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Carretera Cancun-Puerto Morelos Km. 27.5 Sm 12 Mza 41, Puerto Morelos 77580 Mexico
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  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Daily temperature and symptom checks for staff
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#3 of 46 hotels in Puerto Morelos
Location
4.5
Cleanliness
4.6
Service
4.8
Value
4.1
2022 Travelers' Choice Best of the Best
Desire Resort & Spa is a unique couples only resort, the first and only of its kind in Mexico, that located on Cancun’s Riviera Maya will surround you with amazing landscaping and a deliciously erotic atmosphere to unleash your imagination and stimulate your senses. A place of freedom where fantasies become real, a place to abandon inhibitions and truly be you. Imagine sharing this paradise with like-minded couples who also seek a sensuous, clothing optional upscale venue or an adventurous lifestyle experience.Desire Resort & Spa Riviera Maya is a unique, adults only resort (+21)
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Beach
Entertainment staff
Taxi service
Secured parking
Wifi
Hot tub
Pool / beach towels
Adult pool
Fitness / spa locker rooms
Sauna
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Special diet menus
Swimup bar
Poolside bar
Evening entertainment
Patio
Table tennis
Nightclub / DJ
Spa
Body wrap
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Head massage
Manicure
Massage
Neck massage
Pedicure
Steam room
Adults only
24-hour security
Convenience store
Gift shop
Outdoor furniture
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
ATM on site
Butler service
Doorperson
First aid kit
Infirmary
Umbrella
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
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Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Room service
Safe
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Bath / shower
Telephone
VIP room facilities
Wardrobe / closet
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Iron
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Minibar
Flatscreen TV
On-demand movies
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
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HOTEL STYLE
Romantic
Great View
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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frank v wrote a review Yesterday
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Nina & I stayed at Desire Riviera Maya from September 5 through September 15. Overall, this is a high-quality resort that we recommend to couples ages 35+. We stayed in a Passion suite in building 20 overlooking the beach. That was lovely and we enjoyed several mornings eating our breakfast on the balcony and several evenings eating our dinner on the balcony; all very relaxing, all very delicious, and all very naked. If you have never been to Desire before once you check in you are greeted with a glass of sparkling wine and a tour of the clean and well maintained resort, thanks to Anna. After a four-hour flight from Boston, it was good to be able to change our clothes in the spa and get some great tacos in the buffet. From that point it was leave your cares behind and enjoy a very relaxing vacation. The pool staff including Danny, Mikey, and Afrika were excellent. The butlers were all very hard working and friendly with special credit to Victor and Johnathan. Activities director Leo was kind enough to take us out on the 14-foot catamaran for an hour. The pool bar was the social place to be after enjoying lunch on our pool bed. All the bartenders really know how to rock a Tequila Sunrise. All of the theme nights were fun. For those planning on attending plan some unique costumes; you wont regret it. The lobby bar is open 24/7 and the food there is good. Some folks have commented that they were disappointed in the level of sexual activity around the pool or hot tub. If you believe that to be true then try having sex yourself, its pretty contagious. In comparison to other all-inclusives the quality of the food is very good. Variety may be limited but the service and taste make up for it. We did experience a few negatives. The volume of the music at the pool was often too loud. It made socialization difficult and some folks left the pool area. The swing bar at the beach is quiet and relaxing but the hours could be longer and there should be some food served there. Lastly, during the entire 10 days of our visit we were never approached to talk about becoming members. This is unfortunate as we would have seriously considered it. Thanks to all of Desire’s hard-working staff for making it a lovely vacation and we look forward to more in the future.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Ocean view rooms are much more romantic and a highly recommended
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Tyeattolah wrote a review Yesterday
O'Fallon, Illinois2 contributions
Great poolside concierge from Teran, Dany and mike. Quick and responsive to our needs and setting up poolside lounge for us daily! Can’t imagine having a better team!!! Pool area kept extremely clean and lounge beds and chairs and covers were fresh each day.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Dear Guests, Thank you so much for your incredible review! We are super proud of our pool team, it is wonderful to read that they pampered you the way you deserve. We hope to see you again soon! Kind regards from all the staff!
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Smith J wrote a review Yesterday
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As I mentioned, this is our second time in the hotel and it won’t be the last one, we’d glad to come back as soon as possible; and meet us with the staff, all of them are terrific, Pool concierge, the playmakers( Kevin, Monica), the servers in the restaurants, the guys at the front; specially Esteban and Ruth, who’s helped us with some request of the room, they are so many I can’t remind the name of everybody. See you next time !
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Dear Guests, Thank you so much for coming back to Desire Riviera Maya and taking the time to share with us your great review. It is wonderful to read that our team assisted you the way you deserve. We hope to see you again soon. Kind regards from all the staff!
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Jame A wrote a review Sep 28
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We had a beyond amazing time!. Not only is it beautiful but the kindest people work here and the vibes are 10/10. We are thankful for how welcomed we felt and will definitely be coming back! All the people who work here deserve the world, check in with ana, elizabeth front, housekeeper aurora, angel bf, Ivan bartender, africa is the best! Thank you all!
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Dear Guests, Thank you so much for your amazing review and for making this place the most incredible destination. We have enjoyed a lot to pamper you and we cannot wait to see you again soon. Kind regards from all the staff!
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Sexyking78 wrote a review Sep 28
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Love Desire, even tho It does need a renovation the level of service from the staff is amazing, they Will do everthing to make sure you have all you need, speccial thank you for Africa, Carolina, grecia at spa, velvet, Elizabeth front,... Everybody, really!!!
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Dear Guests, Thank you so much for your great review and for allowing us to host you. It is wonderful to read some of the names of our incredible staff. We hope to see you again soon. Kind rgeards from all thes staff!
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rick k wrote a review Sep 28
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stayed there in early september and was fabulous!!!the entertainment staff kevin,the wait staff africa,the reception team yesica,alfredo,the guy on the phone that helped me to set up my transportation back to the airport cristian very king and helpful....... keep doing what you do the best, hope to come back soon!!!!lloved it
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Dear Guests, Thank you so much for visiting Desire Riviera Maya and allowing us to host you and sharing incredible memories with you. We are very happy to read that our staff assisted you well, we will be waiting to see you again soon. Kind regards from all the staff!
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hugh s wrote a review Sep 28
Arizona13 contributions18 helpful votes
now this place may not be for everyone. BUT if you are between the ages of 18 to 80, you may be missing out on a great experience. dont just take my word for it, read the reviews, not just ours. we have been visiting for over 3 years, been 7 times, and have 3 booked for 2023. we are 76 and 66 respectively, and never have had anyone turn up their noses at us. it is the least judgmental place we know. where else can you relax au natural or in any attire you desire. after a few days you get to know almost all of the 200 guests. this small resort caters to those looking to meet others with similar interests whatever they may be. we prefer the natural route but you see all kinds of dress and undress. everyone mingles at the pool, the bars, the jacquzi, and disco. you have your choice of several dining venues. the staff are all wonderful and cater to you needs, as do the butlers, waiters, bartenders. all you need do is ask. although no tipping is necessary, we go through several hundred bucks each time we visit. the staff work so hard and you are really remembered if you take the time to let them know how much one appreciates what they do for you. we have seen complaints about the older age of guests. nothing could be further from the truth. all we can say is this place is what YOU make it. we will visit again and again, rejuvenating each time, and always meeting those that become life long friends
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Dear Guests, Thank you so much for taking the time to share this great review, we are very sure that will help a lot of people to take the decision to visit this unique place. We are very pleased to read that you have been part of this sensual paradise for a long time now and that our great team keeps exceeding your expectations and pampering you the way you deserve. We cannot wait to see you again soon! Kind regards from all the staff!
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FatViking wrote a review Sep 28
Bedfordshire55 contributions59 helpful votes
We spent ten fantastic days at Desire RM, proudly wearing our yellow, first-timers bracelets. At Desire, if you immerse yourselves in the atmosphere and the fun and games you will, quite literally, have the time of your lives. Desire would be nothing without the incredible staff that take guest engagement and service to another level. Almost everyone was amazing, but a few deserve a very special mention. They work so incredibly hard and just made our trip so memorable. These are... The incredible Africa at the pool who kept our glasses full ensured we remained hydrated with water and was never without a smile. At the pool, Freddy also deserves a special mention. Iker and Danni made sure we had our sunbeds and umbrellas every day, thanks guys. The playmakers are all amazing and work like troopers, but a special shout to Lizzi, who was so much fun. At the bars, Jorge, Angel and Carlos (best BLTs) were always on hand with a drink, and in quieter times, we also enjoyed chatting. Israel seemed to pop up everywhere but was always helpful and with a cheeky smile! Three final special mentions. Martha in the front office is a star. She dealt with our room request before we arrived, a problem with payment and then when a phone was left in the room after checkout, helped us to get it back, even following up with emails, with incredible professionalism. Thank you Martha. Euince is incredible, remembering our names on the first day, greeting us with a beautiful warm smile and ensuring we always have our reservations. Thank you. And last but not least, a very special mention for William "Antonio Banderas". The special coffees and "have a nice trip" desserts you made for us and our neighbouring table on our last nights set a very special chain of events in motion. You will have no idea what you started, but we are so very glad that you did :) ! Thank you so much, William. If you are thinking of visiting Desire RM, don't hesitate.
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Dear Guests, Thank you so much for such incredible and detailed review. It is very satisfying to read how well our great team took care of you and all your needs. The biggest reward for us, it to know that our guests are happy and wishing to come back to Desire. Thank you so much for choosing this sensual paradise as your home away from home. We cannot wait to see you again soon. Kind regards from all the staff!
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Wander629718 wrote a review Sep 28
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The therapist are not trained. Maybe a 30 min you tube class. Waste of money. I have no issue paying for something that is worth the relaxing experience. I'm not sure if it's a new mgmt thing. Vacation was still great. There are great staff elsewhere. Just avoid the spa and it's overpriced noisy experience.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Dear Guests, Thank you so much for taking the time to share with us your personal perspective. We are very sorry for not being able to exceed your expectations, and most of all, for not being aware of it while you still were here. We love to go above and beyond for our incredible guests in order to provide incredible experiences. We really hope to have the chance to change your perspective in the future. Kind regards from all the staff!
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sarah h wrote a review Sep 27
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The service at artifice was beyond excellent Ceasars Maria Julio John jusif and Roger made dining wonderfull they took personal care of us and never disappointed would recomnd them every time,form the food with the chef was perfect to the staff tending to our every need thank you
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Dear Guests, Thank you so much for taking the time to share with us your great review, it is wonderful to read that our team pampered you the way you deserve and that you had an enjoyable time with us. We will be waiting to see you again soon. Kind regards from all the staff!
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PRICE RANGE
$562 - $845 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
desire hotel riviera maya, desire resort mexico, desire resort & spa, cancun desire resort, desire resort cancun, desire resort and spa
LOCATION
MexicoYucatan PeninsulaQuintana RooRiviera MayaPuerto Morelos
NUMBER OF ROOMS
114
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Frequently Asked Questions about Desire Riviera Maya Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Desire Riviera Maya Resort?
Nearby attractions include Croco Cun (2.9 miles), National Reef Park of Puerto Morelos (4.3 miles), and Unico Beach (3.5 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Desire Riviera Maya Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a swimup bar, free wifi, and free breakfast.
Which room amenities are available at Desire Riviera Maya Resort?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Desire Riviera Maya Resort?
Guests can enjoy a swimup bar, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Desire Riviera Maya Resort?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Desire Riviera Maya Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include Mem AL Mare, El Nicho, and Boquinete Seafood & Grill.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Desire Riviera Maya Resort?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness center, and a sauna during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Desire Riviera Maya Resort?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Does Desire Riviera Maya Resort have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.