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3 Mexican Caribbean Hotels Make It To Travel & Leisure’s 100 Best New Hotels Of The Year List 

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The stunning white sand coast of the Mexican Caribbean is lined with beautiful hotels and resorts that provide the perfect atmosphere for rest and relaxation.   

Many of these luxurious properties have been welcoming guests for years, but there are several that are new to the luxury hospitality game too.   

Three of these Mexican Caribbean hotels are so special that they’ve made it to Travel & Leisure’s 100 Best New Hotels of the Year list. 

These are the three hotels that made this prestigious list… 

Crystal Clear Water on a Beautiful Riviera Maya Beach

Maroma, A Belmont Hotel, Riviera Maya, Mexico 

The Maroma isn’t technically a new hotel but was chosen for this list because it was recently closed and completely renovated, so essentially it is new.   

Situated between the turquoise Caribbean Sea and the Mayan jungle, the Maroma is a nature lover’s dream.   

Updates to the hotel include artistic design elements, beautifully redesigned suites and villas, new culinary options that use mostly ingredients from Mexico, and a luxurious new spa.   

Maroma, A Belmont Hotel in Riviera Maya, Mexico

Sha Wellness Clinic, Costa Mujeres, Mexico  

The Sha Wellness Clinic opened its doors in January of this year and is the first wellness clinic from the brand to open in the region.   

Here you’ll find not just a hotel, but a retreat that not only offers accommodations along the stunning Mexican Caribbean coast, only minutes from Cancun, but a holistic approach to wellness for guests seeking rejuvenation and relaxation.   

Simple yet luxurious suites, healthy yet delicious dining options, and creative wellness programs make the Sha Wellness Clinic the perfect destination to revitalize the body and mind.   

SHA Wellness Center

The St. Regis Kanai Resort, Riviera Maya, Mexico 

Inspired by its surroundings and designed to immerse guests in nature, The St. Regis Kanai Resort is situated between two amazing vacation destinations, Cancun and Playa del Carmen.   

Its location, within a more than 600-acre reserve, gives those who visit the opportunity to explore land and sea while being only steps from the best the Riviera Maya has to offer.   

The hotel opened its doors in March 2023 and features beautifully designed accommodations, eight restaurants and bars, and a luxurious spa.   

The St. Regis Kanai Riviera Maya

What Makes The Riviera Maya So Special? 

The Riviera Maya region encompasses some of the most stunning resort towns along the Mexican Caribbean coast.   

Starting south of Cancun, it includes destinations like Puerto Morelos, Playa del Carmen, and Tulum.   

It’s known for its white sand beaches, crystal clear cenotes, and numerous Mayan archeological sites.   

Beautiful view a Riviera Maya beach with palm trees

Costa Mujeres – A New And Up And Coming Destination Near Cancun 

Only minutes from Cancun’s bustling Hotel Zone, the Costa Mujeres area offers a quieter alternative for those looking for a more relaxing vacation, while still having access to all that Cancun has to offer.   

It’s an exclusive resort development with a mix of adult-only and family-friendly all-inclusives and traditional hotels.   

Its secluded beaches and breathtaking views are exactly what tropical vacation dreams are made of.   

Isla Blanca Beach in Costa Mujeres, Near Cancun, Mexico

Visiting The Mexican Caribbean  

Wherever you decide to stay, whether it be one of these stunning new hotels or somewhere else along the Mexican Caribbean coast, exploring the area is a must.   

The region truly has something for everyone.   

Adventure, culture, history, and nature all await those who wish to take the time to explore this diverse region.   

The Sun Shining Through to Ik Kil Cenote Near Cancun

Why It’s Easier Than Ever To Explore This Stunning Region  

Due to the region’s growing popularity, connectivity to Cancun Airport is better than ever, and now Tulum has an airport too.   

Furthermore, the Maya Train project makes it easier than ever to travel throughout the Mexican Caribbean and the Yucatan Peninsula.   

Whether you’re staying at the new Maroma or St. Regis in the Riviera Maya, the Sha Wellness Clinic in Costa Mujeres, or somewhere else, you can now get there easier than ever before. 

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