Secrets Akumal Riviera Maya

Adults only beachfront resort

Secrets Akumal Riviera Maya is situated on a pristine stretch of beach overlooking the picturesque waters of Akumal; providing a beautiful setting for an adults-only holiday. Comprised entirely of suites, each with Jacuzzi® tubs; it offers swim-up options which sit on sparkling pools, as well as Preferred Club upgrades which give you exclusive extras. Unlimited-Luxury® means unlimited food and drink at an eclectic selection of bar and restaurants, including 24-hour room service and a minibar. Relax during the day by the expansive infinity pool or on the beach, taking time to visit the spa for a luxurious treatment or discovering the extensive watersports and activities available.

Hayes & Jarvis Rating

Guide Price

£1,899 per person
Hotel Category
Luxury
Location Type
Beach
TripAdvisor Review
Tripadvisor rating 6268 Reviews

Hotel highlights

  • All suite resort each with Jacuzzis® for two
  • Situated on one of Mexicos best beaches
  • Exclusively for adults 18+
  • Unlimited premium food and drinks

Hotel Features

General Information

  • 434 rooms
  • Minimum age: 18

Main Facilities

  • Fitness facilities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Spa facilities
  • Watersports
  • Weddings
  • Wifi

Accommodation Type

  • Luxury Collection

Board Basis Options

  • All Inclusive

Hotel Location

Location Highlights

Secrets Akumal Riviera Maya

  • Beach
  • Approx. 90 minutes from Cancun International Airport
  • Take a visit to the authentic Mayan village and the worlds largest underground river
  • Nearby the centuries-old Mayan sites of Tulum and Coba
  • Take a short ferry ride to Cozumel for an ultimate scuba diving experience
  • Visit Xel-Ha and enjoy aquatic adventures in natural lagoons
6268 Reviews % of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 5197
  • Very Good 765
  • Average 220
  • Poor 53
  • Terrible 33

What to Expect

  • Sleep Quality
  • Location
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness

Reviews

Sep 18, 2019

All around awesome experience!

The resort is beautiful. It is a private resort with so much to do. We stayed in a preferred junior suite ocean view and our view was good. The resort was clean from our room to every restaurant we went to. The staff was out of this world. All of the waitors at Seaside grill were awesome. The bartending staff was great. Jeremias at the swim up bar was awesome! The thing that made our trip most fun was the entertainment team. The few names I remember were Jordan, Oliver, Carlos, Gisel, Renee, and Jonas. The staff at this resort made our stay what it was. You can get a nice view and a clean resort at many resorts but you don't find a staff like this everywhere. Amazing job and we will be back!
Sep 17, 2019

A wonderful resort featuring wonderful staff!

Los Angeles, California

My boyfriend and I booked a stay at Secrets Akumal in mid-September for one week based on his parents’ glowing recommendation from a past trip. While it was a bit risky booking during rainy season, this ended up being a non-issue with one storm the first night we were there and blue skies and tropical temps the rest of the trip. Our stay started off with some minor inconveniences (water temp not hot, door malfunctions, lost cabana reservation) which the resort staff happily and swiftly remedied to our great satisfaction. The one issue that required significant escalation actually had to do with noise from other guests - we were in building 7 on the 3rd floor next to some really rowdy girls who screamed, yelled and ran around well into the night and early in the mornings. We could also hear drunk guests from the lazy river next to our building well into the early AM - the doors don’t block much noise and the sound carried very clearly. On top of that, we could hear every step taken from the neighbors above us, as if they were stomping constantly across the room. We had chosen this particular resort under the impression that it didn’t cater heavily to the drunk party scene and I would say that it typically doesn’t - we just happened to be staying there at the same time as a number of wedding parties. After a couple sleepless nights, my boyfriend spoke with management and was able to get us moved to building 6 (preferred club building) which was much quieter and allowed for more relaxation. That being said - I highly recommend asking for a room on the top level (4th floor) and shelling out for the preferred club rooms if able. One quick note on food: we recommend eating at Oceana, Himitsu (specifically: the hibachi grill) and Sea Side for dinner. We weren’t impressed with the food at Bordeaux or Portofino. We happened to be here for Mexican Independence Day and the staff set up loads of different food stands with authentic and super delicious dishes and put on a show featuring different styles of Mexican dance from each of the different states. It was a gorgeous dinner/production and very delicious! OVERALL: There are two things that we feel distinguish Secrets from other resorts: the cabanas/beach and the staff. RE: BEACH. Akumal Bay is situated in such a way that the water remains calm vs. big waves and it’s a beautiful color and transparency, which allows for some nice snorkeling, if that’s your scene. Large buoys are situated far out from shore in order to manage the extreme influx of seaweed plaguing Mexico this year and we were delighted to be able to play in mostly-seaweed-free waters. The beach is beautifully maintained by the hardworking staff and features plenty of seating for guests. We opted to book a cabana for every day of our stay (they range from approx. $35 for 3rd row and $50 for 1st/2nd row per day) and it was so incredibly wonderful - HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. The ocean views were sublime, curtains offered privacy, and the cabana wait staff were speedy and very attentive. RE: STAFF. The staff at Secrets Akumal are genuinely nice and thoughtful people. They look for any opportunity to make your stay more enjoyable, more relaxing, and more memorable. There are some individuals that I would like to recognize specifically for elevating our experience: Hostess - Ivett Beach Concierge - David, Ivan Cabana Service - Felipe, Israel, Micaela Restaurant Staff - Levi, Angeles (best omelettes ever!!) A huge thank you to the individuals above and the rest of the staff at Secrets Akumal for all of your hard work and sincere kindness - because of you, we’ll definitely be back!
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