The 20 Best Mexico Honeymoon Resorts for Couples

Between the Riviera Maya, Cabo and San Miguel de Allende, the romantic options are endless throughout Mexico.
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The Ritz-Carlton, Mexico City
Esther Lee - Deputy Editor, The Knot
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Esther Lee
Esther Lee - Deputy Editor, The Knot
Esther Lee
Deputy Editor
  • Esther is the Deputy Editor of The Knot. She currently leads all content on The Knot Wellness, focusing on financial, relationship, and mental wellbeing.
  • She oversees The Knot's travel vertical (honeymoons, destination weddings, bach parties), as well as overarching features and trends.
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Updated Jan 31, 2023
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Home to over 30 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Mexico is frequently listed as a favorite destination among new and seasoned US travelers. According to The Knot Honeymoon Study 2022, the country is also one of the top international destinations for a postwedding getaway. The country is incredibly diverse geographically, reputable for tourism, and remains a favorable, easy-to-access destination from both the East and West Coasts of the US.

Some regions of Mexico, like the Rivieras Maya, Nayarit, and Puerto Vallarta, cater directly to honeymooners with romance offerings, whether it be adults-only, all-inclusive resorts or immersive spa experiences that pander to the senses. The country is also home to world-class culinary options, as well as a vibrant art scene that spans Oaxaca and Mexico City. With so much to explore and appreciate, we've listed our top Mexico honeymoon resorts–recommendations for couples to consider for decades. After all, one getaway to Mexico simply isn't enough (and it's no wonder the country is home to the highest number of US ex-pats.)

In This Article:

The Best All-Inclusive Honeymoon Resorts in Mexico

couple meditating on the beach pacific coast four seasons punta mita
Courtesy,Naviva, A Four Seasons Resort

Mexico is bustling with activity, especially within the category of all-inclusive resorts. The Knot 2022 Honeymoon Study found nearly one-quarter of all couples opted for an all-inclusive option when booking a honeymoon. With an array of options across the country, the hardest part about booking will be selecting one (or multiple) properties for a stay.

Hilton Tulum All-Inclusive Resort, Riviera Maya

Arguably one of the sleekest and most widely-anticipated new openings in Mexico, this resort's architectural design elements blend seamlessly into the Caribbean bay where it rightfully snakes along the natural landscape. Guests are greeted with a welcome drink and a bustling open-air lobby that reflects the fresh ocean air and the serenity of the sea. On-site, couples can upgrade to the elevated, all-inclusive tier with easy access to the numerous resort concepts on the property.

La Casa de la Playa, Playa del Carmen

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Courtesy,La Casa de la Playa

One of the newer properties along the Riviera Maya is also one of the most luxurious options for couples. La Casa de la Playa, an all-inclusive property under Preferred Hotels & Resorts that opened in December 2021, lives up to its name as the beach house. The resort boasts 63 oceanfront suites, each with its own private pool, as well as a full-service, holistic spa with ancient treatment options on its menu. Couples have direct access to pristine beaches, where they can sightsee manatees and other wildlife. Evenings are sultry as the boutique resort also features a Mexican chocolate bar, and tequila and mezcal bars… on the property.

Palmaia - The House of AiA, Playa Del Carmen

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Courtesy,Palmaia - The House of AiA

Surrounded by wildlife and the natural beauty of the Riviera Maya, Palmaïa is considered one of the top choices for couples who care deeply about wellness and being in tune with Mother Nature. All furniture across the Preferred Hotels & Resorts property is created from vegan materials–an ethos that filters over to the food. Vegan and plant-based menus are offered throughout, especially for those who want to indulge without the stress of dietary restrictions.

Hyatt Zilara, Cancun

Hyatt Zilara is an easily-accessible all-inclusive resort from the East Coast. With six restaurants and five lounge and bar concepts, the Cancun property has all the services to leave couples with zero worries except the question of what to indulge in next.

Hilton Vallarta Riviera All-Inclusive Resort

On the Pacific Coast of Mexico and close to the PVR airport, the all-inclusive Hilton Vallarta is another new opening that West Coast honeymooners will especially appreciate. With 12 restaurants and bars, a private beach, and a full-service spa, this all-inclusive honeymoon resort has it all.

Couples who desire absolute full-service and transformational tranquility should consider a stay at Naviva. The luxury tented property includes all meals, snacks, drinks, a spa treatment per guest, daily rituals and experiences for a rate of $3,950 per night. As the property is exclusively capped at just 15 tents, guests are able to receive hyper-personalized treatment with added amenities like specialty meals. It's ideal for private couples who value wellness and nature. Plus, all Naviva guests can easily return to civilization as they have access to the Four Seasons Punta Mita five minutes away.

The Best Honeymoon Resorts in Cabo & Baja

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Blake Marvin Photography,
Waldorf Astoria Los Cabos Pedregal

The 775-mile-long stretch along the western coast of Mexico is known as the Baja Peninsula. In recent years, the peninsula has been teeming with activity, including various high-end properties. On the southernmost point of the western peninsula of Mexico is Cabo: a destination frequented by West Coast residents of the US for its easy access.

One & Only Palmilla

Scrawling 55 acres along prime Palmilla makes this resort one of the top-tier options along the Pacific Coast. A-list celebrities like Jennifer Aniston and George Clooney have stayed at O&O Palmilla–a property with 174 room options or private villas. Couples who want a premium and private experience will especially thrive at this Mexico honeymoon resort. Plus, Palmilla Cabo has an actual swimmable beach–a rare claim in this beautiful region.

Waldorf Astoria Los Cabos Pedregal

cabo st regis view of hotel architecturally up against a rocky mountain
Blake Marvin Photography,Waldorf Astoria Los Cabos Pedregal

Among the luxury resorts across Cabo, the storied Waldorf Astoria has prime positioning in one of the most coveted locations. The peninsula property is voted top-notch for its attention to service and enriching experiences. The team can arrange anything, from top-shelf mezcal and tequila tastings to a visit to the property's coffee lab. It's the Waldorf's focus on marrying modernity with ancient traditions, however, that stands out most to returning guests.

The Best Honeymoon Resorts in the Riviera Maya

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Courtesy,Mayakoba

The Caribbean region south of the Yucatan peninsula includes a wealth of properties as it spans resort towns from Cancun down to Playa del Carmen and Tulum. The region is also home to Akumal, a haven for turtles and other oceanic wildlife. As the Riviera Maya is teeming with all-inclusive options, we recommend you return to our list of the best all-inclusive honeymoon resorts in Mexico.

Conrad Tulum

Rated Mexico's top resort, this 2022 newcomer is the sultrier sibling of the Hilton Tulum. Located in the jungle along pristine stretches of water, the property's smoldering lobby welcomes guests to the lush jungle surrounding the Riviera Maya. Design lovers will appreciate how the architecture blends seamlessly against the surrounding backdrop of the sea. The infinity pool in the lobby reflects the glittering chandelier and the sky below a set of large, wooden doors. With multiple award-winning restaurant options, plunge pools, a private beach, and even private villa access, the Conrad Tulum is certainly a positive honeymoon choice for the most discerning couples.

Hotel Esencia

Formerly the private home of an Italian duchess, this delicious and luxurious boutique hotel rests on 50 acres of pristine land along the Yucatán Peninsula. Tucked away discreetly between Playa del Carmen and Tulum along the Caribbean, perhaps it's the property's location along the lush jungle lining the white-sandy beaches of Xpu-Ha beach that add to the pleasure of a romantic getaway.

Rosewood Mayakoba

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Courtesy,Rosewood Mayakoba

The experience of luxury begins at the Cancun International Airport, where guests are greeted at the terminal and privately transferred in luxury vehicles to their destination. Once you get by the private gates of the community, couples will marvel at the 620-acre resort. Proximate to the Fairmont and Banyan Tree, it's possible to book stays from one luxury property to the next if you want to diversify your honeymoon options. Stay, however, for the spa.

The Best Honeymoon Resorts in Mexico City and San Miguel de Allende

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Getty Images

Urban areas of Mexico are also flourishing with tourism. Mexico City (the "City of Palaces") has particularly emerged as a vibrant, global hub for young ex-pats who want to reap the benefits of work-from-home culture among flourishing, like-minded creatives. Couples who want to experience the arts, world-class fine dining, and unique culture will marvel at all the honeymoon resorts in Mexico City. Plus, it's a four-hour ride away from nearby San Miguel de Allende.

Rosewood San Miguel de Allende

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Courtesy,Rosewood San Miguel de Allende

Well-preserved colonial-style and Baroque architecture make this city tucked away in Guanajuato, Mexico, a dreamy and romantic honeymoon destination for couples. This luxury property from Rosewood vividly reflects the essence of San Miguel de Allende. Its hacienda-style facade and thoughtful design touches featured throughout its 67 room and suite options nod to the surrounding historical city under the UNESCO Cultural Heritage list.

Hotel Matilda

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Courtesy,Hotel Matilda

One of the most buzzed-about boutique properties in all of Mexico is the original and artistic Hotel Matilda. Couples who value the arts and culture should consider exploring this four-star property during a Mexico honeymoon or getaway. A must: book a treatment at the property's 4,700-square-foot spa.

Four Seasons Mexico City

The outside neighborhood of Paseo de la Reforma is bustling, but the interior resort grounds of the Four Seasons Mexico City–one of the highest-rated properties across all of Mexico–are serene, subdued and refined. Honeymooners looking for exceptional service and an oasis in the city will thrive at this property, which feels more like a retreat.

The Ritz-Carlton, Mexico City

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The Ritz-Carlton, Mexico City

A gleaming spa, sky-high tower bar overlooking Chapultepec Park, and standard suites are just a few reasons why couples should consider booking a stay at the Ritz-Carlton, Mexico City. The property's Samos Restaurant is yet another reason to fall in love.

The Best Honeymoon Resorts Along Puerto Vallarta

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A region with a section called the Zona Romantic (the Romantic Zone) is clearly conducive to a Mexico honeymoon. Puerto Vallarta is easily accessible from the West Coast of the US—it takes about three to four hours for flights from Los Angeles, Denver and Houston. It's also home to Mexico's biggest bay, Bahía de Banderas.

Casa Velas

A short distance from the PVR airport, this adults-only resort is an easily-accessible all-inclusive property that provides just the right amount of privacy and boutique touches for couples. With only 80 rooms and located on the Marina Vallarta Golf Club, the beauty of Puerto Vallarta surrounds Casa Velas.

Villa Premiere

A boutique hotel in Puerto Vallarta, the Villa Premiere is a bespoke experience from the moment guests step out of their vehicle and are ushered to the lobby. With ocean views, turn-down services and the sound of crashing waves when you sleep, the best part about this Mexico honeymoon resort is it's adults-only with the option to go all-inclusive or standard.

The Best Honeymoon Resorts Along Costalegre

careyes pacific coast photo shows gorgeous oceanfront landscape along the pacific
Karla Cifuentes,
Careyes

One hundred miles south of Puerto Vallarta along Mexico's central Pacific Coast are pristine stretches of preserved, remote beaches and a Mediterranean-inspired private community that feels otherworldly to visitors. The region of Costalegre has an untainted beauty that welcomes and attracts a certain type of visitor.

Careyes

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Courtesy,Careyes

Founded in 1968 by Italian banker Gian Franco Brignone, Careyes is a residential resort town known for its vibrant, high-end and bohemian history. Unique architecture, splendid villas and casitas (luxury residences for rent–some fully-staffed), as well as incredible installations sprinkled throughout the private community, make this particular option alluring to a certain type of honeymooner. Those who prefer low-key luxury, a deep appreciation for Mother Nature, and something beyond the standard all-inclusive option will find Careyes especially charming. As it's nestled on a welcoming bay, beaches across the resort (either on property or private islands only discoverable by boat) are largely swimmable. Newlyweds will enjoy whale-watching, exploring sea caves, experiencing a polo match on Mexico's best-known fields, and dipping in warm, turquoise ocean water lapping against soft sandy beaches. Authentic to its own DNA and one-of-a-kind identity–with over 42 countries represented–it's no wonder Careyes has hosted the likes of royalty, celebrities, CEO-types and discerning couples for decades.

The Best Honeymoon Resorts in the Riviera Nayarit

With gorgeous stretches of sea and surf along 192 miles, the Riviera Nayarit includes frequented Mexico honeymoon destinations like Punta Mita, Sayulita and Nuevo Vallarta (not to be confused with nearby Puerto Vallarta).

Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita

Considered one of the top luxury properties along Nayarit, a stay at the Four Seasons has just about everything a couple needs: 10 restaurants and bars, two beaches, three pools, two award-winning golf courses, and a spa. From a range of amenities to top-tier service, the property is a popular luxury option for US couples seeking Mexico honeymoon resorts.

Imanta Resorts

A Relais & Chateaux property, this gem of a boutique hotel is Mexican-owned and inspired by manifestations. The resort is intimate with a few restaurants and bars, as well as its one-bedroom suites. Most come with private plunge pools, perfect for honeymooners who want the feel of a secluded resort along Nayarit.

Arguably one of the most exclusive newcomers to the Pacific Coast of Mexico is the Four Seasons' luxury tented experience in Punta Mita. Comprised of 15 luxury tents all created on the principles of biophilic design, Naviva's grounds blend in seamlessly with the surrounding jungle and distant ocean. The property creates custom programming for its guests, crafting a hyper-personalized itinerary from organic fare to unforgettable activities.

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