While the Caribbean coast of Mexico is filled with everything-included hotels, finding the more authentic, European-plan hotels is not always an easy proposition.
But if you look closely, you can find them.
Indeed, tucked away in the sea of megaresorts that pepper the area are some rarefied, beautiful hotels, from funky boutiques to larger, more traditional luxury hotels, a diverse collection that’s still something of a secret for most travelers.
At each one, you’ll get a different Mexico experience — what you’ll find at all of them are quality, personality and wonderful design.
Here are five Mexico hotels to try right now.
Belmond Maroma Arguably the leading luxury hotel in the Mexican Caribbean, this Belmond retreat is set on a 200-acre direct beachfront site. The 63-unit hotel has both rooms and suites (we’re partial to the oceanfront one-bedrooms right on the beach), along with an impressive gastronomic offering that’s what you expect from the Belmond brand. And then there’s the Kinan Spa, a enchantingly designed space that focuses on Mayan healing rituals.