There are some great resorts in Cancun Mexico. It's definitely one of the great places to stay at a resort. There are also some real duds in Cancun and we ignore those and feature the fantastic resorts below.
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Because the the period from Christmas through to Easter has the best weather this is also the busiest. More rain falls from June to October than in the other months.
Hurricanes come around this time but really are not likely. At the end of winter is nicest in March and April. The spring break crowd also arrives in March. Water temperatures can vary from about 79 F in February to 84 F in August.
The Ritz Carlton in Cancun is often regarded by insiders as the best resort in Cancun. Quality features make this a perfect resort for couples and families alike. You will notice a distinctly Mayan aesthetic around the expansive resort.
From the luxury spa treatment rooms through to the kids club, every aspect of the 5 star resort indulgence is executed with precision and style.
But it's the quality of the dining experiences that keep guests returning again and again.
Location: On a white sand beach right near the marina. Minutes from golf, markets, ritzy shopping, nightlife and Mayan sites.
Amenities Snapshot: There's buffet, fine dining and private beach-side dining. There are heated pools, spas, saunas, Internet and computer rental, rooms for Mayan ethnic treatments and bridal bathes, statues and stained glass from Mexican artists, Mexican cooking classes and Tequila tasting.
Rooms Snapshot: There are 365 guest rooms including 50 suites and 46 Ritz-Carlton Club rooms. The website claims "all guest rooms offer breathtaking views of the Caribbean Sea, private balconies or terraces and a wealth of premium amenities".
Reviews: The Ritz Carlton in Cancun receives exceptional ratings on review websites. It is a little unusual for a hotel to receive perfect grades for service but that what this hotel has achieved over hundreds of reviews. Also, there are outstanding reviews for all the restaurants. Casitas are perhaps the least favored.
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Location: On a white sand beach right near the
marina. Minutes from
golf, markets, ritzy shopping, nightlife and Mayan sites.
The JW Marriott Cancun Resort is definitely one of the outstanding 5 star resorts in Mexico, and has received the AAA Five Diamond Hotel Award often enough to prove it. Luxury Resort Bliss has the Marriott as one of the top 5 resorts in Cancun Mexico for some years running now.
Location: Nine miles from Cancun Airport. Right on the stretch of white sandy beaches.
Amenities are well appointed and stylish: There's a 35,000 sq.ft. Mayan-inspired spa with special Life fitness gear, juice bar, and quality services.
There is a spa pool and two outdoor form pools. The children's pool and dive pool with reef. All the kids facilities will keep the children entertained for hours at a time. A Business center has over 20,000 sq. ft. of facilities.
The resort also has all the other 5 star touches and services you would expect from such a well rated resort and they are done to such an exceptional standard you will find it hard to fault the place.
Rooms: There are 448 guest rooms all with 32-inch flat-panel LCD televisions, a balcony or terrace and ocean views. Separate bathtub and shower and dual sinks, food & beverage presentations, wireless for a charge.
Dining is by way of a series of outstanding restaurants, both at he beach and in the main complex. Northern Italian cuisine is served in the Mediterranean, AAA - Four Diamond Award winning restaurant which features some exceptional gastronomical delights. There are grills, pizza shops, beach restaurants, Thai and the Mikado Japanese Teppan Yaki.
Reviews: This hotel is rated consistently high, across a variety of review sites. Even the Marriott lovers single this one out as amongst the best in the fleet. Also, it's more endearing to a variety of age groups than some of the other activity centered resorts and party resorts.
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The Hard Rock Hotel Cancun is one the top Cancun All Inclusive Resorts. The resort promotes itself as a celebrity playground which is not surprising given who the owners are. The promise is to transform the typical Cancun All Inclusive vacation into a rock star experience. But what does that mean for us ordinary people.
Hard Rock Cancun All Inclusive is really a classic, well known, well established resort, which does thing a little better than most.
Rooms: There are 601 rooms in creamy colors and fabrics. Little extras mean things like a Jacuzzi, flat screen LCD TV with satellite, turndown service and liquor dispenser. Bathrobes and slippers all come standard and even some little person sized robes for your kids. Individually controlled air conditioning and a coffee maker are nice touches. Most rooms have an ocean view and private balconies and personal hydro spa tubs help you enjoy the prime location.
For the musically minded and aspiring amateurs who are looking to emulate their Hollywood heroes there are lessons. Something a little different here is the expert instruction and accelerated stage training at the Music Lab. All part of the all inclusive experience (at the time of writing). Play an instruments and become part of a rock band regardless of your ability.
This is a longstanding favorite Mexican all inclusive family resort that has now been completely renovated. Food is by way of Zen Asiatic which offers fine dining, International and local breakfasts, Italian feasts, a Brazilian steakhouse, big international buffets, traditional Mexican cuisines, and brick oven pizzas.
Location: Right on the Beach. A little way from Cancun ($35 by taxi). And close to Cancun Palace All Inclusive.
Amenities: Included in the the all inclusive package is fine dining, snacks, drinks (domestic & imported), 24-hr. room service, non-motorized water sports at the Wet'n Wild marina, entertainment, all taxes and gratuities, wireless Internet.
Also available is a spa, an outdoor pool, tennis court, and fitness center, ping pong, tables games, pool volleyball, pool basketball. You get the idea.
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This resort is a quality, economical, eco-friendly option for resorts in Cancun, Mexico. A haven for artists.
Location: The resort is 300 meters from Ek Balam, an archaeological site considered of traditional Mayan power in Central Yucatan. It is on the edge of a traditional village. 1 ½ hours from Cancun or Merida international airport. 1 ½ hours from the Caribbean beaches. ½ hour from Chichen Itza.
Amenities: Bio-filtered swimming pool, outdoor eco-showers, book exchange, artist retreat, vegetarian menus, mountain bikes, coffee shop, a kitchen and garden baths.
Rooms: A family room has two single beds and bathroom on main floor, king sized bed, single bed and hammock in loft. Traditional thatch roof. Next to the pool.
Reviews: Receives kudos for friendliness and cleanliness and is consistently high on all domains. Recommended by Fodders and Moon guide books. If you are looking for an environmentally and culturally sustainable option this one is for you.
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