Best Pool Hotels in Maya Riviera & The Yucatan

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    Hyatt Ziva Cancun
    Cancun
    4.5-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 7141 reviewsTripAdvisor (7141)
    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.

    Cancun
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 7141 reviewsTripAdvisor (7141)
    4.5-star Hotel Class
    Free Breakfast
    Free Parking
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    The Westin Lagunamar Ocean Resort Villas & Spa, Cancun
    Cancun, MX
    4-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 6481 reviewsTripAdvisor (6481)
    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.

    Cancun, MX
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 6481 reviewsTripAdvisor (6481)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi
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    Fairmont Mayakoba, Riviera Maya
    Playa del Carmen, MX
    5-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 5247 reviewsTripAdvisor (5247)

    Sandwiched between the Asian-influenced Banyan Tree Mayakoba and the sensual Rosewood Mayakoba, this member of the AccorHotels family upholds its brand's standards along this luxurious stretch of sand just north of Playa del Carmen. The property houses 401 guest rooms and suites, all of which come outfitted in tropical-inspired decor, spacious soaking tubs, LCD televisions and Le Labo toiletries. The resort, which is nestled within 240 acres of tropical forest, also sits next to the PGA Championship El Camaleón golf course. Additionally, the property features the 37,000-square-foot Willow Stream Spa and three on-site restaurants (not including the two grab-and-go cafes, the two pool bars and the lobby lounge). And if you're traveling with children, take them to the Kids Club (for ages 4 to 12), where they can spend their days making piñatas or origami souvenirs. To make the most of your stay at the Fairmont Mayakoba, Riviera Maya, consider booking one of the resort's promotional packages. But be careful: Some guests warn that the property's high food and drink prices can quickly raise your final bill.

    Playa del Carmen, MX
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 5247 reviewsTripAdvisor (5247)
    5.0-star Hotel Class
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    Grand Fiesta Americana Coral Beach Cancun
    Cancun
    5-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 4873 reviewsTripAdvisor (4873)
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi

    Situated less than 5 miles north of its sister property, Fiesta Americana Condesa Cancun, this 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 terraces and private sitting areas. 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. What's more, because of the hotel's Preferred ties, it allows members of the I Prefer program to earn or redeem points for stays here.

    Cancun
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 4873 reviewsTripAdvisor (4873)
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi
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    Grand Residences Riviera Cancun
    Puerto Morelos
    5-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 1210 reviewsTripAdvisor (1210)
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi

    Ideal for families, this resort in the Riviera Maya earns kudos for its spacious suites, caring staff and multiple pools. You'll have your pick of one- to four-bedroom suites, each equipped with either a kitchenette or full kitchen, a terrace, a flat-screen TV and free Wi-Fi access. In addition to the accommodations, the resort's roster of activities and facilities also impressed guests. When you're not soaking up the sun at the pool or the beach, indulge in a treatment at the spa, get a workout in at the 24-hour gym or make use of the resort's nonmotorized water sports equipment, tennis courts and bicycles. Aside from the ample amenities, the kids club also impressed lodgers with its variety of supervised activities, including sand art, face painting and air hockey. What's more, children 12 and younger stay for free. Where the resort fell short, according to reviewers, was in its restaurant offerings. Though the property offers two restaurants and an on-site beach bar and grill, the menu options can get repetitive if you're on the all-inclusive meal plan, recent guests noted. The hotel also offers a lobby cafe and bar and a pool bar, plus a small grocery store. Keep in mind, Leaders Club members can earn or redeem perks here. You'll find the Grand Residences Riviera Cancun about 2 miles south of Puerto Morelos, and about halfway between Cancun and Playa del Carmen.

    Puerto Morelos
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 1210 reviewsTripAdvisor (1210)
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi
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    Generations Riviera Maya
    Playa del Carmen
    4.5-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 3035 reviewsTripAdvisor (3035)
    Free Breakfast
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi

    Generations Riviera Maya by Karisma is an all-suite, all-inclusive resort that sits about halfway between Playa del Carmen and Cancun on the eastern coast of Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula. The beachfront resort offers 162 suites, all with large balconies or terraces. Some larger suites are equipped with swim-up balconies that connect to the infinity pool. Guests are complimentary of the spacious accommodations and also praise the customer service and variety of food found at the restaurants. Generations Riviera Maya boasts five dining spots that serve Mexican, Mediterranean and Asian cuisine, as well as several bars – one of which is a swim-up bar. The resort welcomes children, and the hotel's Eko Kids Club offers supervised games and enrichment activities for guests ages 4 to 12. Both kids and adults will enjoy the hotel's infinity pool that stretches along the length of the resort, as well as the Jacuzzis available in every suite. Although guests were overwhelmingly positive of the resort's pools and restaurants, some were critical of the property's small, rocky beach. Next to the resort are two of Karisma's other Riviera Maya properties, El Dorado Casitas Royale and El Dorado Royale, and guests ages 18 and older can use the facilities at both of these locations.

    Playa del Carmen
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 3035 reviewsTripAdvisor (3035)
    4.5-star Hotel Class
    Free Breakfast
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi
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    Hotel Riu Palace Riviera Maya
    Playa del Carmen
    4-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 6120 reviewsTripAdvisor (6120)
    Free Breakfast
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi

    Sharing oceanfront real estate with its sibling the Hotel Riu Palace Mexico, the all-inclusive Hotel Riu Palace Riviera Maya offers guests access to the pristine Playacar beaches of Playa del Carmen and all the amenities of the Riu Palace complex. Just outside their guest rooms, travelers will find six different restaurants, five bars, the Renova Spa, two pools (including a children's pool) and activities like tennis, kayaking and volleyball. But what sets this Hotel Riu Palace Riviera Maya apart from its sister property is its sweeping views and top-notch service. The property's 400 rooms provide impressive sea views from their private balconies or terraces; you can enjoy the scenery with a drink in hand thanks to the in-suite liquor dispensers. All guest rooms also feature perks like complimentary Wi-Fi and satellite TVs. Plus previous visitors rave that the employees at this RIU property are extremely friendly  some travelers said Hotel Riu Palace Riviera Maya's staff members went out of their way to make everything even more enjoyable.

    Playa del Carmen
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 6120 reviewsTripAdvisor (6120)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Free Breakfast
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi
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    Rosewood Mayakoba
    Playa del Carmen
    5-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 2040 reviewsTripAdvisor (2040)
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi

    Rosewood Mayakoba fully immerses guests in the Riviera Maya's beauty through its architecture and design. Not only is it flanked by the region's famed crystalline sands and lush jungle, the resort is also constructed from local materials, such as Yucatan limestone and regional wood. Visitors especially praise the private outdoor deck and heated plunge pool attached to each of the property's 129 suites. And the welcome tequila, daily restocked fruit bowl and personal butler services exemplify an above-par level of hospitality. The culinary offerings at Rosewood Mayakoba's three restaurants are another point of praise among recent guests. And, despite their high price tags, visitors say the unique treatments at Sense, A Rosewood Spa are well worth the indulgence. Once you're feeling relaxed, perfect your swing at the adjacent El Camaleon golf course or soak up your surroundings with a kayaking or snorkeling adventure. You'll find this Rosewood outpost just north of downtown Playa del Carmen in the Mayakoba resort complex.

    Playa del Carmen
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 2040 reviewsTripAdvisor (2040)
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi
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    NIZUC Resort & Spa
    Cancun
    5-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2911 reviewsTripAdvisor (2911)
    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'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 one of the three infinity pools. The relaxing vibes continue at the NIZUC Spa by ESPA, which offers Mayan-influenced treatments. But what really stands out at NIZUC Resort & Spa 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. If you're a member of the I Prefer rewards program, you can cash in or accrue points for choosing to stay here.

    Cancun
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2911 reviewsTripAdvisor (2911)
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi
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    Moon Palace Golf & Spa Resort
    Cancun
    4.5-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 30304 reviewsTripAdvisor (30304)
    Free Breakfast
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi

    Golfers rejoice: the all-inclusive Moon Palace Golf & Spa Resort boasts one of Cancun'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 39-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 15 restaurants or catch a show in the Amphitheatre. Young visitors can join in on the fun with the dolphin swim program, the game-filled Wired teen lounge or the supervised Playroom, which offers multiple themed rooms and playgrounds for kids of all interests 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 an LCD satellite TV. Past guests advise booking a room closer to the lobby on the second or third floor for the best ocean views.

    Cancun
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 30304 reviewsTripAdvisor (30304)
    4.5-star Hotel Class
    Free Breakfast
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi
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    Hard Rock Hotel Cancun
    Cancun
    4.5-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 12472 reviewsTripAdvisor (12472)
    Free Breakfast
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi

    The Hard Rock Cancun is the place to stay if you're looking to live it up like a rock star in the middle of Cancun's Hotel Zone. With seven bars and a nightclub 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 seem like they're straight out of "MTV Cribs," with each containing an in-room hydro spa tub, satellite LCD TV, balcony and Hard Rock liquor dispenser. But just because your bedroom can double as a bar doesn't mean that the Hard Rock isn't kid-friendly: Guests enjoy the ability to drop the youngsters off at the Kids before getting pampered with a deep-tissue 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.

    Cancun
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 12472 reviewsTripAdvisor (12472)
    4.5-star Hotel Class
    Free Breakfast
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi
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    Hotel Riu Palace Mexico
    Playa del Carmen
    4-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 6258 reviewsTripAdvisor (6258)
    Free Breakfast
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi

    Nestled in the upscale Playacar area just south of downtown Playa del Carmen, the all-inclusive Hotel Riu Palace Mexico boasts all of the key ingredients for a relaxing Mexican escape. The expansive, palm-lined property  which also encompasses the Hotel Riu Palace Mexico's sister property, the Hotel Riu Palace Riviera Maya  features a variety of amenities, including four pools, six a la carte dining options (plus buffet-style eateries), the Renova Spa and the RiuLand kid's program. Plus the Hotel Riu Palace Mexico complex sits just steps from 18 holes of golf and soft sands that lead to the Caribbean Sea. What's more, this RIU property's guest rooms earn high marks from recent visitors. All 434 rooms come equipped with satellite TVs, minibars, complimentary Wi-Fi, private balconies or terraces, and bathtubs.

    Playa del Carmen
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 6258 reviewsTripAdvisor (6258)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Free Breakfast
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi
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    JW Marriott Cancun Resort & Spa
    Cancun, MX
    4.5-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 5046 reviewsTripAdvisor (5046)
    Free Parking

    The pool complex is the real standout at the JW Marriott Cancun Resort & Spa. Guests are consistently wowed by this resort's two outdoor free-form pools, the 14-foot dive pool (with an artificial reef) and the smattering of whirlpools around the property. And previous visitors give the on-site eateries – some of which are shared with the adjacent CasaMagna Marriott Cancun Resort – a nod of approval for their quality service and varied menu options. Past guests also raved about the property's guest rooms and suites, which feature private balconies that boast ocean views, spacious bathrooms, Wi-Fi access (for a fee) and 49-inch flat-panel TVs. Upgrade to a Club 91 accommodation for views from the resort's top floor, access to the Club 91 Lounge and other exclusive amenities, such as Club lounge access. Even if you don't spring for a Club 91 room, Marriott Bonvoy members will be able to earn or cash in points for perks at this JW Marriott resort.

    Cancun, MX
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 5046 reviewsTripAdvisor (5046)
    4.5-star Hotel Class
    Free Parking
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    The Royal Haciendas
    Playa del Carmen
    4-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 4691 reviewsTripAdvisor (4691)
    Free Breakfast
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi

    Easily recognized by its bright yellow exterior, The Royal Haciendas all-inclusive resort overlooks the Caribbean Sea from its seat on the north end of Playa del Carmen. Guests are consistently impressed by the accommodations here; visitors have their choice of a junior, one-bedroom or two-bedroom suite, although previous guests recommend opting for more space in order to have access to a private whirlpool tub and full kitchen. All suites feature a private balcony overlooking the ocean, ample living space and TVs with DVD players. Meanwhile, The Royal Haciendas all-inclusive package grants unlimited access to the resort's two restaurants, bars and ample on-site facilities (like six pools, whirlpools, three tennis courts and nonmotorized water sports equipment). However, the customer service receives mixed reviews from past visitors; some say the customer service was not on par with other resorts in the area, while others describe the staff as pleasant and accommodating.

    Playa del Carmen
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 4691 reviewsTripAdvisor (4691)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Free Breakfast
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi
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    Azul Beach Resort The Fives Playa del Carmen
    Playa del Carmen
    4.5-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 9836 reviewsTripAdvisor (9836)
    Free Breakfast
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi

    With roughly 5 miles separating The Fives Azul Beach Resort Playa del Carmen from Playa del Carmen's busy downtown area, this property lures travelers with the promise of seclusion. Although Azul Beach Resort rubs elbows with esteemed competitors – such as the Banyan Tree Mayakoba and the Fairmont Mayakoba – along the resort town's northern shoreline, this property can easily rest on its own laurels. Housing 571 one-, two- and three-bedroom suites (all equipped with flat-screen TVs, spacious bathrooms and private balconies or terraces), Azul Beach Resort makes a great home base for group travelers. More active vacationers can take advantage of the resort's organized scuba diving, horseback riding or golf packages, and those in need of some R&R can relax with a beachfront massage or a private yoga session (for an additional fee). For even more pampering, guests can indulge in a treatment at Vassa Spa, which offers therapies like aromatherapy massages and facials. Meanwhile, guests say that the resort's swimming pools, My Gym play area at Azulitos Playhouse and Extreme Breeze Teens Club activities meet family expectations. Plus, with nine restaurants serving globally inspired fare, this property caters to just about any palate.

    Playa del Carmen
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 9836 reviewsTripAdvisor (9836)
    4.5-star Hotel Class
    Free Breakfast
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi
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    Fiesta Americana Condesa Cancun
    Cancun
    4-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 10077 reviewsTripAdvisor (10077)
    Free Breakfast
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi

    The all-inclusive Fiesta Americana Condesa Cancun resort located near the midpoint of Cancun's Hotel Zone boasts a family-friendly atmosphere and a wide array of culinary offerings. Parents can embark on a gastronomic journey through each of Mexico's regions at the property's 10 restaurants and an open-air cevicheria, while younger travelers play in the pool or watch movies with new friends at the Fiesta Kids Club and Teens Club. The rooms come furnished with king-sized or double beds, LCD TVs and either garden, lagoon or ocean views. But what you really came for was the sun and splendor, right? Fiesta Americana features plenty of family-centric outdoor activities, like sandcastle building, kite-making and scuba diving. Overall, guests report a satisfactory experience at this resort thanks to its pleasant atmosphere and attentive service. Another bonus of this Fiesta Americana brand property: Its small stature eliminates the need for guests to walk miles to get from one side of the resort to another.

    Cancun
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 10077 reviewsTripAdvisor (10077)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Free Breakfast
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi
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    Hotel Riu Palace Las Americas
    Cancun
    4-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 7670 reviewsTripAdvisor (7670)
    Free Breakfast
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi

    Not to be confused with its sister property, Hotel Riu Palace Peninsula, Hotel Riu Palace Las Americas sits between the sparkling blue Caribbean and the calm waters of Nichupte Lagoon on the northern bend of Cancun's Hotel Zone. This all-inclusive resort's 350 plus suites are appointed with flat-screen satellite TVs, complimentary Wi-Fi and separate living areas. If your room doesn't feature an ocean view (though most afford excellent views), you can always gaze at the sea from a prime spot on the beach. But since past guests claim this RIU property's swath of sand is a little small, you'll want to stake out sandy real estate before it's all occupied. On the beach you'll have access to snorkeling and kayaking equipment, and at the pool you can try out an introductory scuba lesson. When hunger strikes, you can take advantage of 24-hour snacks and five restaurants, all of which are included in your package's cost. However, some guests do lament that the hotel's food lacks variety, so you may want to wander off the property grounds for a few meals.

    Cancun
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 7670 reviewsTripAdvisor (7670)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Free Breakfast
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi
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    Ocean Riviera Paradise
    Playa del Carmen
    4-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 7390 reviewsTripAdvisor (7390)
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi

    For ample activities and facilities, consider staying at the Ocean Riviera Paradise. This resort in Playa Del Carmen, Mexico, boasts a shopping center, a spa, a bowling alley, a nightclub, 10 restaurants and 13 meeting rooms, among other amenities. Parents were especially impressed with the variety of activities in the Daisy Club (for kids ages 4 to 12) and the Teen Club (for teens between 13 and 17). If you'd rather spend your vacation soaking up some sun, lounge by one of five outdoor pools or rent water sports equipment (for an extra fee) at the beach. When you're ready to retire for the evening, make your way to your spacious suite. Housed in four areas – Daisy (for families), Privilege (a VIP section), Edén (which is by the beach) and El Beso (an adults-only spot) – all accommodations feature seating areas with sleeper sofas, bathrooms with rain showers and whirlpool tubs, and balconies or terraces. What's more, suite rates are all-inclusive, covering conveniences like daily parking, Wi-Fi access, butler service and all meals and drinks. But despite the resort's positives, some previous visitors bemoaned the musty smells in their suites, as well as the beach's rocky surface.

    Playa del Carmen
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 7390 reviewsTripAdvisor (7390)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi
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    Hotel Riu Palace Peninsula
    Cancun
    4-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 6034 reviewsTripAdvisor (6034)
    Free Breakfast
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi

    Perched atop the narrow islet that constitutes the Hotel Zone, Hotel Riu Palace Peninsula sits a bit farther from the airport than some of Cancun's other all-inclusive resorts. However, the half-hour airport transfer doesn't seem to bother recent travelers, who find this RIU property beautiful and spacious. Its 562 guest rooms feature hydro-massage bathtubs, satellite TVs, complimentary Wi-Fi and private balconies or terraces. The food at Hotel Riu's buffets and six a la carte restaurants also receives positive reviews; recent visitors cite the dishes as varied and tasty. The beach, however, is a bit rocky for some previous visitors' tastes; instead, head to one of Hotel Riu's four pools, which are lined with sun loungers.

    Cancun
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 6034 reviewsTripAdvisor (6034)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Free Breakfast
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi
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    Secrets Aura Cozumel
    Cozumel
    4.5-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 4580 reviewsTripAdvisor (4580)
    Free Breakfast
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi

    Couples seeking sun, sand and surf along Cozumel's southwestern coast should consider bedding down at Secrets Aura Cozumel. This member of AMResorts's popular adults-only Secrets chain invites vacationers to unwind in one of 266 suites, all of which feature a king-sized bed, private terrace or balcony, full bathroom with whirlpool tub and a complimentary minibar. If you don't mind shelling out a little extra dough, past visitors recommend reserving one of the swim-up rooms with an ocean view. Before you cringe at the nightly rate, remember that the cost covers meals at all six on-site restaurants, unlimited drinks at four bars and 24-hour concierge services. You also won't have to pay to take advantage of Secrets Aura Cozumel's private beach, three swimming pools, outdoor Jacuzzis, fitness center or long list of activities that range from kayaking to water aerobics to beach and pool volleyball.

    Cozumel
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 4580 reviewsTripAdvisor (4580)
    4.5-star Hotel Class
    Free Breakfast
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi
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    Le Blanc Spa Resort
    Cancun
    5-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 6559 reviewsTripAdvisor (6559)
    Free Breakfast
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi

    An adults-only, all-inclusive resort in the northern part of Cancun'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 Keurig coffee maker, a two-person whirlpool tub, an LED TV, BVLGARI toiletries and butler service. 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 hydrotherapy session. You can also catch some rays along the pool 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).

    Cancun
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 6559 reviewsTripAdvisor (6559)
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    Free Breakfast
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi
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    Grand Velas Riviera Maya
    Playa del Carmen
    5-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 3911 reviewsTripAdvisor (3911)
    Free Breakfast
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi

    This 85-acre all-inclusive property approximately 6 miles northeast of central Playa del Carmen garners rave reviews from its guests. The accommodations impress with whirlpool tubs, 42-inch plasma-screen TVs and more than 1,100 square feet of space. Meanwhile, guests consistently praise the resort's excellent customer service, its gourmet cuisine, and its revitalizing spa services. During your stay, you can sign up for invigorating treatments like the Mayan Jade Facial or the Coffee & Cocoa Experience. For extra pampering, consider splurging for the Riviera Maya Spa Package, which includes spa credits and ecotours, among other perks. If you're more interested in hitting the links or a scuba expedition, consider one of the resorts other popular packages, all of which include meals at the property's eight restaurants and other privileges, such as 24-hour concierge services, snokeling tours and even mixology classes. And if you're traveling with kids in tow, send them over to the Grand Velas Kids' or Teens' Club – they'll have plenty of opportunities to meet new friends while you're catching up on some R&R. Plus, since the hotel is under the Preferred umbrella, members of the I Prefer program can earn or redeem points here.

    Playa del Carmen
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 3911 reviewsTripAdvisor (3911)
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    Free Breakfast
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi
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    Live Aqua Beach Resort Cancún
    Cancun
    4.5-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 10567 reviewsTripAdvisor (10567)
    Free Breakfast
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi

    Live Aqua Beach Resort Cancún invites you to "Be Yourself" at its adults-only resort situated in the middle of Cancun'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 12 restaurants and bars, which serve everything from Mediterranean fare to traditional Mexican cuisine. When you're ready to turn in for the evening, you'll find an aromatherapy kit, along with 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.

    Cancun
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 10567 reviewsTripAdvisor (10567)
    4.5-star Hotel Class
    Free Breakfast
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi
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    Hyatt Zilara Cancun
    Cancun
    4.5-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 7228 reviewsTripAdvisor (7228)
    Free Breakfast
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi

    If you've come to Cancun 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 resort a little too quiet for some travelers. But if quiet is what you're looking for, then book one of the Hyatt's premium suites, which feature ocean views (even in the bathrooms), spacious two-person in-suite whirlpool tubs and handcrafted wood furnishings. Included in the price of your room is access to two pools, including an Olympic-size pool, the hydrotherapy circuit at the spa, the resort's bicycle center and daily and nightly entertainment. The all-inclusive package also covers meals at six eateries and unlimited alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverages at the property's five bars. You'll also 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 without disturbing you. If you're a World of Hyatt member, you can earn or redeem points here for stay perks.

    Cancun
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 7228 reviewsTripAdvisor (7228)
    4.5-star Hotel Class
    Free Breakfast
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi
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    Secrets The Vine Cancun
    Cancun
    5-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 10780 reviewsTripAdvisor (10780)
    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 feature 42-inch satellite TVs, teak-furnished balconies and minibars. And when you're ready to step outside your digs, you can grab a bite at one of the seven gourmet eateries (or the 24-hour coffee shop), all of which are covered by the brand's Unlimited-Luxury all-inclusive room packages. Travelers especially praise the resort's versatile culinary offerings and entertainment options, which include everything from yoga and 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 and El Tinto Golf Course. Secrets The Vine Cancun is located in the mid-section of Cancun's Hotel Zone, about an 11-mile drive northeast of Cancun International Airport.

    Cancun
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 10780 reviewsTripAdvisor (10780)
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    Free Breakfast
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi

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