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Top 7 Boutique Hotels in the Riviera Maya

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Boutique-style hotels are a unique travel experience worldwide, and the Riviera Maya is not the exception. Here’s a list of the top 7 boutique hotels you should be booking in the Riviera Maya.

Esencia Hotel Tulum

Esencia in the Riviera Maya was the private residence of an Italian countess, and it’s beautifully designed with exquisite details such as the lounge with a glass ceiling with 360-degree views. The kitchen uses organic products. The bedrooms include suites and villas with pools and terraces for sunbathing. White-on-white cleanliness and modern structural lines create an atmosphere of space and comfort. The hotel has a library, computers for guests, sauna, steam room, vegetarian menu on request.

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Blue Diamond

Blue Diamond boutique hotel is a good description for this five-star resort located in the Riviera Maya. The hotel takes advantage of the sun, moonlight, and sea views, with large windows. The 128 rooms and suites, including the Palafito suites that are suspended over the lagoon, are luxuriously equipped with all the amenities. There are steam baths and sauna, external tubs, private terraces, and temazcal sessions. There are comfortable spaces with 2 restaurants, 2 bars, and 3 pools complete the harmony of Blue  Diamond. The hotel is 40 minutes from Cancun International Airport.

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Blue Diamond

Be Tulum Hotel Riviera Maya

Be Tulum is situated on the Mayan Rivera and consists of twenty beautiful suites on an almost perfect beach and a spa worth the admission price. It also offers yoga classes, a spa, temazcal, and indigenous therapies. There’s a generous amount of detail in the fine wood furniture and floor-to-ceiling windows. You will love the old-style tubs in each of the rooms.

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Rosewood Mayakoba

The Rosewood Mayakoba is genuinely one of the most luxurious hotels in the Riviera Maya. Its atmosphere is highly sophisticated, and the place is stunning, but without being presumptuous, which translates into a relaxing atmosphere. Water is a design element that permeates the property. The Lagoon Suites are on the canals of the lagoon. The Island Suites are multi-level residences with a marina for boats. With its valet and chef and multiple amenities, the mega luxurious Casa Laguna is designed for large families or groups. There’s a generous use of stone and natural materials such as Yucatan limestone and precious woods. Outdoor showers are part of notorious well-placed design concepts. The service is outstanding.

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Zoetry Villa Rolandi Isla Mujeres

The Zoetry Villa Rolandi is located in Isla Mujeres, and it’s a beautiful boutique hotel, which is only twenty minutes by ferry from Cancun, so close. Still, in reality, it seems to be from another world. Small and intimate with thirty-five luxurious suites decorated with brick vaults on the ceiling. Villa Rolandi boasts a  Thalassa Spa, unique on the island with an outdoor seawater pool with powerful jets that give an incredible whole-body massage. The Thalassa is very popular with European and American guests, as is the multi-award-winning Casa Rolandi restaurant. The Marina of Villa Rolandi has space for private yachts. It also has a private beach, and the view in the afternoon towards Cancun and the Coast is unbeatable.

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Ser Casasandra Holbox

Ser Casasandra is located on the charming Holbox Island. The small island of sandy streets is situated at the eastern tip of the  Yucatan Peninsula. It’s part of the Yum Balam Reserve of a protected area of beaches, mangroves, and swamps. More than 120 bird species inhabit Holbox and the Yalahau lagoon surrounding it. Ser Casasandra includes 18 suites and rooms and a two-bedroom Villa. Facing the beach with views in all directions, fresh fruit and flowers are provided daily to each room. Tasteful and well managed, this boutique hotel with works of art and a bohemian light sense offers a pleasurable stay.

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Jashita in Suleiman Bay, near Tulum, is a splendid choice with only 20 rooms. Guests leave excellent reviews and keep coming back year after year. Even though Jashita is a boutique hotel, it feels more like a world-class resort. Developed and operated by an Italian family that owns the property, you will fall in love with this discreetly elegant property located on the beautiful crescent-shaped bay Suleiman, with its turquoise waters perfect for swimming or snorkeling all year round. Surrounded by private villas, it’s a quiet location with a lot of ecological awareness.

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