Top Cabanas: The Most Luxurious Way to Lounge

In Los Cabos, Play, Play, Play, Playa del Carmen & Tulum, Puerto Vallarta, Stay, Stay, Stay by Suzanne Koch

Does it get any more luxe than a day spent lounging in your own private cabana? Not really. Which is why we rounded up some of the best cabanas Mexico has to offer—and they’re not all limited to poolside locations. These cabanas range from oceanfront to rooftop and they all happen to be located at some of our favorite resorts. Along with cozy, private areas these cabanas offer some top-tier amenities (just like the resorts they’re located at) like private plunge pools and personal butlers. Keep reading to find your perfect cabana fit.



One & Only Palmilla

Cozy up all day (9 a.m. to 5 p.m.) in one of three private coves complete with a floating net bed and a private palapa area with a floating bed. Cabanas include pool concierge services via mobile phones so guests can request anything they may need, from water bottles, fresh towels and face moisturizers to a tasty lunch and more.

Floating Bed: $300 for full day



Thompson Playa del Carmen

Skip the beach and post up on the 30,000-sq.-ft. rooftop at Thompson Playa del Carmen which includes a rooftop pool; two dining outlets, CATCH and Cinco; and five standard and two premium cabanas, both which include a food and beverage credit. Not to mention, the rooftop is the highest point in Playa del Carmen so expect some pretty breathtaking views of the surrounding downtown area.

Small Cabana: $400 ($300 food & beverage credit)
Large Cabana: $800 ($600 food & beverage credit)



Las Ventanas al Paraiso, a Rosewood Resort

Relax in Mexico’s only beachside cabanas to include private plunge pools and Jacuzzis. These colorful gems include personal butlers that offer welcome drinks, iPads and iPods, Evian spray and sunscreens and full food and beverage service. Each deluxe cabana also features a lounge deck and seating with flexible shading and shower. Guests can also choose to enjoy beach dinners and cinema experiences for a “dive-n-dine” evening. Or, book the Best of Paradise package that includes a four-night stay with one full-day beach cabana rental among other treats like a beach dinner, facial massages and more.

Beach Cabanas: Starting at $250 for half day, $375 for full day, depending on season



The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort

Located at the Adult Pool, the resort’s eight cabanas include a TV, a DVD player, an iPod station, a phone, WiFi, a minibar and the luxurious services of pool butlers who can provide anything from wet towels, smoothie tasters, fresh fruit, sunscreen, magazines, books, sun glass wipes and body spray to fresh food and beverages from the resort’s Marietas Restaurant. And if you decide to wander away from your cabana for a little sun, the pool’s surrounding surface area is made of locally gathered marble, a unique material that always remains cool no matter how hot it may get, so you can stay cool even outside the cabana.

Pool Cabanas: $175 to $250



Pueblo Bonito Pacifica Golf & Spa Resort

These curtained beach beds are located directly on the resort’s stunning beach surrounded by warm, golden sand. The private beds come complete with a dedicated Pacifica butler for any beachside needs like delivering gourmet food, beverages, sunblock and more. Upgrade your sunny day experience with enticing features like freshly made ceviche and berry smoothies, private surf fishing instruction, a private chef to prepare fresh ceviche and a private umbrella table for a ceviche lunch and handcrafted cocktails. The resort also offers a romantic candle-lit dinner complete with a musical trio, a private bonfire, guests’ desired menu and beach beds.

Private Beach Bed: $195 for two people
Private Dinner on the Beach: $600 for two people



The Cape, a Thompson Hotel

Sprawl out at this beachfront retreat that offers views of El Arco and a happening rooftop scene—the only rooftop lounge in Cabo San Lucas to be exact. A variety of cabanas are available including pool cabanas and rooftop cabanas. For a fun nighttime experience, book a rooftop cabana (with most holding up to 10 people) during “The Rooftop Presents,” events that take place during the magical late night hours of 8 p.m. and 2 a.m.

Pool Deluxe Cabanas: $150 (minimum food & beverage spend)
Pool VIP Cabanas: $500 (minimum food & beverage spend)
The Rooftop Cabanas: $230 per person


Feature Photo: Las Ventanas al Paraiso, a Rosewood Resort

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