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10 Mexico Resorts for Couples We LOVE

Sun, sand, margaritas. When it comes to romantic couples’ resorts in Mexico, these essentials are a given. But what sets ordinary resorts in Mexico apart from the truly exceptional ones? Unique amenities, exclusive locations, and over-the-top suites, for starters. Whether you’re looking to soak in Pacific Ocean views, sink your toes into sugar-soft Caribbean sand, Zen out in a nature reserve, or explore a colonial-era capital, there’s something for every couple in our neighbor to the south. Read on for our list of the best couples resorts in Mexico.

Bedroom at Hotel Esencia in Tulum
Pool at Hotel Esencia in Tulum
Exterior of Hotel Esencia in Tulum
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Hotel Esencia

There’s no more intimate Mexican getaway than this white-washed retreat, set on a gloriously undeveloped stretch of sand between Tulum and Playa del Carmen. Couples can toggle between sunbathing at their private beach palapa and sipping Paloma margaritas at Mistura—or just press the “service” button beside your lounge chair to have them delivered.

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Bedroom at Grand Velas Riviera Maya
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Restaurant at Grand Velas, Riviera Maya
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Grand Velas Los Cabos

“Luxury all-inclusive” takes on new meaning at the Grand Velas resorts, which you'll find in some of Mexico's best beach locations including Los Cabos, Riviera Nayarit, and the Riviera Maya. In Los Cabos, every suite comes with views of the Pacific Ocean, which couples can also soak in during Champagne stargazing dinners. If boutique resorts are more your thing, book a room at the all-suite Mar del Cabo, just down the road. Couples looking to totally relax can nestle among the mangroves at the Riviera Maya site. For an extra dose of Zen, opt for the hydrotherapy circuit before your couples’ treatment.

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Bedroom at Cuixmala in Holbox, Mexico.
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Cuixmala

Luxurious vibes abound at the Costalegre’s most exclusive resort, Cuixmala—the former estate of British billionaire Sir James Goldsmith. The 25,000-acre property is home to countless diverse landscapes, from lush jungles to rugged coastlines, golden-sand beaches to tropical fruit plantations. Don’t be surprised if you spot a zebra or two in the wildlife sanctuary; they may not be indigenous but they make for a great Instagram.

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Bedroom at St. Regis Punta Mita
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The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort

When you’re committed to not lifting a finger on vacation, upgrade basic concierge to butler service by booking a stay at The St. Regis Punta Mita, where every room comes with its very own Wadsworth. Add in tranquil waters, wide beaches, and 1,500 acres of private grounds and you’ve got every ingredient for an ultra-relaxing getaway.

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Nizuc Resort & Spa

Being situated less than 15 minutes from the airport is usually a pitfall for luxury resorts, but that’s not the case for this exclusive retreat, which is set on a quiet peninsula far away from the chaos of Cancún. Expect minimalist-mod rooms, the only ESPA in Mexico, and more restaurants and bars than you probably have PTO for.

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One&Only Palmilla

If you and your S.O. have ever thought about eloping, you might be tempted to make it official at the One&Only Palmilla—that’s how charming the on-site chapel is. However, if you’re just testing the waters (or the idea of marriage spikes your blood pressure), take a chill pill by the sweeping infinity pool, which overlooks one of Cabo’s only swimmable beaches. The resident tequila mixologist should also help curb any commitment anxiety.

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Montage Los Cabos

One of Cabo’s splashiest new openings, the Montage stuns with its wide, crescent beach and panoramic views of Santa Maria Bay. Couples can take their pick of 122 resort guest rooms and suites or opt for total seclusion in one of 52 Montage Residences. Just don’t hole up too much—the lobster ceviche and homemade churros at Mezcal restaurant are vacation gold.

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Chablé Resort and Spa

Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula is filled with cenotes, natural freshwater sinkholes considered sacred in ancient Mayan culture. Couples can expect transcendental (or at the very least, ultra-relaxing) vibes at this remote wellness retreat, complete with a cenote of its own. In between spa treatments, dine at the Jorge Vallejo-helmed restaurant or lounge by your casita’s private plunge pool.

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Coqui Coqui Merida

Culture- and adventure-centric couples can forgo lounging on the beach and instead immerse themselves in the colonial history of Mexico. Start your self-guided journey in Cancún, driving inland to Mérida, the heart of the Yucatán Peninsula. Post up at the belle époque Coqui Coqui L’Epicerie, situated just steps from bustling Santa Lucia Square and colonial-era sites like Iglesia de la Tercera Orden.

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Bar at Punta Caliza
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Images Courtesy of Cuixmala – Photography by Davis Gerber

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Hotel Punta Caliza

If you’re the kind of couple who’s "been there, done that," make a beeline for Isla Holbox, which is being hailed as "the next Tulum." Situated off the northern coast of the Yucatán Peninsula, Holbox is a car-free nature reserve rich in marine life and chilled-out vibes. Rooms at the bohemian-chic Punta Caliza wrap around a sea-hued pool, perfect for romantic evening dips.

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