Each year,Condé Nast Traveler tallies more than one million votes from nearly 77,000 readers to determine the world’s most popular cities,islands,hotels,resorts,cruise lines and vacation destinations. Once again,Mexico is making waves on this year’s list,snagging two of the top five spots on Condé Nast’s most recent list of the best upscale,adults-only all-inclusive resorts in the Caribbean region.
“There are plenty of good reasons why Cancun and the Riviera Maya are topping travel trends again in 2015,” shared Richard Houghton of Investment Properties Mexico. “The local tourism board shows a big increase in last year’s numbers and the Mexican Caribbean will get 10,848 new hotels rooms in 2015 to meet the growing demand.”
This year,Condé Nast Traveler named the Excellence Playa Mujeres the number one adults-only all-inclusive resort in the Caribbean region,citing its peaceful atmosphere,seven swimming pools and easy access to an oceanfront award-winning Greg Norman-designed golf course. Guests can enjoy a spacious suite with its very own private rooftop terrace and heated HydroSpa pool,or join the Excellence Club and be pampered by daily “extras” like fresh flowers,spa treatments at the property’s renowned Miilé Spa,and more.
“In one of the top tourist destinations of the world,it would be hard to imagine a more dramatic setting than Playa Mujeres in Cancun – an all inclusive oasis situated on an untouched peninsula between the Caribbean and a wetlands preserve,” states the Excellence Playa Mujeres website. “This romantic,adults only resort lies in a private community that boasts an inland marina.”
Coming in at number five on the list,another Excellence property,the Excellence Riviera Cancun in nearby Puerto Morelos. With an ideal location between the exciting nightlife of Cancun and the fantastic shopping in Playa del Carmen,this beachfront property brings you into the heart of Mexico’s scenic and historic Riviera Maya. With an exclusive,Mediterranean atmosphere,this all-suite enclave is ideal for honeymooners – or any couple that is long overdue for some alone time.
Units feature king-sized beds,Jacuzzi tubs and marble bathrooms,along with private hammocks and customized mini-bars. A variety of activities are also available,including snorkeling,beachfront yoga classes and more. The property also boasts nine international restaurants serving up gourmet cuisine,along with the brand’s signature Millé Spa,which offers world-class services and pampering. No reservations are needed anywhere and there are no schedules to follow,so guests are free to be as spontaneous as they would like.
“It may be secluded,but it’s not isolated,” states the Excellence Riviera Cancun online. “Our adults-only world is a tropical fantasy that revolves around six winding pools,the clear Caribbean,well-appointed accommodations… and you!”
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