Excellence Playa Mujeres Rating: 5.0 Pearls
This adults-only luxury resort offers a nice all-inclusive experience with tons of variety. There are multiple dining options, several beautiful pools, a gorgeous spa with great treatments for couples, and dozens of wonderful activities perfect for unwinding with your significant other. The rooms here are large and contemporary, with large modern bathrooms, Jacuzzis with garden views, and high-end amenities. Some even have a large rooftop terrace with a private plunge pool and day beds for two with ocean views.
Isla Mujeres Palace - All Inclusive Rating: 4.0 Pearls
This 62-room all-inclusive, couples-only boutique hotel is located on a white-sand beach in the southern part of Isla Mujeres. It features all the standards of larger resorts -- a nice pool with a swim-up bar, non-motorized water sports,balconies with ocean views -- but on a smaller scale and with a more intimate vibe. Airy rooms are luxurious and elegant with Jacuzzis for two, furnished balconies, flat-screen TVs, and free Wi-Fi. There is one restaurant here with a somewhat limited menu. Perks at this hotel include a lack of crowds -- no fighting for pool chairs here -- along with a nice fitness center, spa with four treatment rooms, and quiet beach.
The Beloved Hotel Rating: 5.0 Pearls
The ultra-luxe Beloved, on a white-sand beach, features 109 suites with super sexy decor. They're all-white, with spacious, sleek marble bathrooms and Jacuzzi tubs, and have the vibe of a luxurious New York City hotel room -- except they're about four times the size and feature private balconies, many with ocean views. The two pools are large and attractive, the beach features private cabanas perfect for couples, and some units have private plunge pools great for some R&R in good company --but the highlight here is the expansive spa, which boasts upscale candlelit treatments for couples, an ice glacier room, and a great hydrotherapy indoor/outdoor pool.
Hotel Villa Rolandi Thalasso SPA - Gourmet & Beach Club Rating: 4.5 Pearls
The Hotel Villa Rolandi is a romantic, 35-room boutique that fully embraces the "less hectic than Cancun" vibe of Isla Mujeres. Two big draws for couples are the secluded location on a pristine white-sand beach and the "no children under 13" policy. All rooms are spacious suites (the smallest starts at 498 square feet) that offer flat-screen TVs, large balconies with private Jacuzzis, and Italian marble floors. Great perks include a free continental breakfast delivered to rooms at no extra charge, and a 42-foot yacht that provides free transportation to and from Cancun.
The Ritz-Carlton, Cancun Rating: 4.5 Pearls
This 365-room luxury hotel with classic style is set in Cancun's Hotel Zone against a pristine beach and turquoise Caribbean waters. Room decor is elegant and traditional, if also slightly corporate and dated, and all rooms have ocean views. The resort's romantic and luxurious vibe is ideal for couples looking to splurge. The resort's spa has a detoxifying sauna and typical treatments like massages and facials, but, with a Vichy steam room and showers and variant temperature plunge pools, is especially equipped for water ritual treatments.
Le Blanc Spa Resort Rating: 4.5 Pearls
There is nothing ordinary about the 260-room Le Blanc Spa Resort: Everything from the wine lists to your workout has been tailored to be top notch. It feels more South Beach chic than Cancun party, with a hip, gorgeous aesthetic throughout the entire pristine white property. The rooms are thoroughly modern and bright with minimalist décor, plush beds, and stunning ocean views (some with large Jacuzzi baths). But most of your time should be spent experiencing the top-of-the line spa, the chic restaurants (especially the stunningly designed Lumiere), and heavenly white-sand beach.
Hyatt Zilara Cancun Rating: 4.5 Pearls
While this adults-only all-inclusive property can get crowded, it is a great pick for couples who want to make the most out of the great on-site amenities –there are two spas, numerous daily activities, an attractive beachfront pool, a pristine white-sand beach with plush cabana beds, and a pleasant Pilates room with natural light. Suites appear updated and buck traditional room layouts with a centrally located bed and spacious balcony (some are even swim-out). The bathrooms boast massive walk-in showers and Jacuzzi tubs with a killer view. The quality of the food is surprisingly good and varied, including the convenient 24-hour VIP lounge. However, the vibe is slightly older, so young couples may want to consider staying elsewhere.
Villa Del Palmar Cancun Rating: 4.0 Pearls
Even though the Villa Del Palmar is popular among families, it is also a great pick for couples not looking to party, as it is set in one of the calmer locations of Cancun. Rooms are charming, with homey decor, modern amenities, and comfortable beds. All units sport kitchenettes (full kitchens in suites), perfect for those who prefer to eat in. Large bathrooms have marble showers, and some feature deep jetted tubs for two. The outdoor pool sports a waterfall bridge and a tiki bar, and there are plenty of outdoor activities available, including kayaking and paddle boarding.
Sun Palace All-Inclusive Rating: 4.0 Pearls
This couples-only, all-inclusive resort is a great pick for a romantic getaway, thanks to its semi-secluded location, luxurious spa, and decadent details such as two-person Jacuzzi tubs in every room. It features four pools (one of them jetted), a luxurious spa, and a wide array of dining options. Rooms are spacious and offer solid amenities, as well as minimalist, neutral-toned decor. The hotel has a quieter, more intimate setting than the resorts on the party-hearty northern side of the Hotel Zone.
Temptation Resort Spa Cancun Rating: 3.5 Pearls
The Temptation Resort Spa Cancun is a good pick for couples who like their romantic getaways on the steamy side. This adult-only, topless-optional property caters to 21 and over, uninhibited guests. There is never a dull moment at this all-inclusive resort, which features themed swimming pools and nightly risqué live shows. Fun-seeking singles and couples will find a range of entertainment from provocative games and contests -- like the Miss Temptation competition -- to sexy Temptation Idol karaoke. The color scheme throughout the resort is soothing white and passionate red. The 384 spacious rooms exude a romantic atmosphere. While the beach area is small and lackluster compared to other resorts, the shaded sun beds are a nice place to relax and unwind with your other half.
JW Marriott Cancun Resort & Spa Rating: 4.5 Pearls
The luxurious, 448-room JW Marriott Cancun Resort & Spa rests on a soft white-sand section of beautiful beach just off the crowded Hotel Zone. Sophisticated rooms are outfitted with carpet and finished wood, and every one comes with an ocean view. Marble bathrooms with separate tubs and showers have plush towels and quality Aromatherapy toiletries. While there are kids activities, the grown-up vibe, fine-dining options, and extensive business features make this resort best-suited for couples and business groups.