Located directly on a private beach overlooking the Caribbean Sea, this four-star hotel is luxurious and secluded, with only 25 hotel rooms and lush tropical plantings surrounding the property.
Le Rêve is an adults-only hotel—no one younger than 16 is allowed.
An enormous infinity pool looks out over the Caribbean, and mini palapa huts line the beach. You can borrow snorkeling equipment and kayaks, lounge on one of the beach hammocks, or sip fruity drinks at the beach bar.
The spacious garden-view rooms are a few steps from the beach and have a terrace. Every night, your bed will be turned down in a different way, with petits fours decorating the pillows.
The onsite Naay restaurant has its own bread-and-pastry chef on staff—freshly baked muffins and cookies are included in the daily breakfast, and the restaurant is open for lunch and dinner.
There’s an outdoor spa with views of the ocean, and you’ll receive 20% off all spa services during your stay.
Playa del Carmen, Mexico: Trendy Beach Area and Diving Destination
Just across the sea from the island of Cozumel, Playa del Carmen has been called "the hippest city in all of the Yucatán Peninsula" by Lonely Planet. The laid-back beach bars and cafés have a way of converting vacationers into expats, but Playa's most compelling draw might be its cenotes—cavernous sinkholes filled with turquoise pools. The water in the cenotes is crystal clear, particularly at the lily-pad-dotted Xlacah cenote, where you can snorkel among schools of colorful fish.
To the south, you'll find preserved ruins of pre-Columbian cities. Tulum's crumbling temples are situated above a dramatic ocean bluff, and Coba's enormous pyramid rises between two lagoons. For a fun day trip, hop aboard the ferry to Cozumel, which docks 5 miles from the hotel at the pier east of Calle 1. There are about a dozen dive shops on Cozumel, and they offer trips offshore to the reefs that Jacques Cousteau declared some of the world's most beautiful.