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10 Best Secrets Resorts in 2022

Secrets® Resorts & Spas offer romantic tropical getaways at their 21 beachfront settings along the Caribbean and Mediterranean: 12 in Mexico, 1 in Costa Rica, 2 in the Dominican Republic, 2 in Jamaica, 1 in St. Martin, and 3 in Spain. These adults-only all-inclusive resorts are wonderful for honeymooners or any couple looking to escape every day and enjoy a luxurious romantic vacation.

When you stay at a Secrets resort, you’ll feel pampered by their best-in-class service and enjoy unlimited dining and drinks, 24-hour room service, free WiFi, pool and beach service, and “endless entertainment” including daily and nightly activities.

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Here are our picks for the top 10 Secrets Resorts in 2022:

Secrets Cap Cana Resort & Spa

Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

Tucked away in an exclusive gated community on one of the most beautiful beaches in the Dominican Republic, Secrets Cap Cana is known for its warm staff, excellent service, and delicious food.

Rooms at Secrets Cap Cana feature modern Caribbean décor, and suites come with private balconies or terraces with soaking tubs plus marble bathrooms with two rain showers; you can also choose swim-out suites.

Upgrading to the Preferred Club gives you access to additional room levels like an ocean-front swim-out bungalow suite. You also get special amenities including a private lounge, exclusive pool, enhanced concierge service, and afternoon hors d’ouevres.

Relax on the sugar-white sands of Juanillo Beach, snorkel in the clear blue Caribbean, or enjoy an ocean view from the infinity pool. There are also two outdoor hot tubs. If you want to explore the area, there are plenty of excursions to choose from.

Feast on a variety of flavors from French and Italian to Mexican and fresh seafood to Pan Asian at 9 restaurants and a coffee shop; some restaurants offer open-air dining and water views. There are 6 bars including a beach bar, a swim-up bar, a theater bar, and a music lounge.

At Secrets Cap Cana you can take part in activities including water sports like snorkeling; dancing classes; and Spanish lessons. There’s also a fitness center. And as at every Secrets Resort, you can indulge in restorative treatments at the full-service Secrets Spa by Pevonia® (for an extra fee). At night you can choose from movies on the beach, theme parties, or dancing to a DJ in the nightclub.

Google Rating: 4.7

TripAdvisor Rating: 5

Booking.com: 9.0

Secrets Akumal Riviera Maya

Akumal, Mexico

Secrets Akumal Riviera Maya is set on the stunning white sands of Akumal Beach (which has been voted one of the top ten beaches in Mexico). The calm Caribbean waters here and a native sea turtle population make this a snorkelers’ paradise. The grounds are spectacular as well, featuring paths that wind through tropical landscaping.

Suites here are spacious, and most offer sea views from their private balconies or terraces. They also come with whirlpool tubs for two. You can book a swim-out suite here as well.

As at every Secrets resort, you have the option of upgrading to the Preferred Club for access to additional suite types plus special amenities including a private lounge, exclusive pool, enhanced concierge service, and afternoon hors d’ouevres.

Guests enjoy delicious dining at 8 restaurants including Pan-Asian, Italian, French, Mexican, and seafood plus a café.  Choose from 5 bars including a swim-up bar, a beach bar, and a music lounge.

There are plenty of activities such as non-motorized water sports, tennis, archery, bike tours, dance classes, and Spanish lessons, Onsite facilities include 3 pools, 2 hot tubs, a fitness center, and the full-service spa. Golfers get complimentary greens fees at the Riviera Maya Golf Club. You can go scuba diving or deep-sea fishing for an extra fee.

Nightlife includes theme parties, live musical performances, beach parties, and shows.

Google Rating: 4.6

TripAdvisor Rating: 5

Booking.com: 9.0

Secrets Maroma Beach Riviera Cancun

Playa del Carmen, Mexico

Just 12 miles north of Playa del Carmen is the luxury oasis of Secrets Maroma Beach Riviera Cancun. This romantic sanctuary lies along Maroma Beach (which has been named World’s Best Beach by the Travel Channel) and has a relaxing atmosphere.

Rooms feature modern décor and all come with a private balcony or terrace and a whirlpool tub for two. Book a swim-out suite and enjoy a dip in the pool any time, straight from your terrace. As at every Secrets resort, you have the option of upgrading to the Preferred Club for access to additional suite types plus special amenities including a private lounge, enhanced concierge service, and afternoon hors d’ouevres.

There are two hot tubs and two pools; the infinity pool overlooks the turquoise Caribbean. The wide beach is lined with umbrellas and cabanas that offer shady spots to lounge.

Activities at Secrets Maroma Beach include snorkeling, beach volleyball, mini-golf, tennis, non-motorized watersports, archery, yoga, water aerobics, water polo, cocktail classes, and dance lessons.

Golfers will enjoy complimentary greens fees at two nearby golf courses. For extra, you can go scuba diving or deep-sea fishing, take an area excursion, or indulge at the 13,000-square-foot spa.

Dining options include 8 restaurants and a café, serving international cuisine including Mexican, French, and Pan Asian, plus fresh seafood. At night, have a drink at one of several bars, including a swim-up bar, a beach bar, a theatre bar, and a music lounge with dancing, or enjoy a theme party, live music, beach party, and shows.

Google Rating: 4.7

TripAdvisor Rating: 4.5

Booking.com: 9.4

Secrets Huatulco

Oaxaca, Mexico

Secrets Huatulco Resort & Spa is set on a secluded stretch of beautiful golden sand along the Pacific Coast of Mexico, offering gorgeous views of Conejos Bay and the sunset. This chic resort features elegant ocean-view suites with private balconies or terraces and oversized whirlpool tubs.

As at every Secrets resort, you have the option of upgrading to the Preferred Club for access to additional suite types such as swim-out suites plus special amenities including a private lounge, enhanced concierge service, and afternoon hors d’ouevres.

There are two pools here, both overlooking the water; one is more tranquil and the other more active, with a swim-up bar and pool volleyball net. There’s also an outdoor hot tub. Activities at Secrets Huatulco include water sports like snorkeling, windsurfing, and kayaking; tennis; and beach volleyball. For extra, you can go scuba diving or sport fishing, take an area excursion, or indulge at the full-service spa.

You can dine at 9 restaurants offering steaks, fresh seafood, French cuisine, Mexican, Italian, and more, plus a café, and hang out at 5 bars and lounges, including swim-up bar, Sky Bar, theatre bar, and beach bar. Nighttime activities include shows, dancing, live music, theme nights, beach parties, and movies under the stars.

Google Rating: 4.6

TripAdvisor Rating: 4.5

Booking.com: 8.5

Secrets The Vine Cancun

Cancun, Mexico

Located in the heart of Cancun’s hotel zone, Secrets the Vine Cancun gives you glorious sunset and sunrise views across the glittering Caribbean. Stylish accommodations here have private balconies and a sleek, sophisticated feel.

As at every Secrets resort, you have the option of upgrading to the Preferred Club for access to additional suite types plus special amenities including a private lounge and enhanced concierge service.

Seven restaurants plus a coffee shop offer a range of cuisines including international, Mexican, Italian, Mediterranean, Asian, and fresh seafood. What sets this Secrets resort apart is its extensive wine collection; guests can enjoy fine wines and sommelier recommendations in addition to their gourmet meal.

Bars include a beach bar, a sports bar, a piano bar, and a wine cellar bar offering tastings.

Relax at one of two infinity pools or a hot tub overlooking the water, or stretch out on the beautiful beach. Activities at Secrets the Vine Cancun include dance lessons, mixology classes, yoga, and golfing with complimentary greens fees at a nearby golf course. For extra, you can go scuba diving, deep sea fishing, or snorkeling, take an area excursion, or indulge at the full-service spa.

Google Rating: 4.6

TripAdvisor Rating: 4.5

Booking.com: 8.8

Secrets Puerto Los Cabos Golf & Spa Resort

San Jose del Cabo, Mexico

Set on the Sea of Cortez within the exclusive community of Puerto Los Cabos, this Secrets location offers stunning views of the water as well as the surrounding mountains and Baja desert.

Every room here is a spacious oceanview suite featuring private balconies or terraces and oversized whirlpool tubs. Swim-out suites are offered here, and as at every Secrets resort, you have the option of upgrading to the Preferred Club for access to additional suite types plus special amenities including a private lounge, exclusive pool, and enhanced concierge service.

Relax on the unspoiled beach, play beach volleyball, take a class, or lounge by the infinity pool. Guests at this Secrets resort can also golf onsite at the championship course. For extra, you can take an area excursion or indulge at the full-service spa.

Seven restaurants offer a range of choices from gourmet Italian to traditional Mexican to Pan Asian to seafood. Bars include a beach bar, dance and sports bar, and a swim-up bar, and there is nightly entertainment including theme nights, movies on the beach, and wine and tequila tastings.

Google Rating: 4.6

TripAdvisor Rating: 4.5

Booking.com: 8.5

Secrets Vallarta Bay

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Secrets Vallarta Bay is a vibrant resort located on the golden sands of the Pacific coast, within walking distance of the famous boardwalk El Malecón.

The luxurious guest suites here feature ocean views, marble floors, and a private balcony or terrace. You have the option of swim-out suites, and as at every Secrets resort, you can upgrade to the Preferred Club for access to additional suite types plus special amenities including a private lounge and enhanced concierge service.

Enjoy two pools and hot tubs, the beautiful beach, snorkeling, and non-motorized watersports, archery, tennis, soccer, and beach volleyball. For extra, you can go scuba diving, jet-skiing, horseback riding, or golfing; take an area excursion, or indulge at the full-service spa.

Dining options include French and Italian cuisine, Mediterranean, international, Pan Asian, gourmet seafood, and a coffee shop, plus a smoothie and milkshake bar.

Nightlife includes live events and shows, theme parties, and movies on the beach. You can hang out at multiple bars, including an outdoor theatre bar, pool bar, lobby bar, and swim-up bar.

All guests at Secrets Vallarta Bay also enjoy “free flow” access to the restaurants and facilities at sister resort Dreams Vallarta Bay next door.

Google Rating: 4.6

TripAdvisor Rating: 4.5

Booking.com: 8.3

Secrets Royal Beach

Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

Set on the eastern coast of the Dominican Republic, this stylish resort features a gorgeous white sand beach fringed with palm trees along with the shimmering aqua and azure waters of the Caribbean.

Secrets Royal Beach Punta Cana is a romantic hideaway with beautiful tropical gardens. Winding walkways lead to 2 pools and 4 hot tubs, as well as a 17,000-square-foot full-service spa for total relaxation. Multiple bars dot the property, including several swim-up bars, a lazy river pool bar, a beach bar, a music lounge, and a sports bar.

All the suites here have private furnished balconies or terraces and oversized whirlpool tubs; some suites offer a private plunge pool and there are swim-out suites as well. As at every Secrets resort, you have the option of upgrading to the Preferred Club for access to additional suite types plus special amenities including a private lounge and enhanced concierge service.

Five restaurants serve a variety of cuisine, including international classics, French fine dining, Mexican, Mediterranean, fresh seafood, and Pan-Asian. There’s a wide range of activities to enjoy, including snorkeling and non-motorized water sports, tennis, dance and Spanish classes, and nightly entertainment, plus a nightclub. For extra, you can go scuba diving or deep sea fishing, take an area excursion, or enjoy spa services.

Google Rating: 4.5

TripAdvisor Rating: 4.5

Booking.com: 8.7

Secrets Papagayo Costa Rica

Playa Arenilla Beach, Costa Rica

Secrets Papagayo Costa Rica is an intimate resort nestled in a secure community on the Pacific coast by the stunning Gulf of Papagayo, on a long stretch of unspoiled beachfront. Rooms and suites are spacious and all have a private balcony or terrace.

This resort is known for its tranquility and welcoming atmosphere, and it offers a range of activities from leisurely to energetic. Guests can take advantage of free non-motorized watersports, mountain biking, cooking classes, and rum tastings, and will enjoy daily and nightly entertainment. For extra, guests can indulge at the spa, go scuba diving or deep sea fishing, or go on area excursions.

As at every Secrets resort, you have the option of upgrading to the Preferred Club for access to additional suite types, including some with a private plunge pool, plus special amenities including a private lounge and enhanced concierge service.

There are 6 restaurants and a café, serving healthy fare, Pan Asian cuisine, international, Italian, and grilled specialties. Five bars include three beach bars and a swim-up bar.

Secrets Papagayo Costa Rica is just 20 minutes from the airport and 15 minutes from the town of Coco Beach.

Google Rating: 4.5

TripAdvisor Rating: 4.5

Booking.com: 8.6

Secrets Wild Orchid

Montego Bay, Jamaica

Set on a peninsula with over a mile of white sand beach in Jamaica, Secrets Wild Orchid, Montego Bay is a beautiful romantic resort featuring 350 spacious British colonial style suites with oversized whirlpool tubs and private balconies or patios; 4 pools and hot tubs, including an infinity-edge pool on the ocean; 7 gourmet restaurants, a buffet, a grill, and a café; and multiple bars including a beach bar, a music lounge and sports bar, a piano bar, and a swim-up bar.

As at every Secrets resort, you have the option of upgrading to the Preferred Club for access to additional suite types including swim-out suites plus special amenities including a private lounge and enhanced concierge service.

There are plenty of things to do here, including snorkeling and non-motorized watersports; tennis; yoga, dance, and cooking classes; and live entertainment. For extra, guests can go on boat tours, scuba dive or go deep-sea fishing, or go on area excursions, including touring an underwater marine park via a glass-bottom boat and exploring a bioluminescent lagoon. Or, indulge at the on-site full-service spa.

Secrets Wild Orchid is conveniently located just 5 miles from the Montego Bay airport. Guests here also have complete access to all the restaurants, bars, activities, and amenities at the nearby sister resort Secrets St. James.

Google Rating: 4.4

TripAdvisor Rating: 4.5

Booking.com: 8.4

Which Secrets is the best overall?

The best overall Secrets Resort is Secrets Cap Cana in the Dominican Republic, with a TripAdvisor rating of 5 and a Google rating of 4.7. Guests love it because of its warm staff, excellent service, quality amenities, and delicious food. They also love the exclusive setting on one of the most beautiful beaches in the Dominican Republic.

Best Secrets Resorts for Honeymoons

Some of the top Secrets Resorts for honeymoons are Secrets Cap Cana, Secrets Huatulco, and Secrets Akumal Riviera Maya.

Honeymoon at Secrets Cap Cana in the Dominican Republic and you can snorkel right from the sugar-white beach or just relax at the infinity pool. The setting is gorgeous, the service is superb, and the food is delicious. Suites here come with private balconies or terraces that have soaking tubs for two, and the marble bathrooms feature two rain showers. You can also book a swim-out suite like the Preferred Club Bungalow Terrace Ocean Front Swim Up, and when you upgrade to Preferred Club you get extras such as a private lounge and an exclusive pool.

If you honeymoon at Secrets Huatulco in Mexico, it may be more affordable than other Secrets resorts, helping you stretch your budget. But you’ll still enjoy a fabulous setting and an ocean view from your suite, in addition to a private balcony and oversized whirlpool tub, plus plenty of activity, dining, and nightlife options. If you want to upgrade, you can book an oceanfront swim-out suite here as well.

Honeymooners at Secrets Akumal Riviera Maya will love being on one of the top ten beaches in Mexico, with calm waters for easy snorkeling and spacious suites with sea views and whirlpool tubs too. You can book a swim-out suite here as well—check out the Preferred Club Junior Suite Ocean Front Swim Out. There are plenty of activities, and golfers will enjoy the complimentary greens fees.

Most Affordable Secrets Resorts

The least expensive Secrets Resorts are Secrets Huatulco and Secrets Aura Cozumel, both in Mexico.

Best Secrets Resorts in Mexico

The top Secrets Resorts in Mexico, ranked by ratings, are Secrets Akumal Riviera Maya, Secrets Maroma Beach Riviera Cancun, and Secrets Huatulco.

Best Secrets Resorts for Beaches

The top Secrets Resorts for beaches are Secrets Maroma Beach Riviera Cancun, on a beach voted the world’s best by the Travel Channel; Secrets Akumal Riviera Maya, on one of the top ten beaches in Mexico; and Secrets Cap Cana, on one of the Dominican Republic’s best beaches.

Best Secrets Resorts for Activities

The best Secrets resorts for outside activities include Secrets Papagayo in Costa Rica (for adventures like ziplining, volcano tours, white water rafting, and rainforest treks); Secrets Vallarta Bay, which is close to the wonderful town of Puerto Vallarta plus the Sierra Madre Mountains; and Secrets Akumal, near amazing Mayan ruins like Chichen Itza and Tulum.

The best Secrets resorts for onsite activities are Secrets Akumal Riviera Maya (Mexico), Secrets Vallarta Bay (also in Mexico, it includes access to the activities at a sister resort next door), and Secrets Maroma Beach Riviera Maya (Mexico).

The best Secrets resorts for snorkeling are Secrets Akumal Riviera Maya (Mexico) Secrets Maroma Beach Riviera Cancun (Mexico), Secrets Cap Cana (Dominican Republic), and Secrets Wild Orchid (Jamaica).

The best Secrets resorts for golfers are Secrets Puerto Los Cabos (Mexico), with its onsite golf course; and Secrets Akumal Riviera Maya (Mexico), Secrets Maroma Beach Riviera Maya (Mexico), and Secrets the Vine (Mexico), which offer complimentary greens fees at nearby golf courses.

The best Secrets resort for wine-lovers is Secrets the Vine in Cancun, Mexico, with its extensive wine cellar and tastings.

Now that you’ve learned more about the 10 best Secrets resorts in the world, which one will you pick for your next romantic escape?

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