Hotels in Cancun

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 kids can hit the waterslide or splash around in their own, shallow space.

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 model.

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 start, the food is top-notch.

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. It’s only 30 minutes from Cancún’s easily accessible international airport, but it’s a world away from the city’s party scene.

Forming a horseshoe-shaped enclave surrounding its four pools just off the Caribbean Sea, the all-inclusive Dreams Riviera Cancún brings a feeling of close-knit tranquility (and zero fuss) to its prime location on the Riviera Maya.

Formerly Paradisus Riviera

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

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 hotel, with glittering sea views from guest rooms. The 35,000-square-foot spa is the perfect antidote to Mayan-ruin outings.

Located south of Cancún in the Riviera Maya, this all-inclusive oceanfront resort caters to both families and couples. Three outdoor pools are surrounded by four-story accommodation blocks, some of which are adults-only.

This isn’t your typical concrete Cancún monstrosity. It’s a boutique inn of just 29 rooms—all junior suites or suites—overlooking a private beach in the center of Cancún’s shopping district.

Formerly Hilton Cancùn Golf & Spa Resort

Combining European sophistication and Mayan design elements, Le Méridien Cancùn Resort & Spa occupies a secluded hilltop, removed from the Hotel Zone's main drag.

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 curtains line the lobby, and whitewashed rooms are filled with fire engine–red chairs.