Our island expert, contributing editor Marion Laffey Fox, dove deep into her little black book of top coastal resorts and found these amazing accommodations. Book now―your beach chair is waiting.
WHY GO? Only 20 minutes from Cancún Airport, this 88-room resort is nestled along a powder-sand beach at the edge of a picturesque fishing village. Sleep in the luxurious ambience of Mayan and Mexican architecture; each room has a balcony or terrace with water views.
HOLIDAY FUN: Caroling, piñatas, and a Mexican feast on Christmas Eve, traditional American Christmas dinner and special gifts at beachfront Arrecife Grill on Christmas Day; 877/545-6221 or ceibadelmar.com