Need a little R&R? Indulge in sun-soaked bliss at Mexico’s most luxurious beachfront resorts.
Looking for your next luxury beach escape? Make a beeline for Mexico, home to some of the world’s most luxurious beachfront resorts. Five-star oceanfront properties, dreamy villas, award-winning day spas and mouth-watering restaurants are just the beginning.
Enhanced by Mexico’s ever-present sunshine and kaleidoscope of landscapes (think lush jungles, cactus-strewn desert and white-sand beaches), a luxury resort stay in Mexico guarantees an unforgettable escape. Here’s our pick of Mexico’s most luxurious beachfront resorts.
Viceroy Los Cabos: Iconic grotto-style day spa
The Viceroy brand is globally recognised for its signature luxury and five-star facilities, and Viceroy Los Cabos doesn’t disappoint. Our first pick of Mexico’s most luxurious beachfront resorts features an unbeatable beachfront location on the shores of the Sea of Cortés with jaw-dropping ocean views from almost all vantage points.
Its incredible facilities feature five swimming pools, including a kids’ pool and an adults-only pool. Enter nirvana with pampering treatments at THE SPA; think thermal chambers, ice fountains and hydro-massage. When it comes to dining, six restaurants and bars make culinary dreams come true: pop a bottle of champagne at the Cielomar Rooftop, enjoy cocktails at Casero Restaurant or dine on fresh ceviche and sushi at Nido.
SLS Cancun: Exclusive beach club
Fun meets five-star luxury at SLS Cancun, set along 250 metres of beachfront overlooking aquamarine Caribbean Sea waters. Here, the exclusive Bungalow Beach Bar & Grill beach club invites you to sink into comfortable day beds overlooking the ocean, sip signature cocktails, and snack on artisan guacamole and other light bites in a cool beach setting.
Meanwhile, an 18-hole Tom Weiskopf-designed golf course and the indulgent Ciel Spa, with its bevvy of pampering treatments, strike the perfect balance between relaxation and recreation.
Marquis Los Cabos: An adults-only oasis
Sprawled across the coast of Baja California Sur, the five-star Marquis Los Cabos is an all-suite adults-only sanctuary, where every suite and casita enjoys unbeatable ocean views. Fall asleep to the sounds of crashing waves and spend days resting and recharging.
Revel in daily tequila tastings and mixology lessons, visit the resort’s five signature restaurants, dive into one of three ocean-facing swimming pools, visit the 1,207sqm holistic spa and putt at one of five 18-hole golf courses surrounding this multi-award-winning retreat.
Looking for Mexican culinary inspiration? Check out our Interview with World-Famous Los Cabos Chef César Pita
St Somewhere Holbox: Boho luxe with a swim-up bar
Suave luxury and laidback island vibes come together at St Somewhere Holbox, a Margaritaville property nestled on the picturesque Isla Holbox, just off the coast of the Yucatán Peninsula. Escape reality and spend your days soaking up sun rays and swimming, fishing, stand-up paddleboarding, hiking, kayaking and snorkelling.
When you’re feeling peckish, The Sand Bar & Pan American Grill is the perfect spot to enjoy an expertly crafted cocktail or spear-caught fish in an open-air beach setting. The Lone Palm swim-up bar is a popular watering hole for those flop-and-drop travellers who are keen to spend an entire day in the pool.
Chileno Bay Resort & Residences: Top-rated beachside luxury
Nestled between magenta bougainvillea and prickly cactus is the luxurious, laidback five-star Chileno Bay Resort & Residences, ranked in the top 1% of properties worldwide on Tripadvisor in 2021. The Sea of Cortez beckons you to take a short number of steps from the resort onto the soft sands of Chileno Bay. It’s here you can frolic in the shallows, snorkel in the coral reef or take advantage of the complimentary watersports available.
Luxury comes in the form of a glittering, multi-tiered pool, family-sized cabanas and luxe loungers, and the swanky oceanfront COMAL restaurant. Devour tacos by the beach at TnT taco bar, drop the kids off at the fun-filled Kids’ Club or indulge in a Mayan-inspired treatment at the spa.
Esperanza, Auberge Resorts Collection: Los Cabos’ only private beach resort
A celebrity favourite, the five-star, award-winning Esperanza, Auberge Resorts Collection is what dreams are made of. Staking its claim as the only private beach resort in Los Cabos, this breathtaking property lets guests enjoy every inch of golden sand and sparkling sea to themselves.
Six exquisite restaurants are at your disposal: savour just-caught seafood at Cocina del Mar, set atop the rocky coastline outcrop; feast on authentic Mexican cuisine at La Palapa; and enjoy casual café favourites at the outdoor La Terraza Americana. Cap off a luxurious retreat by plunging into the bi-level infinity pool or heading straight to the spa for a stress-melting massage or energising body scrub.
The Fives Oceanfront – Puerto Morelos: Secluded oceanfront hideaway
Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula is the perfect place to rest and recharge. The Fives Oceanfront – Puerto Morelos, hidden within a charming fishing village between Cancún and Playa del Carmen, is a spot of breathtaking beachfront luxury set away from the hustle and bustle.
With four restaurants and a private beach club onsite, a gleaming infinity pool overlooking the ocean and a rejuvenating day spa, everything you need is right here. When you’re ready to venture further and explore, delve into centuries of history at the nearby Mayan ruins.
Palmaïa, The House of AïA: Oceanfront swim-out suites
Perched on a golden stretch of Riviera Maya beach, Palmaïa, The House of AïA is a dreamy eco-resort with remote tropical island vibes. The beach is reserved for resort guests only, so you can enjoy exclusive use of this slice of paradise. You could be swimming in crystal-clear water within seconds of waking up thanks to direct ocean access from select suites.
Keen foodies will delight in the four incredible restaurants plus a pop-up vegan taco truck to satisfy plant-based cravings. Come evening, soak up the sunset and cool jungle beats with a cocktail in hand at Eolo Beach Club.