The northern section of Cancun’s Hotel Zone gets more than its fair share of attention, especially for its amazing resorts within walking distance of nightlife. But the south Hotel Zone is also a great place to stay, appealing to visitors who prefer somewhere quieter with less crowded beaches, but still want to be within striking distance of all the action.
The resorts in Cancun’s South Hotel Zone also benefit from being closer to the airport, so when your plane lands, you can spend less time traveling and more time getting your party on.
Here are some of the best resorts in Cancun’s South Hotel Zone.
The Westin Resort and Spa Cancun
The light, bright rooms and suites at the Westin Resort and Spa Cancun are welcoming and homey. Ranging from standard guest rooms to 2-bedroom suites, and a Penthouse with all the extra luxuries, there are options to suit everyone here.
Reviews talk of the friendly staff and relaxed atmosphere, two particularly important aspects of a vacation. There’s a lovely beachfront swimming pool and also FlowRider, an exciting wave-riding experience. When it comes to food, there’s a grill restaurant, international cuisine, a sports bar, and a deli market. And the Heavenly Spa offers traditional massage, as well as a more unusual Mayan Temazcal experience.
Sun Palace All Inclusive Couples Only Resort
The appealing suites at the Sun Palace All Inclusive Couples Only resort will entice you from the moment you step through the door. There are lovely touches around every corner: his and hers washbasins, a double whirlpool tub, state-of-the-art entertainment amenities, and even complimentary wine.
The All-Inclusive experience at this resort includes top-shelf spirits and beers, as well as professional mixologists whipping up your favorite cocktails to order. And in the restaurants, you’ll find pan-Asian, Italian, Mexican, and international cuisines, as well as Latin American-inspired fire cookery. Add in a beautiful infinity pool, the Awe Spa, and nightly entertainment and you have everything you need for a spectacular vacation.
Óleo Cancun Playa All Inclusive Boutique Resort
From the moment you enter the entirely glass-fronted lobby of the Óleo Cancun Playa, you’ll notice the minimalism in this boutique resort. The design is striking and will leave a lasting impression – as will the beautifully scented public spaces, infused with Óleo’s carefully crafted aromatherapy blends.
The rooms and suites echo the minimalist feeling in their decor, managing to balance the cool interiors with a warm, welcoming vibe. With impressive entertainment credentials, and overlooking either the Caribbean ocean or the Nichupté lagoon, they’re the perfect place to relax and unwind.
Enjoy the resort’s focus on art and wellbeing, with regular art workshops, stretching sessions, handicrafts, and sports. And when it’s time to refuel, choose from the five restaurants, including outstanding Japanese and Mediterranean options.
Crown Paradise Club Cancun
A fantastic choice for families visiting Cancun’s South Hotel Zone is the Crown Paradise Club Cancun. This hotel offers family-friendly rooms with separate bunk-bed areas for children (complete with their own TV). Also boasting a kids club, and even an Aquapark, this hotel really caters to its younger guests.
When it comes to dining, the international buffet is situated in a lovely open-sided palapa, and there are five specialty restaurants, including French, Mexican, and seafood, plus six bars, so you’ll never get bored of eating in-resort. And the facilities here are endless, with tennis courts, a gym, mini-golf, ping pong, and a games room meaning everyone in the family will be kept active – if you can drag yourselves away from the indoor and outdoor pools, that is!
Iberostar Collection Cancun
Backing onto the Iberostar Golf Club is the 5-star Iberostar Selection Cancun resort. This hotel appeals to guests of all ages, with adults enjoying its stylish decor and touches of luxury, while little ones can’t resist the Aqua Park and the full program of kid-friendly activities.
The hotel has six restaurants, including Naga Hibachi Japanese, Trattoria La Horma Italian, and La Parrilla, a delicious rotisserie dining option, as well as a range of bars and cafes. With its prime Playa Delfines beachfront location – one of the best beaches in the area – it’s only steps to the crystal clear ocean and powder-fine white sand. And with the authentic Mayan ruins at San Miguelito only steps away, you really couldn’t ask for more.
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