Riviera Maya is just a short drive from Cancun International Airport. You won’t find any big city clubs or shopping malls here, but you will find miles of sandy beaches against the beautiful Caribbean Sea. What more could you ask for if you are looking for a couple’s getaway, whether it is a honeymoon, or just some time for two?
You will not have a hard time finding a place for a wonderful couples experience among the many resorts in Riviera Maya, but Secrets Maroma Beach, Grand Velas Grand Class and Zoetry Paraiso de la Bonita really know how to pull out the stops when it comes to romance.
Secrets Maroma Beach
Secrets Maroma Beach was built for couples, with unlimited-luxury included in the cost of your suite (all of the rooms here are suites), allowing for all the romance you could possibly want. Twenty-four hour room service can be delivered to your “secret box” so that you are never interrupted and always have everything you wish to eat and drink in a cozy suite with oversized tubs and Jacuzzis available inside and out.
When you do decide to leave your room, you will find plenty of activities day and night at Secrets, including cooking classes and dance lessons. For the ultimate romantic experience, book a private candlelit dinner on the beach or in the wine cellar. When you return to your room, you will be greeted with rose petals and chocolates on the bed.
Grand Velas Grand Class
Luxuriate in the adults-only Grand Class section of Grand Velas Resort & Spa, where couples enjoy true ocean front suites, with large patios (that have plunge pools) on the ground floor and comfy terraces in the upstairs rooms. The large suites include mini-bars stocked with your favorite drinks and snacks, and huge bathrooms that include Jacuzzis and rain showers.
After you take a walk on the long, private beach, head to the infinity pool. Here you can wade in the water or lay on a lounge and look out at the Caribbean Sea while a waiter brings you a bucket of water bottles in ice, your favorite frozen cocktail and something to nibble on from the extensive poolside menu. At night, feel the romance with a quiet table at Cocina de Autor, named by Food and Wine Magazine as one of the “100 Best New Food & Drink Experiences in the World.”
Zoëtry Paraiso de la Bonita
Zoëtry Paraiso de la Bonita is an intimate boutique property that’s quite different from what you expect at an all-inclusive. There are only 90 suites here (all oceanview) so the staff can focus on the needs of each guest, with a focus on wellness, starting with the herb iced tea you receive upon arrival. The two of you can sit back and relax during your trip, with a focus on wellness.
Inclusions at Zoëtry Paraiso (at no extra charge) are most likely not like any you’ve seen before and lend themselves to the ultimate romantic experience, including: airport transfers by private chauffer; a bottle of champagne left in your room every day; a sunset sail on a Catamaran; maid service three times a day; daily afternoon tea; unlimited international phone calls; complimentary laundry service; use of the Hydrothalasso pool; a Thalasso Seawater Experience; and Temazcal steam room ceremonies.