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Cancun, Mexico

Hotels in Cancun and Puerto Morelos Areas, Mexico

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Azul Beach Hotel by Karisma

Azul Beach Hotel by Karisma - Azul Beach Resort knows just how to appeal to first-time all-inclusive guests. The resort has just 97 guest rooms, each featuring a patio or balcony, in low-rise adobe buildings clustered along the water's edge. No activities director will rouse you from a beach bed to join a conga line (though a beach butler may ask if you'd like a cool towel or cold drink). The hotel has plenty of adult features—a bar dedicated to tequila, live music in the bars, menus with adventurous eaters in mind—but also welcomes families with a daily kids' club and children's selections at its four restaurants. (Website)

Azul Sensatori

Azul Sensatori - Located south of Cancún in the Riviera Maya, this all-inclusive oceanfront resort caters to both families and couples. Three outdoor pools are surrounded by four-story accommodation blocks, some of which are adults-only. The 438 suites are designed in mostly neutral tones with canopy beds and turquoise accents, and many include in-room Jacuzzis and private verandas with either ocean or garden views. Family-oriented activities include movie nights and pizza-cooking classes, while beachfront massages and ballroom dance lessons are designed for couples. Dining options range from regional Mexican fare at Zocolo to a 12-course gourmet meal at the adults-only Le Chique. (Website)

CasaMagna Marriott Cancún Resort

CasaMagna Marriott Cancún Resort - Among the most family-friendly resorts in the Hotel Zone, the CasaMagna Marriott Cancún has a well-organized kids’ club, an extensive stretch of beach, and a children’s menu at almost every restaurant. However, there’s also plenty to entertain adults, including a spa and a beachfront infinity pool with an oversize hot tub. The 452 guest rooms are decorated with bright yellow or green accents, and each has a private terrace overlooking the Caribbean Sea, Nichupté Lagoon, or manicured gardens. Dining options include an American sports bar, a Japanese restaurant, and an Argentinean steakhouse that also serves a popular international breakfast buffet. (Website)

Dreams Cancún

Dreams Cancún - Though it’s technically just steps from the chockablock strip of Cancún’s Hotel Zone, this resort’s setting, on a private mini-peninsula between the Caribbean and the Bahía de Mujeres, makes it feel removed from the hullabaloo. Every part of the property has views over the water and opportunities for getting out in it—using the fleet of windsurfers and Jet Skis or the arsenal of snorkeling and scuba gear. The swankiest of the 376 guest rooms are in the Tower buildings (as opposed to the Pyramid building) and have separate elevators, premium concierge services, and a private dining level. (Website)

Excellence Riviera Cancún

Excellence Riviera Cancún - Situated on a sugary beach on Mexico's Riviera Maya coast, Excellence Riviera Cancun is styled after a classic Mediterranean resort: stucco, tile, and marble (though it does have Mayan paintings on the exterior). Suites have four-poster beds, marble baths, and two-person whirlpools. While Cancun, Playa del Carmen, and Tulum are all within easy driving distance, the hotel is a world unto itself, and guests may find it difficult to part with the six meandering, river-like pools; five outdoor Jacuzzis; eight restaurants; 10 bars; jogging trails through the jungle; hammocks for siesta, and—phew!—dozens of other on-site activities. Unlike at some all-inclusives, reservations are not necessary at any of the restaurants. In fact, they're not accepted anywhere, for anything: at Excellence, spontaneity and leisure are the name of the game. (Website)

Fiesta Americana Grand Coral Beach Cancún Resort & Spa

Fiesta Americana Grand Coral Beach Cancún Resort & Spa - This doyenne of Cancún luxury resorts is best known for the view it commands from every room: a 270-degree sweep of bay where the roiling Caribbean meets the placid Bahía de Mujeres. The unobstructed perspective has a lot to do with the building’s salmon-colored structure: it rises 11 stories high (it’s the tallest in the area), with a vast atrium lobby that’s an oasis of stained-glass skylights and green marble. Upstairs, guests in the 602 spacious suites relax on balconies while checking out the sprawling pool scene—filled with families and couples en route to the beach.(Website)

JW Marriott Cancún Resort & Spa

JW Marriott Cancún Resort & Spa - Family-friendly beachfront tower in the heart of Cancún's hotel zone, with an unprecedented level of service for a resort of its size. A swank beachside hotel, with glittering sea views from guest rooms. The 35,000-square-foot spa is the perfect antidote to Mayan-ruin outings. For events and weddings, a team of certified wedding planners are on staff to assist you with every detail. And, with four world-class restaurants, more than 20,000 square feet of flexible meeting space, a business center and the stunning beauty of the Mexican Caribbean at your feet, the JW Marriott Cancun Resort & Spa is an ideal choice for corporate retreats and meetings. (Website)

Ocean Coral & Turquesa

Ocean Coral & Turquesa - Luxury travel agent Natalie Nevares likes the little touches at Ocean Coral & Turquesa: "Chaise longues studded with air jets are built right into the children's pool, so parents can sit in the water with a pina colada, enjoying the bubbles and watching the kids play all day," she says. Opened in late 2007, these side-by-side oceanfront resorts are still sparkling new. Guests share six restaurants (including a tapas bar), a spa, four pools plus a children's pool, and a lovely stretch of palapa-shaded beach that boasts the world’s second-largest barrier reef right offshore. And because the resorts are just 15 minutes from the Cancun airport, you can catch an early flight from the U.S. and be swimming in the Caribbean before lunch. (Website)

Villa del Palmar Cancun

Villa del Palmar Cancun -Villa del Palmar is a part of Playa Mujeres, a new resort development on the Caribbean with a Greg Norman golf course and tropical oceanfront grounds. It’s only 30 minutes from Cancún’s easily accessible international airport, but it’s a world away from the city’s party scene. The hotel’s 150 rooms on nine floors are spacious and functional, all with marble floors, terraces, kitchens or kitchenettes, and garden or ocean views. Some also have laundry rooms, Jacuzzis, and private sundecks. The upscale all-inclusive also has two restaurants that feature regional Mexican cuisine, as well as international favorites such as Japanese and American fare. Guests book massages in one of two massage villas, play golf, or take advantage of the resort’s water activities (kayaking, snorkeling, and more). Or, do what you really came here to do: sunbathe by the infinity pool or ocean with a top-shelf margarita in hand. (Website)

Source: Hotels in Riviera Maya by Travel + Leisure.