Welcome to Secrets Moxche Playa Del Carmen. The exquisite all inclusive resort is an adults only, kids free hotel offering a luxurious place to stay just north of Playa Del Carmen. The hotel towers hug the white sand beaches of the Caribbean. If you’re looking for a luxurious and secluded getaway in the heart of the Riviera Maya, look no further than Secrets Moxché Playa del Carmen. This stunning resort offers everything you could want in a tropical vacation, from pristine beaches to gourmet dining, all with an air of exclusivity and privacy that’s hard to come by in such a popular tourist destination.
Secrets Moxché Playa del Carmen is now part of Hyatt hotel’s program and guests can earn and burn points at this location. All Secret resorts became part of the growing World of Hyatt program when Hyatt took over AMR hotels. Secrets Moxché is just one of several hotels within the luxury all inclusive line of hotels.
Located just a few minutes north of Playa del Carmen, Secrets Moxché Playa del Carmen is a luxurious all inclusive resort that promises an unforgettable experience for its guests. The entire Yucatan is beautiful, but sometimes Cancun isn’t the place we want to be. Go further south and enjoy the beautiful less crowded shores of Playa Del Carmen.
The hotel is nestled on a stunning white sand beach, close to a golf course and two other hotels. The hotel is just 32 miles from Cancun international airport and just a 10-minute drive from Playa del Carmen’s famed Quinta Avenida (Fifth Avenue) for those looking to explore other parts of town during their stay.
Secrets Moxché Playa del Carmen opened in April 2022. In the Mayan language, Moxché loosely translates to “tree root,” and it’s a concept that is incorporated throughout the resort with live edge tables and wood accents throughout the rooms and hotel. The resort features two hotels, Secrets Moxche and Secrets Impression Moxche.
Like all good all- inclusive hotels, Secrets Moxche boasts amazing pools, beaches, and world class dining. There’s also private event space, available for parties, weddings and more!
Secrets Moxche Pools
There is no shortage of pools at Secrets Playa Del Carmen. Choose from one of 7 pools located throughout the prosperity, all with their own vibes and offering different types of places to relax. Two pools feature a swim up bar while another offers a beach bar with staff. No matter where you decide to land, or swim you’re going to be making a splash.
The first pool is a large lagoon with a very natural feel. On one side there is an elevated restaurant called Bamboo and a beach bar called The Cove on the opposite beach. Oftentimes live music will play at Bamboo, enhancing the atmosphere around the large but mostly shallow lagoon.
Next up is the main pool. This large pool has a cross design. Oftentimes in the early morning hours I would find a couple of people swimming laps. During the day, it was mostly people just relaxing in the water. There is no bar service in this pool but there are staff which come by to check on you from the other bars. The pool has a fantastic cross resort design and connects the lagoon to the pools going east and west, and then the two hotel towers from north to south.
Continue towards the beach and you will find the middle section of pools. Here there are also several hot tubs and very shallow pools. I found myself here more than once while seeking shade. There are also several hammocks above the water perfect for relaxing and reading in.
Next up, another pool which was about 4-5 feet in depth. This pool has a swim up bar known as Sugar Reef. This pool was mostly utilized for relaxing and having a conversation with a new friend over drinks. Most people standing around or laying around the side with a book or cocktail in hand.
Finally, the main pool. The main pool is located directly next to the beach. At the north end is the Mantaray swim-up bar, which was very lively during peak pool hours. Usually between 1-4pm. The activities team also host several events in this pool. Find people playing games from volleyball to bingo. There was even a football throwing contest. Next to Mantaray is also a small stage where musicians serenade the pool guests during the day.
Just when you thought there couldn’t be any more pools, guess what, the hotel features two man made cenotes. Tucked away between the main hotel tower and Sea Soul restaurant. These cenotes offer respite from the busy resort and due to the high walls, some fantastic shade.
Then, only for preferred Guests, there is an amazing rooftop pool overlooking the entire resort. This pool offers the best views and upgraded food and drink options from the Preferred club restaurant and bar.
Secrets Moxche Dining Options
What would a good hotel be without amazing food options? Secrets Moxche does not cut any corners when it comes to food. The hotel is home to an Executive Chef and three master chefs all internationally trained. Together Moxche brings you restaurant and food options from around the world. Offering over 10 unique array of international dining experiences, 11 if you could room service you cannot come to Secrets Moxche playa del carmen and ever leave hungry.
Dining options at Moche include
- Allora – Italian Cuisine
- Bamboo- Southeast Asian cuisine
- Barefoot Grill – Light Lunch Specialties
- Bisou- French Cuisine
- Dos Almas- Mexican Cuisine
- Ember- Fire Kitchen
- Market Café – international Buffet
- Seasoul- Fresh Seafood
- Suki- Pan-Asian Cuisine
- Observatory Preferred Rooftop – Mexican & International inspired meals
As a guest for only three nights I did not get to try everything. During my stay the highly sought after teppanyaki experience at Suki was sold out. All dining options are complimentary with every stay. Teppanyaki is among guests’ favorites.
Menu sample from the preferred club at breakfast time:
I did indulge at Ember, the fire kitchen offering amazing seafood cooked over open flames and smoked items. This was a fantastic dinner, followed by dinner at both Bamboo and Bisou. Bamboo offered great vegan options and the escargot at Bisou was among the highlights of my dinner experiences.
Lunch at Seasoul provided amazing ceviche and Yucatan inspired seafood recipes. Providing authentic flavors from the regions. Barefoot Grill was popular among guests for western items such as pizza, burgers, and caribbean jerk chicken. Which was not too spicy.
The resort also features a fantastic 24 hour coffee shop. Find light bites, ice cream, and handcrafted espresso drinks any time, night or day. Or spice up your coffee with a shot of baileys or Kahlua.
For those looking to upgrade their dining experience there is an opportunity to take part in the Omakase tasting menu at suki with a chef’s tasting and sake pairing menu. This experience is extremely limited and needs to be booked in advance.
Feeling hungry after the bar or late at night. Stop by one of the resort taco stands for authentic local flavors.
All inclusive Alcohol & Bars
The most common complaint I hear from guests who book all inclusive is the lack of decent alcohol options or long lines at the Bars. This is never the case at Moxche. The hotel features over 10 bars and not once did I ever see more than 2 or 3 people in line at a bar. Staff are quick to make a drink or whip up a cocktail for guests. The only real complaint about the many different venues was the lack of menu. Sometimes wanting something to guide me to a staff favorite or speciality drink, I was left using my own imagination. Yet, when asking for suggestions, staff were always friendly and happy to suggest something.
Also, Secrets resort features premium alcohol. Staff would often ask me what brand of alcohol I wanted. Hendricks, Tanqueray, Stoli, Absolute, Don Julio etc. It was all available. International premium alcohol included in the stay.
Another fun part of the hotel is their sports bar. A great place to catch a sporting event on TV this bar was a popular place during sporting events.
The resort also features unique feature to the resort is the exquisite wine club and cellar. Offering 120 different labels of wine and curtail tasting experiences.
Secrets Moxché Entertainment
For those looking for something more to do than lay around a beach bar or swim at the pool, the resort offers endless day and nighttime activities. Head down to the beach for a swim, or utilize the resort’s sports equipment. Go kayaking or paddle boarding or snorkel and discover the ocean’s floor. There’s both beach and pool volleyball and an activity team leading Yoga, meditation, and games throughout the day.
The hotel features both a tennis court and one of the only racquetball courts in Playa del carmen. Centrally located, the hotel is also a perfect spot to get to all the other fun activities around playa from 4×4 rides to zipping, the hotel is only 10 – 20 minutes away from everything which you can self book.
After the sun goes down, head to the Moxche Theater which features a different nightly show. From Cirque du Soleil inspired shows to live music with song and dance, the Moche theater is an entertaining way to watch a show each night. After the show guests can dance the night away in the Gypsy Club.
The Gypsy Club is a fun speakeasy, only accessible via a daily password. Just go to the resort pharmacy and you will be well taken care of by the mixologists.
For the luxurious seekers, there’s of course the world class Spa for relaxing. Secrets resorts spas are committed to redefining and elevating the all inclusive experience. I took part in a wonderful hydrotherapy treatment and enjoyed the spa’s private pool, sauna, and steam rooms.
The spa also features private cabana’s for couples, VIP suites, and a huge bridal suite. Making this resort an awesome option for wedding parties.
The Spa’s 5 vip cabins have access to their own private pools. Offering a great way to disconnect from the world and the rest of the resort before or after a private spa treatment.
There are also 16 regular spa rooms and the very unique Wellness center. The wellness center is a private cabana which can host spa parties for up to 20 people. From massages to manicures and more the wellness center features a private juice bar, and a learning inspiration bar where treatments are customized to each person and guests can pick and learn about different natural ingredients utilized in their custom treatments.
Room & Suites
Secrets Moxche Playa Del Carmen resort has 485 lavish suites offering luxurious amenities, stunning views, and array room options for every budget. The rooms are stunning! The exquisite taste and exotic views will capture your heart at secrets moxché.
My suite featured a huge king size bed, a sitting area, a mini bar which was restocked daily and an amazing ocean view. Overlooking the entire resort, pools, and ocean the balcony was my favorite part of the room. Plus each balcony features an oversize tub. A perfect place to relax with a glass of bubbles.
The bathroom was also truly amazing. Featuring double sinks and a huge rainfall shower with a beautiful teak wood bench. The bathroom also had a window to the room which could be slid closed for additional privacy.
The suites offer a contemporary design with an earthy feel including luxurious amenities such as top of the line bath amenities. Secrets Moxche really things of everything even providing guests with sunscreen, bug spray, lotion and more!
My Stay at Secrets Moxche Playa del Carmen was not long enough. After just a short 3 days, I didn’t want to leave. The hotel was stunning and offered a luxurious experience at every turn. Staff are outgoing and friendly. They anticipate guests’ needs. The concierges are helpful and stay aware of every one’s experience to ensure the best options and make your stay that much better. Staff rarely say you are welcome, but instead answer with, “It’s my pleasure.” Secrets Moxche All inclusive resort is not your typical all inclusive, but instead an elevated luxurious experience that leaves you longing for more.
After two different stays in Playa Del Carmen, I can say, Secrets moxche is where you go to relax and unwind and Thompson Playa Del Carmen is where you go for a city party. If you’re looking for your perfect vacation in the Riviera maya, contact me at Scott & Thomas Travel to book your next stay.