Courtesy of The Beloved Hotel
Laura Winfree
October 21, 2014

Forget coin-operated revolving velveteen beds and paths of bruised rose petals. Truly romantic hotels offer exclusive, five-star service, exotic excursions, and a backdrop of unmatched tropical beauty. For some couples, the proper ambiance and design can alone be enough to conjure romance. Pristine, private beaches are a plus, as are luxurious pools where you can sip top-shelf cocktails and enjoy Caribbean Sea views. When planning your Cancun vacation, you’ll come across a variety of beach resorts—from intimate boutique hotels to large-scale all-inclusives—boasting everything you desire for the ultimate romantic getaway.  Some hotels are developed specifically for vacationing, honeymooning, or eloping couples, while others offer upscale amenities designed exclusively for two (romantic spa rituals combining champagne and strawberries with a milk mousse bath). Whether it’s a sunset couples’ massage or a white tablecloth dinner; live music or a plush, penthouse suite, the best Cancun hotels for romance allow couples to escape and focus solely on one another. 

The Beloved

Situated in the secluded Playa Mujeres area, this small and luxurious boutique-style hotel allows you to escape and indulge with your significant other. The all-inclusive plan includes tropical drinks and innovative gourmet cuisine (Veracruz-style muscles; scallops over zucchini ragout). For added bliss, book the swim-up suite or a room with a private plunge pool.

Omni Cancun

The Omni Cancun offers all the expected amenities of a five-star hotel, but it’s the pool and Jacuzzi areas that make this all-inclusive resort truly special: zero-entry pools, a swim-up bar, an adults-only Jacuzzi beach bar, and jaw-dropping ocean views. You’ll also find a beautiful beach area with palapas, loungers and Bali beds. At night, watch rare sea turtles nest on the Omni’s shores. 

Casa Turquesa

Like a Mediterranean mansion, this small, 39-room boutique hotel is a refined retreat amidst the energetic Cancun Hotel Zone. The luxurious all-suite Casa Turquesa boasts elegant style and a variety of special touches, like Jacuzzis in every guestroom and even an on-site art gallery, featuring sculptures of lovers by Bravo and Gabriel Ponzanelli. 

Live Aqua

The adults-only Live Aqua beach resort is known for sleek, contemporary design and luxury amenities like an array of gourmet, on-site dining options. Have an upscale date night at MB, known for haute Mexican cuisine with Asian flair (crispy red snapper with kimchi and mango; croquetas with gorgonzola) or splurge on a star-lit feast at Chef Manuel Sansores’ ocean-view terrace, Inlaa’kech, which means we two are like one. 

Sun Palace

This all-inclusive resort was created for couples only, and it quickly became a top choice for newlyweds visiting Cancun. With the Honeymoon Package, couples can enjoy a personal cake, bottle of champagne, and dinner for two as part of their Sun Palace experience. Other highlights include the private double Jacuzzi tubs and fully stocked min-bar. 

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