4 Great Riviera Maya Adults-Only All-Inclusives

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    4 Great Riviera Maya Adults-Only All-Inclusives

    Adult-Only Resorts in the Riviera Maya
    Adult-only resorts in the Riviera Maya. Courtesy Secrets Resorts

    Mexico is a big player on the all-inclusive hotels and resorts scene, particularly along the idyllic Caribbean coastline known as the Riviera Maya. Adults-only all-inclusive vacations are an attractive option for couples, especially honeymooners, as many tend to focus on creating a romantic environment for guests.

    Always check with the resort to find out exactly what services and amenities are included in the daily rate, as some resorts charge extra for certain activities like spa, excursions and special occasion dining.

    Click on to discover four of our favorite adults-only Riviera Maya all-inclusive hotels and resorts.

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    El Dorado Seaside Suites

    El Dorado Seaside Suites
    El Dorado Seaside Suites. Courtesy Karisma Resorts

    An adults-only resort offering the signature “Gourmet Inclusive” concept, focusing on offering gourmet dining pitched several notches above the average all-inclusive. The 282-suite resort was named by Forbes.com as one of the most romantic hotels in the world and has also received awards from Conde Nast Traveler and Wine Spectator magazine.

    What Makes it Special:

    • The resort is set on Kantenah Beach, a secluded stretch of white-sand Caribbean beachfront
    • Private jacuzzis and complimentary mini-bars in every suite
    • 7 bars and 6 restaurants to choose from, with daily changing menus
    • 3 freshwater pools and a man-made river
    • Signature romantic treats like the Beachfront Sky Massage and private beach dinner for two


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    Royal Hideaway Playacar

    Royal Hideaway Playacar
    Royal Hideaway Playacar. Courtesy Occidental Hotels and Resorts

    This European-inspired adults-only resort is situated in the exclusive enclave of Playacar, just outside the bustling city of Playa del Carmen. The 200 rooms are located in villas spread throughout the property, the best of which have sweeping ocean views.

    What Makes it Special:

    • Beautiful landscaping – winding man-made rivers, lush, manicured gardens, and beachfront pool that seems to blend into the sea beyond
    • Authentic Japanese dining at Azia restaurant, complete with tatami rooms and expertly made sushi
    • The Chef’s Table at Las Ventanas restaurant: chef Florian Dürre's degustation menu includes classical techniques and molecular gastronomy (extra charge)
    • Sunset and cocktails at Spices, the oceanfront restaurant

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    Secrets Maroma Beach

    Secrets Maroma Beach
    Courtesy Secrets Resorts

    Set on what is widely considered one of the Riviera Maya's most beautiful beaches, Secrets Maroma is an all-suite resort that offers the company’s signature Unlimited Luxury concept, a program that includes perks such as cooking classes, tequila tastings and access to a host of exercise activities.

    What Makes it Special:

    • The focus is firmly on romance and honeymoon
    • The 412 luxury suites are spread across more than five hundred acres
    • The world-class Secrets Spa by Pevonia offers indoor and outdoor treatments, jacuzzis, an open-air theater and premium cocktails
    • The design is sophisticated, uncluttered and streamlined, and common areas are surprisingly tranquil for such a big resort


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    El Dorado Casitas Royale

    El Dorado Casitas Royale
    El Dorado Casitas Royale. © Suzanne Barbezat

    This adults-only playground, situated in a private section of the El Dorado Royale resort, consists of large thatched-roof casitas grouped around a series of infinity pools and rivers overlooking the ocean.

    What Makes it Special:

    • The casitas are incredibly spacious -- from 709 square feet and up – and decorated in clean, minimalist style, some with private infinity pools
    • Luxe in-room amenities, like jacuzzis and outdoor rock showers, abound
    • The lush landscaping and private pools create the sense of a tucked-away tropical oasis
    • Activities including Spanish lessons, water polo, archery and salsa dancing
    • The exclusivity of the setting and luxurious extras lends the resort the feel of an intimate boutique hotel feel

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