Sometimes it is important to get out of the routine with our partner and spend quality time together away from everything. We are very lucky since Mexico is known for having beautiful beaches and magical towns where we can easily escape. If you want to forget about work, the noise of the city or your children for a few days, I recommend these hotels for a perfect romantic getaway.
5. Viceroy, Riviera Maya
Last February 14 we visited the Viceroy in the Riviera Maya for our Valentine's Day and I am very happy with our decision because it is a beautiful adults-only resort hidden in the tropical jungle. I loved that the resort only has 41 villas so everything felt very cozy and all the facilities were just a short walk away. All villas have a huge private pool, which can be heated to a temperature that suits you best. The two beachside restaurants are excellent and we loved that the spa was surrounded by waterfalls and a tropical jungle which made everything a very relaxing environment and perfect for going with your partner.
TO SEE MORE: Visit my travel channel on YouTube to see the full hotel review video Viceroy Riviera Maya
4. Belmond Casa Sierra Nevada, SMA
We love the Rosewood in San Miguel de Allende (see recent video at the Rosewood) but on our last visit we wanted to stay in a smaller boutique hotel, so we decided to try the Casa de Sierra Nevada. The Rosewood has a large pool area, so it tends to attract more families, while the Belmond seems to attract more couples. While at the Belmond we stayed in one of their beautiful “Deluxe Suites” which are perfect for a romantic getaway. We had our own heated pool, terrace and both rooms have beautiful fireplaces where we enjoyed a glass of wine by the fire in the evening. However, what made Belmond's “Sierra Nevada House” really stand out was the quality of service. Eric, the general manager, and his team were always available to fulfill any request and were continually checking in to make sure we were 100% happy.
TO SEE MORE: The full review of the Belmond Casa Sierra Nevada hotel is available in my YouTube channel .
3. One&Only, Tangerine
The One&Only Mandarina is located just 90 minutes north of the Puerto Vallarta airport in the state of Nayarit. What makes this new hotel perfect for a romantic getaway is the fact that all rooms are self-contained villas or tree houses, so you are guaranteed complete privacy. We stayed in an incredible suite tree house with sea view, which had a heated pool and incredible views of both the sea and the jungle. The hotel has 2 private beaches, both swimmable and there is also a swimming pool only for adults on top of a cliff with incredible views of all of Mandarina. Mexico's most famous chef, Enrique Olvera (Pujol), also has a restaurant at One&Only called Carao, which is the perfect place to celebrate a special occasion.
TO SEE MORE: Visit my travel channel on YouTube to see the full hotel review video One&Only Tangerine
2. Cala de Mar, Ixtapa
Cala de Mar is one of our favorite hotels in Mexico and is a great place for a romantic vacation. While the hotel is not adults-only, it certainly has that feel and we didn't encounter any children during our stay. Due to its cliffside location, most families choose to stay in nearby Zihuatanejo, which has many family-friendly beaches (check out my video on Thompson Zihuatanejo). The 59 suites at Cala de Mar have spectacular views of the Pacific so there are no bad rooms. All suites also have large terraces with heated pools where you can enjoy the view. The hotel has four excellent restaurants where you can taste a variety of Mexican and international cuisine while listening to the waves crash on the rocks below. We also loved the two pool areas, which had a very relaxed atmosphere.
TO SEE MORE: Visit my travel channel on YouTube to see the full hotel review video Sea Cove
1. Hacienda de San Antonio, Colima
As I struggled to decide which hotels should be numbers 2 through 5, number 1 was an easy decision. When it comes to romantic getaways, there is no place like Hacienda de San Antonio in Colima. The ranch is owned by the billionaire family of Sir James Goldsmith (who also owns Cuixmala) and was renovated and restored by the great French interior designer Robert Couturier over a period of 10 years. Sometimes haciendas can often feel more like museums than luxury hotels, but that is not the case at the Hacienda de San Antonio. The 25 suites have been individually decorated and have stunning views of the gardens and the Colima Volcanoes. The bar, billiard room, lounges, restaurants and pool area are beautifully designed and decorated.
While the Hacienda itself is wonderful, the reason I have given this the number 1 spot is because of the activities offered to guests. You can take a romantic balloon ride over the 25,000-acre estate, you can have a luxury picnic at their ranch, or you can eat by a beautiful lake, just to name a few.
I could write a few thousand more reasons why I love Hacienda de San Antonio, but I still wouldn't come close to doing justice to how beautiful it is. If you want to know more, check out my YouTube video and you can see for yourself why it deserves to be number 1.
TO SEE MORE: Visit my travel channel on YouTube to see the full hotel review video San Antonio Hacienda.