Cancun has long been Mexico’s most famous (and infamous) tourism destination, but that also means there’s no shortage of great hotel and resort options. But finding the right Cancun hotels for you means sifting through a mix of large and small properties, independent and brand-name hotels and quaint out-of-the way spots. Fortunately, there are Cancun hotels that fit just about every kind of traveler, at just about every price point, from the names you know to some under-the-radar getaways. Here are our five favorite Cancun hotels right now.
Nizuc This 274-suite stunner still, surprisingly, remains a bit under the radar, but that likely won’t be the case much longer. The standard-bearer for luxury Cancun hotels, Nizuc is a sleek, modern contemporary place with world-class food, an excellent spa and a mix of accommodations with wings that appeal to either adults or families. Want to really splurge? Go for Nizuc’s private villas, boasting their own infinity pools.
The Ritz-Carlton Cancun An institution among Cancun hotels, this luxury property remains among the leading options for those in search of a full-fledged luxury experience. All of the Ritz-Carlton standards are here — the spectacular lobby, the nine restaurants, the impeccable service. And that’s all without mentioning 1,200 feet of sugar-white sand beach. This is as good as it gets in Cancun.
JW Marriott Cancun This 448-room standout is set on a beautiful stretch of beach in Cancun’s hotel zone, with well-appointed rooms, marble bathrooms and, perhaps most importantly, a truly stunning oceanfront infinity pool. And then there’s the breadth of dining options, from the authentic Mexican eatery Sedona Grill to Mikado Japanese Teppan Yaki.
Casa Turquesa Yes, you can go boutique in Cancun. This exceptionally relaxing all-suite hotel has just 30 suites, where the focus is on a remarkably broad collection of artwork. Despite its size, though, it’s got all the features of a far larger hotel, from 24-hour room service to five food and beverage options.
Westin Lagunamar Solid rooms, great beachfront space and a mix of pools all accompany the standard Westin service and design you’re used to. But it also features Westin’s focus on wellness — with everything from the brand’s “SuperfoodsRX” health-conscious menu to a wide selection of juices and smoothies in partnership with The Juicery. (The spa is stellar, too).