can choose to dine anywhere in the resort: beachside, poolside, in their villas, or at the romantico restaurant La Marea, on a terrace overlooking the ocean.
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Cozumel: Aura Cozumel Grand Resort
The island of Cozumel, south of Cancun, has been a romantic destination since Jacques Cousteau discovered its spectacular reefs in the 1960s. This dazzlingly white, modern adults-only luxury resort continues the tradition with all-suite, oceanview accommodation, river-like pools and added extras like sunset dinners for two on the private dock.