These hand-picked hotels provide a serene sanctuary where you can unwind, dine and explore together. In our list, you’ll find some of the best honeymoon resorts in Mexico, each one with something truly special about it. Some have their own beaches offering sunset boat trips, while others are hidden gems nestled in the hills. There are sumptuous spas that draw on Mayan rituals and private villas complete with their own Jacuzzi. So read on to discover the perfect retreat, just for two.
Mexico honeymoon resorts you’ll both fall in love with
A five-star hotel with a spa and six pools
Hotel Rosewood Mayakoba is a luxurious hotel in lively Playa del Carmen, surrounded by emerald mangroves and white-sand beaches. Treat yourselves to the sumptuous Island Suite, which has a private treatment cabin for couples’ massages and an outdoor rain shower. At the hotel’s spa, ingredients used in massages, scrubs and facials are derived from ancient Mayan customs, and grown in the hotel’s own sensory garden.
There are six pools – including the adults-only Aquí Me Quedo (which translates as ‘I’m staying here’) pool – set among ocean-side palms that create a private haven. On this Riviera Maya honeymoon, you’ll also have the chance to go snorkelling and dolphin spotting nearby.
As the sun begins to set, head to La Ceiba Garden and Kitchen. This memorable outdoor dining experience is centred around a communal table beneath an old Ceiba tree. Forage for ingredients, watch cooking demonstrations and sample classic Mexican cuisine like tender lamb glazed with sweet agave.
Hotel Rosewood Mayakoba
Refined charm at this Mexico honeymoon hotel
Every inch of the One&Only Palmilla seamlessly fuses sophistication with the customs and traditions of Mexico. The spa is ideal for honeymooners, featuring a private suite you’ll have all to yourselves. More active experiences include horse riding and surfing.
Spend time together in the opulent Villa Cortez. This exclusive villa is your private sanctuary, with colourful, Baja-influenced décor and a sun-kissed terrace with ocean views. Take in the surroundings from your own infinity pool, or make your way down to the beach (the hotel offers private access to one of the only bathing beaches in Los Cabos).
Sample a banquet of Mexican farm-to-table cuisine at Agua Restaurant. The hotel perches on the tip of the Baja Peninsula, and at Agua dinner is served on a dramatic clifftop setting. There’s no better place to toast your nuptials as the sun sets. Try dishes such as juicy Baja blue shrimp served with harissa, or soft tuna tartare and wash everything down with some of the hotel’s own tequila, Clase Azul Tequila.
Hotel One&Only Palmilla
Los Cabos hotel hideaway with a private beach
Take in the romance of the ocean at Hotel Esperanza, the only private beach resort in Los Cabos. The luxury suites and haciendas all offer sea views, as well as private pools and Jacuzzis. A personal chef and butler make sure that you don’t need to lift a finger during your getaway.
Discover Mexican cuisine like you’ve never tasted before at Cocina del Mar. Thanks to the hotel’s beachfront location, the restaurant specializes in fresh seafood (and the chef himself has been known to collect fresh urchins from the cliffs). Sample fresh fare like velvety scallops with cojita cheese in a spectacular cliff-side setting.
Treat both body and mind at the spa, which is inspired by Mexico’s coastal desert landscapes. Soothe muscles with sun-baked stone massages and cooling cucumber and lime facials, as well as scrubs and peels.
A Mexico honeymoon to remember in a private forest reserve
You’ll find Imanta Resorts surrounded by lush jungle in Punta de Mita. The verdant surroundings create inspiration for every aspect of the hotel’s rustic yet refined feel. The open-air Jungle Spa, for instance, sits beneath a natural jungle canopy and offers massages, facials, peels and scrubs to the soundtrack of rolling waves. Kayaking, yoga and private jungle tours are also organised by the hotel.
The ideal place to catch the sunset is at Observatorio, an open-air bar offering views of the Pacific and a jungle reserve. Tuck into traditional tapas together, and wash it all down with a cocktail – and why not experience agave tasting together?
When the day is over, retreat to your private haven. The Tree House is an unforgettable and secluded spot, just five minutes’ walk from the main hotel and nestled into a hillside. With a private beach, waterfall and three pools, it’s the ideal place to spend time together.
Wellness and relaxation at a honeymoon hotel in the jungle
The intriguing spa at the exclusive Chable Resort and Spa is hidden among the jungle and surrounds a natural cenote – a water hole considered sacred by ancient Mayans. As well as a sauna, steam room and pool, you can retreat into one of the 10 cabins to indulge in luxe treatments such as massages and facials.
Stay at the Royal Villa for a private space with jungle views and colonial walls. You’ll have your own spa cabin, fitness room and an outdoor dining area. At the end of the day, the culinary delights of Ixi’im Restaurant await. It claims to have the biggest tequila collection in the world and serves traditional Mexican food with a refined edge. Expect dishes such as yellowtail with coconut foam, or succulent crab served with charred onion powder.
The hotel is near the vibrant capital of the Yucatán Peninsula, Mérida. It’s well worth a visit for its ancient Mayan sites, colonial architecture and authentic Mexican fare.
Chable Resort & Spa
A honeymoon hotel in Mexico with an arty design
There’s something special about Hotel El Ganzo, in beachy Los Cabos. With a focus on art and design, it offers art exhibitions and live music in the Underground Studio. Rooms feature pops of bright colour against a fresh white backdrop and sumptuous beds with luxurious Rivolta Carmignani sheets. Choose the special Very Large Suite for your own terrace complete with Jacuzzi.
At the Spa El Ganzo, you can book a private suite to experience an array of indulgent treatments in peace and quiet. There are therapeutic massages, moisturizing facials and exfoliating scrubs to choose from. After a dip in the therapy pool or session in the steam room or sauna, sip an aperitif on the sunny terrace.
The Restaurante El Ganzo is ideal for a romantic evening dinner à deux. Ingredients are locally sourced and cooked using authentic, time-honoured techniques. As you kick back to live music with views of the marina, tuck into dishes such as fresh, lime-infused ceviche.
Hotel El Ganzo
Escape to Tulum for ancient Mayan sites
Hotel Esencia, in Xpu Há near the historic coastal town of Tulum, was once the residence of an Italian Duchess. It retains its grand heritage, with striking colonial architecture and a Michelin-starred restaurant (not to mention its own private beach). As the sun goes down, plump for an intimate meal at Beefbar, which is set in the leafy palm garden. There you’ll feast on superior cuts of meat, like Australian Black Onyx, Wx Wagyu and Japanese Kobe beef.
After tropical downtime? The spa here overlooks a natural cenote, and ingredients for massages, facials, scrubs and peels are harvested from the Mayan jungle to nourish body and mind.
For romantic time together, your room is your private sanctuary during your stay. Terraces offer breathtaking views of the gardens or the sea. Splash out on the Presidential Suite for 30,000 square feet of luxury beneath an authentic palapa roof and your own section of idyllic beach.
Two golf courses and water sports at this Punta Mita hotel
Golf-lovers, rejoice: the Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita offers not one but two Jack Nicklaus-designed 18-hole golf courses. Drink (and dine) to your success on the green with a signature local dish at the Tail of the Whale restaurant, above the clubhouse. Prefer your sports on the water? The hotel arranges yacht trips for diving or snorkelling among the rich marine life.
The sumptuous suites have garden or ocean views, and all have ultra-soft king beds, elegant marble bathrooms and a private terrace for morning coffee for two. Outdoor plunge pools are the icing on the cake.
Don’t leave without treating yourselves to an aromatherapy massage or a facial at the spa. Up the romance factor with a private after-hours couples’ treatment, which includes champagne and exclusive access to the whirlpool and sauna.
Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita
An exquisite heritage hotel in San Miguel
Belmond Casa de Sierra Nevada is a historic heritage hotel, founded 500 years ago. It’s in the city of San Miguel in the Mexican highlands, famed for its Baroque and neo-gothic architecture such as the pink-towered Parroquia de San Miguel Arcángel. The bedrooms at this sumptuous hotel are a great example of its attention to detail, with antique furniture, original artwork and authentic fireplaces.
Dine in the atmospheric and colonial courtyard of Andanza, specialising in Asian flavours made with fresh local ingredients. Expect creative dishes such as cubed salmon marinated in sake and duck magret with a spicy crust. Complete your evening with a nightcap at the intimate Blue Bar.
If you’re craving relaxation, head to the Laja Spa. Named after the Laja River, the spa uses local Mexican botanicals and features a heritage style with exposed brick and rustic rattan. You could also take a cooking class, so you can recreate your honeymoon dishes at home, and go horse riding in the countryside.
Casa de Sierra Nevada, A Belmond Hotel, San Miguel de Allende
Your Mexican honeymoon at an adults-only hotel
Enjoy the peace and serenity of an adults’ only hotel at Maria Del Mar Tulum. Located near the ancient Mayan ruins in Tulum, it’s the perfect base for exploring Mexico’s history. Treat yourselves to a stay in the Penthouse Master Suite, with ocean views and a private plunge pool.
Boost your body and your spirits at the Antal Spa (which translates as ‘to be’ in Mayan). The spa takes much from the ancient Mayan philosophy, aiming to connect the body to the natural elements. Try its shamanic and aromatherapy massages, coffee wraps and exfoliating treatments, all using healing herbs and pre-Hispanic instruments.
End a day of diving, kite surfing or relaxing on the beach at MINA Restaurant. You and your partner can dine out on the terrace and sample traditional local fare cooked over a typical wood-burning grill. Tuck into treats like tender beef carpaccio with parmesan and finish up with a tangy mango mousse.