The Mexican Caribbean is well-known for its high-quality resorts, many of which boast an extensive list of awards.
But when you learn that a resort has been awarded the AAA Five Diamond designation, you know that it’s something special, as this accolade stands as one of the most prestigious in the hospitality industry.
As proof of the Mexican Caribbean’s exceptional hospitality, AAA awarded not one, not two, but three Mexican Caribbean resorts this month, acknowledging their unparalleled quality in terms of service and amenities.
The resorts in question are La Casa de la Playa in Playa del Carmen, Secrets Impression Moxché in Playa del Carmen, and Waldorf Astoria Cancun, well, in Cancun.
To get a sense of the significance of the AAA Five Diamond Awards, just consider that the designation’s lists are updated monthly by industry experts, who carefully rate hotels, restaurants and other establishments based on criteria like comfort, cleanliness, cuisine, and most importantly, consistency.
Moreover, there are only 130 Five Diamond hotels in the world, which only makes this achievement more impressive.
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If you’re curious about what makes these exceptional resorts deserving of this highly prestigious recognition, keep reading!
La Casa De La Playa
Designed by renowned architect David Quintana, this exclusive boutique resort by Xcaret promises a tranquil escape surrounded by the lush Mayan rainforest and a breathtaking Caribbean beachfront.
Just under a 25-minute drive from downtown Playa del Carmen, La Casa De La Playa not only showcases the natural splendor of the Riviera Maya but also provides a highly convenient location near the city.
The 63 oceanfront suites of the resort stand as a testament to sleek design, seamlessly merging luxury and eco-friendly principles.
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Guests are treated to round-trip airport transfers, diverse dining experiences curated by renowned chefs, access to the Xcaret Parks, self-serving tequila and wine cellars, and many other upscale perks.
The hotel’s Muluk Spa, inspired by Mayan healing practices, offers a relaxing and rejuvenating experience like none other, while the 40-meter infinity pool invites guests to swim toward the horizon.
La Casa De La Playa goes beyond mere accommodation, with unique cultural experiences like the Mayan-inspired Chocolatería – a candy boutique by master chocolatier Mao Montiel – and the Cuarto de las Maravillas Concept Store, showcasing Mexican art and textiles by designer Carla Fernández.
Secrets Impression Moxché
When it comes to seamlessly blending nature and luxury, few Riviera Maya resorts can rival the allure of Secrets Impression Moxché.
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The resort offers an impressive selection of 10 room types, each offering either tropical jungle or oceanfront views.
Secrets Impression Moxché doesn’t just promise luxury – it delivers. Its recent AAA Five Diamond isn’t the only award the resort has received this year, as it was also recently awarded the Gold Award in the highly-coveted ‘Best All-Inclusive Resort/Overall’ category at the Travvy Awards.
The resort’s list of exclusive amenities includes several pools inspired by cenotes, a whopping 15 restaurants and 12 bars, and the option of a Preferred Club upgrade for enhanced amenities.
To top it off, you can indulge in the world-class Secrets Spa by Pevonia, offering rejuvenating massages, facial treatments, yoga classes, and much more.
Waldorf Astoria Cancun
Conveniently located just a 15-minute drive from Cancun International Airport, Waldorf Astoria Cancun stands out thanks to its spectacular mangrove forest surroundings, a 100-acre beachfront, and an elegant and refined style.
The masterful design shines in the resort’s luxurious 173 rooms and suites, each boasting a private balcony and bathtub, plus breathtaking ocean views.
For the ultimate luxury you can choose the Presidential Suite, which features a gourmet kitchen and even a billiards table.
However, with Waldorf Astoria Cancun’s array of world-class international restaurants, including the stylish lobby bar and the exclusive Malpeque restaurant – a grand open-flame grill serving seafood delights – you may find little reason to cook.
The resort’s spa is a true haven, offering 8 indoor treatment rooms, 13 outdoor rooms, a sauna, a steam room, and a spa menu that seamlessly blends ancient healing traditions with state-of-the-art wellness practices.
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