Ready for an unforgettable getaway in one of the world’s most exciting and beautiful destinations but looking to stay somewhere a little bit different? Why not try out some unique hotels in the Riviera Maya?
The Riviera Maya is a renowned hub of beautiful vacation destinations, famed for its powdery white beaches, Mayan archeological sites, cenotes, biodiversity, incredible food, restaurants, exciting bars, and nightlife. Spanning 120 kilometers of coastline along the Mexican Caribbean sea.
The Riviera Maya has varied start points but roughly begins South of Cancun, through Puerto Morelos, Playa Del Carmen, Puerto Aventuras, Akumal, and Tulum, and then finishes in the town of Carrillo Puerto. It is sprawling with all-inclusive resorts, boutique hotels, and glamping offerings that feel a world away from civilization but still just a short drive away from the main hubs.
Offering a range of dreamy places to stay, from luxury boutique hotels, all-inclusive resorts, hostels, or off-the-beaten-track accommodations, it has it all. Including romantic adults-only resorts, family-friendly pools and attractions, and eco-resorts for those wanting an escape into nature and biodiversity — plus plenty of wellness retreats, sitting on the beautiful sugary white beaches, suited to any style and budget which you’re looking for.
With a range of unique hotels, here are a couple of bucket list ideas about where you could end up on your next vacation in the Riviera Maya:
Oom Bubble Boutique
This brand-new, unique, and magical experience under the stars in the jungle only opened in May 2022 and is just a 25-minute drive inland from Yucatan’s best-kept secret, Puerto Morelos. Oom Bubble Boutique Hotel provides eight uniquely designed bubbles; transparent spherical domes that give you 180° views of the fascinating landscapes of the Mayan jungle.
You will be in awe of the feeling that the nocturnal silence gives you, star-gazing in a private pod. The bubbles are in a comfortable, secluded space, all separated by foliage and wood fences. Experiences such as temazcal (an ancient Mayan ritual), cenotes, helicopter rides, jungle ATV and horse riding or even ziplining will keep you entertained for days.
Plus, spotless amenities such as swimming pools, an exclusive on-site lodge restaurant, and great Wi-Fi are all on offer. Offering multiple packages to suit your needs and with it being a short distance from Cancun airport, it makes for a magical way to spend your last night in Mexico.
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Hotel B Unique
Hotel B Unique is a unique, authentic, but sophisticated stay with a nod to millennial traditions. It’s a contemporary adults-only hotel that offers an escape for travelers and has a perfect blend of the sea and jungle.
This hotspot is located on the island of Cozumel, just off the sandy shores of Playa Del Carmen, accessible by ferry or boat.
Hotel B Unique is shared with its sister hotel, ‘Hotel B’. However, if you’re looking for a bit more privacy, then ‘B Unique’ is your best bet. The hotel boasts balconies, hammocks, and an infinity pool peering out onto the cerulean Caribbean waters, state-of-the-art contemporary design bedrooms, paired with impeccable service, a spa, and a highly-rated restaurant. The danger of booking an instagrammable hotel can be that expectations aren’t met, but with ‘B Unique’, that is not the case.
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This slice of heaven is no more a hotel than it is part of nature — Hotel Azulik is an eco-friendly adults-only treehouse resort located on Tulum’s dramatic coastline. Inter-connected by a maze of wooden walkways weaving through the resort and absorbed by tropical foliage, a wetland system runs beneath the canopy of the resort, adding to the jungle ambiance.
Thus the hotel grows in harmony with nature, and the sounds of birds and waves crashing make it even more atmospheric in the evenings when the grounds are only lit by candlelight.
It has two restaurants, a mezcalería, a beach club, a spa, and even a venue for discovering art. If you are looking for something a little more high-end price-wise, then this could be an incredible one-night experience, especially for you and your loved ones.
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Hotel Xcaret, La Casa De La Playa
Hotel Xcaret is located in the must-see destination of Xcaret, minutes south of Playa Del Carmen, moments from the exciting attractions Xcaret has to offer. Comprising just 63 suites, this resort manages to blend the beauty and privacy of an adult-only experience with the best of a hotel.
The hotel is directly on the Caribbean sea, showcasing Mexico in an intimate setting, with sophistication but in a fun and relaxed manner. Hotel Xcaret offers culinary delights, innovative spas, Mexican architecture, and stunning infinity pools. Guests have often said they have stayed at various hotels in the area, and this is by far their favorite due to the level of professionalism of the staff and attention to detail in the service the hotel provides. So why not spoil yourself in paradise and visit La Casa De La Playa for your next vacation?
@cucharamia Hay un lugar donde el mar canta, el cielo se ilumina , la selva se revela y la tierra esconde secretos” asi define el grupo Xcaret a La casa de la Playa, diseñado por el arquitecto David Quintana, donde combina la naturaleza, la diversión y México. Hay 63 suites cada una con alberca privada y vista al mar y miles de detalles que las hacen únicas. Estuvimos mi esposo y yo el fin de semana y de verdad que el ambiente es una delicia, el servicio espectacular y la comida increíble. #cancun #travel #viaje #comida ♬ Karma – Taylor Swift
Hotel Punta Caliza
Last but certainly not least, although slightly north ‘officially’ of the Rivera Maya, Hotel Punta Caliza is definitely worth a mention. With it being just under a 2-hour drive from Cancun airport, with daily 20 minutes ferries from Chiquila to the island, you can reach the tropical paradise of Holbox, where you’ll find Punta Caliza.
With ultra-comfortable but minimalistic rooms, thatched roofs, and western red cedar structures from the family’s personal plantation, it gives you all the luxury boutique feels. If you value architecture, you will love this, and you definitely won’t be disappointed, especially with their visually stunning private pool. Guests often say it feels like they’re staying at their friends ‘really cool house’, with amazing food, stunning property, and crisp white sandy beaches just a stone’s throw away, this is definitely a hidden gem in Holbox.
@getlostmore dreamiest family-run hotel in #holbox 🕊 #mexicohotel #holboxmexico #hotelrecommendation ♬ Time – SG Lewis
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