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 guest room, 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 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

362 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). 

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 Front has a whirlpool on the balcony and 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.

xcelerate Junior Suite Swim Out Ocean Front are also available. 

9 reservation-free restaurants (gourmet restaurants with communal tables): Barefoot Grill (snacks served on the beach), Coquette (French cuisine), Picante (Mexican cuisine), Silk City (Pan-Asian cuisine), Spoon (local and international cuisine; open 24-hours), Spumante (Italian specialties), The Strip Grill (grilled specialties), Bites (à la carte breakfast, exclusive to xhale club guest), Rosewater (International à la carte menu for breakfast and lunch, exclusive to Secrets Riviera Cancun guests only). 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, 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. Please note: all day parties will be taking place on the beach until further notice. 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; 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*.

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.

* Denotes local charge.

Please note: all guests of Secrets Riviera Cancun Resort & Spa will have access to amenities at the existing Breathless Riviera Cancun Resort & Spa.

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Apr 13, 2021 lifesabeach44

This was my fourth trip to Riviera Cancun and First time at Breathless. This was best Resort if you are going and want to have fun. It is not Fanciest resort but it is very nice. I would love to see this place when Covid is no longer a threat. The Food was excellent however some restaurants were close. The Staff is what sets this resort apart from… Read more
This was my fourth trip to Riviera Cancun and First time at Breathless. This was best Resort if you are going and want to have fun. It is not Fanciest resort but it is very nice. I would love to see this place when Covid is no longer a threat. The Food was excellent however some restaurants were close. The Staff is what sets this resort apart from other. All the staff were outstanding. I wish I could remember more of their names. Bernice was my favorite staff member. She was the superstar of the entertainment team. Yoshi and Miguel were also outstanding members of this team. All the bartenders were also great but most of the time I was too lazy to go to the bar. That's were my number 1 man Sammuel came to the rescue. He was always there to get me 2 Modelo's and 2 agua. He never left us hanging. The only bad thing I can think of was the Star Man show. He was just bad and the costumes were worse. The Karaoke singers were better. I would highly recommend Breathless Riviera Cancun. Read less
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Apr 13, 2021 M2349HOchristinac Missouri

One of our ladies in our group was a little nervous over the food and said that people complained about it. There was not a single thing that we ordered that we weren't impressed with. The Hibachi is the only thing that you need to make a reservation for. Ricardo from Silk City was so fabulous we went a second night in a row, but the second… Read more
One of our ladies in our group was a little nervous over the food and said that people complained about it. There was not a single thing that we ordered that we weren't impressed with. The Hibachi is the only thing that you need to make a reservation for. Ricardo from Silk City was so fabulous we went a second night in a row, but the second night we just did regular dine in which you don't need a reservation for. You have to make it for the same day between like 3:30pm and 4:30pm. To me it wasn't a big deal and it was worth getting in line for. They even brought drinks to us while we waited in line. We loved going to Spoons for their buffet breakfast. It was hot and fresh, we had Ester and her partner (I'm so sad I didn't get his name) and they worked hard to keep our tables cleared and quickly remembered what we loved to drink with our breakfast and gave us big welcomes when we arrived. We quickly began to feel like a regular on the resort especially at Kibbeh/Rosewater restaurant. Pablo and Manuel were quick to take care of us and always made us feel welcomed. We couldn't wait to get another meal from there since it was close to the pool and their options were so yummy! LOVED the coconut shrimp and cocktail. We regret not eating breakfast there more often. Eduardo from the French Cuisine and Dalven from the Italian restaurant were informative about the meal options and quick to make sure we had everything we needed and checked on us constantly. The Italian place did get hopping later in the evening, we got there a little before 6pm and we got right in. The pool side attendant Cruz was one busy guy, we hardly ever had to wait for drinks and he was always cheerful and stopped by many times to ensure we always had a drink in our hand. We recommend checking out the day before to avoid the rush. We left on Monday so we checked out Sunday night. Paid up for any charges we made to the rooms, scheduled our ride to the airport and then when we woke up Monday morning we could have one last easy morning before we were off. All we had to do was just walk up to the desk and drop our keys. I recommend scheduling your Covid Test the day before you leave. They were doing their best to get people in and out for their appointment but 9:45 doesn't mean 9:45 so give yourself some time. If you want the best seating at the pool you got to get up early. It was worth it to us. Overall the experience was phenomenal. The staff there were worth getting to know. It made the time there so much more fun. I am amazed at how quickly they remember you and make you feel like you never want to leave. Can't wait for our next adventure! Read less
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Apr 13, 2021 Experience610022

Felipe, Pascual and Spoon were very generous and helpful during my girlfriend and I stay. They assisted with everything needed and are a big reason why we plan on returning! They were all welcoming and made our stay enjoyable and over-exceeded our expectations with their service.
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Apr 12, 2021 Johnny N Fleetwood, Pennsylvania

Fernando DeLoya at Bar Deep keep us full with all of our beverage needs. Highly recommend seeing him for the special drink of the day that will surely delight you. He helps you stay in the party vibe.
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Apr 12, 2021 imcawin8 Granbury, Texas

This was our second time to stay at this Resort and Spa. We had a very relaxing vacation. The Relax Spa was an awesome experience. The staff was very friendly. The food and service was good. Everything was clean.