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.

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 Awesome honeymoon

Sep 29, 2020 justinmiter Troy, New York

We had an amazing honeymoon here. Room was nice and AC worked well. We had oceanfront swimout room. Water was clean and warm. Jose the beach bartender took such great care of us all week, going above and beyond making sure we always had anything we needed or wanted. Alexis stocked minibar well. Food was great! Fabian, the sous-chef, I… Read more
We had an amazing honeymoon here. Room was nice and AC worked well. We had oceanfront swimout room. Water was clean and warm. Jose the beach bartender took such great care of us all week, going above and beyond making sure we always had anything we needed or wanted. Alexis stocked minibar well. Food was great! Fabian, the sous-chef, I cannot thank enough! Fabian was nothing short of amazing, adding so many personal touches to our meals and making our trip special. Kibbeh has a great breakfast and Sergio was very helpful and attentive, especially at our romantic beach dinner. The employees are what make Breathless so great. Alberto and Ricardo at the pool bars were awesome guys always quick with a joke, a smile, and a new drink suggestion. They felt like genuine friends by the time we had to say goodbye. Willberth at the Xhale club was also excellent. The bartenders at Wink; Josymark, David, and Aaron put on a great show and provided great service! We can’t wait to come back! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Second time here......I felt like a queen

Sep 28, 2020 Demskeboo1211

Second trip to this resort and I am not disappointed. Food was good and pools were beautiful.Hotel room- clean. This was the first time with a swim up which was interesting and enjoyable. Saturday FOAM party was CRAZY!!!!!!! Miguel in the entertainment department was AMAZING 10/10- he ensured each day was a blast with fun activities. From Zumba to… Read more
Second trip to this resort and I am not disappointed. Food was good and pools were beautiful.Hotel room- clean. This was the first time with a swim up which was interesting and enjoyable. Saturday FOAM party was CRAZY!!!!!!! Miguel in the entertainment department was AMAZING 10/10- he ensured each day was a blast with fun activities. From Zumba to endless beach/pool games. I had so much fun and he had me constantly laughing the entire trip. Drinks were amazing all around. Alan- beach bar bartender had all the cool drink techniques and was fast (Never missed a beat)!!!!! Lety-beach waitress always made sure I had a ice cold water(too stay hydrated of course) and (alcoholic) drink in my hand when I was relaxing in my beach chair. Food: Dinner-Spumante (favorite) Italian Breakfast-spoon (personal made omelette) Silk city- ehhhhhh ( Beach: had rocks & seaweed but who cares your in MEXICO!! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Felt like a Pampered Star

Sep 28, 2020 jjbbys

This resort is a must try. Everything you could possibly want and more. Service is outstanding..Food was delicious...Drinks were excellent. The Exhale club is the way to go and everything is so close that you never have to walk far.
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Sep 28, 2020 bettyyortega

I'm not the type to write reviews, but this place deserves me taking my time to do this. Customer service is ridiculously good. They treat you like a king & queen. Super attentive to EVERYTHING!! Loved my stay here!!
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Sep 28, 2020 X6635GNstephaniev

I had a great experience! This is the first time I remember people’s names that made a HUGE different during my stay. Francisco, Samuel and Pascual were outstanding ! I highly recommend this resort to anyone looking to have a great vacation or getaway.