Hotels in Cancún + The Riviera Maya

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Mexico’s Riviera Maya is known for its sprawling resorts, but the new, 27-room Acanto Boutique Hotel proves that low-key simplicity also has a... Read More

This eco-friendly boutique has 24 thatched-roof cabanas with thatched roofs and rustic designs that include East Asian hints such as Buddha statuettes... Read More

Ana y Jose, named after its founding couple, has 24 spacious rooms placed throughout the lush property, which faces a quiet, white sand beach about four... Read More

Azul Beach Resort knows just how to appeal to first-time all-inclusive guests. The resort has just 97 guest rooms, each featuring a patio or balcony, in... Read More

Located south of Cancún in the Riviera Maya, this all-inclusive oceanfront resort caters to both families and couples. Three outdoor pools are... Read More

A 10,700-square-foot, six-bedroom former residence with its own outdoor pool, butler, chef, and a spectacular beachfront location. Read More

Gran Bahia Principe Tulum is connected to four other resorts in the Riviera Maya area, and has tropical gardens and native fauna that are found in Mayan... Read More

The Banyan Tree, which opened in the lavish Mayakoba coastal development in March 2009, upped the opulence ante with 107 private stand-alone villas (the... Read More

Five hotels on a white-sand beach, plus more than 37,000 square feet of pools and water-park features. Read More

The 156-room resort is an oasis of calm away from the crowds of central Cancún. The minimalist design sets it apart from other area hotels: gauzy... Read More

Set amid lush foliage between Cancún and Tulum, Maroma is one a clutch of standout hotels along a prime swath of Riviera Maya beachfront. There you’ll... Read More

Location, location, location! The Cancun Clipper Club is a small oasis in Punta Cancun, the very heart of the Hotel Zone. The convention center and... Read More

The infinity pool, meditation room, and thatched-roof palapas buildings give this small resort plenty of quiet, tropical touches. There are no... Read More

A compound of three-story beach houses, Casa Magna was reputedly built by drug kingpin Pablo Escobar, and the outlaw couldn’t have chosen a more... Read More

The 36-room property features a whitewashed villa complex fronting a secluded 600-foot-long beach. It's now in the talented hands of New York–based art... Read More

This isn’t your typical concrete Cancún monstrosity. It’s a boutique inn of just 29 rooms—all junior suites or suites&mdash... Read More

Like a Mediterranean mansion, this small, 39-room boutique hotel is a refined retreat amidst the energetic Cancun Hotel Zone. The luxurious all-suite... Read More

Among the most family-friendly resorts in the Hotel Zone, the CasaMagna Marriott Cancún has a well-organized kids’ club, an extensive... Read More

Experience the beauty of an isolated location at the southern tip of the Cancun Hotel Zone. This activity-packed all inclusive resort features three... Read More

For a more casual Cancun beach experience, Cocos and Grill is a laid-back beach club in the northern Hotel Zone that’s perfect for the whole family.... Read More

Along a stretch of Mexico’s Mayan Riviera surf, the six-room resort resembles a whimsical sandcastle. Facing a freshwater lagoon, these pyramid... Read More

This boutique hotel, part of the Grupo Habita hospitality group, features a sea blue motif befitting its beachfront setting in Playa del Carmen. The... Read More

This inexpensive Cancun hotel conveniently offers all-inclusive and room-only plans to suit your travel needs. Dos Playas has a stunning location... Read More

Forming a horseshoe-shaped enclave surrounding its four pools just off the Caribbean Sea, the all-inclusive Dreams Riviera Cancún brings a... Read More

To take the best possible Cancun beach photo, stop by El Mirador (meaning “The Lookout Point”) at Kilometer 17 of the Hotel Zone. Here, you’ll find a... Read More

The “essence” of Mexico’s Riviera Maya rests 20 minutes south of Playa del Carmen and takes the form of a beachfront boutique hotel on... Read More

Its secluded location in the Playa Mujeres area, about 30 minutes north of Cancun, makes the couples-only, all-inclusive resort all the more intimate.... Read More

Situated on a sugary beach on Mexico's Riviera Maya coast, Excellence Riviera Cancun is styled after a classic Mediterranean resort: stucco, tile, and... Read More

As the Riviera Maya’s first environmentally conscious golf-and-spa complex, the Fairmont Mayakoba is an eco-friendly alternative to the monolithic... Read More

Situated on the spectacular North Beach on the nearby island of Isla Mujeres, Fenix is best visited on a lazy Sunday afternoon. This beach club has... Read More

The immense palapa roof that towers over the entrance makes the hotel easy to recognize, creating a beautiful tropical vibe from the moment you arrive.... Read More

This luxury version of a Cancun family resort has an unbeatable location in the exciting Punta Cancun area. Spend your vacation relaxing in the immense... Read More

This doyenne of Cancún luxury resorts is best known for the view it commands from every room: a 270-degree sweep of bay where the roiling... Read More

Located just a few minutes from Party Center, the Gran Caribe Real is a beautiful beach resort offering a convenient, all-inclusive plan.  This... Read More

Unique among the cookie-cutter resorts populating the city's Hotel Zone, Gran Meliá Cancún is modeled after the ancient Mayan temples of... Read More

Known as an entertainment-filled vacation getaway, the Grand Oasis Cancun has the longest pool of any hotel in the city. Have a blast in this lagoon... Read More

Located inside an 80-acre mangrove and jungle reserve, the all-inclusive Grand Velas Riviera Maya has an exotic, faraway feel within easy drive of Playa... Read More

Home to the exciting Treasure Island Kids Water Park, this all-inclusive resort is a paradise for kids. Enjoy 10 restaurants, a movie theater, pool... Read More

Years of environmental study preceded the 2008 opening of this all-inclusive resort, which occupies 326 acres of privately owned, painstakingly... Read More

Turn your whole family into a group of rock stars when choosing this all inclusive beach resort. In addition to the famous Hard Rock style, you’ll also... Read More

This is, hands-down, Cancun’s coolest all-inclusive hotel. The Hard Rock Cancun doesn’t disappoint with its modern rocker vibe and eye-catching infinity... Read More

The boutique property is the latest venture from the hip Micha brothers, who were behind the popular Hotel Deseo, also in bustling Playa del Carmen.... Read More

Located on the shore of Akumal Bay in the Maya Riviera, this sprawling hotel has a variety of accommodation options, including 21 beachfront hotel rooms... Read More

This hotel, halfway between Tulum and Playa del Carmen, used to be owned by an Italian duchess. A sense of elegance still remains today, under new owner... Read More

This all-inclusive beach resort is a perfect choice for Spring Breakers who want to enjoy all the craziness of nearby Party Center while retiring to... Read More

Custom built in 2001, the Hotel Secreto is not signposted, yet it is one of the best-known accommodations on the five-mile-long Isla Mujeres. The white... Read More

Waterfront views and a Swiss-Italian restaurant on a 4-mile island off Cancún. ... Read More

This gorgeous all-inclusive, adults-only resort has an amazing location on Cancun’s widest beach and is within minutes of the best shopping and... Read More

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The impeccable Iberostar Cancun resort boasts one of the biggest pool areas that this Caribbean destination has to offer. The large beachfront infinity... Read More

This beach resort ranks among Cancun’s best in several categories: best pool, best beach, best views, and best service. Plus, it has its own 18-hole... Read More

Located on Playa Paraíso, this all-inclusive beach resort is one of the most family friendly hotels in the Yucatán region. The centerpiece... Read More

One of Cancun’s most affordable beach hotels, Imperial Las Perlas has all the essentials for a comfortable vacation. Take full advantage of facilities... Read More

Cool off during a Cancun luxury vacation with the lagoon-style pools that wind through the gardens of this spectacular resort. JW Marriott Cancun offers... Read More

Family-friendly beachfront tower in the heart of Cancún's hotel zone, with an unprecedented level of service for a resort of its size. A swank beachside... Read More

You can’t get any closer to the clubs than the Krystal. Situated right next to Party Center, you’ll have the city’s best nightclubs steps from your... Read More

La Vita e' Bella has direct beach access in a secluded setting near Tulum. Owned by an Italian couple who fell in love with the area during a vacation,... Read More

Forget everything you thought you knew about Cancún all-inclusives: this glam adults-only gem blows all your preconceptions out of the water. For a... Read More

Indulge in a honeymoon at Le Blanc, considered by many as the best resort in Cancun. Upon-arrival pampering begins with a tropical, frozen cocktail and... Read More

Modern sophistication and breathtaking style abound at this adults-only, all-inclusive resort, making it a favorite spot for Cancun luxury travelers.... Read More

Combining European sophistication and Mayan design elements, Le Méridien Cancùn Resort & Spa occupies a secluded hilltop, removed from... Read More

Few hotels along Mexico’s Mayan Riviera are as private and intimate as Le Reve Hotel and Spa. This adults-only seaside escape (perfect for... Read More

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.... Read More

Since relaunching in 2007, Live Aqua has become the alternative all-inclusive for those who crave Cancún but loathe the razzle-dazzle. Small... Read More

A three-story charmer blooms in the thick of the Fifth Avenue street party. This vine-draped hotel hits all the comfort notes—television, central... Read More

Behind a stark urban façade, another world unwinds in slow motion, reminiscent of a scene from the Swiss Family Robinson: wood-and-thatch... Read More

Mahekal Beach Resort, situated on the sun-dappled Riviera Maya in the Mexican state of Quintana Roo, was formerly the Shangri-La Caribe, deriving its... Read More

As an extension of Mandala nightclub (located in the heart of Party Center), Mandala Beach has a reputation for hosting elaborate beach parties on one... Read More

The winning Mandarin formula—exemplary service, forward-reaching design, a first-rate spa—has taken root in a pristine Mexican coastal... Read More

Known for its tranquil setting, Maya Tulum Retreat and Resort has 45 private cabanas that are all within 50 meters of the beach; some open up right onto... Read More

The place to see and be seen for Cancun’s elite is often known simply known as The Beach Club. This venue at the ME Cancun resort is known for... Read More

This adults-only boutique hotel in secluded Tulum has nine guest rooms, including four ocean view suites, two master suites, and three non-view, ground... Read More

The immense Moon Palace hotel has a secluded location just south of the Cancun Hotel Zone. Here, you’ll discover three hotels in one with several awe... Read More

After a nearly $100-million facilities upgrade in 2012, Cancún’s beachfront Moon Palace resort is putting a little luxury back into the all-inclusive... Read More

The sunrise and sea inspired this boutique hotel unique yellow and blue color scheme, located in on the fringe of Playa's Centro district. Whereas some... Read More

Nest is a relatively new hotel in Tulum, but it has quickly become one of the top spots to relax and unwind. The property was opened in December 2015 by... Read More

This stunning contemporary hotel is relatively new to Cancun, but it has already earned a stellar reputation as one of the best. Situated at the quiet... Read More

This new hotel on the Tulum beachfront opened in December, 2015. The property has a Moroccan feel—in the common spaces, floors are lined with mismatched... Read More

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The hotel's spartan-but-chic suites, many in two-story, thatched-roof units, are clean and elegant, with rustic furnishings made of tropical woods. Read More

This large beach resort is considered the headquarters of Spring Break fun in Cancun. During this season, its 1,000 rooms quickly fill as students flock... Read More

This Riviera Maya resort borders the eco-archaeological Xcaret Park and offers everything from snorkeling to spa treatments. Read More

Luxury travel agent Natalie Nevares likes the little touches at Ocean Coral & Turquesa: "Chaise longues studded with air jets are built right into... Read More

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... Read More

This sprawling property, part of the Design Hotels group, opened in 2012 and recently unveiled 36 new casitas, each with a private plunge pool. There... Read More

This massive all-inclusive family getaway has modern tropical design along with remarkable amenities to fill your vacation, including four lagoon-style... Read More

From its tropical design to its nine restaurants and seven bars, the charming Paradisus Cancun offers its guests all kinds of amenities for their... Read More

Located just 25 minutes from the Cancun airport, Rancho Sak-Ol is a beachfront bed and breakfast. Known for antique furnishings, ocean views, and a... Read More

Dotted along the edges of a freshwater lagoon and a pristine slice of Caribbean shore, the 130 exclusive suites at Playa del Carmen’s most secluded... Read More

For those who fear Cancún is all spring break debauchery, the Royal may be what you're looking for. With its adults-only policy, this 288-room... Read More

This adults-only all-inclusive resort is just a five-minute stroll from Playa del Carmen, so if its activities—tennis, biking, kayaking, sailing,... Read More

Affordable accommodations in an incredible location draw Spring Breakers to this inexpensive hotel in the heart of all the action, right by Party Center... Read More

A stay at these beachfront condos will place you just steps away from the best nightlife and shopping in Cancun thanks to an unbeatable location in the... Read More

This is the place to stay for those who want to embrace Tulum’s eco-conscious, healthy lifestyle, with vinyasa yoga sessions, fresh smoothies, and house... Read More

This small and beautifully styled resort offers a quiet ambiance designed for complete relaxation. Here, guests can indulge in the “Total Gourmet... Read More

It’s all about the views at this upscale beach hotel. The exclusive Sandos Cancun is small in size but big in luxury. Here, guests can slip into one of... Read More

Families love the Sea Adventure’s ability to appeal to kids and adults alike. Here, you’ll discover a fun-filled water park for kids along with a... Read More

Popular with honeymooners, the adults-only Secrets Maroma Beach is the type of place made for active couples. Most of the 412 rooms have ocean views,... Read More

When this new luxury resort debuts in November, guests will enjoy an adults-only atmosphere and unlimited access to hotel amenities. Highlights include... Read More

The stylish Secrets The Vine is an adults-only property boasting luxuries you won’t find at most other all-inclusive resorts. Here, you’ll get... Read More

Here you’ll find some of the best gourmet dining in Cancun. Secrets The Vine features a bold modern vibe, seven outstanding restaurants, three infinity... Read More

When staying at this affordable Cancun hotel and yacht club, you’ll find charming garden areas and a lovely location by the enchanting Nichupe Lagoon.... Read More

This all-inclusive resort was created for couples only, and it quickly became a top choice for newlyweds visiting Cancun. With the Honeymoon Package,... Read More

You won’t hear a child cry or see a college student doing a keg stand at this couples-only hotel Exclusively designed for romance, this beautiful all... Read More

Also located on North Beach on Isla Mujeres, Sunset Grill is one of the most iconic spots on the island. This small-but-hip beach club has an open-air... Read More

Situated in the secluded Playa Mujeres area, this small and luxurious boutique-style hotel allows you to escape and indulge with your significant other.... Read More

For a more intimate vacation experience, 109-room The Beloved is a contemporary boutique-style property with modern amenities. Book a beachfront casita... Read More

Escape to the quiet and isolated beaches of Playa Mujeres, located just north of Cancun, when choosing this heart-stopping hotel. The Beloved is a... Read More

Ritz-Carlton's only Mexican property is a hacienda-style retreat on a 17,000-square-foot beach area—one of the largest in the Hotel Zone. All 365 rooms... Read More

One of Cancun’s most renowned resorts, The Royal, is a popular choice for couples and honeymooners thanks to its stunning location on a sheltered beach... Read More

Families love this resort, which keeps the focus on fun, poolside vibes: the infinity-edge main pool has a swim-up bar and hosts fashion shows, and ... Read More

Formerly the Tides Riviera Maya ... Read More

The all-inclusive Villa del Palmar has richly-appointed suites (leather and dark wood furnishings; floor-to-ceiling windows) and private residences. Zen... Read More

Villa del Palmar is a part of Playa Mujeres, a new resort development on the Caribbean with a Greg Norman golf course and tropical oceanfront grounds.... Read More

One of Tulum’s most long-standing hotels, Zamas opened 23 years ago with one restaurant and just one room on two acres of space. Today there are 18... Read More

Wellness is so integral to this 14-acre Riviera Maya property that its signature Endless Privileges experience includes Hydrothalasso pool and cold... Read More

Wellness is so integral to this 14-acre Riviera Maya property that its signature Endless Privileges experience includes Hydrothalasso pool and cold... Read More

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