If you’ve been dreaming of a Mexico vacation, 2022 just might be the year to book that tropical trip. New luxury resorts along Mexico’s Pacific Coast, Caribbean Sea, and the Baja Peninsula have just opened, set to open this month, or will debut next year.
If you enjoy being among the first to sleep in comfy beds, relax on beachfront lounge chairs, and dine at gourmet restaurants in brand-new hotels, consider one of these properties for a fabulous getaway to Mexico.
1. Etéréo, Auberge Resorts Collection, Riviera Maya
Etéréo means ethereal, “something spiritual and heavenly,” and this modern beachfront retreat north of Playa del Carmen is sure to invite rest and reflection. The upscale resort surrounded by mangrove forests focuses on three pillars: “extraordinary cuisine, breathtaking encounters with nature and beaches, and an Auberge spa that facilitates rejuvenation in every sense of the word”. Etéréo, which has 75 rooms and is part of the luxurious Auberge Resorts Collection, just opened in early December.
2. Corazón Cabo Resort & Spa, Cabo San Lucas
Occupying prime real estate along the coveted shores of Medano Beach in Cabo San Lucas is the Corazón Cabo Resort & Spa, featuring a newly built tower with 204 rooms and suites open to guests on December 15, 2021. Nine floors , the new tower is complemented by the Rooftop 360, Cabo’s tallest rooftop bar. From there, guests enjoy views of the Sea of Cortez and the city skyline, while sipping cocktails or relaxing in an infinity pool. Existing amenities on the property include Baja Brewing, Cabo’s only microbrewery, as well as a full-service spa and beachfront restaurant.
3. Conrad Tulum Riviera Maya
Nestled among lush tropical greenery and overlooking the turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea, the contemporary Conrad Tulum Riviera Maya is located on an expansive beach between Tulum and Akumal in the Riviera Maya. Guests can choose from 11 restaurants and bars offering a range of options from Mediterranean and Asian cuisine to a special dining experience at the chef’s table. The beachfront resort with 349 rooms and five swimming pools is accepting reservations from January 15, 2022.
4. Four Seasons Resort Tamarindo, Pacific Coast
The Four Seasons Resort Tamarindo sits on 3,000 acres of jungle. The upscale resort with 157 rooms is the only hotel that will ever be built on this land that is dedicated to “rewilding,” a process that allows natural ecosystems to flourish. It is located between the towns of La Manzanilla and Barra de Navidad (by plane to Manzanillo-Costalegre International Airport or 4 hours drive from Puerto Vallarta). Facilities at this Four Seasons property slated to open in “early 2022” (with online reservations in February) include a championship golf course, full-service spa, tennis courts, and three swimming pools.
5. Secrets Moxché Playa del Carmen
Secrets Moxché Playa del Carmen is part of the all-inclusive luxury resort brand for adults only, offering exceptional gourmet dining options along with 24-hour room service. The 485 suites that will be ready for guests on February 11, 2022, offer tropical or ocean views. The resort is located on a stretch of pristine white sand beach and is just a 10-minute drive from Fifth Avenue in Playa del Carmen, a hotbed of shops and nightclubs.
6. Hilton Tulum All Inclusive Resort
If you’re looking for a sprawling all-inclusive resort with tons of bells and whistles, the 735-room beachfront Hilton Tulum All-Inclusive Resort may have your name on it. Your all-inclusive rate includes meals and drinks at one of the 16 restaurants and bars, plus an extensive program of activities and entertainment. There’s also a whole water complex and water park for the kids (or kids at heart). The 21,500 square foot spa has 16 treatment rooms and its own swimming pool in a private and quiet space surrounded by tropical gardens. The all-inclusive property between Akumal and Tulum is accepting bookings for June 12, 2022 and beyond.
7. Casa Chablé, Sian Ka’an, Tulum
The Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve, south of Tulum, is one of Mexico’s ecological treasures and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In spring 2022, the biosphere reserve – home to lush green forest, pristine wetlands and lagoons, cenotes, ancient ruins and sandy beaches – will have an intimate boutique hotel with five stand-alone bungalows and five villa suites. At Casa Chablé, due to its location on a pristine islet, guests can enjoy both a sunrise over the Caribbean Sea and a champagne toast at sunset from the dock overlooking the sparkling lagoon by Sian Ka’an on the same day.
8. Royal Uno All Inclusive Resort & Spa, Cancun
Family-friendly and packed with activities, the Royal Uno All Inclusive Resort & Spa opens its doors to visitors on February 28, 2022, in the heart of Cancun’s hotel zone. The all-inclusive property with 540 suites has two oversized swimming pools, a kids ‘pool with a water play area, a kids’ club, and a family room with video games. Guests can take kayaks and sailboats on the lagoon, and staff members provide daily activities and entertainment. Alea Spa offers a range of indigenous herbal treatments woven into massages and other body treatments.
9. Waldorf Astoria Cancun
Next door to the all-inclusive Hilton Cancun, which opened in November, is the sophisticated Waldorf Astoria Cancun located on a white-sand beach about 20 minutes south of Cancun. Its 173 rooms and suites offer stunning ocean views, some with private pools. This upscale property with five restaurants and bars is accepting reservations from September 29, 2022.
Bonus property: Playa Viva, Juluchuca, Pacific coast
While Playa Viva isn’t a brand new resort, the eco-friendly accommodation has introduced some lovely bamboo tree houses that are just too cool not to mention. The new “treehouse village” is made up of six new homes that were constructed from own harvest of bamboo and palm leaves for palapa roofs – signature methods of regenerative construction and design. The New Jet treehouse, which has a nifty conical shape, and the Mother Manta treehouse, designed to echo the magnificent Mobula stingrays that guests can see flying out of the ocean past the resort, are currently open. to reservations. Playa Viva, 100% solar powered, is located 35 minutes south of Zihuatanejo-Ixtapa International Airport.
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