12 Awe-Inspiring 5-Star Resorts in Cancun, Mexico

Dreaming of a Caribbean getaway to Mexico? Cancun is one of the best places to go if you’re after 5-star resorts, incredible service, endless amenities, and entertainment options. For the guest that truly wants to be pampered and spoilt for choice, you really can’t do better than Cancun.

Located on the northernmost point of the Yucatan Peninsula, Cancun continues to be a sought-after beach destination year after year. While the entire state of Quintana Roo is full of epic vacation spots, like Cozumel, Playa del Carmen, Tulum, and Isla Mujeres, Cancun is by far the easiest to get to. With the Cancun International Airport just outside of town, you won’t need to spend your precious vacation days traveling, you’ll be able to leave the airport and check-in in a matter of minutes. It’s really hard to beat that on an international holiday!

All of these 5-star resorts offer their guests great customer service, free wifi, flat-screen TVs, private balconies, and a clean and comfortable stay. It’s up to you to choose which additional amenities are important to you. Whether you want an adults-only getaway, or a family-friendly vacation, there’s a 5-star resort in Cancun perfect for you.

Here are our top 12 picks for your Cancun resort.

Grand Fiesta Americana Coral Beach Cancun

This 5-star hotel sits in the midst of the Cancun Hotel Zone. The Hotel Zone is a narrow island, connected by 2 bridges to mainland Cancun. It’s where most resorts, hotels, shops, and restaurants are in Cancun. While it’ll be easy to get out of the resort and explore the surrounding area, Grand Fiesta Americana Coral Beach Cancun is an all-inclusive resort, so you might not need to leave to get everything you want, and more.

Top Amenities at Grand Fiesta Americana Coral Beach Cancun Include:

  • 40,000 Sq. Foot Full-Service Spa (with Hydrotherapy)
  • 7 On-Site Restaurants (1 is AAA Five Diamond)
  • Room Service
  • 2 Outdoor Pools (1 with a Swim-Up Bar)
  • Kids Club

Check availability to book Grand Fiesta Americana Coral Beach Cancun for your next five-star getaway.

Estudio Playa Mujeres

Located north of Cancun, Estudio Playa Mujeres is a great family-friendly all-inclusive resort away from the hustle and bustle of Cancun. Staying here is a great option for those only interested in the resort, not exploring town. At this luxury resort, you’ll have access to a golf course, tennis courts, and the Caribbean Sea. As an added bonus, kids under 15 stay for free!

Top Amenities at Estudio Playa Mujeres Include:

  • 4 Heated Swimming Pools
  • Swim-Out Rooms
  • Spa & Fitness Center
  • Pet-Friendly Rooms
  • 6 On-Site Dining Options

Check availability to book Estudio Playa Mujeres for your next five-star getaway.

Le Blanc Spa Resort Cancun

Looking for the perfect backdrop for your next romantic getaway? Le Blanc is an all-inclusive, adults-only resort that guests absolutely love. A winner of the AAA Five Diamond Award, you’ll know exactly why, the moment you step foot here. Located oceanfront in the Hotel Zone, you’ll have everything you need for a picture-perfect stay. Plus, you’re sure to get added tranquility since you’re guaranteed to not have any kids running by or splashing in the pool.

Top Amenities at Le Blanc Spa Resort Cancun Include:

  • 5-Acre Resort
  • Smoke-Free
  • 13 On-Site Restaurants
  • 3 Infinity Pools
  • Spa & Wellness Center

Check availability to book Le Blanc Spa Resort Cancun for your next five-star getaway.

Nizuc Resort & Spa

Located in Punto Nizuc, this sprawling resort is easily one of the best hotels in Cancun. Although you’re just a short drive from downtown Cancun and the Hotel Zone, you’ll feel much farther away when you take in the panoramic views of the Caribbean from this resort. Here, you won’t only have a choice when deciding where to eat and which pool to take a dip in, you even have a choice of two different white sand beaches.

Top Amenities at Nizuc Resort & Spa Include:

  • On-Site Spa (with The Nizuc Thermal Experience)
  • 2 Swimming Pools (with Swim-Up Bar)
  • 6 On-Site Restaurants
  • Pet-Friendly Rooms
  • Some Suites have Private Hot Tubs

Check availability to book Nizuc Resort & Spa for your next five-star getaway.

Hyatt Ziva Cancun

Hyatt Ziva Cancun is a family-friendly beachfront hotel in the Hotel Zone. What makes this hotel unique though is that it has a private sub-section of the hotel, Turquoize at Hyatt Ziva Cancun, which is adults-only. If you like this hotel but aren’t traveling with kids, consider booking your room in Turquoize for access to adults-only amenities and areas of the hotel. The entire Hyatt Ziva Cancun has plenty to offer its guests.

Top Amenities at Hyatt Ziva Cancun Include:

  • 8 On-Site Dining Options
  • 2 Swimming Pools (1 is Adults-Only)
  • Variety of Water Sports
  • Kids Club
  • Evening Entertainment

Check availability to book Hyatt Ziva Cancun for your next five-star getaway.

Haven Riviera Cancun

Haven Riviera is easily one of the top luxury hotels in the area. This adults-only resort features an incredible array of amenities, all set in a tranquil and private setting. Located south of Cancun, here, you’ll be inclined to enjoy the jungle and Caribbean Sea, instead of strolling through the city center. Located near famous Mayan sites, it’s also a great choice to see more of Mexico’s vibrant history.

Top Amenities at Haven Riviera Include:

  • Spa & Wellness Center
  • Swim-Out Rooms
  • Nightly Entertainment
  • Variety of Tours & Excursions
  • 5 On-Site Restaurants

Check availability to book Haven Riviera for your next five-star getaway.

Atelier Playa Mujeres

A stay at Atelier Playa Mujeres is one you’ll certainly remember long after. From the moment you check-in, you’ll be greeted by a friendly concierge who will be ready to make your all-inclusive stay an incredible one. Located north of downtown Cancun, this resort is surrounded by jungle, the Caribbean Sea and a golf course. With no other structures around, you’ll really feel as though you’ve found your very own private oasis. This resort is perfect for a romantic getaway and does not allow children.

Top Amenities at Atelier Playa Mujeres Include:

  • Beach Cabanas
  • Baths in Each Room
  • 9 On-Site Dining Options
  • 24-Hr Room Service
  • Pet-Friendly Rooms

Check availability to book Atelier Playa Mujeres for your next five-star getaway.

Moon Palace Cancun

This family-friendly resort is located just south of the Cancun International Airport. As an all-inclusive resort, you’ll have everything you need, plus plenty more, right at your fingertips. With incredible ocean views from nearly everywhere in the vast complex, you’ll be happily reminded time and time that you’re in Mexican paradise.

Top Amenities at Moon Palace Cancun Include:

  • Water Park
  • Arcade
  • 20 On-Site Restaurants
  • 3 Swimming Pools
  • Car Rental Service

Check availability to book Moon Palace Cancun for your next five-star getaway.

The Ritz-Carlton

Regardless of where you are in the world, you know a stay at the Ritz-Carlton is going to be a lush one. As a hotel chain that prides themselves on unmatched service, comfort, and luxury, this is a 5-star resort you won’t want to overlook. Located in the center of the Hotel Zone, not only is the resort fantastic, it’s also a great location if you’d like to explore more of Cancun.

Top Amenities at The Ritz-Carlton Include:

  • 7 On-Site Dining Options
  • 24-Hr Front Desk
  • Tour Options
  • Spa & Wellness Center
  • Kids Club

Check availability to book The Ritz-Carlton for your next five-star getaway.

Secrets The Vine Cancun

This all-inclusive, adults-only resort will soon become your secret that you won’t get out. With the feeling of a private place, only the lucky few can know about, you’ll love feeling like you’re in the know at this incredible luxury hotel. Located in the center of the Hotel Zone, I’m sure you’ll feel like you’ve landed in paradise. Although rated a AAA Four Diamond Hotel, this one is still worthy of the list.

Top Amenities at Secrets The Vine Cancun Include:

  • Salon & Gym
  • Rooftop Infinity Pool
  • Butler Service
  • 6 On-Site Restaurants
  • Snorkeling

Check availability to book Secrets The Vine Cancun for your next five-star getaway.

JW Marriott Cancun Resort & Spa

You certainly won’t lack for things to do while staying at the JW Marriott Cancun. Between the beachfront access, massive swimming pools, and full-service spas, you’ll have to make a big decision as to where to relax each day. For more active visitors, they have a variety of activities, games, and excursions each day to choose from.

Top Amenities at the JW Marriott Cancun Resort & Spa Include:

  • 2 Outdoor Swimming Pools, 1 Indoor
  • 8 On-Site Dining Options
  • Game Room
  • Water Sports
  • Full-Service Spa & Fitness Center

Check availability to book JW Marriott Cancun Resort & Spa for your next five-star getaway.

With so many great 5-star resorts in Cancun, you’ll truly have your pick of the litter when choosing your hotel. From incredible all-inclusives, to adults-only, and everything in between, you’re sure to find the perfect resort for you and your travel companions.