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Riviera Maya Holidays

From Cancun in the north to the archaeological site of Tulum in the south stretches a magnificent coastline peppered with tropical parks, snorkelling and diving havens, small rustic hotels and luxurious resorts; it is know as the Riviera Maya, on the south coast of Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula.

Here you will find the small coastal fishing village of Puerto Morelos with its attractive beaches and bohemian village life as well as the nearby Palancar Aquarium and the Dr Alfredo Barrera Marin Botanical Garden, which features a replica of a typical Mayan home, a nature trail, and native plant species like cacao and chicle trees.

Continuing south, you arrive in Playa del Carmen, a former fishing village that used to be only the ferrypoint out to Cozumel; but with its stunning white beaches and clear blue waters, it wasn't going to stay quiet for long. Playa, as it is called by locals, is still growing but has preserved its small-town charm and offers a great selection of local restaurants and shopping without the bustle and over-development of big resorts like Cancun.

Furthest south, before you reach the border with Belize, is Akumal which means "land of the turtles" in the Mayan language. The highlight here is the fresh water caves and subterranean rivers. More than 200 entrances to subterranean caves reaching up to 150 metres deep make it a gathering place for diving enthusiasts. It is also close to the spectacular Mayan ruins of Tulum, perched on a cliff over the pearl-white beaches below and overlooking the blue Caribbean ocean.

Most itineraries tend to finish on this stretch of coast and we would be delighted to offer advice on which style of beach retreat would best suit your requirements for some wonderful relaxation at the end of your Mexico trip. We can also arrange day tours to the Mayan site at Chichen Itza from hotels along this coast.

To plan your holiday to the Mayan Riviera, call our Latin America specialists today for more information.

Read more about Riviera Maya

Now Jade Riviera Cancun
Mexico | Riviera Maya
The family friendly all inclusive Now Jade is situated on the Riviera Maya just a few minutes from the fishing village of Puerto Morelos. The resorts offers 550 contemporary suites, eight restaurants, a vast range of inclusive activities and watersports plus the Explorer's Club for kids.
  • All Inclusive
  • Beach Holidays
  • Family
 
 
 
Special Offer
Discount Up To 10% - Book By 31 January 2015
From £945 per adult
7 Nights, All Inclusive
International Flights
& Tax included
Dreams Tulum Resort and Spa
Mexico | Riviera Maya
Located approximately 90 minutes south of Cancun, the family friendly Dreams Tulum Resort & Spa is a fantastic all inclusive property, close to Tulum's famous Mayan Ruins and sits on miles of unspoilt and undeveloped beach.
  • All Inclusive
  • Beach Holidays
  • Family
 
 
 
Special Offer
One Child Stays For Free When Sharing A Room With Their Parents
From £979 per adult
7 Nights, All Inclusive
International Flights
& Tax included
Dreams Riviera Cancun Resort and Spa
Mexico | Riviera Maya
The all inclusive Dreams Riviera Maya Cancun Resort & Spa sits on a wonderful stretch of beach with calm waters and offers an excellent range of restaurants and facilities. This resort is particularly popular with families.
  • All Inclusive
  • Beach Holidays
  • Family
 
 
 
 
Special Offer
22% Early Booking Discount - Book By 28 February 2015
From £995 per adult
7 Nights, All Inclusive
International Flights
& Tax included
Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya
Mexico | Riviera Maya
A sprawling resort offering a vast range of inclusive facilities and activities. The man made beaches are protected by a sea wall creating a safe swimming environment for families with young children. The resort comprises two sections, one dedicated to families and one for adults only.
  • All Inclusive
  • Beach Holidays
  • Family
 
 
 
 
Special Offer
25% Early Booking Discount In Hard Rock Riviera Maya Heaven Suites - Book By 31 January 2015
From £1105 per adult
7 Nights, All Inclusive
International Flights
& Tax included
Secrets Silversands Riviera Cancun
Mexico | Riviera Maya
Secrets Silversands is a lively adult only Unlimited-Luxury® all-inclusive resort, offering chic and modern accommodations, a vast range of inclusive facilities and activities, a Spa by Pevonia and seven a la carte restaurants.
  • All Inclusive
  • Beach Holidays
 
 
Special Offer
Discount Up To 15% - Book By 31 January 2015
From £1115 per adult
7 Nights, All Inclusive
International Flights
& Tax included
Paradisus Playa del Carmen La Esmeralda
Mexico | Riviera Maya
Paradisus Playa del Carmen La Esmeralda luxury all inclusive resort features an impressive range of facilities and restaurants, spacious and modern accommodations and fantastic facilities for families including a childrens pool with water slides, kids club and a Family Concierge service.
  • All Inclusive
  • Beach Holidays
  • Family
 
 
 
 
 
Special Offer
20% Summer Early Booking Discount - Book By 30 April 2015
From £1115 per adult
7 Nights, All Inclusive
International Flights
& Tax included
Paradisus Playa del Carmen La Perla
Mexico | Riviera Maya
Paradisus Playa del Carmen La Perla offers a remarkable range of facilities and restaurants,contemporary accommodations and relaxing pools areas and swim up suites in the adult only section of this all inclusive resort.
  • All Inclusive
  • Beach Holidays
  • Honeymoons
 
 
Special Offer
20% Summer Early Booking Discount - Book By 30 April 2015
From £1145 per adult
7 Nights, All Inclusive
International Flights
& Tax included
Royal Hideaway Playacar
Mexico | Riviera Maya
Set on the well known Playa del Carmen is the Royal Hideaway Playacar, an AAA Five Diamond award-winning and Leading Hotel of the World.
  • All Inclusive
  • Beach Holidays
 
Special Offer
Honeymooners Receive Bottle of Champagne Upon Arrival, Personalised Royal Hideaway Check-in Reception, Romantic Breakfast in Bed, Room Upgrade Subject To Availability
From £1205 per adult
7 Nights, All Inclusive
International Flights
& Tax included
Secrets Maroma Beach Riviera Cancun
Mexico | Riviera Maya
This exquisite all inclusive resort offers adults that extra measure of romance in a luxury setting. The resort offers Unlimited-Luxury® where everything is in included, 24 hour room services, unlimited premium brand drinks and meals in multiple gourmet restaurants, non-motorised water sports, daily activities and sports, tennis clinics and the fitness centre.
  • All Inclusive
  • Beach Holidays
 
 
Special Offer
25% Early Booking Discount - Book By 31 January 2015
From £1235 per adult
7 Nights, All Inclusive
International Flights
& Tax included
Zoetry Paraiso de la Bonita Riviera Maya
Mexico | Riviera Maya
The luxury all inclusive Zoëtry Paraiso de la Bonita Riviera Maya is constantly named as one of Mexico's most exceptional boutique resorts. The resort comprises 90 individually styled ocean front suites, a 22,000 square foot Thalasso Centre and Spa and an AAA 4 Diamond Award Winning Gourmet Restaurant.
  • All Inclusive
  • Beach Holidays
  • Honeymoons
 
 
Special Offer
EXCLUSIVE DISCOUNTS + Room Upgrade From Romance Ocean Front One Bedroom Suite with Terrace to Suite With Plunge Pool
From £1429 per adult
7 Nights, All Inclusive
International Flights
& Tax included
Viceroy Riviera Maya
Mexico | Riviera Maya
41 Luxury villas with private pools hidden in a tropical forest setting and along a pristine white sandy beach. The adult only Viceroy Riviera Maya offers a relaxed atmosphere, a wonderful Mayan inspired thatched spa and restaurants serving contemporary Mexican and Mayan cuisine with international influences.
  • Beach Holidays
  • Honeymoons
 
 
 
Special Offer
35% Early Booking Discount Plus US$100 Resort Credit
From £1485 per adult
7 Nights, Bed & Breakfast
International Flights
& Tax included
Banyan Tree Mayakoba
Mexico | Riviera Maya
Banyan Tree Mayakoba offers luxury private pool villas set in a jungle of mangroves and tropical lagoons or on the beach front. Fine dining and an Award-Winning Spa makes this resort one of the finest non all inclusive resorts in the Riviera Maya.
  • Beach Holidays
  • Family
  • Honeymoons
 
 
 
Special Offer
15% Early Booking Discount - Book By 15 January 2015
From £1805 per adult
7 Nights, Bed & Breakfast
International Flights
& Tax included
Grand Velas Riviera Maya
Mexico | Riviera Maya
The finest and most luxurious all inclusive resort on the Mexican Riviera Maya, offering fine dining, excellent family friendly facilities and the area most impressive spa
  • All Inclusive
  • Beach Holidays
  • Family
  • Honeymoons
 
 
 
 
 
Special Offer
15% Early Booking Discount Plus Receive A US$50 Spa Credit Per Person Per Day Plus 10% Boutique Discount - Book By 28 February 2015
From £1875 per adult
7 Nights, All Inclusive
International Flights
& Tax included
Now Jade Riviera Cancun
USA & Mexico: Funky New York City Break Plus Lively All Inclusive Mexico Beach
Ameritania Hotel
New York, USA,  3 nights, Room Only
Now Jade Riviera Cancun
Riviera Maya , Mexico,  5 nights, All Inclusive
From £1735 per adult
International Flights
& Tax included
Dream Downtown
Mexico & USA: New York & Mexico Twin-Centre
Zoetry Paraiso de la Bonita Riviera Maya
Riviera Maya , Mexico,  5 nights, All Inclusive
Dream Downtown
New York, USA,  3 nights, Room Only
  • Honeymoons
From £2335 per adult
International Flights
& Tax included
W South Beach
Mexico & USA: Miami Beach and Boutique Mexican Riviera Maya
Viceroy Riviera Maya
Riviera Maya , Mexico,  5 nights, Room Only
W South Beach
Miami, USA,  3 nights, Room Only
  • Beach Holidays
  • Honeymoons
From £2479 per adult
International Flights
& Tax included
Ruth and Malcolm Jones says:

Just a note to let you know how pleased we have been with your Destination Expert Carly Crowe. She has been very professional at all times especially whilst we were making up our mind on the various options. We did receive three quotes (yours included in this) and one of the operators bombarded us with calls several times a day which was extremely off-putting and as we were spending a large sum of money we wanted to be sure it was the correct resort etc for us. Carly just left us to it with the provison that if we needed any further help/assistance just let her know, we feel you should know about her excellent approach and of course knowledge of area and resort which we needed as we have never been to Mexico and needed extra info. Anyway we are so looking forward to our trip and all thanks to Carly! She even organised extras for our holiday as it is our 40th wedding anniversary whilst at Maroma - totally unexpected and thoroughly appreciated by us!

August 20, 2014
Lesley Emmett says:

The hotel was amazing in a fabulous unique lagoon setting. The staff were the friendliest we have ever met including the manager Carlos. The food was excellent, though expensive. It is next to the Rosewood and Fairmont but the Banyan Tree is definitely the best in my opinion. We would go back here.

May 25, 2013
Graeme Firth says:

Just a quick note to say Tom that you did well again with your recommendation for Zoetry and we both fully enjoyed a chilled out week, the premium economy was well worth it and will definitely do it again.

May 8, 2013
Mrs Hilary Mathews says:

The hotel was as expected and advertised. We had a 'Preferred Club' swim-out room which ensured that we were in a quieter area of the hotel. Other areas seemed quite noisy (organised pool games etc). My husband became ill on the second day and Western & Oriental were very helpful in reorganising tours and supporting us generally. The hotel had seven restaurants but our experience of the food in each was that it was of average quality. The choice of drinks was very good. The beach was very clean and attractive.

January 22, 2013
Miss Caroline O'Hare says:

What an amazing holiday! We had such an incredible time at Secrets Silversands Riviera Cancun, we would highly recommend it and definitely go back. Our travel was made so easy with Western & Oriental organising everything and sending us print outs of everything in advance. The service we received and the staff at both Western & Oriental and the hotel were second to none. We will be telling all of our friends and family about it. We cannot wait to book our next holiday!

January 5, 2013
Total Hotels: 14
Now Jade Riviera Cancun
Mexico | Riviera Maya
The family friendly all inclusive Now Jade is situated on the Riviera Maya just a few minutes from the fishing village of Puerto Morelos. The resorts offers 550 contemporary suites, eight restaurants, a vast range of inclusive activities and watersports plus the Explorer's Club for kids.
 
 
 
Dreams Tulum Resort and Spa
Mexico | Riviera Maya
Located approximately 90 minutes south of Cancun, the family friendly Dreams Tulum Resort & Spa is a fantastic all inclusive property, close to Tulum's famous Mayan Ruins and sits on miles of unspoilt and undeveloped beach.
 
 
 
Dreams Riviera Cancun Resort and Spa
Mexico | Riviera Maya
The all inclusive Dreams Riviera Maya Cancun Resort & Spa sits on a wonderful stretch of beach with calm waters and offers an excellent range of restaurants and facilities. This resort is particularly popular with families.
 
 
 
 
Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya
Mexico | Riviera Maya
A sprawling resort offering a vast range of inclusive facilities and activities. The man made beaches are protected by a sea wall creating a safe swimming environment for families with young children. The resort comprises two sections, one dedicated to families and one for adults only.
 
 
 
 
Secrets Silversands Riviera Cancun
Mexico | Riviera Maya
Secrets Silversands is a lively adult only Unlimited-Luxury® all-inclusive resort, offering chic and modern accommodations, a vast range of inclusive facilities and activities, a Spa by Pevonia and seven a la carte restaurants.
 
 
Paradisus Playa del Carmen La Esmeralda
Mexico | Riviera Maya
Paradisus Playa del Carmen La Esmeralda luxury all inclusive resort features an impressive range of facilities and restaurants, spacious and modern accommodations and fantastic facilities for families including a childrens pool with water slides, kids club and a Family Concierge service.
 
 
 
 
 
Paradisus Playa del Carmen La Perla
Mexico | Riviera Maya
Paradisus Playa del Carmen La Perla offers a remarkable range of facilities and restaurants,contemporary accommodations and relaxing pools areas and swim up suites in the adult only section of this all inclusive resort.
 
 
Royal Hideaway Playacar
Mexico | Riviera Maya
Set on the well known Playa del Carmen is the Royal Hideaway Playacar, an AAA Five Diamond award-winning and Leading Hotel of the World.
 
Secrets Maroma Beach Riviera Cancun
Mexico | Riviera Maya
This exquisite all inclusive resort offers adults that extra measure of romance in a luxury setting. The resort offers Unlimited-Luxury® where everything is in included, 24 hour room services, unlimited premium brand drinks and meals in multiple gourmet restaurants, non-motorised water sports, daily activities and sports, tennis clinics and the fitness centre.
 
 
Zoetry Paraiso de la Bonita Riviera Maya
Mexico | Riviera Maya
The luxury all inclusive Zoëtry Paraiso de la Bonita Riviera Maya is constantly named as one of Mexico's most exceptional boutique resorts. The resort comprises 90 individually styled ocean front suites, a 22,000 square foot Thalasso Centre and Spa and an AAA 4 Diamond Award Winning Gourmet Restaurant.
 
 
Viceroy Riviera Maya
Mexico | Riviera Maya
41 Luxury villas with private pools hidden in a tropical forest setting and along a pristine white sandy beach. The adult only Viceroy Riviera Maya offers a relaxed atmosphere, a wonderful Mayan inspired thatched spa and restaurants serving contemporary Mexican and Mayan cuisine with international influences.
 
 
 
Banyan Tree Mayakoba
Mexico | Riviera Maya
Banyan Tree Mayakoba offers luxury private pool villas set in a jungle of mangroves and tropical lagoons or on the beach front. Fine dining and an Award-Winning Spa makes this resort one of the finest non all inclusive resorts in the Riviera Maya.
 
 
 
Grand Velas Riviera Maya
Mexico | Riviera Maya
The finest and most luxurious all inclusive resort on the Mexican Riviera Maya, offering fine dining, excellent family friendly facilities and the area most impressive spa
 
 
 
 
 
Fairmont Mayakoba
Mexico | Riviera Maya
Set amongst tropical forest and mangroves the Fairmont Mayakoba offers a selection of hotel rooms, jungle casita suites and beach front pool suites on Mexico's Riviera Maya. The perfect choice for couples and families looking for an non all inclusive resort.
 
 
 
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