Top Mexico Honeymoon Ideas

By on March 11, 2019

Stunning Mexico offers some of the best honeymoons in the world. Picture cocktails, beachside suntanning and breathtaking architecture in one of the warmest and most relaxed countries, then add on vibrant culture and fascinating history.

The cherry on top, though, is the many luxurious Mexican resorts: designer amenities, finely crafted furnishings, and sublime seaside locations are all attractions in their own rights. Without a doubt, the perfect start to married life can be found on a blissful Mexico honeymoon!

Mexico Honeymoon Spots

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Mexico straddles both the Atlantic and  Pacific Oceans, dipping its toes into the warm Caribbean Sea. With such a location, beachside towns are the best places to honeymoon in Mexico. There are plenty to choose from so to make things easy, we’ve selected our top three honeymoon spots in Mexico for you:

Playa del Carmen

  • Atmosphere: Bustling, yet luxurious
  • Best honeymoon experience: Toasting married life as the sun rises over the still, sparkling sea.

Playa del Carmen often comes first to mind when you think of the best resorts in Mexico ‒ and for very good reason! The trendy resort town has some stunning beaches and tonnes of romantic activities to keep you and your partner smiling.

The beautiful Mexican beaches are the cornerstone of any honeymoon in Playa del Carmen. Punta Esmeralda is idyllic, while Coco Reef is ideal for a spot of snorkelling.

For a taste of Mexican art, stroll over to the Museo Frida Kahlo Riviera Maya: it offers an introduction to the renowned Mexican painter and is small enough to fit in between beach time!

San Miguel de Allende

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  • Atmosphere: Charming ‒ as in, straight-out-of-a-fairytale-charming.
  • Best honeymoon experience: A sunset stroll hand-in-hand around the central plaza, El Jardin.

If you see your marriage as a happily-ever-after (which you do, right?), then San Miguel de Allende is your best honeymoon destination in Mexico. Colourful, full of flowers, and with cobbled streets and soaring baroque-style buildings, San Miguel de Allende has garnered many laurels. It has UNESCO World Heritage Status and was even voted the best city in the world in 2017!

Unlike many other Mexican resort towns, there is a hushed atmosphere in San Miguel de Allende as visitors gasp at the San Miguel Arcangel Parish or tread carefully around the Canada de la Virgen pyramid. Don’t be mistaken, though, this city is as cosmopolitan as it is historic: locals put on an epic carnival for the Day of the Dead and the cuisine is, well, to die for!

Let San Miguel de Allende be the setting for your very own fairytale honeymoon. There will be no regrets, we promise!

Mérida

  • Atmosphere: Secluded, arty, and full of history and adventure
  • Best honeymoon experience: A sunset horse and carriage ride along cobbled streets, anyone?

Mérida is a cheap honeymoon destination in Mexico that doesn’t compromise on the quality of experience.

The city itself is filled with galleries, old colonial-era buildings and hipster eateries serving delicious Mayan cuisine. One of the highlights is the Gran Museo del Mundo Maya Mérida, a truly fabulous collection of Mayan artefacts. You also cannot miss an evening out dancing to passionate Latin beats on the city’s streets!

Outside of town is where the adventure begins! From contemporary Mayan villages to remote beaches and  the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Chichen Itza, there is plenty to keep you busy.

Honeymoon or not, there may be broken hearts when you leave this little paradise; in fact, many couples grow so attached to Mérida that they find themselves buying property here…

Best Honeymoon Resorts in Mexico

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The best honeymoons in Mexico are those spent in one of the fabulous Mexican resorts. Our top three picks are all located in Los Cabos, a sunkissed peninsula lapped rhythmically by turquoise waters, but offer unique atmospheres to suit your own interests as a newly-married couple.

Viceroy Los Cabos

  • Location: Los Cabos
  • Atmosphere: Sophisticated and zen.
  • Best honeymoon experience: The bliss of a sensual couple’s massage that uses a traditional love potion

Viceroy Los Cabos is consistently received as Mexico’s best honeymoon resort ‒ it was even voted as one of the top resorts in Mexico by Conde Naste readers.

Rooms and comfort

The Viceroy is divinely luxurious. Think designer-interior, seamless modern architecture and full-length windows. And then there are the small, truly indulgent luxuries: aromatherapy candles, an in-house app to order room service and atmospheric lighting.

Cuisine

There are four restaurants available, with contemporary Mexican cuisine and hundreds of cocktails made-to-order. And there’s no shortage of ocean views, either         

Activities

In-house, there’s an expertly-designed fitness room and a spa that works wonders. Drift off together during the Damiana in Love Couple’s Massage (the central ingredient in the massage oil is also the key ingredient in an old Mexican love potion) or unwind in the jacuzzi.

Outside the resort, there’s the iconic El Arco beach and the weekly Art Walk in town.

Chileno Bay Resort & Residences

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  • Location: Los Cabos
  • Atmosphere: Loftily sophisticated with a real passion for activity
  • Best honeymoon experience: Sailing into the sunset on the silvery waters of Chileno Bay

Chileno Bay Resort & Residences is a luxurious and laid-back option when it comes to Mexico’s best honeymoon resorts. A rare gem, it’s frequented by those in the know so the vibe is…infinitely superior, though not in a snobby way.

Rooms and comfort

The rooms are arranged around two endless infinity pools and some even come with their own private pools. The resort is well-loved for its spaciousness.

Cuisine

Cocktails are the pride and joy at Chileno Bay but that doesn’t mean any sacrifice in food quality. Fresh seafood is served at candlelit seaside tables.

Activities

Unlike its competitors, Chileno Bay has its own beach! Most of the activities, such as snorkelling and whale watching, are centred around the waters. There’s also horseback riding organised by the hotel and a world-class spa.

Las Ventanas al Paraíso

  • Location: Los Cabos
  • Atmosphere: Modern with a hearty Mexican welcome.
  • Best honeymoon experience: Starry nights on the beach together.

Las Ventanas al Paraíso is a modern mini-metropolis, considerately polished with warm touches. Guests are welcomed with a bottle of tequila and greet every day with a basket of fresh fruit delivered to their door. It’s the sort of luxury that makes you feel right at home and unwilling to leave…

Rooms and comfort

The resort has been lovingly crafted, with grand carved doors and terracotta fireplaces in each room. All rooms have outdoor spaces, from patios in the suites to infinity pools in the villas. And did we mention that the bathroom amenities are made by Bulgari?

Cuisine

The culinary aspect is good at Las Ventanas al Paraiso, as well. There are five restaurants with distinct menus to choose from: Asian, Mexican, seafood, street food, and customisable private dining. Also on offer at this Mexican honeymoon resort are bespoke cooking classes.

Activities

There’s prime access to the beach with a host of activities on offer: from snorkelling to yachting, and surfing to kayaking. This resort also offers a salon, spa and two pools ‒ one is a breath-taking infinitely pool and the other is designed like a watery grotto!

Honeymoon resorts in Cancun

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Cancun is so popular as a place to go in Mexico that we cannot discuss honeymoons in Mexico without it! Here are our top picks of the superb resorts on offer:

Marriott Cancun Resort

  • Atmosphere: A traditional, bustling family resort
  • Best Honeymoon Activity: Chocolate-coated strawberries and champagne in bed is the Marriott’s honeymoon speciality

Located in the heart of the Cancun beach strip, the Marriott Cancun Resort has a formula that doesn’t go wrong: beach, pools and cuisine make it a Cancun package honeymoon favourite.

Rooms and comfort

Cosy, yet uncluttered bedrooms with marble bathrooms and small balconies are the building blocks of accommodation at the Marriott. The decor is a bit more generic than that at the other resorts we’ve cooed over but it’s a tried-and-tested recipe that’s gotten rave reviews.

Cuisine

Eleven eateries offer plenty of choice: from Argentinean steaks to Japanese sushi, the menu at the Marriott is decidedly international.

Activities

Pools overlooking the beach, pool bars and private pools…the pool is the cornerstone of the Marriott. Otherwise, there’s tennis, a sauna, jetskiing and volleyball on offer.

Secrets the Vine

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  • Atmosphere: Loved-up
  • Best Honeymoon Activity: Ooh-ing and aah-ing as baby turtles hatch and paddle into  the ocean for the first time

As an adults-only resort, Secrets the Vine is full of hand-holding and stolen kisses so you may feel the pressure when it comes to PDA. Letting go of each other (just briefly!), you’ll be able to enjoy all the activities and comforts this world-class honeymoon resort in Mexico offers.

Rooms and comfort

The cool, cerulean tones of the Caribbean Sea is comfortably contrasted with warm, fire-lit interiors at Secrets the Vine.

Cuisine

Eight restaurants are on-hand to thrill your tastebuds with Mexican cocktails and scrumptious local cuisine. Dining is available 24/7 and room service is exquisite.

Activities

Secrets the Vine has plenty of beach activities but what sets it apart from other honeymoon resorts are what happens outside the water: cocktail mixology classes, wine tastings, and live musicals are some of the highlights you can look forward to!

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Honeymoon couples are spoiled for choice in Mexico: sophisticated Los Cabos, colourful San Miguel de Allende and Cancun are just some of the best places to honeymoon in Mexico that compete for the honour of your stay!

From stargazing to love potion-infused couple massages, the luxurious resorts in Mexico have plenty of ideas to keep the romance alive as you start married life. Let us help you plan the perfect Mexico honeymoon!

 

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