Skip to Content

These Are The Top 5 Hotels In The Mexican Caribbean According To Travel Experts 

Share The Article

Determining which hotels in the Mexican Caribbean are the best isn’t easy, because there are so many great ones to choose from.   

High-end hotels, luxurious all-inclusives, and charming boutique hotels line the coast, and many of them are highly-rated properties with fabulous amenities.   

Beautiful White Sand Mexican Caribbean Beach with Crystal Clear Water

If you’re looking for the best of the best, though, you’re in luck, because travel experts from Conde Nast have narrowed it down to five.   

These are the top five hotels in the Mexican Caribbean according to travel experts.   

Chable Maroma, Riviera Maya 

Chable Maroma Aerial View of Exterior
Image: Chable Maroma

The Chable Maroma is a 72-villa hotel set on a large piece of jungle-like property with access to more than 600 feet of beach.   

Its neutral-toned, nature-inspired villas each feature floor-to-ceiling windows, indoor/outdoor showers, private plunge pools, and terraces surrounded by palms and foliage.   

Every design detail is meant to make guests feel as though they are one with nature, while the spa treatments and culinary program are designed to connect guests with the Mayan region and culture at this one-of-a-kind hotel.   

Conrad Tulum Riviera Maya  

Exterior of the Conrad Tulum Hotel
Image: Conrad Tulum Riviera Maya  

Hilton’s Conrad Tulum Riviera Maya offers the same high-end sophisticated luxury the brand is known for while still paying tribute to the region’s culture and surroundings.   

Each of the property’s more than 300 spacious rooms and suites comes with stunning tropical or ocean views, balcony relaxation tubs, and floor-to-ceiling windows to let nature in.   

Guests can also enjoy five onsite pools, ancient ritual-inspired spa treatments, yoga sessions, and 11 restaurants ranging from casual to fine dining at this luxury hotel.   

Waldorf Astoria Cancun 

Oceanfront Exterior of the Waldorf Astoria Cancun
Image: Waldorf Astoria Cancun 

The Waldorf Astoria brand is synonymous with luxury, so it’s no surprise that the one in Cancun made it to the list of best hotels in the Mexican Caribbean.   

The Cancun property features the same refined design elements the brand is known for in its rooms and gathering spaces.   

Yet it perfectly incorporates its natural surroundings with private balconies with plunge pools and ocean views, two palm-enshrouded pools, and 100 acres of pristine beach.   

The hotel also features a state-of-the-art spa and five dining establishments.  

Our Habitas Bacalar  

A-Frame Tents at Our Habitas Bacalar
Image: Our Habitas Bacalar  

For a truly unique experience in the Mexican Caribbean look no further than Our Habitas Bacalar.   

Situated on the mesmerizing Lagoon of Seven Colors, with the jungle on the other side, Our Habitas features 34 A-framed tents either tucked within the jungle or overlooking the lagoon.   

There’s no pool, other than the one that nature provides, and there’s only one restaurant, with a focus on healthy eating and local flavors, but if you’re looking for a relaxing wellness vacation, Our Habitas has everything you need and more.   

Hotel Esencia, Xpu-Ha 

Hotel Esencia hot tub overlooking the jungle
Image: Hotel Esencia, Xpu-Ha 

Situated on a stunning stretch of coast on a 50-acre estate not far from Playa del Carmen, Hotel Esencia, Xpu-Ha is a secret oasis waiting to be discovered.   

Positioned between the sea and the jungle, the hotel is a nature lover’s paradise, and the 47 suites and four villas, with their private terraces, are designed to connect guests with the natural surroundings.   

Featuring a private beach, multiple pools, an organic spa, complimentary yoga sessions, and three restaurants, it’s the perfect place to unwind without having to go very far.   

Getting To The Mexican Caribbean  

All of these amazing hotels are located along the stunning Mexican Caribbean coast, and the region is easier than ever to get to.   

In addition to Cancun’s airport, which is directly connected to 42 U.S. cities, there are also several flights from the U.S. to Tulum available now that the airport is operating.   

This gives you plenty of options for reaching this coveted region.   

Airplane Flying Over the Mexican Caribbean

Top 3 Ways To Get To Your Mexican Caribbean Hotel 

The taxi service in the Mexican Caribbean leaves much to be desired.   

Drivers are known to overcharge, confrontations between taxi and Uber drivers occur frequently, and you have to watch out for pirate taxis.   

Fortunately, there are plenty of options for getting around the region.   

The top three ways to get from the airport to your hotel while avoiding taxis are: 

  • Private Transportation  
  • The Maya Train To the Station and Then Private Transportation  
  • Renting a Car 

Rates vary depending on the type of transportation and which of these amazing destinations you choose for your next Mexican Caribbean vacation.

Plan Your Next Cancun Vacation:

Traveler Alert: Don’t Forget Travel Insurance For Your Next Trip!

Choose From Thousands of Cancun and Riviera Maya Hotels, Resorts and Hostels with Free Cancellation On Most Properties

↓ Join the community ↓

The Cancun Sun Community FB group has all the latest travel news, conversations and tourism Q&A’s for the Mexican Caribbean


Subscribe to our Latest Posts

Enter your email address to subscribe to The Cancun Sun’s latest breaking news affecting travelers, straight to your inbox.