The stunning Riviera Maya in Mexico draws countless tourists from all corners of the globe, all in search of their fair share of sun, fun and relaxation. While the Yucatán Peninsula has year-round hot temperatures, the peak season to visit falls between November and February, when the weather is warm, skies are clear and the sun is in abundance. Vacationing in the Riviera Maya is often characterized by seaside culinary adventures, lazy afternoons in the sand and culture-packed explorations.

Although you’ll find a wide range of clientele depending on where you find yourself, it seems that the resort and cruise collections put forth by the world’s biggest designers were made specifically for this bespoke slice of heaven in North America. From the unspoiled white-sand beaches to the luxury resorts, the Riviera Maya is a place where you’ll want to maximize comfort, but not at the expense of elegance.

Zimmermann

Tropical Paradise

The 80-mile stretch of the coastline of the Riviera Maya is home to some of the most picture-perfect beaches in the world, so much so that it almost feels like a cliché: pristine white sand, turquoise waters, colorful marine life and emerald tropical jungles on the other side. Whether you opt to take in the raucous atmosphere of Playa del Carmen, or simply the private strip of beach in the backyard of your villa, there’s no doubt your stay will include plenty of sun and sand.

Crafted from textured stretch fabric in a sporty silhouette, this Fella Spike Bikini Top has a scoop neckline, wide straps and an elasticated band for a subtle lift. Don’t forget the matching Fella Luca Bikini Briefs, which blends the same comfortable fabric with a belted, high-rise waist for a full coverage shape. Play up the retro-inspired look with these oversized Balenciaga Tortoiseshell Square-Frame Sunglasses, which add a subtle pop of personality to a variety of different situations.

Orlebar Brown

Shoreside Affairs

Considering the abundance of breathtaking natural scenery across the Riviera, it’s no surprise that there are countless upscale restaurants that have set up shop directly on the shores. In a country already renowned for its gastronomic scene, this is taken to new heights, with establishments ranging from authentic Yucatán cuisine to bespoke fusion experience, all catered for your enjoyment as you savour every bite with the warm Caribbean breeze and smell of salt-kissed water dazzles your senses. Linen is the go-to material for those who enjoy island hopping, sunny vacations and tropical paradises.

This Frescobol Carioca Linen Button-Up Shirt provides that Riviera flair, while the lightweight and breathable fabric works to keep you cool from day to night. The great thing about linen is that it will pair equally well with your beachwear as with a smart-casual look at lunch. Pair it with these Prada Stretch-Gabardine Shorts and these Bottega Veneta Intrecciato Leather Slippers as you head for lunch, while these Mr. Leight Crosby S Round-Frame Sunglasses provide the finishing touches.  With this look, you won’t be over or underdressed, no matter where you decide to eat for lunch, dinner, or even a night out. More importantly, you’ll be comfortable, airy, cool and breezy.

Heidi Klein

Resort Casual

Nothing is better than slipping into a lightweight sundress that will float around you in the ocean breeze as you head around the resort, the local marketplace and beach with ease. It’s the perfect in-between clothing that you can toss on over your bikini and look great in and feel comfortable.

This neat-fitting Heidi Klein Andalucia Smocked Shoulder Maxi Kaftan does just that. With an empire waistline and V-neck, the one-piece provides a loose-fitting silhouette that’s still flattering. Similarly, this KAYU Onie Wicker Top-Handle Bag is  lends a chic boho vibe and can comfortably hold all of your essentials as you move from the spa to the shores. Set atop a beach-like jute sole, these Prada Denim Slides are the perfect do-it-all footwear option with a slight retro nod. Throw in these ultralight Gucci Acetate Square-Frame Sunglasses for a similarly bold statement that will let those around you that you know what you’re doing when it comes to classy, high-end yet effortless fashion.

Golden Point

Water Fun

Between observing dolphins and turtles at the Sian Ka’an Biosphere, swimming in cenotes, or catching some waves around Playa del Carmen, you’ll certainly want a stylish pair of swim trunks. There’s no shortage of colorful prints and playful patterns this season, but these Amiri Tie-Dye Printed Swim Shorts blow the rest out of the water. Despite the bold patterning, the excellent fit and fabric ensure that they’re both crisp and versatile, whereas the elasticized waistband and quick-drying shell provide maximum comfort. The tailored fit ensures a style that is up-to-date. When you’re just lounging around the pool, pair the trunks with this Officine Generale Cotton Pocket T-Shirt and these Givenchy Logo Slides for an effortless, crisp and simple look.