Pros

  • Large private beach with quiet lounge areas
  • 3 beautiful outdoor pools, plus a kiddy pool
  • Charming shaded oceanfront cabanas with hanging beds
  • Pristine, modern rooms -- some with swim-up pool access
  • Beautiful grounds
  • 4 on-site restaurants, 2 full bars and a tequila lounge
  • Family-friendly, with a great kids' club
  • Free WiFi
  • Free international calls from rooms
See More Pros

Cons

  • All-inclusive plan can feel limiting when dining
  • Expensive compared with other area resorts
  • All-inclusive plan does not include certain higher-end wines
  • Airport transport is not included
See More Cons

Bottom Line

This 97-room all-inclusive resort feels more like an upscale beach community -- complete with thatched roofs and quaint seaside cabanas. Rooms are spacious, with airy island-style designs and lots of luxurious touches, like deep-dish sinks, flat-screen TVs, and private patios or balconies. Some suites are swim-up, which border the gorgeous pool linking a group of suites at ground level. The four on-site restaurants offer a decent variety to guests, including a bar dedicated solely to tequila, though those staying for more than an extended weekend may find the options a bit limited. But families will appreciate that the restaurants offer kid-friendly options, and the daily kids' club -- a bright, fun space with tons of games and toys -- is a great place for children to hang out while adults dine or visit the spa.

See More Bottom Line

Oyster Hotel Review

Azul Beach Resort Riviera Maya

Location

Quiet and secluded, on a private beach that's about a 30-minute drive to downtown Cancun

Located on a gorgeous beach about 20 minutes south of Cancun, the nearby area offers the beach, the beach, and the beach. Virtually nothing else is within walking distance, but a shuttle or taxi carts guests to and from Cancun fairly regularly. The nearby Puerto Morelos, about a 15-minute drive, offers some excellent snorkeling and beaches, which are very pristine, quiet, and preserved -- a rarity in this bustling tourist locale.

Although the hotel is in one of the remote areas of the peninsula, thousands of spring breakers, honeymooners, families and travelers of all ages flow into the Cancun area every year, making it one of the world's top beach destinations. Its turquoise waters, beautiful stretches of sand, and night-long parties are a main draw here, but there's a lot to do besides going to the beach. Cancun is the gateway to the breathtaking Mayan ruins of Chichen Itza and Tulum (Coba is also nearby, but is less well-preserved). Even for those planning to spend most of their time in a lounge chair, these centuries-old archaeological sites are well worth a visit.

  • 20-minute drive to Cancun International Airport
  • 15-minute drive to Puerto Morelos, with quiet beaches and great snorkeling options
  • 30-minute drive to downtown Cancun (Ciudad Cancun)
  • 35-minute drive to Playa del Carmen, a laid-back and bustling town with great shopping, and a well-heeled crowd
  • 35-minute drive to Tulum Mayan ruins
See More Location

Things You Should Know About Azul Beach Resort Riviera Maya

Also Known As

  • Azul Beach Hotel

Room Types

  • Deluxe Suite
  • Jacuzzi Jr Suite

Address

KM 27.5 Carretera Federal Chetuma, Puerto Morelos 77710, Mexico

Phone

(998) 872-8089

Website

Oyster Hotel Review

Azul Beach Resort Riviera Maya

Location

Quiet and secluded, on a private beach that's about a 30-minute drive to downtown Cancun

Located on a gorgeous beach about 20 minutes south of Cancun, the nearby area offers the beach, the beach, and the beach. Virtually nothing else is within walking distance, but a shuttle or taxi carts guests to and from Cancun fairly regularly. The nearby Puerto Morelos, about a 15-minute drive, offers some excellent snorkeling and beaches, which are very pristine, quiet, and preserved -- a rarity in this bustling tourist locale.

Although the hotel is in one of the remote areas of the peninsula, thousands of spring breakers, honeymooners, families and travelers of all ages flow into the Cancun area every year, making it one of the world's top beach destinations. Its turquoise waters, beautiful stretches of sand, and night-long parties are a main draw here, but there's a lot to do besides going to the beach. Cancun is the gateway to the breathtaking Mayan ruins of Chichen Itza and Tulum (Coba is also nearby, but is less well-preserved). Even for those planning to spend most of their time in a lounge chair, these centuries-old archaeological sites are well worth a visit.

  • 20-minute drive to Cancun International Airport
  • 15-minute drive to Puerto Morelos, with quiet beaches and great snorkeling options
  • 30-minute drive to downtown Cancun (Ciudad Cancun)
  • 35-minute drive to Playa del Carmen, a laid-back and bustling town with great shopping, and a well-heeled crowd
  • 35-minute drive to Tulum Mayan ruins
See More Location

Best Rates

Amenities

  • Air Conditioner

  • Airport Transportation

  • Balcony / Terrace / Patio

  • Beach

  • Business Center

  • Cable

  • Children's Pool

  • Concierge

  • Cribs

  • Dry Cleaning

  • Fitness Center

  • Free Breakfast

  • Internet

  • Kids Allowed

  • Kids Club

  • Laundry

  • Meeting / Conference Rooms

  • Mini Bar (with liquor)

  • Pool

  • Rental Car Service Desk Onsite

  • Room Service

  • Separate Bedroom / Living Room Space

  • Smoking Rooms Available

  • Spa

  • Supervised Kids Activities

  • Swim-Up Bar

Disclaimer: This content was accurate at the time the hotel was reviewed. Please check our partner sites when booking to verify that details are still correct.