Moon Palace Cancun

Cancun, Mexico

The hotel

This resort really is a palace and a spectacular one at that. Moon Palace Cancun lies on Cancun’s tranquil south shore, nestled between a long, white sand beach and 123 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 Noir Nightclub picking up the beat until the early hours.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Wedding
  • Families
  • Honeymoon
  • Kids Club
  • Children's Pool
  • Night Club
  • Room Service
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Evening Entertainment

Where is it

On a huge, wonderful beach in Cancun. Transfer time from airport: 10 minutes.

Hotel information

2,049 rooms on 3 floors in several buildings with 8 lifts. All with private balcony/terrace, air-conditioning, smart TV, WiFi access, 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), safe, Jacuzzi, bathrobes and slippers, turn-down service, hairdryer and straighteners. Non-smoking rooms on request. Deluxe Resort View Rooms have a resort view, 1 king-size bed or 2 double beds and sleep maximum 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

All Inclusive of: all meals and snacks, 24-hour room service, stocked mini-bar, in room drinks cabinet, wifi. Domestic and imported beverages including sparkling wine. All activities, entertainment, land sports and non-motorised water sports, including the business centres.

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

Junior Suite Golf Course View Rooms include personal use of a golf cart for getting around the resort, DVD player, ceiling fan, separate seating area and private screened terrace with table and chairs, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Superior Deluxe Ocean View Rooms with stunning views across the Caribbean sea sleeping maximum 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, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Swim Up Suites are located in the sunrise section of the hotel with direct access to the private pool from the room terrace, garden/pool views and a private balcony with table and chairs. Suites have a private bath with shower, double whirlpool tub and 1 king-size bed or double beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

Family Deluxe Suites are located in both the Sunrise and Nizuc sections and consist of 2 bedrooms (one with 1 king-size bed, the other with 2 double beds), Xbox 360/DVD player with DVDs and games available on request (subject to availability), family in-room amenities including kids' room service menu and bathroom products. Sleeping maximum 6 adults or children.

Concierge Rooms benefit from a guaranteed king-size bed, a liquor dispenser with Premium, upgraded brands of liquor, a DVD player, L'Occitane bath amenities, two 25-minute massages (at the spa), access to the Private Beach Lounge area with waiter service, an exclusive beach bag (one per stay), an Aromatherapy menu, an Espresso/American coffee maker, nightly Petit Four, pillow menu and turn-down service and late check-out and early check-in (subject to availability). These rooms sleep maximum 2 adults.

Ambassador Suites with stunning ocean views sleep maximum 2 adults. 

Please note: bedding requests are subject to availbility at check-in. Some rooms at full occupancy may have a rollaway bed, instead of 2 double beds.

Why is this a Virgin Holidays Favourite?

This impressive resort is ideal for families and couples, with endless daily activities there’s plenty to keep the whole family entertained

Take a swing on the 27-hole Jack Nicklaus signature golf course or simply soak up the sun on the beach

With 13 restaurants to choose from, you will be spoilt for choice.

13 restaurants, with an additional 11 available at The Grand section (accessible by purchasing a day pass), buffet and à la carte, Mexican, Italian, International, Caribbean, Lebanese, Peruvian, Brazilian, Oriental and barbecue included). 13 bars, with an additional 13 available at The Grand section, including swim-up bars, adults-only Sky Bar and The Pub. 24-hour room service. Additional bars and restaurants* will be available at The Grand at Moon Palace. Day passes can be purchased to access these facilities (please note that resort credit cannot be used towards purchasing day or evening passes).

Live music daily, regular shows, karaoke and theme nights. Noir Nightclub until 3:00am.

Over-sized freestyle pools, children's pools, Flow Rider wave simulator (9:00am-5:00pm), dive tank. 2 beach volleyball courts, 5 floodlit tennis courts, 3 basketball courts. Non-motorised water sports with 1 scuba-diving demonstration per stay. 2 fitness centres including spinning classes, sauna, yoga and pilates. Mini-golf, beach soccer. Playroom kids’ club (4-12 years), daily kids' activity programme, kids' playground, games console, movie theatre and arcades. Wired Lounge (for teens, 9:00am-10:00pm). Beauty salon and extensive spa with 36 spa cabins and spa services*. Waterpark including slides, lazy river, kids' splash zone, playroom and bowling alley available at The Grand at Moon Palace (day passes can be purchased to access these facilities, please note that resort credit cannot be used to purchase day passes).

24-hour room service. Concierge and bell staff service. 3 gift shops*. Laundry/dry-cleaning/service*. Complimentary WiFi access. Doctor on call 24-hours*. Avis car rental*. Ice machines. Cash machine. Guests may use the facilities at other Palace resorts, except for Le Blanc Spa Resort.

Wheelchair adapted rooms with partially accessible amenities or facilities available on request. Please note that these rooms are subject to availability and may be restricted to specific room categories and bedding arrangements. Rooms and facilities vary between hotels so please check at the time of booking. For more information and contact details please check out our Special Assistance page

* Denotes local charge.

Please note: hotel formerly known as Moon Palace Golf & Spa Resort.

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Pianist @ Gondola Restaurant (Bella Duka)

Jan 12, 2021 OnAir467246

Very nice personality and enjoys playing his piano. He listens to all requests. He is an asset to the company. I had the opportunity to listen to him at the grand Moon Palace in the evening at the Caribbean restaurant fantastic player
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Pianist in Fine Italian Dining

Jan 12, 2021 fvte Virginia Beach, Virginia

Our entire family spent the evening listening to the pianist for hours after dinner. Truly special experience. One of the best parts of the entire visit. This guy should be on every night. Magnificent.
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Jan 12, 2021 778worldtraveler Waterford, Wisconsin

We have been members for 22 years and love the property, staff, and amenities. But every time we make a reservation, including right now, we are given the longest runaround you can imagine. We have been on the phone with Palace Resorts for hours over three days and on hold for hours at a time. Three different agents can't find our records… Read more
We have been members for 22 years and love the property, staff, and amenities. But every time we make a reservation, including right now, we are given the longest runaround you can imagine. We have been on the phone with Palace Resorts for hours over three days and on hold for hours at a time. Three different agents can't find our records (after 22 years) and promise to call back soon, which doesn't happen. We ask for a room at Moon Palace Cancun and the guy says "Do you mean Hard Rock?" We paid our annual fee for membership, get a confirmation email from them that it's paid. Now they say their computer only updates every 72 hours and can't make a reservation until then. How can a large outfit like Palace stay in business with clowns running their customer service like that? We need a vacation after all this frustration! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating The Gondola and server Ramon

Jan 7, 2021 CMCtim

Our week at the Grand Moon Palace has been fantastic but nothing has been better than our SPECTACULAR dinner at the Gondola. Ramon was incredible!!! His recommendations were perfect and his preparation of the Alfredo dish at the table was perfection!!! Thank you for an unbelievable experience:)
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Jan 7, 2021 alexanderhE1268EC

Ramon’s service was incredible! His authentic care and hospitality to our family was unlike any we had received on an absolutely astonishing vacation. Gondolas food was incredible and left everyone at the table satisfied