Breathless Riviera Cancun Resort & Spa

Riviera Cancun, Mexico

Virgin rating

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 guest room, 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 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 a giant whirlpool, its gourmet restaurants feature communal tables, and its calendar is packed with events from foam parties to carnivals.

Amenities

  • Golf
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving
  • Snorkelling
  • Tennis
  • Wedding
  • Bar
  • Evening Entertainment
  • Internet Access
  • Night Club
  • Restaurant

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

362 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 refreshed daily, 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!*.

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 Swim-Out Tropical 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 Ocean Front with Whirpool and 1 king-size bed or 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 3 adults.

xhale club Junior Suite Swim Out Ocean Front with 1 king-size bed or 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 3 adults.

xhale club Master Suite Ocean Front with 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

xhale club Master Suite Swin Out Ocean Front with 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

xhale club Presidential Suite Swim-Out Ocean Front has a living area with a 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
  • Access to private Xhale Club lounge
  • Guests have an Xhale Club lounge continental breakfast option
  • Access to spa's hydrotherapy circuit once per stay
  • Upgraded mini-bar and room service menu
  • Pool concierge and bar service
  • Afternoon hot and cold hors d’oeuvres, exquisite desserts and fine liquors in the lounge
  • Upgraded bath amenities
  • Pillow menu
  • Martini Bar with complimentary Belvedere Vodka (200ml), cranberry juice, martini glasses and drinks shaker**
  • Nespresso™ coffee machine
  • Afternoon hot and cold hors d’oeuvres; exquisite desserts & fine liquors in the lounge
  • Complimentary 750ml bottle of Rich Veuve Clicquot to be consumed at the Fizz Champagne Bar only*

*Minimum of 3 night stay required in xhale club room category. 

**One bottle per stay

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 Junior Suite Swim Out Ocean Front are also available. 

9 reservation-free restaurants (gourmet restaurants with communal tables): Barefoot Grill (snacks served on the beach), Coquette (French cuisine), Picante (Mexican cuisine), Silk City (Pan-Asian cuisine), Spoon (buffet restaurant; local and international cuisine), Spumante (Italian specialties), The Strip Grill (grilled specialties), Bites (tapas menu), The Nook Café (coffee and pastries). 24-hour room service. 9 bars and lounges: After Dark sports bar and nightclub (temporarily closed), Deep swim-up bar, Twist & Squeeze swim-up bar, Fizz Iced Exclusive Champagne Bar*, Foam seaside bar, Showstopper theatre bar, The Bar (top-shelf spirits), Wink cocktail bar, and xhale Club Lounge. Enjoy the 'Sip, Savour and See' Dining Experience and indulge in dinner, sip an artfully prepared cocktail and see the nightly entertainment at the neighbouring 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. Please note: all day parties will be taking place on the beach until further notice. DJ station in the Freestyle Swim and Entertainment Zone. Gala parties. Live nightly entertainment. Films on the beach. Spanish classes. Tequila tastings. Cooking classes. Open plan plaza with bars, restaurants and shops. Nightclub. Theatre featuring live shows and entertainment.

2 pools, including, an Energy pool and an xcelerate Party Zone pool. 2 hot tubs. Relax Spa by Pevonia* with an array of treatments. x-ert Fitness centre with fitness classes. 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. Fishing*. Hobie cats. Water aerobics. Complimentary green fees at El Tinto Golf Course and El Camaleon Mayakoba Golf Course. Non-motorised water sports including kayaks, snorkelling, sailing, windsurfing and paddle boarding. 

Complimentary WiFi access. Concierge. 24-hour room service. Shopping onsite*. Tour desks*. 24-hour on call doctor*. Laundry service*.

Please note: a travel tax of $11 per adult (over 15 years old) applies when visiting the Mexican state Quintana Roo. The payment can be made prior to travel, upon arrival or during the stay, as the tax will be imposed upon departure.

Minimum of 3 night stay required in xhale club room category. 

* Denotes local charge.

Please note: all guests of Secrets Riviera Cancun Resort & Spa will have access to amenities at the existing Breathless Riviera Cancun Resort & Spa.

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May 15, 2022 mckenzieb887

Levi was WONDERFUL! My husband and I could go on and on about him. From the first day, he remembered our names and was so personal with us. One morning we had an excursion and had to leave before they started shift- he stopped his prework to ask if he could grab us some coffee and talked with us. We truly enjoyed walking into the lounge to see him… Read more
Levi was WONDERFUL! My husband and I could go on and on about him. From the first day, he remembered our names and was so personal with us. One morning we had an excursion and had to leave before they started shift- he stopped his prework to ask if he could grab us some coffee and talked with us. We truly enjoyed walking into the lounge to see him and we were sad to say goodbye. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Nice place for a girls trip

May 15, 2022 khilsabeck16 Dallas, Texas

My girl friend and I from Dallas took a trip to Cancun for a much reserved getaway because we had both been working a lot and needed a break. This resort was a nice mixture or being able to relax if we wanted or to be entertained and social if we wanted. We felt very comfortable and safe at the resort the entire time.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Very dissatisfied

May 14, 2022 tholiday23 Linden, New Jersey

Our room wasn’t cleaned properly each day. The coffee or mini bar wasn’t refilled each day. They didn’t sweep or vacuum in our room. We were also very displeased with the dress code being enforced so strictly with the pants. I live in a state that has 40 degree weather 5-6 months out of the year and I came here to enjoy 90 degrees, so to be stuck… Read more
Our room wasn’t cleaned properly each day. The coffee or mini bar wasn’t refilled each day. They didn’t sweep or vacuum in our room. We were also very displeased with the dress code being enforced so strictly with the pants. I live in a state that has 40 degree weather 5-6 months out of the year and I came here to enjoy 90 degrees, so to be stuck having to wear pants in order to enjoy some of these restaurants was a little ridiculous. Ive visited many all inclusive resorts before so I understand resort life and the dress codes etc, however some of the things they enforced were never this bad or strict. I will not be revisiting this resort. Read less
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May 13, 2022 daoda5 Las Vegas, Nevada

This trip was chosen by a friend of ours and the resort as well. I was very disappointed with the resort compared to other resorts. I've stayed in the past. The overall cleanliness and service needs a lot of improvements in the quality of food.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating It took our breath away with great hospitality!

May 13, 2022 lifefurfun Folsom, California

Amazing property, great staff, lovely rooms, and great entertainment! We enjoyed our 1st day by the pool - great music and performances by the staff. It was nice to have access to drinks and food right by the pool! Quick services was greatly appreciated! Kudos to Gabriel and Uncle Charlie for excellent customer service. Also kudos to Eric and… Read more
Amazing property, great staff, lovely rooms, and great entertainment! We enjoyed our 1st day by the pool - great music and performances by the staff. It was nice to have access to drinks and food right by the pool! Quick services was greatly appreciated! Kudos to Gabriel and Uncle Charlie for excellent customer service. Also kudos to Eric and Carlos for great service! Read less