Cancun Resorts Offer Everything You Could Need or Want during Your Vacation

When planning a vacation, you are quite likely to come across the words "hotel" and "resort" in your research. While the words seem interchangeable, there is a fine line separating the two in terms of the services and amenities that are offered. Hotels certainly meet most of your needs in that they provide you with a place to lay your head and they probably have a restaurant or two and maybe even a pool, gym or spa. However, resorts offer all of these things, plus much more. A resort basically has everything you might possibly want or need during your vacation right on the grounds, so you never have to leave the property if you don't want to.

Resorts generally have several restaurants and bars, a spa, more than one pool, a gift shop and possibly additional specialty boutiques. Many resorts in Cancun have all of these features plus they offer a wide variety of scheduled activities and sports to keep guests entertained throughout the day. In the evening they often have nightly shows or musical performances and often a nightclub.

Most Cancun's hotels and resorts offer all-inclusive packages which means all meals and drinks are included. Not only is this a great value for travelers but you don't have to leave the resort grounds in search of food unless you wish to explore the area and check out the local dining scene.




This upscale resort is great for families, couples or singles. The pool area is lovely, the rooms are well-appointed and nicely decorated. The staff is outgoing and attentive. All guest rooms and suites have an ocean view. Guests that book a...  Read More



This impeccable resort is an all-inclusive property that is exclusively for adults. Live Aqua is situated on one of Cancun's best beaches and is within walking distance of the area's nicest shopping malls. The hotel's pool area is large and...  Read More

The Ritz-Carlton, Cancun
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This elegant beachfront resort is one of Cancun's finest hotels and it has received the coveted AAA Five Diamond Award each year for more than two decades. Ritz-Carlton properties are known for their outstanding service and that's exactly what...  Read More



This small, chic, all-inclusive resort is arguably Cancun's best and most luxurious adult-only resort. In fact, Le Blanc may just be one of the best adult-only resorts in the world. All-inclusive resorts are not generally known for having tasty...  Read More

Royalton Riviera Cancun Resort & Spa - All Inclusive
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Live "The Royalton Life" (They've even got their own song!) at Royalton Riviera Cancun, located on a wide white sand beach just south of Cancun's international airport. This expansive All-In Luxury® resort offers various pools with different...  Read More

Barcelo Maya Grand Resort
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Barcelo Maya Grand Resort is the largest resort in the Cancun area. With 5 (soon to be 6) resorts located on over a mile of powdery white beach, at Barcelo Maya you will find anything and everything you are looking for in an all-inclusive...  Read More

Hyatt Ziva Cancun All Inclusive
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Hyatt hit the nail on the head when they chose the best location in Cancun's Hotel Zone. This all-inclusive resort sits on Punta Cancun (Cancun Point) where it is surrounded on three sides by the glorious Caribbean Sea. On each side there are...  Read More



The Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya, located about an hour south of Cancun in Puerto Aventuras, is in a word, spectacular. With sprawling grounds, and two sections, one for the entire family and "Heaven", for adults only, anyone and everyone can...  Read More

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Moon Palace Cancun
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This sprawling, all-inclusive, mega-resort is situated on a wide beach with calm water just south of the Cancun airport. Each of the three sections, Nizuc, Sunrise and the newly renovated Grand offers pools, restaurants and activities. Guests...  Read More

The Grand at Moon Palace Cancun
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The Grand at Moon Palace Cancun, once the smaller, laid-back section of Moon Palace Cancun, has been expanded and completely redone, and is now the largest, most luxurious resort of the three. The Grand is home to 6 swimming pools, each with a...  Read More


Meet Kristin Busse

After vacationing in Mexico many times, Kristin decided to move to Cancun "for a year". That was in 2001.

Kristin grew-up in Michigan and studied Communications at Michigan State University....  More About Kristin