Mexico’s Riviera Maya remains one of the world’s more popular travel destinations, particularly among Canadians. From a luxury lifestyle standpoint, there is a bustle of construction and new resort openings, all over the region. Here is our list of some of the top, more recent resort openings:


This adults-only hotel recently received extensive upgrades. It offers high-quality restaurants, 24-hour room service and a sensational infinity pool overlooking the Caribbean, making it an ideal getaway for couples, groups of friends, honeymooners and anyone looking for a destination wedding.

With the Dine Around program, TRS guests can eat and drink at all the restaurants and bars at Grand Palladium Riviera Maya Resort & Spa. More than a merely memorable gastronomic experience.  Among these dining options is the new Chic Cabaret & Restaurant.

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More than just a resort, Hotel Xcaret is a destination rich in history, art and entertainment. The impressive ecosystem full of colours and textures sets a perfect communion between man and nature – jungles, caves and rivers are some of the principal ingredients.


Surrounded by the turquoise waters of Maroma Beach, these elegant suites offer breathtaking ocean views in a luxurious and magnificent décor. All suites offer a private infinity pool and an oversized deck with lounge chairs where you can delight your soul while watching the sunrise or by having a stunning sunset experience.

Each Overwater Bungalow features:

  • Glass bottom floors.
  • A ladder providing access to the ocean.
  • Our lovely outdoor showers “Aguas del Amor”.
  • A romantic indoor jacuzzi for two.



With three hotels located in the same area, Zen, Ambassador and Grand Class, this last one is an adults-only resort. Grand Velas is considerate a #1 all-inclusive hotel.

Eight restaurants take you on a culinary journey around the world. Beachfront bistros, elegant eateries and vibrant bars create an exciting food and drink culture.

Grand Velas offers no shortage of unique vacation experiences.


UNICO 20°87°
An all-inclusive-adults-only hotel, with three unique pools and holistic spa and wellness centre driving home a sense of relaxed luxury, while exciting pop-up events insert a touch of spontaneity into the experience.

The resort offers five unique dining experiences, varying from high cuisine to a casual café setting.

UNICO 20°87° has redefined the all-inclusive experience by offering the unexpected. Your stay includes select spa and beauty salon treatments plus all the amenities of a luxury boutique hotel, combining the comfort and convenience of an all-inclusive.

“UNICO 20°87° offers an immersive experience to guests by incorporating the local culture and contemporary Mexican traditions throughout the hotel, including an elegant, rustic and warm design,” says Fernando Garcia, UNICO 20˚87˚’s General Manager. “Our dining options at UNICO 20°87° is really what sets us apart. While locally-sourced ingredients are a staple at every restaurant and bar, the offerings are a diverse mix of international flavours. Our restaurants vary from elevated fine dining to casual beachside buffet.”


A five-star hotel with an all-inclusive plan. With two restaurants, the resort offers a unique gastronomic experience, an international buffet and a snack bar, and two mixology and premium beverage bars.

Its 168 minimalist chic style rooms and the OLEO Artist Service concept provide all the amenities and personalized service for a memorable vacation, including: VIP Concierge, Room Service, MALIN+GOETZ®, Apple TV, Pool Concierge, Sunscreen and Sunscreen Menu, Free Wi-Fi, Hand Reflexology and Welcome Cocktail during Check-In, Pet-it Pet Amenities, among others.