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Best Resorts in Cancun for Couples: The Top 10 for 2024

by | Feb 12, 2024 | Featured, Mexico & The Caribbean | 9 comments

This post is all about the best resorts in Cancun for couples. If you’re planning a romantic Cancun getaway and need some vacation inspiration, you will want to keep reading.

Best Resorts in Cancun for Couples | Adults-Only All-Inclusive

Cancun is the perfect destination for a romantic escape, from the soft white sand beach and turquoise blue waters to the beautiful palm trees and striking sunsets. Cancun has endless options for all inclusive resorts. Many options are great for families with children of all ages. But for some, a vacation is a time for peace and tranquility and that’s hard to achieve with kids running and playing. For these types of travelers, an adults-only resort is the perfect option.

An adults-only resort is typically a more luxurious all inclusive experience. The adults-only properties generally offer higher-quality amenities, fancier dining options, and entertainment and activities geared for a more mature (not any less fun) crowd. As a professional travel advisor, I have stayed at many adults-only resorts in Cancun, it’s important to know that each resort caters to a different clientele and will give you a different experience. Some resorts are great for a girlfriend’s getaway or a group of friends celebrating a special occasion. This post is all about the best resorts in Cancun for couples looking for all inclusive romantic escape.

1. Secrets the Vine Cancun Resort

secrets the vine cancun resort all inclusive property

Located in the heart of Cancun is Secrets the Vine. This is one of the best resorts in Cancun for couples who love wine because they have free daily wine tastings. The resort is in Cancun’s hotel zone, and a high rise with a smaller footprint than many of the others, making it great for couples who don’t want to do too much walking.

Each suite features its own private balcony, and they offer 24-hour room service. Guests who upgrade to the Preferred Club will also receive a personal concierge and exclusive access to the rooftop pool and restaurant.

Secrets the Vine has 9 restaurant options that never require reservations or wristbands. While the resort has several bars and pool/beachside service, there is no swim-up bar.

One of the best things about the resort is the fantastic service from everyone at Secrets the Vine. It is one of the reasons I have visited multiple times!

2. Atelier Playa Mujeres

one of the best luxury adult-only resorts in Cancun is Atelier in Playa Mujeres

The Atelier has quickly become one of the most popular adult-only resorts in the Riviera Maya. It is located in the gated community of Playa Mujeres. This all suite resort is inspired by Mexican art and design, it is absolutely stunning.

There are almost 600 suites, some of which feature private plunge pools. Upgrading to the Inspira room category is worth it in my opinion. Among other upgrades, Inspira guests are treated to personalized butler service, an upgraded in-room bar cart, access to a private beach area, and a private terrace with stunning infinity pools.

Couples who enjoy fabulous food will be pleased to find that the Atelier has 13 award-winning restaurants. Pro tip- make your dining reservations when you arrive. And you must try the sushi conveyor belt at Kopai.

Spa lovers will also love the world-class spa at the Atelier. The hydrotherapy area is amazing and not to be missed. Spa appointments can be booked ahead of time, and I do recommend this as they fill up fast.

3. Hyatt Zilara Cancun

Another fantastic adults-only resort in Cancun’s hotel zone is Hyatt Zilara. The resort is situated on one of the best white sand beaches in the area. One unique thing about Zilara is every suite features a private terrace with spectacular views of the Caribbean Sea. In addition, the spacious rooms all have two-person jetted tubs and a “Magic Box” for discreet 24-hour room service.

Hyatt Zilara has many things for couples to do without ever having to leave the resort. From sipping cocktails at the swim-up bar to enjoying a beachside couples massage or even hitting the state-of-the-art fitness center or taking in the evening shows, there is always something happening.

There are 6 different restaurants giving couples plenty of dining options to experience. As well as 5 different bars and lounges. All of the food and drinks are phenomenal. The service is also top-notch. Every staff member does such a great job making you feel cared for and taken care of, it’s almost as if by the end of your stay you are part of the Hyatt Zilara family.

4. Beloved Playa Mujeres

Beloved Playa Mujeres is the perfect place for a romantic escape. It’s not only an adults-only resort, but a couples-only resort as well. The resort is intimate and elegant, with a peaceful and calming vibe.

 The romantic suites all come with Bvlgari toiletries, twice-daily maid service, and 24-hour room service. All the rooms feature king-size beds and are sophisticated and elegantly appointed. Guests also receive a basket of fresh fruits upon arrival and a complimentary beach bag for use during their stay.

One of the most impressive aspects of Beloved is the service. They have a high ratio of staff to guests to ensure each guest receives prompt service and attention.  Staff members are trained to give couples both privacy and comfort. The ambiance throughout the resort reflects this as well- every aspect was so carefully planned with romance in mind.

5. Excellence Playa Mujeres

Excellence Playa Mujeres is a very popular resort for couples traveling to Cancun for a romantic vacation. It’s an adult-only resort nestled along the white sand beaches overlooking the turquoise waters and surrounded by lush landscapes, giving couples a truly intimate escape.

The natural beauty of the Yucatan Peninsula played a major role in the design and overall aesthetic of the resort. Every detail is carefully thought out-winding pools, stunning ocean views, and beachfront dining options make Excellence PM one of the best resorts.

For couples who enjoy spending time at the spa, make sure to book a couple’s massage and take time to enjoy the hydrotherapy circuit. Your experience begins with a couple’s scrub shower, followed by time in the sauna. Next, you’ll cool off in a cold shower, then head to the steam room. Finally, you’ll end with a dip in the pool that is accompanied by a scalp and shoulder massage. All of this before your treatment begins.

There are plenty of dining options to enjoy too. From traditional Mexican cuisine to fresh flavors from the Mediterranean, and casual to refined there is something for every palate. Make sure to check the dress codes at each restaurant before you leave for your trip. Some of the restaurants have a “Casual Elegance” dress code for dinner.

6. Unico 2087

Unico 2087 is a popular luxury resort for a romantic vacation and one of the best resorts in Cancun for couples

Unico 2087 is a very popular adult-only resort in the Riviera Maya. 90% of the rooms have an ocean view. The only rooms that don’t are on the lower level. If an ocean view is important for your romantic escape, make sure to request a room on the 3rd or 4th floor.

There are lots of “extras” included at Unico, that make it unique to other resorts. For example, every room category comes with a Local Host who can assist you with making reservations for dinner, packing and unpacking, laundry services and so much more. At other resorts, butler service of this caliber is for select room categories only.

The resort has a relaxing and boho-chic vibe. It’s absolutely stunning. But it’s not just all about looks, the food and drinks are also phenomenal. There are five different restaurants all featuring locally sourced ingredients. Mi Carisa is the Italian restaurant. It focuses on flavors of the Mediterranean and is one of the most popular at the resort.

Unico offers some unique experiences which I think sets them apart from other adult-only resorts. Some of the activities include mixology classes, salsa dancing lessons wine tastings and even cooking classes.

7. Live Aqua Beach Resort Cancun

Live Aqua Beach Resort Cancun is one of the best resorts in Cancun for couples who love to be social and are looking for nightlife

Located in the heart of Cancun, is Live Aqua Cancun. Live Aqua is the best resort in Cancun for couples who are looking for a romantic vacation that has an upbeat and social vibe.

Live Aqua is a sensory experience- from the aromatherapy floating through the air to the 7 different pools, each with different temperatures, and the 10 different dining options and incredible views. Each of your senses is delighted.

This is one resort that I believe is worth it to upgrade to a suite or to Aqua Class. Besides having a private area for check-in and check-out, the upgrade also includes a private butler, access to the Live Aqua Club Lounge, and upgraded beverage brands.

8. Hotel Xcaret Arte

Xcaret Arte is one of the best Cancun resorts for an all inclusive experience

Xcarte Arte is a gorgeous resort located in Playa del Carmen. It’s the perfect adults-only resort option for super active couples, as the concept is all-fun inclusive. When you book a room at Xcarte Arte, you have unlimited access to all of the Xcarte Parks in Cancun and Riviera Maya. Parks like Xel-Há, Xplor Fuego, Xenses, and more will give couples over 200 experiences of fun and adventure.

Of course, you don’t even have to leave the resort if you don’t want to, there is plenty to do on the stunning grounds. For starters, the resort is called Arte because it showcases different artistic styles of Mexican culture. Different buildings on the property highlight the different art, and guests are encouraged to sign up for the classes where they can create their own art pieces.

In addition to art classes, couples can kayak and paddle board in the coves which feed directly into the Caribbean Sea. The resort also has several different pools, including an infinity pool with fantastic views of the ocean.

9. Secrets Moxché

best resorts in Cancun for couples is Secrets Moxché

Secrets Moxché is a AAA Five Diamond resort located in Playa del Carmen. It is an absolutely stunning property that is the perfect combination of earthy and contemporary and extremely luxurious. There are seven different pools. I found that each one has a different vibe- some are quieter and more relaxing while others have live music and a lively crowd at the swim-up bar. To steal a few romantic moments couples can also sneak off to one of the three man-made cenotes.

Moxché has 11 different dining options, including 7 a la carte restaurants. They also have different theme nights. One evening when we were there they had a taco cart outside where you could get delicious street tacos with a variety of different fillings, toppings, and salsas. They also have quite a few different bars, which are all a lot of fun. I had a great time at Gypsy, which is their secret speakeasy. Every day there is a new password to gain entry.  

Each suite has a private balcony or terrace which features a massive soaking tub. I will say, the bathrooms are dark, so I highly recommend bringing a travel-sized mirror with a light. An upgrade to the Preferred Club gets you a dedicated concierge for your floor, access to exclusive dining options, and the rooftop infinity pool.

9.1 Impression Moxché by Secrets

Impression Moxché by Secrets is the best luxury adults only all inclusive resort in Playa del Carmen

Impression Moxché is located right next to Secrets Moxché. It offers guests Endless Privileges and a higher class of service than even Preferred Club status at Secrets Moxché. As an Impression guest, not only do you receive access to the entire Moxché resort, but you will also enjoy spacious rooms, a personal butler, access to exclusive restaurants and pools on the Impression side, no set check-in or check-out, and so much more. It was the most incredible resort experience I have ever had and more than worth the splurge.

10. Impression Isla Mujeres

Impression Isla Mujeres is the most luxurious resort for couples in Cancun

Impression Isla Mujeres is a true 5-star experience and is one of the best resorts in Cancun for couples who are looking for a resort that is both intimate and luxurious. Couples will arrive on the island aboard either a private catamaran or speed boat.  The resort is a romantic hideaway that has been built into the natural landscape. It is incredibly serene with a Mediterranean and Tulum influence.

The food is outstanding. And it should be, master chefs have been brought in to design innovative menus with the ideology that food is art. There are 7 a la carte restaurants, no buffets, and 24-hour room service. Hand-crafted cocktails are flowing from 7 different bars.

For a small resort, with only 128 suites, there are quite a few activities. Couples can go on bike tours, participate in one of several classes like tequila tastings, soap making, yoga (they even have a yoga and wine class), or watch movies under the stars.

It is worth mentioning that the beach is very small. It is beautiful and sargassum-free, but it’s small. So, couples who enjoy taking long strolls in the sand, might not prefer Impression Isla.

Best Resorts in Cancun for Couples

Best Resorts in Cancun for Couples

There are plenty of fantastic all-inclusive resorts in Cancun, but I hope this helps you plan your next romantic getaway. This post was all about the best resorts in Cancun for couples.

Do you need help planning your next romantic getaway? Imagine Travel specializes in romance travel planning, and we’d love to help you. Schedule your complimentary consultation today.

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9 responses to “Best Resorts in Cancun for Couples: The Top 10 for 2024”

  1. Olga Avatar

    Aw, I miss Cancun! I really like Impression Isla Mujeres from your list, I hope we can visit this resort for our 10th wedding anniversary. Thank you for great ideas.

    1. katie Avatar
      katie

      Impression Isla would be a fabulous place to celebrate your wedding anniversary! Thank you for stopping by!

  2. Ann Avatar

    I would love to visit Cancun. I love the pictures that you posted! My sister-in-law went with her husband and they loved it!

  3. Sharyn Avatar

    I love Cancun and stayed at the Fiesta Americana when I was there last. It’s an all-inclusive hotel as well and I just loved it. I’m going to stay at one on your list next time as all-inclusive is the way to go!

  4. Kelly Avatar

    I’ve never been to Cancun before but I’d love to visit someday! All these resorts sound amazing and perfect for a getaway! Thanks for sharing your recommendations.

  5. Stefanie Avatar

    These all look amazing and some of the amenities, like a private butler would be wonderful!

  6. Holly Giordani Avatar
    Holly Giordani

    Every time we go to Cancun, we have our kids with us. But I’m saving this for the day that we can finally adventure there WITHOUT all the little ones. so helpful, thanks!

  7. Christy S. Avatar

    One of my goals this year is to finally visit Mexico and stay at an all-inclusive resort. I was looking into Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit. Keeping your post in my bookmarks for when it’s time to book that trip!

  8. Tracy McHugh Avatar
    Tracy McHugh

    Omg this looks like a magical destination! I haven’t been to Cancun before, only the beaches outside of Tijuana but you have definitely peaked my interest with this post. The hotel Xcaret Arte looks gorgeous. Thanks for sharing!

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