Cancun Honeymoon Travel Guide
Cancun offers honeymoon couples a choice of gorgeous white-sand beaches, luxurious beachfront hotels, vibrant nightlife, great shopping and ancient Mayan ruins to explore along an idyllic 22km-long coastline.
Located on the tip of Mexico's Yucatan peninsula, the megaresort of Cancun is a skinny 24km island in the shape of the number ‘7’ attached to the mainland by two bridges and separated from it by the lush Nichupté lagoon.
Enjoy lunch at any of Cancun’s internationally renowned restaurants, then choose to sunbathe on a white-sand beach, go windsurfing, sailing, snorkelling, diving on the world’s second largest coral reef or touring by jet ski through the lush jungle of the lagoon.
In the evening, dine on delicious Mexican food, enjoy a tantalising cocktail and dance the night away at a boisterous nightclub such as Coco Bongo or The City.
Cancun is home to more than 350 bars, restaurants and nightclubs.
South of Cancun lies the Riviera Maya, home to some of the hippest beaches on the coast including the chic Playa del Carmen and the gorgeous Tulum beach, which nestles beneath an ancient Mayan fortress.
Located on the tip of Mexico's Yucatan peninsula, the megaresort of Cancun offers newlyweds a wide variety of hotels and resorts, including the following oceanfront resorts…
Le Blanc Spa Resort- All Inclusive - Adults Only
Location: Zona Hotelera Cancun
Prices: from AUD951 per room
Description: Nestled on a private stretch of beach and minutes from downtown Cancun, this adults-only, smoke-free resort features a full-service spa. It covers 5-acres and offers spacious guest rooms with 2-person hot tubs. The luxurious rooms at Le Blanc Spa Resort – All Inclusive provide satellite flat-screen TVs and fully stocked minibars. Coffee facilities are included as well as bathrobes and slippers. Tours to Chichen Itza, Tulum, Xcaret and the Jungle are available through this AAA Five Diamond Award winner resort. Yoga and pilates classes are on site along with a state-of-the-art gym. Guests can also use the sauna and steam room or one of the 3 outdoor pools. Many dining options are available at this complex ranked among the top 100 Hotels & Resorts in the World. Breakfast and lunch buffets are available, and the property's restaurants serve a variety of cuisine, including French-fusion, Italian, Japanese, Thai and Chinese options.
Hyatt Zilara Cancun - All Inclusive - Adults Only
Location: Zona Hotelera Cancun
Prices: from AUD653 per room
Description: Offering breathtaking views of the Caribbean Sea, this adults-only all-inclusive resort and spa features endless activities and entertainment, such as outdoor pools, fitness centre, private beach area and various dining options. The Hyatt Zilara Cancun offers everything needed for a memorable stay. Guests can enjoy everything from introductory scuba diving lessons and craft-making and wine tasting classes, to on-site tennis instructors and diving lessons. Guests can enjoy a variety of dishes in one of the 5 speciality restaurants and enjoy refreshing cocktails at the 5 different bars available. There is always something to do at the Hyatt Zilara Cancun. With live nightly entertainment, an on-site library, themed parties and cultural shows, there is something for everyone.
Live Aqua Cancun - All Inclusive Adults Only
Location: Zona Hotelera Cancun
Prices: from AUD591 per room
Description: Offering direct access to Cancún Beach, Live Aqua Cancun - All Inclusive Adults Only features an outdoor swimming pool overlooking the Caribbean Sea. It has attractive rooms with balconies, 9 restaurants, 5 bars and a spa. Each spacious, air-conditioned room at the Live Aqua Cancun has stylish décor with tiled floors. All rooms include a TV, coffee maker, aromatherapy products, a safety-deposit box and a minibar which is refilled daily. The stylish Siete Restaurant serves a range of Mexican cuisine, while European and Asian dishes are on offer in the mb Restaurant. The Azur serves international options set by the pool and overlooking the sea. The Aqua’s extensive spa offers hydrotherapy treatments, massage and aromatherapy. There are also hot tubs and steam baths. There is a gym available, while yoga classes are also available. Located in Cancún’s Hotel Zone, the Live Aqua is set next to Nichupte Lagoon and in front of the popular La Isla shopping centre.
Prices: from AUD546 per room
Description: The exclusive Ritz-Carlton fronts a 366m-long white-sand beach. This luxury AAA Five Diamond Award winner hotel features 2 outdoor swimming pools, a spa and a private beach. It offers modern rooms equipped with an iPod docking station, CD player and cable TV. Kayantá Spa and Salon offers a wide range of massage therapies, body treatments and facials. There is also a gym and tennis court. Cabanas are available on the hotel’s private beach. The Ritz-Carlton Cancun’s elegant rooms feature a mini bar and work desk. All rooms have a balcony with ocean views. The private bathroom includes a bathrobe, slippers and hairdryer. Dining options range from traditional Asian specialties at The Sushi Bar to Mediterranean cuisine at Fantino. Indoor or outdoor dining is available and cocktails are served at the Lobby Lounge. Just 20-minutes from Cancun International Airport, the Ritz-Carlton can arrange airport and area attraction transportation. Aquaworld, offering boat trips, is 2 km away. The centre of Cancun is 18 km away.
Grand Fiesta Americana Coral Beach Cancun
Location: Punta Cancun
Prices: from AUD374 per room
Description: This 5-star Cancun luxury hotel features a 40,000-square-foot full-service spa and is located on a secluded beach. The El Meco Mayan Ruins is 11.3 km from the hotel. Grand Fiesta Americana Coral Beach Cancun provides a gym with an ocean view. Nine restaurants and bars are available with room service. Guests may also use the large outdoor pool along with a children’s club. The suites at Grand Fiesta Americana Coral Beach Cancun include ocean front views or partial ocean views. Every suite features a private balcony and a seating area. For the guest’s convenience, a minibar and an in-room safe are also available. Local attractions near the Grand Fiesta Americana Coral Beach Cancun include the Dolphin Discovery Isla Mujeres 11.3 km away. Chichen Itza and Xcaret are within driving distance of this hotel.
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The best time to visit Cancun is during the dry season from mid-November to April. You can expect sunny, dry days with an average daytime temperature of 28°C (84°F).
Cancun has two distinct seasons: the cooler, dry season from mid-November to April and the hot, wet season from May to mid-November.
For more climate info: Cancun Weather Guide…
There are direct flights to Cancun from several airports in the USA, including New York, Miami, Los Angeles and Dallas/Ft. Worth; and from London Gatwick. AeroMéxico and Mexicana fly daily from Mexico City to Cancun.
More information on how to get to Cancun…
Latest update Cancun honeymoon destination: 7 February, 2017