10 Best Adults-Only All-Inclusive Resorts in Cancun

With its picture-postcard beaches, turquoise waters, and top-notch amenities, Cancun offers the ultimate vacation experience for adults looking to unwind and indulge.

And what better way to experience all this amazing region has to offer than a stay at one of the very best Cancun adults-only all-inclusive resorts!

This personally crafted guide is your ticket to the most wonderful honeymoon stays and amenity-packed playgrounds in paradise, made just for grown-ups!

Photo Credit: Le Blanc Spa Resort Cancun

The Best Cancun Adults-Only All-Inclusive Resorts

Lori and I love the Yucatan Peninsula and Riviera Maya, and Cancun might just be the best jumping off point for exploring this wonderful corner of the globe. As a bonus, Cancun is home to some of the most outstanding, top-rated adults-only all-inclusive resorts in Mexico.

From romantic couples retreats to lively party destinations, Cancun has it all. But with so many options available, Lori and I know it can be overwhelming to choose the right one.

That’s why we’ve done the research for you and put together this carefully researched guide to the region’s best stays—drawing from decades of travel expertise and years of experience living in and traveling around Mexico.

Our Personal Favorites

Excellence Playa Mujeres for its top marks, outstanding service, impressive amenities, and all-around wow factor, and Le Blanc Spa Resort Cancun for its sleek and stylish design, sophisticated vibe, central location, and glowing reviews.

Whether you’re looking for a peaceful escape or a lively party scene, you’ll find it in our guide, below.

So pack your fun bag, grab your sunscreen, and get ready to experience the vacation of a lifetime at one of these top-rated adults-only all-inclusive resorts in Cancun.

Excellence Playa Mujeres

5-Star Resort EarthCheck Participant

luxury resort with beach palaces and pool
Photo credit: Excellence Playa Mujeres

Excellence Playa Mujeres takes the top spot for best Cancun adults-only all-inclusive resorts in 2024, for its top marks and glowing reviews by guests as well as its high level of service, assortment of amenities, and commitment to the environment and sustainability.

Playa Mujeres is a bit of a drive from Cancun Airport and the lively atmosphere of the Hotel Zone. But the relaxed and romantic vibe and gorgeous beachfront location more than make up for it, in our opinion.

Soak up the sun in one of seven outdoor pools, stuff yourself silly across ten great restaurants, and grab a romantic sundowner at any one of seven poolside bars, the rooftop terrace, or the resort’s beach bar.

Indulge in a massage or luxurious spa treatment in their full service spa, take part in a wide variety of included outdoor activities and water sports, or play an unforgettable round of golf at nearby Playa Mujeres Golf Club.

There are so many opportunities for kicking back or being active at Excellence Playa Mujeres, the hardest part of your stay may very well be deciding what to do next!

RATINGS  A perfect 5.0 / 5.0 from a whopping 25,000+ reviews on TripAdvisor!; 9.2/10 on Hotels.com (1,001 reviews); 4.9/5 on Google (8,975 reviews).

THERE BY AIR  50-minute drive from Cancun International Airport (CUN).

HOT TIP  The name of the game here is Reserve Early! Not just your hotel booking, but you’ll also want to try to arrange your return airport transfer, dinner reservations, and snag beach chairs as far in advance as possible.

Le Blanc Spa Resort Cancun

5-Star Resort EarthCheck Participant

Cancun adults only all inclusive resorts
Photo credit: Le Blanc Spa Resort Cancun

Next up is chic and stylish Le Blanc Spa Resort Cancun, a top choice for couples, honeymooners, and friends seeking a relaxing and unforgettable experience with luxurious accommodations and top-notch amenities and services.

Located in the heart of Cancun’s Hotel Zone, the resort is conveniently situated within a short distance of all the area’s top attractions and activities.

At Le Blanc, get ready to be treated like royalty as you relax in your comfortable and well-appointed room or suite with breathtaking sea or lagoon views, or unwind even further with a massage, facial, or body treatment at the full-service spa.

The resort also provides a fun and exciting array of activities and entertainment, such as snorkeling, fitness classes, day trips, and live music and entertainment in the evenings.

And with five restaurants to choose from, you can indulge in a variety of food and drink options ensuring you’ll never go hungry!

All this and more adds up to make Le Blanc Cancun one of the very best adults-only all-inclusive resorts in Cancun!

RATINGS  5/5 on TripAdvisor (8,600+ reviews); 9.4/10 on Hotels.com (1,003); 9.4/10 on Booking.com (158); 4.7/5 on Google (2,121).

THERE BY AIR  25-minute drive from Cancun International Airport (CUN).

HOT TIP  For premium choice rooms, access to the Private Club lounge, and other exclusive privileges, you’ll want to book a Preferred Club suite.

Beloved Playa Mujeres

5-Star Resort EarthCheck Participant

luxury resort in Playa Mujeres
Photo credit: Beloved Playa Mujeres

If you’re seeking an ideal blend of luxury and relaxation tailored specifically to couples, be sure to check out Beloved Playa Mujeres!

This couples-only all-inclusive resort boasts an impressive location right on the beach, with spacious rooms that come with private balconies offering stunning Caribbean views.

From pool-view junior suites to casitas with private pools, there’s a wide range of accommodations to choose from, including the spectacular Beachfront Two Story Casita and Ocean View Penthouse Suite.

Pick from an impressive array of activities such as snorkeling, kayaking, and fitness classes, and there are plenty of delicious restaurants and bars to explore as well.

The resort also features a top-notch spa and fitness center, and guests can learn how to salsa, take eco-tours, go scuba-diving, and play golf at the nearby Playa Mujeres Golf Club as well.

RATINGS  5/5 on TripAdvisor (7,778 reviews); 4.9/5 on Google (5,456); 9.6/10 on Hotels.com (1,000).

THERE BY AIR  50-minute drive from Cancun International Airport (CUN).

HOT TIP  It’s strongly recommended to book a room with a private plunge pool (like the Terrace Suites, Casita Suites, or Penthouse Suite) for the ultimate honeymoon or couples escape in paradise.

The Tower by Temptation

4-Star Resort on the Wild Side

colorful hotel tower block and nightclub
Photo credit: The Tower by Temptation

The Tower by Temptation is a unique concept-driven experience geared toward free-spirited and adventurous travelers looking for a resort stay quite unlike any other in Cancun.

Some of the many perks of your Tower stay include VIP check-in and check-out, exclusive room service, VIP access to Sky 3.5 club, exclusive VIP sundeck area, superior room options and more.

Relax beachside or poolside by day, get pampered with spa treatments and therapies or head to La Isla Shopping Mall for one of the best shopping experiences in Cancun.

By night, dine at one of seven restaurants, then gear-up for the night’s theme and a fun and uninhibited party experience.

RATINGS  5/5 on TripAdvisor (1,082 reviews); 4.5/5 on Google (5,069); 8.8/10 on Hotels.com; 7.1/10 on Booking.com.

THERE BY AIR  35-minute drive from Cancun International Airport (CUN).

Hyatt Zilara Cancun

5-Star Resort EarthCheck Participant

best adults only all inclusive resorts in Cancun Mexico
Photo credit: Hyatt Zilara Cancun

Located in the heart of Cancun’s Hotel Zone, Hyatt Zilara Cancun is an ideal all-inclusive stay for those seeking a romantic getaway or a peaceful retreat not far from Cancun’s most popular attractions.

The resort features spacious and elegant suites with breathtaking views of the Caribbean Sea. From the plush bedding to modern amenities, every detail has been carefully considered to ensure that your stay is truly memorable.

Hyatt Zilara Cancun also boasts a variety of world-class dining options across six gourmet restaurants catering to a diversity of tastes and preferences, from traditional and local Mexican cuisine to international favorites.

The resort also offers a wide mix of activities and entertainment options, including live music, dance classes, and water sports. Whether you want to relax on the beach, lounge by the pool, or delight in a spa treatment, there is everything you need to unwind and rejuvenate.

With impeccable service, a stunning location, and luxurious amenities, Hyatt Zilara Cancun is a perfect destination for an unforgettable couples retreat.

RATINGS  4.5/5 on TripAdvisor (12,371 reviews); 4.6/5 on Google (3,192); 9.4/10 on Hotels.com (1,447).

THERE BY AIR  30-minute drive from Cancun International Airport (CUN).

HOT TIP  Visit the daily event information board early to book/reserve any events you might want to participate in. They can fill up fast!

Live Aqua Beach Resort Cancun

5-Star Green Key Certified

large luxury resort on beach in Mexico
Photo credit: Live Aqua Beach Resort Cancun

With a distinctive style all its own, Live Aqua Beach Resort Cancun is waiting to wow you with its central and stunning beach location, mouthwatering culinary offerings, and seemingly-endless opportunities for fun and relaxation.

This remarkable resort features an infinity pool, private beach, spa, fitness center, and numerous other amenities. Each room is elegantly designed and equipped with all the modern amenities that you could want in a luxury beach vacation.

The resort boasts eight great eating venues, each offering a unique dining experience. From local flavors to comfort dishes, you’ll find something to excite your taste buds.

Live Aqua Cancun is also known for its excellent customer service. The resort’s staff is friendly, attentive, and willing to go the extra mile to ensure that your stay is as comfortable and enjoyable as possible.

All of this adds up to make Live Aqua truly one of the best adults-only all-inclusive resorts in Cancun.

RATINGS  4.5/5 on TripAdvisor (15,636 reviews); 4.6/5 on Google (3,457); 9/10 on Hotels.com (1,552).

THERE BY AIR  25-minute drive from Cancun International Airport (CUN).

HOT TIP  For the ultimate Live Aqua Cancun stay, book an Aqua Club level suite or higher and get access to perks such as butler service, daily cabana, and exclusive access to the Aqua Club Lounge.

Sun Palace Cancun

4-Star Resort in the Hotel Zone

Cancun adults only all inclusive resorts
Photo credit: Sun Palace

With its sleek and striking design in the heart of Cancun’s Hotel Zone, Sun Palace Cancun is an ideal choice for a relaxing beach retreat in the midst of Cancun’s most vibrant area.

This sophisticated adults-only oasis offers the perfect atmosphere for couples looking for a romantic getaway, or for anyone seeking an elevated vacation experience.

Spend your restful days splashing around in breathtaking outdoor infinity pools overlooking the Caribbean Sea, or head down to the beautiful beach (just steps away) to get up close and personal with its warm, azure waters.

Just 15 minutes from Cancun International Airport, Sun Palace Cancun is also one of the quickest and easiest Cancun adults-only all-inclusive resorts to access! That means more time to enjoy the vast array of amenities this superb property has to offer.

RATINGS  4.5/5 on TripAdvisor (8,643 reviews); 4.6/5 on Google (1,800); 9/10 on Hotels.com (996).

THERE BY AIR  15-minute drive from Cancun International Airport (CUN).

HOT TIP  As with most all Cancun adults-only all-inclusive resorts, making dinner reservations the night before is strongly recommended.

Coral Level at Iberostar Selection Cancun

5-Star UNESCO Sustainable Travel Pledge

hotel suite with sea view
Photo credit: Iberostar Selection Cancun

The Coral Level at Iberostar Selection Cancun is something of a hidden gem with a unique twist on the all-inclusive experience.

This chic and modern Cancun stay is tailored to adults looking to take their vacation to the next level with personalized service and attention to detail.

Stunning room design, luxury brand names, and focus on relaxation are just a few of the highlights you are likely to encounter during your stay.

Coral Level is a secluded area within the Iberostar Selection Cancún boasting spectacular views and access to the entire complex, including a private pool exclusively for you.

A restaurant is always reserved with a global menu that you can enjoy while admiring the Caribbean’s cobalt blue waters.

An ideal choice for a truly memorable Cancun couples escape.

RATINGS  4.5/5 on TripAdvisor (1,549 reviews); 4.9/5 on Google (3,544); 8.8/10 on Hotels.com (1,131).

THERE BY AIR  20-minute drive from Cancun International Airport (CUN).

Riu Palace Las Americas

4-Star Resort Travelife Participant

all inclusive adults only resorts in Cancun
Photo credit: Riu Palace Las Americas

Riu Palace is the flagship brand of Riu resorts, and Riu Palace Las Americas exemplifies this across the board.

Situated on tranquil and stunning Playa Caracol near the northeastern most tip of the Hotel Zone, this resort is loaded with comfort and amenities, as well as a high degree of personalized service.

Enjoy relaxing at the spa, working out at the gym, or taking a dip in one of three incredible outdoor pools.

The hotel also offers day and evening entertainment, which includes the Pacha Discotheque at the neighboring Hotel Riu Cancun.

For food lovers, the resort features seven excellent food venues, including a buffet restaurant, Japanese, Italian, Mexican, and Fusion options, and a steakhouse.

RATINGS  4.5/5 on TripAdvisor (3,913 reviews); 4.6/5 on Google (4,672); 8.8/10 on Hotels.com (3,348).

THERE BY AIR  30-minute drive from Cancun International Airport (CUN).

Royalton CHIC Cancun

4-Star UNESCO Sustainable Travel Pledge

hotel pool deck overlooking ocean
Photo credit: Royalton CHIC Cancun

Striking and modern design, top-notch cuisine, and outstanding service all come together to make Royalton CHIC Cancun one of the best Cancun adults-only all-inclusive resorts for honeymooning couples and guests looking for an elevated stay in Cancun.

Your stay includes everything you would expect from a top-rated luxury all-inclusive stay, such as premium cocktails, super comfortable accommodations, and a variety of fun activities and superb facilities.

RATINGS  5/5 on TripAdvisor (7,778 reviews); 9.6/10 on Hotels.com; 4.2/5 on Google.

THERE BY AIR  30-minute drive from Cancun International Airport (CUN).

Our Top Tips for Booking All-Inclusive Resorts in Cancun

  • Before booking an all-inclusive resort in Cancun or anywhere else, it’s important to have a clear understanding of what is included and what is not. For example, some tours and excursions may require an additional fee.
  • Additionally, some of the best Cancun adults-only all-inclusive resorts require a minimum stay of two or more nights, and you may even receive discounts for longer stays! If your preferred dates are unavailable, try adding an extra night or two to your booking.

Cancun Adults-Only All-Inclusive Resorts FAQs

What is the best resort for couples in Cancun?

Cancun has no shortage of top-rated resorts and hotels catering to couples! Excellence, LeBlanc, and Beloved are but a few of the very best hotel brands geared towards romantic, adults-only vacations in Cancun. Find out which one is the very best for you and your special someone in our handcrafted guide.

What does “adults-only resort” mean in Cancun?

In Cancun, “adults only” generally means that you must be at least 18 years of age to be permitted on the hotel premises. Minors under this age are not allowed into the property, even if accompanied by an adult.

Final Thoughts

Lori and I always enjoy crafting these helpful travel guides to the very best luxury stays across the world! And this bucket list of Cancun adults-only all-inclusive resorts was no exception.

Whether you’re putting together the honeymoon or sun-filled beach break you’ve always dreamed of, we’re confident you’ll find something to fall head over heels for in our handy-dandy guide.

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