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Why The Riviera Maya Is The Ultimate Luxury Destination This Year

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The Riviera Maya is one of the most iconic destinations in the Mexican Caribbean and for good reason. 

This 80-mile stretch of white-sand coastline is quickly becoming the go-to place for luxury enthusiasts, where quiet beaches and lavish resorts come together for an unforgettable getaway.

View of the Caribbean Sea and palm trees in the Riviera Maya

And with soaring travel numbers, the Riviera Maya is attracting more visitors than ever before.

We’ve listed 5 reasons why the Riviera Maya should be a contender for your next Mexican Caribbean vacation.

Riviera Maya Resorts Eclipse Competition With Opulent Resorts 

Travelers are spoiled for choice with the sheer variety of luxury all-inclusive resorts in the Riviera Maya. From smaller boutique properties to towering complexes, there’s no shortage of top-notch accommodations.

A pool in a luxury resort in the Riviera Maya

Riviera Maya resorts have also racked up an impressive number of prestigious travel industry awards, cementing its leading position as a hub for discerning travelers.

The region is dotted with resorts that combine lavish opulence with stunning nature, including  El Dorado Seaside Suites by Karisma, which Forbes recently named one of the most romantic properties in the world.

Travelers looking for a unique stay surrounded by pristine nature can opt for Palafitos Overwater Bungalows. Ranked among the top luxury resorts in Mexico, this 5-star property boasts fantastic ocean views. 

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Hotspot For New Resorts

The Riviera Maya’s inventory includes a mix of well-established properties as well as a growing list of brand-new resorts offering innovative approaches to all-inclusive luxury.

Encompassing several popular towns and smaller stretches of remote coastline, the Riviera Maya is home to a large array of scenery that makes it the ideal location to launch new resorts.

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Some of the most exciting upcoming properties include the stunning Margaritaville Island Reserve Riviera Maya, which opens its doors to travelers this June. 

Located just north of Puerto Morelos, it’ll boast a compelling package of 5-star experiences and immense luxury inspired by its tropical surroundings. 

Remote Beaches That Offer Relief From The Crowds

In addition to boasting a dazzling mix of resorts, what makes the Riviera Maya truly shine is its remote and often untouched white-sand beaches. 

Punta maroma beach in the Riviera Maya with few people

Far from the hustle and bustle of Cancun’s packed beaches, the Riviera Maya’s shores are quieter – if you know where to find them. 

Punta Maroma, a paradisiacal white-sand beach near Playa del Carmen, has been making headlines after being voted one of the best in Mexico. A lack of nearby roads and infrastructure ensure you’ll have a good chance of having it all for yourself.

But don’t worry; there are several top-rated luxury resorts right next to the beach that grant access to patrons, including the 5-star Secrets Maroma Beach Riviera Cancun.

Where Nature Meets Mayan Culture 

The Riviera Maya seamlessly blends white-sand tropical allure with rich Mayan history into one unforgettable package. Unlike Cancun, a much newer destination, the Riviera Maya is packed with history and ancient traditions.

View of palm trees, chairs, and Caribbean sea in the Riviera Maya

And with the Mexican government investing more resources in protecting ancient Mayan ruins, including Tulum’s Archeological Siteand Cobá, this aspect of the Riviera Maya is only set to become even better. 

World-Class Tours And Excursions

No luxury vacation is complete without experiencing the magic of a once-in-a-lifetime tour or excursion. And when it comes to the number of unique experiences travelers can enjoy, few areas can compete with the Riviera Maya.

Underwater view when snorkeling

Some of the top-rated tours include horseback riding at Bonanza, which TripAdvisor ranks as one of the best in the world.

Other must-see nature attractions include diving or snorkeling at the world’s second-largest reef system.

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