Secrets Akumal

On a recent visit to Mexico, specifically the Riviera Maya area I made my way down to Secrets Akumal. I’ve heard all about this property and wondered if it would live up to all of the hype. Let me tell you, AMAZING, like super AMAZING! Don’t be detoured by the 1 hour drive from Cancun Airport. I assure you, once you arrive you will be so happy you made the trek. Plus, our amazing partners in transfers, AMSTAR DMC will take you in a fabulously air conditioned vehicle which includes wifi…time will fly!

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So let’s do a quick property overview…

Secrets Akumal Riviera Maya, ideally located in the heart of the Riviera Maya along the famed white-sand beaches and calm, clear waters of Akumal, fuses elegant and original design with nature’s elements. This brand new, AAA Four Diamond award winning adults-only resort offers a truly magical Unlimited-Luxury® experience starting with 434 elegant suites, many with stunning ocean views, an expansive infinity pool, a serene pool along with 1 additional pool and 11 smaller pools, all located nearby the centuries-old Mayan sites of Tulum and Coba and the mystical cenotes of the area. The resort’s natural surroundings astound. Sea turtles swim freely among snorkelers and waders just meters offshore, allowing guests to experience the reason why Akumal translates to “Place of Turtles” in Mayan. A pristine beach is the ideal place to relax, kayak, paddleboard and more. Enjoy limitless gourmet dining, top-shelf spirits and exciting live entertainment at Secrets
Akumal or spend a night out at a neighboring property with the Sip, Savor & See dining experience. Relax by one of the sparkling pools, join in on many of daily activities offered or indulge in a rejuvenating treatment at the world-class Secrets Spa by Pevonia®. A whole new world awaits at Secrets Akumal Riviera Maya.

Three things I LOVE about this property…

  • BEACH, BEACH BEACH…OMG this beach is so beautiful.
  • This is an all-suite resort, even the lowest cost room is beautiful.
  • The beautiful, nature inspired décor includes elements of water, wood and fire creating a romantic and serene
    ambiance unique to Secrets Akumal. I really fell in love with the look and feel of Secrets Akumal.

Something to be aware of…

  • Distance from the airport is 1 hour. Can be a pro for some wanting a different location besides Cancun.
  • Large property…you will be offset from the beach unless you book an oceanview BUT the property is so tranquil that there is more to see than the beach.

Some things to point out…

• AAA Four Diamond award-winning resort since 2016
• Located in the center of the Riviera Maya, just 20 minutes from famous Playa del Carmen and approximately 1 hour
south of the Cancun International Airport
• Nestled along the calm waters of Akumal Beach, awarded a 2018 TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Award for one of
the “Top 10 Beaches in Mexico”
• Akumal, meaning “place of turtles” in Mayan, is home to one of the largest green sea turtle populations in Mexico
• Guests can borrow courtesy goggles and swim with green sea turtles in the water offshore
• The beautiful, nature inspired décor includes elements of water, wood and fire creating a romantic and serene
ambiance unique to Secrets Akumal.
• Uniquely designed with a lobby in the center of the resort and restaurants spread throughout the resort allowing
guests to truly explore the space and always remain close to any resources they may need.
• Three large swimming pools including an expansive oceanfront infinity pool with breathtaking views of the ocean, as
well as 11 smaller pools providing swim out access from select suites
• Ideal location for snorkeling, scuba diving and sport fishing – the world’s second largest barrier reef sits just 150
meters off the resort’s beach
• All-suite resort featuring spectacular views and ground floor suites with direct swim out access to a pool from a
private terrace
• Unique culinary activities including kitchen tours to meet chefs, cooking classes, tequila/wine tastings and more
• Aquatic activities such as aqua spinning and Zayak boards are complimentary for guests
• Ideal for destination weddings with unique ceremony & reception locations, holding up to 200 guests
• Over 8,000 square feet of dedicated meeting and function space
• Close proximity to an authentic Mayan village and the world’s largest underground river
• Nearby the centuries-old Mayan sites of Tulum and Coba
• Complimentary greens fees at nearby Riviera Maya Golf Club
• Unlimited Connectivity app with free Wi-Fi, international calling and more


This property is perfect for…

  • Romantic escapes, either honeymoon, couples, more.
  • Ideal for destination weddings with unique ceremony & reception locations, holding up to 200 guests.
  • Spa and Wellness
  • Those looking for true unlimited luxury without any strings attached and no reservations needed for dining.

Are you ready to plan your romantic vacation to Secrets Akumal? Contact us today at We look forward to making your trip extra special.

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