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It’s time to celebrate your recent wedding with heavenly pampering in a laid-back luxurious tropical location!
One of the things we love about our previous stays in Secrets (and the literally hundreds of honeymoons booked in a previous life as a travel agent!) is that don’t have to worry about the bill at the end of your stay.
Plus, with gorgeous pools and lots of great things to eat and drink plenty of activities and entertainment, Secrets Resorts are just ideal spot to luxuriate post-wedding.
We’ve got you covered with the lowdown on the best Secrets Resorts in Mexico for honeymoon!
Who are Secrets Resorts?
Not only are there over 10 Secrets Resorts & Spas in Mexico, but you’ll find outposts in the Dominican Republic (Secrets Cap Cana is one of the best Secrets Resorts in the world), Jamaica, Costa Rica, St. Martin & more recently Spain, too.
They’re part of the World of Hyatt Inclusive Collection which also includes some great hotel groups like Zoëtry (small boutique all-inclusive resorts) and Breathless Resorts & Spas® (contemporary sociable all-inclusive resorts) and Hyatt Zilara.
Secrets Resorts are perfect for an all-inclusive honeymoon in Mexico!
What’s included in a Secrets Resort honeymoon package?
Although these beautiful resorts are not just for couples, Secrets Resorts are the most popular hotels with honeymooners and among our favourite adults-only, all-inclusive honeymoon resorts in the Americas.
What makes Secrets Resorts so wonderful? Well, it’s their Unlimited-Luxury® concept! Across all hotels, you’ll find spacious rooms and suites, 24-hour room service, dreamy spas, gorgeous pools, beautiful beachfronts and, importantly, unlimited dining (including à la carte restaurants) and unlimited premium drinks.
One of the things we love about our previous stays in Secrets is that there is no paying for ‘speciality restaurants’ like in other destinations.
It’s one of the best hotel groups for exceptional all inclusive honeymoon packages in some of the best destinations for all-inclusive honeymoons!
You can upgrade to the Preferred Club level with some extra amenities. While amenities may vary slightly from resort to resort, Preferred Club guests get premium located rooms (also known as Preferred Club Junior or Master Suites), personalised check-in and check-out, personalised concierge service, afternoon hot & cold hors d’oeuvres and elevated desserts and cocktails in the Club Lounge.
Is Secrets Preferred Club worth it? While Preferred Club is a lovely bonus if it’s affordable, if it’s out of your budget to spend the extra, don’t fret as you’ll still have a wonderful time in the other parts of your chosen Secrets Resort & Spa!
Is Mexico good for honeymoon?
Mexico is one of our favourite honeymoon destinations to experience the best Secrets resorts, particularly along the Riviera Maya on the Yucatan Peninsula.
From the famous and lively Cancun (where the airport for the region is – airport code CUN), to the more laid-back Playa Del Carmen, to fashionable Tulum.
This area of Mexico is ideal for a honeymoon. Why? Because not only do you have some of the best Secrets resorts dotted along the coastline, where you can be spoiled and pampered, but you also have so much to do outside of the resort.
The Best Secrets Resorts in Mexico
One of the biggest questions we get asked is what are the best Secrets Resorts in Mexico for honeymoon? So we’ve included some of our favourites on the Riviera Maya.
Let us help you pick the perfect honeymoon hotel!
Secrets Maroma Beach Riviera Cancun
On one of Mexico’s most beautiful stretches of beach, Secrets Maroma Beach Riviera Cancun is a long-time favourite with couples since it opened in 2008 and one of the best Secrets resorts.
It’s a little more secluded (it’s about 60 minutes from Cancun and 30 minutes from Playa del Carmen).
The resort is 4 stories high and, like all Secrets Resorts & Spas, despite being a relatively extensive property (Secrets Resorts have 400+ rooms), because of the expansive location, you’ll still find a relaxing and peaceful environment.
There are smaller pools and 2 large ones, including an infinity pool. There are six à la carte restaurants, a buffet and a grill and six bars including a divine swim-up bar,
Take a taco-making class or a sunrise kayak tour. With beach parties and theme nights, you may find it hard to tear yourself away from the resort to go on day trips!
The entry-level room is the Junior Suite Tropical View (with a view of the gardens) but we love the upgraded Junior Suite Swim Out rooms with steps down to the pool.
The spa is 13,000 square feet – we love the Share Your Secrets Duo Journey – honeymoon bliss!
Secrets Maroma is ideal for couples who want a relaxing beach honeymoon and don’t need lively nightlife on their doorstep.
Secrets The Vine Cancun
Secrets The Vine Cancun has been smack bang right in the middle of Cancun’s Hotel Zone (aka Zona Hotelera) since it opened in 2012. This long stretch of beach is around 20 minutes from Cancun Central (aka Cancun Centro).
Packed with hotels, restaurants, nightclubs and bars, it’s the perfect choice for couples who want to be really close to the action (and want to do a bit of partying).
All the rooms and suites in this 18-story tower have views of the sea (some will be partial side sea view) so you can wake up every morning to the Caribbean Sea or Laguna Nichupte and beautiful sunrises and sunsets.
Nine dining options await – from Mediterranean to Asian to Mexican to Peruvian-inspired cuisines. Try to bag a window seat for breakfast overlooking the azure Caribbean water at Market Cafe.
Play beach volleyball or laze in the infinity pool. You can enjoy the evening entertainment in a resort or dance the night away at tourist hotspots like Coco Bongos less than a 10-minute drive away.
Secrets The Vine is one of the best Secrets Resorts for couples who want to explore Cancun’s lively side.
Secrets Akumal Riviera Maya
Secrets Akumal Riviera Maya is on Akumal Beach, one of the best beaches and places to snorkel along the Riviera Maya’s stunning coast.
Almost halfway between Playa Del Carmen and Tulum (around a 30-minute drive from each), the biggest draw is the turtles that live in the sea here.
At over 90 minutes’ drive from Cancun, it may not be the right choice for couples seeking something lively. What it doesn’t have in wild nightlife, it makes up for in luxury – Secrets Akumal is one of the highest-rated Secrets resorts.
Since it opened in 2015, it has been one of the best Secrets resorts in Mexico for honeymoon. We find it hard to choose between the swim-out suites and ocean view suites in this low-rise haven!
White sandy beach and swaying palm trees make it one of the most picturesque resorts on the Riviera Maya.
Go snorkelling, kayaking and take a bike tour. Learn about Mayan history. Chill in one of the three pools (infinity, social and relaxing). With nine restaurants (including six à la carte options) and seven bars – you’re spoiled for choice.
Secrets Akumal is ideal for couples who want a relaxing, pampering honeymoon close to nature.
Secrets Moxché Playa Del Carmen
Just opened in summer 2022, Secrets Moxché Playa del Carmen has a contemporary yet relaxing feel with earthy tones throughout. We love the Junior Suite Ocean View rooms.
The dining options are super exciting – with ELEVEN unique outlets – including seven à la carte restaurants and a 24-hour cafe. Cocktails at the Cove Bar on the beach are a must!
Book the Preferred Club for the rooftop restaurant and bar. There is a beautiful seafront, yet you’re only a stone’s throw away from central Playa Del Carmen.
If you can tear yourselves away from the seven heated pools and cool features like the man-made cenotes, the town is less than a 15-minute drive away.
This is already one of the best Secrets Resorts in Mexico for honeymoon, with rave reviews flowing in.
Secrets Moxché is ideal for couples seeking the latest Secrets innovation and want to be closer to a local town like Playa Del Carmen.
Impression Moxché by Secrets Playa Del Carmen
Next door to Secrets Moxché, you’ll find the 200-suite Impression Moxché by Secrets.
This is more boutique style and has an elevated level of luxury – think personal butler service, larger suites, organic ingredients, no check-in or check-out times, welcome bottle of liquor, a rooftop lounge and a restaurant with an infinity pool and 360-degree views, to name a few.
Ultra-luxe heaven. Impression Moxché by Secrets just opened in December 2022 and it’s already a future classic and one of the best Secrets Resorts in Mexico.
Impression Moxché by Secrets is ideal for couples looking for something more intimate, upscale and the latest in ultra luxury and Secrets® innovation!
Impression Isla Mujeres by Secrets
Impression Isla Mujeres by Secrets just opened in May 2023 and early reviews suggest this peaceful island paradise is going to be one of the best Secrets Resorts in Mexico of all time.
Off the coast of Cancun, Isla Mujeres is home to powdery sand beaches, swaying palm trees and a slower way of life.
When you arrive at Impression Isla Mujeres by Secrets, it’s via an exclusive resort catamaran boat transfer.
There is just 125 rooms where you can expect ultra-luxe features like the Endless Privileges® inclusions – butler service, and 24-hour private in-suite dining.
There’s a suite that matches your honeymoon vibe but if you can opt for a Signature Junior Suite King Ocean Front with Hot Tub. You can sip champagne on your oversized private balcony as the sun sets for the ultimate in honeymoon island bliss.
Impression Isla Mujeres by Secrets is ideal for couples looking for more of a ultra relaxing island vibe that is more intimate and upscale with the latest in ultra luxury and Secrets® innovation with
Secrets Resorts Coming Soon
Secrets Tulum Resort & Beach Club
Secrets Tulum Resort & Beach Club is on the way in October 2023. Tulum is usually at the top of the wish list for a Mexico honeymoon and we think this is going to be one of the best Secrets Resorts in Mexico.
Find cool bars and restaurants, a dazzling beach and Mayan ruins. The best all-inclusive luxury hotel group opening a hotel there is the news we needed to hear!
While its early days, so we don’t have all the details just yet. However, here are a few things we know so far – It will be a unique circular building surrounded by jungle in Tulum.
There will be swim-out rooms and 5 dining options, cafes and 3 bars. There will be a rooftop lounge with a swim-up bar and fire pit.
And the most exciting bit? A full-service private beach club in the heart of Tulum’s coastline. Honeymoon heaven!
Secrets Playa Blanca Costa Mujeres
Secrets Playa Blanca Costa Mujeres is due to open the doors in December 2023.
This adults-only haven is situated just 12 miles north of Cancún and promises an escape into unparalleled luxury. Picture this: sprawling white-sand beaches, oceanfront infinity pools plus each suite will be a canvas for local art and furnishings, complete with Unlimited-Luxury® amenities.
The spa, fitness centre, and theater open in May 2024 but in the meantime, you’ll still have access to endless dining, top-shelf drinks, and an array of day and night activities.
Secrets Playa Blanca Costa Mujeres is ideal for couples who prefer a big resort and want to be close to the action of Cancun.
A note on seaweed
Ah, the Caribbean Sea—azure waters, powdery sands, and… seaweed? While visions of pristine beaches dance in your head, Mother Nature sometimes has her own plans.
Since 2011, Riviera Maya (and other destinations in the Caribbean) have seen an increase in Sargassum Seaweed, which was widely reported in the media.
When you go on honeymoon to a destination like Mexico, you may have an image of clear powdery sand and azure waters. To arrive at a seaweed-filled beach would, of course, be disappointing for beach-loving couples.
However, the good news is that many resorts have combated this in recent years with ocean barriers and manual beach clean-ups.
It is an unpredictable, natural phenomenon, not yet explained by science. Climate change is most likely a factor. The seaweed usually appears at various points in the summer months from May to October.
Seaweed also happens in places like Seychelles. We recommend managing your expectations – seaweed is just part of nature after all!
Where can you tag on?
Want to combine one of the best Secrets resorts with somewhere else? As you can see, it’s hard to tear yourself away from your luxury honeymoon resort, particularly if choose one the best Secrets Resorts, but we also recommend exploring more of Mexico!
With direct flights to Cancun from most major US cities, you can easily combine the USA with a magical beach honeymoon in one one of the best Secrets resorts in Mexico.
Maybe Orlando‘s theme parks are up your street? A drive through the Deep South or the wilds of the northern states? Mexico is also a great spot for a short minimoon, too. So many options for an epic Americas honeymoon!
We’d love to hear if you’re planning a Mexico honeymoon or if you’ve stayed at a Secrets resort before. Which ones do you think are the best Secrets resorts?! Let us know in the comments!
Happy Planning x