2016 BRIDES Best Honeymoons: The Top 10 Resorts in Mexico

Honeymoons & Destination Weddings
Best Honeymoon Hotels in Mexico

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Picking the perfect honeymoon location is no easy feat — countless destinations, endless hotel options, and finding the ideal spot to suit both you and your new spouse's needs... how do you choose? Well, we've got you covered. Whether you're looking for inexpensive honeymoon ideas, ultra-romantic getaway locales, the trip of a lifetime or a combination of all three, you've come to the right spot. BRIDES teamed up with the A-list agents at Virtuouso, a network of more than 11,000 luxury-travel specialists, to find the most romantic, luxe hot spots in the world. Presenting our 2016 Honeymoon Awards — dive in to see our favorite resorts in Mexico!


Photo: Courtesy of One&Only Palmilla

1. One&Only Palmilla, Los Cabos
Fresh off a $140 million-dollar renovation, this haute property (Jennifer Aniston is a regular) is hotter than ever. Not only does it have two gorge infinity pools and one of the only swimmable beaches in Los Cabos, but every whitewashed room comes with a balcony and a jaw-dropping ocean view. (Doubles from $590; oneandonlyresorts.com)


Photo: Courtesy of Las Ventanas al Paraíso

2. Las Ventanas al Paraíso, a Rosewood Resort, Los Cabos
With a top-shelf margarita in hand, you could be honeymooning alongside some of Hollywood's hottest stars (think Brad Pitt or Leonardo DiCaprio). Mystical and utterly serene, this five-diamond resort will vanquish any lingering wedding-day stress the moment you exit the Mercedes SUV that transports you from the airport. It drops you at the circular open-air lobby, where the only sounds are water trickling over stones and the soft whoosh of the ocean. Just beyond, a serpentine river of lapis blue twists through the landscape and ends in an infinity pool that seems to melt into the ocean. Don't worry if you've forgotten something: Butlers offering iPods, Evian mists, binoculars for spotting whales, sunblock, books and sorbet will take care of any request. (Doubles from $925; rosewoodhotels.com)


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3. Rosewood Mayakoba, Riviera Maya
Nature is everywhere you look at this 130-suite beachside retreat. Staff deliver you to your room by boat via a system of mangrove-shaded canals. The spa, which specializes in Mayan treatments, sits on an island in the middle of a lagoon, while rooms — some with outdoor showers — are decked out in local driftwood and limestone. Tip: Maximize your tranquility by requesting an overwater suite. (Doubles from $515; rosewoodhotels.com)


Photo: Courtesy of Belmond Maroma Resort and Spa

4. Belmond Maroma Resort & Spa, Riviera Maya
The jungle is on one side. A mile-long white-sand beach (ranked among the best in the world) is on the other. But if you want to just chill by one of the three pools, nap on your balcony's hammock, or indulge in a temazcal ritual (a kind of Mayan sauna), that's okay too. (Doubles from $765; belmond.com)


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5. Secrets Maroma Beach, Riviera Cancun, Riviera Maya
Join a beach bonfire or hang at the DJ-soundtracked lounge at this adults-only all-inclusive resort, which sits on one of the Riviera Maya's most pristine stretches of sand. (All-inclusive doubles from $413; secretsresorts.com)

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Photo: Courtesy of Four Seasons Punta Mita

6. Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita

If you want to soak in the sun, head over to The Four Seasons in Punta Mita. Here, you can whale watch on the resort's private yacht or lounge under a cabana at the Nuna pool, which seems to flow directly into the bay's crystal blue water. Make sure to try the Smoky Colada, which turns the traditional pineapple and coconut cocktail on its head with Mexican mezcal. An amphibious server will even bring it to you in the infinity pool. (Doubles from $750; fourseasons.com)


Photo: Courtesy of Viceroy Riviera Maya

7. Viceroy Riviera Maya, Riviera Maya
This luxe 41-villa boutique hotel on the Caribbean specializes in personal touches. A soap concierge offers hand-cut artisanal soaps. (We love the chocolate.) A pillow menu lets you pick out your perfect cushion. You can even order turndown service for your villa's plunge pool that includes aromatherapy oils, floating candles, and flower petals for the water and a bottle of champagne for you — perfect for toasting another night in paradise. Spend the majority of your time in the holistic spa, where the resident shaman will bless you upon request before your message. (Doubles from $393; viceroyhotelsandresorts.com)


Photo: Courtesy of Grand Velas Riviera Maya

8. Grand Velas Riviera Maya, Riviera Maya
Entry-level rooms at this posh all-inclusive begin at a whopping 1,000 square feet--and everything from kayak tours on the Caribbean to Scuba clinics is part of the price tag. (All-inclusive doubles from $416 per person; rivieramaya.grandvelas.com.com)


Photo: Courtesy of Zoétry Resorts

9. Zoëtry Paraiso de la Bonita, Riviera Maya
We love a place with no check-in or check-out time. And that's not the only way that Zo√ętry's outposts work to create a stress-free zone for honeymooners. Beyond the pools and beach, you'll find yoga classes, wine tastings, and dancing lessons. Just gone vegan or gluten free before the wedding? No problem. The chef will create a custom menu just for you. (Doubles from $580; zoetryresorts.com)


Photo: Courtesy of St. Regis Punta Mita Resort

10. St. Regis Punta Mita Resort
The suites here are seriously sexy (two words: outdoor shower), but one of the highlights of any stay is the resort's fish ritual. Local fisherman display their day's catch, and you pick which fish is destined to be your dinner and how you want it to be cooked. Don't care to get that close to your next meal? Stake out a swank cabana, call over a pool butler, and sip on fruit smoothies until it's time for your couples massage at the Remde Spa. (Doubles from $673; starwoodhotels.com)

Want to win a free honeymoon in paradise? One lucky couple will score complimentary airfare and a five-night stay at Jade Mountain, an insanely romantic spot on St. Lucia. Head over to brides.com/win for more details!

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