Breathless Riviera Cancun Resort & Spa

Riviera Cancun, Mexico

The hotel

Not all Cancun beach hotels are created equal. The vibrant Breathless Riviera Cancun Resort & Spa understands not everyone’s just after a perfect beach, fully kitted out guestroom, and palm-and-sunbed fringed lagoon pools — although of course it’s got these covered. So they’ve come up with a fresh new concept — a buzzing party hotel for adults-only, with pretty much everything included from premium drinks to room service. They know guests aren’t created equal either, so you get to pick from three unique zones: breathe deep in the xhale Club section, mix and mingle in the Energy Centre and party all day and night in the xcelerate Party Zone. Designed to help guests meet and socialise with new people from around the world, its outdoor spaces include a party pool and 35 seater Jacuzzi, its gourmet restaurants feature communal tables, and its calendar is packed with events from foam parties to carnivals.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Wedding
  • Night Club
  • Room Service
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Evening Entertainment
  • Internet Access
  • Beachfront location
  • Golf
  • Tennis

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

526 ultra-contemporary suites. All with a private balcony or terrace, air-conditioning with in-room climate control and ceiling fan, cable TV, complimentary WiFi access, telephone, radio alarm clock, tea/coffee-making facilities, nightly turn-down service, 24-hour room service, mini-bar, in-room tablet, safe, iron and board, shower and double vanity, Gilchrist & Soames bath amenities, slippers, bathrobes and hairdryer. Allure Junior Suite Ocean View with 1 king-size bed or 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 3 adults.

All Inclusive of: Unlimited-Luxury® includes limitless access to gourmet à la carte dining options without reservations required. Unlimited international and domestic top-shelf spirits. Unlimited natural fruit juices and soft drinks. 24-hour room and concierge services. Pool and beach waiter service. In-room tablets. Secrets box for room service. Daily refreshed mini-bar with soft drinks, juice, bottled water and beer. Daily maid service. Endless daytime activities and live nightly entertainment. Theme parties, oceanfront bars and entertainment venues. No wristbands required. All taxes and gratuities. Enjoy complimentary WiFi and free international calling to the US, Canada and local landlines with Unlimited Connectivity. The mobile app also allows guests to view the schedules of all events, activities and restaurants at the resort, plus to learn about local destinations, excursions, and much more!*.

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, Now and Sunscape Resorts & Spas. (Dinner only. Guests are responsible for cost of transportation to and from the resort. Terms and Conditions apply). 

Allure Junior Suite Ocean Front with 1 king-size bed or 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 3 adults.

Allure Junior Suite Swim-Out Tropical View have direct swim-out access to pool, with 1 king-size bed or 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 3 adults.

xhale Club Suites:

xhale club Junior Suite Ocean View has a whirlpool on the balcony and 1 king-size bed or 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 3 adults.

xhale club Junior Suite Ocean Front has a whirlpool on the balcony and 1 king-size bed or 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 3 adults.

xhale club Junior Suite Swim-Out Tropical View with 1 king-size bed or 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 3 adults.

xhale club Master Suite Ocean View has a whirlpool on the balcony and 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

xhale club Master Suite Ocean Front has a whirlpool on the balcony and 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

xhale club Presidential Suite Ocean Front have a living area with sofa, fully equipped kitchen, dining room area, large private terrace with seating area, sun loungers and Jacuzzi, with 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

xhale club Presidential Suite Swim-Out Ocean Front have a living area with sofa, fully equipped kitchen, dining room area, large private terrace with seating area and sun loungers, with 1 king-size bed sleeping maximum 2 adults.

For a higher level of luxury, the xhale Club Suites include;

  • Personalised check-in and check-out
  • Balcony with whirlpool (except for Swim-Out Suites)
  • Access to private xhale club lounge
  • Access to hydrotherapy once per stay
  • Private xhale club pool
  • Private xhale club Jacuzzi
  • Upgraded mini-bar and room service menu
  • Daily continental breakfast service in the lounge
  • Private restaurant for xhale club members for breakfast and lunch
  • Pool concierge and bar service
  • Afternoon hot and cold hors d’oeuvres, exquisite desserts and fine liquors in the lounge
  • Private restaurant for xhale club guests
  • Upgraded bath amenities
  • Pillow menu
  • Complimentary newspaper in room every day upon request
  • Concierge service
  • Martini Bar with complimentary Belvedere Vodka (200ml), cranberry juice, martini glasses and drinks shaker
  • Nespresso™ coffee machine

xcelerate Party Zone Suites:

xcelerate Junior Suite Tropical View with either 1 king-size bed or 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 3 adults.

xcelerate Junior Suite Ocean View with either 1 king-size bed or 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 3 adults.

xcelerate Junior Suite Swim-Out Tropical View with direct access to a heated, swim-up pool from the terrace and either 1 king-size bed or 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 3 adults.

xcelerate Junior Suite Ocean Front with either 1 king-size bed or 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 3 adults.

  • Free Weddings: conditions apply. More information can be found here

  • Booking Bonus: Book by 29 Feb '20 to receive up to 30% off the accommodation cost between 1 May–31 Oct '20.

    Any applicable offers have been calculated into the prices shown. Offers may not be combinable.

  • Booking Bonus: Book by 31 Jul '20 to receive up to 30% off the accommodation cost between 1 Nov–31 Dec '20.

    Any applicable offers have been calculated into the prices shown. Offers may not be combinable.

  • Booking bonus: book by 15 Dec '19 to receive up to 35% off the accommodation cost between 1 Jan-31 Dec '20 when staying 7 nights or more.

    Any applicable offers have been calculated into the prices shown. Offers may not be combinable. 

10 reservation-free restaurants (gourmet restaurants with communal tables): Barefoot Grill (snacks served on the beach), Bites (Tapas restaurant), Coquette (French cuisine), Kibbeh (Lebanese and Middle Eastern cuisine, exclusive to xhale Club guests only), Picante (Mexican cuisine), Silk City (Pan-Asian cuisine), Spoon (local and international cuisine; open 24-hours), Spumante (Italian specialties), The Strip Grill (grilled specialties) and The Nook Café (coffee and pastries). 24-hour room service. 8 bars and lounges: After Dark sports bar and nightclub, Deep swim-up bar, Twist & Squeeze swim-up bar, Fizz Iced Exclusive Champagne Bar, Foam seaside bar, Showstopper theater bar, The Bar (top-shelf spirits) and Wink cocktail bar. Enjoy the 'Sip, Savour and See' Dining Experience and indulge in dinner, sip an artfully prepared cocktail and see the nightly entertainment at the neighboring Secrets, Breathless, Dreams, Now and Sunscape Resorts & Spas (terms and conditions apply).

Please note: all restaurants and bars may not be open every night.

Weekly parties and shows. Themed parties and special events. DJ station in the Freestyle Swim and Entertainment Zone. Gala parties. Live nightly entertainment. Films on the beach. Spanish classes. Open plan plaza with bars, restaurants and shops. Nightclub.

3 swimming pools including a main social pool, an xhale club pool and 1 party pool. 35 person Jacuzzi. relax Spa by Pevonia* with an array of treatments. x-ert Fitness centre. Full-service beauty salon*. Tennis court with clinics*. Beach volleyball. Pool table. Dance and Zumba classes. Ping-pong. Yoga. Bocce ball. Horse shoes. Corn hole. Bingo. Scuba diving demonstrations. Hobie cats. Complimentary green fees at to El Tinto Golf Course. Non-motorised water sports including kayaks, snorkelling and water aerobics.

Complimentary WiFi access. Shopping onsite*. Tour desks*. 24-hour on call Doctor*. Laundry service*.

* Denotes local charge.

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Nov 13, 2019 marcans Vancouver

Travel extensively around the world and in particular the Riviera Maya. Stayed at over 10 all inclusive resorts over the last few years and the resort does not meet expectations for the price they charge. The smell of sewer in the resort is overwhelming in all areas, thankfully our room did not smell but some of the linen and the water in the… Read more
Travel extensively around the world and in particular the Riviera Maya. Stayed at over 10 all inclusive resorts over the last few years and the resort does not meet expectations for the price they charge. The smell of sewer in the resort is overwhelming in all areas, thankfully our room did not smell but some of the linen and the water in the shower had the smell. They claim it is seaweed but after just spending two weeks at another resort without the smell I wonder. If you don’t like sewer smells and can change your plans I would. Unfortunately we have 4 more nights here. The staff are good but some overly suggestive for their tips. The theatre and disco as well as the music and activities through the day are very good with the theatre being one of the best we have been to. The food in the French restaurant was excellent and believe the Mexican and Italian will be the same. Read less
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Nov 12, 2019 jenntwin172

My husband and I just visited this resort for the second time in 2 years! We had such an amazing time that we thought there was NO WAY the second would be as good, but it was even BETTER! The cool thing about this resort is that everyone that works there is awesome and the guests are all super fun, outgoing people! A few of my favorite staff were… Read more
My husband and I just visited this resort for the second time in 2 years! We had such an amazing time that we thought there was NO WAY the second would be as good, but it was even BETTER! The cool thing about this resort is that everyone that works there is awesome and the guests are all super fun, outgoing people! A few of my favorite staff were from the E Team, Lisa, Freddy and Oscar, Lusein in Spoon and Alan at the pool bar! While relaxing is great (choose Xhale side for this), I get major FOMO, so there was always something happening at the Energy and Xcelerate Pools! If you want to have a ton of choices of things to do, places to eat and hang with cool people, this is the place for you! See you next year Breathless! Read less
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Nov 12, 2019 Courtney C

We just finished our 5 night stay at Breathless yesterday! The staff is all so wonderful and friendly! Shout out to our favorite event staff member, Daniel! He was so nice and fun! He knew our names on the first day and would always be sure to find us and say hi! He even saved us great seats at the Showstopper show one night! Lisa and Sandra were… Read more
We just finished our 5 night stay at Breathless yesterday! The staff is all so wonderful and friendly! Shout out to our favorite event staff member, Daniel! He was so nice and fun! He knew our names on the first day and would always be sure to find us and say hi! He even saved us great seats at the Showstopper show one night! Lisa and Sandra were also amazing and super sweet! They have lots of events throughout the day to keep you entertained on the beach and in the pool! We loved playing volleyball everyday! We were told it was a “party” resort by our travel agent and it didn’t disappoint! If you are looking for a more relaxing atmosphere though, you can stay on the Xhale side of the resort. The Xcelerate pool is where it’s at! The music is bumping all day long (and night)! Bring ear plugs if you want to go to bed before midnight and you are not staying on the Xhale side! At the Spoon restaurant Pascual was our favorite server! He was so polite, friendly and FUN! We made sure to sit in his section every morning when we went to breakfast! Hugo and Gabriela were our go to servers for drinks on the beach! They kept them coming! Don’t be afraid to hand them a tip every now and then and they will take extra good care of you! The resort was very clean and well kept! We stayed in a deluxe ocean view room and it was very nice. We loved the large jacuzzi pool because it was just the right temperature and there is a lot of seating. The main pools were a little chilly for our liking. The ocean wasn’t very clear during our stay, so that was disappointing, but obviously that is out of anyone’s control. Overall we had a great time and I would definitely recommend Breathless Riviera Cancun!! Read less
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Nov 12, 2019 jillianm4466

We went here on a girls trip and everything was completely amazing! The staff was exceptional. Everyone was so kind and welcoming, with the most fun party atmosphere. It was refreshing to have options for relaxing on the days we felt like it, but could also have the party like “Mexico” atmosphere when we wanted it also! Every restaurant was… Read more
We went here on a girls trip and everything was completely amazing! The staff was exceptional. Everyone was so kind and welcoming, with the most fun party atmosphere. It was refreshing to have options for relaxing on the days we felt like it, but could also have the party like “Mexico” atmosphere when we wanted it also! Every restaurant was amazing, particularly Spumante, the Italian place. The entertainment staff was wonderful every day, ensuring everyone was having fun and could be involved in activities. Daniel and Miguel in particular really took the time to connect with us throughout our entire visit. They really made the experience unforgettable. A shoutout for Gio, also, as he was such a blast to be around! Paulino and Hugo were also amazing servers by the pool, always making sure we were taken care of. Will absolutely be back, as they really made a lasting impression on us! 10/10 recommend! Read less
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Nov 12, 2019 martravels34

My 3 girlfriends and I stayed at Breathless Riviera Cancun for the past 5 days, and we had an absolute blast! Our first impression was the resort was smaller than what we were expecting, but the grounds are beautiful and very well kept. We stayed on the Xhilerate side of the resort, which is the party side. The party pool was fun for an afternoon… Read more
My 3 girlfriends and I stayed at Breathless Riviera Cancun for the past 5 days, and we had an absolute blast! Our first impression was the resort was smaller than what we were expecting, but the grounds are beautiful and very well kept. We stayed on the Xhilerate side of the resort, which is the party side. The party pool was fun for an afternoon or two, but we much preferred the middle pool, which was still a fun atmosphere but more relaxed than the party pool. The food at the buffet is good, and the food at the restaurants is delicious! My favorite was Spumante, the Italian restaurant, and hibachi at Silk was also a favorite. The only drawback to this resort was the beach. The beach is VERY small and is not the crystal clear blue water you expect when going to Mexico. We really did not spend much time on the beach at all due to these factors, but the pools overlook the ocean so we were still able to get that “beach” effect. What makes this resort extra special is the staff. I have never been treated so well with customer service before, and it was a real treat. The staff everywhere were great, but a few deserve an extra shout out. Daniel, Gio, and Miguel on the Entertainment team made us feel so welcome and became fast friends. We looked forward to seeing them every day. Paulino and Hugo were great servers by the pool and made sure we always had a drink in our hand. We had an amazing time at Breathless and hope to be back. Read less