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.

  • 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 31 Jan '20 and adults receive up to 35% off the accommodation cost between 1 Jan–23 Dec '20. Based on two adults sharing, selected room types. 

    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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Image of the Tripadvisor rating NOT the best, but if you lower your expectations, then this will do.

Jan 28, 2020 Vantrippin Dallas, Texas

Food is ok. Most staff are friendly. Great atmosphere for fun and rowdy or quiet and relaxing. ( if you are an xhale member) Would be better if you can get to order and eat near the pool on xhale side. If you want to eat at the French restaurant bring your formal shoes!!!
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Jan 27, 2020 987candism

Breathless is absolutely amazing. There is a perfect balance of party and relaxation at Breathless Riviera Maya. We were here last year for The first time and some of the staff remembered us making us feel welcome all over again. Angel, the bartender makes the best cocktails. Ask for an espresso martini before dinner Angel will not disappoint.… Read more
Breathless is absolutely amazing. There is a perfect balance of party and relaxation at Breathless Riviera Maya. We were here last year for The first time and some of the staff remembered us making us feel welcome all over again. Angel, the bartender makes the best cocktails. Ask for an espresso martini before dinner Angel will not disappoint. Cedar, at the wink bar, does amazing bar shows and hospitality. Josep, the bartender at the Xcelerate party pool went above and beyond getting an ingredient for a cocktail from another area of the resort. Daniel, Ali, Hervey and the entire e-team are very informative and entertaining. Carlos will take great care of you on the beach. The views are stunning throughout the entire resort and the food is delicious. Highly recommend getting reservations for The Silk City hibachi they start taking reservations for dinner at 3:30 but get there as early as 3:00 if you want to secure a reservation. Read less
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Jan 27, 2020 749caitlinp

The trip started off as a fun filled girls vacation, gorgeous resort with amazing entertainment and food.. Day 3, bites began to appear and each morning woke up to more and more bites. Even on my face, mortifying!!!!! I saw my Doctor as soon as I got back to Canada and I was advised to not even bring my suitcase into my house. I don't know that… Read more
The trip started off as a fun filled girls vacation, gorgeous resort with amazing entertainment and food.. Day 3, bites began to appear and each morning woke up to more and more bites. Even on my face, mortifying!!!!! I saw my Doctor as soon as I got back to Canada and I was advised to not even bring my suitcase into my house. I don't know that I would ever stay at a Breathless again, especially as unfortunately the hotel did nothing about this matter.. All photos posted were taken while on resort property * Keep an eye out for bites! Read less
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Jan 26, 2020 Anthony D

We all had an amazing time here, and the staff was great especially Hervey, Cesar, G!! Gracias per todo! The parties were amazing, the food was delicious, and everyone was very accommodating to make sure we were having the best and most relaxing trip possible.
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Jan 26, 2020 Edub4eva

Breathless made our birthday celebration truly unforgettable!! The staff is absolutely wonderful and goes above and beyond to make sure you’re enjoying your stay. Special shout out to Miguel for his award winning personality and energy as well as Hervey for always checking in on our group! The grounds are kept up seamlessly and the setting is… Read more
Breathless made our birthday celebration truly unforgettable!! The staff is absolutely wonderful and goes above and beyond to make sure you’re enjoying your stay. Special shout out to Miguel for his award winning personality and energy as well as Hervey for always checking in on our group! The grounds are kept up seamlessly and the setting is beautiful! If you’re looking for a party atmosphere that stills has a balance of class, look no further! Read less