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Riviera Maya

Sexy Outdoor Showers: Wash Away Your Inhibitions

Oyster | Posted 08.21.2014 | Travel
Oyster

Maybe it's months of this summer heat that's getting to us, but lately we've been loving the idea of showering outdoors. We guess we've just decided that there's no better way to cool down and wash away inhibitions than with an outdoor scrub down. Here's a list of 10 of our favorite hotels that have private outdoor showers -- some even have outdoor baths!

Best Spots for Live Music: 10 Hotels From Las Vegas To Mexico

Oyster | Posted 08.07.2014 | Travel
Oyster

From poolside DJ sets to soulful jazz in a cozy lounge, hotels give their guests a unique way to enjoy the city without leaving the grounds. If you're someone who loves to kick back and enjoy live music, you'll definitely want to bookmark these 10 hotels!

How 3 X's Put Mexico's Cozumel Island on the Map

Bob Schulman | Posted 09.13.2014 | Travel
Bob Schulman

The first "X": You don't run across many islands with their own goddess. One is Cyprus, the home of the Greek love goddess Aphrodite. Another is Cozumel, a spot on the Mexican Caribbean where the Maya goddess Ixchel doled out love, fertility and lots of offspring.

Women on the Map: Who Was Virginia? Charlotte? Louise? Beverly?

Bob Schulman | Posted 08.05.2014 | Travel
Bob Schulman

Flying to Mexico for some fun in the sun at Playa del Carmen? Or maybe to Charlotte Amalie down on St. Thomas? Or to Lake Louise up in Canada? Or to Victoria Falls over in Africa? Or to Beverly Hills to spend a week with your rich uncle?

Cirque du Soleil Finds a New Home in the Mayan Riviera

Joshua Estrin | Posted 08.04.2014 | Travel
Joshua Estrin

Cirque du Soleil is certainly not new, but their artistry for reinvention is nearly as remarkable as the magic they create on stage.

9 Most Luxurious Hotel Amenities Ever

Oyster | Posted 07.19.2014 | Travel
Oyster

Even in the world of luxury travel, some hotels offer pretty average amenities. But then there are others with extravagant extras that amp up the wow factor till it's totally over-the-top.

Kaank'uun to Cancun: The Backstory of Mexico's Blockbuster Resort

Bob Schulman | Posted 07.13.2014 | Travel
Bob Schulman

Today, fun-in-the-sun-loving tourists and wannabe archaeologists alike are bedding down in some 41,000 rooms in 385 hotels along the powdery beaches of the Riviera.

13 Super Luxe Stays in the Caribbean

Oyster | Posted 06.10.2014 | Travel
Oyster

The islands boast everything from intimate boutiques in hidden, tranquil locales to expansive resorts that wow not only in breadth, but style.

Mexico City: Tales of an Aztec Emperor, a Spanish Conquistador and a Flying Serpent

Bob Schulman | Posted 04.26.2014 | Travel
Bob Schulman

Next time you're on a jet landing at Mexico City, try to imagine what happened here five centuries ago.

Montezuma's Other Revenge

Valerie Frankel | Posted 03.26.2014 | Travel
Valerie Frankel

I'd fallen asleep on a pool chaise the day before, with my chin resting on my hands. I figured it was a heat rash. I'd never seen a heat rash rage like this, though.

Top 10 Beatles Fan Destinations Around the World

Cheapflights | Posted 04.07.2014 | Travel
Cheapflights

Whether you're a die-hard fan or an occasional listener, get a taste of The Beatles in these 10 cities across the globe.

11 Gorgeous Swim-Up Suites (PHOTOS)

Oyster | Posted 04.05.2014 | Travel
Oyster

If you love lazing away the day in the hotel pool, you can't do much better than staying in a swim-up suite, where it's possible to dip into the water right from your back door. Who wants to walk when you're on vacation in a tropical paradise?

Day of the Dead Is a Colorful Mexican Fiesta in the Riviera Maya

Mark Chesnut | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel
Mark Chesnut

While the tradition of honoring deceased friends and family members takes place around the nation, the Riviera Maya is an especially good place for foreigners interested in experiencing this fascinating bit of Mexican history and culture.

Puerto Vallarta & Riviera Maya: Eat, Sway, Love

Barbara Barton Sloane | Posted 11.20.2013 | Travel
Barbara Barton Sloane

Emerging from a cool plunge in the deep blue sea of Banderas Bay, I settle back in our little motorboat, which gently rocks side to side as it glides towards densely forested cliffs and an intensely azure grotto.

Taste of Mexico

Marisa Churchill | Posted 11.19.2013 | Taste
Marisa Churchill

Alexis is the executive chef overseeing all of the restaurants in the Grupo Vidanta hotels, including Grand Luxxe and Grand Mayan. He is a man that is passionate about food. He has a wealth of information when it comes to the cuisine of his homeland, Mexico.

Riviera Maya in a Weekend, Part 2

Marisa Churchill | Posted 10.22.2013 | Travel
Marisa Churchill

When visiting the Riviera Maya you will be overwhelmed by the selection of places to go and things to see. From snorkeling with whale sharks, to swimming in the natural occurring cenotes, to visiting the jungles, here are a few of my not to miss activities.

Riviera Maya in a Weekend

Marisa Churchill | Posted 08.13.2013 | Travel
Marisa Churchill

With Mexico in such close proximity to the U.S., I decided it was the perfect spot to take a last-minute four-day trip. My goal was to enjoy a qu...

Top 9 Day Trips and Excursions Near Cancun

minube | Posted 08.05.2013 | Travel
minube

While the Riviera Maya is often considered an inexpensive hub for those seeking boozy fun in the sun, there has been a growing trend in travelers who are opting to leave the cushy confines of all-inclusive resorts and explore the more authentic, enriching, and unique areas of the region.

Beachfront Luxury: 15 Decadent Hotels on the Sand

Oyster | Posted 07.24.2013 | Travel
Oyster

Who doesn't love a beach vacation? The sun, the sand, and the ocean all come together to make for a relaxing getaway that, when complete, will send yo...

Where to Mix Business With Pleasure

Oyster | Posted 05.21.2013 | Travel
Oyster

These properties are sure to please any productive vacationers, so you'll have just the right mix of business with pleasure. Enjoy your bizcation!

Healthy Travel: 5 Hotel Chains that Make it Easy to Stay Fit on the Road (PHOTOS)

Oyster | Posted 07.03.2013 | Travel
Oyster

Staying fit on the road is never easy, particularly when it comes to eating well. Many of us let our diets go out the window when we travel, partly be...

6 Affordable, Low-Key Hotels for Beach Bums

Oyster | Posted 06.23.2013 | Travel
Oyster

For many, the dream beach vacation involves snoozing on a quiet stretch of sand in some exotic (read:expensive) locale -- and we don't blame you. But ...

PHOTOS: 6 Awesomely Affordable Hotels For Beach Bums

Oyster | Posted 06.15.2013 | Travel
Oyster

The truth is, there's no need to break the piggy bank to have a fabulous oceanfront getaway.

PHOTOS: Resorts With Personality

Oyster | Posted 04.27.2013 | Travel
Oyster

There are spa-centric getaways, family-friendly stays, and party-hearty atmospheres to be visited across the wide world of all-inclusives.

LOOK: The Best Luxury Hotels In The Caribbean

Oyster | Posted 12.31.2012 | Travel
Oyster

We've compiled a list of our favorite luxury hotels in the Caribbean so you can start planning what to do after your New Year's resolution of winning the lottery comes true.