Home to 27 Unesco World Heritage Sites, Mayan ruins, beautiful beaches, cenotes, cosmopolitan cities, jungles and tequila, Mexico is definitely a place that should be on your travel list. From Guadalajara to Cancun, this vast country has so much to offer in each location, it’s hard to choose where to stay. Once you have decided on where about the next step is choosing from luxurious resorts, private villas and hotels, once again, there is a lot of choice. Both charming, reflective of culture and with a dose of luxury, #TeamCoco have stepped up to recommend our top seven boutique hotels in Mexico.
Up first is Secrets, The Vine in Cancun. Surrounded by cerulean waters and white sand beaches it’s a contemporary adults only destination, that is set to exceed every expectation you have of luxury. All rooms have a every amenity you could think of along with a private terrace or balcony. With five à la carte gourmet restaurants, a buffet, a grill, a cafe, room service, 24 hour dining and the option to eat on the beach, you have no need to worry about where you will eat. With spa facilities, night time entertainment, water sports and a turtle release programme, you wont even need to leave to experience a slice of Mexico.
How can anyone resist a stay at any Rosewood across the world? This Rosewood establishment is ideally situated in San Miguel de Allende, which is a Unesco World heritage. Since its opening in 2011 it has been recognised as one of the best hotels in Mexico, its design was inspired by the rich history and colonial architecture of its location, allowing it to blend seamlessly with the historic town. Guided tours of the area are a must as are wine tasting, hiking and trips to the thermal springs, all organised by the hotel. There are year round festivals and performances so be sure to get involved if possible. The hotel has a spa and fitness centre along with pools which offer poolside dinging, the extensive gardens and private dining allow you to escape to a paradise within a paradise, if that’s even possible.
The costal resort town of Playa del Carmen is known for its palm lined beaches, coral reefs and of course it’s nightlife, which is why two of our choices are located here. First up is Le Reve, situated on a secluded private beach, away from the crowds and with just 28 unique rooms with views of the Caribbean, this is definitely a luxury getaway. Le Reve intends to personalise their service to each guest, offering authentic Mexican hospitality combined with an exclusive environment, allowing you the privacy to truly relax. The gastronomy side of the hotel ensures that each meal is dedicated to your needs whether you’re fine dining or having a beach BBQ, you will be eating fresh ingredients prepared just for you. With incredible facilities such as an infinity pool and an extensive landscape, Le Reve has everything that a resort does but with a more intimate and personal feel.
Located on a 3 mile pedestrian strip is our next recommendation, right in the middle of it all is Live Aqua Boutique Resort. Filled with local culture yet just steps away from the ocean, Live Aqua Boutique has the best of both worlds. With minimalistic architecture, incredible restaurants, stylish rooms, a Sense Spa, authentic art and a rooftop infinity pool, the hotel is an exclusive adults only getaway, right at the heart of the areas iconic landmark La Quinta Avenida.
Hidden away in Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, is Haciendo San Angel; a romantic luxury boutique hotel. With three pools, a rooftop fine dining restaurant and an open air chapel along with lush gardens filled with tropical flowers and fountains; Haciendo San Angel is an intimate and sophisticated escape. Venturing out leads you to cobblestone streets, with restaurants, shops and art galleries lined with terracotta rooftops, the area has a local charm. Surrounded by the waters of Banderas Bay and the Sierre Madre mountains, this hotel transports you to a luxurious Mexican lifestyle that you wont want to leave.
On the Yucantan Peninsula is a stretch of coastline is the renowned Riviera Maya. Popular for its breathtaking beaches, landscapes and easy access to the Mayan ruins and natural water-parks like Xel Ha. In a location full of all-inclusive resorts is Chablé Maroma, a wellness retreat that allows you to relax on the private beach or in your villa whilst being surrounded by the jungle, Maya cultural heritage and nature. The hotel has distinct style as local artisans contributed to the decor and is eco-friendly; with three restaurants offering fine Mexican dining in which the food is all locally sourced, an infinity pool, jacuzzi and spa, where all cleaning products and toiletries are green. Chablé Maroma is a luxury refuge in one of Mexico’s most popular destinations.
Last but not least is Maria del Mar, situated in the increasing popular town of Tulum, this hotel embodies exclusivity. Known for its beaches, well preserved Mayan ruins, mangroves and cenotes, Tulum is perfect for the adventurer with cave diving, snorkelling and abseiling being some of the activities of choice, alternatively if you want to relax then Maria de Mar caters perfectly to that. The hotel is of Mexican contemporary architecture and was designed to ignite the senses in order to allow guests to completely unwind.