Insider's View of Mexico's 10 Best Seaside Hideaways

Sneak a peek at images of the 10 best resorts that we couldn't fit in print.

Mexico's 10 Best Seaside Hideaways

Photographer David Tsay

Maroma Resort & Spa, Solidaridad (Mayan Riviera)

The reason behind Mexico’s best-kept secret―and why we think it’s a supreme hideaway―is an unmarked dirt road off the beaten path. Worth the hunt, right? Managed by the high-end Orient Express hotel company, Maroma offers visitors a personal touch with welcoming Mayan-honey margaritas and outdoor massage palapas.

Mexico's 10 Best Seaside Hideaways

Photographer David Tsay

Maroma Resort & Spa, Solidaridad (Mayan Riviera)

Take a break with a quick snack―all signs point to incredible fresh food.

Mexico's 10 Best Seaside Hideaways

Photographer John Coletti

Villas Paraíso del Mar, Isla Holbox

Large open spaces characterize this luxurious resort. And less than 100 miles from Cancún, Isla Holbox is a million miles away in attitude.

Mexico's 10 Best Seaside Hideaways

Photographer John Coletti

Villas Paraíso del Mar, Isla Holbox

You’ll need to rest after eating a big meal in town―since you’re in the middle of a quaint fishing village, the seafood couldn’t be fresher or more abundant.

Mexico's 10 Best Seaside Hideaways

Photographer Jean Allsopp

Verana, Yelapa (Costa Alegre)

These donkeys are super cute―and necessary. They, along with their guide, meet you at the boat to carry your luggage through town to the resort.

Mexico's 10 Best Seaside Hideaways

Photographer Jean Allsopp

Verana, Yelapa (Costa Alegre)

Early-morning yoga is just one of the many outdoor amenities that Verana offers―spa treatments and candlelit dinners on hillside terraces are some others that round out your day.

Mexico's 10 Best Seaside Hideaways

Photographer Jean Allsopp

Verana, Yelapa (Costa Alegre)

Don’t be worried about privacy here! This eco-chic getaway abounds with romance. With only eight bungalows and vast ocean views, the only nosy neighbors you’ll have to worry about are the birds.

Mexico's 10 Best Seaside Hideaways

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El Tamarindo, Costa Alegre

Forget rustic charm. This sleek private resort is all about luxury. Tucked away on Costa Alegre, El Tamarindo offers an ultimate escape.

Mexico's 10 Best Seaside Hideaways

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El Tamarindo, Costa Alegre

With just 29 casitas and three residences, chances are you won’t run into your neighbors at dinner. If you want to dine and catch the sunset with no others around, schedule a private dinner on the pier.

Mexico's 10 Best Seaside Hideaways

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Las Alamandas, Costa Alegre

A favorite of Hollywood elite and Coastal Living travel staff for years, this hideaway has its own airstrip and mile-long beach. Jennifer Aniston and Francis Ford Coppola are among the many A-listers who’ve stayed here.

Mexico's 10 Best Seaside Hideaways

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Las Alamandas, Costa Alegre

The only hard decision you’ll have to make at this resort (besides what to eat) is whether to unwind at the pool or the beach.

Mexico's 10 Best Seaside Hideaways

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Esperanza, Cabo San Lucas (Baja Peninsula)

Consistently ranked as one of Mexico’s top resorts, this charming getaway with resort amenities, including a full spa and gourmet on-site restaurants, is a don’t-miss.

Mexico's 10 Best Seaside Hideaways

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Esperanza, Cabo San Lucas (Baja Peninsula)

Each of the 57 casitas maximizes the outdoor space with sliding glass doors that transform terraces into extra living areas.

Mexico's 10 Best Seaside Hideaways

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Todos Santos Inn, Todos Santos (Baja Peninsula)

A restored hacienda, Todos Santos Inn is filled with history and character. Each of the antique beds is swathed in mosquito netting for romantic island charm.

Mexico's 10 Best Seaside Hideaways

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Agua Azul la Villa, Huatulco

This quiet B&B has only six bedrooms but boasts huge views. You’ll find restaurants and other diversions nearby in the still unspoiled town of Huatulco. Or just stay and enjoy the beach.

Mexico's 10 Best Seaside Hideaways

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La Casa Que Canta, Zihuatanejo

Perched above Zihuatanejo Bay, La Casa Que Canta is truly “the house that sings.”

Mexico's 10 Best Seaside Hideaways

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La Casa Que Canta, Zihuatanejo

Handmade furniture, private pools, and even personal chefs/butlers ensure total relaxation, privacy, and lots of pampering.

Mexico's 10 Best Seaside Hideaways

Photographer David Tsay

Banyan Tree Mayakoba, Playa del Carmen (Mayan Riviera)

At the Banyan Tree Mayakoba, you not only get your own villa but also can hide away at a private beach.

Mexico's 10 Best Seaside Hideaways

Photographer David Tsay

Banyan Tree Mayakoba, Playa del Carmen (Mayan Riviera)

If you weren’t relaxed from the private beach, the Rainforest hydro-thermal experience at the Banyan Tree spa should do it. It’s an eight-step progression through hot, cold, and steam rooms, with mud, salt, and shower massage treatments. Sign us up!

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