Things to do in Riviera Maya

Best Resorts in Cancun: Stays That Redefine Paradise

These resorts take the idealized vacation in Cancun and push it to the extreme.

A tropical vacation is a big deal for most people, and we get it! What's not to love about the things to do in Riviera Maya, Cancún, or Tulum? You can relax next to the Caribbean Sea or explore some of the most culturally significant Mayan ruins. The best resorts in Cancún take the entire experience and elevate it to even higher levels.

Luxury Resorts for the Ultimate Escape

Luxury resorts take the best things to do in Cancún and put them all on your doorstep. From endless beaches to extravagant entertainment options, you'll find it in these resorts.

1. Vidanta Riviera Maya

Vidanta Riviera Maya delights all who set foot through its larger-than-life doors. Marvel at Mexico's sheer beauty and vitality as you enjoy this resort's pristine pools and the beach on the horizon. This resort knows the true meaning of paradise, and you'll discover it as you explore its over 1,000 acres.

Vidanta’s family-friendly campus is flush with serenity. Crystalline pools with shaded seating, secluded natural views, and a tranquil beach are all the ingredients needed for a once-in-a-lifetime retreat.

You'll find everything you could want at a resort here. When you're done savoring the delectable bites and drinks at over 15 world-class restaurants, being pampered at the luxurious spas, and seeing the glorious sights of Cancún, stop by for a show.

Our experience, JOYÀ, blends masterful storytelling with seemingly breathtaking acrobatics and a savory meal — all in a theater crafted to rise seamlessly from the Mayan jungle. A one-of-a-kind performance, JOYÀ shines a spotlight on the love inside all of us.

2. Kempinski Hotel Cancún

At Kempinski Hotel Cancún, you get an all-inclusive experience. This beachfront resort offers seaside views just a short drive from downtown Cancún.

Here, you experience resort-style vacationing with easy access to sightseeing. Of course, you don't have to leave the property to have a good time. The resort has restaurants, spa experiences, and other entertainment opportunities.

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3. Le Blanc Spa Resort

Looking for a relaxing retreat? Head over to Le Blanc Spa Resort.

With amenities like oceanfront rooms and butlers waiting to give you a taste of hospitality, you'll feel your stress blow away with the warm ocean breeze. They'll even pack and unpack your luggage so you can focus on your vacation without the logistics.

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Family-Friendly Resorts for Memorable Stays

You don't have to forego a vacation just because you have children. These family-friendly resorts will have your whole family flipping with excitement, just like our acrobats.

4. Moon Palace Cancun

Pack up the kids and head to the tropical Moon Palace Cancun.

Are you worried about the kids having a good time? This resort was designed with mini travelers in mind. The Wired Lounge has snacks, games, and kid-friendly outdoor activities. Check children aged 4-12 into The Dreamery, where anything is possible, and the fun never ends, and take a well-deserved break.

5. Hyatt Ziva Cancun

Hyatt Ziva Cancun is a beachfront resort where the Caribbean Sea and Punta Cancún await. Spend your days soaking in the sun on sand beaches, or explore the countless food options.

Want some adult time? Drop the kids off at the KidZ Club, where they can enjoy their vacation downtime playing volleyball or splashing around in the hotel's water park. Check out the on-site bars, or relax at the spa and salon.

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All-Inclusive Resorts

The whole point of a vacation is to be stress-free — these resorts offer all-inclusive options.

6. Secrets The Vine Cancun

Sip and savor fine wine at Secrets The Vine Cancun, or feel the sand between your toes as you walk along the shore.

Get lost in the sights and enjoy the dining without setting foot outside the resort. You can join in on parties, dip in the pools, and enjoy excursions to local tourist attractions.

Photographer: Kobby Mendez

7. Royalton Chic Suites Cancun

Are you looking for an adult-only vacation? Stay at Royalton Chic Cancun, where nine restaurants and six bars await. All dining is reservation-free, and 24/7 room service means you can indulge whenever hunger strikes.

Check out the rooftop cabana lounge for a sun, sea, and sand view, especially around sunrise. Whether you're in Cancún for its nightlife or historical sights, this resort can deliver.

Boutique Resorts for a Unique Experience

Want something that breaks the resort-style vacation mold? Check out these boutique resorts for a whole new glimpse at paradise.

8. Casa Malca

Casa Malca might not be in Cancún or an all-inclusive resort that feels like a contained city, but that's the appeal here. You'll be out of the city and near the tiny town of Tulum. By night, the skies dance and shimmer with stars, and by day, the sound of birds singing fills the air in this secluded area.

It's an escape into nature where you can quietly reflect and recharge, finding your inner peace while enjoying the tropical air, and you'll be just minutes from some of the best restaurants in Tulum.

Photographer: Samuel Sweet

9. La Zebra

If you want all the beachy beauty of a Caribbean vacation without the crowds, La Zebra in Tulum is ready to take your reservation. Featuring authentic Mexican cuisine and rooms to suit virtually every guest, it's a destination for families, couples, or friends traveling together.

Lose yourself in the sights of the Caribbean Sea or marvel at jungles that show off Mexico's wild side. Staying here, you'll be poised to explore some of the best things to do in Riviera Maya.

Discover Your Dream Vacation Among Cancún's Premier Resorts

Your dream vacation awaits you at Cancún's premier resorts. While you're here, be sure to check out our show, JOYÀ at Vidanta Riviera Maya, a fantastic story that follows a rebellious teen's journey through a mysterious, ethereal jungle.

It's filled with unbelievable choreography, aerial acts, and otherworldly costumes set to a lively soundtrack. Our performers dare to dream big, and so will you.

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