The Ultimate Luxury Resorts in Cancun

The Ultimate Luxury Resorts in Cancun

Cancun is located in Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula. Positioned in the famously beautiful Riviera Maya in the state of Quintana Roo, Cancun is one of the most popular places in the world for resort vacations. Cancun is north of other well-known destinations including Playa del Carmen and Tulum, as well as a short boat ride away from Isla Mujeres. This makes it an ideal base for exploring all that the Yucatan Peninsula has to offer.

Whether you choose to stay Downtown or in Cancun’s Hotel Zone, there are dozens of luxurious all-inclusive resorts to choose from. If you’re feeling overwhelmed by all your options, let us help you out. Here are our ultimate luxury resorts in Cancun.

1. JW Marriott Cancun Resort & Spa

Marriott Resort & Spa is the first entry on our list because of its world-class service and upscale elegance. Set back just meters from the white sand beaches and turquoise waters that Cancun is famous for, there’s no better spot to relax and unwind.

The luxury of this resort is tangible the moment you step into your well-appointed room. Guests can enjoy luxurious bedding and an extra large bed, as well as a flatscreen TV, free toiletries and bathrobes, and a minibar. Rooms also all have spectacular sea views and balconies where you can enjoy world-class sunsets in privacy. And, for an extra-special VIP experience, guests can book an exclusive Level 91 room that includes concierge service, access to a private lounge, and many other benefits.

At mealtimes, guests can expect to have every food craving met in the eight decadent restaurants serving Mexican and international dishes. The Mayan-inspired spa is incredibly luxurious and shouldn’t be missed during your stay at the JW Marriott Cancun Resort. As well as offering a varied menu of massages and treatments, there’s also a beautiful indoor pool to relax by. Head to the outdoor areas of the resort and you’ll be treated by two outdoor pools, and when you’ve had enough chill time there’s a state-of-the-art fitness center on-site.

Top amenities include:

  • Balcony rooms with sea views
  • Spa and fitness center
  • Indoor and outdoor pools
  • Eight restaurants

Check availability for this AAA Five Diamond Award winner here.

2. Hyatt Ziva Cancun

For a dreamy beachfront combination of location and luxury, Hyatt Ziva Cancun is one of the best hotels in Cancun’s Hotel Zone.

Hyatt Ziva Cancun is positioned in one of the most desirable parts of the Hotel Zone and is moments away from the world-famous Coco Bongo club. The ferry to Isla Mujeres is easily reachable and there are dozens of bars and restaurants on the resort’s doorstep.

If you don’t feel like going out, there’s plenty to do at Hyatt Ziva. Some of our favorite activities include water sports, theater shows, and tequila tasting. The resort even has its own microbrewery on site. For those much-needed rest days, head to one of the two outdoor swimming pools or the oceanfront spa for a therapeutic treatment or relaxing massage.

The luxury continues in the guest rooms where you’ll find high-tech entertainment systems, complimentary refreshments, and cozy bathrobes. The resort welcomes families with children but there are also adults-only ocean-view rooms. These rooms go a step further when it comes to luxury, with rainfall showers, spacious seating areas, and furnished private balconies with breathtaking views of the Riviera Maya coastline.

Top amenities include:

  • Tequila tasting
  • Watersports available
  • Adults-only rooms
  • Two outdoor pools

Check availability for one of the best resorts in Cancun here.

3. Grand Fiesta Americana Coral Beach Cancun

Grand Fiesta Americana Coral Beach Cancun is one of the biggest and best luxury hotels for a Mexican getaway.

Every room at the Grand Fiesta Americana Coral Beach Cancun has a full or partial ocean view with a private balcony and seating area. Other perks of this accommodation include a minibar and in-room safe. When hunger strikes, the dining options won’t disappoint. Six fine-dining restaurants including a AAA Five Diamond French restaurant are available on-site and can even be ordered for room service.

The 40,000-square-foot spa is the ultimate spot to relax and unwind. Guests can choose from a long list of full-body treatments, beauty services, and hydrotherapy to ensure you head home from vacation looking and feeling your best. The modern fitness center is well-equipped and boasts a spectacular sea view.

Top amenities include:

  • Private balconies with ocean views
  • Six dining options
  • Spa with hydrotherapy
  • Modern fitness center

Check availability for this incredible luxury hotel here.

4. Paradisus Cancun

Just 30-minutes from Downtown Cancun is where you’ll find the beautiful Paradisus Cancun resort.

Offering modern, bright rooms with space for up to four people, this is a great option for families with young children. Each room has a private balcony overlooking either the Caribbean Sea or Nichupté Lagoon, as well as a flat-screen TV, mini-bar, and air conditioning.

Foodies will love this resort. There are 10 restaurants on-site offering everything from decadent steak dinners to a poolside snack bar. There are also nine bars at this luxury resort including the much-loved swim-up bar.

For active guests, there are three outdoor swimming pools, a fitness center, and watersports on offer. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the resort and private parking can be arranged.

Top amenities include:

  • Private balconies
  • Swim-up bar
  • Watersports
  • Free Wi-Fi throughout

Check availability for this foodie’s dream resort here.

5. Dreams Vista Cancun Golf & Spa Resort

This family-friendly resort is our top pick for groups looking for a perfect balance of activities and relaxation.

There’s a great selection of rooms available, from a Deluxe Ocean View King room to family-friendly rooms with space for up to eight people. Whichever room you choose, you’ll benefit from a seating area, flat-screen TV, private bathroom, and plenty of storage. Some rooms also offer a private terrace.

Outside, guests are spoiled for choice with a private beach area and three outdoor swimming pools. There’s also a kids club and playground to keep young guests occupied, and the daytime and nighttime entertainment is aimed at all the family. Eight restaurants are available for guests to enjoy, including the World Cafe buffet restaurant which is guaranteed to have something for everyone.

Being a golf and spa resort, you’ll find a fantastic golf course within two miles of the resort. There’s also a spectacular wellness center on-site offering fitness and yoga classes as well as a huge menu of treatments and massages.

Top amenities include:

  • Private beach area
  • Three outdoor swimming pools
  • Kids club
  • Golf course nearby

Check availability for this family-friendly resort here.

6. Hyatt Zilara Cancun

If you’re looking for an adults-only hotel, Hyatt Zilara Cancun is one of the best options on the Caribbean coast.

This resort has been designed for an ultra-relaxing break, and you’ll love the beautiful outdoor pools, private beach area, and superb food options. The tranquil spa can also be used for an additional charge and features a jacuzzi, beauty services, and massages.

If you’re looking for a more active vacation, head to the well-equipped fitness center, take a yoga class, try your hand at wine tasting or craft making, or have a diving lesson. When the sun goes down, guests can enjoy a cocktail at one of the five bars, as well as themed parties, entertainment, and cultural shows.

The rooms at Hyatt Zilara Cancun are spacious and elegant with handcrafted furniture and big bathrooms. Other amenities include a 55” TV, mini-bar, and toiletries, and some rooms have private balconies and hot tubs.

Top amenities include:

  • Adults-only property
  • Spa with jacuzzi
  • Fitness center
  • Rooms with hot tubs

Check availability for this adults-only resort here.

7. Majestic Elegance Costa Mujeres

This all-inclusive resort is a modern, stylish base for your next Caribbean adventure. Starting with the rooms, guests benefit from spacious accommodation with a private balcony and a beautiful bathroom with a hot tub. There’s also a coffee machine and mini bar in all rooms, and some suites have terraces with pool views. For an extra treat, book the Sky View Suite with a private rooftop terrace and outdoor jacuzzi.

Heading outdoors into the common areas, you’ll find four stunning outdoor swimming pools with plenty of space for your travel party to relax and spread out. There are nine dining options included in the all-inclusive package, including an Italian restaurant that’ll give you a true taste of the Mediterranean.

If that wasn’t enough, this luxury hotel also offers a 24-hour front desk for flexible check-in, a private beach area, and a state-of-the-art fitness center.

Top amenities include:

  • Four outdoor swimming pools
  • Nine restaurants including Italian options
  • Flexible check-in
  • Rooms with private jacuzzis

Check availability for this stylish, well-equipped resort here.

8. Nizuc Resort & Spa

For a sustainable option, Nizuc Resort & Spa is one of our favorites in Cancun. This semi-secluded resort is situated on Punta Nizuc and is the perfect vacation escape.

The rooms at Nizuc boast classic decor and amenities including air conditioning, a flat-screen TV, and a Nespresso coffee maker. The bathrooms are equally as luxurious and feature a bathtub with a rainfall shower.

Dining options are plentiful and include surprisingly diverse options including Peruvian, Asian, and Mediterranean dishes. The outdoor infinity pool overlooks the Caribbean coast and the swim-up bar is a dreamy spot to enjoy a sunset cocktail or two. There’s also a private dock that is convenient for boating trips along the coastline or to Isla Mujeres, and the private spa is the icing on the cake of this incredibly peaceful property. Try the Nizuc Thermal Experience for an unforgettable guided hydrotherapy experience.

Free Wi-Fi is offered throughout the property and free parking is convenient if you’ve hired a car. Speaking of which: despite its tranquil location, central Cancun can still be reached by car in 25 minutes if you’re in the mood to explore.

Top amenities include:

  • Infinity pool
  • Diverse dining options
  • Spa offering hydrotherapy
  • Free Wi-Fi

Check availability for this sustainable resort here.

9. Haven Riviera Cancun

Another one of the best adults-only resorts in Cancun is the Haven Riviera.

Rooms are well-equipped with a seating area, flat-screen TV, air conditioning, and private bathrooms with bathrobes and slippers. Some rooms also include a kitchenette which is handy for preparing snacks, and others have private pools that can be accessed from the room’s terrace. What could be more luxurious?

The picturesque central outdoor swimming pool has lots of loungers to relax on and is a wonderful spot to spend lazy days with your travel companions. Being oceanfront, it also offers a stunning view of the turquoise waters of the Caribbean sea. Guests can play tennis at the resort, and car hire can be arranged if you’re planning to explore more of the Riviera Maya.

There’s also a spa on-site offering a long list of beauty and wellness treatments that’ll leave you looking and feeling your best. And when night falls, guests can enjoy themed dinners, live music, and varied entertainment.

Top amenities include:

  • Rooms with kitchenettes
  • Swim-up rooms
  • Oceanfront pool
  • Spa offering beauty treatments

Check availability for this luxury adults-only haven here.

10. Fiesta Americana Condesa Cancun

The final resort on our list of the ultimate luxury resorts in Cancun is Fiesta Americana Condesa. This upscale 5-star resort offers family-friendly facilities and ultra-relaxing adults-only spa services, ensuring everyone in your travel party has the best vacation possible.

There’s a huge variety of food on offer at this all-inclusive resort, and the 11 restaurants serving everything from Asian to Argentinian food ensure that there’s something for everyone’s tastes. The huge freeform outdoor pool provides plenty of space for your family to spread out and enjoy Mexico’s beautiful weather. The calm waters of the Caribbean sea are moments away and guests can enjoy an afternoon of swimming and snorkeling.

For families with children, there’s a great kids club, a children’s playground, a kid-friendly pool, and family-friendly evening entertainment. The full-service luxury spa has a great menu of massage and beauty treatments, and guests can enjoy a workout or a yoga class at the well-equipped fitness center.

Rooms at Fiesta Americana beach resort are spacious and comfortable, and there’s a wide variety of room types on offer. Choose from an ocean, garden, or sunset view room, or treat yourself to an extra-luxurious room with a private swimming pool.

Top amenities include:

  • 11 restaurants
  • Kids club
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Spa and fitness center

Check availability for this luxury 5-star option here.

The Luxury Resorts in Cancun You’ll Love

As you can see, Cancun, Mexico is one of the best places on Earth for luxury all-inclusive resorts. Whether you’re traveling with your family, in a group, or as a couple, you’re certain to find hotels & resorts on our list to suit your party.