Where to Stay: Top Resorts in Cancun

Cancun, located along the Riviera Maya coastline in the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico, is the gateway to the Caribbean and the Mayan world. With a mix of historic culture and world renowned nightlife, Cancun offers something for every traveler. Cancun offers historical tours of the Mayan Ruins, Chichen Itza and Tulum, and an in-depth encounter tour to Coba. For the party lover, Cancun is famous for its often outrageous and always entertaining nightlife. They even offer a bar hopping tour so you can visit some of the more popular spots in one night. Cancun offers year-round luxury and all-inclusive accommodations. During a recent trip to Cancun, we visited two of Cancun’s most luxurious resorts.

Hyatt Ziva Cancun

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Hyatt Ziva is family friendly beachfront, all-inclusive resort located on Punta Cancun. This playful resort boasts large pool areas with a DJ to keep the party going.  Hyatt Ziva is a perfect resort for families, especially those with young children. The Candy Shop with everything from ice cream to cotton candy is always a hit with the kids. The Dolphin Excursion is a once-in-a-lifetime experience for the whole family and can be seen swimming from the pyramid/dolphin view rooms. There are two beaches with clear water and beautiful sand. The beach located on the side facing the hotel strip is very large.

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The spacious rooms at Hyatt Ziva are beautifully appointed and make for a luxurious home away from home. Room service is very prompt. With 17 restaurants on the property, you can always find something amazing to eat. Service and food at all the restaurants are fabulous. The Brew House was a hit with everyone in our party. The wings are a no-miss. For after dinner, the resort has no shortage of nightlife at the many lively bars with top shelf liquor.

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We thoroughly enjoyed Hyatt Ziva and the staff was very friendly, delivering the resort’s signature “service from the heart.” While there we talked with many guests with children and without and all were very satisfied with their experience. We met several guests who were repeat visitors.

Finest Playa Mujeres

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Finest Playa Mujeres is an award-winning all-inclusive resort. Perfect for multi-generational families, this resort has something for everyone. There are many pools on the property with the main pool split into an adults-only side and a side for children. The restaurant in the middle separates the sides nicely. There are Kid’s Clubs for kids of all ages. The Mini, Maxi and Teens Clubs offer activities for kids from infant to teen years. The Imagine Lounge is a daycare where children can play fully supervised while the adults eat breakfast or dinner.


The décor at Finest is modern, new and very aesthetically pleasing. The rooms are spacious and luxurious.  The beds are large and very comfy. Even the pull-out sofa bed is comfortable using the same plush linens and bedding used on the regular beds. Room service menus are extensive, the service is fast and the food is delicious. With 12 restaurants, Finest offers any type of cuisine you might crave. From Caribbean specialties, Italian, French and Asian fusion, everything we tried was amazing. Even the breakfast buffet offered extensive options.

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Finest Playa Mujeres is a beautiful property with stunning beachfront views and modern décor. We loved the rooms with swim out to the pool areas. This all-inclusive, family-friendly resort offers a fun yet relaxing tropical vacation for the whole family.

Cancun is one of The Tropical Travelers’ favorite destinations. Every trip makes us fall more in love with the tropical paradise. Let us help you plan your trip to this festive Caribbean destination. Contact us at 1-800-479-0949 or visit our website for more information.

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