Best Luxury Beach Hotels in Cancún

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Cancún isn’t all sprawling resort complexes. Step into an oasis marked by five-star service, luxe suites, over-the-top amenities and gourmet cuisine at elegant boutique hotels and beachfront resorts catering to a clientele obsessed with quality. Whether your idea of luxury is Rolls Royce transport to and from Cancún’s top attractions or sunrise yoga led by a guru, we’ve found the ultimate celeb-worthy escapes in an otherwise bustling beach destination.

Choose from our list of the best luxury beach resorts in Cancún.

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Le Blanc Spa Resort Cancún

Cancún, Mexico

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.

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Paradisus Cancún

Cancún, Mexico

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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.

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Live Aqua Beach Resort Cancún

Cancún, Mexico

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Not your typical all-inclusive experience, Live Aqua Beach Resort Cancún puts a different spin on beach vacations in Cancún’s Hotel Zone with an upscale adults-only property. The 371 guestrooms all come equipped with modern and artsy decor, a mini bar and even aromatherapy.

A stunning beachfront makes for non-stop fun in the sun. Lounge on a linen-draped cabana beds by the beach or take a dip into the property’s main pool. Dine at any one of the resort’s restaurants from Azur, an open-air, rustic eatery, to Inlaakeech Lobster & Grill, which, as you probably guessed, specializes in lobster. A thriving social scene here, Egos Bar, Akka Bar and the Pool Club Bar are all alive both day and night.

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Hyatt Zilara Cancún Hotel

Cancún, Mexico

Courtesy of Hyatt Corporation

The Hyatt Zilara Cancún resort is geared toward fun loving, luxury beach lovers. From the swim-up pool bars to cabana beds on the beach, there’s plenty of time for fun in the sun here. Make the most of the all-inclusive amenities, including six restaurants serving everything from Asian food to Mexican cuisine. Among the other amenities, the resort also hosts nightly entertainment and other activities including a weekly foam party. The Zen Spa, ocean-front infinity pool and fitness center here all exist so you have ultimate rejuvenation on your beach vacation to Mexico.

The rooms here are equally as refreshing, Colonial-style and each equipped with balconies overlooking the ocean. Luxury amenities include designer toiletries, whirlpool tubs and rainfall showerheads.

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The Ritz-Carlton, Cancún

Cancún, Mexico

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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.

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NIZUC Resort & Spa

Cancún, Mexico

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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.

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