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Secrets Akumal Riviera Maya is set in the heart of Riviera Maya, just 20 minutes away from Playa del Carmen. This beautiful adults-only retreat offers an Unlimited-Luxury® experience, with its beautiful, elegant suites designed with relaxation in mind, and many offering stunning views of the ocean. Guests can discover the true beauty and culture of Akumal with an array of land and water based activities to take part in. You can even swim with turtles from the resort’s beach. Secrets Akumal Riviera Maya is ideally located in the heart of the Riviera Maya along the famed white-sand beaches and calm, clear waters of Akumal. This adults-only resort offers a truly magical Unlimited-Luxury experience starting with 24 hour room service, complimentary WiFi, pool and beach wait service, and more. 

All 434 elegantly appointed suites, many with stunning ocean views, offer a private furnished balcony or terrace, full bathroom with Jacuzzi tub and separate shower, daily refreshed minibar and more. Preferred Club suites provide an extra level of luxury with upgraded amenities, exclusive Preferred Club Lounge, upgraded minibar service – and that’s just the beginning. 

Resort Highlights
beachfront pool at secrets akumal riviera maya

Guests will indulge in limitless gourmet dining, without reservations, at seven restaurants. Not to mention top-shelf spirits served at six chic bars and lounges. There’s even the option to enjoy a night out at nearby sister properties with Sip, Savor & See Dining Experience.

Day or night, Secrets Akumal offers guests plenty of activities and entertainment. Wind down with a specialty treatment at the Secrets Spa by Pevonia, catch the live nightly entertainment, or lounge by the expansive infinity pool. Enjoy the natural beauty of Akumal, meaning “Place of Turtles” in Mayan, by snorkeling off the coast, visiting nearby underwater rivers and the nearby town, or simply basking on the pristine beach. A stunning world of local flora and fauna awaits in this charming new hideaway.

Secrets Resorts & Spas offer adults an extra measure of romance and sensuality in exquisite luxury beachfront settings. Guests immerse themselves in Unlimited-Luxury® where everything is included. This plus elegantly appointed rooms and suites with 24-hour concierge and room services, multiple gourmet restaurants and lounges serving top-shelf spirits, elegant amenities and endless day and evening activities, provide the ultimate backdrop for unparalleled pampering, romantic rendezvous and lasting memories for couples and honeymooners.

The unlimited luxury experience includes:

  • Limitless access to gourmet à la carte dining options without reservations required
  • Unlimited international and domestic top-shelf spirits
  • Unlimited natural fruit juices and soft drinks
  • 24-hour room and concierge services
  • Pool and beach wait service
  • Daily refreshed mini-bar with soft drinks, juice, bottled water and beer
  • Daily maid service

  • Endless daytime activities and live nightly entertainment
  • Theme parties, oceanfront bars and entertainment venues
  • No wristbands required
  • All taxes and gratuities
  • Enjoy free Wi-Fi and free international calling to the US, Canada and local landlines with Unlimited Connectivity.  The mobile app also allows guests to view the schedules of all events, activities and restaurants at the resort, plus to learn about local destinations, excursions, and much more!*

The Perfect Guest for Secrets Resorts & Spas:
Adults seeking an extra measure of romance in exquisite and luxurious setting. Desiring upscale accommodations, elegant amenities and excellent services.

Ideal for:

  • Honeymoons
  • Adults-only weddings
  • Anniversaries
  • Engagements
  • Vow renewals
  • Romantic escapes
  • Spa retreats

Adults-Only • Romantic • Luxurious • Sophisticated • Elegant

Resort Amenities
couple lounging on beautiful beach
  • Accommodations (434)
  • Accommodations for Physically Challenged Guests
  • Aerobic Classes
  • Aerobics (water)
  • Air Conditioning (public areas)
  • Ballroom†
  • Banquet Room†
  • Bar (swim-up)
  • Barber Shop†
  • Bars
  • Beach
  • Beauty Salon
  • Boat Rentals†
  • Breakfast Room
  • Business Center
  • Business Services†
  • Car Rental Desk†
  • Casino (nearby) †
  • Coffee Shop
  • Concierge
  • Conference Room†
  • Cooking (classes)
  • Currency Exchange
  • Disco/Nightclub
  • Dive Center
  • Doctor (on call) †
  • Dry Cleaning Services†
  • Elevators
  • Entertainment
  • Exercise Classes
  • Fitness Center
  • Float Mats
  • Front Desk (24-hour)
  • Game Room
  • Gift Shop
  • Golf (nearby)†
  • Hospitality Desk
  • Ice Machine
  • Internet Access (wireless)
  • Jacuzzi (outdoor)
  • Laundry Service†
  • Massage Services†
  • Medical Services†
  • Meeting Rooms†
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Parking Parking (valet) †
  • Pool (heated)
  • Poolside Beverage Service
  • Poolside Grill
  • Poolside Meal Service
  • Restaurants
  • Sauna
  • Security (24-hour)
  • Snack Bar
  • Spa
  • Tennis Court (daytime)
  • Tennis Instructor†
  • Tour Desk
  • Tours & Excursions†
  • Travel Agency†
  • Umbrellas (beach/pool)
  • Volleyball (beach)
  • Water Sports (non-motorized)
  • Wedding Coordinator
  • Wedding Services†
  • Wedding Sites

† Fees may apply

restaurants & bars
restaurant at Secrets Akumal

Market Café:  The Market Café offers the casual atmosphere of a farmers market with colorful gourmet cuisine displayed beautifully on sun bleached wood shelves creating an endless meandering that frames the intimate dining area. A buffet-style international restaurant. Dress Code: Casual. Serves breakfast lunch and dinner. Breakfast – 7:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. and Lunch 12:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

El Patio Restaurant: El Patio brings a taste of authentic Mexico in both menu and design. Dine under pergolas reminiscent of an old world patio colored with bright stripes representing the traditional Sarapes with the sound of dripping fountains and the smell of exotic flora. Savor Mexican à la carte cuisine in a traditional authentic ambience. Dress Code: Casual Elegance. Serves dinner from 6 p.m. – 11 p.m.

Himitsu Restaurant:  Himitsu is an exotic Asian adventure with red and black décor. Enter through a peaceful Zen garden to find Japanese Tatami rooms lit by paper lanterns. The sushi bar complete with a conveyor belt displaying the night’s specials to guests at the bar while teppanyaki grills erupt in culinary pyrotechnics create an entertaining dining experience. Specializing in a fusion of Pan-Asian à la carte specialties.  Teppanyaki tables available.  Dress Code: Casual Elegance. Serves dinner from 6 p.m. – 11 p.m.

Portofino Restaurant:  Portofino has a stylish Tuscan farmhouse style décor that features rustic timbers and stone walls with a vaulted private dining room and a wine cellar stocked with over 800 bottles.  Enjoy delectable Italian à la carte cuisine. Dress Code: Casual Elegance. Dinner only from 6 p.m. – 11 p.m.

Bordeaux Restaurant:  Bordeaux is draped in rouge and black with drawings of the famous Folies and references to the famous Moulin Rouge creating a French atmosphere to compliment the cuisine. À la carte French cuisine in a romantic, elegant atmosphere. Dress Code: Casual Elegance. Serves dinner from 6 p.m. – 11 p.m.

Seaside Grill: Seaside and Oceana offer open air dining and beautiful views of the pool or beach in a casual nautical atmosphere with beachy colors of the sun and sea. Located pool side serving à la carte grilled specialties. Dress Code: Casual. Serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. *Breakfast is served for Preferred Club guests only.

Oceana Restaurant: Oceana and Seaside offer open air dining and beautiful views of the pool or beach in a casual nautical atmosphere with beachy colors of the sun and sea. Fresh seafood presented in a quiet and romantic seaside setting. Dress Code: Casual. Dinner only from 6:30 p.m. – 11 p.m.

Coco Café: Begin your morning with a cup of local brew at the sunny indoor/outdoor Coco Café brightly decorated with colorful tile. Enjoy premium coffee and snacks in a casual and relaxed atmosphere. Late night bites include paninis, pizza, soup, hot dogs, sandwiches, pretzels, fruits, yogurt and pastries. Dress Code: Casual: 7 a.m. – 10 p.m. and late night bites: 11 p.m. – 6 a.m.

Barefoot Grill:  Enjoy light lunch specialties in a casual and relaxed outdoor setting.  Dress Code: Casual. Hours: 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Rendezvous: The Rendezvous Bar sits at the bottom of cascading staircase open to a panoramic view. Filled with carved wood, amethyst jewel tones and sparkling with gold accented lights from lanterns. Lobby bar featuring chic furniture for lounging with a refreshing cocktail. 10 a.m. – 1 a.m.

Manatees: Relax with a refreshing cocktail at this swim-up pool bar. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Barracuda: Pool and beach bar offering signature cocktails. 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Desires: Dance the night away under the stars on this roof deck music lounge decorated with purple and silver with an outdoor fire pit– all centrally located with panoramic views of the resort. Contemporary music lounge featuring flat screen TVs, dance floor and DJ. 10 p.m. – 1 a.m.

Sugar Reef: Poolside bar serving your favorite tropical cocktails. 5 p.m. – 11 p.m.

Halftime Bar: Poolside Sports Bar.  12:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.

Showtime Bar: Sip your favorite cocktail while enjoying our night time entertainment at the theater.

Resort accommodations
suite with two double beds

Secrets Akumal Riviera Maya boasts a total of 434 smoke-free suites, many offering majestic ocean views, all staggered for optimal views of the exotic landscape, pools and ocean. Each private sanctuary is appointed with a fresh interpretation of Mexican art including Huipil and Reboz from Oaxaca and La Huasteca style embroidery with Mayan gold accents. Each luxurious suite is fully equipped with a king-size or two double beds, a private terrace or balcony, in-suite whirlpool for two, complimentary mini-bar and much more.

Standard Room Amenities:

  • Private, furnished terrace or balcony
  • One king-size bed or two double beds
  • His-and-her Armoire
  • Sofa
  • Jacuzzi
  • Ceiling fan
  • Electronic safety deposit box
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Vanity mirror
  • Hair dryer
  • 24-hour room service
  • Night table with lamp
  • 42” satellite TV
  • DVD player
  • Concierge in every building
  • Complimentary mini-bar refreshed daily with soft drinks, bottled water and beer
  • Coffee machine/tea maker
  • Alarm clock with iPod® dock
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Electric voltage – 110V
  • Complimentary internet access

Preferred Club Amenities: (Romance Journeys personally recommends upgrading to the Preferred Club for its added amenities and perks.)

  • Personalized check-in and check-out
  • Special concierge service
  • Preferred Club suites in premium locations
  • Upgraded mini-bar
  • Upgraded bath amenities
  • Complimentary newspaper in-suite every day (English or Spanish)
  • Private Preferred Club Lounge
  • Daily continental breakfast service
  • Afternoon hot and cold hors d’oeuvres
  • Exquisite desserts and fine liquors
  • Access to Preferred Club Lounge Bar open daily from 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
  • Complimentary computer access
  • Exclusive dining access
  • Daily à la carte breakfast in Seaside Grill restaurant

Junior Suites: 544 square feet; 1 king or 2 double beds, , full bathroom with Jacuzzi for two, Private furnished balcony or terrace, Nespresso coffee maker. Junior Suites options:  Tropical View, Partial Ocean View, Ocean View, Swim Out

Preferred Club Junior Suites:  571 square feet; 1 king-size bed, Preferred Club privileges; Full bathroom with Jacuzzi for two; Private, furnished balcony or terrace with plunge pool; Nespresso coffee maker. Suite Options: Tropical view, Partial Ocean View, Ocean View, Swim Out Suite, Ocean Front Suite

Romance Master Suites:  1,280 square feet. 1 king-size bed. Full bathroom with Jacuzzi for two; Preferred Club privileges; Private, furnished balcony or terrace; Nespresso coffee maker. Romance Master Suites options: Ocean View or Ocean Front

Presidential Suites:  3,570 square feet. 1 king-size bed; Spacious living room and separate dining area with kitchenette and bar; Nespresso coffee maker; Full bathroom with his and hers showers and Jacuzzi for two; Two TV’s; Preferred Club privileges; Private, furnished balcony with plunge pool Oceanfront view.

resort activities
couple walking on white sand beach
  • Golf Club† (nearby off site)
  • Pools
  • Beach
  • Fitness center
  • Kayaking,
  • Snorkeling,
  • Wailing or
  • Windsurfing
  • Scuba diving tour†
  • Live shows in the open-air theatre
  • Archery
  • Yoga
  • Cocktail classes
  • Dance lessons
  • Sailing
  • Infinity pool
  • Outdoor Jacuzzi
  • Open-air theater for shows and events
  • Ping-Pong
  • Multipurpose court (basketball, volleyball, etc.)
  • Beach and pool volleyball
  • Euro-bungee
  • Windsurfing
  • Water aerobics
  • Football
  • Kayaks
  • Hobie cats
  • Snorkeling
  • Water polo
  • Golf* (nearby)
  • Deep sea fishing†
  • Scuba diving†
  • Sport fishing†

† Fees may apply

Wedding activities
Playa Del Carmen beach wedding

Contact us to learn more about wedding packages.

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