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Desire Resort

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Our Opinion

Desire Resort sells themselves as a "wonderfully exotic, erotic, adults only resort where each moment is an adventure". This resort is a couples only, clothing optional resort for adults 21 years and older. It is a smaller resort with only 110 rooms and of course caters to a very specific traveler. The beach area is nice but a little small and the same goes for the pool area. Rooms are nice. If you are looking for a resort with a nude beach in the Riviera Maya or Cancun, this is one of a very few options.


This clothing-opitional, couples-only resort provides a sensuous and unique concept. Couples enjoy the freedom from conventional environments at this secluded and vibrant premium resort. Every amenity of this sublime hideaway is designed to pamper couples with everything needed for the most memorable vacation experience of their lives: from exquisite powder-soft, white sand beach to gourmet dining, to new friends, nothing is overlooked. Desire Resort & Spa is the world's foremost clothing optional all inclusive resort, and it's mysterious allure has devotees coming back time-and-time again. For a tension-relieving weekend getaway or for an extended holiday, there is no place on Earth like Desire.

Location: Beachfront, 20 minutes from Playa del Carmen and 20 minutes from the airport.

  • 21+ Couples resort with clothing-optional, racy atmosphere
  • Provocative entertainment featuring theme parties, "play room" and a lively nightclub
  • Nice white sand beach
  • Pool and whirlpool overlooking the ocean 
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Well-equipped fitness centre 

tripadvisor Traveler Reviews
  • justskin : Northwest US
Always a pleasure...

Love our Desire, either the Pearl or RM...simply the best.Don't plan on much sleep, the place is always hopping..Great food, great staff, great grounds.And the guests are fantastic.You'll love this resort if you are free-spirited and open-minded............

  • H8061AHnicoled : Edmonton, Canada
Always Great

We are a couple age 34/37. This was our 4th time to RM we have been to Pearl once. Love both. Rooms at RM need a bit of TLC and the disco should open a bit earlier as there's a bit of a time lag between dinner and disco. Other than that it's a great time!!

  • GeriKean :
Pleasure trip

Beautiful venue! Everyone goes above and beyond normal expectations of service.Wonderful presentation of food art. Pleasurable tastes of the different cuisine. Fun in the sun from dusk to dawn! Special individuals making our trip memorable, Edilberto, Saby, Daniel, and Christopher just to name a few of the wonderful staff! We can't forget the players, Ms G, Super Anna, Victor, Honey, DiDi, Marco! Worth the trip, will be back next year!!!!!!

  • Chantelle M :
Excellent time

My husband and I had such a great time at Desire Riviera Maya. The weather was phenomenal the whole vacation. We were iffy on booking and going to this particular resort because we heard many other opinions. About the crowds and atmosphere. So we decided to just go ourselves and get our own opinion. And we just loved it. The staff was amazing. We had some of our favorite bartenders, waiters and entertainment staff. Eli and Francisco (waiters) were so good to us. Every night they sat us in there section and spoiled me. Making me "Spanish coffee" after dinner. Di-Di and Robert (Entertainment staff) were so friendly. Silvia (poolside wait staff) never let my drink go dry, and I never had to tell her what I wanted!!! She knew my drink schedule from morning till night. There was a professional pole dancer brought in there the week we were there. We got the privilege to get to know her as well. Her name was Kim Stanley. She was absolutely amazing as well. She gave lessons around the pool and performed in disco at night. We would definitely love to see her again if we knew she was performing in the area. We had a great age group while we were there. We found plenty of "fun". However we , if you are just looking to find a getaway with no kids and a hot sexy time with your significant other, that is OK too. There is no pressure into doing anything you don't want to do. The "party" atmosphere isn't as wild as we hoped, but it too was nice to relax more than non stop party. There is definitely a "dead" time from after dinner to disco time. Which we found the perfect time to make our own fun!!! ;)

  • TravelJunkies2008 : Hong Kong
First Class. Except smoking policy and beach quality.

We frequent lifestyle events and excursions and Desire Riviera Maya is one of the best. Few comparable resorts offer this level of service, hospitality, food quality, hours of operation, entertainment, room service, quantity of beach/pool loungers, and fun. What could be better? 1) Smoking. When the majority don't smoke, why are you allowing smokers to inflict their filth on our lungs? Set up a separate smoking area and enforce it. We couldn't even sit around the pool or hot tub without this pollution. 2) Room quality. Better than Hedo II, Not as good as Hidden Beach. Time to upgrade the tired rooms, this time with insulation. We prefer not to hear the passionate screams from next door. 3) Room service charges are very reasonable ($8) as are premium food surcharges (Rack of Lamb; Filet) but... how about a more realistic markup on premium wines? A $54 bottle of Napa Cab for 3,800 pesos? Thievery. 4) Can't do much about the receding beach and plentiful seaweed. Admittedly, much better than Hidden Beach down the road. Despite the smoking and tired rooms, we'll be back.

Vacations packages include round-trip flights, accommodations, round-trip transfers (unless outlined below) to and from the hotel, and tourist cards (if required, unless outlined below).

If selecting an all-inclusive resort option, the package will also include the all-inclusive features as outlined by each resort.

Items not included:

  • Travel insurance (mandatory if traveling to Cuba)
  • Tourist cards ($10USD)if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing Airlines
  • Departure taxes ($20USD) if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing or Signarture Vacations
  • Hotel transfers for packages with WestJet to USA (with exception to Honolulu)
  • Hotel transfers for packages to Europe
  • Items of a personal nature

  • Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner daily
  • A la carte dining for dinner
  • Snacks
  • All drinks (domestic beer & cocktails, select international brands, house wine with dinner)
  • Kayaking
  • Windsurfing
  • Hobie cats
  • Tennis
  • Sauna and steam room
  • Access to fitness facilities
  • Wi-Fi
  • Disco
  • Daily activities
  • Nightly entertainment
  • 151 rooms
  • 4 restaurants
  • 5 bars 
  • 1 pool
  • Clothing optional beach, pools, and Multi-couple infinity
  • Jacuzzi
  • Fitness facilities
  • Tennis
  • 2 courts
  • Beauty salon
  • Spa facilities 
  • Motorized water sports (fee)
  • 24 hr room service (charges may apply)
  • Free Wi-Fi in common areas
  • Shops
  • Concierge
  • Currency exchange

Deluxe Gardenview

  • Maximum Number of Adults 2
  • Maximum Occupancy 2
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Air-conditioned
  • Ceiling fan
  • Alarm clock
  • CD player
  • Telephone
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Slippers
  • Amenities kit
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Mini-bar
  • In-room safe
  • Satellite TV
  • Iron & Ironing board
  • Bathroom/Shower
  • Gardenview
  • 1 King or 1 Queen bed

Superior Gardenview Room

  • Maximum Number of Adults 2
  • Maximum Occupancy 2
  • 1 King bed
  • Living area
  • Air-conditioning 
  • LCD TV with cable
  • Telephone 
  • In-room safe
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Coffee maker
  • Hair dryer
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Bathrobes and slippers
  • Iron & Ironing board
  • Mini-bar (replenished daily with water, soft drinks and beer)
  • Alarm clock

Deluxe Oceanview

  • Maximum Number of Adults 2
  • Maximum Occupancy 2
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Air-conditioned
  • Ceiling fan
  • Alarm clock
  • CD player
  • Telephone
  • Shower only
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Slippers
  • Amenities kit
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Mini-bar
  • In-room safe
  • Satellite TV
  • Iron & Ironing board
  • Oceanview
  • 1 King or 1 Queen bed


El Arrecife

  • Buffet / Themed dinner
  • International
  • Dress code is Casual elegant


  • a la carte for dinner
  • International
  • Reservations required
  • Dress code is Sensual elegant


  • Buffet (lunch and snacks)
  • Italian


  • a la carte for dinner
  • Asian
  • Reservations required for Teppanyaki only
  • Dress code - Casual elegant


  • Melange Lobby bar
  • Nude Jacuzzi Lounge Bar
  • Tentazione Swim-up bar
  • Y Nightclub & Sin Room
  • Beach Bar

Spa Treatments

  • Body treatments
  • Couples treatments
  • Facial treatments 
  • Manicure treatments 
  • Massage therapy 
  • Pedicure treatments 
  • Waxing 
  • Body wraps 
  • Exfoliating session 
  • Aromatherapy massage    

Honeymoon Bonus - Receive a bottle of champagne in room and fruit basket in room. Request at time of booking. Marriage certificate dated within the last 3 months is required upon check-in. Subject to change.

Early Booking Bonus - This hotel may offer early booking bonuses at certain times of the year. If early booking bonuses apply to your vacation, prices shown online have already been adjusted accordingly. Please inquire for complete details.

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  • Desire Resort
    Riviera Maya,Mexico

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Desire Resort & Spa Riviera Maya
Carretera Cancun-Puerto Morelos Km 27.5 SM 12 Mza 41, Lote 1, Fracc. 2, Puerto Morelos 77580 Mexico

Some restaurants may be open for certain meals only and limited visits may apply. Reservations required and dress code in effect for a la carte restaurants. Time restrictions may apply for water sports.

Child pricing may only be available with select tour operators and valid for select dates and durations. Child pricing rules are subject to change without notice. Please contact one of our vacation specialists if you require assistance with child pricing.

Photo identification and/or credit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges.

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy. Rollaway beds and cribs (infant beds) may be available and should be requested at the time of booking; fees may apply.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in. Special requests cannot be guaranteed and may incur additional charges upon check-in to fulfil.

Hotels do not condone unruly behavior, parties in rooms, excessive noise or any other actions that violate the hotels terms of use. Guests may be removed from the property at their own expense in the event of any disturbance or complaint from other guests or hotel staff. cannot be held responsible for any guests who may be removed from the hotel due to a violation of rules. makes every effort to ensure that the information on this page is accurate, however, all information on this page is subject to change without notice. is not responsible for any changes, errors or omissions that may occur.