Secrets Riviera Cancun Resort and Spa

Cancun, Mexico

Virgin rating

The hotel

Unlimited luxury, completely adults-only, with everything you might possibly need from an all-inclusive holiday included. Take a dip in the pool, or put your toes in the sand and swim in the sea instead. Try your hand at a range of water sports, and if you're into golf, you're in luck as there're 3 courses nearby with your name on. With access to the Breathless Resort next door, there's a whole range of places to eat and drink at all times of day, whether it's watching the sun set with a cocktail in hand, or picking up a quick breakfast before a day by the pool. And after a day in the sun, your suite will be a welcome retreat with everything from pillow menus to your very own Tequila bar.


  • Kayaking
  • Windsurfing
  • Bar
  • Evening Entertainment
  • Restaurant
  • Swimming Pool
  • Beachfront location

Where is it

Located between the Caribbean Sea and the Lagoon of Bahia Petempich in the Yucatan Peninsula. Only 15 miles away from South Cancun. 25 minutes from Playa del Carmen. Transfer time from airport: 15 minutes.

Hotel information

164 Preferred Club Suites. All with balcony/terrace, private terrace whirlpool or swim up pool access, air-conditioning, cable TV, Nespresso coffee machine, full bathrooms with shower and double sinks and 1 king-size bed or two double beds. 

Preferred status and amenities:

  • Personalised check-in and check-out in every building by a Destination Concierge 
  • In room continental breakfast service (pre-programed)
  • Complimentary access to the Relax Spa’s hydrotherapy circuit once per stay
  • Pillow menu
  • Express laundry service at regular cost 
  • Complimentary newspaper in suite every day (English or Spanish) 
  • Complimentary WiFi access
  • Pool concierge with exclusive amenities and services
  • In-room Tequila Bar as well as an upgraded mini-bar refreshed daily with soft drinks, bottled water, juice and beer
  • Upgraded bath amenities

Preferred Club Junior Suite Tropical View with 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

All Inclusive of: Unlimited-Luxury® includes all à la carte and buffet meals, unlimited domestic and International drinks by the glass and snacks. Stocked mini-bar includes water, soft drinks and beer. Concierge service. Pool and beach waiter service. 24-hour room service. WiFi. Activities unless otherwise stated. No wristbands required.

Enjoy the 'Sip, Savour and See' Dining Experience which includes sipping artfully prepared cocktails at the bar or lounge of your choice, savouring complimentary cuisine at the restaurant of your choice and seeing the resort's nightly entertainment at nearby Secrets, Breathless, Dreams, Sunscape and Now Resorts. (Dinner only. Guests are responsible for cost of transportation to and from the resort. Terms and conditions apply). 

Preferred Club Junior Suite Ocean View with 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Preferred Club Junior Suite Swim Out Tropical View rooms are more spacious and have a separate seating area, sleeping maximum 3 adults. 


Rosewater (à la carte restaurant for breakfast and lunch). Full access to 9 restaurants and bars at Breathless Riviera Cancun next door with no reservations required.

Live nightly entertainment. Theme parties.

Exclusive Preferred Club pool and whirlpool (access to the 2 Breathless Riviera Cancun pools next door). Non-motorised water sports. Snorkel lessons. Windsurfing. Kayaks. Paddle boards. Sailing. Beach volleyball. Yoga and Zumba classes. Cooking classes.Tequila tastings. Dance classes. Complimentary green fees at 3 nearby golf courses: El Tinto, Gran Coyote Golf Riviera Maya and El Camaleon Mayakoba (additional charges such as golf clubs, transportation and premium schedules apply).

24-hour room and concierge services. Pool and beach wait service. Laundry service*.

Please note: a travel tax of $11 per adult (over 15 years old) applies when visiting the Mexican state Quintana Roo. The payment can be made prior to travel, upon arrival or during the stay, as the tax will be imposed upon departure. There is also an additional Environmental Sanitation Tax of $3.72 USD per room, per night (payable locally, subject to change).

* Denotes local charge. 

Please note: no reservations required in any of the restaurants.

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Traveller rating

  • Excellent (874)
  • Very good (183)
  • Average (96)
  • Poor (36)
  • Terrible (49)
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Most relaxing time ever!

May 27, 2024 Brad Y

Had a great time at this resort. Staff were extremely friendly and helpful. Would definitely recommend. Steven our Entertainment Director was awesome. So much fun! Mar was a fantastic poolside hostess who was very attentive to our needs. Overall, I would highly recommend this resort for any adults wanting a relaxing and enjoyable getaway.
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May 27, 2024 Lion T Canada

This secrets location is kinda strange. It really is 1/2 a secrets with almost all amenities next door at Breathless resort. So save the extra $$ and just book Breathless next door The resort has one restaurant on secret ms side. And place is super quiet you can hear a pin drop
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May 26, 2024 joeyarena1517

Great resort. Service was awesome. Food was above average. French and pan Asia the best options. Good portion control. I think they could improve the night time entertainment. Bartenders and daytime pool entertainment was above average
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Absolutely incredible

May 25, 2024 hannalpollock

This was the most incredible vacation I’ve ever had. Everyone and everything from start to finish was absolutely amazing!
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Honeymoon at an all inclusive

May 25, 2024 Gregor B

Amazing resort with a great selection of restaurants and super friendly, attentive and considerate staff. A special shout out to Edwin (Secrets Pool) and Luis (Preferred Bar) who went above and beyond to make sure we were always well refreshed.