The former Royal Cancún was rebranded at the end of 2013, and though rooms now have a brighter look, the outstanding amenities and attention to detail remain essentially unchanged and extraordinary for an all-inclusive. Dazzling infinity pools, a splendid beach, and an array of gourmet restaurants make staying at this adults-only, all-suites hotel a sybaritic pleasure. The elegant marble lobby has expansive views of the Caribbean on one side and the lagoon on the other. Each suite has a flat-screen TV with CD/DVD players, marble bathrooms with rain showers, double-jetted whirlpools, and balconies with hammocks for enjoying the ocean view. The Maya-inspired, ocean-view spa offers a traditional Temazcal steam hut, sauna, a cold plunge pool, massage waterfalls, and many treatment options. If for some inexplicable reason you should worry that you won’t be sufficiently pampered, be assured the hotel employs “playadomos” oversee the beach, as well as a dedicated "romance concierge".
- Christine Delsol