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Non All Inclusive Luxury Hotels

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Non All Inclusive Luxury Hotels

We don't like all inclusive properties and hoping that some suggestions could be made on which hotels would be luxury level in Cancun or Riviera Maya. Currently looking at the Ritz. Also, best restaurants and suggestions for a predinner cocktail in a lounge that might have some piano music?

many thanks

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1. Re: Non All Inclusive Luxury Hotels

The Ritz is the only one I can think of that remains. The Beloved Hotel in Playa Mujeres was initially not all-inclusive, but became one shortly after opening.

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2. Re: Non All Inclusive Luxury Hotels

Fiesta Americana Coral Beach is very nice!

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3. Re: Non All Inclusive Luxury Hotels

If you're willing to consider areas outside of Cancun, there's the Fairmont Mayakoba and the Rosewood Mayakoba.

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4. Re: Non All Inclusive Luxury Hotels

I've always wanted to stay at the Rosewood....it looks so amazing. Just not in the budget.

Maybe one day I'll save up enough for the over water lagoon suite!

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5. Re: Non All Inclusive Luxury Hotels

Love the ritz! Highly recommend club level!

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6. Re: Non All Inclusive Luxury Hotels

If you are keen on staying in Cancun proper, Nizuc Resort and Spa is extraordinary in every way. Outside of Cancun, the top tier would include Rosewood & Banyan Tree Mayakoba, Belmond Maroma, Esencia, and Mi Amor Tulum.

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7. Re: Non All Inclusive Luxury Hotels

If you want to go down to Playa, there is a Grand Hyatt.. Tulum also has a number of nice boutique properties that are not AI.

Still, don't let the stereotypes of AI resorts scare you away. Many of the best properties in the area are AI. LeBlanc in Cancun, Grand Velas (south of Cancun) and the Zoetry properties are a few options.

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8. Re: Non All Inclusive Luxury Hotels

There is a JW Marriott in Cancun, too.

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9. Re: Non All Inclusive Luxury Hotels

I forgot about Nizuc! Haven’t stayed myself, but it looks beautiful. The JW, while nice and currently being renovated to be even nicer, never really feels like luxury to me. It’s quality, and comfortable, a nice, but I never feel pampered there like I do at the Ritz.

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10. Re: Non All Inclusive Luxury Hotels

The Ritz and JW Marriott.

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