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 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 30 Apr '20 to receive up to 27% off the accommodation cost between 15 Aug–31 Oct '20.

    Any applicable offers have been calculated into the prices shown. Offers may not be combinable.

  • Booking bonus: book by 30 Apr '20 to receive up to 35% off the accommodation cost between 1 Mar–23 Dec '20.

    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 X-Hale Club & Swim-Out is a must!

Apr 2, 2020 lorynw315

We actually went in July 2018 but better late than never! I will say if you can upgrade to the xhale club it is worth the money. Especially if you want quiet and a different vibe. Also, the swim out room is SO worth the money. I just want to give a shoutout to the following staff: Papi Chulo- Spoon restaurant Victor-Kibbeh Omar- Xhale Club Luis-… Read more
We actually went in July 2018 but better late than never! I will say if you can upgrade to the xhale club it is worth the money. Especially if you want quiet and a different vibe. Also, the swim out room is SO worth the money. I just want to give a shoutout to the following staff: Papi Chulo- Spoon restaurant Victor-Kibbeh Omar- Xhale Club Luis- Strip Gibran & Alan (Bartenders)- Xhale Lounge Henry & Rodrigo- Silk Alvara & Caesar- Foam Angel- Spumante Maria & Irma- Xhale Concierge I like the breathless brand and I will probably try another one in another country but if you come here definitely make sure you ask for those staff! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Unforgettable - see you again soon!

Mar 30, 2020 Melaomi

Unforgettable - that 6 months after staying at the breathless hotel, I reminisce and think back how much fun we had! Breathless is an AWESOME hotel. They have everything you need. The shows throughout the day are amazing. Loved the food and drinks. You could stay there all week of course if you wanted to, but we also visited the Mayan ruins,… Read more
Unforgettable - that 6 months after staying at the breathless hotel, I reminisce and think back how much fun we had! Breathless is an AWESOME hotel. They have everything you need. The shows throughout the day are amazing. Loved the food and drinks. You could stay there all week of course if you wanted to, but we also visited the Mayan ruins, Tulum, cenotes, and Isla Mujeres. We were busy so it was nice to come back to the resort and relax. The reason for my high rating really is due the EXCEPTIONAL SERVICE. The staff was so kind and pleasant. Not to mention, they accommodated to my food allergies. We made new friends! Big shout to: Alberto Martinez, Marcia Perez, Uriel Morales, Guillermo Sanchez, Fernando De Loya, Felipe Carrera, Jose Gutiarrez, and many more that are missing from this list. It was because of all of them, we had such a good time. We thank you for making our stay so wonderful. See you again soon! Read less
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Mar 28, 2020 breams80 Morrilton, Arkansas

Went there for our 20th wedding anniversary. This was our 2nd return 1st in 2016 Now that was a party. Now not so much. They don't allow anything! Pool party are very boring. Not what they say their brand is at all.
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Mar 28, 2020 120jackien

I understand that this is a time of epidemic with COVID19, but after waiting on the phone for 2.5 hours to cancel my reservation I was told they could not, and I had to be put on a list for a supervisor to call me. Even though there cancelation policy clearly states I can cancel up 14 days before hand. I was told a supervisor would call me back in… Read more
I understand that this is a time of epidemic with COVID19, but after waiting on the phone for 2.5 hours to cancel my reservation I was told they could not, and I had to be put on a list for a supervisor to call me. Even though there cancelation policy clearly states I can cancel up 14 days before hand. I was told a supervisor would call me back in 72 hours, and It has been 4 days and I have not herd anything! They are trying to rip people off by only allowing them to keep there current rate and move the date, but only dates through 12/20/2020. Anyone who has been to these resorts knows summer and fall is cheaper then spring. They have jacked the rates up on website compared to what they normally are in summer/fall to make it appear there not doing this. I’ve been in the fall before and it’s half the cost at the spring. Seriously let me keep my dates for next year or allow a resort credit to rebook when your ready. I get you don’t want to give refunds, but be fair, and call people back! I have been to breathless brand resorts 3 times in Punta Cana and this would of been my third time in Mexico. After this horrible customer service I might really consider looking for a new resort to use going forward. Read less
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Mar 24, 2020 OldNinjaDude Gig Harbor, Washington

This is a beautiful beachfront property. Sometimes it can smell musty, but what are they gonna’ do. There is a vast wetland on the west side, and the Caribbean Sea on the East. The food selection is huge, and everything I tried was good or great. I am very ‘price’ motivated. I will come back here again when it again looks like the best value for… Read more
This is a beautiful beachfront property. Sometimes it can smell musty, but what are they gonna’ do. There is a vast wetland on the west side, and the Caribbean Sea on the East. The food selection is huge, and everything I tried was good or great. I am very ‘price’ motivated. I will come back here again when it again looks like the best value for my vacationing dollar. Note: I was here during the covid -19 coronavirus pandemic. The constant pushing of hand sanitizer seemed excessive at the time but moving forward as the world falls into turmoil, it doesn’t feel excessive at all. Read less