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A large hotel on the Nichupte Lagoon, close to the airport and downtown Cancun
The Omni Cancun Hotel & Villas is nestled between the Mexican Caribbean and secluded Nichupte Lagoon on Cancun Island. This is not the "Hotel Zone," as some may expect, and if seeking a young party scene, it's better to look elsewhere. The hotel faces a white-sand beach with turquoise waters on the eastern side, and a tranquil lagoon on the western side. Boating excursions depart from the area, but guests will need a rental car or taxi to get to central Cancun and other sites. For local culture, head to the downtown area (known as Ciudad Cancun), which is a short drive away.
This 343-room all-inclusive hotel is situated in a pyramid-style building along the Nichupte Lagoon's expansive beach -- just a 15-minute drive from Cancun Airport. Although the hotel has undergone renovations, certain aspects are not up to par for the level of quality guests might expect. Rooms offer nothing special as far as decor (just your basic Mexican design with tile flooring), but redeeming amenities include balconies, purified tap water, minibars, coffeemakers, flat-screen TVs, and iPod docks. As for dining, the all-inclusive property has too few restaurants and bars for the size -- though DaVinci's is a hit. Overall, it's a comfortable family-friendly option, and grounds include tropical gardens surrounding three pools, and the mega-Jacuzzi with seating for up to 35 guests. In addition, there are tennis/basketball courts, meeting rooms, a fitness center, and spa, but watch out for the pushy time-share presenters in the lobby.