Labor Day weekend is approaching fast, but it is not too late to book a last-minute getaway for the family before the opportunity for summer beach vacations gives way to autumn. A quick flight to Mexico provides the best option to take advantage of this time, with luxurious resorts waiting to greet you with a martini in every corner of Mexico from Cancun to La Paz. Here is a list of highly recommended resorts both for travelers on a budget and those looking to indulge in a luxurious Labor Day.
10 Las Brisas Ixtapa
Las Brisas Ixtapa operates in a sleek contemporary building on the Pacific coast designed by renowned architect Ricardo Legoretta, yet still comes at a budget-friendly price. This resort is particularly great for families with its Kids Club, which organizes activities ranging from crafts to sports, but also offers fun for adults with tennis courts, numerous outdoor swimming pools, and bike tours. When the family regroups, a walk with sea turtles on the beach is obligatory.
- Rates for one night start at $84.
9 Las Brisas Huatulco
Great for a romantic getaway, Las Brisas Huatulco feels secluded amid the lush vegetation of the Oaxacan coast alongside white sand beaches and a coral reef. This Earth Check certified resort boasts an impressive array of activities featuring beachside sports, a well-equipped gym, 11 tennis courts, and even a bungee pyramid.
- Rates for one night start at $244.
8 NIZUC Resort & Spa
For those seeking a lavish Labor Day escape, NIZUC Resort & Spa in Cancun is a perfect option. It sits on 29 acres of exclusive beachfront and protected mangroves facing the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef, and couples can especially find the ultimate escape in their Private Garden Pool Villa featuring a waterfall and infinity pool, among other top-tier amenities like private dining and the Dom Perignon Wine Cellar Experience.
- Rates for one night start at $475.
7 La Concha Beach Hotel and Condominiums
La Concha is a budget-friendly option with a private beach on the coast of La Paz. This resort is an ideal spot for water lovers with lots of scuba diving and water-skiing but it also has plentiful hiking and biking trails.
- Rates for one night start at $82.
6 Ocean Riviera Paradise
Ocean Riviera Paradise is an expansive resort located near the highly sought-after Playa del Carmen area and has a wide range of accommodations for families, including a DiveIt! Diving center for swimming aficionados. This recently built resort delivers wine and dining options with ten restaurants and 12 bars.
- Rates for one night start at $286, but be aware there is a three-night minimum stay required .
5 One & Only Mandarina
One & Only Mandarina offers an absolutely fantastic experience in their modern villas built into the cliffs of tropical Nayarit. This resort offers more than just the unforgettable experience of admiring views of the Mexican jungle from your private terrace and pool. Travelers seeking a new level of relaxation and spiritual rejuvenation can take advantage of guided meditation and astrological readings from spirit guides, as well as take part in ancient Mexican healing ceremonies.
- Rates for one night start at $1,390.
4 Ahau Tulum
Ahau Tulum is an eco-friendly resort resting on the clear waters of the Caribbean coast. The prime focus here is barefoot relaxation in the white sands of Tulum with meditations at sunrise and daily yoga sessions, among many other activities like surfing. Visitors unsure about trying their hand at water sports need not worry because this resort also has a water sports school!
- Rates for one night start at $322.
3 Hacienda Del Mar Los Cabos
Located near the downtown area of the ever-popular Cabo San Lucas, this resort plants visitors right in the middle of the action. Starting from an oceanfront suite or villa, travelers can easily make their way to the famous arch of Cabo San Lucas, the acclaimed Medano Beach, and the Cabo del Sol golf course right next door for golf lovers.
- Rates for one night start at $232.
2 Excellence Playa Mujeres
This beautiful adults-only resort in Cancun greets visitors with an exquisite martini bar at its entrance and comes with all the high-quality inclusive amenities one could hope for. This includes a two-story terrace, and golf enthusiasts would be happy to enjoy a Greg Norman signature golf course.
- Rates for one night start at $531.
1 Iberostar Cozumel
Iberostar Cozumel brings visitors into the mangrove forests of Cozumel, next to the second-largest reef on the planet. There are activities for everyone to enjoy, from the usual scuba or snorkel outings to archery or crafts.
- Rates for one night start at $157.