Pros

  • All-inclusive resort along white-sand beach in Cancun’s Hotel Zone
  • Spacious, contemporary rooms with smart TVs and free minibars
  • Some units have outdoor hot tubs and/or stunning sea views
  • Beach club with DJ sessions and cabanas (for a fee)
  • Large beachfront pool has swim-up bar, whirlpool, and music
  • Pleasant spa with indoor and outdoor hydrotherapy pools
  • 24-hour gym plus free yoga classes and a spinning studio
  • Solid dining, including buffet and a la carte restaurants
  • Pet-friendly policies include dog-sitting services (for a fee)
  • Free Wi-Fi and free on-site parking
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Cons

  • Not all rooms have balconies
  • Limited entertainment beyond music around the pool
  • Cover fee for access to Day Club on weekends
  • Some complaints of maintenance issues in entry-level rooms
  • No kids’ club or child-friendly entertainment (pro for some)
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Bottom Line

The 679-room, upper-middle-range Melody Maker Cancun (formerly ME Cancun) is a grand, all-inclusive resort set on a beautiful stretch of beach in Cancun’s Hotel Zone. Rooms range from contemporary to sleek, and feature upmarket amenities, huge windows (some have balconies) with stunning lagoon or sea views, and free minibars that are refilled daily. Along with the beach, the pool is the highlight here -- it features a big central whirlpool, a bar, music, and tons of loungers. Weekend DJ sessions make the Day Club a local party hotspot -- but even guests have to pay to access it, and the party ends at sunset. The spa is great, and the gym is equipped with dozens of machines, but those expecting a full entertainment program will be disappointed. Families may prefer the more kid-friendly Marriott Cancun Resort, though it’s not all-inclusive.

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Amenities

  • Cribs
  • Fitness Center
  • Internet
  • Jacuzzi
  • Pool
  • Spa

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What Are the Design and Scene Like at the Melody Maker Cancun?

Adult-oriented all-inclusive resort with an impressive pool and stylish interiors

Lobby at Melody Maker Cancun

Formerly the ME Cancun, the Melody Maker is a sleek all-inclusive resort with all the bells and whistles of comparable resorts in the area. Although the vibe is party-oriented, its entertainment program focuses on music, with DJ sessions on weekends, house beats around the pool, and an exclusive Day Club with cabanas and a whirlpool that even guests have to pay a cover to access. The atmosphere is lively but generally not rowdy, and although families are welcome, the lack of kid-friendly amenities means there’s rarely a kid splashing around in the pool and certainly no mini disco in the evening. While the Melody Maker is going for a somewhat different concept than its party-oriented neighbors, some past guests have complained that there’s little to do on-site when the sun sets, as there is no live music or shows in the evening.

The resort is impressive both inside and out. The lobby and the restaurants have a sleek design that combines dark hues on walls and floors with a variety of textures on furniture -- including leather, dark woods, marble, velvet, and satin -- and stylish ornaments throughout, such as glass bottles and bamboo canes. Rooms and common spaces have huge windows that make the most of the hotel’s privileged position, overlooking the Nichupte lagoon and the sunset on one side, and the Caribbean Sea on the other. The grounds, with a large central pool and private VIP section adjacent to the beach, are particularly appealing. There isn’t much greenery here, but the palapa roofs add charm, and the ample pools and gorgeous sea views don’t hurt either.

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Where Is the Melody Maker Cancun Located?

Set on white, powder-sand beach in Cancun's upmarket Hotel Zone

The hotel is located in Cancun's Hotel Zone, halfway up its renowned Kukulcan Boulevard -- a long stretch of road lined with numerous upscale resorts and separating the brackish Nichupté lagoon on one side from the stunning Caribbean Sea on the other. Although standing between similar high-rise buildings, the hotel is set on a particularly pristine piece of white, powder-sand beach that slopes gently into crystal-clear turquoise waters. La Isla Shopping Village, home to dozens of international boutiques, is just a 10-minute walk away, and Downtown Cancun's vibrant, if touristy, nightlife is 20 minutes away by cab. Cancun International Airport is about half an hour's drive away. Tourist attractions such as the Mayan ruins of Chichén Itzá and Tulum are within a couple hours’ drive.

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What Are Rooms Like at the Melody Maker Cancun?

Comfy rooms offer a choice of lagoon sunset or stunning Caribbean views -- some from a hot tub or terrace daybed

Passion Suite at Melody Maker Cancun

The Melody Maker Cancun has 679 rooms that start at a spacious 400 square feet, plus all rooms and suites have floor-to-ceiling windows offering stunning views of either the sea or the lagoon and the sunset. Only some, however, have balconies. When the hotel changed hands in 2017 (it is now part of the Be Live brand), the new management swiftly redecorated some suites -- the ones now labeled Signature Icon and located on the top floors of the property -- but most have kept the original design from when the resort was the ME Cancun. Melody Maker Cancun Junior Suite options include oceanfront, ocean view, and sunset view rooms.

Decor is smart and modern, though marred by the odd sign of wear in entry-level units, with polished travertine floors, contemporary dark-wood furniture, and fabrics in plums, blues, and gold. The bedding looks a bit generic, with bed runners and skirts that would look at home in a chain hotel. New units have a more sophisticated design, complete with bold artwork over dark walls, brushed gold accents, plush rugs, velvet throw pillows and chairs, and soft lines throughout.

In-room tech is up-to-date, consisting of free Wi-Fi, smart TVs, and laptop-sized safes. Minibars are stocked with soft drinks and beers -- all free and replenished daily -- while branded liquors are available in all rooms for a fee. Bathrooms are clad in travertine stone in non-renovated units, and black stone in refurbished suites. All include walk-in rainfall showers and organic toiletries. Suites and villas feature either jetted tubs or big outdoor hot tubs. Melody Maker Swim-Out Beach Villas have private plunge pools with sea views.

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What Restaurants and Bars Are at the Melody Maker Cancun?

All-inclusive rates cover three restaurants, lounge, beach bar, and coffee shop with snacks

The hotel’s main restaurant is the Social Buffet Marketplace, which offers a varied spread at breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Additionally, there are two a la carte restaurants, both included in the standard rate. Talavera serves up tasty Mexican cuisine in a pleasant space with pool and beach views, while Botanico offers Japanese-Peruvian fusion cuisine for dinner. Drinks and small bites are available at the pool bar and the lounge, and espresso-based drinks and sweets can be purchased at Nespresso Coffeeshop. Delirio Beach House is located at the beach and is an extra charge, as is the sophisticated Champagne Bar, located in the VIP area.

A rooftop restaurant was being built at the time of writing.

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What Features Are Available at the Melody Maker Cancun?

Beautiful beach, large main pool, separate VIP area, Day Club, and wellness and fitness facilities

Melody Maker is set on one of Cancun's most attractive and widest stretches of beaches, complete with its signature cool, powder-fine sand and stunning turquoise sea. Seaweed is regularly cleared. There are several rows of sun loungers and thatch umbrellas for general use, which can fill up fast in high season.

The resort’s large main swimming pool occupies most of the space between the hotel and the beach. It includes central water features -- hydro-massage jets and mini-waterfalls -- and semi-submerged loungers as well as a bar. The surrounding terraces provide plenty of daybeds as well as sun loungers from where guests can order food and drink. There is a separate adults-only area for guests staying in villas and Signature Icon Junior Suites, complete with hot tubs, and infinity pool, and panoramic sea views.

The Day Club also features a pool and a whirlpool as well as cabanas offering food and drink service -- though use of these incur an expensive day rate. Access to the Day Club requires the purchase of VIP bottle service on weekends, when DJs keep the atmosphere vibrant and fun.

The spa is a stylish space offering a number of treatment rooms, as well as saunas, steam baths, and a thermal circuit featuring indoor hydro-massage pool, sensation showers, and outdoor hydrotherapy pool with swan-neck water jets and views over the Caribbean. Day passes are available for guests staying in standard rooms; suite and villa guests get free access to the spa. The 24-hour gym is free and well-equipped, with a range of cardio and strength-training machines, plus a spinning studio and free morning yoga classes that take place at the beach a couple of times per week if the weather is nice.

 

The hotel accepts pets for a rather steep fee, and offers dog-sitting services for an extra charge. There is free parking on-site. The Melody Maker lacks a kids’ club, making it a better pick for couples and adult groups than families.

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Cancun Essentials

Things You Should Know About Melody Maker Cancun

Also Known As

  • ME Cancun

Room Types

  • 2 Bedroom Suite MST
  • Junior Suite Ocean View
  • Junior Sunset View Suite
  • Loft Suite
  • Luxury Ocean Front
  • Premium Ocean View
  • Suite ME
  • Sunset View Deluxe

Address

Boulevard Kukulkan Km 12, Cancun 77509, Mexico

Phone

1 (866) 599-6674

Website

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Melody Maker Cancun

What Are the Design and Scene Like at the Melody Maker Cancun?

Adult-oriented all-inclusive resort with an impressive pool and stylish interiors

Lobby at Melody Maker Cancun

Formerly the ME Cancun, the Melody Maker is a sleek all-inclusive resort with all the bells and whistles of comparable resorts in the area. Although the vibe is party-oriented, its entertainment program focuses on music, with DJ sessions on weekends, house beats around the pool, and an exclusive Day Club with cabanas and a whirlpool that even guests have to pay a cover to access. The atmosphere is lively but generally not rowdy, and although families are welcome, the lack of kid-friendly amenities means there’s rarely a kid splashing around in the pool and certainly no mini disco in the evening. While the Melody Maker is going for a somewhat different concept than its party-oriented neighbors, some past guests have complained that there’s little to do on-site when the sun sets, as there is no live music or shows in the evening.

The resort is impressive both inside and out. The lobby and the restaurants have a sleek design that combines dark hues on walls and floors with a variety of textures on furniture -- including leather, dark woods, marble, velvet, and satin -- and stylish ornaments throughout, such as glass bottles and bamboo canes. Rooms and common spaces have huge windows that make the most of the hotel’s privileged position, overlooking the Nichupte lagoon and the sunset on one side, and the Caribbean Sea on the other. The grounds, with a large central pool and private VIP section adjacent to the beach, are particularly appealing. There isn’t much greenery here, but the palapa roofs add charm, and the ample pools and gorgeous sea views don’t hurt either.

See More What Are the Design and Scene Like at the Melody Maker Cancun?

Where Is the Melody Maker Cancun Located?

Set on white, powder-sand beach in Cancun's upmarket Hotel Zone

The hotel is located in Cancun's Hotel Zone, halfway up its renowned Kukulcan Boulevard -- a long stretch of road lined with numerous upscale resorts and separating the brackish Nichupté lagoon on one side from the stunning Caribbean Sea on the other. Although standing between similar high-rise buildings, the hotel is set on a particularly pristine piece of white, powder-sand beach that slopes gently into crystal-clear turquoise waters. La Isla Shopping Village, home to dozens of international boutiques, is just a 10-minute walk away, and Downtown Cancun's vibrant, if touristy, nightlife is 20 minutes away by cab. Cancun International Airport is about half an hour's drive away. Tourist attractions such as the Mayan ruins of Chichén Itzá and Tulum are within a couple hours’ drive.

See More Where Is the Melody Maker Cancun Located?

What Are Rooms Like at the Melody Maker Cancun?

Comfy rooms offer a choice of lagoon sunset or stunning Caribbean views -- some from a hot tub or terrace daybed

Passion Suite at Melody Maker Cancun

The Melody Maker Cancun has 679 rooms that start at a spacious 400 square feet, plus all rooms and suites have floor-to-ceiling windows offering stunning views of either the sea or the lagoon and the sunset. Only some, however, have balconies. When the hotel changed hands in 2017 (it is now part of the Be Live brand), the new management swiftly redecorated some suites -- the ones now labeled Signature Icon and located on the top floors of the property -- but most have kept the original design from when the resort was the ME Cancun. Melody Maker Cancun Junior Suite options include oceanfront, ocean view, and sunset view rooms.

Decor is smart and modern, though marred by the odd sign of wear in entry-level units, with polished travertine floors, contemporary dark-wood furniture, and fabrics in plums, blues, and gold. The bedding looks a bit generic, with bed runners and skirts that would look at home in a chain hotel. New units have a more sophisticated design, complete with bold artwork over dark walls, brushed gold accents, plush rugs, velvet throw pillows and chairs, and soft lines throughout.

In-room tech is up-to-date, consisting of free Wi-Fi, smart TVs, and laptop-sized safes. Minibars are stocked with soft drinks and beers -- all free and replenished daily -- while branded liquors are available in all rooms for a fee. Bathrooms are clad in travertine stone in non-renovated units, and black stone in refurbished suites. All include walk-in rainfall showers and organic toiletries. Suites and villas feature either jetted tubs or big outdoor hot tubs. Melody Maker Swim-Out Beach Villas have private plunge pools with sea views.

See More What Are Rooms Like at the Melody Maker Cancun?

What Restaurants and Bars Are at the Melody Maker Cancun?

All-inclusive rates cover three restaurants, lounge, beach bar, and coffee shop with snacks

The hotel’s main restaurant is the Social Buffet Marketplace, which offers a varied spread at breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Additionally, there are two a la carte restaurants, both included in the standard rate. Talavera serves up tasty Mexican cuisine in a pleasant space with pool and beach views, while Botanico offers Japanese-Peruvian fusion cuisine for dinner. Drinks and small bites are available at the pool bar and the lounge, and espresso-based drinks and sweets can be purchased at Nespresso Coffeeshop. Delirio Beach House is located at the beach and is an extra charge, as is the sophisticated Champagne Bar, located in the VIP area.

A rooftop restaurant was being built at the time of writing.

See More What Restaurants and Bars Are at the Melody Maker Cancun?

What Features Are Available at the Melody Maker Cancun?

Beautiful beach, large main pool, separate VIP area, Day Club, and wellness and fitness facilities

Melody Maker is set on one of Cancun's most attractive and widest stretches of beaches, complete with its signature cool, powder-fine sand and stunning turquoise sea. Seaweed is regularly cleared. There are several rows of sun loungers and thatch umbrellas for general use, which can fill up fast in high season.

The resort’s large main swimming pool occupies most of the space between the hotel and the beach. It includes central water features -- hydro-massage jets and mini-waterfalls -- and semi-submerged loungers as well as a bar. The surrounding terraces provide plenty of daybeds as well as sun loungers from where guests can order food and drink. There is a separate adults-only area for guests staying in villas and Signature Icon Junior Suites, complete with hot tubs, and infinity pool, and panoramic sea views.

The Day Club also features a pool and a whirlpool as well as cabanas offering food and drink service -- though use of these incur an expensive day rate. Access to the Day Club requires the purchase of VIP bottle service on weekends, when DJs keep the atmosphere vibrant and fun.

The spa is a stylish space offering a number of treatment rooms, as well as saunas, steam baths, and a thermal circuit featuring indoor hydro-massage pool, sensation showers, and outdoor hydrotherapy pool with swan-neck water jets and views over the Caribbean. Day passes are available for guests staying in standard rooms; suite and villa guests get free access to the spa. The 24-hour gym is free and well-equipped, with a range of cardio and strength-training machines, plus a spinning studio and free morning yoga classes that take place at the beach a couple of times per week if the weather is nice.

 

The hotel accepts pets for a rather steep fee, and offers dog-sitting services for an extra charge. There is free parking on-site. The Melody Maker lacks a kids’ club, making it a better pick for couples and adult groups than families.

See More What Features Are Available at the Melody Maker Cancun?

Best Rates

Amenities

  • Air Conditioner

  • Airport Transportation

  • Balcony / Terrace / Patio

  • Beach

  • Cabanas

  • Cable

  • Concierge

  • Cribs

  • Fitness Center

  • Internet

  • Jacuzzi

  • Kids Allowed

  • Laundry

  • Meeting / Conference Rooms

  • Mini Bar (with liquor)

  • Pool

  • Poolside Drink Service

  • Room Service

  • Separate Bedroom / Living Room Space

  • Spa

  • Swim-Up Bar

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