12 Top-Rated Resorts in Cancun for Couples

Written by Carri Wilbanks
Sep 14, 2020

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Whether you're celebrating a honeymoon, babymoon, or just looking for a romantic vacation with your significant other, Cancun offers romantic properties for all budgets, as well as a fantastic location right on the sparkling turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea.

The resorts listed here are either adults-only or if they allow children, they have features that also make them appealing to couples - like setting up romantic dinners on the beach or offering couples' spa treatments.

Many of the properties are also all-inclusive, so you won't have to worry about paying for your meals on the road and can instead just focus on romance. In fact, the biggest decision you'll have to make before booking this vacation is the size of the resort and whether you want to be in a buzzy central location or a quieter, more remote one.

For an intimate all-inclusive experience, you'll want to check out the luxe, modern Le Blanc Spa Resort, which features beautiful rooms and suites, and excellent food. If you don't mind a few more guests at a slightly lower price-point, properties like Secrets The Vine Cancun Resort and Spa are slightly larger but still feature excellent amenities and global cuisine.

Find the best place to stay for your romantic Mexican vacation with our list of the top-rated resorts in Cancun for couples.

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1. Le Blanc Spa Resort

Le Blanc Spa Resort

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For couples wanting an adults-only getaway, Le Blanc Spa Resort may be just the ticket. This sexy Miami-style property is modern minimalist in its decor and sits right on a white-sand beach fronting a turquoise lagoon.

This all-inclusive property has a range of spacious, airy rooms and suites designed for romance, with balconies either fronting the sea or looking out over the manicured grounds, and Jacuzzi tubs built for two. Suites also come with private plunge pools and open-air living rooms and are perfect for a special occasion - like a destination wedding or honeymoon.

The food here is quite good, and there are four restaurants to choose from, including one that does gourmet Italian and another that features French fusion. There are also multiple swimming pools, a luxe spa, and a fitness center on-site.

Accommodation: Le Blanc Spa Resort

2. NIZUC Resort and Spa

NIZUC Resort and Spa

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Set on 29 lushly manicured acres at the south end of Cancun's Hotel Zone, NIZUC is an opulent luxury property featuring 274 swank suites and villas that come with top-end amenities, like L'Occitane bath products and Nespresso coffee makers. While the resort allows children, couples will love the villas, which feature private infinity pools and butler service.

The hotel sits on a stretch of pristine white sand with fantastic snorkeling in the Mesoamerican Reef just offshore. On-site amenities include three infinity swimming pools, a spa that does a number of Mayan-style treatments, and six delicious restaurants. For extra romance book a private beach dinner for two.

Accommodation: NIZUC Resort and Spa

3. Live Aqua Beach Resort Cancun

Live Aqua Beach Resort Cancun

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Adults-only and all-inclusive, Live Aqua Beach Resort Cancun in the Hotel Zone is another popular pick for couples looking to be pampered in a luxury setting. It features swanky, modern rooms and suites with amenities like aromatherapy and artistic decor. Suites add extra space plus hydrotherapy whirlpools and large furnished balconies with stellar ocean views.

For dining there are seven different restaurants plus a café and sushi station. Make sure to check out MB Restaurant at least once. The contemporary bistro serves a menu designed by Miami celebrity chef Michelle Bernstein featuring global fare with a Mexican flair. It is open for dinner only.

There's also an infinity pool, spa, and gym on-site. If you want to chill on the beach there are sun-loungers and comfy cabanas for guests to reserve.

Accommodation: Live Aqua Beach Resort Cancun

4. Secrets The Vine Cancun

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Another favorite couples choice is Secrets The Vine Cancun, which is also an all-inclusive and adults-only property. In Cancun's Hotel Zone, it sits on a beautiful white-sand beach and offers 497 chic rooms and suites, all of which have direct views of the sparkling turquoise sea. They also come with decadent touches like teak furniture and Italian porcelain floors.

On-site amenities include six restaurants serving everything from Argentinian to Asian fare. There is 24-hour dining available at the Vine Bazaar; The Cafe restaurant and room service is also an option. Should you prefer to have a private dinner on the beach, that can also be arranged.

Other amenities include a relaxing spa, and four beautiful swimming pools. Guests also have access to an 18-hole golf course next door.

Accommodation: Secrets The Vine Cancun

5. Sun Palace

Sun Palace

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Couples who aren't interested in being right in the middle of the busy Hotel Zone scene will like Sun Palace for its quiet and relaxed vibe and location on a beautiful white-sand beach. This adults-only property is all-inclusive and also not too big compared to many Cancun area resorts.

The 252 rooms and suites are spacious and come with balconies, Jacuzzi tubs, and 24-hour room service. There are a few different dining choices, as well as three infinity pools, a spa, fitness center, and daily activities like beach volleyball.

Accommodation: Sun Palace

6. JW Marriott Cancun Resort & Spa

JW Marriott Cancun Resort & Spa

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The JW Marriott Cancun Resort & Spa features a wonderful swimming pool complex, with two outdoor free-form pools, a 14-foot dive pool featuring an artificial reef system, and a number of Jacuzzis dotted around the grounds.

Although the hotel isn't adults-only, couples will still feel the love with spacious and modern rooms and suites - book the top floor rooms for the best views and access to the Club 91 Lounge.

There are also eight restaurants on-site, tennis courts, a fitness center, and a spa with an indoor pool that is completely kid-free.

Accommodation: JW Marriott Cancun Resort & Spa

7. Grand Fiesta Americana Coral Beach Cancun

Grand Fiesta Americana Coral Beach Cancun

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On the Yucatan Peninsula, away from the chaos of the Hotel Zone, Grand Fiesta Americana Coral Beach is an all-suites, beachfront resort. The property is large with 602 units, but all come with expansive Caribbean Sea views from private balconies.

And while it is not adults-only, it does have features couples will enjoy. The food here is also very good and there are a number of restaurant choices, but couples will like Le Basilic, which does French-Mediterranean fare in an elegant setting. There is also a wonderfully relaxing spa, which offers a range of treatments, including hydrotherapy.

Accommodation: Grand Fiesta Americana Coral Beach Cancun

8. Beach Palace

Beach Palace

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The all-inclusive Beach Palace is a medium-sized property right in the Hotel Zone. It has 285 rooms and suites, which have a swanky, polished vibe. Couples will appreciate the marble bathrooms featuring double Jacuzzi tubs.

The property sits right on a white sandy beach and also has three pools to lounge around. There are four restaurants to choose from, as well as a luxe spa and a gym with sea views.

The property allows children; however, couples can still find space to escape, and the price-point can be appealing to more budget-conscious travelers.

Accommodation: Beach Palace

9. Hotel Riu Palace Las Americas

Hotel Riu Palace Las Americas

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Hotel Riu Palace Las Americas is another all-inclusive pick about 15 minutes from downtown Cancun. It sits on a gorgeous beach, and the grounds feature lovely gardens complete with fountains and palm trees.

The decor in the 372 suites is regal and opulent, with red and gold hues throughout, and most come with stunning sea views from private balconies.

This resort is a great pick for couples seeking less of a party atmosphere as it has a quieter and more relaxed vibe - one of the two swimming pools is even designated as a quiet pool.

Accommodation: Hotel Riu Palace Las Americas

10. Excellence Playa Mujeres

Excellence Playa Mujeres

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The adults-only, all-inclusive Excellence Playa Mujeres is perfect for couples who are looking for a luxury retreat in a secluded environment. Set about 30 minutes' drive from the Hotel Zone on a quiet white-sand beach with views of Isla Mujeres, the 450 rooms here are posh and come with Jacuzzi tubs and balconies. Some also have swim-up access or private plunge pools.

Away from the rooms, you'll find nine restaurants, a fabulous spa with a hydrotherapy pool, saunas and steam rooms, and a 24-hour gym.

Accommodation: Excellence Playa Mujeres

11. Golden Parnassus All Inclusive Resort & Spa Cancun

Golden Parnassus All Inclusive Resort & Spa Cancun

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If you're seeking a more mid-range, all-inclusive option for adults only, check out Golden Parnassus. Right in the heart of the Hotel Zone, it sits on a beautiful stretch of beach that isn't super crowded. The rooms here are spacious and comfortable, although not extravagant, and come with balconies and in some cases double Jacuzzi tubs.

Away from the rooms, amenities include an ocean-facing pool and multiple restaurants to choose from. There are also plenty of on-site activities, from beach volleyball to tennis and parasailing. Diving and snorkeling excursions can also be arranged.

Accommodation: Golden Parnassus All Inclusive Resort & Spa Cancun

12. Barcelo Maya Riviera

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On the Riviera Maya, away from the hustle and bustle of downtown Cancun, the adults-only Barcelo Maya Riviera is a new resort that is perfect for couples.

The all-suite property features spacious rooms with a modern minimalist design. More than half the suites here have ocean views, and some come with swim-up access.

The resort is all-inclusive and has five restaurants to choose from, including a Japanese Nikkei experience with 10 Teppanyaki tables and one Robatayaki table.

There are also four swimming pools and numerous sun loungers set up right on the white-sand beach. Guests also have access to the amenities at the other resorts in the Barcelo Maya Grand Resort complex.

Accommodation: Barcelo Maya Riviera

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