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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
  • Bruce P : Kansas City, Missouri

Excellent location, great service. Weather is unbelievable. Our first time at a clothing optional resort, but will definitely be back. Nightly entertainment was good. Rock and Roll band on Sunday evening was amazing had the courtyard full of dancing couples. The second band a couple of nights later only played about three songs that had people dancing. As soon as everyone got up the dance they stop playing that type of music. I don't really understand that approach. A good dance band or a dj who plays dance music each night in the outdoors courtyard would be ideal. The crowd is very high energy after laying around the pool all day and looking to dance.The disco is great, but something about dancing outside in a tropical location is stimulating. Didi, Honey, Victor and Jesus made sure the pool area and nightly entertainment were fun. Food was very good and never a wait to be seated. Italian cuisine night was the only disappointment.Only got disrupted by the timeshare people once but it was annoying as he followed us out of the lobby and kept pestering us until we just walked away.If you've ever wanted to experience the freedom of clothing optional, this is the place....First class!Also, the beach crew is terrific and kept the beach extremely clean compared to neighboring resorts. Rene is great for getting a day bed at the beach.$2 bills are great for tipping.

  • kimwM237ZX : San Diego, California
Always what we expect in this resort!

We have been there many times, but we are getting VERY annoyed with the time-share sales people. These guys are like flies on a coke can. They are ridiculous! You are paying thousands of dollars to have a nice romantic vacation and you are hit from the money you arrive to buy a membership. It is like paying $15 to see a new movie and being forced to watch 20 minutes of commercials! it is just not right. You are annoyed at the airport and then as soon as you arrive at the hotel JUST SAY NOThe worse part is when we first started going to Desire, the entry level room was $300 a night. Each time someone buys a membership, they shoot themselves in the foot, as the resort just raises the price the next year to make up fo the "discounted room rate." Whoops, then they forget to tell you there will be a up-charge for the all-inclusive feature and annual maintenance fees. So the memberships have driven the price from $300 a night to $678 a night, so where is the discount for the people that bought this membership years ago? And what of these memberships when someone else opens a liberal resort and everyone migrates there like they did from Hedo to Desire?The Grounds are immaculate, the food is good (better at the Pearl), and the energy is right up there to provide us a vacation we always expect. The PROS - a consistent resort, ready for you when you are ready to go. The CONS - the time-share membership people need to leave customers paying thousands of dollars alone.

  • patab13 : West Vancouver, Canada
We were disappointed this time around

We have been going to the resort for years and really look forward to each trip - beautiful location, clean, small, simple rooms, wonderful vibe and atmosphere - and wonderful staff and guests. This time we were disappointed. Not only was there construction going on in the main area - but worse - as the noise and noxious fumes would end when the construction was complete - but it seemed the food and entertainment quality had gone downhill from what we've come to expect. In particular the Asian restaurant that we really enjoy had changed their menu and their food which is usually very good(well prepared and fresh) was really terrible the two times we went. Dinner buffets were inconsistent - and a couple of the theme buffets in particular were really disappointing. Luxury prices but not luxury food. The saving grace for the resort this time around were the amazing staff who are always so wonderful and attentive - we look forward to seeing each of them every visit - they are awesome and I hope they are treated like gold. They are a huge part of what keep us coming back and I know from talking to many others - that they feel the same way! Hope things improve.

  • Couple_In_Love_12 : Virginia
3rd time just as good as the 1st

Our third time and just as great as the first. Previously only stayed 5 nights but that just never seems to be enough so we extended our stay this year to 7 nights. A bit tougher booking this year since it seems they are booked heavier than in the past. Perhaps Temptations being under remodel has something to do with it. All the Jr suites were booked well in advance so we settled on a standard garden suite. Not a big deal since we're seldom in the room anyway. Even so, the room was just as accommodating as the others, just a bit smaller. The weather this year was the best yet and the water was sufficiently warm. Of course the staff is still the absolute best to be found. The food, though always great, actually seemed to be a bit better than last year. We particularly enjoyed the Mexican cuisine evening in the open air area. While the evening entertainment our 1st visit was amazing it seemed to have slipped last year. However, it appears the management has taken the reviews seriously and stepped up the evening entertainment over last year. Still a bit needed to get to the level we experienced on our first trip but they'll get there. Would like to see the entertainment kicking off the disco return. The best part is reconnecting with all our friends and the staff. Many repeat guests tend to return the same week year after year (us included). It was really nice seeing so many couples we met over the past couple of years again. Managed to check off a couple of bucket list items this year. The one I can mention here is SCUBA diving. If you get a chance, I suggest seeing Rubin the dive instructor for a quick (free) demo and training in the pool. He was very patient, through, and encouraging. After the quick training a dive out at the reef is a once in a lifetime experience not to be passed by. I found the dive fee (one of the few extras you'll find here) to be quite reasonable. All in all another great time. See ya next year.

  • normalanthetwins : Virginia Beach, Virginia
Stay at Desires at Rivera Maya

It was nice to begin with but then the next to the last day they pushed trying to buy a timeshare there. And made you feel like you were staying there for free ityou didn't agree to buy one. And they wanted payment THEN!!! We told them not interested and not sure if we'd be traveling in the five years depending on age and economy. Wasn't pleasant 😳

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.