Secrets Akumal Riviera Maya

Riviera Maya, Cancun

Virgin rating

The hotel

A adults-only resort to join the Secrets Resorts & Spas family, you’ll not only enjoy luxury accommodation at the Secrets Akumal Riviera Maya but a fantastic range of amenities too. This resort really does have it all. Choose a suite with swim-out access and gorgeous ocean or tropical views. Want to truly spoil yourself? Upgrade to a Preferred Club Room, benefits include your very own lounge in which to enjoy daily continental breakfast as well as afternoon tea and hors d’oeuvres. Everyone is treated royally, with a world-class spa to take advantage of, an oceanfront infinity pool and water sports galore. In an ideal location for snorkelling, scuba-diving, and sport fishing, you'll be sure to see plenty of turtles, Akumal means "Place of the turtles" after all! There are also several restaurants, serving a wide range of global cuisines. For a taste of Mexico, head to El Patio or feast on Pan-Asian delights at Himitsu — reservations are never required. Secrets also offers 'Sip, Savour & See', where you can enjoy drinks, dinner and live entertainment at an impressive number of neighbouring resorts — perfect if you fancy a night out.

Amenities

  • Kayaking
  • Scuba Diving
  • Wheelchair access
  • Honeymoon
  • Wedding
  • Bar
  • Evening Entertainment
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service

Where is it

In the heart of the Riviera Maya, overlooking the award-winning white sands of Akumal Beach. Akumal, “place of turtles” in Mayan, is home to one of the largest green sea turtle populations in Mexico. Close to the area’s most unique sites including an authentic Mayan village, the world’s largest underground river and just 20 minutes from the famous Playa del Carmen. Close to Tulum Ecological Site. The world’s second largest barrier reef sits just 150 metres off the resort’s beach. Transfer time from Cancun Airport: 60 minutes.

Hotel information

434 suites. All with private balcony or terrace, in-suite whirlpool, air-conditioning, satellite TV, telephone, complimentary WiFi access, iPod docking station, complimentary mini-bar, Nespresso™ coffee maker, safe, ceiling fan, sofa, vanity mirror, hairdryer, bathrobes, slippers and iron and board. Blackout drapes. 24-hour room service and a Secrets box for private room service, there is also concierge in every building. Rain and handheld shower head in every suite. Junior Suite Tropical View with 1 king-size bed or 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 3 adults.

All Inclusive of: Unlimited-Luxury® includes all meals (full breakfast, lunch and dinner) and snacks. Concierge service. WiFi. Unlimited beverages including domestic and International alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks at any of the resort bars. Mini-bar refreshed daily, pool and beach waiter service. Daily maid service. No wristbands required. All gratuities. All activities and entertainment above unless otherwise stated. 24-hour room service.

Enjoy the 'Sip, Savour and See' Dining Experience which includes sipping artfully prepared cocktails at the bar or lounge of your choice, savouring complimentary cuisine at the restaurant of your choice and seeing the resort's nightly entertainment at neighbouring resorts (dinner only. Guests are responsible for cost of transportation to and from the resort. Terms and conditions apply).

Junior Suite Partial Ocean View with 1 king-size bed or 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 3 adults.

Junior Suite Ocean View with either 1 king-size bed or 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 3 adults.

Junior Suite Swim-Out with direct pool access and 1 king-size bed or 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 3 adults.

Preferred Club Junior Suite Tropical have a plunge pool on the balcony and 1 king-size bed or 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Preferred Club Junior Suite Ocean View have a plunge pool on the balcony and 1 king-size bed or 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Preferred Club Junior Suite Swim-Out with 1 king-size bed plus swim-out access, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Preferred Club Junior Suite Ocean Front have a plunge pool on the balcony and 1 king-size bed or 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Romance Master Suite Ocean View with walk-in closet, full bathroom with whirlpool for two, water closet and double vanities and a private furnished balcony or terrace with plunge pool. 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Romance Master Suite Swim Out with walk-in closet, full bathroom with whirlpool for two, water closet and double vanities and a private furnished balcony with direct pool access. 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults and 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Romance Master Suite Ocean Front with walk-in closet, two TV's, full bathroom with whirlpool for two, his and hers shower, water closet and double vanities and a private furnished balcony with private plunge pool. 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults. and 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Presidential Suite with 1 king-size bed, spacious living room and separate dining area with kitchenette, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

The Preferred Club is an exclusive area offering exceptional services, a private lounge and Preferred Club suites offering impressive tropical, pool and ocean views all in premium locations.

Preferred Club amenities include:

- Private Preferred Lounge with bar open daily from 7am-11pm

- VIP status and amenities

- Concierge service

- Daily continental breakfast service in the lounge

- Afternoon hot and cold hors d’oeuvres; exquisite desserts and fine liquors in the lounge

- Daily a la carte breakfast option at Seaside Grill from 8:00am-10:00am

- Free computer access in Preferred Lounge

- Complimentary access to the hydrotherapy circuit at the spa once per stay

- Upgraded mini-bar service

- Upgraded bath amenities

- Pillow menu

9 reservation-free restaurants: Market Café (international buffet, open for breakfast and lunch), El Patio (Mexican cuisine, open for dinner), Himitsu (Pan-Asian cuisine, open for dinner), Portofino (Italian cuisine, open for dinner), Bordeaux (French cuisine, open for dinner), Seaside Grill (breakfast for Preferred Club guests, lunch and dinner for all guests), Oceana (fresh seafood, open for dinner), Coco Café (coffee and snack bar, open 24-hours) and Barefoot Grill (light lunches). 7 bars: Barracuda (pool and beach bar), Desires Music Lounge (with dance floor and DJ, open until 1am), Halftime Bar (sports bar), Manatees (swim-up bar), Rendezvous (lobby bar), Showtime (theatre bar), and Sugar Reef (poolside bar). Enjoy the 'Sip, Savour and See' Dining Experience and indulge in dinner, sip an artfully prepared cocktail and see the nightly entertainment at neighbouring resorts (terms and conditions apply). Please note: all restaurants may not be open every night.

Day and evening activities and entertainment. Open-air theatre. Big screen movies under the stars. Live nightly entertainment. Theme parties.

3 swimming pools including an expansive infinity pool. 2 outdoor Jacuzzis. Bali beds*. Fitness centre. Secrets Spa by Pevonia®*. Water sports including kayaking, snorkelling, paddle boarding, water polo, and scuba-diving*. Beach and pool volleyball. Ping pong. Tennis court. Archery. Yoga. Dance lessons. Spanish lessons. Bingo. Aqua spinning. Rifle shooting, bike tours along the Yal ku Lagoon, deep sea fishing* and sport fishing*. Golf nearby* (discounted Greens Fees at Riviera Maya Golf Club). Unique culinary activities including kitchen tours to meet chefs, cooking classes, tequila/wine tastings and more.

Complimentary WiFi access. Laundry/dry-cleaning service*. Concierge services and 24-hour room service. 24-hour front desk, currency exchange*, business centre, shopping galleria*, cigar shop*, wedding canopy, travel agency* and car rental*. Medical facilities*. Wedding, honeymoon and spa packages*.

Wheelchair accessible rooms available on request. Please note that these rooms are subject to availability and may be restricted to specific room categories and bedding arrangements. Rooms and facilities vary between hotels so please check at the time of booking. For more information and contact details please check out our Special Assistance page

* Denotes local charge.

Dress code: casual Elegance in El Patio, Himitsu, Bordeaux, Portofino and Oceana restaurants - sneakers, tennis shoes or dress sandals (no flip-flops). Dress shirts with sleeves. Long pants required for men. No sleeveless shirts for men. All other restaurants are casual dress - Bermudas, long shorts or capri pants. Sneakers, tennis shoes or sandals. No sleeveless shirts for men. No bathing suits. Ladies must wear a bathing suit wrap or cover-up.

Please note: all guests must be aged over 18 years.

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Traveller rating

  • Excellent (10862)
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May 25, 2024 ericchairs

Time of our lives. It's basically Disney for paradise from the sents being pumped in to the amazing food and service everything was perfect.
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May 25, 2024 kelseydf Montevallo, Alabama

Can’t say enough good things about the resort or staff. Beautiful resort with the friendliest, most helpful staff! Food and drink was excellent and our preferred tropical view room was amazing.
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May 25, 2024 Clara J Vancouver, Canada

We heard so many great things about this resort, so our expectations were HIGH. I'm happy to share that our expectations were exceeded during our entire stay. Food, entertainment, rooms, service, and overall experience were 10/10! We participated in as many activities as we could offered by the resort and would highly recommend all, especially the… Read more
We heard so many great things about this resort, so our expectations were HIGH. I'm happy to share that our expectations were exceeded during our entire stay. Food, entertainment, rooms, service, and overall experience were 10/10! We participated in as many activities as we could offered by the resort and would highly recommend all, especially the bike tour and water sports classes. I want to commend all the staff who were highly attentive, professional, and went above and beyond to make our stay special. Special shoutout to Gina, Benji, Isabel, Jorge, Gabriel, Mitz, and Kevin from the Entertainment Team for always giving 100% energy and developing friendships with us! I also wanted to recognize Carlos and Santiago who were excellent servers at the restaurants, and Orozco the ice cream man for always serving us with a smile. We appreciated Daniel and Osuana who were always able to find and prepare poolside chairs for us. Lastly, our concierge, Alondra, was the most friendly and accommodating host ever, and Diego was very knowledgeable during check-in. The staff here truly make for an unforgettable experience here! Also, I saw a review earlier that stated that the resort does little to address the seaweed issue. During our stay, we saw staff working hard through the heat to remove the seaweed. It is obviously an uphill battle, and we appreciated their efforts for keeping the beach as clean as possible. Read less
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May 24, 2024 Vacation525120

Great trip that did not disappoint. Staff go above and beyond to accommodate/please you. Kevin/Benji/Gina/Oliver on the entertainment committee were so much fun. Had “Partial view” room with no view of ocean. Food is wonderful and we enjoyed the pop up classes by the pool! Highly recommend!!
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Seaweed takes over the beach

May 24, 2024 Jennifer M

If you want a beautiful clean beach to enjoy watersports, this resort is not for you. Seaweed has taken over the beach in mounds and the resort does not do much of anything to keep it clean. Availability of watersports is non existent if you are interested in doing something more than sitting on a chair or in the pool drinking alcohol all day.… Read more
If you want a beautiful clean beach to enjoy watersports, this resort is not for you. Seaweed has taken over the beach in mounds and the resort does not do much of anything to keep it clean. Availability of watersports is non existent if you are interested in doing something more than sitting on a chair or in the pool drinking alcohol all day. Preferred level room was not worth it since we didn’t see much difference in service level or exclusivity for the extra $$ paid. Read less