Secrets Akumal Riviera Maya Home of the turtles

The Resort

Situated directly on the white sand beach in Akumal in the heart of the Riviera Maya, the Secrets Akumal Riviera Maya newly opened in January 2015. Sea turtles swim freely among snorkelers and waders just meters offshore, allowing guests to experience the reason why Akumal translates to “Place of Turtles” in Mayan.

The adult’s only resort combines skillfully elegant and original design with elements of nature. With a unique layout and a centrally located lobby, everything is just within reach with yet there is plenty of room to spread out.

Spacious and lovingly designed rooms offer wonderful views of the sea or the resort gardens. Each private sanctuary is appointed with a fresh interpretation of Mexican art including Huipil and Reboz from Oaxaca and La Huasteca style embroidery with Mayan gold accents. Nine restaurants are spread around the resort and will spoil your taste with fine culinary dishes.

The resort offers a wealth of activities for a varied and adventurous stay. Go on a diving expedition, play a game of golf or simply enjoy the daily evening program. The choice is up to you.

Cancun International Airport: about 1 hour
Playa del Carmen: about 20 minutes

A resort map can be downloaded here.



Relax in the most affluent surroundings while taking in the most captivating views of the Caribbean. Close attention to detail, exquisite architecture and the finest comforts make Secrets Akumal a truly remarkable hideaway. The resort boasts a total of 434 suites, many offering majestic ocean views all staggered allowing each guest to have the best views of the exotic landscape, pools and ocean.

Common amenities:

  • Private balcony or terrace
  • Free Wifi
  • 42 "SAT TV
  • Safe
  • iPod docking station
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • DVD Player
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Bathroom with Jacuzzi for 2 persons
  • Hair dryer, iron and ironing board
  • Bathrobe and slippers

Junior Suite Tropical View (50 sqm)
In addition to the above amenities, the suites have a fully equipped balcony with a fantastic view of the resort's gardens. The spacious bathroom has a Jacuzzi, separate shower and double sink.
Maximum occupancy: 2 adults

Junior Suite Partial Ocean View (50 sqm)
Amenities such as Junior Suite Tropical View, but with partial sea view.
Maximum occupancy: 2 adults

Junior Suite Swim-Out (50 sqm)
The Junior Suites offer views of the resort's tropical gardens. From the fully equipped terrace you have direct access to a private pool.
Maximum occupancy: 2 adults

Preferred Club Junior Suite Tropical View / Ocean View (53 sqm)
The Preferred Club Suites are equipped as the regular Junior Suites, but have additional Club Benefits:

  • Access to the Club Lounge
  • Access to Club Lounge Bar (daily 7am – 7pm)
  • Concierge service
  • Daily continental breakfast in the club lounge
  • Hot and cold hors d'oeuvres in the afternoon
  • Exquisite desserts and drinks
  • Pillow menu
  • Daily free newspaper in the room (English or Spanish)
  • Computer access in the club lounge
  • Extended mini-bar service
  • Upgraded bath amenities

Food & Beverages

Guests have the choice of six à la carte gourmet restaurants, a buffet restaurant, a café and a barbecue restaurant. Experience fresh and newly interpreted dishes from all over the world. The offer includes creations from the international, French, Mexican, Italian and Asian cuisine.

Market Café
The Market Café is an international gourmet buffet restaurant. It offers the casual atmosphere of a farmers market with colorful gourmet cuisine displayed beautifully on sun bleached wood shelves creating an endless meandering that frames the intimate dining area.

El Patio
El Patio serves authentic Mexican à la carte dishes.

The Himitsu is an exotic-Asian adventure. Red and black decor dominates the restaurant with a sushi bar, tatami rooms and teppanyaki grills. Fusion and Pan-Asian cuisine is served.

Delicious Italian à la carte cuisine is served at Portofino. The wine cellar houses more than 800 bottles.

A romantic and elegant Moulin Rouge atmosphere awaits you at the Bordeaux restaurant. French cuisine is served

Seaside Grill
Enjoy fine barbecue specialties with wonderful views of the sea and the pool.

The open air restaurant serves fresh seafood.

Coco Café
The Coco Café serves fresh, locally brewed coffee and some snacks.

Barefoot Grill
Ideal place for a small lunch outside.

A total of seven bars are waiting for you to serve fresh drinks and cocktails.

In addition, the "Sip, Savor & See" program allows you to dine in the neighboring sister hotels and resorts and experience their evening program. These include the Secrets, Dreams, NOW and Sunscape Resorts & Spas. Offer valid only for dinner and must be reserved at the concierge no later than 3 pm. Transportation to / from the resort not included.

In every Secrets resort world-wide, you will find a comprehensive all-inclusive program - the Unlimited Luxury offer. Further details can be found here.


The Secrets Spa by Pevonia is an oasis of tranquility with over 18,000 sqm. Experience pure relaxation through a combination of the latest hydrotherapy and a variety of treatments that create a refreshing, invigorating and calm experience. Sauna, steam bath, massages, body and facial treatments, manicure and pedicure and a beauty salon are at your disposal. In addition, the spa offers a range of rejuvenating treatments as well as individual spa packages with various treatments and massages.

In the gym, treadmills, bicycles, steppers, free weights, gymnastics balls and yoga mats are at your disposal. Then refresh yourself in one of the three pools and take a sunbath afterwards on one of the sun loungers.

Guests of the Secrets Akumal benefit from a free green fee at the Riviera Maya Golf Club. The course designed by Robert Trent Jones II covers over 12,000 meters and offers an 18-hole as well as a 9-hole golf course, a driving range, exercise green and much more.

The resort offers a range of daily land and water activities. These include:

  • Beach volleyball
  • Table tennis
  • Water aerobics
  • Yoga
  • Water polo
  • Dancing lessons
  • Cocktail courses
  • Snorkeling with sea turtles
  • Archery
  • Tennis
  • Bike tours
  • Sailing
  • Diving*
  • Deep sea fishing and sport fishing*
  • Gun shooting
  • Paddleboard
  • Spinning
  • Bali Beach Beds*

*against a fee

Client Reviews

average rating:
- saubere, moderne und gepflegte Anlage
- toller Strand
- klare Empfehlung für den Preferred Club und ein Zimmer mit Meer-Blick
- Restaurants waren klasse; sehr hochwertige Küche; jeder Sonderwunsch wurde erfüllt -> Empfehlung: eher zu atypischen Zeiten Essen zu gehen
- immer wieder gerne
Andrea Sturm / DB Vertrieb GmbH November 2021
Eine sehr schöne Hotelanlage. Grosse Gartenanlage mit vielen Pflanzen. 3 Pools plus schöner Strandabschnitt. Jedermann findet sein bevorzugtes Plätzchen von ruhig bis "hier ist immer etwas los". Sehr gute Küche in sämtlichen Restaurants. Zimmer sehr geräumig und tipptopp sauber. Sehr freundliches und hilfsbereites Personal.
B.K. / SWISS International Air Lines April 2019
Die Anlage ist erstklassig mit großen, sauberen, ruhigen Zimmern, sehr guten, angebotsreichen Restaurants (auch mexikanische Küche) und einladenden Barbereichen. Das Personal ist freundlich und zuvorkommend, man fühlt sich immer bestens bedient und betreut. Obwohl es mehr als 400 Zimmer gibt, fühlt man sich nie eingeengt, da die Anlage in allen Bereichen sehr großzügig gestaltet ist. Je nach Auslastung werden die Liegen (sowohl am Pool, als auch am Strand) knapp, zu zweit haben wir jedoch immer etwas gefunden. Der Strand ist schön und wird immer sauber gehalten. Alles in allem waren wir überaus zufrieden und können das Hotel uneingeschränkt weiterempfehlen.
Christian Jesse / Austro Control GmbH December 2018
Die Hotelanlage und die Zimmer sind top ausgestattet und wirklich gut gepflegt. Die Bandbreite an Restaurants ist auch groß und die Qualität sehr gut.
Die Lage ist ein Traum - direkt am Strand vor dem Hotel kann man beim Schnorcheln Schildkröten sehen!
Das Hotel ist ziemlich groß (400+ Zimmer) und dadurch sind natürlich entsprechend viele amerikanische Pauschal-Touristen, die das All-Inclusive-Angebot voll ausnutzen, unterwegs. Wer ein kleines, gemütliches, ruhiges Hotel sucht, ist hier eher falsch. Aber das Team im Hotel ist sehr freundlich, wirklich bemüht und versucht den Gästen alle Wünsche zu erfüllen.
Oliver Wolf / ÖHV Touristik Service GmbH March 2018
Dieses Hotel bietet einen perfekten Urlaub für Paare, Honeymooners und kleine Gruppen. Sensationelle Zimmer (in allen Kategorien) mit Whirlpool und nobler Ausstattung, sehr sauber. Service, Küche und Standard im Hotel auf hohem Niveau. Für all Inclusive kaum zu toppen! Strand ist teils öffentlich (Akumal Bucht), es kann voll werden, Liegen knapp. Dafür unvergleichliche Erlebnisse: Rochen, tropische Fische und Schildkröten sind im flachen Wasser beim Schwimmen täglich zu sehen, mit Schnorchel noch besser. Top!
Sascha Peters / DERPART Reisebüro November 2017

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