By Laura Winfree
August 08, 2014
Best Pools in Cancun
Credit: Courtesy of IBEROSTAR Hotels & Resorts

Warm tropical weather throughout the year means that Cancun is a destination known for sun, sand, flip flops, shorts, and sunglasses. Throughout your trip, you’ll need to keep cool from the heat with icy cocktails, cold beers, a swim in the ocean, and a refreshing dip in the pool. When planning your next Cancun beach vacation, keep in mind that you’re probably going to spend a lot of your time by the hotel pool, so you’ll want to book a resort with the best possible pool area for fun, sunning, and relaxation. Cancun’s gorgeous beach resorts all offer their own pool area, usually right by the beach so you can easily go from the sand to the swim-up bar. While you can easily get a little R&R at any hotel property in the Hotel Zone, these resorts offer the best of the best when it comes to the ultimate Cancun pool experience.

Sandos Cancun Luxury Experience Resort

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 their three breathtaking tiered infinity pools that descend down towards the water, creating a visual effect where the pools seem to blend with the Caribbean Sea.

Iberostar Cancun

The impeccable Iberostar Cancun resort boasts one of the biggest pool areas that this Caribbean destination has to offer. The large beachfront infinity pool features a swim-up bar at its center for easy drink access, and it’s interconnected with a variety of smaller pools designed for games, kids, or quiet relaxation.

Grand Oasis Cancun

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-style pool area that winds throughout the lush resort property, featuring three swim-up bars, tropical garden surroundings, and beautiful bridges to create an inviting oasis.

Moon Palace

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-inspiring pool areas, each with their own unique charm. Enjoy swim-up bars, ocean views, and all the relaxation you need at this huge beach resort.

JW Marriott Cancun

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 its guests gorgeous tropical pools with adults-only areas, family areas, and a swim-up bar, in addition to a 20-foot dive pool with an artificial reef for snorkeling and scuba diving practice.