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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May 18, 2019 Dream46223467979

We were very satisfied overall with our stay! We had a fabulous time and would definitely do it again. It’s a very clean resort with awesome scenery and vibe. We enjoyed it. We wish we would have been able to stay through the weekend.
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May 18, 2019 JanetN1240

I have recently returned from our third stay at this beautiful resort! We had an amazing week which we spent with 3 other couples who traveled with us. One couple came here with us last year, and it was the first time there for the other two couples. The resort was as beautiful as we had remembered it from the times before, and the staff, from… Read more
I have recently returned from our third stay at this beautiful resort! We had an amazing week which we spent with 3 other couples who traveled with us. One couple came here with us last year, and it was the first time there for the other two couples. The resort was as beautiful as we had remembered it from the times before, and the staff, from the minute we arrived at the resort, to the staff at the Exhale Club welcoming and registering us in the most professional manner. They made sure any and all requests made were fulfilled and always with a smile, and asking if there was anything else they could assist us with. The restaurants were all wonderful and delightful. We loved having the option to eat at one of the many restaurants or to be more low key and dine at the buffet at Spoon. Our Exhale ocean view room was perfect and the housekeeping and minibar attendant always kept it that way throughout the entire day. As for the entertainment, in the evenings, we enjoyed a number of the shows and drinks at the Wink bar. During the day by the pool, the Eteam who implemented the various entertainment activities were phenomenal!!!! From, Daniel G., Moon, Lisa, Luis, Miguel and Ullises, we couldn’t have asked for a more energetic, fun, wonderful group of young men and women! Whether it was water aerobics, Zumba, ping pong, blackjack, or bingo, they were giving 110% all the time! When day turned to evening, we also enjoyed spending time with them at the Wink bar or seeing them at the shows. No matter what our group was up to, it was always such a pleasure when one of them would spot us and yell out our names, smile, say hello, ask how we were doing, and keeping us informed as to the days activities. You have an awesome, amazing group to represent the ETeam! The poolside service for drinks and food were also top notch. We definitely loved the food options available and we definitely felt pampered. This being said, Cruz is a server worth mentioning! He remembered my husband and myself from our previous stays at the resort and was as accommodating this time around as he was the last couple of trips. He is a hard worker and a wonderful man. It was incredibly hard when our vacation came to an end because of the friendships we formed with so many of the wonderful staff I mentioned above. We loved our stay at Breathless and we will definitely be back. When we return, I hope to see so many of those smiling, happy, energetic faces we got to know so well! Read less
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May 18, 2019 Bridgette H

The staff , room and food was overall amazing !!! Julio and Charlie boy were so accommodating and also the staff every where was awesome. We were going to leave the resort for more activities but didn’t even need to.
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May 18, 2019 AbbyPowell11 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

This resort is excellent on many levels, the service within the resort, the activities offered on property and the atmosphere of the different areas all added up to the perfect honeymoon experience. Victor over at the kibbeh is the best waiter. Never had a empty glass. The photo shoot offered by Raul was a fun time, free photo shoot pay for the… Read more
This resort is excellent on many levels, the service within the resort, the activities offered on property and the atmosphere of the different areas all added up to the perfect honeymoon experience. Victor over at the kibbeh is the best waiter. Never had a empty glass. The photo shoot offered by Raul was a fun time, free photo shoot pay for the photos you want. Strongly suggest doing the xhale club (the relaxing side) the pool is very nice and calm and you can always adventure to the party side of the resort for the foam parties. We will be back.... Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating A huge shout out to the E-team

May 17, 2019 Ericathobe

I just visited this resort for the first time this spring with a friend. I cannot say enough about this place. I have been to Mexico seven times, and this is my favorite resort. It’s not too big, food is good, it’s clean, everyone is friendly, there’s a dance club/sports bar, large hot tub, endless activities, foam and bubble parties with live… Read more
I just visited this resort for the first time this spring with a friend. I cannot say enough about this place. I have been to Mexico seven times, and this is my favorite resort. It’s not too big, food is good, it’s clean, everyone is friendly, there’s a dance club/sports bar, large hot tub, endless activities, foam and bubble parties with live music, and a coffee shop. The entertainment team was the best! They work so hard to make it fun for everyone. Daniel, Dora and Miguel have even become friends of mine. Their energy and love for their job and guests is prevalent and contagious! You will never get bored at this resort. It’s the perfect balance of fun and relaxation! I will definitely be going back! Read less