The 11 Absolute Best Luxury Resorts in Mexico

The 11 Absolute Best Luxury Resorts in Mexico

Mexico attracts visitors from around the world with its incredible culture, people, food, and weather. From the bustling capital of Mexico City to the laid-back vibes of Riviera Maya, whichever region you choose is certain to have you falling in love with it.

The only thing that could make a trip to Mexico better is to stay in an incredible hotel. And thankfully, there’s no shortage of lavish, luxurious resorts to choose from. Every corner of Mexico is dotted with the best 5-star accommodation with the features and amenities to make your vacation one that you’ll never forget.

Here are the 11 best luxury resorts in Mexico.

1. The Ritz-Carlton, Mexico City

We’re starting with Mexico City because this sprawling metropolis should be on everyone’s travel bucket list. The Ritz-Carlton is arguably the most luxurious hotel in the city and will make for the most memorable stay imaginable.

Positioned on the famous Avenida de la Reforma, this central hotel offers easy access to all that the city has to offer. Chapultepec park, a vast and spectacular forest, is a short walk away, and the anthropology museum can be reached in just ten minutes on foot.

Service is impeccable as you’d expect from a hotel of this caliber, and you’ll be treated like royalty from the moment you step inside. The concierge service is on hand for anything you might need during your stay, and the 24-hour front desk offers flexible check-in and luggage storage. Other amenities include free bicycle hire, a state-of-the-art fitness center, and a decadent spa.

The rooms are as luxurious as you’d expect from the Ritz-Carlton and some suites include access to the club lounge. The icing on the cake of this stunning property is the on-site bar. It is the perfect place for an afternoon cocktail and a breathtaking view of the city has to be seen to be believed.

Top amenities include:

  • Prime central location
  • Fitness center
  • Spa facilities
  • Bar with a city view

Check availability for this ultra-luxury hotel in the country’s capital.

2. Hotel Habita, Mexico City

Colonia Polanco is widely known as one of the most upmarket neighborhoods in Mexico City, and Habita hotel fits in perfectly. Style is at the heart of this boutique hotel, and the clean, minimalist vibe runs throughout the property.

The rooms at Habita are simple and stripped back in an attractively Scandinavian way, and some offer private balconies. All rooms feature free Wi-Fi, a flat-screen TV, and a minibar, and the spacious bathrooms come equipped with everything you need for a comfortable stay.

The lobby restaurant offers a great menu to fuel long days of tourism, and the fitness center is useful for burning off some of those tasty Mexico City tacos. If you’re looking to relax, head to the swimming pool, sauna, or hot tub to unwind completely. Then, head to the rooftop bar to end your day with a cold beer and some great snaps for your Instagram.

Top amenities include:

  • On-site dining
  • Rooms with private balconies
  • Swimming pool
  • Sauna

Check availability for this modern boutique hotel here.

3. Four Seasons, Mexico City

Head back to the heart of Mexico City and this is where you’ll find the Four Seasons. This global hotel group is known for its classic style and timeless luxury, and this AAA Five Diamond Award-winning property is no exception.

The full-service spa is a delightful spot to relax and unwind after a day of exploring the city, and the outdoor swimming pool set in lush gardens is an ideal area for enjoying Mexico City’s sunny summer days. The fitness center is spacious and well equipped, and there’s even an English-style barbershop on-site. For evenings when you don’t feel like venturing out, guests can enjoy a decadent dinner at Becco Italian restaurant. The cocktails at El Bar are to die for and the weekly Champagne tasting is not to be missed.

The luxury continues inside the rooms and suites. They offer private bars, flat-screen TVs, and sitting areas. The beds and big and comfortable and the bathrooms are spacious and well-equipped.

Top amenities include:

  • Full-service spa
  • Italian restaurant on-site
  • Bar with Champagne tasting
  • Luxurious rooms and suites

Check availability for this timeless luxury hotel here.

4. Viceroy Riviera Maya, Playa del Carmen

Next, we’re heading to the Yucatan Peninsula for beachside getaways with a luxury twist. First is the Viceroy Riviera Maya in the lively and beautiful Playa del Carmen. This five-star resort is perched on the Caribbean coast and surrounded by a tropical rainforest while providing easy access to the center of Playa del Carmen.

The villas are stunning and feature private pools and outdoor seating. The decor is modern and airy and the beds are huge and comfortable. The en suite bathrooms are equally as luxurious and some rooms also have outdoor showers. Free Wi-Fi is included and guests can eat in the on-site restaurant or order room service for a cozy night in.

The Viceroy has a beautiful spa and wellness center that orders a steam room, hot tub, and a menu of therapeutic treatments. There are also yoga classes hosted on the white sand beach, a communal swimming pool, and a well-equipped gym on the property.

Top amenities include:

  • Villas with private pools
  • On-site restaurant with room service
  • Wellness center
  • Yoga classes

Check availability for this tropical beachside resort here.

5. Banyan Tree, Mayakoba

Head slightly north up the Caribbean coast towards Cancun and you’ll arrive at Banyan Tree in Mayakoba. Mayakoba is a huge development surrounded by beaches, forests, and lagoons, so it’s the perfect location for a luxury hotel off the beaten track.

Each villa at Banyan Tree has a private pool and sun terrace as well as a large bathroom, flat-screen TV, and free Wi-Fi. This lavish resort has an incredible 11 specialty restaurants on-site including Saffron which serves authentic Asian cuisine and Reflections Bar which serves cocktails and snacks by one of the two communal outdoor swimming pools.

There’s plenty to do at the resort including enjoying the full-service spa, visiting the on-site gym, or enjoying the mangrove boat tour that departs directly from the lobby. And, golf fans will love the fact that El Camaleon golf course is opposite the resort.

If you’re enamored with Mayakoba but not with Banyan Tree, Rosewood Mayakoba is another incredible luxury option in this beautiful region.

Top amenities include:

  • Villas with private pools
  • 11 specialty restaurants
  • Mangrove tours
  • Close to El Camaleon golf course

Check availability for this tranquil retreat here.

6. Grand Velas, Playa del Carmen

Back in Playa del Carmen, another luxury resort to consider is Grand Velas all-inclusive resort. This five-star family-friendly property is highly rated for its oceanfront position, spacious rooms, and generous all-inclusive package.

Family suites are available for groups traveling with children, and some suites also have private plunge pools and private terraces with wonderful views of nature. Whichever room you choose, you’ll be rewarded with large, comfortable beds, spacious seating areas, and large, well-stocked bathrooms. Take advantage of the beachfront position and choose an Ocean View Ambassador Suite for sunsets that you’ll never forget.

In the communal areas, you’ll find eight restaurants with a wide variety of cuisines, plus a coffee house and snack bar. The three swimming pools give you plenty of space to splash around and the infinity pool is truly spectacular. The wellness and spa facilities will have you looking and feeling your best, there’s plenty of entertainment day and night, and Wi-Fi is available free of charge in all areas.

Top amenities include:

  • All-inclusive resort packages
  • Family rooms
  • Eight restaurants
  • Wellness and spa facilities

Check availability for this luxurious family-friendly option here.

7. Casa Malca, Tulum

Tulum is known for its boho aesthetic and laid-back Mexican vibes, and Casa Malca puts an incredible luxury spin on this.

The plush bar is adorned with Mayan art and every space pays homage to locally-inspired art. Three well-designed swimming pools give guests a place to relax in the Caribbean sunshine, or you can be in the ocean in seconds for a swimming or snorkeling adventure.

The rooms at Casa Malca combine raw concrete surfaces with luxurious fabrics and high-quality finishings to create a unique and unforgettable beach resort experience. For a real treat, book one of the Townhouse Labyrinth Suites. These two-floored rooms are surrounded by lush gardens that create a secluded atmosphere without losing the convenience of being beachfront.

Top amenities include:

  • Authentic Mayan decor
  • Three swimming pools
  • Spacious townhouse-style accommodation
  • Beachfront position

Check availability for this boho-luxe hotel here.

8. Esperanza Auberge Resorts Collection, Los Cabos

Los Cabos is known for some of the best resorts in Mexico, and this Cabo San Lucas property leads the pack in the luxury stakes.

Esperanza is part of the Auberge Resorts Collection and its five-star rating is very much deserved. Situated on the coastline of the Pacific Ocean, this lavish hideaway feels like part spa resort, part wellness retreat, and part VIP hotel. The infinity pool with a swim-up bar gives great ocean views and the spa, modern gym, and free yoga classes ensure that you feel healthier and happier when you leave than when you arrived. The private beach area offers concierge service and there’s even an art gallery on-site.

The guest rooms are styled like cabanas and offer plenty of space and privacy. High ceilings give the rooms a bright, airy feel, and the private terraces are perfect for enjoying a morning coffee in peace. Rooms also have free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs. Check out the Ocean View Palapa Spa Casita and its private hot tub with ocean views: it’s heavenly.

Dining options aren’t lacking at Esperanza: Cocina del Mar is carved into the cliffs and is a breathtaking spot for a romantic dinner, and Terreza Americana serves up American dishes in a laid-back setting.

Top amenities include:

  • Pacific Ocean views
  • Wellness center
  • Infinity pool
  • Rooms with private terraces

Check availability for this Cabo San Lucas paradise here.

9. One&Only Palmilla, San Jose del Cabo

Heading over to San Jose del Cabo is where you’ll find One&Only Palmilla. This is one of the best hotels in Los Cabos to enjoy the rugged charm of Mexico’s pacific coast. In fact, it has been voted among the top 100 hotels and resorts in the world!

One of the significant perks of One&Only Palmilla is that it has just 13 private villas, making it an incredible spot for a secluded getaway. Each guest room is as stylish and lavish as you would imagine from a hotel of this caliber. They boast authentic Mexican styling, private patios or balconies, and bathrooms with custom rain showers and oversized tubs. Rooms have the choice of views of the Pacific Ocean or the Sea of Cortez and frankly, both are equally stunning.

During their stay, guests can take advantage of the two outdoor swimming pools, private beach access, and state-of-the-art gym. There’s also a 27-hole golf course and tennis courts on-site, and activities including scuba diving and deep-sea fishing are available minutes away. Dining options are varied and to a stunning standard, and tequila tasting can be arranged at the resort.

Top amenities include:

  • Views of the Sea of Cortez
  • Custom rain showers
  • Tennis courts and golf courses
  • Tequila tasting

Check availability for this top 100 hotel here.

10. Hotel Luxury Patio Azul, Puerto Vallarta

Another gem of the Pacific coast is Puerto Vallarta and Hotel Luxury Patio Azul is a top choice for a luxury stay in this area.

The views are what makes this resort one for our luxury list. Picture yourself lounging by the pool at golden hour with a cocktail in hand, with endless views of the Pacific Ocean. Or, enjoy a lazy morning in bed with the doors to your private terrace wide open for the sea breeze to blow in.

The guest rooms themselves are individually decorated and have a lot of character. Wood beam ceilings, tiled floors, and thoughtfully chosen furniture make for a comfortable and memorable stay. The bathrooms are bright, spacious, and incredibly clean, and all amenities are provided.

The 24-hour front desk is great for late check-ins and the friendly staff are on hand for anything your heart desires during your stay. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the property and room service is available.

Top amenities include:

  • Unbeatable views
  • Individually decorated rooms
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Free Wi-Fi throughout the property

Check availability for this room with a view hotel here.

11. The St Regis Punta Mita Resort, Punta Mita

The final luxury hotel on our list is The St Regis Punta Mita Resort in Riviera Nayarit. This AAA Five Diamond Award-winning resort is perched on the Pacific coast among 22 acres of tropical land and offers everything you could possibly need for a once-in-a-lifetime luxury getaway.

The rooms and suites boast private terraces, minibars, refrigerators, and flat-screen TVs. If you’re traveling as a group you’ll love the three-bedroom villa with room for 12 people. This suite offers indoor and outdoor seating plus a private plunge pool and hot tub.

Gourmet dining options include fresh seafood and traditional Mexican cuisine, and meals can be ordered 24 hours per day for room service. There are lots of things to do at this luxury resort, including enjoying beauty and wellness treatments at the full-service spa. There are tennis courts and two top-rated golf courses all on-site, as well as three outdoor pools and a kids club. Off-site, guests can enjoy exciting excursions including whale watching and scuba diving

Top amenities include:

  • Pacific Ocean views
  • Villas with private plunge pools
  • Two golf courses
  • Three outdoor swimming pools

Check availability for this Riviera Nayarit gem here.

Enjoy a Taste of Luxury in Mexico

With so many incredible luxury options available in Mexico, it was difficult to pick just 11. One thing’s for certain though, whichever resort you choose from our list, you’re sure to have the time of your life in Mexico.