The Best Mexican Resorts to Visit During Spring Break

Miles of Beach chairs │© Mandle S / flickr
Miles of Beach chairs │© Mandle S / flickr
Not everyone that travels to Mexico during Spring Break is looking for a tequila-induced drunk-fest that they won’t remember the next day. Here are eight types of Mexican resort for eight different types of Spring Breaker, to help you find the perfect spot for your vacation.

For the escapist

Independent Hotel, Bed and Breakfast, Hotel, Villa
Getting Away
Getting Away | © Esparta Palma / flickr
Seeking solitude or some one-on-one romance with your beloved? Twenty minutes outside of the hustle and bustle of Acapulo and with its suite spread throughout the hillside property, Banyan Tree Acapulco is just the place to cloister yourself away from it all. Each private villa has its own sunning deck and infinity pool so you don’t even have to risk chatty fellow sunbathers. It also offers spa treatments galore and delicious Thai food at the hotel’s restaurant Saffron.
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For the party animal

The Grand Oasis Cancun is part of a two-hotel complex with 1,800 rooms. The hotel is known for its massive guest count and party atmosphere during Spring Break. There are 14 bars and 18 restaurants on the premises, which tend to be crowded during this period. But if a wild, ongoing party is what you want, you can’t get better than the Grand Oasis’ open-air pool and its location slap bang in the middle of the hotel zone and the area’s bars and clubs.
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For the rock star

Hotel, Independent Hotel, Spa Hotel
Miles of Beach chairs
Miles of Beach chairs | © Mandle S / flickr
Hard Rock Hotel Cancun is another ongoing party during Spring Break, this time with music 24/7 and free drinks around the clock. There’s live entertainment, five international restaurants and two swim-up bars that are loads of fun for the music-loving Spring Breaker. Some rooms have liquor dispensers so you don’t even have to stop drinking once the hotel’s seven bars close down for the night. The Hard Rock has a prime location in the hotel zone and it’s an easy walk to lots of bars, restaurants and shopping.
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For the environmentalist

Resort, Hotel
Oaxaca’s Secrets Huatulco Resort & Spa is the only resort in Mexico to have received the international Green Globe certification and the resort is also Rainforest Alliance verified. The hotel’s 399 rooms are hidden away along a stretch of Oaxaca coast where you usually won’t see anyone other than your fellow guests. There are a wide variety of restaurants onsite and the hotel offers “luxury unlimited” – a no-bracelet, all-inclusive service of the highest standard.
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For the yogi

Boutique Hotel, Resort, Hotel
Los Cabos sunset
Los Cabos sunset | © lecates / flickr

The Mar y Luna spa at The Resort at Pedregal in Los Cabos offers massages, detox rituals and relaxation healing techniques. Sound therapy is used throughout the spa to balance energy levels, while local healing practitioners use endemic herbs to soothe and “cleanse” visiting guests. The hotel also offers a special yoga package which includes beachside yoga instruction and moon night meditation.

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For foodies

Grand Velas Riviera Maya has a guest chef program that brings big names from across the country to their eight onsite restaurants. They offer everything from molecular gastronomy to authentic Mexican. You will find classic French cooking along with Asian fusion and Yucatecan. With some of the coast’s best restaurants, visitors often remark that the interiors and presentation don’t feel like a big all-inclusive at all – so they must be doing something right!

Grand Velas Riviera Maya, Carretera Cancun Tulum Km 62 Playa Del Carmen Municipio De Solidaridad, Riviera Maya, Mexico +52 322 226 8689

For water babies

Resort, Eco Hotel, Hotel
Overwater Bungalows
Overwater Bungalows | ©  Anthony Sowerby / flickr

Mexico’s first overwater hotel, El Dorado Maroma has bungalow suites with glass floors and palapa-style roofs. as well as a glass-floored restaurant. There’s also onsite spa combining local traditions and plants to soothe away any worries you may have brought with you. As you can image, floating out there in the ocean there are plenty of watery activities to be had for those who just can’t get enough the great blue.

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For surfers

Resort, Hotel
Punta Mita is a great, underexposed surf spot where you can find some of the least crowded breaks in Mexico. The Royal Suites Punta de Mita is an all-inclusive, beachfront resort where great waves for all skill levels are just a quick paddle away. Water temperatures average about 79 degrees and the hotel is adults-only, so no tiny swimmers to worry about when you catch the big one.
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