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Top 13 Beachfront Resorts in Cancun Starting at $169

Cancun is a beach lover’s paradise, famous around the world for its postcard-perfect beaches, crystalline waters and luxury beachfront resorts. From lazy days lounging on the idyllic shoreline to exploring ancient Mayan temples and remote lagoons, this tropical destination blends its natural splendours with a long list of cultural attractions and entertainment options seamlessly.

With over 400 million annual visitors to HotelsCombined, we’ve discovered the best beachfront resorts in Cancun. These alluring accommodations in the Hotel Zone offer a range of room options for couples and families, enticing on-site facilities like sparkling pools and easy access to Cancun’s best waterfront dining, shopping and nightlife.

Le Blanc Spa Resort

Le Blanc Spa Resort, Cancun Resort

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Le Blanc Spa Resort is an adults-only all-inclusive beach resort with all the bells and whistles. Located on a tranquil stretch of shoreline, perks include multiple outdoor pools, a golf course and gourmet restaurants, including fine dining at Lumiere. Want to find your zen? Sign up for the hotel’s Wellness Program featuring an in-room aromatherapy menu or quiet your mind with a holistic spa treatment at BlancSpa.

Discover floor-to-ceiling luxury in the modern guest rooms, which come with Apple TV, hair straighteners, coffee makers, bathroom salts and a beach bag. Families can choose two double beds in the Royal Deluxe Resort View, while couples will love the double whirlpool tub and private balcony with Caribbean Sea views in the Royal Honeymoon Oceanfront.

Why You Should Stay Here

  • Fresh seafood at Yama and Italian favourites at Bella restaurant.
  • The spa’s sauna, steam room, Jacuzzi and couple’s suites.
  • Guided snorkelling, Isla Mujeres and Tulum tours.

Star Rating: 5*
Price: USD 849 – USD 1,093
Guest Rating: 9.8
Address: Boulevard Kukulcan Km 10, Hotel Zone, Hotel Zone, Cancun, Mexico

Nizuc Resort & Spa

Nizuc Resort & Spa

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Less than a 15-minute drive from Cancun International Airport, Nizuc Resort & Spa is an all-suite beachfront resort with inviting outdoor pools. Dine on traditional Mexican cuisine at Ramona or succulent seafood at La Punta Grill & Lounge, then kick back with signature cocktails at Bar A-Kan or cigars and Caribbean rum at Havana Lounge.

Just steps from NIZUC Beach and Reef Beach, Ocean Suites are for adults only, while Residence Suites are designed for families with connecting rooms and golf cart service. Private Villas are the most opulent choice, featuring infinity pools and indoor-outdoor showers.

Why You Should Stay Here

  • Homemade pasta and wood-oven pizzas at Terra Nostra.
  • Just steps from the crystal-clear water and snorkelling opportunities at NIZUC Beach. 
  • Within a 10-minute drive from the white sandy shoreline of Playa Delfines and family-friendly Interactive Aquarium Cancun.

Star Rating: 4*
Price: USD 404 – USD 1,730
Guest Rating: 9.3
Address: Blvd. Kukulcan Km. 21, Hotel Zone, Cancun, Mexico

Secrets The Vine Cancun

Secrets The Vine Cancun, Cancun resort

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Secrets The Vine Cancun is a chic, adults-only haven with all-inclusive perks and oceanfront views. Stay in a Deluxe Ocean View for Italian porcelain floors and a private balcony with ocean views or upgrade to a Master Suite Ocean Front for a pull-out sofa, corner balcony, spacious living area and in-room soaking tub.

Choose from fresh seafood at Sea Salt Grill, Mexican favourites at Market Cafe or grilled specialties at Bluewater Grill, then bask in the sunshine at the two infinity pools or ocean view whirlpool. Looking for nightlife? The flying acrobatic shows at Coco Bong and foam parties at Señor Frogs are just a 10-minute drive away. 

Why You Should Stay Here

  • Live musical performances, theme nights and beach parties.
  • The spa’s Seaweed Wrap, Swedish Massage and Aromatherapy Salt Glow treatments.
  • Complimentary green fees at Playa Mujeres Golf Course and El Tino Golf Course.

Star Rating: 5*
Price: USD 210 – USD 919
Guest Rating: 9.2
Address: Boulevard Kukulcan Km 14.5 Retorno Ixchel Lote 38 & 38B, Hotel Zone, Cancun, Mexico

Beach Palace

Beach Palace

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Nestled between Nichupte Lagoon and the Caribbean Sea, Beach Palace offers inviting perks for families with kids. Discover nightly entertainment, including a Michael Jackson show, a kids Playroom and dolphin tours in addition to outdoor hot tubs, a luxury day spa and poolside bar for adults.

Families are catered for in the Family Deluxe, which features a special room service menu for kids, Xbox 360 and furnished balcony, while the Super Deluxe Lagoon View is perfect for a romantic getaway with a Smart TV, Double Whirlpool Tub and stocked mini bar. On a budget? The affordable Deluxe Resort View includes a private balcony and 24-hour room service.

Why You Should Stay Here

  • The spa’s hydrating body wraps, deep-tissue massages, herbal steam rooms and plunge pools.
  • Signature cocktails, ocean views and snacks at the rooftop Sky Bar.
  • Pan-Asian fusion dining at Wok and Mediterranean cuisine at Bocelli.

Star Rating: 4*
Price: USD 274 – USD 1,785
Guest Rating: 8.9
Address: Boulevard Kukulcan Km 11.5, Zona Hotelera, Quintana Roo, Hotel Zone, Cancun, Mexico

Live Aqua Beach Resort Cancun

Live Aqua Beach Resort Cancun

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Live Aqua Beach Resort Cancun is an inviting adults-only, all-inclusive property in Cancun’s Hotel Zone. Stay in the Premium Ocean View room for a king-size bed, coffee maker and private balcony with ocean views or take advantage of the spacious terrace, living area and whirlpool tub in the Aqua Suite.

Tempt your palate with fine dining at the on-site Inlaakech restaurant or catch the latest sports event on the big screens at Aka Bar, then enjoy body and facial treatments at Spa Aqua. Looking for a souvenir? The open-air La Isla Shopping Village Cancun with its luxury shops is just 400 meters away.

Why You Should Stay Here

  • An infinity pool with a swim-up bar.
  • A full-service spa and fitness centre.
  • The beach views and seafood specialties at Sea Corner restaurant.

Star Rating: 5*
Price: USD 394 – USD 911
Guest Rating: 9.1
Address: Boulevard Kukulcan Km.12.5, Hotel Zone, Cancun, Mexico

Hyatt Ziva Cancun

Hyatt Ziva Cancun

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HotelsCombined guests rave about the superb location of Hyatt Ziva Cancun, positioned right in the heart of the Hotel Zone. Framed by the Caribbean Sea, this all-inclusive resort boasts multiple infinity pools, a KidZ Club and an oceanfront spa. Adults can swim up to the poolside Dips & Dips Bar or try the house-made beer at the on-site brewery Tres CerveZa’s, while families can sign up for paddleboarding and snorkelling tours.

After you hang ten in the ocean or enjoy a kayaking adventure, retreat to one of the luxury suites with spa-like bathrooms, furnished balconies and flat-screen TVs. Choose a Swim Up King for direct pool access, Club Ocean Front Corner Suite for ocean vistas or the Dolphin View Master Double for dolphin habitat views.

Why You Should Stay Here

  • French fare at Bastilles, Asian cuisine at Moongate and American diner classics at Chevy’s.
  • Live entertainment, including acrobatic shows, professional musicians and dancers.
  • Within walking distance of restaurants, bars and shops.

Star Rating: 5*
Price: USD 393 – USD 751
Guest Rating: 9.2
Address: Punta Cancún s/n, Hotel Zone, Cancun, Mexico

The Ritz-Carlton Cancun

The Ritz-Carlton Cancun, Cancun resort

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Set on a private beach, Ritz-Carlton Cancun offers 5-star luxuries, including cooking classes, multiple fine-dining options and a high-end spa. Rooms include floor-to-ceiling windows and private balconies with ocean views, while Suites add separate living rooms with flat-screen TVs. Upgrade to a Club-level room for lounge access.

Savour Mediterranean classics at Fantino or water’s edge views at Casitas, while The Club Grill features live jazz music and D-Lounge boasts more than 100 tequilas. Want to see more of Cancun’s treasures? Make the five-minute drive, followed by a 30-minute boat ride to MUSA – Underwater Museum or visit nearby Maya Cancun Museum.

Why You Should Stay Here

  • Thatched-roof beach villas, brick oven pizzas and cocktails at The Caribe Bar & Grill.
  • The spa’s Kayanta Synergy Massage with Swedish massage, warm stones and pressure point techniques.
  • A Kids Camp with arts and crafts, traditional Mexican games and treasure hunts.

Star Rating: 5*
Price: USD 386 – USD 782
Guest Rating: 9.2
Address: Retorno del Rey 36, Hotel Zone, Cancun, Mexico

Fiesta Americana Condesa Cancun

Fiesta Americana Condesa Cancun

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Fiesta Americana Condesa Cancun is located on a white-sand beach next to the adventure sports centre, Aquaworld. Stay in a Premium Ocean View for a king-size bed, small sitting area and coffee maker or upgrade to Premium Master Suite for a large furnished terrace with ocean views.

Indulge in traditional Mexican cuisine at El Mexicano or sweet treats at Sweet Corner, while Cevicheria serves fresh seafood and sparkling ocean views. Listen to the waves crash with a beachside massage at Milluma Spa, then relax poolside or sign up for water sports. Make the trek to the ancient Mayan Chichen-Itza or take a boat tour around the UNESCO-listed Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve.

Why You Should Stay Here

  • Two outdoor pools and direct beach access.
  • A luxury spa and fitness centre.
  • The opulent Presidential Suite with a wraparound terrace and whirlpool tub.

Star Rating: 5*
Price: USD 297 – USD 627
Guest Rating: 8.9
Address: Boulevard Kukulkan, Kilometer 16.5, Hotel Zone, Cancun, Mexico

Hyatt Zilara Cancun

Hyatt Zilara Cancun, Cancun resort

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Hyatt Zilara Cancun sits on the widest stretch of beach in the Hotel Zone, making it the perfect spot for sunseekers. The adults-only, all-inclusive resort boasts unlimited dining, endless drinks, live entertainment, an infinity pool and open-air seafood restaurants. If that’s not enough, there are also oceanfront cabanas with beach butlers.

Enjoy the king-size bed, double whirlpool tub and terrace in the Junior Suite King or upgrade to the Ocean Front Junior Suite King for unobstructed ocean views. Looking for more luxury? Live like royalty in the split-level Ocean View Swim Up Suite King or lavish Presidential Suite with a furnished terrace and hammock.

Why You Should Stay Here

  • Swing seats with ocean views at Tequileria Beach Bar and coffee and sweets at Casa del Cafe.
  • Zen Spa’s private treatment rooms, hydrotherapy circuit and lounge with a terrace.
  • All ocean-view suites with private terraces and jetted tubs.

Star Rating: 5*
Price: USD 390 – USD 792
Guest Rating: 9.2
Address: Boulevard Kukulcan KM 11.5, Hotel Zone, Cancun, Mexico

Intercontinental Hotels Presidente Cancun Resort

Intercontinental Hotels Presidente Cancun Resort

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Intercontinental Hotels Presidente Cancun Resort is nestled on a beautiful stretch of white-sand beach, just four kilometres from Yamil Lu’um Archaeological Site. Classic Rooms feature marble floors and flat-screen TVs, while Suites add large terraces, separate sitting areas and unlimited Nespresso coffee at the exclusive Club Lounge.

Laze the day away by the outdoor pool or get active with a day of water sports, then pair ocean views with Caribbean lobster tail at El Caribeno restaurant or sip cocktails by the sea at Deck Bar. HotelsCombined visitors love the breakfast at Cafe Urbano, which includes exotic fruit, fresh juices and tasty pastries.

Why You Should Stay Here

  • An outdoor pool, hot tub and gym.
  • The beachfront deck at El Caribeno restaurant and oceanside cafe and bar.
  • Executive Rooms with private balconies with sun beds and Nichupte lagoon or Caribbean Sea views.

Star Rating: 5*
Price: USD 202 – USD 485
Guest Rating: 9
Address: Boulevard Kukulkan Km 7.5, Hotel Zone, Cancun, Mexico

Marriott Cancun Resort

Marriott Cancun Resort

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Just minutes from downtown Cancun, Marriott Cancun Resort appeals to the entire family with its outdoor pool, luxury spa, on-site steakhouse and kids club. Are you a foodie? Treat yourself to flavourful Southwestern dishes at Sedona Grill, Mediterranean cuisine at Gustino Italian Grill and fresh sushi at Mikado Japanese Teppan Yaki.

If you’re in need of indoor relaxation, unwind on your pillow-top mattress, order 24-hour room service and browse premium movie channels in your budget-friendly Resort View room. Alternatively, splurge for a Caribbean Suite for a sofa bed and furnished balcony with ocean views. Travelling with the kids? Choose the Premium Ocean View with two double beds.

Why You Should Stay Here

  • The spa’s body wraps, massages, facials and couple’s treatments.
  • World-class cuts and authentic Argentinian dining at La Capilla Argentina Steakhouse.
  • Live DJs, hammocks, picnic tables and Caribbean Sea views at Sacbe Beach Shack.

Star Rating: 5*
Price: USD 251 – USD 1,816
Guest Rating: 9
Address: Boulevard Kukulcan, Retorno Chac L-41, Hotel Zone, Cancun, Mexico

The Royal Cancun All Suites Resort

The Royal Cancun All Suites Resort

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Designed to evoke a traditional Mexican village, The Royal Cancun All Suites Resort boasts a family-friendly atmosphere with two pools, tennis and basketball courts, a children’s playground and mini market. Diners of all ages can enjoy Italian dishes at The Italian Trattoria, pizza at Bartolo’s Pizza and food-to-go at Royal Express. 

You’ll find plenty of space to stretch out in the Two-Bedroom Suite, which can accommodate up to five guests and includes a fully-equipped kitchen, flat-screen TVs and ocean views. Splurge a little more for the Two-Bedroom Master Suite and you can enjoy two-storey living space and furnished private balcony.

Why You Should Stay Here

  • A complimentary shuttle bus to sister property Royal Sands.
  • An Activities Program with daily outdoor activities and Tour Desk to help arrange activities.
  • The poolside bar with drinks and snacks and a beach bar with cocktails.

Star Rating: 5*
Price: USD 169 – USD 609
Guest Rating: 8.9
Address: Kukulcan Boulevard Seccion C-2, Hotel Zone, Cancun, Mexico

Iberostar Selection Cancun

IBEROSTAR SELECTION CANCÚN

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Only a 15-minute drive from Cancun International Airport, Iberostar Selection Cancun is a 5-star resort overlooking the picturesque Playa Delfines beach. There are enough room categories to suit any traveller, from Standard Rooms with ocean views to oceanfront Villas and Presidential Suites. Swim Out Villas add a private pool area, while the Master Suite boasts a large furnished terrace.

Tuck into classic Mexican fare at Antiguo Laguito or enjoy American comfort food, such as Kentucky-style fried chicken and pastrami sandwiches at American Bistro. Relax with a pampering massage at the on-site spa or visit Chiba Atmosphere for cocktails and Cuban cigars. Looking for an adrenalin rush? Go zip-lining at Selvatica or swim in underground rivers at Xcaret.

Why You Should Stay Here

  • The poolside La Perla Pool Bar and 24-hour Starcafe coffee shop.
  • A Star Camp with organized games, mini-disco and pirate-themed pool for kids.
  • An on-site golf course and volleyball, basketball and tennis courts.

Star Rating: 5*
Price: USD 239 – USD 984
Guest Rating: 8.9
Address: Boulevard Kukulcan, Km. 17, Hotel Zone, Cancun, Mexico

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Ocean Views & 5-Star Luxuries at Cancun’s Beach Resorts

Cancun remains one of Mexico’s best escapes for beautiful beaches, fresh seafood and buzzing nightlife, serving as a launching point for an array of water-based adventures. Make the most of your Cancun holiday at one of these top beach resorts, many of which have access to white-sand beaches and are fitted with poolside bars, signature restaurants and kids’ clubs.

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