Top Riviera, Maya Resorts

Top Riviera, Maya Resorts
Riviera Maya stretches along Mexico's Caribbean coastline along the Yucatan Peninsula. It houses several of Mexico's most famous tourist towns, including Playa del Carmen, Tulum and Puerto Morelos. Guests to this region can explore ruins from some of the oldest civilizations in South America, including Mayan temples and villages. This region is also known for its beach activities including swimming, diving, hiking, its jogging paths and dolphin swims. It is ideal for travelers because of its good weather, nice beaches and some of the best hotels in the world.

Esencia

A super luxury resort built in 2004 and housing 20 suites on the property and nine guest rooms in the main house. This resort made Frommer's travel guide's top 10 in the Yucatan for 2010. Each of the guest rooms is unique and offers a view of the water. They feature his and her full bathrooms, terraces, oversized showers and plunge pools. Each room also offers large walk in closets with dressing room. A separate option for families is to book one of two stand alone houses. The houses each come with complete gourmet kitchen, private pool, media room with LCD televisions and optional butler service and private chef. The resort is pet friendly with guest pools and spa facility. Golfing, hiking and scuba diving are all located either in the resort or can be arranged nearby.

Esencia
405 Main St. Suite 602
Houston, Texas 77002
(877) 528-3490
hotelesencia.com

The Tides Riviera Maya

The Tides is a 30-suite luxury boutique destination located in Playa del Carmen. In their 2009 survey, Conde Nast Traveler readers rated this an "A" resort, and it frequently tops lists of area favorites for luxury and convenience. Each luxury villa is air conditioned, has a private pool and offers separate his and hers closets. All rooms feature Molton Brown amenities, Egyptian cotton sheets, CD players and satellite cable television. Activities at the resort revolve around the natural benefits of the area. Everything from swimming and diving to mountain biking and hiking are available. A golf course, shopping and tennis courts are available nearby.

The Tides Riviera Maya
Playa Xcalacoco Frac 7
Quintana Roo 77710
Mexico
011 (+52) 984-877-3000
(800) 578-0281
tidesrivieramaya.com

Maroma Resort and Spa

Maroma is a secluded hideaway on one of the world's most beautiful beaches. Honored by Travel and Leisure World as the best hotel spa in Latin America, this hotel sits on a secluded 200 acre preserve, making the grounds and surrounding area exclusively for hotel guests. All guest rooms are uniquely designed with handmade Mexican art and furnishings, and the hotel offers three outdoor pools, a spa facility and fitness center. The resort offers several beach activities including swimming, boating and fishing, as well as horseback riding, golf and scuba diving.

Maroma Resort and Spa
Carretera Cancun Tulum Km 51
Riviera Maya, Solidaridad
Quintana Roo
CP 77710 Mexico
011 (+52) 998 872 8200
maromahotel.com

Article Written By Sara John

Sara John is a professional writer and copy editor living in Des Moines, IA. She has worked professionally for seven years, and written articles for the Long Beach Press-Telegram, as well as other local publications. She is a graduate of Grand View University and holds a B.A. in journalism.

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