Cancun, a destination known for its beautiful beach atmosphere and lively scene, but it can also be perfect for honeymooners. If you’re not the type to want complete seclusion, this famous part of Mexico always has something exciting going on. A list of mesmerizing resorts are available to travelers, and range in style, meaning there’s plenty to choose from. Are you the partying kind of couple, or perhaps you like a mix of adventure and relaxation? Cancun has you covered.
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Clean cut, lavish, elegant—Marriott’s prime Cancun location is consistent to the brand, while having a fairytale sandcastle look, in and out. Dining is on point, and guests repeatedly gush about the breakfast buffet at the Argentinian Steakhouse, and the omelets made by skilled chefs. Offering a massive spread, you can meander down until 12pm to indulge, allowing plenty of time for sleeping in. Balloon animals, towel creatures and lots of attention to detail add sparkle to your trip.
Only adults can vacay at Secrets, so it’s optimal for honeymooners. Gourmet eats include 24-hour options, and the wine experiences dive into some of the finest fermented beverages you’ll ever taste. Stop in for a couple’s massage at the spa after your sommelier-led taste bud adventure, for a complete wind-down. Opting for “Preferred Club” service grants you a personal butler for meeting every request—you won’t lift a finger. In the commons area, a coffee bar offers classic caffeinated treats, including frozen selections. Poolside entertainment such as live music adds to ambiance through the day and night. If you dine only once while staying here, try the sushi at Dragons.
Spa facilities are something out of a storybook, with tranquil pools and a calming design. Plush beach cabanas along with unbelievable private balconies with detailed patio patterns and wrought iron railing are definitely honeymoon material—some rooms even feature jacuzzis, which peer outward to the aqua water. Elegant beachside covered dining offers a romantic setting for any meal of the day, and the only ocean view spa in Cancun resides here. From top-shelf liquor cocktails to a foam pool party on Friday, you’ll find an excellent balance of romance and fun. Now the food—what can we say? It rates with the best, and the staff is very attentive to special food needs and allergies. This is an adults only and all-inclusive establishment—final touches that reel in newlyweds.
All-inclusive takes a vacation to a vacation, in this polished rustic Mexico retreat. Restaurants serve up delectable dishes with Italian and Mexican flare—you can’t go wrong with fish tacos or sushi. Special touches throughout the property, like Mexico style biscuits and farewell cakes just add to the magic, and the staff pays attention to occasions such as honeymoons and anniversaries. Don’t be surprised to find treats to commemorate your special vacation. Cozy towels and plenty of poolside chairs are amenities that make beach lounging that much better.
With a little more flair than your typical lavish resort, Temptation is a self-proclaimed adult playground—be aware it’s an “optional topless” resort. Head for the Sexy Pool for a vibrant time, or the quiet pool for winding down—options are nice. Relaxed, welcoming and for the free-spirited, this place is awesome for edgier newlyweds. Spunky, colorfully designed rooms pair well with the overall theme of this modern joint.
Three sides of the building are enveloped by the ocean, thanks to its location on an extended peninsula, and unreal views are a highlight of the multilevel infinity pool. Rose petals and balloon flowers can be arranged in your room for a show-stopping entrance. For the culinarily inclined, there’s a brewery and a real Mexican Restaurant on the beach with perfect guacamole. Maybe you’re both kids at heart— a candy shop and the water playground may be right up your alley. Perhaps chilling is your thing, so there are hammocks—in the water! Pizza night at the Italian restaurant is worth a try, and the coffee shop with knowledgeable baristas is a nice touch.
Paradisus’ tapered structures give us major Mayan vibes, as intended. Inside, a polished tropical design immediately makes one feel “on vacation”, as do foliage draped lounges, swim up bars, and four elegant pools. Upgrade to the “Royal Service” and you’ll have access to a personal butler, poolside Bali beds, upgraded rooms, the spa and a number of other amenities that will make you feel, well, like royalty. All of the food joints are great, but a night at Market Grill, the resort’s Brazilian steakhouse, is a memorable experience. Dine on skewers of fine meats which are accompanied by authentic sides.
Not the cruise line, the massive resort that spans over soft sand and vibrant green gardens in Cancun. Curving around a large central pool, amazing views are panoramic, meaning virtually every room peers toward the water. Full sized kitchens are available if you love the idea of an intimate night in, cooking together. However, Captain’s Cove and Tradewinds are both on the property and offer delicious dishes. A breakfast buffet is also available and quite diverse, and the pool bar awaits for cocktails in the sun. Onsite travel agents help with everything you need to make the trip go smoothly, including arranging transfers to the airport.
Are Cancun pools ever not luxurious and awe-inspiring? Moon Palace’s water attractions include a suavely designed main area, along with a Flowrider surf machine and kid’s splash zone. Since we’re assuming kids won’t be with you on your honeymoon, the surfing machine is for those adults young at heart, or who want to wipe out in front of a crowd. Rooms are way above average in appearance, with elaborate golden headboards, glistening floors and cozy neutral bedding. Yes, some offer in-suite jacuzzis for the ultimate honeymooner touch.