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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Image of the Tripadvisor rating OUR AMAZING HOLIDAY

Sep 19, 2019 tomandhayley

This was me and my partners first trip to Mexico and after a 10 and a half hour flight from London. Arriving at Breathless was a dream come true. It was completely over and above what we were expecting from it and to be completely honest i wish we could have stayed for longer. Everything from the room, pools, very friendly staff, restaurants,… Read more
This was me and my partners first trip to Mexico and after a 10 and a half hour flight from London. Arriving at Breathless was a dream come true. It was completely over and above what we were expecting from it and to be completely honest i wish we could have stayed for longer. Everything from the room, pools, very friendly staff, restaurants, bars and entertainment was 5star. All of the pool entertainers were full of energy and really tried their best to make you feel special in their company they were all a real asset to the hotel and there was a nice balance between activities and chill time. Miguel, Francois and Dora stood out to us- we can be happy with our own company sometimes but it was also really nice to get involved with the activities. The service from the waiters was just spot on. You couldn’t go longer than 10 minutes sitting anywhere around the pool or on the beach without getting an offer for a drink. The beach was unreal. Lovely white sand and the staff were up very early cleaning up the seaweed. The ocean was brown on most days which was a little unfortunate but the hotel done there upmost to keep on top of things. We stayed in an ocean view allure junior suite room, which looked over the main pool and ocean in the background. Very modern look with good room lighting and huge double shower. Such an amazing view inside and out on the balcony. Had everything we needed but if we were to go again we would probably pay more and go for a swim up ocean front room. My only complaints would be: The alcohol in the mini bar was beer only. I thought perhaps maybe a few small bottles of spirits would have been good. I went down to use the steam room and sauna one morning only to be told I would have to pay $30 to use it. I’m not sure if this is the normal thing out here in Mexico but being from Europe (pretty much everywhere else in the world i have stayed) if you pay to stay in a hotel for the night then you can use the spa facilities for free and only pay for having treatments i.e massage, facial. I did feel a little aggrieved that we had paid a lot of money to stay here and staff wanted to charge me $30 for using the steam room and sauna for 10 minutes each. Overall though an amazing experience and we would definitely recommend it to either couples that like party or groups of boys or girls. It really has Something for everyone. Thanks for having us! Read less
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Sep 19, 2019 948sarahc948

My friend Kat and I stayed here for a week and had an amazing time. The rooms are spacious, well decorated and clean. In addition to a daily cleaning service, in the evening your bed is turned down for you and a chocolate on your pillow! The restaurants are varied and all have such a high standard of food. The staff in the restaurants are super… Read more
My friend Kat and I stayed here for a week and had an amazing time. The rooms are spacious, well decorated and clean. In addition to a daily cleaning service, in the evening your bed is turned down for you and a chocolate on your pillow! The restaurants are varied and all have such a high standard of food. The staff in the restaurants are super friendly - special mention to Manuel in the Spoon restaurant for always ensuring we had everything we needed :) The entertainment team worked hard to put a smile on our faces (not that that was difficult in paradise!) and they helped us to meet friends in the resort. Special mention to both Miguel and Daniel for making our week so memorable! The bar staff were very attentive and always happy to create a new cocktail as per your flavour preferences. Special mention to Angel for making a new ‘Kat special’ every day. There was a fair amount of evening entertainment and only on one occasion did music keep us up late due to noise in our room. Our only bug bear was we feel the resort can easily do more to be more environmentally conscious. E.G. more water refill stations rather than having to use multiple 500ml bottles per day. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Leaving today after a 5 night anniversary stay at Breathless

Sep 19, 2019 ed f Hauppauge

This is our second stay at Breathless and probably our last. Wife and I have been happily married for 29 years and enjoy our 2 times a year get away at adult resorts. We have stayed at most of the AMresorts, Silversands being one of the better. We gave Breathless anorther try decauae the last time we came it rained everyday for 5 days and could… Read more
This is our second stay at Breathless and probably our last. Wife and I have been happily married for 29 years and enjoy our 2 times a year get away at adult resorts. We have stayed at most of the AMresorts, Silversands being one of the better. We gave Breathless anorther try decauae the last time we came it rained everyday for 5 days and could not enjoy the resort. The resort itself is very nice the ocean front rooms are everything as advertised.. fantastic view!!!! The main issue with this resort is it has lost its identity. Can't figure out if it wants to be a singles bacholorette/bachelors resort or a couples resort. When you advertise a untie the knot party you can have an idea of the target audience.. and its not couples... they àlways take i. The couples but its not the target customer... We only go to adults only resorts for that reason, adults having fun acting like adults. The type of crowds being enticed to go are a bunch singles who crowd the bars taking up the bartenders time and show little respect for others. Also so you know... its not the main reason not to go but a side note. Breathless now is a non topless adult resort. Any kind of letting loose if the environment warrants it is strictly not allowed. No one wants to here... if you want to go topless go next door to desire. Desire is a totally different environment than a couple of women getting caught up in a moment and going topless in the pool or beach... Not even close to the environment at desire...... Some people might say its disrespectful to the people of mexico but we are going to a private resort not a local public beach. So to be respectful while on tours at public areas. Beaches, don't go topless, but at the resort where you are with other adults dont be so strict. Breathless use to be more opened minded, but they are now very strict. Just sharing some facts. I wont go back because of the environment but the food was very good. Rooms awesome.... pools nice.. beach nice... resort overall very nice. If they moved back to there idebty from 5 years ago i will surely return.. it is a nice resort As far as a majority of couples visiting.. you will actually be in the minority.. If it would get back to its roots tje place can be amazing again.... Read less
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Sep 19, 2019 EP1031 Detroit, Michigan

Rooms were top notch. A variety of pools - each with a different atmosphere. From party hearty to chill out. Many restaurants to choose from. Entertainment nightly. Staff was kind, friendly, efficient. ALL had a great command of the English language (something, even in the states you don't get). Lots of excursions to choose from if you feel… Read more
Rooms were top notch. A variety of pools - each with a different atmosphere. From party hearty to chill out. Many restaurants to choose from. Entertainment nightly. Staff was kind, friendly, efficient. ALL had a great command of the English language (something, even in the states you don't get). Lots of excursions to choose from if you feel adventurous. Hats off! Read less
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Sep 19, 2019 Neci F

My first time out of the country Breathless Riviera made my experience so amazing everything was wonderful and so beautiful the employees where so nice I had a amazing time I want to give a special thank you to Pascal Hugo Sofonias Manuel Gutierrez these men worked in the buffet and when I tell u they did their job and much more I love you… Read more
My first time out of the country Breathless Riviera made my experience so amazing everything was wonderful and so beautiful the employees where so nice I had a amazing time I want to give a special thank you to Pascal Hugo Sofonias Manuel Gutierrez these men worked in the buffet and when I tell u they did their job and much more I love you guys keep up the good work Antonio the DJ in the night he was dope he played all kind of music and even played all the songs we requested thank u Antonio Breathless Riviera Cancún is a must see I’ll definitely be back 👌🏾 Read less