Valentine’s Day is less than two months away. If you haven’t already thought of the perfect, romantic gift for your sweetheart, consider a trip to the tropical paradise of Cancun. It’s close to the US, so you don’t have to travel very far, prices are reasonable, and some of the best beaches in Mexico can be found in Cancun and the Riviera Maya. Plus, Cancun has a number of hotels that are incredible settings for a romantic getaway. They are also the perfect spots for an unforgettable marriage proposal, a picture-perfect destination wedding, or an amazing anniversary celebration.
Here are Cancun’s most romantic hotels, listed in no particular order:
Le Blanc Resort & Spa: A small, luxury resort, in a great location; near nightlife, restaurants, and shopping. This all-inclusive resort is exclusively for adults. Each room has a 2-person jacuzzi tub and views of either the Caribbean Sea or Nichupte Lagoon. The food & service are outstanding and the hotel’s spa is one of Cancun’s finest. After spending just a few minutes at this resort, you’ll quickly see why they earned the AAA Five Diamond award in 2011.
The Ritz-Carlton, Cancun: Each room at this spectacular, luxury resort has a view of the Caribbean Sea. This AAA Five Diamond resort caters to families and couples but, while there may be children around, it is still a very romantic place. Casitas, the hotel’s steakhouse, has tables in private cabanas that are right on the beach. The cabanas are ideal for a marriage proposal or just a wonderful, romantic meal on Valentine’s Day. There are also two AAA Five Diamond restaurant on-site; Fantino and The Club Grill.
Sun Palace: This resort is the less expensive, but only slightly less luxurious, version of Le Blanc, which is also owned by Palace Resorts. Sun Palace is a small all-inclusive, adults-only resort with a very nice spa. The food quality and high level of service that Palace Resorts are known for can definitely be found at this property. A 2-person jacuzzi tub is in each guest room and nothing says “romance” like a candlelit bubble bath and champagne.
The Royal Cancun: This adults-only resort is top-notch, all the way. Its elegant decor makes you feel like royalty from the moment you enter the front door. Each of the 288 guest suites has an ocean view and 2-person jacuzzi tub. Swim-out suites are available, which allow you to go directly from your suite’s balcony to the main swimming pool.
Live Aqua Cancun: One of Cancun’s most beautiful hotels, this resort is yet another luxury, all-inclusive resort that is only for adults. Spa Aqua, the resort’s award-winning spa, offers couples massages. The hotel’s large pool area, consisting of 8 pools that mimic the shades of blue found in the Caribbean Sea, is arguably the best pool in Cancun. The pool area has an abundance of lounge chairs, as well as many beach beds. Some guest rooms have 2-person tubs with a view of the sea.