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    NIZUC Resort & Spa
    Cancun
    $45 Nightly Resort Fee
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    $45 Nightly Resort Fee
    • Free Parking

    • Free WiFi

    At NIZUC Resort & Spa, guests can expect seclusion and luxury on all of this property's 29 acres. Situated on the south end of Cancun, Mexico's Hotel Zone in Punta Nizuc, this resort offers spectacular views of the Caribbean Sea and prime snorkeling along the Mesoamerican Reef. The 274 villas and suites all feature Nespresso coffee makers, along with minibars and private balconies or terraces with garden or ocean views. Private Pool Villas even feature infinity pools with waterfalls. Sun-seekers can drop the children off at Winik's Kids Club for activities like cooking lessons and ceramic painting before heading to the resort's two private beaches or five pools. The relaxing vibes continue at the ESPA-affiliated spa, which offers Mayan-influenced treatments. But what really stands out at this Preferred-affiliated resort is the food. You can choose from six restaurants that serve gourmet cuisine, but if you're looking for a memorable experience, consider reserving a night at the chef's table or arranging a private dinner on the beach. From the delectable cuisine to the private atmosphere, recent visitors couldn't be more complimentary of the hotel, describing the overall experience as simply incredible. However, some lament the daily $45 resort fee. If you're a member of the I Prefer Hotel Rewards program, you can cash in accrued points for free night certificates to cover the cost of your accommodation.
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    Le Blanc Spa Resort
    Cancun
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    • Free Breakfast

    • Free Parking

    • Free WiFi

    An adults-only, all-inclusive resort in the northern part of Cancun, Mexico's Hotel Zone, Le Blanc Spa Resort exudes a modern feel with its sleek architecture and neutral-toned color palette. Each of Le Blanc's suites features a coffee maker, a stocked minibar, an LED TV, BVLGARI toiletries, butler service and a liquor cabinet. When booking your room, be sure to request a higher floor and an ocean-facing suite – according to recent visitors, the splurge affords spectacular views and extra quiet that are well worth the nightly rate. If you can tear yourself away from your digs, check out the links on the nearby Moon Palace Cancun's Jack Nicklaus Signature course. Or perhaps you're better suited to a day at BlancSpa, where you can indulge in a massage or a hydrotherapy session. You can also catch some rays by one of three pools or claim a spot on the beach. When hunger sets in, take your pick of Le Blanc's four restaurants or relax in your accommodations and order room service (available 24 hours a day).
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    Excellence Playa Mujeres
    Playa Mujeres
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    Perched along the chalky white sands of the Playa Mujeres peninsula, this adults-only, all-inclusive Excellence outpost offers guests gorgeous surroundings. Suites are appointed with Jacuzzi tubs, flat-screen TVs, pillow menus, espresso coffee machines, stocked minibars and private balconies with a lounge bed that can fit two. But you shouldn't stay cooped up indoors. Outside, the seven swimming pools, seven bars and long stretches of sand offer ample opportunities for relaxation. As for dining, you'll have 12 venues to choose from, ranging from a variety of cusines from Indian to Italian and even Spanish. And for an extra dose of R&R, sign up for a replenishing treatment at the Miilé Spa. (Keep in mind, all spa treatments cost extra.) If you're craving some more activity, dance lessons, cooking classes and an introductory scuba diving lesson are all part of the all-inclusive rates. Plus, Cancun, Mexico, sits 8 miles south.
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    Beloved Playa Mujeres
    Playa Mujeres
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    • Free WiFi

    Situated 8 miles northeast of Cancun, Mexico, along the pearly white sands of Playa Mujeres, Beloved Playa Mujeres provides travelers with a relaxing Mayan Rivera retreat. Upon arrival, guests are greeted with a refreshing cocktail, a cool towel and the keys to their stylish accommodations, which are outfitted with private balconies, Jacuzzis, free Wi-Fi access, 42-inch flat-screen TVs and Nespresso machines. Luxury-seekers will want to book an appointment at the resort's 35,000-square-foot spa while golfers take a swing on the neighboring Greg Norman-designed fairways at the Playa Mujeres Golf Club. While the all-inclusive rates do not cover spa treatments and tee times, they do include use of three swimming pools and meals and libations at the four restaurants, six bars and lounge area. Active travelers can also take advantage of water sports equipment rentals and classes at the on-site fitness center. But even more than the ample facilities, previous visitors raved about the resort's friendly staff. One potential drawback, though, is the property's adults-only policy.
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    Live Aqua Beach Resort Cancún
    Cancun
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    • Free Breakfast

    • Free Parking

    • Free WiFi

    Live Aqua Beach Resort Cancún invites you to "Be Yourself" at its adults-only, all-inclusive resort situated in the middle of Cancun, Mexico's Hotel Zone. And it certainly does not lack personalized touches. For sensitive swimmers, Live Aqua's seven pools, including infinity and lap pools, come in varying temperatures, so one of them is sure to be just right. You'll also have access to the beach, where you can post up in a private cabana. And as far as dining goes, you'll have your pick of two bars, a coffee shop and eight restaurants, which serve everything from Mediterranean fare to traditional Mexican cuisine. When you're ready to turn in for the evening, you'll find a minibar, a flat-screen TV and a spacious bathtub and shower in your room or suite. Another bonus: Previous guests said the vistas overlooking the Caribbean Sea from the ocean-facing rooms are impressive. Past visitors also praised the gracious resort staff, who they said went above and beyond to cater to guests' needs.
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    Grand Fiesta Americana Coral Beach Cancun
    Cancun
    $25 Nightly Resort Fee
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    $25 Nightly Resort Fee
    • Free Parking

    • Free WiFi

    Situated less than 5 miles north of its sister property, Fiesta Americana Condesa Cancun, this Preferred-affiliated resort boasts all of the alluring amenities of its southern sibling with an extra touch of luxury. It may look like an older property from the outside, but each of this resort's 602 suites offers expansive views overlooking the Caribbean Sea, as well as a terrace and a private sitting area. The relaxing atmosphere extends into the 40,000-square-foot Gem Spa, where you can enjoy a hydrotherapy treatment or a soak in the Sensations Pool. If it's sunshine you seek, head to the resort's lagoon-inspired pool or its palapa-studded beach, which hugs Caribbean waters and offers vistas of Isla Mujeras. Even dining at Grand Fiesta Americana Coral Beach Cancun is an elegant affair; guests are consistently wowed by the French-Mediterranean cuisine served at Le Basilic, as well as the hand-rolled cigars and Mexican fare found at La Joya (along with the resort's four other restaurants and bars). Kids can also join in the fun with supervised activities at the Coral KidZ Club. Keep in mind, a $25 daily resort fee applies.To cut costs, members of the I Prefer Hotel Rewards program can pay for stays with free night certificates.
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    Secrets The Vine Cancun
    Cancun
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    • Free Breakfast

    • Free Parking

    • Free WiFi

    Secrets The Vine Cancun, an adults-only property, entices visitors with its impeccable grounds and stylish decor. Each of its 497 guest rooms and suites features a 42-inch satellite TV, a teak-furnished balcony, a tablet for ordering room service and making reservations, a Nespresso machine and a stocked minibar. And when you're ready to step outside your digs, you can grab a bite to eat at one of the seven gourmet eateries (or the 24-hour coffee shop), all of which the brand's Unlimited-Luxury all-inclusive room rates cover. Travelers especially praise the resort's versatile culinary offerings and entertainment options, which include everything from yoga to dance lessons to mixology classes. Plus, Unlimited-Luxury also grants guests access to top-shelf liquor (served chairside on the beach or at the pool if you wish), as well as other amenities like free wireless internet access and complimentary green fees at the nearby Playa Mujeres Golf Club. Secrets The Vine Cancun is located in the mid-section of Cancun, Mexico's Hotel Zone, about 10 miles northeast of Cancun International Airport.
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    Akumal Bay Beach & Wellness Resort
    Cancun
    4.5-star Hotel Class
    4.5-star Hotel Class
    • Free WiFi

    Akumal Bay Beach & Wellness Resort is a 4.5 star hotel located at Km 104 Carr. Cancun-Chetumal in Cancun. It has a 5.0 overall guest rating based on 8137 reviews.
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    Hyatt Zilara Cancun
    Cancun
    4.5-star Hotel Class
    4.5-star Hotel Class
    • Free Breakfast

    • Free Parking

    • Free WiFi

    If you've come to Cancun, Mexico, to party, then you'll probably want to find another property. Hyatt Zilara Cancun is all about relaxation and tranquility, which can make this adults-only, all-inclusive resort a little too quiet for some travelers. But if quiet is what you're looking for, then book one of this Hyatt outpost's suites, which feature ocean views (even in the bathrooms), two-person whirlpool tubs, rain showers and handcrafted wood furnishings. The price of your room includes access to two pools, including an Olympic-size pool, plus a fitness center, a white sand beach and daily activities like acrobatic circus shows, turtle releases and guacamole making classes. The all-inclusive package also covers meals at five eateries and unlimited alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverages at the property's three bars and lounges. If you choose a premium suite, you can also dine at the more intimate Chef's Plate, a chef's table experience with a sommelier and a menu that changes nightly. Additionally, you'll enjoy room service delivery into your room's "Magic Box" – a compartment that goes from your room to the hallway, allowing resort employees to deliver room service 24 hours a day without disturbing you. Because this property is part of the Hyatt family, World of Hyatt members can earn and redeem points during their stays.
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    Sandos Cancun Luxury Resort
    Cancun
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    • Free Breakfast

    • Free Parking

    • Free WiFi

    Sandos Cancun Luxury Resort's culinary offerings stand out among Cancun's versatile dining options. Guests heartily approve of this all-inclusive resort's five restaurants, pointing to Gaijin as especially memorable for its inventive sushi creations. After you eat, hit the hotel's white sand beach or its three oceanfront infinity pools. But take note: Previous guests said that after 2 p.m., the pool area is cast into shadow by the neighboring Secrets The Vine Cancun. While guests say that there is some entertainment offered on the pool deck, they add that Sandos is not the place for glitzy evening productions or loud nightlife. However, seekers of a quieter stay will enjoy these guest rooms and suites, which feature marble bathrooms, coffee makers, minibars, Wi-Fi access, 32-inch flat-screen TVs and 24-hour room service. What's more, during your stay, you can take advantage of the 15,000-square-foot Spa del Mar, which offers soothing treatments such as hot stone massages and mineral spa therapy body wraps. And should you crave more activity, enjoy windsurfing, kayaking or a deep sea fishing expedition (for an additional fee).
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    Finest Playa Mujeres
    Cancun
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    Whether you're visiting Cancun, Mexico, for a leisurely getaway with your sweetie or an action-packed vacation with your kids, Finest Playa Mujeres delivers. This all-inclusive resort offers endless ways to pass the time. You can lounge by one of 12 pools, enjoy water sports like paddleboarding and snorkeling at the beach, participate in cooking or dance lessons, play tennis and basketball on the sports courts, pamper yourself at the spa or catch a show in the theater. Plus, all room rates cover meals and drinks at 12 on-site eateries. Cuisine options range from Italian to French to Mexican. After filling up on gourmet fare, make your way to your spacious suite. Each accommodation measures at least 800 square feet and features sleek decor in white, gray and pale blue hues. Standard amenities include two-person Jacuzzis, balconies or terraces, espresso machines and free Wi-Fi access. Suites with private pools are available as well. For access to the exclusive beach, lounge, pool and restaurant areas, reserve a Finest Club or Excellence Club suite. Overall, past guests loved their stays at Finest Playa Mujeres, citing the excellent room perks and top-notch service as highlights. However, several previous visitors cautioned that mosquitos are prevalent here.
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    Isla Mujeres Palace
    Isla Mujeres
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    • Free Breakfast

    • Free WiFi

    With an air of tropical romance and intimate surroundings, this couples-only resort on the southwestern coast of Isla Mujeres especially appeals to those in pursuit of a honeymoon or destination wedding retreat. What Isla Mujeres Palace lacks in size guests say it makes up for in personalized service. And while there are only 62 of them, each guest room comes with a private balcony, double Jacuzzi, minibar and flat-screen LCD TV. Your meals are covered by the all-inclusive cost, but there is only one restaurant, Azul. (Recent visitors, though, say the food is varied and delicious, so you probably won't get bored). But while the beach and pool are lovely, some guests can start to go a little stir-crazy without the constant excitement that Cancun's mainland hotels bring. However, if it's quiet seclusion you want, then Isla Mujeres Palace can deliver.
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    Beach Palace
    Cancun
    4.5-star Hotel Class
    4.5-star Hotel Class
    • Free Breakfast

    • Free Parking

    • Free WiFi

    Beach Palace, located close to Cancun, Mexico's Hotel Zone, bills itself as a family vacation destination. That means you probably won't find spring breakers filling up the resort's pools, bars or whirlpools. Rather, you'll find contemporary, sleek architecture overlooking the calm waters and golden sands of Nichupte Lagoon – plus plenty of all-inclusive amenities to keep both ittle ones entertained and parents relaxed. Drop the youngsters off at the supervised Playroom for a day of face painting and Spanish lessons while you indulge in a treatment at the Awe Spa. Traveling without kids? You're only 2 miles south of Coco Bongo and Cancun's other legendary nightlife spots. Should you wish to stay on the property grounds, you'll find two bars and three dining establishments on the property, though recent guests felt the cuisine and waitstaff were hit or miss. At the end of the day, retreat to your comfortable accommodations; each guest room and suite comes appointed with a liquor cabinet, a double Jacuzzi, free wireless internet access and a minibar fully stocked with beer and juice.
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    Grand Palladium Costa Mujeres Resort & Spa
    Cancun
    4.5-star Hotel Class
    4.5-star Hotel Class
    • Free WiFi

    Recent guests use adjectives like "fantastic," "beautiful" and "amazing" to describe the Grand Palladium Costa Mujeres Resort & Spa. Overlooking the beach in Cancun, Mexico's gated Costa Mujeres community, this resort houses 600-plus suites. Standard spaces come outfitted with 50-inch flat-screen TVs, minibars, free Wi-Fi access and balconies or terraces (among other amenities). Meanwhile, upgraded options range from accommodations with swim-up pool access to family-friendly suites with extras like welcome kits for kids and children's turndown service. Outside the suites, visitors can practice their serves at the Rafa Nadal Tennis Centre, unwind in the more than 51,000-square-foot Zentropia Palladium Wellness & Spa facility, play video games at an Xbox Gaming Corner or lounge by one of three pools. The property also features 10 restaurants and 19 bars, including traveler favorites like Japanese-inspired Sumptuori, buffet-style Poseidon and the 24-hour Xtra Time Sports Bar. However, a few previous patrons said that the cuisine at some of the dining venues is underwhelming. Like other Grand Palladium outposts throughout Mexico and the Caribbean, the Grand Palladium Costa Mujeres is an all-inclusive resort, meaning the nightly rates cover all meals, drinks and activities (excluding spa treatments).
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    Hyatt Ziva Cancun
    Cancun
    4.5-star Hotel Class
    4.5-star Hotel Class
    • Free Breakfast

    • Free Parking

    Hyatt Ziva Cancun is an all-inclusive resort located on the white-sand beaches of Cancun. Guests who stay here receive complimentary meals at nine eateries and free drinks at seven lounges and bars, including a local microbrewery. There is also a KidZ club, three infinity pools that overlook the Caribbean Sea, snorkeling gear, beach and pool cabanas, beach volleyball courts, a tennis court, live entertainment, a spa and a fitness center with Pilates classes. The 547 rooms and suites start at 483 square feet and feature terraces or balconies, complimentary minibars, free Wi-Fi access, flat-screen TVs, marble bathrooms with separate showers, king-sized beds and an additional queen-sized sofa bed. Recent guests said this Hyatt is an excellent choice for vacationing families, given all of the kid-friendly amenities, but couples also said this is a great place to reconnect over cocktails, salsa dancing and couples massages. Plus, many recent vacationers described the service throughout the property as stellar, though several mentioned check-in was slow. Another perk, though, is that this resort is under the Hyatt brand, meaning members of the loyalty program can accrue or redeem points while staying here.
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    Paradisus Cancún
    Cancun
    4.5-star Hotel Class
    4.5-star Hotel Class
    • Free Breakfast

    • Free Parking

    • Free WiFi

    The white-sand beaches and four lagoon-style pools steal the show at this all-inclusive Cancun resort according to previous guests, who cite the striking scenery and relaxing vibes as compelling reasons to return. And guests describe the 668 suites as spacious and comfortable. Paradisus Cancún's accommodations include 32-inch LCD TVs, private terraces that overlook the Caribbean Sea or Nichupte Lagoon and fully stocked minibars. The 10 on-site restaurants (one of which is exclusively for Royal Service guests) and five bars also impress past patrons with their array of cuisine, which ranges from Mexican fare at Mole Restaurant to wood-fired pizzas at the outdoor Vento Restaurant. Also located on-site is a nine-hole golf course, the Yhi Spa and a tennis court.
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    Hard Rock Hotel Cancun
    Cancun
    4.5-star Hotel Class
    4.5-star Hotel Class
    • Free Breakfast

    • Free Parking

    • Free WiFi

    The Hard Rock Hotel Cancun is the place to stay if you're looking to live it up like a rock star in the middle of Cancun, Mexico's Hotel Zone. With seven bars on the property, you certainly won't find yourself lacking for entertainment. The rocker attitude continues into this Hard Rock's six restaurants, most of which do not require reservations or a suit jacket, for that matter. Even the rooms and suites seem like they're straight out of "MTV Cribs," with each containing a two-person hydro spa tub, a satellite TV, a balcony and a stocked minibar. But just because your bedroom features loads of perks meant for adults doesn't mean that the Hard Rock isn't kid-friendly: Guests enjoy the ability to drop the youngsters off at the Hard Rock Roxity Kids Club before getting pampered with a massage at Rock Spa. You can always hit the lagoon-style pool or beach together later. And if you came to Cancun to take advantage of its flowing fairways, you'll be happy to know that the hotel staff can arrange tee times and lessons at the nearby 18-hole Jack Nicklaus Signature Design course at the Riviera Cancun Golf Club. Regardless of how you choose to spend your vacation here, you'l enjoy all meals and drinks, nightly entertainment and daily fitness classes, games and more thanks to the resort's all-inclusive rates.
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    Moon Palace Cancun
    Cancun
    4.5-star Hotel Class
    4.5-star Hotel Class
    • Free Breakfast

    • Free Parking

    • Free WiFi

    Golfers rejoice: The all-inclusive Moon Palace Cancun boasts one of Cancun, Mexico's two Jack Nicklaus Signature golf courses, so you can traverse all 27 holes during your stay. But that's not to say that Moon Palace's only asset is its links. Its 36-room spa beckons to weary travelers, offering deep tissue massages and therapeutic body scrubs. At night, head down to NOIR nightclub, dine at one of 14 restaurants or catch a show in the amphitheater. Young visitors can join in on the fun with the Flowrider, the game-filled Wired teen lounge or the supervised Playroom, which offers multiple themed rooms and playgrounds for kids ages 4 to 10 or 12 to enjoy. When the day is over, hunker down in a guest room or suite appointed with a double whirlpool tub, Wi-Fi access, 24-hour room service and a flat-screen TV. Past guests suggest booking a room closer to the lobby on the second or third floor for the best ocean views.
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    The Royal Cancun All Suites Resort
    Cancun
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    • Free Breakfast

    • Free Parking

    • Free WiFi

    The Royal Cancun gives guests the best of both worlds: city and beach. The property is located a mere 5 miles east of the city center and styled after a traditional Mexican village, giving guests a semblance of authenticity for those uninterested in exploring outside of the resort. What's more, guests can't help but rave about the property's nearby turquoise waters, relaxing atmosphere and friendly staff members. The Royal Cancun also gets high marks for its family-friendly atmosphere and activities, including two pools and a kids club. There is also an on-site spa, a fitness center, as well as tennis, beach volleyball, snorkeling and parasailing. All-suite accommodations are outfitted with full kitchens and dining and living rooms, as well as private terraces. Guests urge light sleepers to stay away from street-side rooms, as these accommodations can get noisy. As far as dining goes, the Royal Cancun offers a mix of Mexican and American fare, from the La Palapa Restaurant, serving regional and international cuisine, to the casual Bartolo's Pizza. Although all-inclusive packages are available, some guests suggest opting out, as the total cost of their vacation came out to be less than the all-inclusive rate.
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    Sun Palace
    Cancun
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    • Free Breakfast

    • Free Parking

    • Free WiFi

    This couples-only, all-inclusive resort in Cancun's Hotel Zone offers amorous activities for romantically inclined pairs. Sure you can walk on the beach hand in hand, but at Sun Palace you can also enjoy a steam bath or rejuvenating treatment at the spa (for an extra fee) or should you crave more activity, work up a sweat together at the fitness center. Once you're feeling relaxed, you can snag a spot on a chaise lounge, then make your way into the refreshing waters of one of the resort's infinity pools. Along with the plentiful amenities, guests appreciate the variety of food offered at Sun Palace's various restaurants. When you're done with your meal, retreat to one of the resort's romantic guest rooms or suites, which feature whirlpool tubs for two, stocked minibars, complimentary Wi-Fi access and LCD TVs.
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    The Grand At Moon Palace
    Cancun
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    • Free WiFi

    Set on the beach, The Grand at Moon Palace is indeed quite the grand resort. Travelers receive a bottle of wine upon arrival, and the all-inclusive property boasts 1,316 rooms and suites equipped with free Wi-Fi access, smart TVs, coffee makers, two-person whirlpool tubs and minibars refreshed daily. Step outside your room to experience all the amenities this hotel has to offer. You can go bowling, splash around in one of four pools (including the visitor-favorite adults-only pool), hit the water park, unwind in the spa and work out in the gym. The Grand at Moon Palace also hosts nightly entertainment, such as variety shows, live music, kid-themed nights and magic performances. The all-inclusive rates cover 24-hour in-room dining and access to numerous restaurants. According to previous travelers, some standout spots include the Grand Buffet, Jade (serving Asian fare) and Cusco (dishing out Peruvian small plates). The resort also houses several bars, a nightclub and a coffee shop. While the property has a plethora of amenities and options, its sprawling size means it could take some time to walk to the pool or to dinner, depending on where your room is located. You'll find The Grand at Moon Palace about 7 miles southeast of the Cancun airport.
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    Coral Level at Iberostar Selection Cancun
    Cancun
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    • Free WiFi

    An exclusive adults-only, all-inclusive experience within the main hotel, the Coral Level at Iberostar Selection Cancún impresses visitors with its food, amenities and location. This Grupo Iberostar property (which is a bit pricey, according to past guests) enjoys a prime spot along the white shores of Cancún, where lodgers have direct beach access. Travelers can also enjoy the 10 pools scattered throughout the Iberostar Selection Cancún property, one of which is open solely to Coral Level guests. The private swimming area includes in-pool sunbeds, a swim-up bar and a beach club. Other perks Coral Level patrons can take advantage of include wine tastings and mixology workshops. There are also opportunities for golfing, playing tennis and relaxing at the spa. Dining options abound as well, with venues serving everything from Mexican and Japanese to global cuisine. Recent visitors were particularly impressed with the quality of the food, drinks and staff. When it comes to accommodations, the Coral Level at Iberostar Selection Cancún features 156 suites, all of which provide ocean views in addition to amenities like private terraces, coffee makers, smart TVs and minibars replenished daily. Room decor takes its cue from the tropical surroundings: The accommodations are overwhelmingly clean and white, with pops of turquoise and (fittingly) coral.
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    Villa del Palmar Cancun
    Playa Mujeres
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    • Free WiFi

    For globetrotting clans traveling to Mexico, Villa del Palmar's all-inclusive retreat offers a relaxed ambiance and picturesque setting in Playa Mujeres, which is about 7 miles northeast of Cancun. All 415 accommodations feature flat-screen TVs, contemporary wooden furnishings, high-speed internet access (for an additional fee) and sweeping balconies overlooking the ocean or the garden. Families can splash around with the kiddos at the children's pool, while relaxation-seekers get pampered with a replenishing massage at the Village Spa (not included in the room rate). Meanwhile, sunbathers can claim a seat at one of the resort's four other outdoor swimming pools or escape under the shade of a beach umbrella for an afternoon siesta. There's plenty for adventurous travelers, too. For a little extra coin, you can have the hotel arrange anything from surf lessons to expeditions to nearby Mayan ruins. Afterward, the whole crew can rendezvous for a memorable meal at one of four on-site restaurants, or for lighter fare, enjoy a meal at one of two snack bars or a buffet that dishes up Mexican and globally-inspired entrees. But be sure to make reservations in advance as past patrons say long dinner lines at the on-site venues can be an issue.
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    The Westin Lagunamar Ocean Resort Villas & Spa, Cancun
    Cancun
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    • Free Parking

    • Free WiFi

    The Westin Lagunamar Ocean Resort & Spa is conveniently situated in Cancun's Hotel Zone (across from La Isla Shopping Village) and filled with amenities and services that cater to guests of all ages. This resort's pool area is home to both an infinity pool with a swim-up bar for grown-ups and a shallow, kid-friendly pool for younger guests. Plus the villa accommodations are large enough to house the whole family and all are equipped with Westin's signature Heavenly Beds and private balconies or patios that offer sweeping views of the sea. Every villa also comes with standard amenities such as flat-screen TVs and high-speed Internet access. Though each villa also features a kitchen or kitchenette, the resort is home to four guest-approved eateries. And when parents want some alone time, they can drop off youngsters (ages 4 to 12) at the Westin Kids Club before indulging in a treatment at the Mayan-inspired Heavenly Spa by Westin. Another perk of bedding down here: Because Westin falls under the Marriott hotel family, Marriott Bonvoy members can earn and use points here.
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    Renaissance Cancun Resort & Marina
    Cancun
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    • Free WiFi

    Opened in February 2019, this Marriott outpost wowed past guests thanks to its clean, beautiful grounds. A modern property that overlooks the marina in Cancún, this Renaissance hotel houses 180 rooms and suites. Accommodations come outfitted in cool tones of white, gray, tan and shades of blue. In-room amenities include safes, minibars, coffee and tea makers, LCD TVs and free Wi-Fi access. Meanwhile, on-site facilities range from a well-equipped fitness center (with floor-to-ceiling windows, plenty of treadmills, elliptical trainers and weight-training machines) to an outdoor infinity pool and hot tub (surrounded by lounge chairs and umbrellas) to an indoor Jacuzzi and sauna. When it comes to dining, visitors have a few options at the hotel, including a California casual eatery, a more upscale international restaurant and a cafe that offers coffee and snacks. While this hotel is not a beachfront property (the closest coast sits about a mile away), it is near shopping and various downtown Cancún bars and restaurants – a perk for past visitors. Overall, recent travelers lauded the spacious rooms and modern vibe. What's more, since the Renaissance is a Marriott-affiliated property, Marriott Bonvoy members can redeem points for free nights or earn points when paying for a stay.

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