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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 Resort View Rooms have a resort 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).

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

Junior Suite Golf Course View - 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-as above but closer to the ocean, with 1 king-size bed, sleeps 2 adults.

Family Rooms – 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 are located in the sunrise section of the hotel with 1 king-size bed or double beds, sleeping max 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

Wellness Suite Benefits include:
- Direct access from the terrace of the private pool, available exclusively for guests who book these rooms - Guests will also be privy to a robust menu of heart healthy and gluten-free meals, available 24 hours a day via complimentary 24-hour room service - Access to aqua spinning bikes with a private instructor - Exclusive Awe Sports kit with yoga mat, dumbbells, and jump rope - Fully stocked minibar featuring an assortment of thirst quenching and vitamin rich beverages and natural juices - Herbal teas and premium coffees via personal Lavazza machines - Complimentary morning service with fruit and juice of the day served on the balcony - Dawn-simulating alarm clock. Aromatherapy room diffuser - CHI bath amenities including a hair iron and flat iron - Smelling salts for the in-room whirlpool and soaps with 100% natural essences - Luxurious pillow menu

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 8373 reviews Location
    • 4.5 based on 8893 reviews Rooms
    • 4.5 based on 9626 reviews Service
    • 4.5 based on 9223 reviews Value
    • 4.5 based on 9260 reviews Cleanliness
  • Traveller Rating:
    • Excellent (6805)
    • Very Good (2291)
    • Average (829)
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This was my husband and I's first all inclusive and we normally only do one vacation like this a year. (last year was Puerto Rico) Just a little background so you know the perspective, we are 29/30...

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3 of 5 stars
Sep 13, 2014 - Shannon W - Lincoln, Nebraska, United States

This was my husband and I's first all inclusive and we normally only do one vacation like this a year. (last year was Puerto Rico) Just a little background so you know the perspective, we are 29/30... Read more years old and like to save money where possible. So here it is: We booked the golf course view villas for five days four nights. We did this because we were there to golf and we read that the resort was huge and thought it was a bonus to have our own personal golf cart. I called Moon Palace directly to make this reservation. I also paid $52 at this time for roundtrip transportation for us from the airport to the resort. When we got to Cancun, they didn't have us on their list. So, a small screw up on someones part there. I again agreed to pay $52 and asked them to just take us to Moon Palace. I need to call now and get back $52 as I was initially charged with reservation and again charged at checkout. When we did get to the resort, we were already tired. They greeted us with cold towels and a nice cold blue beverage. We checked in and then immediately whisked away by someone to try to get us to attend an hour and a half presentation the next morning to become members. We listened to his talk for about 5 minutes and then said we were tired and wanted to go to our room. We had a ride to our room which was nicely secluded from the rest of the resort. It was not busy at all. My husband then asked about our golf cart and the bell boy went to get the person in charge of that. He came back and told my husband that the golf cart are for guest who stay 7+ nights and they didn't have enough carts for all villa guest. However, there was a cart parked and plugged in in an assigned spot for every room, including ours. My husband had to complain a bit to get the golf cart that was advertised. (there was no mention of 7 days) It is also considered the slow season now and we only seen one other couple in our villa that holds 12, so there was plenty of carts. In addition to the cart, it was advertised that you would have a view of the course. We were on the first floor and only had a few of the "forest". My husband wanted to move as there was no one else in our villas when we checked in. However, I convinced him to just stay. These villas also included a whirlpool tub for two. I knew coming in from reading reviews that these took a while to fill up. So, I watched television for 30 minutes while ours filled. But, when I tried to turn it on, it didn't work! Super bummed. I called the front desk and they came to fix it the next day. However, I had gotten sun golfing that the whirlpool tub no longer sounded refreshing, so I never did get to try it out. Three other small problems were our TV would occasionally turn off on its own and the remote would also sometimes not work. Our last two nights there our ceiling fan didn't work and the shower door didn't close. It remained open about 4 inches. These are all minor, but they added the negatives of the trip. The biggest negative in my opinion is this. We traded in our resort credit to golf unlimited and only pay $29 each for the cart each time we were going to golf. We had really planned on golfing 4 times total. As I stated earlier, we like to save money where we can, so I called the resort before we left and asked if we could share a golf bag. I know that this is usually a no-no, but I decided to ask as it would save us $100 in baggage fees. I was told when I called "That is fine as long as you two are okay with it." So, we loaded up my husbands bag with my driver, putter and a few irons. Our first round of golfing this proved to be a problem. We were told we each need our own full sets. They worked it out our first day of golfing and brought us an empty bag to transfer my clubs to. So, we set up a tee time for the next day as they just check my borrowed golf bag for me. However, they required me to pay $53 to borrow clubs this day. I just did it so I didn't miss my tee time and said I would handle it when I checked out. We didn't golf anymore after this because we would have to pay $53 to rent clubs each time and we didn't know how the conversation was going to go at checkout. That was all of the negatives, but here are the positives: -The service was amazing! There were people to wait on you hand and foot and they genuinely didn't seem like it was a hassle. (unlike sometimes back home in the states) -We really enjoyed ALL of the food! Our favorite restaurant was Riviera Maya on the golf course! But again, we didn't have any complaints with the food!! -We did get the $53 removed for the clubs by the front desk at check-out. He listened to my complaints that I listed for you, made a copy of my list so they could use it as feedback. -GOLF- The course if beautiful! It was hard and we lost a lot of balls. We're not excellent golfers though. However, bring plenty of balls so you don't get stuck paying $50 for 36 used balls ;) Read less

5 of 5 stars
Sep 13, 2014 - Chris H -

Best hotel I've ever stayed in. True class. I would recommend this hotel to all ages it really is one of the best and the photos do not do it justice. I will be going back next year . Very... Read more Best hotel I've ever stayed in.... True class. I would recommend this hotel to all ages it really is one of the best and the photos do not do it justice. I will be going back next year . Very impressive ;) Read less

4 of 5 stars
Sep 13, 2014 - Melanie F -

My husband and I stayed in an ocean front room in Nizuc September 6th-10th and then on to Cozumel Palace for 3 nights. We are not palace members but decided to try out two different areas. We really... Read more enjoyed our stay at Moon Palace. We spent a majority of our time in our Nizuc section because we were perfectly happy there and it was tranquil and pretty empty. There were many times we had a pool to ourselves. We found September to be a fantastic time to visit because the resort was very empty. We never had to wait at any of the restaurants or bars. We were able to get next day golf tee time and spa appt no problem and same day reservations at the Italian restaurant at the golf course. We saw a lot of complaints before we came about crowds and long waits. We didn't have any if this and it was fantastic. The staff seemed bored because there was never many people in any of the restaurants. Yes what you've seen about the beach is true. Lots of seaweed. But it's still gorgeous to look at from the balcony and very relaxing. We did take the free shuttle to beach palace twice and really enjoyed the gorgeous turquoise water and playing in the waves. The service didn't seem to be as good at beach palace so we were definitely happy we were only there to visit. Highlights: Our ocean front room (6113) was wonderful. Every morning we woke up to a beautiful view. Turtle release - they released newborn baby turtles into the ocean 2 of the nights we were there. It was amazing and they were so adorable!! Swimming with whale sharks - we took a whale shark excursion with eco color tours. They did a fantastic job and were cheaper than the resort offered. This is an unbelievable experience that I would recommend to anyone! Quirogolf massage - awesome sports massage! The spa is wonderful and really relaxing. Wear your bathing suit because you can soak in the jacuzzi or get in the sauna or steam room after. We didn't use all of our resort credits and my recommendation is not to book a palace resort because you get them. We did use them for my husband to play golf and for a massage and for cigars. Otherwise it seemed only worth it for the excursions but we didn't really want to go and do any they offered. There are a lot of limits on the using the credits. Pretty annoying so we pretty much ignored them when we got to Cozumel Palace. Overall we were very pleased with our stay at Moon Palace. The grounds are beautiful everywhere you turn and the pools are so nice. We are just finishing our stay at Cozumel Palace and we think the food and service are better here. We would come back in September when it's not crowded. Read less

5 of 5 stars
Sep 13, 2014 - Lewiscons -

My husband and I travel a lot and like to try out some luxury hotels, and this hotel was near the top of our all time favorite list. We stayed in Nizuc, the service was impeccable - every person was... Read more helpful, patience and kind. Mario bellboy was fantastic, always smiling, Melissa from front desk was wonderful she was so patience, professional, friendly, she makes this place special! The hotel itself was beautifully designed and decorated. Our room was magnificent - Also all of the drinks in the mini bar were free as well as the wifi, the restaurants amazing we loved to meet some of the people there. overall had a wonderfully relaxing and romantic stay and can't wait to go back sometime soon. Will highly recommend to others as one of our favorite hotel experiences ever! I also have to mention that the spa was the best spa we have ever been to. Thanks Moon Palace Read less

5 of 5 stars
Sep 12, 2014 - Claire S -

My fiancé and I stayed here for 12 days in early September. I'm still learning to play golf whilst my other half plays off 11 so we decided to use the resort credit for unlimited golf. As other... Read more reviews will tell you, resort credit comes with a 16% tax. On the unlimited golf package, you still have to pay a cart fee each round (c.$26 pp) which works out at roughly around 16% but it's still a great deal and having played everyday it was certainly worth it! Quality of the golf was great. The courses are so well looked after it was a delight to play them. We were based in sunrise but spent every day at the pool in the golf and spa area due to the quality of service service and that it was a more quiet area away from the loud music and general entertainment area. The staff here are amazing and could not do enough for you. Emilio (#s7230) was in particular, outstanding and could not do anything more for us. Certainly 5 star service. The room service was also first class. Given the weather and that we wanted to play golf before it got too hot we had room service at 7am and the food was great and on time. You also get a jacuzzi in the room and it's really hard to not order a bottle of bubbles to enjoy in it... Which we did... And the staff provided a cheese platter as an extra which was just fantastic! And it's all for free! Food here is great. Too many restaurants to name but our personal favourites were momo (both al la carte and teppanyaki), the restaurants at the golf course are a must and the grill at the sunrise. Others were great and to be honest we didn't have a bad meal the entire holiday! Sky bar in the evening is fab with the free pool tables and amazing bar service and atmosphere. We would certainly come back again. Many people were here on their honeymoon and I can see why. The disadvantage is the beach area. If you want Caribbean style turquoise seas etc you won't get that here. The sea is generally quite rough but you are so looked after at the pool area there is no need to be at the beach which is literally next to the pools. All in all, great hotel and we will be back! Very different to earlier reviews but we were told the hotel was at less than 50% capacity as the schools in the US and UK had gone back. Perfect holiday! Read less

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