A serene oasis in the middle of Cancun
A serenely elegant retreat in the pulsating core of Cancun’s Hotel Zone, Grand Fiesta Americana Coral Beach Cancun has some of the destination’s best amenities and most eye-popping ocean views.
Ethereal tones in white and cream allow views of the Caribbean Sea to take center stage in every suite, each with a cozy, sunken living area leading out onto a balcony. The Master Suites provide even more space, with a wide terrace, a large master bathroom and an airy living area, or upgrade to the premium Grand Club level for perks like upper-floor views, access to the culinary experiences of the VIP Penthouse Lounge and an exclusive beachside sundeck area.
The spectacular Gem Spa impresses even the most seasoned spa connoisseurs with its 10-step hydrotherapy ritual and a gasp-inducing hydro massage pool as the final phase.
Grand Fiesta Americana Coral Beach boasts the best location in Cancun, right in the heart of the Punta Cancun area in the center of the Hotel Zone. A stay at this luxury hotel sets some of the city’s best shopping, restaurants and beaches at your doorstep, and the nightclubs of the infamous party center are right across Kukulcan Boulevard. Even with so much excitement in the neighborhood, the hotel remains a serene and quiet hideaway where you can easily forget the city and focus on the ocean views.
With the island of Isla Mujeres protecting it just a few miles offshore, the beach here has calm, crystal-clear waters and idyllic swimming conditions that are better than any other Cancun hotel, with pale turquoise fading into a deep blue toward the horizon. The beach itself is small, with space to fit just enough loungers and a narrow stretch of sand along the shoreline, but with the hotel’s sprawling lagoon-style pool lined with three palapa swim-up bars and small waterfalls, you might find yourself realizing that beach size isn’t so important after all.
If you’d like to reach that island on the horizon, Ultramar ferries to Isla Mujeres leave from nearby Caracol Beach, just a five-minute walk from Grand Fiesta Americana.
A day at Grand Fiesta Americana Coral Beach starts by sitting down to an extensive breakfast buffet overlooking the Caribbean Sea at Viña del Mar restaurant, whose elegant service and immense ocean-view windows make every meal feel like Sunday brunch. For a spicier Cancun-style breakfast, try a bit of everything from the buffet’s live Mexican-cooking station.
The hotel is also home to Le Basilic. Here, feast on fine French-Mediterranean cuisine guided by French chef Henri Charvet, while live piano music and an onsite Mexican artist create a poetic ambience.
Named after a nearby island, Isla Contoy restaurant sits under a towering beachfront palapa and serves casual Mexican cuisine and fresh seafood, perfect for those Cancun days and nights when salt-tinged ocean breezes are a must. Dinners at La Joya restaurant offer upscale Mexican cuisine complemented by the impassioned tones of live mariachi music, huge stained-glass windows with charming scenes, and design inspired by classic black-and-white Mexican films; to add some adventure to your experience, make sure to ask about tequila tastings with your dinner.
The Kids’ Club
The Coral Kidz Club is so fun that even grown-ups will be tempted to stay. The hotel’s littlest guests (3 to 12 years old) can learn, play and relax in this brightly colored club whose themed spaces seem to extend on and on, from a charming Mexican town and play kitchen to a jungle-themed naptime room for toddlers. There’s also a technology-packed video game and computer area that innovatively combines cutting-edge themes with explorations of Mayan culture.
Kids can play dress-up in the backstage dressing room behind the theater, get creative in the arts and crafts room with an ocean view or experiment with recipes during cooking classes in the kitchen.