It’s time to celebrate your recent wedding with heavenly pampering in a laid-back luxurious tropical location! Where you don’t have to worry about the bill at the end of your stay. With gorgeous pools and lots of great things to eat and drink. We’ve got you covered with the lowdown on the best Secrets Resorts in Mexico for honeymoon!
Who are Secrets®?
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 AMR™ Collection with World of Hyatt. AMR also includes some great hotel groups like Zoëtry® (small boutique all-inclusive resorts) and Breathless Resorts & Spas® (contemporary sociable all-inclusive resorts).
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. What makes them so wonderful is 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. 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 places 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.
Mexico is one of our favourite 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. Swim with turtles in Akumal, explore Chichen Itza & Valladolid, the Mayan ruins at Tulum, Las Coloradas Pink Lake, dive into cave pools (cenotes) and take part in many fun water sports!
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 below. 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.
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 (essentially it has a view of the gardens) but we love the upgraded Junior Suite Swim Out rooms with steps down to the pool. Six à la carte restaurants, a buffet and a grill and six bars from a divine swim-up. 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.
You can check how much Secrets Maroma costs and make a reservation on Booking.com
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.
You can check how much Secrets The Vine costs and make a reservation on Booking.com
Secrets Akumal Riviera Maya is on Akumal Beach, one of the best places to snorkel along the coast and 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.
You can check how much Secrets Akumal costs and make a reservation on Booking.com
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.
We love the Preferred Club’s 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 a future classic and we’re sure that in the future it will be one of the best Secrets Resorts in Mexico for honeymoon!
Next door, the 200-suite Secrets Impression Moxché 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. The Secrets Impressions resorts will be the best Secrets Resorts in Mexico.
Secrets Moxché is ideal for couples looking for the latest in luxury and Secrets® innovation!
You can check how much Secrets Moxche costs and make a reservation on Booking.com
Secrets Impression Isla Mujeres is opening in Spring 2023. This peaceful island paradise, off the coast of Cancun, is home to powdery sand beaches, swaying palm trees and a slower way of life. When you arrive at Secrets Impression Isla Mujeres by exclusive resort boat transfer, you can expect ultra-luxe features like butler service, and 24-hour private in-suite dining. Honeymoon island bliss!
Secrets® Tulum Resort Beach Club
Secrets Tulum Resort & Beach Club is on the way in Summer 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 the world. 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!
It’s early days and we don’t have all the details just yet (follow us on social media for all the latest updates!). 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!
A note on seaweed
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 probably 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! Consider the indigenous heartland of Oaxaca, where you can explore history at ancient archaeological sites, drink mezcal and learn about authentic Mexican cooking.
Mexico City is ideal for a city stopover with plenty to do. With cute boutique hotels like La Valise and so much to do, city lovers would be mad to miss it. Take a hot-air balloon ride over Teotihuacan. Do a food tour and visit the Frida Kahlo museum. Go on rollercoasters at Six Flags. The perfect contrast to the beach.
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. Think of a California road trip or a city stop in New York. Maybe Orlando’s theme parks are up your street? A drive through the Deep South or the wilds of the northern states? 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. What do you think is the best Secrets resorts?! Let us know in the comments!