Mexico’s 10 Best Seaside Hideaways

From the aquamarine waters of the Mayan Riviera to the secluded beaches of Costa Alegre, sun, sand, and serenity are just a short flight away.

Every night the hotel twinkles with hundreds of candles.
Photographer David Tsay, Stylist Emily Henderson

Maroma Resort & Spa, Solidaridad (Mayan Riviera)

Seclusion factor: You reach this 65-room resort by turning down an unmarked dirt road off Highway 307. Surrounded by 200 acres of jungle preserve, it fronts a stunning powder-sand beach. Every night the hotel twinkles with hundreds of candles. The Kinan spa draws on Mayan and Zen concepts with 30 types of treatments and a rooftop meditation pavilion overlooking the sea.

What makes it special: Dine above it all with a private meal in the hotel’s observation tower, offering 360-degree views of your slice of paradise.

Cost: from $395 per night; 866/454-9351 or

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