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Bel Air Collection Resort & Spa 3.5

Hotel Zone, Cancun

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Pros

  • On a white-sand beach close to the airport
  • Gorgeous infinity pool and pool area with ocean views
  • Spacious rooms have balconies and high-tech amenities
  • Wonderful Collection Spa with extensive list of treatments
  • 3 restaurants and 2 bars, including a poolside bar serving food and drinks
  • Kids under 12 not allowed (a con for some)
  • Free Wi-Fi and free parking on-site

Cons

  • Far from the action in the Hotel Zone (a pro for some)
  • Fee for room service
  • Tiny fitness center
  • Rooms are too basic (not minimalist) and sparsely decorated
  • Some complaints of broken AC units

Bottom Line

Overlooking a stunning beach by the southern tip of the Hotel Zone, this adults-only property oozes tranquility. Its serene white and red decor -- with billowy curtains everywhere -- and a somewhat secluded spot far from the booming nightlife set this upscale boutique apart from the mega-resorts located just north of it. The Bel Air Collection has 155 chic, minimalist (if low-frills) rooms, trendy common areas, a wonderful spa, and a gorgeous infinity pool with ocean views. It’s a great pick for a relaxed, romantic getaway.

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Location

In a quiet area by the southern end of the Hotel Zone, close to the airport—but far from the action

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Located in one of the Hotel Zone's most secluded spots, the Bel Air Collection offers easy access to the airport, but you will have to drive or take a cab to get to restaurants, bars, and shops. There’s little around the property, but most guests come here looking for a relaxing experience far from the nightlife, yet close to the gorgeous beaches that have made Cancun famous.

Comprised of a narrow strip of land flanked by the green waters of the Nichupte Lagoon on one side and the Caribbean's turquoise waves on the other, the Hotel Zone is where most of the all-inclusive, self-contained resorts are located in Cancun. This one long stretch of white sand is lined with hotels and businesses that cater exclusively to tourists, with most locals living in the downtown area (known as Ciudad Cancun). Alongside the massive resorts are a mix of entertainment spots, restaurants, and retail malls -- including the open-air La Isla Shopping Village and the cavernous Kukulcan Plaza, which both offer a mix of luxury boutiques, souvenir shops, and eye-catching art.

At the heart of the Hotel Zone is an area known as Party Center, home to the city's most well-known clubs like Coco Bongo, Dady'O, and The City. Once darkness falls, the fiesta begins, with clubs, bars, and lounges here and in the surrounding areas providing a steady supply of alcohol, along with lively entertainment that ranges from booming techno beats to mesmerizing acrobatic performances.

  • 15-minute drive to Cancun International Airport
  • 25-minute drive to downtown Cancun
  • 30-minute drive to Puerto Morelos, with quiet beaches and great snorkeling spots
  • 50-minute drive to Playa del Carmen, a laid-back town with great shopping, and a well-heeled crowd
  • 1-hour-35 minute drive to Tulum ruins
  • 2-hour-25-minute drive to Coba ruins
  • 2-hour-40-minute drive to Chichen Itza ruins

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Address

Boulevard Kukulcan Km. 20.5 Hotel Zone, Zona Hotelera, Cancun 77500, Mexico

Room Types

  • Deluxe Lagoon View Room
  • Deluxe Ocean View Room
  • Suite Kool Lanais w/ Jacuzzi

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