If Cancún isn’t synonymous with “beach paradise” we don’t know what is. This sandy destination makes its way into many people childhoods, spring breaks and even weddings and it’s the plethora of beach hotels made that make Cancún such a versatile destination. From Mexico’s ancient Mayan ruins to the crystal-clear snorkeling conditions, Cancún offers a beach vacation for the memory books and so much more.
Best Beach Hotels in Cancún
Beloved Playa Mujeres By Excellence Group
Don’t let the words “all inclusive” deceive you, this hotel is very much boutique and adults only. Exchange Cancún’s bustling Hotel Zone for a quiet stretch of white sand just 30 minutes away. The all-suite accommodations come with ocean views, furnished terraces and even plunge pools overlooking the sea. With plush bedding, neutral tones and BVLGARI toiletries, these suites make the perfect haven from the sun after a long day of pampering and lounging.
There’s no lack at Beloved Playa Mujeres when it comes to dining. Four fine-dining restaurants plus a breakfast buffet, unlimited premium alcohols, pool and beach service, and 24-hour gourmet room service give you a fabulous experience in the setting of your choice. If you’re worried about health—mental or physical—the 35,000-square-foot fitness center and spa should be your escape. Indulge in a therapeutic massage or facial or get in some active rejuvenation with a yoga class or seaside bike ride.
Fiesta Americana Condesa Cancún All Inclusive
Set in a prime location in the heart of Cancúns ever-popular Hotel Zone, the Fiesta Americana Condesa resort is an excellent choice for families, honeymooners and party-goers alike. This all-inclusive property boasts a number of amenities, including access to a whopping 11 different dining options, a full-service spa and an enormous bi-level swimming pool with a kids swimming area and swim-up bar (not to mention a poolside smoothie station to keep you cool). And speaking of kids, there’s also a kids’ club and game room to keep younger guests occupied during their stay.
Rooms, which have recently undergone a renovation, sport a sharp, modern look. Each comes equipped with a rainfall shower, upscale toiletries, comfortable beds and lovely views of the ocean or the property. That said, not every room sports a balcony, so inquire about available options when booking your room. As for those 11 dining options, guests can choose between several cuisines from around the globe, with Asian, Mexican and Italian options on premises. There’s also an all-day international buffet, Kalmia and San Telmo, an upscale steakhouse perfect for that romantic night out.
Grand Fiesta Americana Coral Beach Cancún
Few views can feel more relaxing than a tropical pool complex transitioning seamlessly into a placid beachfront. Grand Fiesta Americana Coral Beach Cancún’s shore-hugging layout makes it easy to go from sand to deck and back again. There’s also a swim-up bar in the pool. All 602 rooms are updated, offer free WiFi and large screen TVs, and have breathtaking views of the ocean. The three restaurants on property offer a delicious variety of cuisines—French, Mexican and seafood—while the lobby bar is the perfect place to enjoy a margarita. The unique spa is beautifully designed and boasts the only “10-step hydrotherapy” program in the area. Just steps away from the hotel is a ferry will take you to the Isla de Mujeres in a short half-hour trip—a true cultural gem just off the coast. There’s also a kids’ club with supervised activities for parents looking to keep the young ones happy.
Grand Park Royal Cancún Caribe
It’s panoramic beach views at the Grand Park Royal Cancún Caribe All-Inclusive Resort, where 311 guest rooms and 33 villas face the ocean. Newly renovated, this resort ups the ante for days in the sun with two swimming pools, a private beachfront and beach-side activities ranging from sailing to snorkeling. Kids are in paradise here too, with their very own beach and pool, as well as all day activities with games and super hero special guests.
Four restaurants add to the all-inclusive experience with Cocay Restaurant providing an elegant, but casual all-day dining buffet, while La Concha, an all-glass dining room overlooking the resort’s pool and ocean views, serves up an a la carte menu in a chic setting. Adults may unwind at the Ekinox Lounge, a rooftop nightlife scene, or at Premier, a swim-up bar open all day long.
Hard Rock Hotel Cancún
The Hard Rock Hotel Cancún is designed with the needs of the whole family in mind. Hit the beach or pool and enjoy handcrafted drinks from the two pool-side bars or the Bunker Bar, which provides beach service daily. While parents enjoy a day of lounging, kids can go wild at the Kids’ Club with its fully stocked game room, trampoline and age-restricted pool.
When it comes to dining, guests can start their days off with breakfast at Ciao, which transforms into an Italian restaurant for dinner. A fine dining experience is found with the Asian-cuisine dishes at Zen or the Brazilian steakhouse, Ipanema. If you prefer a more casual atmosphere, hit up the buffet at The Market, enjoy traditional Mexico-inspired dishes at Frida or indulge on artisanal pizza at Pizzeto.
All resort accommodations at the Hard Rock Hotel Cancún feature a hydro spa tub, private balcony or terrace and 24-hour room service. The deluxe rooms are available with a single king-size bed or two double beds. The Deluxe Gold-Pure option features hypoallergenic furnishings to accommodate allergy sufferers. The Rock Suite offers one or two-bedroom arrangements with separate living areas. All Rock Royalty Level rooms and suites offer the added bonus of a personal assistant.
Le Blanc Spa Resort Cancún
Adults only and all inclusive? What more could you want! This peaceful, AAA Five Diamond award-winning resort supplies a beachfront paradise where you won’t lift a finger. Your personal butler attends to your every wish while you embrace a vacation state of mind in modern rooms with whirlpool tubs for two and your choice of aromatherapy scent. Each of the 260 rooms has beach bag, liquor cabinet and minibar awaiting your arrival. You’ll never have to search to satiate your appetite here—delicious snacks and treats are always waiting in lounges throughout the resort and you have Lumiere, Blancitalia, Blancsasia and Blancinternational options for your main meals. Whether you’re feeling fancy or want to enjoy a casual drink, Le Blanc has a bar for you—six actually. If you’d rather not leave your room, order dinner and settle into the in-room entertainment—you have limitless choices with Apple TV and Netflix included.
Gaze out at the Caribbean Sea from the resort infinity pools that seamlessly blend in with the shoreline, offering a view as expansive as your relaxation options. Or, lounge in a beach cabana with a bottle of wine and the ocean breeze on your face. Blancspa has couples cabins, single suits, complimentary hydrotherapy and more. Indulge in 50 minutes of pure heaven with the Serenity Massage or exfoliate your past away with a refreshing body scrub before you head to the hydrotherapy circuit. If you’re looking for an experience you won’t soon forget, try a Fish Spa Pedicure. The nearby Moon Spa & Golf Course has 27 challenging holes designed by Jack Nicklaus—you can even use your resort credit towards it. The on-site fitness center has state of the art equipment plus pilates, TRX and spinning classes. Or, get your exercise outdoors with beach or pool volleyball. Finally, the Sand and Breeze ballrooms are perfect for a destination conference with a 440-person capacity meeting space and access to an open-air patio with Nichupté lagoon and beach views.
NIZUC Resort & Spa
Plan your stay with the NIZUC Resort & Spa and expect a quieter alternative to some of Cancún’s more boisterous family resorts. While this luxury property is still very family friendly—there’s a kids club, after all—the low key vibe and location far from many of Cancún’s main tourist attractions mean that the clientele largely consists of couples and small friend groups.
There are plenty of on-site amenities for guests to enjoy. In addition to the wonderful spa and beach and watersports access, guests will find a boutique, beauty salon and world-class fitness center on premises. The rooms don’t disappoint either, with even the lowest-tiered suites offering private outdoor space and amenities like beach bags and soaking tubs. Other optional features and upgrades include private pools, outdoor showers and balconies.
Dining options are impressive, offering tastes from around the globe. There’s excellent Peruvian cuisine at Ni, delectable and authentic Mexican at Ramona, locally-caught seafood in a romantic outdoor setting at La Punta Grille and Lounge, a taste of the Mediterranean at Terra Nostra and upscale Asian at Indochine. For those who can’t decide, all day restaurant Cafe de la Playa offers buffet items and a small menu of a la carte options.
ÓLEO Cancún Playa All Inclusive Boutique Resort
ÓLEO Cancún Playa All Inclusive welcomes guests to Cancún with a sumptuous cocktail and hand reflexology at check-in. It will be hard to go back to reality after experiencing the level of customer service at ÓLEO Cancún Playa—gracious staff treat you like royalty. Everything about this boutique hotel exemplifies attention to detail—ÓLEO Scents® aromatherapy in select areas, Tea-time®, suncream and sunscreen menus from pool concierge and fantastic WiFi create an atmosphere that melts worry and stress on arrival. You must explore the resort’s many offerings, but it may be hard once you step inside your room or suite. Bright white interiors and minimalist-style decor give a crisp feel to each room, and the contrast from turquoise views outside your window will have you swooning. Plush robes, signature bedding and bath amenities, daily-stocked minibar, extensive viewing options on your Smart TV and a laptop-size safe ensure you’ll feel encapsulated in luxury and vacation vibes only.
The Mediterranean, Japanese, international buffet and poolside snack bar serve up mouthwatering menus—be sure to try the ceviche at El Botanero and crème brûlée at Almar. The swim-up pool bar and lobby bar have late hours and craft cocktails for any palate. Relaxation is the main goal at ÓLEO Cancún Playa and there’s no shortage of activities to keep you in a state of ease. The Nuup Spa has a hydrotherapy circuit, sauna and deep tissue massages you’ll remember for eternity. Different themes each night, enthusiastic staff hosting pool trivia, yoga on the beach, pool volleyball and themed parties give you the option to socialize at your leisure. Wander the art garden, lounge in a beachside tent or watch the fiery sunset. ÓLEO Cancún Playa All Inclusive is conveniently located just 10 minutes from Cancún International Airport—making your vacation effortless from the start.
Paradisus Cancún offers the best of both worlds in style with Royal Service for adults and Family Concierge for families. This all-inclusive resort wows at every turn—pyramid structures glimmer and bounce reflections of the turquoise Caribbean sea, a gorgeous green atrium greets you on arrival with vines cascading from the ceiling and butlers attend to your every wish whether in your room or on the beach—even cleaning your sunglasses. Every spacious room has views of the Caribbean or Nichupté lagoon, warm accents and marble floors. Family Concierge Suites have amenities for parents and children, but we especially love the kids’ perks like robes, slippers, pillows, a beach kit and cookies and milk turndown service. The Royal Service option has adults-only accommodations with luxury amenities, access to a private Royal Service pool with Bali beds and discreet butler service.
Your all-inclusive package includes use of the gym, fully-lit tennis courts, nonmotorized watersports, kids’ zone, unlimited drinks, day and night entertainment, nine restaurants and seven bars. When it comes to dining, Paradisus Cancún goes above and beyond—put on your Sunday best and head to Tempo, the resort’s elegant restaurant by Eight-Star Michelin Chef Martin Berasategui or taste Mezcal at Blue Agave Bar after traditional tacos at Blue Agave Restaurant. The resort has four pools, along with a swim-up bar and beach bar, so your thirst is satiated whether you’re cozy in a cabana or sunning in the pool. Golfers hit the dance floor—the nine-hole, par three golf course is perfect for a quick round between poolside cocktails and a soothing massage at YHI Spa. Wedding parties and business conferences have ample space in the convention center with 21 breakout rooms, a VIP meeting room and outdoor meeting options.
The Ritz-Carlton, Cancún
This Ritz Carlton resort is situated on a lovely stretch of beach in one of the hottest spots in Cancún, the bustling Hotel Zone. This prime location makes the resort ideal for activity-minded families, as well as anyone looking to sample Cancún’s abundant nightlife options. Guests will find that the Ritz is adept at accommodating anyone, offering a kids program, world-class spa services and a variety of dining options and experiences to please everyone.
Rooms are peaceful and elegantly decorated, boasting private ocean-view balconies and large marble bathrooms with showers and deep soaking tubs. There are also two ocean view pools with lots of lounging options, for whenever you want some rest and relaxation in the Cancún sunshine. The lobby lounge, which offers expertly crafted cocktails and freshly prepared sushi in a luxe setting, is perfect for a late afternoon nosh, and there are many options for larger appetites as well. For a special meal, guests will especially love the upscale Mediterranean fare at Fantino, though the offerings at casual eateries El Cafe Mexicano and Caribe Bar & Grill—which is right by the pool—are plenty mouthwatering as well.