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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Traveller rating

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Mar 21, 2019 Infotrips

Great hotel, Julio and Alexander (bar manager) at the Wink bar is so awesome. We had a great time. We had such a good time with the staff but a special call out to those two who made our trip so much more enjoyable.
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Mar 21, 2019 Fay A Dearborn Heights, Michigan

I love this resort and will definitely be going back! We went on New Years Eve morning so we can celebrate new year’s night there and the party they had was a lot of fun with fireworks once it hit midnight! The food was good the staff was nice, it was the perfect vibe, not to crazy but not to quiet either. The room was clean and nice. We had a… Read more
I love this resort and will definitely be going back! We went on New Years Eve morning so we can celebrate new year’s night there and the party they had was a lot of fun with fireworks once it hit midnight! The food was good the staff was nice, it was the perfect vibe, not to crazy but not to quiet either. The room was clean and nice. We had a nice balcony that takes you straight to a swim out pool with a beautiful view of the beach and ocean! The only thing I didn’t like was the type of music the dj’s played. They should have mixed it up it actually got pretty annoying after a while to hear it, and I lovee music. But there nightclub was nice and they played good music there. This resort is a great vacation for couples who aren’t looking for somewhere to quiet, and friends to vacation together at! Looking forward to my next visit! Read less
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Mar 20, 2019 easterk2014 Cameron, North Carolina

Breathless was amazing resort everything you need in one place. We stayed in Xcelerate Oceanfront room 7405...the views were amazing. The room was very clean...room service was very good. Hibachi was our favorite then the Steakhouse was second. The Buffet was great as well. The omelette station at breakfast was my fav in the morning with fresh… Read more
Breathless was amazing resort everything you need in one place. We stayed in Xcelerate Oceanfront room 7405...the views were amazing. The room was very clean...room service was very good. Hibachi was our favorite then the Steakhouse was second. The Buffet was great as well. The omelette station at breakfast was my fav in the morning with fresh fruit. The beach was cleaned off every day so we enjoyed the beach and the water was really nice and warm. The foam party was awesome...so was the After Dark club. Overall we had a great experience and we will be returning. Read less
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Mar 19, 2019 151adriannaf Miami, Florida

Breathless manages to give you everything in one place. You want to get crazy at a foam pool party? They have it and do it well. You want to relax on a quiet beach with soft silky sand and clear water, they have that too. Look for Charly Boy, the best beach waiter you can ask for. They have Pool activities if ur into that. You should do the water… Read more
Breathless manages to give you everything in one place. You want to get crazy at a foam pool party? They have it and do it well. You want to relax on a quiet beach with soft silky sand and clear water, they have that too. Look for Charly Boy, the best beach waiter you can ask for. They have Pool activities if ur into that. You should do the water aerobics, Frank and Lisa are a great team. There’s so much more. Don’t get me started on the Spa. Pure heaven. That’s just the day stuff. The night is just as amazing. Neon parties, amazing restaurants and the after dark club gets as crazy as u want to be. I didn’t want to leave. You won’t either. Read less
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Mar 19, 2019 Donna W Hockessin, Delaware

I'm not one to write reviews much but I really can't stop thinking about how awesome our trip just was to Breathless. 5 days was just what we needed. Not only is the resort Breathless itself, the food was Amazing and the staff couldn't have been more Friendly. But the reason I'm writing this review is strictly about the Entertainment staff. I've… Read more
I'm not one to write reviews much but I really can't stop thinking about how awesome our trip just was to Breathless. 5 days was just what we needed. Not only is the resort Breathless itself, the food was Amazing and the staff couldn't have been more Friendly. But the reason I'm writing this review is strictly about the Entertainment staff. I've been to many places but Breathless has THE BEST ENTERTAINMENT I've seen. I will NEVER FORGET the individuals that went so beyond my expectations EVER. Miguel, Dora, Daniel and Frank are absolutely THE FRIENDLIEST people I think I've ever met. Smiles, hugs and souls like theirs truly made my vacation one that I will remember forever. As long as I know they are there, I can't leave out Sam who kept the drink flowing while relaxing by the pool. Thank you Breathless Resort. Read less