Pros

  • Chic, adults-only resort on a stunning beach in Cancun’s Hotel Zone
  • All-inclusive package covers premium liquor and a la carte meals
  • Sleek, contemporary rooms have free minibars and stunning views
  • Six a la carte restaurants (Asian and Italian among them), plus a buffet and cafe
  • Four outdoor pools with ample sundecks and ocean views
  • Full spa with 14 treatment rooms and hydrotherapy area
  • Tons of daily activities such as aerobics, cooking lessons, and yoga
  • Fitness center and free green fees at two nearby golf courses
  • Five meeting rooms, outdoor event space, and full business center
  • Wine cellar with regular tastings (for a fee)
  • Many restaurants, nightclubs, and shops within a short drive
  • Free Wi-Fi and parking
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Cons

  • Limited nightlife on-site (pro for some)
  • Complaints of pool loungers being reserved early in the mornings
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Bottom Line

The 497-room Secrets The Vine Cancun is an adults-only all-inclusive resort set on a beautiful white-sand beach in the heart of Cancun’s Hotel Zone. The property is stylish and elegant and offers tons of options for guests looking to unwind, including four outdoor pools, a great spa with 14 treatment rooms, and daily activities such as yoga and wine tastings. The standard all-inclusive package is outstanding – free meals, top-shelf liquor, and activities -- but those seeking even more excellent perks can book a Preferred Club rate, which includes extras such as access to a private pool and to a lounge with great freebies, plus in-room upgrades and butler service. This is easily one of the best adults-only all-inclusive resorts in Cancun, yet some may prefer the smaller Le Blanc Spa Resort, though unlike Secrets, not all of its rooms have ocean views.

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What Are the Design and Scene Like at Secrets The Vine Cancun?

This stylish and luxurious all-inclusive resort has a quiet, relaxing atmosphere and an adults-only policy.

Library at Secrets The Vine Cancun

Built in 2012, Secrets The Vine Cancun resort feels upscale and contemporary even from the outside. It is housed in a large building with a glamorous glass exterior adorned with a huge vine leaf and features ample grounds that extend to a white-sand beach lined with loungers and umbrellas. Interiors are sleek and classy, with polished marble floors, chic decor, and a luxurious vibe. The grand lobby has a large Mexican-style patterned rug with lots of contemporary sofas and stylish armchairs, as well as beautiful wooden tables that complement the beige, brown, and creamy hues of this sophisticated space. There's a contemporary fireplace running along the length of a stone-clad wall.

While other adults-only properties in the area are buzzing with groups of friends looking to have a good time until the wee hours, the hotel’s tranquil atmosphere is better suited for couples seeking some peace and quiet. Rather than loud contests and aqua dance classes, the Secrets The Vine Cancun’s entertainment program offers activities such as yoga, tequila and wine tastings, and beach volleyball tournaments during the day, plus some live music in the evening. However, location in the heart of the Hotel Zone allows for easy access to Cancun’s happening nightlife scene, too.

There are a number of Secrets properties in Riviera Maya, including several in the Cancun area, but perhaps The Vine’s most direct competitor when it comes to drawing couples looking to relax is the Secrets Maroma Beach Riviera Cancun. So putting Secrets Maroma vs Secrets The Vine, while both have a similarly quiet, elegant atmosphere and offer the same outstanding all-inclusive packages, there are a number of differences worth considering before booking one or the other. The Vine is smack in the heart of the action, so access to nightlife, shops and restaurants is easy and quick. Secrets Maroma, however, is tucked away in a secluded spot between Cancun and Playa del Carmen, which means the beach is virtually private. The grounds there are also bigger, with a lovely tropical feel, while The Vine’s are more compact and urban, with other tall buildings around it and more noise. Maroma’s decor and design mirrors its tropical, more romantic setting, with lots of wood, pops of fuchsia, green, and blue. The Vine is sleek and contemporary but in a more generic way.

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Where Is Secrets The Vine Cancun Located?

It has a beachfront location near many sights, shops, and nightclubs in Cancun’s Hotel Zone.

Located in Cancun's Hotel Zone, this property is right on a stunning white-sand beach. The famous Cancun nightlife, including the Coco Bongo nightclub, is a 10-minute drive from the hotel, and the Hard Rock Cafe is a 25-minute drive. For shopping, La Isla Shopping Village and the exclusive boutiques of Luxury Avenue are both a five-minute drive. Aquaworld is just a two-minute drive (or 10-minute walk) away, while Wet'n Wild can be reached in 10 minutes by car. The Mayan ruins at El Rey are just a five-minute drive. The drive from Cancun airport to Secrets The Vine Cancun takes about 15 minutes.

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What Are Rooms Like at Secrets The Vine Cancun?

Spacious, stylish rooms have high-end amenities and balconies with at least partial ocean views.

The 497 Secrets The Vine’s rooms are air-conditioned, spacious, and luxurious, with huge windows that open to furnished balconies and offer either partial or full ocean views. Decor is contemporary and elegant, in hues of teal and white with clean-lined teak furniture and Italian porcelain floors. Each room is outfitted with either one king bed or two queens set against large padded headboards framed in polished teak wood.

The entry-level room at Secrets The Vine Cancun is the 475-square-foot Deluxe Ocean View, which offers ample storage space, a small sitting area with an easy chair and a low table, and a long work desk with a small stool. Other room types include Junior Suites and a range of larger suites, including two-bedroom, two-bathroom Presidential Suites with huge terraces furnished with tables, chairs, and padded loungers.

Regardless of category, all units feature the same array of excellent amenities, including free minibars that are restocked daily, iPod docks, smart TVs, free Wi-Fi, and Nespresso machines. Units labeled Preferred Club add plenty of great in-room extras -- such as butler service, upgraded minibar items and toiletries, and pillow menus -- plus a number of exclusive benefits, including access to both the Preferred Club private pool and the Preferred Club Lounge, which offers free continental breakfast and afternoon hors d’oeuvres and drinks.

Bathrooms are luxurious and have double sinks, premium toiletries, and rainfall showers. Their frosted glass doors and walls are a romantic touch, but some may find them lacking in privacy. All but Deluxe Rooms and Junior Suites feature separate soaking tubs placed by the floor-to-ceiling windows in the bedrooms.

As a hotel that draws tons of newlyweds, the Honeymoon Suite is a popular pick. The 770-square-foot space houses a small sitting area with a lounge chair and a deep soaking tub. This unit comes in two categories: Ocean View or Ocean Front. As with the rest of the rooms and suites at Secrets The Vine, the former means the room offers full views of Nichupte Lagoon plus partial views of the ocean, while Ocean Front means the room has full Caribbean Sea ocean views.

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What Restaurants and Bars are at Secrets The Vine Cancun?

The hotel has a huge range of excellent dining options, all included in the room rate.

Secrets The Vine Cancun offers an array of dining options, all well-reviewed by past guests and offering a range of local and international cuisines.

The main buffet is Market Café, which specializes in Mexican cuisine and is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests wanting a simpler, lighter meal can head to the Barefoot Grill, a casual sandwich spot housed under a palapa roof, or to Sea Salt Grill, which serves up fresh seafood in a casual outdoor lounge with pool and sea views.

Additionally, Secrets The Vine offers six a la carte restaurants for dinner, all of which are included in the room rate. They include Dragons, offering Asian cuisine; Bluewater Grill, serving up Argentinean dishes; Nebbiolo, which specializes in Italian fare; and Olio, a Mediterranean restaurant with ample outdoor space overlooking the ocean. Reservations are not required for any of the a la carte eateries.

There’s also a 24-hour cafe offering coffee drinks, sodas, pastries and snacks, as well as a beach bar, a sports bar, two pool lounges, and a piano bar with live music. Room service is available 24 hours a day free of charge.

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What's Covered by the All-Inclusive Package at Secrets The Vine Cancun?

Everything from top-shelf liquor to unlimited a la carte meals and minibar items are covered by the all-inclusive package.

Secrets The Vine Cancun’s all-inclusive package (known here as Unlimited Luxury) is excellent. It includes all meals and drinks at any of the hotel’s restaurants and multiple bars, meaning there is no need to wear a wristband. The package also includes perks such as Wi-Fi, free daily restocking of the minibar (sodas, water and beer only), all taxes and tips, and access to all activities and entertainment. 24-hour room service is also covered.

Guests wanting an even more exclusive stay can upgrade to the Secrets The Vine Preferred Club, which is the top-tier all-inclusive package here. Aside from being assigned suites located in premium locations within the resort, the package offers personalized check-in and checkout, butlers, and upgraded toiletries and minibar items. Preferred Club guests also get exclusive access to a pool with food and drink service, and to the Preferred Club Lounge, which offers free continental breakfast, afternoon hors d’oeuvres, and drinks and snacks throughout the day.

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What Features Are Available at Secrets The Vine Cancun?

A beautiful beach, four pools, pleasant spa, well-equipped gym, and a great range of mellow activities are offered here.

The Secrets The Vine Cancun’s beach is long and beautiful, with fine white sand and turquoise waters. There are many loungers placed directly on the sand, and drink service is available throughout the day. Seaweed can be an issue sometimes, but the staff rakes it often. Topless sunbathing is not allowed anywhere at Secrets The Vine Cancun, including the beach.

The hotel has four pools, including a stunning infinity pool exclusively for Preferred Club guests and located on the 12th floor. All pools offer ocean views and loungers, though past guests have complained of loungers being reserved early in the morning. Waiters come around taking drink orders throughout the day. Additionally, there’s a whirlpool -- also with ocean views.

The spa is large and relaxing, with 14 treatment rooms where massages, facials, and wellness therapies such as reflexology and aromatherapy can be booked. A small hydrotherapy area with a sauna, steam room, and whirlpool are also available at the spa. The staffed gym is equipped with a range of cardio and strength-training machines, and the room has floor-to-ceiling windows offering panoramic ocean views. Fitness classes, such as dance, yoga, and water aerobics are available as part of the daily entertainment program. Other activities, including scuba diving and wine and tequila tastings, are available for an additional fee. Green fees at Playa Mujeres Golf Course and El Tinto Golf Course are waived for Secrets The Vine Cancun’s guests.

Business guests can make use of the hotel’s 17,000 square feet of event space, which includes five meeting rooms and outdoor areas. There’s also a business center available for guests' use.

Small dogs of up to 22 pounds (10 kilos) are allowed on-site for a fee that includes bowls and treats.

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Things You Should Know About Secrets The Vine Cancun

Also Known As

  • Secrets The Vine Cancun Resort & Spa

Address

Blvd. Kukulcan Km. 14.5, Retorno del Rey, Lot 38 + 38-b, Zona Hotelera, Cancun 77500, Mexico

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What Are the Design and Scene Like at Secrets The Vine Cancun?

This stylish and luxurious all-inclusive resort has a quiet, relaxing atmosphere and an adults-only policy.

Library at Secrets The Vine Cancun

Built in 2012, Secrets The Vine Cancun resort feels upscale and contemporary even from the outside. It is housed in a large building with a glamorous glass exterior adorned with a huge vine leaf and features ample grounds that extend to a white-sand beach lined with loungers and umbrellas. Interiors are sleek and classy, with polished marble floors, chic decor, and a luxurious vibe. The grand lobby has a large Mexican-style patterned rug with lots of contemporary sofas and stylish armchairs, as well as beautiful wooden tables that complement the beige, brown, and creamy hues of this sophisticated space. There's a contemporary fireplace running along the length of a stone-clad wall.

While other adults-only properties in the area are buzzing with groups of friends looking to have a good time until the wee hours, the hotel’s tranquil atmosphere is better suited for couples seeking some peace and quiet. Rather than loud contests and aqua dance classes, the Secrets The Vine Cancun’s entertainment program offers activities such as yoga, tequila and wine tastings, and beach volleyball tournaments during the day, plus some live music in the evening. However, location in the heart of the Hotel Zone allows for easy access to Cancun’s happening nightlife scene, too.

There are a number of Secrets properties in Riviera Maya, including several in the Cancun area, but perhaps The Vine’s most direct competitor when it comes to drawing couples looking to relax is the Secrets Maroma Beach Riviera Cancun. So putting Secrets Maroma vs Secrets The Vine, while both have a similarly quiet, elegant atmosphere and offer the same outstanding all-inclusive packages, there are a number of differences worth considering before booking one or the other. The Vine is smack in the heart of the action, so access to nightlife, shops and restaurants is easy and quick. Secrets Maroma, however, is tucked away in a secluded spot between Cancun and Playa del Carmen, which means the beach is virtually private. The grounds there are also bigger, with a lovely tropical feel, while The Vine’s are more compact and urban, with other tall buildings around it and more noise. Maroma’s decor and design mirrors its tropical, more romantic setting, with lots of wood, pops of fuchsia, green, and blue. The Vine is sleek and contemporary but in a more generic way.

See More What Are the Design and Scene Like at Secrets The Vine Cancun?

Where Is Secrets The Vine Cancun Located?

It has a beachfront location near many sights, shops, and nightclubs in Cancun’s Hotel Zone.

Located in Cancun's Hotel Zone, this property is right on a stunning white-sand beach. The famous Cancun nightlife, including the Coco Bongo nightclub, is a 10-minute drive from the hotel, and the Hard Rock Cafe is a 25-minute drive. For shopping, La Isla Shopping Village and the exclusive boutiques of Luxury Avenue are both a five-minute drive. Aquaworld is just a two-minute drive (or 10-minute walk) away, while Wet'n Wild can be reached in 10 minutes by car. The Mayan ruins at El Rey are just a five-minute drive. The drive from Cancun airport to Secrets The Vine Cancun takes about 15 minutes.

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What Are Rooms Like at Secrets The Vine Cancun?

Spacious, stylish rooms have high-end amenities and balconies with at least partial ocean views.

The 497 Secrets The Vine’s rooms are air-conditioned, spacious, and luxurious, with huge windows that open to furnished balconies and offer either partial or full ocean views. Decor is contemporary and elegant, in hues of teal and white with clean-lined teak furniture and Italian porcelain floors. Each room is outfitted with either one king bed or two queens set against large padded headboards framed in polished teak wood.

The entry-level room at Secrets The Vine Cancun is the 475-square-foot Deluxe Ocean View, which offers ample storage space, a small sitting area with an easy chair and a low table, and a long work desk with a small stool. Other room types include Junior Suites and a range of larger suites, including two-bedroom, two-bathroom Presidential Suites with huge terraces furnished with tables, chairs, and padded loungers.

Regardless of category, all units feature the same array of excellent amenities, including free minibars that are restocked daily, iPod docks, smart TVs, free Wi-Fi, and Nespresso machines. Units labeled Preferred Club add plenty of great in-room extras -- such as butler service, upgraded minibar items and toiletries, and pillow menus -- plus a number of exclusive benefits, including access to both the Preferred Club private pool and the Preferred Club Lounge, which offers free continental breakfast and afternoon hors d’oeuvres and drinks.

Bathrooms are luxurious and have double sinks, premium toiletries, and rainfall showers. Their frosted glass doors and walls are a romantic touch, but some may find them lacking in privacy. All but Deluxe Rooms and Junior Suites feature separate soaking tubs placed by the floor-to-ceiling windows in the bedrooms.

As a hotel that draws tons of newlyweds, the Honeymoon Suite is a popular pick. The 770-square-foot space houses a small sitting area with a lounge chair and a deep soaking tub. This unit comes in two categories: Ocean View or Ocean Front. As with the rest of the rooms and suites at Secrets The Vine, the former means the room offers full views of Nichupte Lagoon plus partial views of the ocean, while Ocean Front means the room has full Caribbean Sea ocean views.

See More What Are Rooms Like at Secrets The Vine Cancun?

What Restaurants and Bars are at Secrets The Vine Cancun?

The hotel has a huge range of excellent dining options, all included in the room rate.

Secrets The Vine Cancun offers an array of dining options, all well-reviewed by past guests and offering a range of local and international cuisines.

The main buffet is Market Café, which specializes in Mexican cuisine and is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests wanting a simpler, lighter meal can head to the Barefoot Grill, a casual sandwich spot housed under a palapa roof, or to Sea Salt Grill, which serves up fresh seafood in a casual outdoor lounge with pool and sea views.

Additionally, Secrets The Vine offers six a la carte restaurants for dinner, all of which are included in the room rate. They include Dragons, offering Asian cuisine; Bluewater Grill, serving up Argentinean dishes; Nebbiolo, which specializes in Italian fare; and Olio, a Mediterranean restaurant with ample outdoor space overlooking the ocean. Reservations are not required for any of the a la carte eateries.

There’s also a 24-hour cafe offering coffee drinks, sodas, pastries and snacks, as well as a beach bar, a sports bar, two pool lounges, and a piano bar with live music. Room service is available 24 hours a day free of charge.

See More What Restaurants and Bars are at Secrets The Vine Cancun?

What's Covered by the All-Inclusive Package at Secrets The Vine Cancun?

Everything from top-shelf liquor to unlimited a la carte meals and minibar items are covered by the all-inclusive package.

Secrets The Vine Cancun’s all-inclusive package (known here as Unlimited Luxury) is excellent. It includes all meals and drinks at any of the hotel’s restaurants and multiple bars, meaning there is no need to wear a wristband. The package also includes perks such as Wi-Fi, free daily restocking of the minibar (sodas, water and beer only), all taxes and tips, and access to all activities and entertainment. 24-hour room service is also covered.

Guests wanting an even more exclusive stay can upgrade to the Secrets The Vine Preferred Club, which is the top-tier all-inclusive package here. Aside from being assigned suites located in premium locations within the resort, the package offers personalized check-in and checkout, butlers, and upgraded toiletries and minibar items. Preferred Club guests also get exclusive access to a pool with food and drink service, and to the Preferred Club Lounge, which offers free continental breakfast, afternoon hors d’oeuvres, and drinks and snacks throughout the day.

See More What's Covered by the All-Inclusive Package at Secrets The Vine Cancun?

What Features Are Available at Secrets The Vine Cancun?

A beautiful beach, four pools, pleasant spa, well-equipped gym, and a great range of mellow activities are offered here.

The Secrets The Vine Cancun’s beach is long and beautiful, with fine white sand and turquoise waters. There are many loungers placed directly on the sand, and drink service is available throughout the day. Seaweed can be an issue sometimes, but the staff rakes it often. Topless sunbathing is not allowed anywhere at Secrets The Vine Cancun, including the beach.

The hotel has four pools, including a stunning infinity pool exclusively for Preferred Club guests and located on the 12th floor. All pools offer ocean views and loungers, though past guests have complained of loungers being reserved early in the morning. Waiters come around taking drink orders throughout the day. Additionally, there’s a whirlpool -- also with ocean views.

The spa is large and relaxing, with 14 treatment rooms where massages, facials, and wellness therapies such as reflexology and aromatherapy can be booked. A small hydrotherapy area with a sauna, steam room, and whirlpool are also available at the spa. The staffed gym is equipped with a range of cardio and strength-training machines, and the room has floor-to-ceiling windows offering panoramic ocean views. Fitness classes, such as dance, yoga, and water aerobics are available as part of the daily entertainment program. Other activities, including scuba diving and wine and tequila tastings, are available for an additional fee. Green fees at Playa Mujeres Golf Course and El Tinto Golf Course are waived for Secrets The Vine Cancun’s guests.

Business guests can make use of the hotel’s 17,000 square feet of event space, which includes five meeting rooms and outdoor areas. There’s also a business center available for guests' use.

Small dogs of up to 22 pounds (10 kilos) are allowed on-site for a fee that includes bowls and treats.

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Amenities

  • Air Conditioner

  • Balcony / Terrace / Patio

  • Basic Television

  • Beach

  • Beauty / Hair Salon

  • Business Center

  • Cabanas

  • Cable

  • Casino

  • Concierge

  • Dry Cleaning

  • Fitness Center

  • Free Breakfast

  • Golf Course

  • Internet

  • Jacuzzi

  • Kids Allowed

  • Laundry

  • Meeting / Conference Rooms

  • Mini Bar (with liquor)

  • Pool

  • Poolside Drink Service

  • Rental Car Service Desk Onsite

  • Room Service

  • Separate Bedroom / Living Room Space

  • Spa

  • Swim-Up Bar

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