5 Top Resorts in Riviera Maya

by Ayesha Keller on November 16, 2011

Going on holiday is exciting! It’s about getting away from the daily grind and experiencing a little bit of paradise for a while. The question is how do you know what to book and where to go? Ask the people who have already been there!

The internet has enabled travelers to connect and share experiences so you can prepare for a trip without any nasty surprises. One such website is the HolidayCheck network with dedicated country websites. It is a portal which connects travelers and collects their opinions and advice, attracting around 29 million visitors worldwide every month.

There are over 860 hotels listed in the Riviera Maya on HolidayCheck. To give you a taste of the crème de la crème here is a selection of the Top 5 as rated by the people who have been there:

Hotel Gran Bahia Principe Tulum

Hotel Gran Bahia Principe Tulum<

This hotel is a beautiful All inclusive resort located right on the coast in Akumal. Guests praise the friendly staff and their good knowledge of foreign languages.
Its location directly on the beach is also a winning feature. Its large size means that there is a lot of sport and entertainment on offer. The food is a culinary trip around the world from Japanese sushi through Italian pastas and pizzas to the Brazilian restaurant.

  • Hotel Reviews: 229
  • Recommendation Rate: 98%

Clubhotel RIU Tequila

The Holidaycheck Award 2011 Winner is situated on the Playa del Carmen. This All inclusive has five restaurants if you’re hungry and three bars if you fancy a drink, one of which is located in one of the two swimming pools.
It has all the amenities expected of a 4 star resort and is also conveniently located near the Xcarat Eco Theme Park voted the 4th most popular thing to do in the Mayan Riviera.

  • Hotel Reviews: 466
  • Recommendation Rate: 94%

Hotel RIU Palace Mexico

Hotel RIU Palace Mexico

This hotel really looks like a palace with its turreted architecture and lush grounds. Located on the beach in Playa del Carmen it is the perfect place to relax and soak up the sun.
It is a five star hotel with all the luxury attached. If you’re looking to feel like Kings and Queens this is the palace for you.

  • Hotel Reviews: 199
  • Recommendation Rate: 95%

Hotel Grand Palladium Colonial Resort & Spa

Hotel Grand Palladium Colonial Resort & Spa

This hotel is surrounded by a lush mangrove jungle in Akumal. It is set on the beach with beautiful turquoise waters. It offers all the facilities of a 4+ star hotel.
Rooms are decorated in Spanish Colonial style and the gardens are crisscrossed with “green paths” to preserve the natural environment.

  • Hotel Reviews: 192
  • Recommendation Rate: 98%

Sandos Playacar Beach Resort & Spa

Sandos Playacar Beach Resort & Spa

The HolidayCheck TopHotel Winner of 2011 is a 4+ star All inclusive resort decorated with rustic straw thatched roofs.

With pools lined with palm trees and the turquoise water lapping the beach it is pretty close to what you might call paradise.


  • Hotel Reviews: 375
  • Recommendation Rate: 93%

Wherever you decide to stay, one thing is for sure: Mexico will blow you away and the Mayan Riviera is the place to experience it. Every one of the Top 10 things to do in Mexico are found along the Yucatan Peninsula and Mayan Riviera! There are a plenty of things to do… if you can tear yourself away from the glistening water and relaxing sun loungers at the hotel resorts.

Explore more Hotels in the Mayan Riviera & Discover all the things to do along the Yucatan Peninsula at HolidayCheck.com
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