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Sun Palace All-Inclusive 4.0

Hotel Zone, Cancun

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Pros

  • On a gorgeous beach in the quiet part of the Hotel Zone
  • All rooms have balconies with lagoon or ocean views
  • 5 restaurants and 3 bars; reservations not required
  • Luxurious spa with 10 treatment rooms and an herbal steam room
  • Wide, flat-screen TVs, huge Jacuzzi tubs, and free Wi-Fi in all rooms
  • Free in-room, long-distance calls to the US and Canada
  • Smoking rooms available (a con for some)
  • 3 infinity pools and indoor/outdoor jetted pool with ocean views
  • Bright and modern fitness center with great views
  • Free self-parking
  • All rooms come with Chi professional hair dryers and flat irons

Cons

  • Far from tourist attractions, and from shopping, dining, and nightlife in the Hotel Zone

Bottom Line

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 large, modern fitness center, 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. But this somewhat remote location means you'll need a taxi to reach all the action.

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Location

In a quiet spot of the southern Hotel Zone, a short drive from shopping, dining, and nightlife

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The Sun Palace faces a gorgeous, white-sand beach with turquoise waters on the eastern side, and a tranquil lagoon on the western side. It is located in the quieter, southern part of Cancun’s Hotel Zone, a short drive from shops, restaurants, and bars.

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.

  • 20-minute drive to Cancun International Airport
  • 30-minute drive to downtown Cancun
  • 35-minute drive to Puerto Morelos, with quiet beaches and great snorkeling spots
  • 1-hour drive to Playa del Carmen, a laid-back and bustling town with great shopping and a well-heeled crowd
  • 1-hour-40 minute drive to Tulum ruins
  • 2-hour-30-minute drive to Coba ruins
  • 2-hour-45-minute drive to Chichen Itza ruins

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Address

Blvd. Kukulcan Km 20, Zona Hotelera, Cancun 77500, Mexico

Room Types

  • Concierge Level Room
  • Deluxe Resort View Room
  • Ocean View Junior Suite
  • One Bedroom Presidential Suite
  • Superior Deluxe Ocean View Room

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