The Ritz-Carlton, Cancun

Cancun's chic beachside escape
Set on Mexico’s iconic Caribbean coast on the Yucatán Peninsula, where the midnight blue color of the water seems dreamt up by Crayola, The Ritz-Carlton, Cancun is luxury down to the core. 

You'll have a difficult time peeling yourself from the beach, whether you spend the day swimming among the fishes or swaying in a hammock inside one of the hotel's private casitas while the "Coconut Boy" mixes you a refreshing cocktail using local coconuts. 

But the relaxing resort offers so much more that families and sophisticated couples alike would feel comfortable calling this resort home for a spell.
Our Inspector's Highlights
  • It’s all about casual elegance at this beachside resort (think dirty martinis and flip-flops), which is decked out in pink blush and black marble, accent rugs and tasteful touches of classic French art and antiques.
  • Massive windows and terraces give way to views overlooking the pool deck, crystalline sea and sugary, nearly quarter-mile stretch of beach.
  • The Cancun hotel's pool deck overlooks the Caribbean Sea, giving sun worshippers the best of both worlds. There are two outdoor pools, as well as a whirlpool.
  • The intimate Ritz-Carlton Spa, Cancun is a 5,500-square-foot hideaway washed in creams and whites. In addition to eight treatment rooms, there are co-ed water areas with hydrotherapy tubs and showers. 
  • What sets the dining at this resort apart is its interactive offerings. The Culinary Center is an oceanfront exhibition kitchen, where you can converse with the chef as he prepares a bespoke menu complete with wine pairings.
Things to Know
  • The Lobby Lounge is the ideal congregating spot, which serves evening cocktails and snacks, including sushi from its own sushi and ceviche bar.
  • Beach villas are available for reservation, where guests can order snacks and cocktails while kicking back in a hammock or lounge chair.
  • Little ones will love Ritz Kids, a children's program focused on education. The resort has teamed up with Jean-Michel Cousteau’s Ocean Futures Society to teach children about the environment, sustainability and culture of the region.
  • You won't have to travel far when hunger strikes. There are seven restaurants at the resort to satiate almost any craving. 
The Rooms
  • The 363 guest rooms and 51 suites all come with private balconies or terraces overlooking the water.
  • Accommodations start at 435 square feet and feature bathrooms with dual marble vanities.
  • The newly renovated rooms exude a more modern look with a blue-and-gray palette in mind.
  • For the traveler who likes to indulge in the crème de la crème, look into the three-bedroom Cobalt Residential Suite, which opened in 2012 and is the only suite with a personal infinity pool and a private garden that opens directly onto the beach.
The Restaurants
  • For fine dining, you'll want to book a reservation at Fantino. This Mediterranean restaurant takes travelers back to Old World elegance with opulent chandeliers hanging from muraled ceilings, complemented by live piano music and white tablecloth tradition. A must on the menu is the Maine lobster lasagna with fresh bean ragout and brandy cream.
  • The Club Grill serves elevated Continental cuisine with a side of jazz. This contemporary venue features a jazz trio and club singer.
  • For romantic dining, the resort offers on-the-beach Casitas, whose cabanas are converted into secluded dining rooms that are mere steps from the ocean.
  • Casual dining options include El Café Mexicano, The Lobby Lounge and the poolside Caribe Bar & Grill, while the scenic Sushi & Ceviche Bar rounds out the offerings with terrace seating and water views. 

24-hour room service
Babysitting services
House car
Meeting rooms
Outdoor pool
Getting There
Retomo del Rey #36
CUN (18-22 min)  
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