Summer is nearing its end, and as soon as the bitter cold starts creeping in, the focus will shift from idyllic European holidays to the year-round warm Caribbean. Luckily, we have done a fair bit of research in advance and have come across 8 all-inclusive luxury resorts you can book for your next Cancun trip for under $4,000 a week – but you’ll need to act quickly.
There is an industry-wide shortage affecting tourism, and the cost of travel has continued escalating in spite of some government’s best efforts to control inflation. In other words, if you’re planning on taking a much-needed sunny break at the peak of winter, you better start planning now before prices increase further and availability becomes limited.
Believe us, it can happen, even in Cancun. Fortunately, we have rounded up in advance a few of the most irresistible 5-star offers for the busy January 6-13 period you won’t want to miss out on:
Majestic Elegance Costa Mujeres
Price on Booking.com for 2 people: $3,931 (oceanfront Junior Suite 18+)
Distance from Cancun International Airport: 33km
The Majestic Elegance Costa Mujeres is a true gem of the Mayan Riviera. Located in the resort-packed Punta Sam, where some of the best all-inclusives are. A luxurious haven, its suites feature flat-screens, balconies with private hot tubs, and direct pool access. Nearby attractions include the Playa Mujeres Golf Club and El Meco Archaeological Site.
- 24 hour all-inclusive
- Fast-speed Wi-Fi across the whole property
- Beachfront hotel with private beach
- 17 pools
- 8 integrated jaccuzis
- Spa and wellness center
- 7 different restaurants (Japanese, Gourmet, Italian, Steakhouse, Mexican and more)
- 14 bars (6 swim-up, 4 exclusive for Elegance Club members)
- Free minibar restocked daily
Hyatt Zilara Cancun – Adults Only
Price on Booking.com for 2 people: $3,574 (Zilara Junior Suite Double)
Distance from Cancun International Airport: 21 km
A Cancun classic, the Hyatt Zilara is located in the heart of the Hotel Zone, a peninsula jutting out of the mainland where some of the best beaches are. An adults-only all-inclusive, it is known for having a variety of entertainment options, ranging from top-notch bars to performance venues and water-based activities.
- Unlimited food and drink
- 6 specialty restaurants
- 5 bars
- One infinity pool
- Ocean-view suites
- Private terraces
- Sky gym
- Live entertainment
- Themed parties
- Beach butlers
Atelier Playa Mujeres
Price on Booking.com for 2 people: $2,824 (Junior Suite – 2 Double)
Distance from Cancun International Airport: 28.8 km
One of the top rated hotels in the Riviera Maya, Atelier Playa Mujeres is a short 1-minute walk from the beach. Staying here, guests can enjoy a sumptuous buffet breakfast every morning, as well as choose from a myriad of food options at the on-site restaurants, including Italian and Asian. Our favorite perk, though? All of their pools are heated.
- 8 restaurants
- 7 bars
- A coffee shop
- Rooms with ocean or golf course views
- Modern gym equipped with Technogym training equipment
- Nuup Spa (for a fee)
- High-speed Wi-Fi within suites and public areas
- Day and nighttime activities
*Interestingly, Booking.com notes solo travelers are particularly fond of this resort, having rated it an average 9.0 for one-person stays.
Riu Palace Peninsula
Price on Booking.com for 2 people $2,739 (Junior Suite – 2 Double)
Distance from Cancun International Airport: 24.6 km
Riu’s Palace Peninsula takes pride in being situated on a ‘dazzling stretch of white sand beach’, where Cancun’s famous teal-colored waters can be found. It is possibly one of the most luxurious options on this list, and the fact that advance bookings are as much as 45.10% cheaper make it an even more appealing vacation deal.
- 24-hour all-inclusive
- 24-hour room service
- Beachfront resort
- 3 adults-only ‘deluxe’ villas where exclusive services can be added for a fee
- Several theme restaurants
- 4 swimming pools
- 1 swim-up bar
- Free gym
- A ‘Renova’ spa
Royalton CHIC Cancun – Adults Only
Price on Booking.com for 2 people: $3,078 (Luxury Junior Suite Ocean Front)
Distance from Cancun International Airport: 15.9km
A favorite among younger travelers on a sunny break, the trendy, adults-only Royalton CHIC Cancun has a more prominent party vibe than other offers on this list. Here, guests are entertained with pool parties, dancing lessons and complimentary drinks. They can also take advantage of the hotel’s central location and explore downtown Cancun, known to have a bustling nightlife.
- Reservation-free dining
- 4 swimming pools
- 7 bars
- Complimentary access to the Rooftop Cabana Lounge
- Fitness center with instructors
- Unlimited liquor, both from Mexico and abroad
- Daily and nightly shows
Riu Palace Costa Mujeres
Price on Booking.com for 2 people: $2,729 (Junior Suite with Garden View)
Distance from Cancun International Airport: 35.7km
This behemoth of a 5-star resort comprises 600 rooms furnished with premium bedding, a minibar with complimentary items, state-of-the-art technology and boasting ocean views on an extent. Other all-inclusive classics include, of course, outdoor swimming pools, access to a fitness area, lush green gardens and scenic settings.
- Catering 24/7
- Beachfront views
- Guests enjoy free sun loungers at the private beach stretch
- Both main and theme restaurants
- 5 pools
- Sun terrace
- Gym access
- Free steam bath
- Water park ‘Splash Water World’ at Riu Dunamar (open 6 days a week)
Sandos Cancun – Adults Only
Price on Booking.com for 2 people: $2,813 (Superior Room)
Distance from Cancun International Airport: 17.1 km
Sandos is another sought-after hotspot among a younger demographic, mostly due to its prime location, only 4 km from the landmark Playa Delfines and within walking of Cancun’s party district. With its 3 infinity pools, numerous chic bars and gourmet restaurants, this one is surely a strong contender for your next winter break.
- Beachfront views on Cancun’s Hotel Zone
- Flat-screen TVs and desks
- Free Wi-Fi
- Kitchenettes on some rooms
- The ‘Spa del Mar’ wellness center, where massages and other treatments are available
- Fitness hall
- 2 km from the Museo Maya de Cancun
- 2 km from the Interactive Aquarium Cancun
- 4 km from Playa Delfines
Planet Hollywood Cancun
Price on Booking.com for 2 people: $2,909 (Junior Suite)
Distance from Cancun International Airport: 27 km
A central piece to Planet Hollywood’s portfolio, the Planet Hollywood Cancun is an opulent family-friendly spot where both adults, and kids, can have a quality time. Featuring surf simulators, themed water parks, a mini-golf course and your usual sophisticated restaurants and bars, this is an experience worth saving up for.
- Costa Mujeres beachfront
- Nine-hole mini-golf course
- An instructor-supervised STARS Kids Club for children aged 4-12
- A disco
- A bar
- 11 restaurants
- Movie theater
- Planet Play trampoline park and arcade for additional fees
- FlowRider surf simulator for additional fees
- Non-smoking rooms
- 24-hour front desk
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