If you're looking for a romantic destination for your honeymoon, look no further than Mexico, a place known for its exceptional beauty and culture, as well as its lavish hotels and resorts. Mexico is easy to get to from anywhere in the United States, yet you'll feel like you're a world away as you experience its tropical beaches, the local flora and fauna, and the unbelievable hospitality of its people.
When it comes time to plan a honeymoon, there's an ideal spot for anyone in Mexico. This is true whether you prefer the grandeur and opulence of Pacific coast properties or the laid back beach vibe of Riviera Maya. While small, boutique properties may suit some honeymooners just fine, Mexico is also home to expansive hotel properties from major brands, including all-inclusive resorts.
Whatever your travel style and honeymoon budget, Mexico has something to offer. Consider these 20 properties for the most important (and hopefully romantic!) trip of a lifetime.
Hideaway at Royalton Riviera Cancun
This adults-only all-inclusive resort provides a posh oasis for discerning travelers who want some privacy. The property boasts 343 rooms, including roomy honeymoon suites and one bedroom suites. Some of their suites even boast swim-out access, and they all have an in-room Jacuzzi soaking tub, high-quality linens, rain showers and a balcony or terrace. Honeymooners can also upgrade to Diamond Club status for access to butler service, a private pool, top shelf liquor and a Diamond Club-only beach area.
Why We Chose It: We chose this adults-only property due to its excellent consumer reviews, upgraded room categories and all-inclusive amenities.
Westin Resort & Spa, Puerto Vallarta
Puerto Vallarta's Westin Resort & Spa spans 14 tropical acres with a beautiful beachfront and expansive pools. An array of upgraded rooms are available to honeymooners, including a Presidential Suite with an outside whirlpool and a Heavenly one-bedroom suite. Dining options abound at this resort with four on-site restaurants, yet you're just steps away from the vibrant downtown area of Puerto Vallarta.
Why We Chose It: The Westin Resort and Spa in Puerto Vallarta specializes in LGBTQ travel and same-sex weddings and honeymoons, which makes it perfect for anyone planning an inclusive getaway.
UNICO 20º87º Hotel Riviera Maya
UNICO 20º87º Hotel Riviera Maya is one of the top luxury resorts for adults-only in the Riviera Maya region of Mexico. This property is all-inclusive, so all your dining, drinks and entertainment are included in the nightly rate for your convenience. All rooms are luxury suites, and some feature swim up access. You can even book a two-bedroom villa for ultimate privacy and seclusion. Either way, this elaborate resort is known for its gourmet dining options that feature fresh ingredients curated by local chefs.
Why We Chose It: The UNICO 20º87º Hotel Riviera Maya is a top all-inclusive resort for couples who only want the best of the best.
Esperanza, Auberge Resorts Collection
Esperanza is the only private beach resort in all of Los Cabos, so it's ideal for couples who want to bask in the sunshine without all the crowds. This property boasts an array of room options ideal for a splurge, which range from casitas and suites to luxury villas and haciendas. Many of their rooms are oceanfront, and some feature infinity-edge hot tubs or private pools. There are several exclusive dining options on-site, including the spectacular Cocina del Mar, known for its gorgeous beachfront setting among the rocks and waves.
Why We Chose It: Esperanza has a range of private villas and suites perfect for honeymooners who want to get away from it all.
NIZUC Resort & Spa Cancun
Cancun's NIZUC Resort & Spa is frequently listed as one of the top resorts in the world, and it's easy to see why. This opulent property features exclusive ocean suites for adults, residence suites for families and private villas with outdoor showers and infinity pools. The property also boasts six world class restaurants on-site, all featuring fresh ingredients and gourmet cuisine from around the world. The ESPA-branded spa also provides the perfect place for honeymooners to enjoy hydrotherapy features or book exclusive couples rituals they'll never forget.
Why We Chose It: This property is just a short ride from the Cancun International Airport, yet it is frequently considered one of the best luxury resorts for couples worldwide.
Garza Blanca Resort & Spa, Los Cabos
The Garza Blanca Resort and Spa in Los Cabos features a world-class spa, distinct pools, personalized pampering and gourmet dining. This property also has several room options perfect for couples, including huge junior suites with outdoor hammocks and plush amenities. This resort also boasts six on-site eateries featuring seafood, steak, sushi and more, so you can make the most of your vacation with excellent eats. You can even opt for an all-inclusive package that includes all your dining and drinks.
Why We Chose It: Garza Blanca Resort and Spa in Los Cabos is ideal for West Coast couples who want to honeymoon in style.
TRS Yucatan Hotel, Riviera Maya
Riviera Maya's TRS Yucatan is the adults-only "hotel within a hotel" at the Grand Palladium Complex. This makes it possible to dine and enjoy amenities across four different resorts, yet honeymooners can retreat to the TRS for a more luxurious experience and an upscale vibe. This all-inclusive property features gourmet dining options galore, 24-hour room service and personalized butler service for every room. Many suites also feature their own private pools for ultimate romance and privacy.
Why We Chose It: The TRS Yucatan in Riviera Maya is one of the few all-inclusive resorts in Mexico where you can book a room with a private pool without paying an exorbitant price.
Le Blanc Spa Resort Cancun
Le Blanc is another adults-only resort in Cancun that is known for its gorgeous beachfront and luxury amenities. Honeymooners can book an array of room types perfect for romance, including honeymoon suites and expansive governor's suites. All rooms come with butler service and 24-7 gourmet dining options, including room service. Couples can also enjoy a complimentary honeymoon package that includes keepsake bathrobes and slippers, honeymoon breakfast in bed, 25-minute massages and more.
Why We Chose It: Le Blanc is geared to honeymooners and couples who want to maximize romance in a breathtaking setting.
One & Only Mandarina, Riviera Nayarit
The One & Only Mandarina is set amongst a beautiful natural rainforest along a beach with swaying palm trees and crystal clear waters. Couples have plenty of room types to choose from for their romantic getaway, including private treehouses with plunge pools and up close views of nature. Cliff villas and grand villas with private pools also provide the perfect getaway spot for couples who want to celebrate their big day. Gourmet dining and spa services are also available in this luxury resort.
Why We Chose It: This property features rooms perfect for privacy, from treehouse rooms to private villas.
Planet Hollywood Beach Resorts Cancun
Planet Hollywood Beach Resorts Cancun is a fun choice for honeymooners who want to "vacation like a star" during their once-in-a-lifetime trip. All suites feature 24-hour room service, a special music theme you choose for your honeymoon and a custom-designed, hypoallergenic Phabulous Bed. An array of room types are available, including one-bedroom suites with swim up access. Dining choices also abound, with a burger joint, a teppanyaki restaurant, an Italian restaurant, a steakhouse and more on-site. At this all-inclusive property, all your food, drink and entertainment are included in your nightly rate.
Why We Chose It: Planet Hollywood Beach Resorts Cancun has a fresh, hip vibe that appeals to honeymoon couples who want to make new friends.
El Dorado Maroma, Riviera Maya
El Dorado Maroma is lavishly appointed, and it's also one of the few resorts in Mexico where you can book an exclusive overwater bungalow. Other popular rooms for honeymooners include honeymoon suites, beachfront suites and even private pool suites. This all-inclusive property also features a gourmet inclusive experience with six restaurants serving international cuisine prepared by expert chefs.
Why We Chose It: Book this property if you want to splurge for an overwater bungalow or a pool suite.
Viceroy Los Cabos
The Viceroy is one of the premier luxury resorts in Los Cabos, and it features five restaurants and lounges, a rooftop bar and a spa with a variety of romantic massages and treatments available. The property's location along the Sea of Sea of Cortés in Baja are unmatched, and so are the room options for honeymooners. Guests craving a romantic retreat can choose among guestrooms, suites and villas, many of which feature beachfront access or private pools.
Why We Chose It: This Los Cabos property sits in one of the best locations in the entire region, and room options for honeymooners craving privacy abound.
Grand Residences Riviera Cancun
Couples who want upgraded lodging options with all the comforts of home can consider booking the Grand Residences Riviera Cancun, which boasts an array of condo-style rooms with all-inclusive dining and drinks. Many room options feature private jacuzzis or in-room pools as well, making this property ideal for people who want to escape the crowds for some romance. There are three restaurant options on-site, and all-inclusive pricing also includes 24-hour room service. You can also access special resort travel experts who can plan every aspect of your honeymoon celebration, from dinner reservations to spa treatments.
Why We Chose It: This property offers condo-style lodging options with all-inclusive pricing that includes food and drink.
Hard Rock Hotel Los Cabos
This all-inclusive resort has everything you would expect from Hard Rock — multiple bars, a lounge, a bowling alley and an upbeat vibe that centers around music. Culinary options include teppanyaki, Mexican cuisine, Italian, Indian food and more. Plus, the Hard Rock Los Cabos features a complimentary honeymoon package that includes a mini cake, a honeymoon dinner, a bottle of sparkling wine and more. Couples celebrating the most important event of their life should consider booking a Rock Suite, which comes with plenty of room (starting at 1,240 square feet) and gorgeous oceanfront views.
Why We Chose It: The Hard Rock Hotel Los Cabos is ideal for honeymoon couples who want access to nightlife.
Pueblo Bonito Emerald Luxury Villas & Spa, Mazatlan
Mazatlan may be slightly off the beaten path, yet this beachfront resort town offers the same epic views and beachy vibe as other Pacific coast destinations in Mexico. The Pueblo Bonito Emerald Luxury Villas & Spa provides an excellent spot for honeymooners to enjoy each other in privacy thanks to its luxury villas with their own private pools and hot tubs. This property also boasts gourmet dining and drinks at 11 world-class restaurants and bars, and all-inclusive packages are available for those who crave convenience. Honeymooners who stay at least five nights also get a complimentary package with a bottle of sparking wine, romantic room decor and a room upgrade based on availability.
Why We Chose It: The Pueblo Bonito Emerald Luxury Villas & Spa makes it easy to book a private villa with an all-inclusive option.
Hotel San Cristóbal, Todos Santos
This swanky retreat in Todos Santos is located on the Baja Peninsula, making it ideal for surfers. Couples celebrating a recent wedding will love its beachfront access as well as its many luxurious room options with stellar ocean views. Benno, the property's restaurant and bar, also provides classic Mexican and Mediterranean cuisine crafted with the freshest local ingredients.
Why We Chose It: Surfers and outdoor enthusiasts will enjoy this unique boutique property where romance and a love of the outdoors can easily collide.
Belmond Casa de Sierra Nevada, San Miguel de Allende
This boutique hotel is ideal for couples who want to enjoy each other in an urban atmosphere that exudes romance. Upgraded suites are available, including a Presidential Suite with two private terraces. A central courtyard offers a place to gather, while bespoke culinary experiences at one of the on-site restaurants will entice your tastebuds.
Why We Chose It: Casa de Sierra Nevada provides a hip spot for adventurous honeymooners to escape.
Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit
Grand Velas properties are known for offering all-inclusive luxury, and the Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit is no exception. This property was recently named as one of the top ten all-inclusive properties in the world, and it is also the only all-inclusive resort in the Mexican Pacific awarded with Five Diamonds by AAA. This property is definitely expensive, but its gorgeous suites are ideal for any special trip. Consider booking the Presidential Suite, which features breathtaking ocean views and an oceanfront hot tub and terrace.
Why We Chose It: Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit is a top luxury resort and one of the highest rated all-inclusive properties in the world.
This bohemian style boutique resort is geared to adults who want pampering in an exclusive setting. All rooms and suites feature 24-hour concierge service, and the master suite features a double whirlpool jacuzzi perfect for couples. A rooftop bar provides the perfect place to grab a drink and get lost in conversation, and packages with continental breakfast, rose petal bedroom decor and champagne in your room are available.
Why We Chose It: The Casa Hoyos Boutique Hotel is as unique and trendy as the city of San Miguel de Allende. Honeymooners can enjoy its quaint character and experience all that Mexico has to offer firsthand.
Royalton CHIC Cancun
Royalton CHIC Cancun is a hip adults-only all-inclusive resort geared to couples who want to socialize and have some fun. A rooftop cabana lounge provides a place to get out and mingle, yet the resort also features a range of bars and lounges where you can relax and unwind. Luxury accommodations are featured as well, including junior suites and one bedroom Presidential suites — both bookable with Diamond Club amenities if you prefer.
Why We Chose It: Royalton CHIC Suites Cancun provides the nightlife many couples want, as well as the privacy and seclusion honeymooners demand.