The Desire Riviera Maya Pearl Resort offers a fun and rowdy vacation in a gorgeous beachfront location outside Puerto Morelos. Just like its sister property down the road, the Desire Pearl is a clothing-optional all-inclusive resort geared towards heterosexual couples only. The vibe here is quite provocative — with entertainment that ranges from foam parties to intimate couples’ workshops — but open-minded guests who only want to experience the clothing-optional part of it will not necessarily feel offended, as sex is only allowed in two public spaces (namely, the whirlpool and the Sin Room, located adjacent to the nightclub), and respect is the number one house rule here.Visit here; Desire hotel Cancun.
The Desire Riviera Maya Pearl is very similar to its sister property, the Desire Riviera Maya Resort, with beautiful, lush grounds full of palm trees, a white-sand beach, and a big pool lined with loungers. The decor and architectural styles, however, are more traditional Mexican at the Pearl. The spa is housed in a tiny colonial-style whitewashed building topped with a small bell tower, and all buildings feature straw awnings or roofs, and natural wood balcony railings. Also, everything feels a tad less racy here (though it is still naughty and can get pretty X-rated). Travelers seeking a cheaper clothing-optional hotel may want to consider the Hidden Beach Resort, though the beach is better at the Desire Pearl.
The Desire Pearl is located right outside Puerto Morelos, in a calm, secluded area with tranquil beaches. The resort is all-inclusive and stocked with amenities, but there isn’t much within walking distance.
Puerto Morelos is a former fishing village located halfway between Cancun and Playa del Carmen. The area serves as a perfect compromise for anyone looking for Cancun’s stunning beaches minus the hordes of tourists. The impressive reefs just offshore attract a fair share of divers, and many come to take a dip in the inland cenotes (massive sinkholes filled with crystal-clear groundwater).
- Four-minute drive to Puerto Morelos’ shopping, restaurants, and reef snorkeling
- 30-minute drive to Cancun International Airport
- 35-minute drive to Playa del Carmen and Xcaret
- 90-minute drive to Xel-Ha and the Mayan ruins at Tulum
- Two-and-a-half-hour drive to Chichen Itza ruins
The Desire Pearl has a total of 88 rooms and suites, plus a separate more exclusive (and newer) section known as the Mansion, home to eight sleek suites with a range of top-notch extras. Units in the main section have traditional Mexican decor style, with all-white floors and walls, arched doorways, built-in sitting areas, and country-influenced touches such as blue-tiled headboards, blue checkered bed runners, and cute wood accents. All units in this section feature sitting areas and large windows that slide open to furnished balconies or patios — most with ocean views. King beds, air-conditioning, ceiling fans, and minibars are all standard amenities, as are free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, safes, and iPod docks. Bathrooms are simple but clean, and feature separate showers and soaking tubs, plus spacious sink areas. A number of Master Suites and the Penthouse Passion come with private plunge pools and butler service.