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6 must-stay resorts in Cancun

Known for its year-round tropical climate, white-sand beaches and world-class restaurant and entertainment scene, the top-rated travel destination of Cancun is on many travellers’ wish lists. Looking to experience this vacation hotspot for yourself? Then we’ve got you covered. Check out this list of some of the best resorts in Cancun and surrounds including the popular neighbouring destination of Riviera Maya.

Level 18 Rooftop Cabana Lounge overlooking beautiful ocean
Take your vacation to the next level at Royalton Suites Cancun

One of the best resorts in Cancun, Mexico is located in the heart of the vibrant Hotel Zone just steps from the hustle and bustle of downtown’s shopping and nightlife. The brand-new Royalton Suites Cancun Resort and Spa takes luxury to a next level with Level 18 Rooftop Cabana Lounge, Cancun’s hottest new nightlife venue featuring a sparkling rooftop pool and chic cabanas overlooking the strip and the sea. With an upgrade to Diamond Club, you receive complimentary access to this upscale venue as well as pampering in paradise with attentive butler service and an exclusive beach area with waiter service. Afterwards, dine at gourmet à la carte venue Hunter Steakhouse for an elevated dinner date.

Aerial view of Melody Maker Cancun
Experience Cancun’s famed nightlife at Melody Maker Cancun

Party in paradise at Melody Maker Cancun, one of the best hotels in Cancun for live music. This lavish lifestyle resort hosts world-class concerts featuring international A-listers such as Steve Aoki, Tiesto and other renowned artists. Dance the night away to chart-topping tracks at a VIP beach party, sunbathe in a lavish poolside cabana or enjoy a glass of bubbly at the celeb-worthy Champagne Bar. If you’re looking for a change of pace, refresh your mind and body with wellness activities such as with tranquil yoga sessions overlooking the ocean, aqua gym classes in a refreshing pool and more.

Infinity pool overlooking Riu Palace Costa Mujeres
Soak in unparalleled coastal views at Riu Palace Costa Mujeres

Surround yourself with impeccable ocean views at Riu Palace Costa Mujeres. Located in Playa Mujeres (an upscale beach destination just outside Cancun) this beachside oasis features a new design with sweeping coastal vistas from the majority of its opulent ocean-facing facilities. Start your day in paradise with a champagne breakfast then sunbathe in style sipping ice-cold margaritas by the glamorous infinity pool with poolside waiter service. When the sun goes down, unwind in lavish suites with oceanview options, complete with contemporary décor, a rejuvenating hydro-massage tub and a spacious balcony or terrace.

Beach lounge area with shady palm trees
Hit the beach with the whole family at Grand Sunset Princess

Located in picturesque Riviera Maya, the elegant Grand Sunset Princess is a family-favourite beachfront resort. Spend fun-filled days in paradise cooling off at your choice of twelve refreshing pools - including four kids-only pools - or, head to the beach to build majestic sandcastles and play in the waves. With an array of premium facilities to suit travellers of all ages, little ones can enjoy daily activities at the Kids Club or watch box office hits at the mini-cinema while you listen to live music and sip mojitos at the lively Plaza Bar.

Aerial view of sparkling pool and beachfront at Viva Wyndham Maya
Swing across bright blue skies at Viva Wyndham Maya

Viva Wyndham Maya offers an impressive roster of action-packed activities catering to all ages for exhilarating escapes in Riviera Maya. Take your vacation to the next level and climb to the top of a towering rock-climbing wall or soar though the sky with thrilling trapeze lessons! For fun at sea, take advantage of complimentary water sports and cruise the coast on a kayak or show off your water surfing skills. After a day of fun in the sun, stop by the theatre for dazzling evening shows or watch awe-inspiring Viva Wyndham Circus performances with expert acrobats and colourful entertainers!

Restaurant interior inspired by Mexican culture
Dine at some of Cancun’s best restaurants at Paradisus Cancun

Another one of the top hotels in Cancun, Mexico also offers some of the area’s top dining experiences. Home to some of the best restaurants in Cancun, Paradisus Cancun boasts a wide selection of delicious dining options ranging from upscale à la carte venues to low-key eateries. Treat your taste buds to culinary excellence at Temp by Martin Berasategui, famed six-star Michelin Chef, or savour authentic flavours at Mole specializing in gourmet Mexican fare. For a casual bite, head over to trendy taqueria Blue Agave or enjoy Japanese fusion dishes on the Zen Terrace at Bana, a breathtaking botanical venue with lush hanging greenery.

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