Secrets Akumal Riviera Maya

Riviera Maya, Mexico

The hotel

A brand new 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 snorkeling, 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

  • Bar
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Wedding
  • Honeymoon
  • Room Service
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Evening Entertainment
  • Wheelchair access
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Laundry Service
  • Internet Access

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 showerhead 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 nearby Secrets, Breathless, Dreams, Sunscape and Now 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, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Preferred Club Junior Suite Ocean Front Swim-Out with 1 king-size bed, 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 Ocean Front with 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 
  • 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 
  • Complimentary newspaper in room every day (English or Spanish) 
  • Free computer access in Preferred Lounge 
  • Upgraded mini-bar service 
  • Upgraded bath amenities 
  • Pillow menu
  • Access to Preferred Club lounge open daily from 7:00am-11:00pm
  • Access to spa facilities including steam room, sauna and whirlpool
  • Booking Bonus: Book by 31 Jul '20 to receive up to 30% off the accommodation cost between 1 Nov–31 Dec '20.

    Any applicable offers have been calculated into the prices shown. Offers may not be combinable.

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 7:00am-10:00pm. Late-night bites 11:00pm-6:00am) and Barefoot Grill (light lunches). 7 bars and lounges, serving top-shelf spirits and premium brand domestic and international beverages, ranging from swim-up to a music lounge. Enjoy the 'Sip, Savour and See' Dining Experience and indulge in dinner, sip an artfully prepared cocktail and see the nightly entertainment at the neighboring Secrets, Breathless, Dreams, Sunscape and Now 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. Fitness centre. Secrets Spa by Pevonia®*. Water sports including kayaking, snorkelling, paddle boarding, Zayak boards and scuba-diving*. Beach and pool volleyball. Ping pong. Tennis court. Archery. Yoga. Dance lessons. Aqua spinning. Multi-purpose court, rifle shooting, bike tours along the Yal ku Lagoon and sport fishing*. Golf nearby* (complimentary 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. Unlimited Connectivity App. 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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Image of the Tripadvisor rating FANTASTIC REOPENING at Secrets Akumal!

Jul 8, 2020 Bigcreekdave

We took advantage of low airfares and room rates to revisit SEARM beginning on the first day of their reopening, July 1, 2020. My wife and I were the very first guests to arrive and received an unexpected "royal welcome" from the General Manager and staff! A few things had to be adjusted due to COVID-19 precautions, but the luxury, quality, and… Read more
We took advantage of low airfares and room rates to revisit SEARM beginning on the first day of their reopening, July 1, 2020. My wife and I were the very first guests to arrive and received an unexpected "royal welcome" from the General Manager and staff! A few things had to be adjusted due to COVID-19 precautions, but the luxury, quality, and personalized service were top-notch as usual. Cleanliness and sanitation measures made us feel safer in destination than at home. Many, many employees from every area deserve mention, but the stand-outs this trip included Ivan (who went out of his way every day to geet us and see to our comfort poolside and on the beach); Head Concierge Jerica; Building 4 concierge Talia; waiters Eleazar (!!!), Martin, Gabriel, Jose, Andres, Arely, and Felipe; Seaside Cafe manager Alberto; Jesus from the Spa; and Entertainment Team member Gisel. Thanks also to Todd and Marcela from UVC. All these and more offered us outstanding "service with a smile"--even from behind the masks and face shields! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Can't wait to return!!

Jul 7, 2020 mightykglo Buffalo, New York

We absolutely can't wait to get back to this beautiful resort in September for our anniversary. This will be our 3rd time there. Everything about the resort is amazing -- the food, drinks, rooms, service, landscaping, beach, snorkeling. But what really makes it truly terrific is the amazing staff, especially the Entertainment Team. They really… Read more
We absolutely can't wait to get back to this beautiful resort in September for our anniversary. This will be our 3rd time there. Everything about the resort is amazing -- the food, drinks, rooms, service, landscaping, beach, snorkeling. But what really makes it truly terrific is the amazing staff, especially the Entertainment Team. They really do go out of their way to make sure you are having a great time. We can't wait to see Rene, Jonas, Mariana, Jordan, and especially Gisel. Gisel, is a HUGE reason we can't wait to get back! She is absolutely awesome and really made our last trip outstanding and memorable. We love these people!! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Amazing Trip

Jul 6, 2020 jucon18 Houston, Texas

We came to Secrets Akumal for a wedding! This place was amazing, great staff great people. Mariana was great! I definitely recommend this resort. The staff made this trip very easy. Great wedding experience!
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Best Place to Spend a Relaxing Vacation

Jun 27, 2020 randyps

We have been going to Secrets Akumal ever since it opened. We have our trip planned to go back this August and are counting the days. We have always found the resort to be the perfect place - you could not ask for a more caring, wonderful staff. They care about you having an enjoyable time at their resort.
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Jun 24, 2020 MaKe1104 Trier, Germany

We had a amazing stay at the Secrets of Akumal. We loved the beach, the gardens with amazing flowers, lightings in the evening and the different restaurants. You can also choose different sports activities, like water-spinning (wow!). And you can see turtles swimming and eating ... so beautiful