Where should I stay in Mexico?

Are you planning that once-in-a-lifetime holiday? Do you need somewhere that will really take your breath away from the moment you arrive? Are you looking for a destination that you will be talking about for years to come?

Let us introduce you to Mexico.

The country’s Quintana Roo state encapsulates what the country is all about. Get ready to explore the ruins of an ancient civilisation at Chichen Itza, get ready to get a bronze shimmer by sunbathing on the white sand beaches, get ready to swim in the inviting Caribbean waters and get ready to sample some of the best food of your life.

As you excitedly fill up your itinerary with salsa classes, excursions, boat trips, diving in cenotes and partying in Cancun’s famous clubs, you need to find a place to stay. This is where we step in as we’ve got the lowdown on the best hotels in the region – here are just a few of our favourites.

Occidental at Xcaret Destination 5* – Playa del Carmen

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Hidden away in the jungle of the Mayan Riviera is a hotel that puts you at one with nature. The Occidental at Xcaret Destination is a 5-star hotel with a difference. Wake up to views of blue lagoons and hear the distant morning chorus of the wildlife in this unique destination.

A perfect choice for families and couples alike, the hotel sits next to Mexico’s much-loved Xcaret Eco park. Sail down the Mayan River and discover ancient ruins and embrace the natural wonders you are surrounded. If that isn’t enough you can taste delicious food, relax spacious suites and bask on the hotel’s manmade cove at this delightful resort.

And, of course, the bustling city of Playa del Carmen is a short drive away.

Crown Paradise Club 5* – Cancun

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Wake up to the sound of the ocean at Crown Paradise Club. Open the doors to your balcony, step out and enjoy the breathtaking views. As the hotel’s name suggests, it offers that slice of paradise you have been looking for embarking on the trip of a lifetime.

This 5-star resort is located right on the beach and is only short distance from Cancun. Check-in to your stylish room and settle in for a stay of the utmost luxury. Choose from five a la carte restaurants, take a dip in one of the four outdoor swimming pools, enjoy nightly live entertainment and watch the incredible sunset. It is just a small taste of the Crown Paradise Club experience.

Moon Palace Golf & Spa Resort 5* – Cancun

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Fancy yourself as a budding Jack Nicklaus? Well test your skills on a golf course designed by the great man himself. The Moon Palace Golf & Spa Resort is a golfer’s dream and after hours spent improving your handicap on the fairways you can relax in the best way possible – at the spa.

Of course, this 5-star resort isn’t all about hitting the perfect tee shot. Guests can enjoy some of the very best amenities Cancun has to offer with 12 buffet and a la carte restaurants serving delicious Mexican and world cuisine, no less than ten swimming pools (including Cancun’s largest pool), a kids’ splashpark, incredible panoramic views and in-room whirlpools.

And the beach is only a short walk away. Perfect.

Riu Hotel 5* – Cancun

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Put yourself in the heart of the action at the Riu Hotel. This huge palace of a hotel is in Cancun’s popular Zona Hotelera (Hotel Zone), a cavalcade of bars, restaurants, beaches and some of the bluest ocean waters you will ever see.

Enjoy al fresco dining with a host of local and international cuisine options, unwind in the hotel’s infinity pool or get a little adventurous by trying your hand at scuba diving or windsurfing – you can do it all here. Alternatively, you could book in for a day of pampering at the Renova Spa and once you feel fully rejuvenated it’s time to hit the clubs of Cancun which are only a short walk away.

Occidental Grand 5* – Cozumel

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If your idea of a holiday is embracing tranquility then choose the beautiful surroundings of Cozumel. A much more laid back part of the Quintana Roo state provides the perfect location for a relaxing break and there is no better place to spend it than the Occidental Grand.

Another 5-star gem it puts you in paradise. Reminiscent of a Mexican ranch it offers incredible views of the Palancar Reef and is within easy reach of the one of the top five diving sites in the world. Enjoy a meal with a view from its Sonora restaurant and enjoy a range of refreshing beverages from the many bars. This is a destination to be at one with nature and it is somewhere you will never forget.

Hotel BlueBay Grand Esmeralda 5* – Playa del Carmen

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While the hubbub of Playa del Carmen is a short drive away, Hotel BlueBay Grand Esmeralda offers the ideal retreat away from the bright lights of the city. This is another 5-star hotel that lies on the beachfront allowing for those lazy days building sandcastles and paddling in the ocean.

This is a hotel that families simply love with a host of children’s activities, three outdoor swimming pool and nightly entertainment. While the kids make new friends at the on-site club, mum and dad can enjoy a spa treatment or simply pull up a sun lounger and enjoy the wonderful weather. After all, isn’t that what holidays are all about?

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