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18 Most Luxurious Resorts in Mexico For Your Next Beach Vacation

Mexico is by far the most popular international travel destination for U.S. travelers – more than half of all trips taken by travelers from the United States abroad are to Mexico, after all! Looking for the most luxurious resorts in Mexico for your next escape to the beach? These are the most impressive resorts to consider across this diverse and beautiful country.

Hotel Xcaret Arte

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Opened in 2021, Hotel Xcaret Arte is our pick for the best resort in Mexico. Despite its large size, it has incredible luxury amenities like butler service, an eco-sustainable focus, and a rich connection to Mexican heritage and design, creating a uniquely curated all-around experience.

Hotel Xcaret Mexico

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Located just a stone’s throw from the heart of Playa del Carmen, Hotel Xcaret Mexico might be the most family-friendly all-inclusive resort in Mexico. There’s plenty to love here, but the hotel’s All-Fun Inclusive™ will be the highlight for travelers with kids, hands down. Guests will enjoy unlimited access to Grupo Xcaret’s eight nearby theme parks for a new experience every day – transportation included!

One&Only Mandarina

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Hidden away on a lush, green corner of Mexico’s Pacific Coast, One&Only Mandarina is unparalleled in both luxury and seclusion. This boutique-sized resort offers just 105 villas and treehouses to choose from; scattered across the old-growth jungle property, they offer an unparalleled amount of privacy that makes for a perfectly romantic setting.

Waldorf Astoria Los Cabos Pedregal

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The 115 rooms, suites, and stand-alone casitas and villas at the Waldorf Astoria Los Cabos Pedregal are all well-appointed and offer jaw-dropping views and thoughtful amenities, though this is just one of the reasons that the resort is among the best in popular Los Cabos. Another standout highlight at  is the culinary experience; the resort offers two stand-out signature restaurants as well as more casual poolside spots for dining.

Fairmont Mayakoba

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Located inside the exclusive gated Mayakoba community just outside of Playa del Carmen, Fairmont Mayakoba shines with everything from a championship golf course to an unparalleled beachfront. Recent renovations, including the resort’s spa, stunning Maykana beach club, and Cielo rooftop featuring fire pits and expansive ocean vistas, make it among the best resorts on Mexico’s white-sand Caribbean coastline.

Esperanza, Auberge Resorts Collection

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The luxe Esperanza, Auberge Resorts Collection has long been one of the most exclusive resorts in Cabo San Lucas, and it’s easy to see why.Accommodations are spacious, with even the most basic level of room offering large private terraces with Pacific Ocean views for the full indoor-outdoor living experience. Larger villas, haciendas, and casonas offer thoughtful, locally-inspired design and furnishings, with even more space to spread out.

Chileno Bay Resort & Residences, Auberge Resorts Collection

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Expansive ocean views with a private terrace from every room bring home the best of the Chileno Bay Resort & Residences, Auberge Resorts Collection aesthetic and experience: spacious, stunning, and richly prepared for an unforgettable stay experience. It’s the cooler, more exclusive little cousin to nearby Esperanza. Home to THE WELL, an outpost of the renowned New York-based wellness brand, Chileno Bay Resort & Residences is one of the leaders in a remarkable reimagining of Los Cabos as a bonafide wellness destination.

Rosewood Mayakoba

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With rooms perched upon a number of white-sand private islands set along the coast and the lush, untouched mangroves of the jungle, Rosewood Mayakoba emerges as a luxurious hideaway that feels like a combination of both beach escape and immersive jungle retreat. Among countless highlights like secluded, spacious rooms is an impeccable level of service that will leave you feeling like the only guest in this 129-room resort.

One&Only Palmilla

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Perched on a dramatic cliffside just south of San José del Cabo, One&Only Palmilla offers unrivaled luxury and, even better, elegance, but its rich connection to Mexican design and heritage makes the experience so much more. Three incredible restaurants offering fresh and authentic cuisine, a world-class wellness program, and butler service are just the start of the memorable experience of a stay at One&Only Palmilla.

The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort

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Nestled in the ultra-luxe Punta Mita community on Mexico’s Pacific Coast, The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort rests on a 22-acre property among stunning golden sands and shady shores. Beachfront spaces and dining options abound, with the Luxe Remède Spa and two Jack Nicklaus-designed golf courses as among the resort’s attractive features.

Grand Velas Los Cabos

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Velas Resorts is known among Mexico resort brands for making the all-inclusive stay a luxury experience, with its Grand Velas Los Cabos property as one of its stars. Every room in the resort offers ocean views and private terraces, many of which have private jacuzzis or plunge pools. Grand Velas Los Cabos is one that travelers with kids will particularly love – it’s perhaps our top recommendation for the best resort in Los Cabos for a family-friendly stay.

Grand Velas Boutique Los Cabos

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The newest of the Velas Resorts properties in Mexico is Grand Velas Boutique Los Cabos, the cooler, sleeker, and more exclusive little cousin of Grand Velas Los Cabos located immediately next door. Each of the property’s 79 suites is expansive, offering luxury amenities and personal concierge service, with views of the resort’s private, golden-sand beach. An impressive menu of engaging, locally-inspired activities and entertainment includes everything from chocolate tasting and spa services to spirits lessons in the dedicated Agave Tasting Room.

Susurros del Corazon, Auburge Resorts Collection

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The renowned luxury of Punta Mita gets even better at Susurros del Corazón, Auberge Resorts Collection. While the resort’s beachfront property is expansive, with a stunning white-sand beachfront and lushly forested surroundings, it feels every bit like the 56-room intimate boutique destination it is. Service is impeccable across the resort, everywhere from the six world-class restaurants to the three beautiful beachfront pools.

Zadún, A Ritz-Carlton Reserve

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Zadún, A Ritz-Carlton Reserve perched along the dune-covered coastline near San José del Cabo, perfectly embodies the Ritz-Carlton Reserve brand concept of “rare estates, set apart from the world, where heartfelt care and craftsmanship is felt at every turn.” The resort’s 113 rooms, suites, and villas are all expertly appointed and craft an indoor-outdoor living experience for guests to make the most of the stunning location.

Four Seasons Resort Tamarindo

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A 3,000-acre private nature reserve on a remote section of Mexico’s Pacific coast is home to Four Seasons Resort Tamarindo, one of the most secluded yet sumptuous resorts in Mexico. The ultra-modern design stands out from the cliffside and beach in this one-of-a-kind resort that derives much of its appeal from its all-encompassing luxury experience for travelers looking for the ultimate in rest and relaxation.

Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita

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Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita embodies all of the best of what has transformed Punta Mita into one of the most sought-after destinations for resort vacations in Mexico: the secluded and exclusive location among the stunning Pacific Coast, high-end amenities, and incredible service that feels like a family affair. Accommodations include suites, villas, and private vacation homes for rent, which makes it a popular destination for getaways with all the friends and family in tow.

Maroma, A Belmond Hotel

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Hidden between busier Playa del Carmen and Cancún, stunning and secluded Punta Maroma is home to Maroma, A Belmond Hotel, one of the most thoughtful, bespoke resorts in Mexico. This is no cookie-cutter beach resort: Maroma, A Belmond Hotel does a better job than perhaps any other on Mexico’s Caribbean coast when it comes to unraveling the richness of local culture and history for guests looking for a genuine travel experience rather than a bland beach escape.

Las Ventanas Al Paraiso, A Rosewood Resort

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Las Ventanas Al Paraiso, A Rosewood Resort in Los Cabos isn’t over the top or ostentatious; instead, it’s just the laidback, leisurely luxury you’d expect from a Rosewood property. Spacious suites with high-end amenities and impeccable service and attention to detail earn it praise from countless return guests. The wide beachfront at Las Ventanas Al Paraiso is stunning against the dramatic blue waters of Baja California Sur, as are the expansive pool spaces, though the ocean here isn’t swimmable because of currents.

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Carley Rojas Avila is a bilingual New York-based travel writer, editor, content marketer, and the founder of the digital travel publications Explorers Away and Home to Havana. Carley is an expert on all things Latin America, the Caribbean, and Cuba, having lived and worked in four different countries in the region. Her writing has appeared on the Associated Press wires and in Travel + Leisure, Yahoo, MSN, Euronews, The Weather Channel, and more. When she's not writing about her travels, find her front row at a Bad Bunny concert, befriending street cats, and taste-testing every pizza in Havana.