With gorgeous beaches and signature turquoise waters, Cancun is one of the top beach destinations in the world. Vacationing honeymooners, partying spring breakers, and families with kids all flock here for a warm-weather getaway. If you’re looking to take a trip to Cancun sans children, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve visited hundreds of resorts and hotels in the region, and found the 10 best adults-only resorts in Cancun.
One of the more expensive options Cancun, Le Blanc Spa Resort Cancun adults-only all-inclusive offers plenty of luxury and pampering right in the heart of Cancun’s Hotel Zone. Standout features include a gorgeous spa with a hydrotherapy area that guests are welcome to use for free and a wide array of bars and restaurants (including top-shelf drinks), most of which don’t require reservations. There’s also a beautiful white-sand beach along with multiple pools, some featuring swim-up bars. The rooms here are as sleek as the facilities, with Apple TVs, aromatherapy kits, and whirlpool tubs. Butlers are also on hand to help guests unpack.
Set on a white-sand beach overlooking Isla Mujeres, Excellence Playa Mujeres adults-only all-inclusive is a chic resort that offers extensive amenities. Unlike some of the other options in the Cancun area, you won't find the party-focused ambience here that's often found in comparably priced resorts in the Hotel Zone. Excellence Playa Mujeres amenities include a luxe spa with a hydrotherapy circuit, seven swimming pools, and around 20 bars and restaurants (plus top-shelf liquor). The rooms here are attractive and have large bathrooms with whirlpool tubs. Some have swim-out pool access or their own private plunge pools.
Romance takes center stage at Beloved Playa Mujeres, an adults-only all-inclusive resort set on a white-sand beach a bit north of Cancun proper along Playa Mujeres. With just over 100 rooms, the scale here is more boutique-like than many of the neighboring all-inclusive resorts, but the facilities are nonetheless abundant. There’s a 35,000-square-foot spa with its own hydrotherapy circuit, three outdoor pools with food and drink service, and four a la carte restaurants (reservations not required). The rooms here are spacious and sleek, with private balconies and whirlpool tubs or plunge pools, and many have fantastic views over the sea.
The adults-only Hyatt Zilara Cancun is a great place for travelers looking for a lively but luxurious all-inclusive getaway. The rooms here include huge walk-in showers and whirlpool tubs, and some feature spacious balconies with swim-out pool access. Guests who don’t have swim-out pool access can pop down to the huge beachfront infinity pool, with its own massive swim-up bar. The fitness center here is impressively large and well-equipped and there are plenty of organized activities, from daytime foam parties to nighttime musical entertainment. And this Hyatt doesn’t skimp on food, with six restaurants offering everything from Mexican cuisine to teppanyaki.
Despite its location right in the oftentimes boisterous Hotel Zone, the adults-only Live Aqua Beach Resort Cancun is quiet and sophisticated, with attractive grounds and rooms, many with views out over the Caribbean Sea. A large pool surrounded by greenery separates the resort form the white-sand beach and there’s a good mix of sunbeds and loungers for guests who want to rest. All-inclusive dining options are equally on point, with both buffet and a la carte restaurants offering casual and fine dining. While there is nighttime entertainment at Live Aqua Cancun, it's more sedate than at other Hotel Zone hotels.
Secrets The Vine Cancun Resort & Spa is a quiet, beachfront adults-only all-inclusive luxury hotel with elegant interiors and a fantastic range of activities. Rooms are luxurious, with teak furniture and marble floors and many have views out over the sea. Restaurant options here include six a la carte outlets offering Mexican, Italian, pan-Asian, and even Argentinian fare. Along with a gorgeous white-sand beach, Secrets offers a spa with 14 treatment rooms and sauna and steam facilities plus four outdoor pools.
The Iberostar Cancun Star Prestige is ideal for travelers wanting an all-inclusive adults-only experience while still having access to the Iberostar Cancun gym, spa, and other facilities. This is the newest part of the resort (completed in 2018) — and that shows. Rooms here are spacious and modern, and feature whirlpool hot tubs and balconies. Many look out over the sea. Exclusive Prestige facilities include a beach-facing infinity pool and a beach bar with an extensive drink menu, and guests here get full access to all the restaurants and bars at the main Iberostar Cancun property.
Outside of the raucous Hotel Zone, Haven Riviera Cancun is a quieter adults-only property that lives up to its name. The fresh rooms here all feature private balconies with either whirlpool tubs or swim-up pool access. If you're after a particularly exclusive getaway, the Haven Riviera Cancun Serenity Club adds special perks like a dedicated beach area and dedicated lounge access. The resort does have a nightclub, but it's lower key than those found farther up the coast. Our vote goes for lounging by the pool and on the beautiful beach with a cocktail then heading for Mediterranean or Pan-Asian dinners at one of the hotel's several dining options.
Popular with couples and wedding parties, TRS Coral is a sophisticated all-inclusive situated right on Playa Mujeres. There’s a solid selection of room categories available, with everything from swim-up rooms to Loft Suites with hydro-massage baths. Facilities include gorgeous pools with submerged loungers and a large white-sand beach with plenty of shaded lounge areas. The all-inclusive dining options are particularly impressive, with a mix of buffet and a la carte choices, including a steakhouse and Indian, Thai, and Japanese specialty restaurants. Rates here also score you a gourmet multi-course meal and lively cabaret show at Chic Cabaret — it's often a highlight for guests during their stay.
Royal Service at Paradisus Cancun is the adults-only all-inclusive answer to the adjacent Paradisus Cancun, where many of the restaurants and facilities, including the hotel’s spa, are situated. That said, Royal Service has plenty of exclusively adults-only facilities, too, including a large main pool with a hot tub and lounge chairs. Rooms here feature large balconies and bright decor. If you're after sea views, those are available in spades, though you can also opt for a Junior Suite Lagoon View for spectacular views out over the Nichupté Lagoon.