The 10 Best Hotels in Cancún, Mexico

Enjoy the crystal-clear water and white sand of Cancún from one of its best hotels
Enjoy the crystal-clear water and white sand of Cancún from one of its best hotels | Courtesy of JW Marriott Cancún Resort and Spa / Expedia
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2 December 2020

With its crystal-clear waters and white sands around every corner, it’s easy to get lost in the beauty of Cancún. And what better way to enjoy a relaxing vacation than to stay at one of the premier resorts of this town on the Yucatán shoreline? Read our guide to the best places to stay.

The Ritz-Carlton Cancún

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The Ritz Carlton Cancun
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The Ritz-Carlton is known around the world for its reputation built on elegance. In Cancún, it upholds that same world-renowned class and style. Located on the Mayan coastline, the resort promises the most luxurious Caribbean experience possible. The Ritz integrates Mexican culture into all that it offers its guests, from the dining experiences to the spa therapies. With an aesthetic design that incorporates nuances of Maya ruins and contemporary features, you will never want to leave.

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Fiesta Americana Grand Coral Beach Cancún Resort and Spa

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Fiesta Americana Grand Coral Beach Cancun Resort & Spa
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With over 602 suites, this all-inclusive resort draws in tourists with its immense size and beautiful appearance. Whether you decide to spend your time at the Gem Spa spanning over 40,000sqft (3,700sqm), or the vast beaches that the resort faces, there is something for people of all ages here. Everything exudes elegance at this Five Diamond Award-winning hotel, and you can opt to finish off a day of sun and sea with a satisfying meal at one of the many on-site restaurants, such as the French-Mediterranean fusion Le Basilic, or the traditional Mexican, La Joya.

Le Blanc Spa Resort Cancún

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Le Blanc Spa Resort Cancun
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Here at Le Blanc, the staff only serve the best of the best to their guests. Leave the kids behind and take a vacation at this adults-only resort, where each and every moment is guaranteed to be pure bliss and romance. Yes, this one might involve just a little extra splurging, but it’s worth every penny. From the impeccable views overlooking the ocean to the expansive rooms with all the finest touches, Le Blanc is swish, suave and, many say, nothing short of perfect.

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JW Marriott Cancún Resort and Spa

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JW Marriott Cancun Resort & Spa
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Known for its series of pools, including free-form pools and a diving pool with its own artificial reef, the JW Marriott is a must-stay. Don’t let the big brand name deceive you, this branch of the hotel giant definitely lives up to its setting, complete with a central location and astonishing views from its suites.
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Live Aqua Cancún

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Live Aqua Beach Resort Cancun
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For a comfortable getaway sans family, come to Live Aqua, where only adults are allowed to soak in paradise. With seven pools, 12 dining spots, access to private cabanas and ocean-facing rooms, the list of luxuries at this one is endless, and there really is no room for boredom. Relax, unwind and get comfortable in this all-inclusive resort where there is no limit on that lavish lifestyle.
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Secrets the Vine Cancún Resort and Spa

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Secrets The Vine Cancun Resort & Spa
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Redefine luxury here at the Secrets the Vine Resort and Spa. This adult-only resort embodies the history and culture of the Yucatán Peninsula without sacrificing contemporary comforts. If you are looking for activities, there is plenty to take advantage of – whether it is the nightly entertainment, deep-sea fishing or diving into the infinity pools that line the outer edge of the resort.
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  • The Royal Sands Resort and Spa All Inclusive

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    The Royal Sands Resort & Spa All Inclusive, Cancún
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    White sands and turquoise waters are picture-perfect here at the Royal Sands Resort. Not only does the outside surpass expectations, but the inside decor is elegant and swish. The spacious rooms open to balconies that overlook the sea, while the central location that is only minutes away from public transportation offers almost unrivaled access to Cancún’s many restaurants and bars.
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    Hard Rock Hotel Cancún

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    Hard Rock Hotel, Cancun
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    Get glamorous here at the Hard Rock Hotel Cancún. With a name like Hard Rock, guests are guaranteed a rock star experience. Be treated like a celebrity on the Mexican shoreline amidst the chic, cosmopolitan ambiance, and stay in luxury by resting on Egyptian cotton, stepping into plush robes and dining at international restaurants. Party hard during the day and party harder at night at one of the seven on-site bars, and then recover, relaxing in the mornings right by the edge of the Caribbean Sea.
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    The Westin Lagunamar Ocean Resort Villas and Spa

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    The Westin Lagunamar Ocean Resort Villas & Spa
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    A hotel giant such as the Westin promises only the best to its guests. But with lavish rooms and phenomenal views, that’s only the start to a wonderful vacation spent at this Cancún resort. Here, you are in close proximity to local spots such as the La Isla Mall and other town must-sees, while on-site facilities include a spa, private beach, mini golf course and fitness center.

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    Melody Maker Cancún

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    Melody Maker Cancún
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    The Melody Maker Cancún is inspired by yin-yang symbolism, providing guests a well-balanced experience. Catering to adults, the Melody Maker sits in close proximity to all things exciting in Cancún, such as luxury shopping, fun nightlife and first-class fine-dining. According to the New York Times, this resort goes well “beyond the basics” when bringing the best comforts to its travelers. In short, expect the best!
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