We understand that no one aims to come in second place; there is no recognition for mediocrity. We at Five Star Alliance know better than anyone the importance of offering the most luxurious resorts in the world, so we notice what’s going on in the industry, and it matters to us, because it matters to you. We'd like to welcome you to our new blog series, Best of the Best, where we’ll be featuring the best and most luxurious resorts in various categories. But don’t take our word for it. These resorts have been recognized as the best in the business by the prestigious World Luxury Hotel Awards, so you can relax and stop worrying about your upcoming trip, knowing that it truly will be the best of the best.
It’s probably a little out of place to use a gambling metaphor for a coastal resort, but with a name like Royal Hideaway Playacar, it’s hard not to resort [Ed: stop that!] to it when such a shameless pun is on the line: Play your cards right, and you’ll be staying at the Playacar in no time.
Located in Playa del Carmen, Mexico, the Royal Hideaway lies on the bluest, clearest waters you’ll ever see. The major selling point? The Hideaway has a minimum age of 13, so there won’t be any of those pesky kids running about and distracting you from the pure relaxation of the Mexican coast. The adult-oriented resort boasts a AAA Five Diamond award and boy has it earned it. Sandy tropical beaches accent the colonial Mexican architecture and leafy palm trees that shade you from the tanning sun. And now that fall is upon us, there’s no better time to escape to a place where the changing of the seasons hasn’t brought a slight chill to the air. Take in the warm rays of sunlight on the furnished balcony or terrace that comes with every single room, and avail yourself of world-class spa treatments. So make sure you check out the Best Luxury Coastal Resort of 2011.
Riviera Maya, Mexico
Set among verdant jungle beside a white, sandy beach, Belmond Maroma Resort and Spa is pure escapism with a touch of Mayan magic. This paradise is one of the Yucatan’s hidden gems, a haven of well-being where you can start the... more >>
Puerto Morelos (Riviera Maya), Mexico
Tucked into a protected private beach and surrounded by mangroves and a bird sanctuary on Mexico's Riviera Maya, Zoetry Paraiso De La Bonita is an intimate, private and elegant boutique resort of 90 suites that captures all the... more >>
Playa del Carmen, Mexico
Royal Hideaway Playacar is for the most discriminating guests, we proudly offer the exquisite enchantment of our adults-only Royal Hideaway resort. Designed to feel more like a fully-staffed private vacation home with 11 villas,... more >>
Playa del Carmen, Mexico
Fairmont Hotels and Resorts is venturing into tropical territory, with the Riviera Maya providing an exotic backdrop for a new addition to the brand's portfolio. The Fairmont Mayakoba, Riviera Maya, will be part of the Mayakoba... more >>