Riviera Maya Archive

Summer Resort Deals in the Riviera Maya of Mexico

High season is in full swing in the Riviera Maya beach region of Mexico right now, in March as I write this. The weather is nasty in much of the USA and Canada and many vacationers are rushing to trade in snow shovels for flip-flops. This generally continues through Spring Break season, then as sure [&hellip

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The Last of 4 Mayakoba Resorts – Andaz Riviera Maya

The Mayakoba complex north of Playa del Carmen is one of those ambitious master plans that required a lot of guts and long-term vision. Spanish investors started buying the land in the 1980s, applied for permits in the 1990s, and finally opened the first hotel there (Fairmont Mayakoba) in 2006. Now the project has finally [&hellip

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The 5-Diamond Resorts of Mexico

The AAA 5-Diamond Awards are, in most respects, the most exclusive listings out there for North American hotels and resorts. There’s a thorough vetting and inspection process the properties go through and a long checklist of amenities that need to be in place to qualify. Unlike a membership organization like Leading Hotels of the World, [&hellip

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An Original Luxury All-Inclusive Turns 20: Royal Hideaway Playacar

I remember the first time I read an article about a “luxury all-inclusive” resort. It was long before we launched Luxury Latin America, back when most travel information came from vessels holding ink on glossy paper that were mailed to your house. The writer was talking about a new resort near Playa del Carmen in [&hellip

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A Destination Wedding on the Caribbean Beach in Mexico

Do you dream of a destination wedding on the beach, looking out at blue water, for yourself or your grown-up child? Is that thought followed by anxiety about making the arrangements? Belmond Maroma Resort on the Riviera Maya coast of Mexico has you covered. They are trying hard to take the stress out of planning a [&hellip

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Wellness by the Beach in the Riviera Maya

Imagine your cares melting away as you spend your days lazing around the beach and pool in the tropics, the phone turned off, someone special by your side. You have great meals with fresh ingredients and professional staffers waiting on you and tidying up after you in your room. Would you start to feel truly [&hellip

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