The Best Honeymoon Hotels to Book in Cancun, Mexico

The azure waters of Cancun have long been a popular honeymoon destination
The azure waters of Cancun have long been a popular honeymoon destination | © Darren Tierney / Alamy Stock Photo
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Inspire your romantic getaway with the best honeymoon hotels in Cancun, Mexico – all bookable with Culture Trip.

White sand beaches, candlelit dinners on the beach and romantic views over the Caribbean: there’s nowhere more picture-postcard-perfect than Cancun for a once-in-a-lifetime honeymoon holiday. Experience swim-up bars, personalized butler service and gourmet all-inclusive dining at Cancun’s five-star resorts and hotels.

1. Marriott Cancun Resort, for margaritas on a private beach

Resort, Hotel

A lobby with floor-to-ceiling windows overlooks a courtyard with pine trees
© Marriott Cancun Resort / Expedia
Ocean views, 11 restaurants and bars and a private beachfront make this Marriott resort a perfect romantic getaway in Cancun. Order margaritas to the shade of your poolside palapa, as you decide between pad Thai, ramen or Italian pasta for a casual lunch and teppanyaki, pizza or steak for a romantic dinner. Take a dip in the heated outdoor pool, request lobster tacos are brought to your hammock on the beach, or take a break from the food and drink with a couple’s massage at the spa.

2. Breathless Riviera Resort & Spa, for ocean views from your private whirlpool

Resort, Hotel

A pool at twilight, surrounded by flame torches
© Breathless Riviera Resort & Spa / Expedia
Reserve an Xhale Club Junior Suite at the Breathless Riviera Resort & Spa and you can enjoy ocean views from your private whirlpool. Reserve the master suite and there’s a private swim-out plunge pool leading directly to the beach. There are nine restaurants serving up French, Asian, Italian and Mexican specialties, and in the fast-paced Xcelerate Zone of the hotel, there’s a whirlpool party with DJs every evening. It’s your honeymoon, so why not go for the Unlimited-Luxury upgrade? You’ll have access to 24/7 room service, premium cocktails, pool and beach wait services, and much more.

3. Live Aqua Beach Resort, for a candlelit seafood dinner

Resort, Hotel

A light blue bed in a hotel room, with a balcony with a sun lounger outside
© Live Aqua Beach Resort / Expedia
An all-inclusive package, a swim-up cocktail bar in the pool and an adults-only resort – what more could you need on your honeymoon? Spend the day swimming between the hotel’s five outdoor pools, or head down to the beach and order up shrimp tacos under a shady palapa. Reserve a candlelit table at Inlaa’kech Lobster and Grill Restaurant for a romantic evening of fresh seafood, fine wines and premium cuts of steak, or opt for a casual international buffet dinner with a sea view at Siete Restaurant.

4. Le Blanc Spa Resort, for your own personal butler

Resort, Chain Hotel, Spa Hotel

A resort at sunset, with a large swimming pool directly next to the beach
© Le Blanc Spa Resort / Expedia

A personal butler is on-hand to meet your every need at Le Blanc Spa Resort, from unpacking your suitcases on arrival to organizing a romantic seafood dinner on the beach. Le Blanc Spa Resort is all-inclusive and adults only, with private whirlpools featured in every suite and a choice of French, Italian, Japanese and Mexican dining experiences every day. If you’re honeymooning between August and December, you can even take part in the resort’s conservation project by helping baby turtles find their way safely to the ocean.

5. Paradisus Cancun Resort, for amazing architectural design

Chain Hotel, Resort

Hotel buildings modelled after Mayan pyramids, with a pool in the foreground
© Paradisus Cancun Resort / Expedia
Check into Paradisus Cancun Resort and you’ll be staying in one of Mexico’s most architecturally astounding hotels. This all-inclusive resort features striking glass-domed pyramids inspired by thousands of years of Mayan culture and history. Luxury rooms have lagoon or sea view balconies, with premium rooms and suites featuring private whirlpool bathtubs. It’s your honeymoon, so you deserve an upgrade to Reserve level, where you’ll benefit from personal butler service, private beach and pool areas and private dining experiences at La Palapa Restaurant.

6. NIZUC Resort & Spa, for off-the-beaten-track pampering

Resort, Hotel, Villa

The private pool of a hotel room in sunny weather
© NIZUC Resort & Spa / Expedia
Escape Cancun’s hotel zone strip with a honeymoon getaway at NIZUC Resort & Spa. You can arrive in style at this adults-only resort and spa, located on the isolated shores of Punta Nizuc, by catching a boat transfer to the hotel’s private dock. Check-in, enjoy the outdoor swimming pool or a Thermal Experience at the NIZUC’s hydrotherapy spa, then start progressing through the six gourmet restaurants. Ramona restaurant offers contemporary Mexican cuisine on the beach, Indochine serves up a taste of Vietnam, Ni offers Chilean specialties, La Punta Grill & Lounge cooks steak and seafood to perfection, Terra Nostra fires up the pizza oven in the evening and Cafe de la Playa is the place to go for breakfast.

7. Canopy by Hilton Cancun La Isla, for unbeatable rooftop vistas


A long hotel swimming pool
© Canopy by Hilton Cancun La Isla / Expedia

Order an ice-cold margarita to your sun lounger as you admire the romantic view of the lagoon from the Wander Rooftop terrace after checking into Canopy by Hilton Cancun La Isla. If the heat gets too much, then cool off in the rooftop plunge pool, or head down to the Canopy Central Bar where sommeliers lead daily wine and beer tastings for guests. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are all served at Azulinda Cafe & Bar, where the focus is on serving fresh produce sourced from downtown Cancun’s local markets.

8. The Royal Sands Resort & Spa, for all-inclusive bliss

Resort, Chain Hotel, Luxury

A hotel swimming pool with a large yellow building and a beach in the background
© The Royal Sands All Inclusive Resort & Spa / Expedia
Swim up to the bar, order mojitos, then take a moment to enjoy the uninterrupted view over the Atlantic Ocean from the edge of the Royal Sands All Inclusive Resort & Spa’s glorious infinity pool. Luxury suites at this all-inclusive come with fully equipped kitchens, but given the gourmet room service and dining options at the resort, you’ll probably only ever use the fridge to keep your cervezas cool. Captain’s Cove serves up lobster tail and freshly caught fish, El Conquistador is known for its prime cuts of steak and Hacienda Sisal offers premium mezcals and Mexican favorites.

Wanting to go eco-friendly? Discover our guide on the best eco-hotels in Playa del Carmen and book now on Culture Trip. If you’re looking for a family getaway with the kids, check into one of the top family-friendly hotels in Cancun.

This is an updated rewrite of an article originally by Pablo Mares.

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