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These Two Mexican Caribbean Hotels Are Among The Best In The Country

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Two stunning hotels in the Mexican Caribbean have been ranked as some of the best Mexico has to offer, according to the recently announced US News Best Hotels 2023 awards. While for a long time, we have all believed that Quintana Roo simply can’t be beaten when it comes to finding your dream place to stay on vacation thanks to its glittering array of world-class resorts, this opinion is now officially a fact as the region picks up yet more glittering awards to go alongside the several records it has broken over the past year. 

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Yet as well as the hotels being well received and awarded by US News, they have also captured the hearts and affections of their guests, with reviews online proving to be nothing short of amazing in their praise of the resorts. Here’s a look at which hotels scooped the awards this year and what recent guests have had to say about their experiences.

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Rosewood Mayakoba

Situated by the beach on the edge of the stunning resort town of Playa Del Carmen, the Rosewood Mayakoba was rated by US News as the best hotel in Mexico — and it’s easy to see why. With white-sanded beaches lining one side of the property and lush mangroves, lagoons, and jungle surrounding the rest of it, this ultra-luxury resort allows travelers to experience the finer things in life, all while being immersed in the stunning natural features that draw so many travelers to this part of the world. 

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As one might expect, it’s a hit with practically every guest who stays. Boasting a five-star average rating after thousands of views, guests, in particular, loved the unique, natural surroundings, labeling it as a “magical” place to stay. Guests also lauded the high quality of the accommodation options, which include private suites boasting their own plunge pools and outdoor showers, while beachside barbeques are also on hand to cap off dreamy days spent enjoying the surroundings.

@expertoenhoteles El spa de Rosewood Mayakoba tiene su propio cenote 😍 Riviera Maya, México #expertoenhoteles #visitmexico #rosewood #hoteles #cenote #mayakoba ♬ sonido original – Experto en Hoteles • Marcos

The Mexican Caribbean is famed for its high level of service amongst its hospitality staff, and the Rosewood Mayakoba doesn’t disappoint. From the attentive staff on hand to make your trip as memorable as possible and a butler service ready to make you feel like a VIP to the wonderful chefs at its various on-site eateries, guests praised the resort’s commitment to making guests feel special, with service described as “impeccable” and many pledging to visit again in the future. With virtually all past guests satisfied and now with the award to prove it, the Rosewood Mayakoba is truly deserving of its crown as Mexico’s best.

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Hotel Esencia

Just behind the Rosewood Mayakoba in second place is the Hotel Esencia. Located in Tulum, Hotel Esencia is the only independent hotel in Mexico to be rated as a five-star resort by the Forbes Travel Guide, and it has truly earned each of those stars. A 50-acre private estate along 500m of pristine Tulum coastline, the hotel is truly fit for a king or a queen – making it fitting that it was once the private estate of a member of the Italian nobility. Thankfully, the hotel has welcomed thousands of guests in recent years, leading it to earn a five-star rating on TripAdvisor and a coveted Traveler’s Choice award.

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A beautiful resort that adds to its natural surroundings rather than diminishes them, Hotel Esencia’s guests praised its stunning architecture and artistic choices, describing it as an exquisite resort with an understated, elegant vibe. Coffee and pastries are delivered to your balcony each morning, allowing you to start your day refreshed as you watch the sunrise. Once you’ve taken in the splendor of your surroundings, there’s daily morning yoga to help keep your mind and body in tune with the natural surroundings.

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With three restaurants set on its beautiful grounds, guests won’t need to – or want to – leave to go anywhere else. The hotel’s Beef Bar was cited by many guests as their favorite, in equal parts due to its amazing dishes and its magical settings. Most suites are equipped with private plunge pools, while rooms themselves have been described by guests as “relaxing, peaceful, [and] immaculate”. There’s also an award-winning spa here, along with two swimming pools for those indulgent days. 

@renravenous1 Hotel Esencia in Tulum – a mini paradise and a private rooftop pool in the room! #tulum #cancun #mexico #hotelroom #resortlife #rooftoppool ♬ Fur – Endor

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