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  • Kids’ club
  • 27-hole golf course
  • Great dining choice
  • Elegant rooms
  • All inclusive resort

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Moon Palace Golf & Spa Resort

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Recently refurbished, it really is a palace, and a spectacular one at that. Lying on Cancun’s tranquil south shore, nestled between a long, white sand beach and 55 acres of tropical foliage. A 27-hole Jack Nicklaus signature golf course is available for a memorable round of golf. Rooms are very elegant, in fact all have double Jacuzzi baths! You’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to your dining options with 13 restaurants to choose from. There are incredible floor shows every evening, with the disco picking up the beat until the early hours.

Where is it?

On a huge, wonderful beach. Transfer time from airport: 10 min.

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Room information

2,425 rooms on 3 floors in several buildings with 8 lifts. All with private balcony/terrace, air-conditioning, flatscreen satellite TV, wireless Internet connection, direct-dial telephone, coffee maker, 24-hour room service, mini-fridge with soft drinks, bottle of wine, spirits optic, water and beer (which is stocked alternate days), safety deposit box, Jacuzzi, bathrobes and slippers, turn-down service, hairdryer and straightener. Non-smoking rooms on request. Deluxe Rooms have a garden view, 1 king-size bed or 2 double beds, sleeping up to 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children. Wheelchair accessible Deluxe Rooms have a roll-in shower and 2 double or 1 king-size bed and are 5 steps to the beach (must be requested at time of booking and subject to availability).

Room Upgrade

Superior Deluxe Rooms with resort views, sleeping up to 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

Junior Suite Golf Course View are perfect for keen golfers, including personal use of a golf cart for getting around the resort, during your stay, DVD player, separate seating area and private screened terrace with table and chairs, sleeping max 2 adults.

Superior Deluxe Ocean View Rooms with stunning views across the Caribbean sea sleeping max 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

Superior Deluxe Oceanfront Rooms are as above but closer to the ocean, with 1 king-size bed, sleeps 2 adults.

Family Rooms are located in the sunrise section and consist of 2 bedrooms (one with 1 king-size bed, the other with 2 double beds), Xbox 360®/DVD player with DVD’s and games available on request, family in-room amenities including kids' room service menu and bathroom products. Sleeps max 4 adults and 2 children. For guests travelling with children only.

Concierge Room with ocean view, pillow menu, exclusive concierge (phone service), private check-in/out, nightly petit fours and turn-down service, DVD/CD player, iPod dock, upgraded liquor brands in room dispenser, L'Occitane bath amenities, two 25-min massages, private beach lounge chair area with waiter service, beach bag (1 per room per stay), 24-hour room service from Tratoria and Caribeno Restaurants, sleeps 2 adults.

Wellness Suites, sleeping max 2 adults.

Club Room Benefits are available as part of the Superior Deluxe Garden Club Room and include:

  • Private check-in on arrival
  • Guaranteed late check out
  • Priority luggage delivery on arrival
  • Nightly turn-down service with petit fours
  • Unlimited exclusive dance lessons and craft lessons
  • Kids special room service menu including kids bath products and stoked mini refrigerator
  • XBox 360/DVD player and a selection of XBox games (on request)

Eats and drinks

13 restaurants (buffet and à la carte, Mexican, Italian, International, Caribbean, Oriental and barbecue included). 17 bars including swim-up bars and new Sky Bar. 24-hour room service.

Fun and games

Oversized freestyle pools, children's pools, Flow Rider (9.00am-5.00pm), dive tank, 2 beach volleyball courts, 5 floodlit tennis courts, 3 basketball courts, water sports; 1 scuba demo per stay, 2 fitness centres including spinning classes, sauna, Yoga, Pilates and more, mini-golf, beach soccer, kids’ club (4-12 years), daily activity programme, playground. Kids playroom facilities featuring games console, movie theatre, arcades and more. Wired Teens Lounge (10.00am-10.00pm). Beauty salon and boutique with 39 spa cabins and spa services*.


Live music daily, regular shows, karaoke and theme nights. Noir Nightclub until 3.00am.

Handy stuff

24-hour room service, concierge and bell staff service, 3 gift shops*, dry cleaning/laundry service*, complimentary wireless Internet access, doctor on call 24 hours*, Avis car rental*, ice machines, cash machine, daily bus service (on a first come, first served basis) to Beach Palace and Sun Palace. Guests may use the facilities at other Palace resorts, except for Le Blanc Spa Resort.

Additional information

*Denotes local charge.

Child ages at this property up to and including 17 years. 

All Inclusive

All meals and snacks, 24-hour room service and stocked mini-bar. Domestic and imported beverages including sparkling wine. All activities, entertainment, land sports and non-motorised water sports, including our business centres..

Minimum stay

3 nights.


Partially Accessible: properties that offer wheelchair adapted rooms with partially accessible amenities. Please note: These rooms are subject to availability and may only be available in specific room categories with varying bedding arrangements. Please request this at the time of booking. The Virgin Holidays Special Assistance Team can be contacted by e-mail at or call us on 0844 557 3998, Monday-Friday 9.00am-5.30pm.

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Moon Palace Golf & Spa Resort

  • What to Expect:
    • 4.5 based on 8295 reviews Location
    • 4.5 based on 8820 reviews Rooms
    • 4.5 based on 9467 reviews Service
    • 4.5 based on 9143 reviews Value
    • 4.5 based on 9189 reviews Cleanliness
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Excelent service, the staff make a great and comfortable experience. Attractions, sport areas, restaurants, rooms, ambience, people amiability are carefully planed. Very good placed, beech front...

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5 of 5 stars
Aug 28, 2014 - Anibal d - Buenos Aires, Argentina

Excelent service, the staff make a great and comfortable experience. Attractions, sport areas, restaurants, rooms, ambience, people amiability are carefully planed. Very good placed, beech front... Read more , near center of the city, and tourist attractions. I strongly suggest visit this place. Read less

5 of 5 stars
Aug 28, 2014 - BiGdAdDyGrEeK - Surrey, Canada

Our family of 5 stayed in a Presidential Suite in the sunrise section August 4th - 14th of this year . and let me just say we were blown away. It started at our arrival, where my daughters and... Read more Our family of 5 stayed in a Presidential Suite in the sunrise section August 4th - 14th of this year .... and let me just say we were blown away. It started at our arrival, where my daughters and wife received flowers from the bellboys, and continued as we entered the beautifully appointed 2 bedroom suite, as well as the rest of our stay ....( not to mention the staff at Bugambilias, who made my wife fresh guacamole after they had run out, because she wanted chips and guac while we were drinking in the lobby bar @ 10:30 at night ).The selection of restaurants is amazing, the food and drinks are great, the staff exceptional ....... yes, EXCEPTIONAL, all the staff, everyone we encountered from wait staff, to bartenders, to the maids,all had a smile on their face, and made an effort to make you feel welcomed. Despite being almost at capacity, and very busy, the waits for restaurants were minimal almost the entire stay ....... A couple of tips: (1) get to the restaurants early (2)make sure you try every one, because they are all very different experiences, and (3)make reservations for the restaurants that require them when you first arrive. Los Caporales, MoMo, La Trattoria, El Caribeno, La Gondola all excellent ...... our favourites. Too many wonderful wait staff to mention, just in case I forget any. Did I mention the staff is exceptional????? The selection is so great, and the activities so varied at Moon Palace, we literally only left the property twice in our 11 days there. The resort is spotless, and very well maintained ...... most sections have been updated recently, or are currently being renovated, but construction was never an issue. Even the beach, which has the seaweed issues, is well maintained .... the sand is a powdery white that is cool to the touch, perfect for playing beach volleyball or soccer, or just for hanging out at the bar or lounging in the chairs on the beach. We truly enjoyed our vacation here .... this was our first trip, but it definitely won't be our last !!! Read less

5 of 5 stars
Aug 28, 2014 - Diana H - McDonough, Georgia

It was event better than the first time. I stayed there 10 days this time and LOVED IT! This time got a chance to visit and have dinner at the Nizuc section and it was great! The did a great job with... Read more the reno. The Brazilian restaurant which serves all the meat you can eat was really good. The outdoor area was great for the kids. Next visit I will stay on the Sunrise or Nizuc side. I can't wait. P.S., The beach is really not swimmable but I'm ok with that cause there's plenty of pools for all and they're not crowded. The property is so big that it does't feel crowded when fully occupied. Read less

5 of 5 stars
Aug 27, 2014 - 103welchy - Hertfordshire

I have just returned from The Moon palace yesterday So still in Mexico mode. Now before I left I was reading reviews on trip advisor and was thinking what the hell !!!!! I thought what is this... Read more I have just returned from The Moon palace yesterday... So still in Mexico mode. Now before I left I was reading reviews on trip advisor and was thinking what the hell !!!!! I thought what is this place we have booked? Have I made a wrong move!!!! Well how wrong was I ........DO NOT listen to bad reviews on here.... On arriving I was hot,bothered,and tired greeted by smiling staff with a cold towel and a drink...I was staying in the Grand section I add.... Checked in fine,all good,no long winded stuff.. Bell boys( who work hard) took luggage(mine weighed a ton) Found our rooms.....amazing loved it big,spacious and cool and just lovely(hot tub,drinks optics,refrigerator with all drinks,coffee machine,hair dryer,straighners,iron and ironing board,tv,) Just perfect. This place is HUGE it's truly an amazing place,it's so lovely to be able to walk along the playa(beach) to two different hotels that is all part of the moon... First up the Nizuc a lively and lovely place always in the lobby for drinks which serve top quality stuff.. And can not fault any of the food I can not say one bad thing about any of the food at all.... I loved it I gained a lot if weight cause of all the lovely food avalible 24/7. Cakes,coffee,crepe,ice creams,cookies omg all avalible too delish not to have These were in the Nizuc and Sunrise. Sunrise lobby was lovely too lots going on and lovely places to eat as well loved poolside entertainments ..big shout to party Diana and beto nico ana miriam (sunrise people). Getting from grand to nizuc by golf buggy was always a treat I loved them and the guys that drive them were sooo lovely and friendly great work guys... If you wanted to go sunrise there was a coach always on time as well to take you there... I honestly think this place was amazing it's beautiful it's lovely and loads going on.. I loved my section in the grand block 87 I will say like most people on here the seaweed is a big big problem... They try and clear it everyday but it's nature...The beach is lovely soft sand but the sea is full of seaweed..SO they put on a free bus service to The beach palace in Cancun where the sea is gourgous so do make the free bus ride to the beach palace or if you want adults only then you can also go the the sun palace......where u can eat and drink free cause your part of moon palace... But there are loads of pools to choose from in the moon.... Ok I'm going to say extra thank you to some staff here who where truly lovely.. Los Tacos ALL of the staff loved them all the guy who serves round the pool great guy xx And the lovely lady's as well xx Front desk..Romi Grand section. Mangler resturant..Mardo Solis,Efrain Itza,Juan Gordillo,Hugo,Ivan Hau,Edwi Rodriguez,and extra special to the lively bread lady there Luz Gonzales great work x And then the Caribeno restaurant in the grand..always greeted by the lovely hostess Adriana Ariana lovely lady and the waiter Jorge x and Manager Sergio thank u for two weeks of pleasure xx Anyway I will answer anyone's questions if you want... Loved my holiday at The Moon palace xx Read less

5 of 5 stars
Aug 27, 2014 - seba85 - Birmingham, United Kingdom

After a hideously long wait at the airport, a 10 minute journey and we arrived at the moon grand. The open aired reception at the grand side has a totally different feel to the rest of the resort... Read more – very tropical – I really liked it and it would be a shame after they finish the development to lose that feel. We spent a week at the grand for our wedding and from the moment we arrived we felt like we were home and we didn’t want to leave. The staff were amazing – because we were getting married they gave us an upgrade to a suite which we didn’t quite realise at check in and thought we had been shown to the wrong room! The room was out of this world – bar, dining table, lounge, Jacuzzi (which every room has) the biggest bed I have ever seen, optics, mini bar and a massive bathroom and walk in wardrobe! Not to mention the double ground floor balcony – just view of the trees but it was lovely and private! We felt very spoilt! Especially when they came round at 5pm every day to give us petit fours! Amazing! The general feel of the grand side of the resort is a relaxed one – there isn’t much to do in comparison to the other 2 sections but that’s how we liked it during the day – nice and quiet! The grounds throughout are immaculate and there are always groundkeepers hard at work and stopping to say hola when you walk by! All the staff are so friendly and polite – you get treated like royalty at the MP! Big shout out to Crystal who works at the Los Tacos pool – she always worked very hard and kept our drinks flowing. The wildlife on the resort is crazy – the iguanas are everywhere and are very entertaining! They even have a resident Crocodile at the grand pool! Oh by the way – the grounds are so extensive that it took 6 days to stumble across the main pool at the grand – we didn’t even know it was there! The other 2 sections Nizuc and Sunrise, both within walking distance but we often jumped on the free coach which took us to their lobby areas –it was like having a night out! Both the Nizuc and sunrise Lobbies have the Las Vegas feel to them – very luxurious, very busy. There are a lot more to do in these parts of the hotel – we didn’t even get round to going to the English pub, but there are coffee shops/bars and a nightclub all part of the all-inclusive! We ate in most of the restaurants on the resort but our favourite has to be Momo. Great atmosphere and the food was so good! The service and selection of food in the restaurants for breakfast and lunch (buffet restaurants) was just fab – they even take your plate off you and walk it over to the table for you and pull out your chair! We were a group of 10 for most of the week and never had a problem getting seated at the restaurants. My veggie friend never had a problem choosing something to eat – everything was always fresh and we never went hungry! There is a free shuttle twice a day to the sister hotels so if you want to go shopping then jump off at the beach palace stop – worth spending an afternoon there if you love the beach – the moon palace did have too much seaweed to be swimmable in May (I’m a beach person, but the pools were so extensive it didn’t bother us) but clear blue waters at the beach palace was worth the visit! The wedding – as most moon palace brides will know that the planning part of the wedding isn’t the greatest and at times you feel downtrodden and left feeling that you are fighting a losing battle! Please let me put your fears aside that once you are at the resort – the service is impeccable! Our wedding planner (who was based in the Nizuc section) was Joseline and she did everything possible to make our day run smoothly! It rained quite bad an hour before our beach ceremony and she worked really hard to make sure plan B was in place and that we were both still happy! The Spa was a bit out of the way and you had to wait for a van to take you there as it was too far to walk from the grand but well worth a visit – we didn’t do the hydrotherapy circuit but the massages were out of this world. Before we had even left the resort we were planning our next return trip. Moon palace is worth every single penny and I always rave about it to everyone. We even went on to a luxury ‘honeymoon resort’ on the Playa Mujeres side of cancun after and we decided we should have stayed at the MP – there is just no comparison! Read less

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