Updated on April 21, 2023 by Axel Hernborg

Axel Hernborg

Cancún is a holiday goers dream. It has long relaxing white sandy beaches, glistening turquoise waters, lively nightlife and restaurants, and shops to get lost in for days.

In other words, it has everything you’d ever want from a perfect holiday destination.

Another thing Cancún is not short of is resorts. Most of these are situated along the 14-mile strip forming Cancún’s main hotel zone.

Here, you will find many all-inclusive beachfront resorts, suitable for families, couples, groups of friends, or for adventurous solo travellers. 

As you can imagine, competition between the hotels and resorts is rife and some offer more than others. Whether you want something super luxurious or you’re just looking for something basic, Cancún’s resorts have it all.

With so many to choose from, though, you may need some help.

In today’s post, we are going to delve into five stunning Cancún resorts for the perfect holiday.

We will explore this dreamy holiday destination and find a resort that promises to provide you with an unforgettable experience. 

Stunning Cancún Resorts 

1. Live Aqua Beach Resort

We start with this chic, modern adult-only all-inclusive resort.

The Live Aqua Beach Resort can offer you everything from a serene, relaxing stay to a more lively, entertaining holiday with friends. 

The rooms come with an in-room aromatherapy menu and boast luxurious finishes. High class amenities are available and the staff are ready to answer any queries and help at any time.

Stay at the Live Aqua Beach Resort and you’ll feel like a Hollywood star!

All rooms also come with either a stunning ocean view or a resplendent garden to sunbathe in. You also get complimentary bathrobes to lounge around the resort in. 

When it comes to the pools (yes, there is more than one), you have seven to choose from, including a lap pool and an infinity pool.

The beach is easy to access if you prefer to feel the sand between your toes and other amenities are available for those looking for more to do than just lie around all day.

These include volleyball, yoga, various beach activities, and water aerobics.

And, if you like to show off your dance moves and cooking skills, there are even dance classes and culinary lessons to take part in.

There are ten restaurants and bars to please your taste buds and plenty of seafood going around, particularly Mexican and South American dishes.

Whatever you’re looking for, you’ll find it at the Live Aqua Beach Resort. 

2. Excellence Playa Mujeres

Known as “the jewel of Cancún,” this beautiful resort is another adults-only option and one that lies in the heart of pure paradise.

The Excellence Playa Mujeres is one of the most luxurious resorts in Cancún with jacuzzis to relax within every suite, gloriously elegant outdoor spaces, and the option of staying in a swim-up suite.

If you want the best service possible, the Excellence Playa Mujeres will not disappoint.

It boasts a whole host of special activities and amenities, including seven dreamy pools, a wonderful spa, and easy access to a perfect white sandy beach.

You can also partake in snorkelling, kayaking, and deep-sea fishing. And, for a little extra, you can even live like Royalty aboard a private yacht!

There are ten bars to enjoy a local cocktail in as well as twelve restaurants to try out Cancún’s splendid cuisine.

There are also restaurants based on different world foods, such as Chez Isabelle, a French-inspired elegant establishment and a Spanish eatery. 

No matter the room you choose at the Excellence Playa Mujeres, you can be sure that it will be excellent and provide you with all the indulgence you deserve. 

3. Iberostar Selection Cancun

We move on to a family-friendly all-inclusive resort that sports comfortable, modern rooms that show off incredible ocean views.

The Iberostar Selection Cancun’s rooms also come with a private balcony to lounge back and admire the views from, and are free of single use plastics for an environmentally friendly stay.

You can also enjoy unmatched views of the beach below in its panoramic rooms.

Love a spot of golf? This is the resort for you with its world-class 18-hole golf course!

There are also ten of the most luxurious swimming pools you may ever encounter here, as well as an abundance of sports tournaments for the competitive amongst us.

There’s even cake decorating workshops to get creative!

For the kids and teens, there are separate clubs for them to have fun and meet others in, and both include a water park with slides and an ARGHmazing pirate ship! 

For food, you can dine at six à la carte restaurants and buffets, including an extraordinary steakhouse with the most supreme cuts of meat around.

Whether you want a relaxing getaway or a fun-filled family adventure, Iberostar Selection Cancun is the place to be. 

4. Hyatt Zilara Cancun

Back to the adult-only resorts with Hyatt Zilara Cancun.

This all-inclusive resort is a great place to experience traditional Mexican hospitality within a calm setting besides the glistening, magical Caribbean Sea. 

The resort is located in the Zona Hotelera (Hotel Zone) with every suite coming with a dazzling ocean view and a private terrace to enjoy it from.

You can also opt for a swim-up room if you want to have the most luxurious experience and once you get out of the water, you can lounge back in a comfy bathrobe and slippers that are available in all rooms. 

This resort is arguably one of the best in Cancún for rest and relaxation.

So, if you want to sit back with your partner or spend time doing very little after a busy work life, then Hyatt Zilara Cancun is certainly one to consider.

You can spend hours relaxing beneath the luxurious cabana and its canopy cover, or get some exercise in with the water aerobics activities.

You can also enjoy playing volleyball here, and a mix of other water sports.

There is an infinity pool on the beach front of this resort which includes a swim-up bar and lounge.

And, you can practise your swimming skills in the Olympic-size pool and relax afterward in the temperature controlled hot tubs. 

Spend your evenings relaxing in the Zen Spa and sit back with entertainment from world-renowned circus shows and live mariachi bands.

Fish it off with a meal in one of the resort’s six restaurants and a drink at one of the five bars. Relaxing and luxurious, it doesn’t get much better than Hyatt Zilara Cancun.

5. Secrets The Vine

Regarded as one of the best all-inclusive resorts in Cancún, Secrets The Vine is a perfect adult-only romantic resort to spend time with your partner.

It is well known for its impeccable concierge service and its elegant, world class guest rooms that come fitted with teak wood, a glorious private balcony or terrace to escape to, and Italian porcelain. 

There are two terrace and infinity swimming pools where you can continue to enjoy the top-quality, friendly service.

You can indulge in some pampering at the stunning spa or get a little more adventurous with a water sport of your choosing.

There is also the Playa Mujeres Golf Course and El Tinto Golf Course where you can enjoy discounted fees for staying at the Secrets The Vine resort, as well as many tours and expeditions to explore. 

Fifteen supreme restaurants and bars await you at this resort and none require reservations. So you can decide at the last minute to drop by and treat yourself to anything you want.

There are Asian food options at Dragons, Mediterranean dishes at Olio, buffet options, or fast food sandwiches at the Barefoot Grill. Whatever you’re in the mood for, you’ll find it at Secrets The Vine. 

The Best Neighbourhoods In Cancún 

Cancún is divided into two sections with a number of different neighbourhoods. Out of these, some are considered better for tourists to stay in than others.

This is mainly down to their amenities, costs, and locations.

These are:

  • The Hotel Zone – Fourteen miles of white sand beaches, high-end resorts, restaurants, and bars, and is the main tourist area of Cancún.
  • Riviera Cancún – Luxurious beach front area, known for exclusive resorts, world-class golf courses, and pristine beaches.
  • Playa Mujeres – A secluded beach area north of Cancún with upscale resorts, stunning ocean views, and tranquil beaches.
  • Centro – Downtown area of Cancún with traditional markets, local restaurants and shops, and the main bus station for easy access to other areas of Cancún.

In Summary 

Cancún has it all – white sand beaches, glorious sunshine, excellent food and drink, and world class resorts.

Above are just a small selection of the best resorts in Cancún and we can guarantee that whichever one you choose, you will have a wonderful, relaxing time.

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