10 Relaxing Honeymoon Escapes in Mexico
From large tourist towns to secluded intimate resorts, Mexico offers plenty of options to couples. Choose from small hotels which offer only a handful of romantic rooms where you can spend your honeymoon lounging and relaxing surrounded by incredible views and plenty of privacy. Many smaller hotel require children to be over a specific ago to ensure that their adult guests enjoy peace and quiet by the pool and at the restaurant. Or check into a larger full-service resort offering an array of activities and amenities, including scuba diving, fitness classes, adventure tours, many pools and restaurants.
Always look for packages and last minute deals in Mexico, even if you pick an ultra luxury resort. You will find great deals on rooms, free massages, golf rounds, romantic dinners and other perks. Browse our collection of Mexico honeymoons for luxury and affordable ideas.
Luxury Honeymoon in Mexico
Las Alamandas, located in a coastal nature preserve, offers beautiful romantic suites decorated by the hotel's owner with hand-made furniture and fabrics. At this eco-friendly hotel, you will find organic soap in the bathrooms, a pristine sandy beach and a garden that grows fresh produce for the restaurant kitchen. Las Ventanas al Paraiso, which translates to Windows to Paradise is situated at the tip of Mexico's Baja Peninsula overlooking the Sea of Cortez. All of the hotel suites have individual relaxation pools and Jacuzzis, rooftop patios as well as telescopes for stargazing.
Overlooking the Caribbean Sea, Viceroy Riviera Maya offers 30 luxury villas with private pools, outdoor terraces, hammocks and outdoor showers. Since hotel guests must be 16 or older, this is a great spot for a quiet couples' getaway. Ideal for snorkeling and scuba diving, Maroma Resort and Spa at the Riviera Maya overlooks the second longest barrier reef in the world. Blue Diamond Riviera Maya caters only to adults which means plenty of peace and quiet. The resort has romantic casitas right on the sandy beach.
Hacienda Tres Rios is an award-winning beachfront getaway in Riviera Maya. The resort is all-inclusive so once you pick your package you don't have to worry about the cost of dining and activities. The hotel is set on a 326-acre nature park and offers 273 suites with Caribbean Sea views. The property was constructed using environmentally-friendly methods and furnished with regional materials and finishes. Rates from USD $350 per night (haciendatresrios.com).
For Active Couples
Mexico features many large full-service resorts such as The Fairmont Acapulco Princess which has 1,017 guest rooms and suites situated in Aztec-style pyramid buildings. The resort has five swimming pools, waterfalls and a lagoon. You can visit the spa, play tennis and golf. >Cancun is another beachfront destination offering a variety of activities, from luxury spas and shopping to fishing and kayaking. There are many great hotels to choose from in Cancun. If you are planning to try many different activities each day, take a look at the all-inclusive program at Secrets Maroma Beach which can end up saving you quite a bit of money. Other great options include The Ritz Carlton, Cancun, JW Marriott Cancun Resort, Le Meridien Cancun and CasaMagna and Gran Melia.
Posada La Poza is a small luxury hotel located about an hour north of Cabo San Lucas in southern Baja. At this secluded getaway, spend your days fishing, bike riding, bird watching, and exploring nearby sandy beaches. Choose from seven boutique suites, two Junior Suites and one Honeymoon Suite. The boutique suites feature sitting areas, terrace or patio, mini-bar, safe, spacious double-sink bathrooms with a colorfully tiled walk-in shower, air-conditioning, and CD player. Junior Suites and Honeymoon Suites have a spa or hot tub for additional relaxation. El Gusto restaurant serves Mexican cuisine using fresh local ingredients, including local organic produce grown exclusively for the hotel, locally produced meats, and seafood from the Pacific waters. Drive about two miles to Todos Santos and browse local art galleries, boutique shops and restaurants. San Jose del Cabo International Airport in Mexico is approximately one-and-half hours from Todos Santos; La Paz International Airport is about an hour away (hotelposadalapozatodossantos.com).
Playa del Carmen
Hotel Deseo is a contemporary design getaway in Playa del Carmen, offering stylish rooms and relaxed ambiance. Plan a couples getaway at this stylish hotel, located 35 minutes south of Cancun, Mexico. The 15 rooms and suites have air-conditioning, mini bar, cordless telephone, and king-size beds. Six of the rooms overlook the swimming pool, six have terraces, and three suites have ocean views and open air bathtubs. American style breakfast is included in the daily rate and there is also a self service kitchen. Cancun International Airport is about 45 minutes away. Transfers from the airport are available for approximately $55. Rates start at USD $149 per night (hoteldeseo.com).
Affordable Puerto Vallarta
If you are looking for affordable honeymoon options in Mexico, take a look at Casa Iguana Hotel located in the village of Mismaloya, Puerto Vallarta. The property has lush gardens, pools, and a fish and turtle pond. The hotel is a 15-minute dive from downtown Puerto Vallarta and the city's shops, restaurants and entertainment. Mismaloya is a favorite destination for butterfly enthusiasts and bird watchers. In the evenings, watch colorful sunsets from the beach on your family vacation to Mexico. Guests are accommodated in two-bedroom suites which are spacious enough for a family vacation getaway. The suites are air-conditioned. Each suite has a kitchenette, living room, ceiling fans and a balcony. Dine at La Cocina, the hotel's open-air restaurant & bar, or head to town. Low season rates start at $60 per night; high season rates from $85. All inclusive vacations are also available, starting at $111 per night for two guests. Browse packages and deals in Mexico (casaiguana.com.mx).
San Jose del Cabo
The small luxury hotel Casa Natalia is located in a secluded enclave of palm trees, waterfalls and tropical flowers in the heart of the historical village of San Jose del Cabo in Baja California, Mexico. A vacation at this unique hotel means slowing down in a beautiful setting. Guests can spend their days by the pool relaxing in the sun and tasting great food. There is a shuttle service to a private beach club for anyone who wants to feel the sand on their feet. Nearby recreation activities that can be arranged by the hotel include surfing, kayaking, whale watching (in season), scuba diving, golf, and tennis. There are 14 individually decorated guestrooms and two spa suites. Rooms have California king size beds, air-conditioning, marble bathrooms with a shower. Enjoy the outdoor terraces with hammocks, chairs and tables.
Featuring Euro-Mexican cuisine, Mi Cocina is a sixty-seat restaurant which serves seasonal specialties emphasizing fresh local seafood, grilled meats, and poultry. Since the executive chef Loic Tenoux is also the owner the hotel, he has no problems meeting the special dietary needs of any of the hotel guests. The hotel is 17 miles from San Jose Del Cabo International Airport and 32 miles from Cabo San Lucas. Los Angeles, California is approximately two hours away by plane. Rates range from approximately $195 to $545 per night. Hotel guests must be at least 13 years old (casanatalia.com). Click here for more vacation ideas and deals in Mexico.