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Secrets Akumal Riviera Maya Resort

Resort Highlights

  • AAA Four Diamond award-winning resort since 2016. In 2022, received the AAA Five Diamond designation. 

  • Located in the center of the Riviera Maya, just 20 minutes from famous Playa del Carmen and approximately 1 hour south of the Cancun International Airport 

  • Nestled along the calm waters of Akumal Beach, awarded a 2018 TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Award for one of the “Top 10 Beaches in Mexico” 

  • Akumal, meaning “place of turtles” in Mayan, is home to one of the largest green sea turtle populations in Mexico 

  • Natural Aquarium in front of the hotel in the Akumal Bay a few steps to the main beach 

  • Three large swimming pools including an expansive oceanfront infinity pool with breathtaking views of the ocean, as well as 11 smaller pools providing swim-out access from select suites 

  • Ideal location for snorkeling, scuba diving and sport fishing – the world’s second largest barrier reef sits just 150 meters off the resort’s beach 

  • All-suite resort featuring spectacular views and ground floor suites with direct swim out access to a pool from a private terrace 

  • Close proximity to an authentic Mayan village and the world’s largest underground river 

  • Unlimited Connectivity app with free Wi-Fi, international calling and more 


Secrets Akumal Riviera Maya is a High-end Organic Concept Resort, is ideally located in the heart of the Riviera Maya along the famed white-sand beaches and calm clear waters of Akumal, just 20 minutes from famous Playa del Carmen Town and 1 hour south of the Cancun International Airport, this brand new, adults-only resort (Minimum age 18 years) offers a truly magical Unlimited-Luxury® experience starting with 434 elegant suites, many with stunning ocean views. Indulge in 24-hour room service, daily refreshed mini-bar, limitless gourmet dining and top-shelf spirits at 7 restaurants and chic bars, pool and beach wait service, nightly entertainment and more. Enjoy the natural beauty of Akumal – meaning “Place of Turtles” in Mayan – by snorkeling off the coast, visiting nearby underwater rivers, or simply basking on the pristine beach. A whole new world awaits at the all-new Secrets Akumal Riviera Maya.

Secrets® Spa by Pevonia

For a truly luxurious vacation, be sure to book a treatment at the Secrets® Spa by Pevonia. The spa offers a refreshment bar, swirling hydrotherapy circuit, sauna, full-service salon, and uses all-natural products. View the full spa menu here. Use this link to book a body treatment, facial, massage, or splurge on an entire spa package. All Sigler guests will receive a 20% discount on 50- or 80-minute spa treatments! Please be sure to let them know you are with the Sigler group when making a reservation. Please note: Reservations can be made from 30 days or less from spa appointment date.

Dining options

There is no limit to the dining options you will have at Secrets with 6 a la carte restaurants, a buffet, a café and a grill, Desires nightclub, a nightly theater and NO RESERVATIONS required apart from the Teppanyaki tables at Himitsu. There is a nightly themed buffet dinner located somewhere on the property as well as a nightly show in the theater. Daily activities will be posted throughout the property.



  • Barefoot Grill – Light lunch specialties; 12:30 PM – 4:00 PM

  • Bordeaux – Fine French cuisine; 6:00 PM – 11:00 PM 

  • Coco Café – Premium coffees and pastries; Open 24 hours 

  • El Patio – Traditional Mexican cuisine; 6:00 PM – 11:00 PM

  • Himitsu – Gourmet Pan-Asian fare; 6:00 PM – 11:00 PM

  • Market Café – International buffet: Breakfast served 7:30 – 11:30 daily

  • Oceana – Fresh seafood specialties; 6:00 PM – 11:00 PM 

  • Portofino – Gourmet Italian cuisine; 6:00 PM – 11:00 PM

  • Seaside Grill – Grilled specialties served poolside; 11:30 PM- 5:00 PM and 6:30 PM – 11:00 PM

*Please note there is a maximum of 6 guests at a table.


Top-shelf spirits are served at seven chic bars and lounges.

  • Barracuda – Beach Bar; 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM 

  • Desires – Music Lounge; 10:00 PM – 1:00 AM

  • Halftime Bar – Poolside Sports Bar; 12:00 PM- 1:00 AM

  • Manatees – Swim-Up Bar; 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM 

  • Rendezvous – Lobby Bar; 10:00 AM - Midnight 

  • Showtime – Theater Bar; 6:30 PM – 10:30 PM 

  • Sugar Reef – Pool Bar; 5:00 PM – 11:00 PM

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