A selection of the best five star hotels in Cancún, Mexico. A selection by Laura Becker
Atelier Playa Mujeres-All Inclusive Resort offers a romantic getaway in Playa Mujeres with superb interior design and luxurious amenities. Boasting a private beach area, 24-hour front desk, hot tub, fitness centre, and heated swimming pools, including Swim Out rooms, this 5-star resort is ideal for a dream vacation. Enjoy a flat-screen TV with satellite channels in each unit, a private bathroom with a bath and free toiletries, and a seating area. Start your day with a delicious buffet breakfast, and savor Italian and Asian cuisine with gluten-free options at the on-site restaurant. Cancun Bus Station is 12 km away and Cancun International Airport is 30 km away. Please note that a tax of $28.87 MXN (approximately $1.42 USD) will be charged per guest, per night and is not included in the daily rate.
Rooms: 431 Stars: 5
Indulge in 5-star luxury at the Grand Fiesta Americana Coral Beach Cancun – All Inclusive, a beachfront resort with an elegant 40, 000-square-foot spa offering full-body treatments, hydrotherapy and beauty services. Enjoy fine-dining restaurants, bars and room service, or take advantage of the outdoor pool, gym, children’s club and private balconies with ocean views in each suite. Explore the nearby El Meco Mayan Ruins and other local attractions, including the Dolphin Discovery Isla Mujeres, Chichen Itza and Xcaret.
Rooms: 600 Stars: 5
Situated in Cancún, Majestic Elegance Costa Mujeres – All Inclusive is a 5-star resort offering luxurious accommodation with a rooftop pool, hot tub, fitness centre, garden, kids’ club, restaurant, bar and terrace. Rooms feature air-conditioning, a desk, coffee machine, minibar, safety deposit box, flat-screen TV, balcony, and private bathroom with shower. Guests can enjoy American and Argentinian dishes at the restaurant, or a cocktail at the bar. Enjoy views of the sea from some rooms. Breakfast is provided, and staff can help in German, English, Spanish and French. Mujeres Beach is 2.7 km away, Cancun Bus Station is 15 km, and Cancun International Airport is 32 km.
Rooms: 442 Stars: 5
Nizuc Resort & Spa is a luxurious oasis, boasting breathtaking views of the Caribbean Sea. Offering a variety of amenities, including an outdoor pool, private dock, free Wi-Fi and free parking, plus a spa with a Nizuc Thermal Experience, it is the perfect destination to relax and reconnect. The air-conditioned rooms offer Nespresso coffee makers and flat-screen TVs, and the spacious bathrooms feature bath tubs with rainfall showers. The 6 on-site restaurants serve delicious Mexican, Peruvian, Asian and Mediterranean dishes. Guests can also book tours and activities through the concierge. It is just 6.9 km from Laguna Nichupté, and 10 minutes from Cancun International Airport. The center of Cancun is 25 minutes away by car.
Rooms: 274 Stars: 5
Live Aqua Cancun Beach Resort Cancun is one of the best five star hotels in Cancún, offering direct access to the beach and boasting an outdoor pool with stunning views of the Caribbean Sea. The resort features unique, spacious and air-conditioned rooms with stylish décor, balconies and amenities such as a TV, coffee maker, aromatherapy products, a safety-deposit box and a minibar. There are 9 restaurants, 5 bars and a spa with hydrotherapy treatments, massage, aromatherapy, hot tubs and steam baths. Guests can also enjoy a gym and yoga classes. Located in the Hotel Zone, next to Nichupte Lagoon and in front of La Isla shopping centre, this adults-only hotel offers a good breakfast and a truly unique experience.
Rooms: 371 Stars: 5
SLS Cancun Hotel & Spa is a delightful property located in the gated community of Novo Cancun. Opened in October 2020, the hotel features 45 comfortable rooms and 250 metres of beachfront. Guests can enjoy a private beach club, an 18-hole Tom Weiskopf-designed golf course, a private marina with 175 boat slips, 4500 m2 of shopping with over 100 stores and boutiques, and a variety of restaurants and entertainment including 16 cinemas. LEYNIA Restaurant by Chef Jose Icardi offers an Argentinean Grill inspired by flavors from Japan, with tableside food and drink presentations served from roaming bicycles. Whether you’re looking for a relaxing beach getaway or an exciting city escape, SLS Cancun Hotel & Spa has something for everyone.
Rooms: 45 Stars: 5
Experience luxury at Kempinski Hotel Cancun! This five star hotel features 2 outdoor swimming pools, a spa, and a private beach. Enjoy modern rooms with an iPod docking station, CD player, and cable TV. Pamper yourself with a massage or facial at the spa or take advantage of the onsite gym and tennis court. Each room has a balcony with ocean views, a mini bar, and a work desk. Dining options include traditional Asian specialties, Mediterranean cuisine, and cocktails at the Lobby Lounge. Enjoy the convenience of being just 20-minutes from the airport and 2 km from Aquaworld boat trips. Whether you’re looking for a relaxing vacation or an adventure, Kempinski Hotel Cancun has it all!
Rooms: 403 Stars: 5
Nestled 1 km from Mujeres Beach, TRS Coral Hotel – Adults Only – All Inclusive is a 5-star romantic resort in Cancún with chic interior design. Enjoy a fitness centre, free private parking, a garden, a restaurant, an ATM, concierge service, billiards, darts and tennis. Rooms feature air-conditioning, a desk, a coffee machine, a minibar, a safety deposit box, a flat-screen TV, a terrace and a private bathroom with a shower. Enjoy sea views, bed linen and towels, 24-hour front desk, airport transfers, room service, free WiFi and a buffet or American breakfast. The resort is 14 km from Cancun Bus Station and 15 km from Cancun Government Palace, while Cancún International Airport is 31 km away.
Rooms: 469 Stars: 5
At Turquoize, guests can enjoy a unique adults-only getaway at the stunning Hyatt Ziva Cancun resort. With private balconies boasting hot tubs and nearly 700 square feet of inspired-design living area, guests can feel like royalty. But that’s not all – guests also enjoy exclusive access to the rooftop infinity pool with ocean views, private elevator with direct access to the Zen Spa, and complimentary hydrotherapy services. A variety of dining options featuring a multi-course dinner and breakfast in the restaurant, poolside lunch and snacks, and in-suite dining. Personalized butler and concierge services, VIP check-in, and in-suite dining will make sure all of your needs are taken care of. With its unbeatable location and luxurious amenities, Turquoize is the perfect place for an unforgettable vacation.
Rooms: 160 Stars: 5
Haven Riviera Cancun Adults Only is the perfect place to relax and unwind. Set in beautiful Cancún, this 5-star resort offers stunning views, an outdoor swimming pool, a fitness centre and a garden. The rooms are equipped with air conditioning, a flat-screen TV, a safety deposit box and a private bathroom. Guests can enjoy a hot tub, nightclub and room service, as well as a restaurant serving Italian, Mediterranean and Mexican cuisine. Vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options are also available. The resort also provides free WiFi, a shared lounge, a terrace and car hire. Plus, there’s a buffet breakfast every morning and non-stop information at the reception. Haven Riviera Cancun Adults Only is located 16 km from Cancun Underwater Museum and 12 km from Cancún International Airport.
Rooms: 333 Stars: 5
Best areas to find hotels in Cancún, Mexico
Cancun is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Mexico, and for good reason. With its white-sand beaches, crystal-clear waters, and vibrant nightlife, Cancun offers something for everyone. Whether you’re looking for a romantic getaway, a family vacation, or a wild night out, Cancun has it all.
The best areas to search for a hotel in Cancun are the Hotel Zone, Downtown Cancun, and the Isla Mujeres area.
The Hotel Zone is a long stretch of beachfront hotels and resorts located along the Caribbean Sea. It’s a great place to stay if you want to be close to the action, as it’s home to some of the best bars, restaurants, and nightlife in Cancun. Plus, it’s within walking distance of some of the most beautiful beaches in the area.
Downtown Cancun is a great option if you’re looking for a more relaxed atmosphere. It’s home to some of the best Mexican restaurants in the city, as well as plenty of shopping and entertainment. Plus, it’s close to the bus station, making it easy to explore the rest of the Yucatan Peninsula.
Finally, if you’re looking for a quieter, more secluded area, the Isla Mujeres area is the perfect spot. This tiny island is known for its stunning beaches, lush jungles, and laid-back atmosphere. Plus, it’s a great place to go snorkeling and diving, as the waters are filled with vibrant coral and colorful fish.
No matter which area you choose, you’ll find plenty of great hotels to choose from in Cancun. From luxurious all-inclusive resorts to budget-friendly hotels, there’s something for everyone. Whether you’re looking for a romantic getaway or a family vacation, Cancun has something for you.