desire riviera maya resort

Puerto Morelos, Mexico - Cancun Area

Desire Riviera Maya Resort & Spa

Desire Resort is an adults only, couples only liberal resort which opened in May 2003 near Puerto Morelos, Mexico, about 15-20 minutes from the Cancun International Airport.


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Desire attracts adult, couples only.  The resort is lifestyle friendly. Nudity is not required and participation is completely voluntary - not compulsory   If revealing costumes, adult themes, sensual behavior among adults or nudity may offend you, please contact your travel advisor for options to visit other adult venues.

Resort Overview

Owners of the Desire Riviera Maya classify it as a "Deluxe" property, to reflect its various services and amenities offered. See Fact Sheet link shown below.

Desire Riviera Maya Resort is one of two Desire properties catering to hedonistic adult activity.  Both resorts are:  Couple Only, All inclusive and Clothing Optional.   If you don't know what hedonistic might mean... you would be advised to call us first before booking this resort. But... suffice it to say... there may be a fairly "highly-charged" sensual atmosphere at the resort. The resort is promoted as welcoming only Male/Female Couples only. No singles, triples or quads permitted.  But, typically in August, the resort may feature a promotion where a 3rd person (female) is welcome to share a room with a sponsoring couple (male/female).

Nude Beach Status at Desire Riviera Maya:
According to the Management of Desire Riviera Maya, the owners of a new hotel property nearby (Breathless Resort) are aware that Desire Resort is nudist friendly.  Therefore, the new Breathless hotel's status is to be topless next door to Desire.   Further, Desire management stated there is no law or restriction for being nude on Desire's beach or at the hotel at Desire Riviera Maya.  See the map of Desire Riviera Maya below.  Click on it to enlarge the image.

Printable fact sheet for DESIRE RESORT in PDF format  

Virtual Tour of Desire Resort

Room Numbers and Locations

Getting There

Did You Know...

When you book with us round trip airport transfers are included at no extra cost compliments of Castaways Travel.

See: 12 Reasons to use Castaways Travel

Desire Riviera Maya Resort & Spa is about 12 miles southwest of the Cancun airport on the beach near a fishing village called Puerto Morelos.

Puerto Morelos, a non-touristy town of 2,500, is the first village 20 miles south of Cancun city. Another popular tourist area, Playa del Carmen is another 20 minutes further south of the resort - so you're secluded but close to most things for night life and shopping, if you can't find enough action at the resort.

U.S. Citizens: Passports are required for international air travel to all destinations outside the USA.

Cancun is a world-class vacation area, served by numerous airlines from North America, South America, and Europe. Both scheduled air carriers, as well as charter flights, fly to Cancun with frequent service from just about anywhere.

Taxis are plentiful and all major rental car companies are located at the Cancun airport. A shuttle from the airport is the cheapest way to reach the resort. You can arrange for shuttle service in the arrivals hall near the airport exit. Airport transfers can range from $30-$150/person, depending upon type of vehicle selected. Price subject to change without notice. Taxi rates are typically fixed prices for transportation from the airport. Puerto Morelos has taxis that serve the resort, just a few minutes from the town's square.

ALERT  If you have pre-arranged airport transfer before you enter your vehicle, confirm the driver knows where to take you and make sure he knows how to get there.  The majority of the time, the driver speaks English and if there is any doubt while you’re at the curb BEFORE you depart, ask a Supervisor at the dispatch desk where you check it to confirm: 1)  Driver knows the correct name of the resort, 2) Directions or location of the resort. and 3) How to get there.

WARNING:  There are two (2) Desire Resorts on the Riviera Maya 5 miles apart.  Make sure your driver knows the correct resort you've booked.

Water taxis to and from Cozumel are also available from Playa del Carmen and from Cancun. Water taxi tickets can be purchased right at the dock.

Frequent bus service to other parts of Mexico is also available in Puerto Morelos at the terminal located downtown on 5th Avenue.


Desire Resort & Spa's package is all inclusive which means all the following are provided for in one price.

• Accommodations

• All meals (buffet breakfast, lunch, and dinner)

• "A la carte" dining at specialty restaurant (reservations required)

• Daytime snacks

• Drinks, wine, beer, and refreshments

• Day & evening entertainment program

• Non-motorized water sports program (kayak, windsurf boards, sails & Catamaran)

• Tennis, ping-pong and board games

• Au-natural beach area

• Au-natural outdoor Jacuzzi and lounge area

• Use of sauna and steam-room

• Hotel taxes and tips

• 24-hour room service

• 24-hour food and beverage service

• Mini bar, bathrobes, CD players in all rooms

• DVD in Jacuzzi and Passion Suites

The resort's spa includes additional services you can purchase such as beauty treatments, massages, manicures, pedicures, etc.

Electricity is 110v just like in the USA. You will need a converter/adapter if your appliances require 220v.


Some of the areas are au naturel or nude but most of the resort's grounds do require some type of clothing. In those cases, the resort is CASUAL, with beachwear the norm from thongs to shorts. Most guys and girls wear shorts, T shirts, cover-ups, see throughs and polos for meals during the day but in the evenings you can expect anything and everything from casual to leather and lace depending on what the evenings theme may be. Some may actually "dress up" for dinner although it's not required. Most combinations of undress are found on the beach and around the water sports areas.

Generally, the main pool, a large hot tub and lounging deck upstairs and a major portion of the beach are nude or clothing optional.

The basic amenities at the resort include:
• Ocean front swimming pool with social activities
• Four restaurants
• Snack bar poolside
• Five bars (Melange, Disco, Jacuzzi Lounge, Pool and Il'Piacere)
• Disco Lounge & on premises party room for couples only
• Au-natural outdoor Jacuzzi Lounge with sit down & swim-up bars
• Au-natural beach area
• Guest only-Couple Only playroom behind the disco bar
• Water sports (non-motorized)
• Desire Resort Logo Shop
• Ping pong tables
• Tennis court
• Premium wines and liquors available for purchase
• Honeymoon package available

All rooms have updated plumbing, water supply, and air conditioning improvements.

Contact us about the RATES section for more about the 4 room categories available.

Desire Resort & Spa Riviera Maya activities and entertainment program has been designed with fun and sensually themed activities both day and night lead by Desire Riviera Maya friendly Activities Team. If you are an active participant or just relaxed spectator, you are sure to be enticed by our playful and provocative program of sports, games, and entertainment.

During the day, guests will enjoy a broad array of sports activities: yoga classes, sexy aqua fitness, water polo and basketball, beach and water volleyball and many more beach and pool games. For the more adventurous we offer sexy wishes, sexy darts, belly dance, pole dance lessons and the famous daily “Desire Time” couples only contests hosted by our Desire Riviera Maya Team that is sure to amuse, surprise and seduce even the most reserved of character.

The resort offers assistance with booking scuba diving tours and private clothing optional cruises for couples only.


Saturday - Desireland  - Corsets, Pasties, Little Dress, Burlesque
Sunday - Mysterious Masquerade -  Women: Masks & Lingerie   Men:  Masks & Cloaks

MONDAY - Masters and Mistresses - Latex and Leather

TUESDAY - Red Carpet Attire - Famous Movie Couples

WEDNESDAY - Let It Glow - Anything That Glows

THURSDAY - Gods & Goddesses - Mythological Gods & Goddesses

FRIDAY - Latin Fever - Tropical,Fedoras, Flowered Shirts

SATURDAY - Desireland - Corsets, Pasties, Little Dress, Burlesque

SUNDAY - Mysterious Masquerade -  Women: Masks & Lingerie   Men:  Masks & Cloaks

NOTE: The resort has costumes and clothing for sale or rent in theBoutique/Logoshop to match the night themes..

ALERT: Theme nights are subject to change without notice. If theme nights are important to you, let us know so the current schedule can be determined….but please be forewarned: Themes can change in the middle of the week.

A few more reminders from the Resort:
• Appropriate dress attire is required in restaurants.
• Due to the nature of our Resort, please respect all guests. Photos or videotaping in public areas is NOT permitted.
• Please refrain from overt sexual activities in public areas.
• Please treat all guests with the utmost respect, and remember the Golden Rule: "NO" means "NO."
• The reservation of the Palapa Beds is not permitted. If belongings are found on the beds or beach chairs, they will be sent to the front desk as Lost & Found.
• The Hotel is not responsible for lost items left out of the safety deposit box.
• The resort is proud to provide you with a secure, open- minded climate in which you may fully enjoy your DESIRE vacation. However, it is a firm company policy that all staff members are strictly forbidden from interacting intimately with guests; to do so will result in their immediate dismissal.

JACUZZI FOAM PARTY (Resort's description... who writes this stuff?)
"The Party at Desire!” just took on a new meaning. Each Tuesday, Desire sets the mood for a different erotic night. The Disco will be closed to take the night to another level. The world famous Roof Top Jacuzzi Lounge will be the perfect place to forget about your inhibitions and join bubbling Desire Party, where the best music, sensual and erotic dancers, aphrodisiac cocktails and adult fun will reign. NOTE: This event is subject to change without notice.

Here are the Top 5 suggestions from repeat guests at Desire Resort Riviera Maya:

1 • Have your bathing suit handy
Pack your bathing suit and a change of beachwear in your carry on luggage so if you arrive early, leave your bags at reception, change your travel clothes and enjoy the pool and beach before you move into your room once it's cleaned and refreshed.

2 • Enjoy a last minute Spa treatment before heading home
If you have a late flight back home, stay at the hotel until you just have to leave. Although check-out is 12 noon, continue to enjoy all the facilities at the hotel before your departure. Have a relaxing shower and change in the Spa; leave your luggage in reception once you check out of your room.

3 • Be ready to party
Make the most of your stay, review the program of activities, theme nights and entertainment prior arrival. Bring costumes or suitable clothing to fully enjoy the nightly themes.

4 • Plan and book your dinners and tours upon arrival
Review the weekly dinner program upon arrival with guest services. A different buffet is offered every night and for A La Carte restaurants, make your reservations upon arrival. Check the tour desk for optional activities and events off site.

5 • Attend the resort's Meet and Greet
If this is the first time you've visited Desire, attend the management cocktail reception each Tuesday at 6:30 PM to meet the resort's executive staff and other guests.

DESIRE FANTASY MENU (Contents and prices subject to change without notice)

Private Romantic Dinner by the Beach: You fantasize about it… we’ll make it happen! $150 USD

What is the fantasy like? Live the passion and allow yourself to be carried away by the sensuality of this private romantic Dinner for 2. Under the moonlight with the stars as the only witness of that magic moment… Experience this unique time with your loved one toasting with Sparkling Wine and delighting yourself with our 4-course dinner while you feel the magnetism of our mystic beach.

Includes: • 1 Bottle of Sparkling Wine • 4-Course dinner by the beach.

Sex on the Beach  You fantasize about it… we’ll make it happen! $150 USD

What is the fantasy like? Is there a scenario on this world sexier than the beach? We doubt it… Having a pleasure time, under the moonlight and the stars, is a fantasy that now you can make true! We’ll prepare the perfect love bed with hot music and the exact details that will turn it into the time of your life… Enjoy with your couple a bottle of Sparkling Wine and strawberries with chocolate…

Includes: • 1 Love bed • 1 Bottle of Sparkling Wine • Strawberries with chocolate

Seductive and Exciting   You fantasize about it… we’ll make it happen! $250 USD

What is the fantasy like? Are you celebrating a special occasion like a birthday or just feeling like trying something different to get you and your partner or group in the mood? Look no further! Our finest strippers will do the trick. What a better way to spend the night than sipping your favorite drink and being well taken care of by a sexy dancer? Let us turn this night into one you will not want to forget! * It can take place in your bedroom or our play room during the day time.

Includes: • 1 Male or Female stripper + Sparkling Wine • Extra stripper: $150 (Each)

The Gazebo of Passion Dinner and S*x   You fantasize about it… we’ll make it happen! $250 USD

What is the fantasy like? Enjoy the most private, delicious and erotic dinner at our unique gazebo where you will be accompanied by the sounds of ocean waves, the moonlight and the sea breeze, the perfect setting to let your passion run wild. As the natural backdrop of the quiet Caribbean Sea will heighten your senses, you will be seduced in every moment. Includes: • A 4-course meal • Delicious Sparkling Wine • Sensual recorded music • “Love Beach Bed”, chocolate, strawberries or the sweets of your preference.

Fun & Games at Sea - In Cancun:    For a great getaway and change of pace, sign up for Steve Wright's BoobsCruise.  The BoobsCruise operates virtually every day and you'll get your money's worth, meet some fun people and have a chance maybe to get a tan all over. Did we mention the rules are pretty simple. Have fun.  Load at the dock adjacent to Temptation Resort, Cancun hotel zone.  Sign up -

Group Trips

If you are unsure of a destination, or not sure if you will easily meet people when you get there, our group trips are the perfect answer. We’ve been there, we know what to do, where to go, and generally how to get the most for your dollar. PLUS... most of the time we have special contract rates for our Group Trips (but you have to contact us directly as these prices do not show up in the online booking engines.

Check out our Desire Riviera Maya Group Trips here


Use this link from our parent company, Fox Travel - Associate - American Express Travel, to pre-book your excursions, tours, and sightseeing before you arrive at the resort. Typically, tours and sightseeing include pick up at your hotel.

With the hotel close to everything, you can choose from many activities when you leave the resort. Here's just a partial list of things to do:

Shopping in Cancun, cruising the bars/discos/clubs in Playa del Carmen or Cancun, snorkeling and swimming in the natural lagoons at Xcaret or Xel-ha to the south, visiting the Mayan ruins at Chichen Itza to the northwest or Tulum to the south, fishing or diving on the Mayan Reef, the second longest barrier reef in the world, extending all the way to Belize. Optional escorted tours with driver and guide can be arranged at the resort, with transportation that will pick you up right at the resort for your guided tour.

Did You Know...

Castaways Travel KNOWS the surrounding area including Cancun and Playa del Carmen to help you plan to get the most out of your holiday in and around Desire and the local areas.

See: 12 Reasons to use Castaways Travel

Or, choose to swim with the Atlantic bottlenose dolphin just off the beach or ride horseback in the nearby jungle. If you want to see more of the area, you can go down to Playa del Carmen and catch a water taxi to cross the channel to Cozumel for about $8-$12/person/round trip (prices subject to change without notice). The trip takes about 30-45 minutes, depending upon the weather….or if the waves are running high. Deep sea/bill fishing and SCUBA diving can be arranged from the hotel, too.

For a fun night life experience in Playa del Carmen at an upscale watering hole and guest hotel, try the Deseo Bar & Cantina off of 5th Avenue. A slick place to be sure and not just the same old thing as you would find "bar hopping." Ask any local there where the Deseo is located. You can't get lost on 5th Avenue... the street only runs 10-15 blocks and is arguably the "heart" of "Playa." There are numerous other places to hang your hat in Playa including Sr. Frogs, the Blue Parrot plus lots of other hang out. Cancun has its share of night life including the Krystal and other night clubs. Have fun!


Desire Riviera Maya offers the following dining and "libation" options. (Days of operation and schedules vary by season)


El Arrecife: El Arrecife, Desire’s contemporary buffet-style restaurant, serving the most amazing culinary creations, has stood the test of time, as it continues to be a popular choice amongst our guests here at Desire. Whether it be for breakfast or dinner, you will be tempted by the wide variety of perfectly displayed, mouth-watering dishes.

Tentazione: Surrounded by the spectacular view of Mexico’s Caribbean Sea, Tentazione, located poolside at Desire Riviera Maya Resort, is the perfect place to grab a bite to eat with your loved one. Its casual atmosphere invites you to discover a vast array of the most delectable, hot & cold dishes, making every meal a true delight. This spectacular lunch buffet, is open daily from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m., serving up everything from salads, ceviche, and pizzas, to top-notch main courses, including; USDA Choice Steak, Roast Beef, Center-Cut Pork Chops, Chicken Tenderloin, & fresh Seafood. At Desire, our couples only, all-inclusive resort we are proud to offer great tasting, hearty meals, all prepared with the highest quality ingredients and impeccable presentation. Tentazione is the perfect dining option for those who don’t want to miss a beat, it is the ideal place to see and be seen. Whether seeking an exuberant lunch, or just a simple snack, Tentazione is the right place.* Days of operation may vary depending upon weather conditions

Suki:  Desire’s innovative Asian fusion restaurant, has taken guests by storm with its creative interpretations of traditional Asian cuisine. From the moment you and your lover walk through the door, you will embark on a luxurious journey of exquisite flavors. Feel the passion in Suki’s signature menu which emphasizes freshness, presentation and above all, flavor, serving up everything from Thai to Sashimi, Sushi to Teppanyaki, amongst a wide array of other exquisite dishes. Guests should be able to recall with pinpoint accuracy the flavor they experience in every bite. Our chefs punctuate intimate bursts of flavor at the start of the meal to set the stage, and again at the end of the meal for reflection. Asian food combined with the Desire dining experience is both calming and rejuvenating, we aim to feed your body, mind, and soul all at once, in a one-of-a kind, gastronomic love affair. Suki is open for dinner only & reservations are only required for the Teppanyaki tables. Although Desire is a clothing-optional resort, this restaurant has an elegant-casual dress code.

Sahlo  Discover the erotic side to dining, at Desire’s signature aphrodisiac restaurant, Sahló.  This sensual, romantic restaurant serves aphrodisiac-inspired international cuisine in an intimate, warm and passionate atmosphere. Surprise pairings, exotic dishes and a selection of premium wines, all offer a unique experience that will delight your taste buds and ignite your senses. Sahló is open for dinner only & reservations are required. Although Desire is a clothing-optional resort, this restaurant has a sensual-elegant dress code.

Coconut Snack & Grill: The area open for lunch and snacks is re-designed to be more functional and is new.

Room Service: (additional fee)   Enjoy Desire’s complete room service menu from the privacy of your own room 24-hours a day. Snuggle up for breakfast in bed, have a delicious late afternoon lunch or
simply a romantic evening in with your favorite companion.* Due to the nature of our property days of operation may vary according to weather conditions.

Restaurants* Days of operation will vary as per weather conditions.


Melange Bar   This is the place where guests meet in a relaxed atmosphere while tasting seductive cocktails 24-hours a day. Everyday, the Melange Bar is witness to friends getting together, flirtatious encounters and lingering romantic moments of guests, who come to this location in search of the greatest sensual adventure of their lives. Every night you’ll enjoy great music and may even come across a sexy live performance. You can also enjoy a late night snack from 11:00 p.m. until 4:00 a.m., which includes pizza & sandwiches. *This bar is not a clothing-optional area.

Jacuzzi Lounge Bar   The notorious roof-top, clothing-optional Jacuzzi lounge & bar features a 30-person hot tub finished in Venetian tile with views ranging from the bright blue-greens of the Caribbean Sea to the earth-tone beiges of the Mayan jungle. A circular, tempered crystal 'see-and-be-seen' open air shower adjacent to the Jacuzzi, offers a 360° view of the Lounge with stunning views stretching from the turquoise sea to the lush surrounding jungle.  Comfortable sun beds that surround this enormous Jacuzzi are available if your desire is to lie down in the hot sun of the Caribbean while sipping your favorite cocktail, enjoying the company of other guests. It is open from 1 pm until 3:00 am.

Sahlo Cocktail Bar   As a complement to the restaurant, this bar features the sensual decoration of our Sahló restaurant, making it a seductive spot for a pre-dinner drink. It is the perfect space for you and your companion to converse, sip a cocktail and meet with other guests. It has a casual-elegant dress code and opens from 6:00 pm until 10:00 pm.

Tentazione Bar (2-sided bar, wet & dry) Here you can get a refreshing drink or a fantastic cocktail while enjoying our oceanfront pool and pristine beach. It’s the perfect place to watch and be watched while lying down and sipping the drink of your choice with a gorgeous view. Every day, this perfect people-watching spot opens from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm for those who want a drink while enjoying their desired vacation, exciting activities or just chilling in the sun.

Beach Bar  Perfectly located, this bar can offer you the brew or cocktail of your choice without ever having to leave the beach, thanks to our friendly waiter service and amazing bartenders.

Open according to the season, this bar is the perfect place to live your vacation to the fullest while enjoying the light and open-minded environment of our clothing-optional resort.

Y Night Club and   Lounge   The pulsating heart of Desire is the “Y” Night Club, a place of throbbing beats, heated bodies, and exciting music. Here, couples arrive as strangers and leave as friends. This is the place where you can dance the night away or even enjoy some erotic pole dance. Wear your most sensual attire according to the ever-changing evening theme and leave everyone astonished by your sex appeal!  The adjacent adult room is exclusive for guests because only guests know what happens inside. Decorated with dark windows, lounge beds and carpet, this is the place where the wildest part of your vacation takes place.

The “Y” Night Club is open from 10:00 p.m. until 2:00 a.m. Its days of operation vary by season. You are welcome to ask our staff about its schedule for your visit.  ***Important note: These spaces are for couples only

 Rates and Rooms

Special offers apply to certain travel dates and seasons. An Early Booking Discount offer may apply to certain travel dates. NOTE: Discounts typically apply to the Garden View room accommodations. Please ask your Castaways travel counselor about these and other specials that may apply to your date of travel.desire-riviera-maya-room-map

See the room diagram at right for room locations & categories >>>

Room rates vary seasonally and are subject to change without notice as are the special offers the resort promotes occasionally. Typically, room rates may vary from about $200/person/night up to $400/person/night. Prices subject to change without notice. NOTE: Reservations made On Line do not include airport transfers.... they're extra.

Garden View Room or Ocean View Room
The resort describes them as "Exquisitely decorated Villa Rooms offering a lush garden view or ocean view featuring: King or Queen beds, Air conditioning, Satellite TV and Music selection, Telephone, Safety deposit box, Bathroom with shower, Coffee maker, Blow dryer and Balcony or terrace."

Jacuzzi Suite
The resort describes them as having: One king bed, Air conditioning, Satellite TV and Music selection, Telephone, Safety deposit box, Spacious bathroom with Jacuzzi large enough for two couples, Coffee maker, Blow dryer, Welcome bottle of sparkling wine upon arrival, Use of bathrobes, and a Balcony or terrace.

Passion Suite
The resort describes them as containing a Bedroom with King bed, Sensual living room connecting with the bedroom, Daily Continental Breakfast on terrace, Daily afternoon Hors d' oeuvres with sparkling wine on terrace, Air conditioning, Satellite TV and Music selection, Telephone, Electronic safety deposit box, Coffee maker, Blow dryer, Spacious bathroom complete with a Jacuzzi large enough for two couples, Welcome bottle of sparkling wine upon arrival, Use of bathrobes, Spacious ocean view terrace suitable for leisurely breakfast and romantic dinners

Desire Suite

Here's what the breathless P/R hype says about these accommodations:

Four elegant, sexy suites are Extravagant. Extraordinary. Extreme… An invitation to fantasy.  four beachfront Desire Suites will indulge you in a world of provocative pleasures. Provoked by sultry air and inspired by passion, these unique spaces promise mind-blowing moments for you and your couple. Using a mix of subtle and smooth, with soft colors and sensual curves, the suites set the stage for the unexpected, and the rest is up to you, as you ignite the flame of passion and awaken your most exotic fantasies. Live the magic of waking up in one of four exclusive suites, where you can relax in your loft-style second floor bedroom with a king-size memory foam bed, dressed in 400-ct. sheets, with a private bathroom and walk-in closet. After a moment of morning intimacy, lose yourself in ecstasy as you dine on your private terrace, relax in your Bali Bed (at the beach), or perhaps take a dip in your swim up, whichever satisfies your current mood. And if you are craving space for friendly encounters, your oversized living space with pole dance table and fully stocked bar are sure to take your experience to a whole new level. Desire Suites, where fantasy becomes reality…

What’s included:
Round-trip airport transportation, VIP Check-in, Distinguished guest bracelet, Vonage phone, Room Service, Swim-up Pool, Exclusive beach beds & chairs, Private concierge, Private butler, Preferential, restaurant reservations, Möet upon arrival, Sparkling wine daily, Turn-down service &Tantra Sex Amenities

In-Room Comfort Amenities:
High-speed internet, Memory Foam bed, 400 thread count sheets, Pillow menu, Dining area for 6 people, Slippers, Brand name bath amenities, Indoor silk bathrobe + Beach bathrobe, Beach Towels, Surround system, Espresso machine/Teas, Fully-stocked bar, Pole dance table.

Exterior Amenities:
• Swim up pool
• Private terrace w/ breakfast table
• Bali Bed (at the beach)

  • Desire Riviera Maya Resort | Desire Suites

NOTE: Special offers apply to certain travel dates and seasons. Early booking offers apply to certain travel dates. Please ask your travel counselor about these and other specials that may apply to your date of travel.

Room Count: 26 Ocean view, 16 Standard 48 Garden-view, 4 Jacuzzi Suites with Ocean View, 2 Jacuzzi Suites with Garden View, 10 Oceanfront Passion Suites plus 4 Desire Suites

 Desire Group Trips
Don't forget to check out our group trip listings to see what's Group Trips are coming up for Desire Riviera Maya Resort and other resort trips as well. Our Group Trips are a BLAST, and often save you money.

Room Basics

• Vanity armoire • Air conditioning (Individual climate control) • LCD screen TV • Satellite TV, with an interactive menu, in-room movies • Telephone • Safe • Bathroom with shower and glass shower doors • Exclusive bath amenities • Bathrobes • Coffee maker • Hair dryer • Balcony or terrace • Iron and board • In-room bar stocked with: water, beer & soft drinks • CD player/alarm clock - See more at:



↔ The consensus of most of our clients seems to be: You will love it or hate it, depending upon the amount of fun you have or what type of experience you're looking for. Couples looking for a liberal atmosphere and sensual ambiance may find it at Desire, while others may judge the experience to be "over the top.".

↔  The resort can be a bit crowded if it's sold out especially if a group is on site when you're there on your vacation. If no group is in the house, the resort can be somewhat tame by comparison.

↑↑↑ The liberal atmosphere specifically catering to hedonistic couples attracts its share of the market….especially when an adults only group is in the resort.

↑↑↑ Room rates for Garden and Ocean view accommodations are priced at those comparable to similar adults-only Jamaican resorts such as Couples, Swept Away and Hedonism.

↑↑↑ The rooftop hot tub and disco party room are the most likely places for adult fun.

↑↑↑ Desire is close to the airport and near lots of sightseeing on the Yucatan Peninsula

↔  Desire has a Time Share program that you might want .. or might not want to consider. Some see it as an intrusion and pushy and others see some value in it.

Age Ranges

Guest ages are likely to vary from the lower 20s to over 60, with most in their 30's to 50's. Couples Only.

Best Time To Go

Year round. Late summer - August and September - can be more humid and prone to storms in the Caribbean. Also, remember that this is Mexico and while even in the summer months there's usually a cooling breeze off the water, but once you go inland or into town... it can get really hot. Also remember that you're in the tropics so expect some rain anytime, anywhere, unannounced.

  • Average temperatures range between 75-85 (F)
  • Average high temeratures range between 81-90 (F)
  • Average low temeratures range between 67-77 (F)
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Wish List

• Wish the resort was bigger. (Desire may be sold out often' when it is at its max of 114 couples, the pool and dining facilities pool side can get crowded.)

Photo Album

Click on this link to view our PHOTO ALBUM of Desire Riviera Maya. The photos were either shot by us, our clients or provided by the resort. If you have recently visited Desire we invite you to send in your photos for us to display. To contribute your own photos (or trip reports), go to our Contribute Trip Report / Photographs page.

Trip Reports

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