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 and Secrets box for room service, 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 with 1 king-size bed or 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 3 adults.

xhale club Junior Suite Ocean Front with 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 with 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

xhale club Master Suite Ocean Front with 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
  • 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.

xcelerate Party Zone Suites include:

  • 1 bottle of champagne of Veuve Clicquot (350ml - minimum of 3 night stay required)
  • Party kit including neon necklace or bracelets, party serpentines, masks and more
  • Free Weddings: conditions apply. More information can be found here

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. 9 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, Purple VIP Rooftop Lounge, 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 Freestly 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 at the Breathless 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 Grand Coral Riviera Maya 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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Traveller rating

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating An absolute blast!

Jul 21, 2019 honeycombs03

My office just got back (group of 18) and we were so well taken care of. Charli Boy provided us with excellent service on the beach. He was so wonderful and seemed genuinely happy to serve us. He’s a rock star! The resort was awesome...it had a lot of activities and really helped us kick back, relax, and have some fun!! Charli Boy, if you get to… Read more
My office just got back (group of 18) and we were so well taken care of. Charli Boy provided us with excellent service on the beach. He was so wonderful and seemed genuinely happy to serve us. He’s a rock star! The resort was awesome...it had a lot of activities and really helped us kick back, relax, and have some fun!! Charli Boy, if you get to see/ hear about this review...thanks again!! You made our vacation so awesome! Read less
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Jul 21, 2019 Larry M

This place is great.. The restaurant Coquette has great food , Our waiters Lois was outstanding. This place is just like the advertised on the website .. Plenty of food, drinks and relaxation for growth ups..
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Jul 21, 2019 Cathy V Dallas, Texas

Breathless was the perfect combination of a vacation! If you want peace and quiet, you can have it. If you want activities, you can have them. If you want to party, you can have it. I wanted peace and quiet, and a great beach. My friend wanted the pool, activities, and sometimes a party. We both got what we wanted. We upgraded our room to an Ocean… Read more
Breathless was the perfect combination of a vacation! If you want peace and quiet, you can have it. If you want activities, you can have them. If you want to party, you can have it. I wanted peace and quiet, and a great beach. My friend wanted the pool, activities, and sometimes a party. We both got what we wanted. We upgraded our room to an Ocean Front Swim Out... do it... I highly recommend it! It was amazing! The room did have a weird smell from the moisture in the air conditioning, but they had incense in the room (good idea). The room was huge and comfortable. The beds were comfortable. (some people are too picky on these reviews.) I liked that the resort was not huge, so it was easy to get around to different areas and it never felt "too crowded." The age range was varied... mostly 30-somethings to 50-somethings, which was perfect for us. Everyone that worked there was very friendly and helpful! There was always security on the beach so I was never bothered by people trying to sell me something. They walked by but were not allowed to bother you unless you walked over to them. All of the service people were friendly and worked hard to please! They always remembered our names and preferences. Yes, there was a lot of seaweed that washed up on the beach, but they worked hard to keep it clean. They came by every couple of hours and cleaned the beach area. The spa was really nice! My massage was great! Try the ICE BATH, it takes your breath but feels great once you get out! :) My 2 favorite people who worked extra hard: Leticia (my beach girl), and Manuel Polanco (the Spoon). Everyone was super friendly and worked hard, but loved these 2! Read less
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Jul 20, 2019 Mante B

This was my second time here at this resort and man it WAS FANTASTIC. I recommend everyone to visit this resort. I stayed on the xhale side once again. The workers go above and beyond to satisfy us. Huge shoutout to Alberto Martinez and Fernando at “the bar” . I truly Appreciate them and everyone else at this resort. I truly love everything… Read more
This was my second time here at this resort and man it WAS FANTASTIC. I recommend everyone to visit this resort. I stayed on the xhale side once again. The workers go above and beyond to satisfy us. Huge shoutout to Alberto Martinez and Fernando at “the bar” . I truly Appreciate them and everyone else at this resort. I truly love everything about this resort. Honestly I’m scared to try something new because they raised the bar side so hide lol Read less
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Jul 20, 2019 amber c

ALBERTO MARTINEZ was SO amazing!!! great service, I had the best time of my life. This is my second time here and I will definitely be back for more! The resort is absolutely amazing and beautiful with great service... if you come here definitely check out Alberto Martinez you won’t be disappointed!!!