Conde Nast Readers’ Choice Awards 2016

It’s that time again when Condé Nast, one of the world’s premiere travel publications, makes available its coveted Readers’ Choice Awards.  Since this blog is focused on all-inclusive resorts in Cancun and the Riviera Maya, I will focus on the awards given to the selected resorts in these areas.

The 50 Best Resorts in the World: Only two Riviera Maya resorts made the grade for best in the world.

  • Generations Riviera Maya by Karisma (#7)
  • El Dorado Maroma (#4)

Not bad.  Now here is the next category.

The Best Adults-Only All-Inclusive Resorts:

  • Secrets the Vine (#15)
  • Royal Hideaway Playacar (#12)
  • Excellence Riviera Cancun (#11)
  • Secrets Maroma Beach Riviera Cancun (#10)
  • Excellence Playa Mujeres (#9)
  • El Dorado Seaside Suites (#7)
  • Le Blanc Spa Resort (#2)
  • Zoëtry Paraiso de la Bonita Riviera Maya (#1)

Almost a sweep of the entire category.  Here’s the next category.

Best Spas in the World:

  • Náay Spa at El Dorado Seaside Suite
  • The Spa at Viceroy Riviera Maya

Any surprises so far?  Here’s the next category.

Top Resorts in Eastern Mexico:

  • Barceló Maya Palace Deluxe (#30)
  • Moon Palace Cancun (#29)
  • Iberostar Grand Hotel Paraiso (#28)
  • Hard Rock Hotel Cancun (#27)
  • Club Med Cancun Yucatan (#25)
  • Azul Fives Hotel (#23)
  • Live Aqua Cancun (#22)
  • THE Royal Playa del Carmen (#21)
  • Royal Hideaway Playacar (#19)
  • Secrets the Vine Cancun (#18)
  • Azul Beach Hotel by Karisma (#17)
  • Secrets Maroma Beach Riviera Cancun (#15)
  • Grand Velas Riviera Maya (#14)
  • Azul Sensatori Hotel by Karisma (#13)
  • Excellence Playa Mujeres (#12)
  • Hard Rock Riviera Maya (#11)
  • Le Blanc Spa Resort (#10)
  • Zoëtry Paraiso de la Bonita Riviera Maya (#9)
  • Viceroy Riviera Maya (#6)
  • El Dorado Seaside Suites (#5)
  • Generations Rivera Maya (#2)
  • El Dorado Maroma (#1)

What do you think of this compilation of readers’ favorites?

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