Mexico has its share of romantic luxury resorts that cater to couples in love and also family-friendly resorts geared towards guests of all ages. But when it comes to looking for a hotel where you won't feel awkward without a significant other, a little digging is required.
Travel Agent recently chatted with Mexico travel specialists and other industry representatives and came up with, in no particular order, the 10 best resorts the country has to offer for single guests.
To clarify, when we refer to “singles,” we are referring to those clients who are not married or in a relationship. Singles can include solo travelers, but also girls' and guys' getaways. You don’t have to be single to enjoy any of the resorts we mention here, but you also won’t feel awkward if you don't have someone to hold hands on the beach with.
Breathless Riviera Cancun Resort & Spa
This high-end all-inclusive will keep guests entertained with three stylish swimming pools, including a main energy pool, an Xhale pool and an Xcelerate Party Zone pool. At night, travelers can cut a rug at the swanky After Dark nightclub.
The hotel also includes an exclusive champagne bar, a giant Jacuzzi for up to 35 people and fire pits around the resort.
Breathless Riviera Cancun Resort & Spa also offers a lively atmosphere all day and night with special weekly and monthly parties and events, weekly themed parties at different restaurants and an annual DJ program featuring trendsetting artists.
Live Aqua Beach Resort Cancun
Live Aqua Beach Resort Cancun, an adults-only, all-inclusive property, is only 20 minutes away from the Cancun airport, across from La Isla Shopping Village and steps from Luxury Avenue, two popular shopping destinations in the Mexican Caribbean.
Singles looking for an intimate setting to meet like-minded travelers should check out the Aqua Club Lounge on the fifth floor of the resort. The Aqua Club Rooms and the 36 suites of the resort have access to this area.
Guests can find information about the area, restaurant information and reservations, car rental information, recreational parks, among other interests. Guests can also enjoy access to a variety of top shelf alcohol and continental breakfast.
Temptation Cancun Resort
This resort caters to free-spirited travelers 21 and over. The topless-optional, all-inclusive resort reopened in August 2017 following an extensive multi-million dollar renovation project.
Temptation’s party and everything-goes atmosphere makes a great fit for single guests. The hotel is also complete with unique entertainment and signature themed parties.
Temptation is designed for guests to interact. Among the wide offering of amenities, the resort has several spaces or “playgrounds” that singles might find particularly appealing. The "Sexy Pool" is a high-energy hotspot at the property. With premium drinks, signature cocktails and day-long entertainment, this is a good spot for guests looking to meet new friends. "Bash," the hotel’s open-air club, is also a great spot to mix and mingle with other travelers. With resident and guest DJs as well as nightly entertainment, this is the place for singles to be when the sun goes down.
The Cape, a Thompson Hotel
The Cape, a Thompson Hotel is great fit for guests looking for a clean, contemporary hotel. Two pools and a duo of outdoor spa cabanas are available for relaxation, while one of the only rooftop lounges in Cabo San Lucas floats six stories above.
High above Cabo San Lucas, this al fresco “sky garden” pairs sweeping views of the downtown and El Arco areas. Mixologist Nestor Can has created a menu of handcrafted cocktails and local beers. Friends can also rent the bar for private events.
Andaz Mayakoba Resort Riviera Maya
This hotel is a great fit for the health-oriented traveler, as it offers beach yoga, kayaking, pedal boating, sailing and canoeing.
The property’s best rooms for a friends' retreat are the multi-level Presidential Suite, which has an adjoining double room in addition to two bedrooms within the suites. The property’s rooms are split up in different buildings located in different sections of the resort, and groups can also opt to be in separate rooms in the same building and location (either lagoon side or beach side).
The Presidential Suite has a host of amenities, including a large ground-floor living and dining area with a full kitchen and a private balcony with a whirlpool, a sweeping private terrace overlooking the Caribbean sea, private pool, a separate outdoor dining area with a hammock and walk-in closets.
There are also deluxe experiences that groups can book, including a private dining service with one of the resort’s chefs, who will prepare authentic Mexican meals in-suite. Other offerings at the hotel include private yoga sessions; tequila, craft beer and mezcal tastings; guacamole making; and personal butler service.
Apart from the Presidential Suite amenities, all rooms and suites in Andaz Mayakoba have complimentary minibars, and the suites also have plunge pools.
Live Aqua Boutique Resort Playa del Carmen
Located in the cosmopolitan area of Playa del Carmen, Live Aqua Boutique Hotel Playa del Carmen is in the middle of the world-famous Quinta Avenida (Fifth Avenue), a cobblestone pedestrian street lined with the city’s best restaurants, cafes, bars and boutiques.
The bar at the hotel is conveniently located just steps away from the infinity pool and offers patrons a view of the Caribbean Sea and Cozumel. The bar is modeled after the mansions made famous in the classic mosaics of San Miguel de Allende.
Singles looking for a bite will can check out the hotel's signature restaurant, where guests can enjoy local cuisine while surrounded by the tropical sights and sounds of the Caribbean. The restaurant also has a really cool mural by Brazilian artist Eduardo Kobra.
Hotel El Ganzo
This chic resort offers singles a beach club with one of the few swimmable beaches in Los Cabos. The Beach Club has a South Beach, Miami vibe as most of the patrons here usually dress to the nines.
Hotel El Ganzo is also located in close proximity to such hip bars and restaurants as Flora Farms and Acre. Guests who don't want to leave the resort can take part in fun on-site activities, such as bike rentals, kayaking and yoga classes.
Breathless Cabo San Lucas Resort and Spa
One of the best features of this resort is its location, as this high-end all-inclusive resort is situated in the heart of Cabo San Lucas. Breathless Cabo San Lucas Resort and Spa is located at the end of the Cabo San Lucas boardwalk, only minutes from the nightlife, fine restaurants and shopping mall.
Also, guests looking to party should check out the exclusive Purple VIP Roof Top Lounge with a premium bar, Jacuzzi tub and local DJ’s spinning at night.
W Punta de Mita
The spot for singles at this hotel is the WET Deck pool area, which includes cabanas and a DJ booth. This is also the spot where guests can indulge in unique creations like alcoholic ice cream.
The Mezcal Lab at the hotel's Living Room bar and weekly mixers at the Spice Market restaurant are a great way to mingle with other guests.
Another cool feature here is the vintage Chevy truck converted into a beachside ceviche bar. It has about 12 stools for a fun, casual, communal dining experience during the day or at night.
The resort is also located about 25-30 minutes from beach towns with local nightlife, but the hotel can arrange transfers etc. for guests
Thompson Playa del Carmen
Thompson Playa del Carmen is a luxury lifestyle hotel located on the famed La Quinta Avenida. The hotel offers guests two locations – the centrally located, 92-room Main House and the intimate, oceanfront 27-room Beach House, located just a few blocks away.
The oceanfront Beach House opened in February 2016 and has 27 luxury guest rooms and suites, an exclusive pool, private cabanas and an oceanfront restaurant.
The 92-room Main House first debuted in November 2015 and has a 30,000-square-foot rooftop area complete with an infinity pool, ocean views, luxury cabanas and two restaurants.
The Main House is known for its vibrant nightlife, location and luxury accommodations. Thompson Playa del Carmen offers several other amenities to guests including daily sunrise yoga, mezcal tastings, bicycle rentals and a variety of destination experiences, including cenote snorkeling, a monkey sanctuary and a day trip to Tulum.