Warm and inviting ocean waters, miles of sugar white beach, and beautiful sunsets are just a few reasons to book Cancun hotels. Located along the turquoise waters of the Mayan Riviera, at the tip of the Yucatan Peninsula, Cancun is one of the best destinations for a relaxing getaway in Mexico, and its accommodations are definitely one reason why that’s so. The beach hotels in Cancun provide guests with great accommodations and plenty of amenities, plus access to lots of things to do.
For vacationers, high season is during the winter when temperatures range in the mid-70s making beach hotels in Cancun a prime vacation destination location. During the summer months, temperatures soar and humidity rises. For sun lovers, the summer is the best time to visit, as ocean breezes keep the sunny beaches and Cancun hotels comfortable, but the city is most popular as a winter break from the chillier weather up north.
Cancun offers a variety of vacation activities and quality accommodations at competitive and inexpensive prices, and one of the best deals in terms of getting value for your money is to look for all inclusive packages at the resorts and beach hotels in Cancun. Many of the more traditional hotels, along with the luxury resorts, offer bundles that include rooms, meals, and transportation to and from the airport, though airfare (and extras like alcoholic beverages) often comes at an additional cost. If this type of package interests you, some of the best Cancun hotels to choose from include the Royal Islander (pictured), Gran Melia, Royal Mayan, The Royal Sands, Hotel Riu Cancun, and Hotel Riu Palace Las Americas.
The Royal Islander is situated on the highest elevation in the city providing scenic views of the area. The hotel caters to families and has an outdoor pool and bar, restaurant, grocery store, children’s pool, and arcade and game room. Guests have free access to tennis equipment, bicycles, snorkeling gear, volleyball, sailboats, and golf clubs. Adjacent to the hotel is a championship golf course. Onsite, the hotel offers a beauty salon, massages, shuttle service, and a medical office with 24-hour medical staff.
Nestled against the sea, the Gran Melia is a fine example of Mexican hospitality. Comfortable rooms in a contemporary design, three pools, and cafes and restaurants provide guests with a simple and relaxed atmosphere, which pays homage to the Mayan civilization that shaped local culture and architecture. The Gran Melia is right in the heart of Cancun’s Hotel Zone, within five minutes of the city’s best shopping and close to golf courses as well; there is also an on-site spa.
For families, the Royal Mayan is your home away from home. Rooms are set up in an apartment style allowing you the option of cooking—there’s even an onsite grocery store. The Royal Mayan is one of five Royal Resorts in the area, and the gardens are actually shared with two of its sister resorts, the Royal Islander and the Royal Caribbean. The Royal Mayan is a popular family hotel, and it’s best to book in advance to ensure room availability. There are two onsite restaurants and a Mayan archaeological site located very close to the hotel, which helps link the style of its accommodations with the history of the Yucatan.
Other options for the best beach hotels in Cancun are the five-star resorts of JW Marriott Cancun Resort, Fiesta Americana Grand Coral Beach, and the Ritz-Carlton. All of these allow guests to stay in the lap of luxury in well-appointed rooms and suites, and they have fine dining, a wide assortment of amenities, and good locations. These well-known hotel brands are an excellent bet if you want to have a specific idea of what to expect when you get to Cancun.