Cancún + The Riviera Maya

Hotels in Cancún + The Riviera Maya

Behind a stark urban façade, another world unwinds in slow motion, reminiscent of a scene from the Swiss Family Robinson: wood-and-thatch dwellings, screened by banana trees, form a quadrangle crisscrossed by rustic stairs and wood-railed balcony porches.

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 name from author James Hilton’s vision for utopia.

You can actually swim with parrot fish and manta rays in lagoons. You can also hike tropical trails, picnic under a palapa, and sack out in a hammock.

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

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

Room to Book: All rooms have terraces and hot tubs;  spacious Junior Suite Deluxe accommodations have outstanding views of the Caribbean.

La Vita e' Bella has direct beach access in a secluded setting near Tulum.

Wellness is so integral to this 14-acre Riviera Maya property that its signature Endless Privileges experience includes Hydrothalasso pool and cold plunge access, anti-aging diagnostics, in-room massages, and wellness consultations.

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 level rooms.

Formerly Hilton Cancùn Golf & Spa Resort

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.

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.

Like a Mediterranean mansion, this small, 39-room boutique hotel is a refined retreat amidst the energetic Cancun Hotel Zone.

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.

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).

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