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 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

  • 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

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, 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 à la carte breakfast option
  • Access to hydrotherapy 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
  • 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
  • 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. 

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 (local and international cuisine; open 24-hours), 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, 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. 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. Open plan plaza with bars, restaurants and shops. Nightclub.

2 pools, including, an Energy pool and an xcelerate Party Zone pool. 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*.

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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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Lovely Resort with fabulous beach!

Oct 24, 2021 Kat M Boquete, Panama

We traveled to Cancun to meet some of our friends that we had not seen for 2 years. This was our first visit to Breathless and we were impressed. Very friendly staff, very good food and beautiful grounds. Pool activities were fun. Evening entertainment was not the best but it was quieter than some other resorts. We loved that they have elevators!!
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Worst experience we have ever had at an all inclusive don't waste your money here.

Oct 24, 2021 thesmbproject Chicago, Illinois

Worst staff and cleaning experience I have ever received from an all inclusive hotel and when a complaint was made it was shrugged off like they didn't care. Gregorio was the worst manager of them all and he told us it was acceptable to only feed 2/3 of our part and make us wait an hour to sit. He also told me he refused to have me personally… Read more
Worst staff and cleaning experience I have ever received from an all inclusive hotel and when a complaint was made it was shrugged off like they didn't care. Gregorio was the worst manager of them all and he told us it was acceptable to only feed 2/3 of our part and make us wait an hour to sit. He also told me he refused to have me personally served at lunch because he miss wrote what room number I was in and accused me of not being a guest and I was only allowed one drink with my lunch and If I wanted another the bar is outside the restaurant and I'm more than welcome to go get my own drink. Plus the room cleaners only cleaned my room 3 nights out of the 5 I stayed and never said why and lobby had no explanation or good Justification and shrugged it off like it was acceptable Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great staff - modern clean atmosphere.

Oct 24, 2021 jsimps1515 Delaware, Ohio

We had a great time at the Breathless resort. We took a group of 20 for a job well done at work. Antonio made sure our trip was a great success! Melany and the entertainment team did not disappoint - such friendly people! Jorge made pool time a drink filled time. No complaints at all. Would definitely come back.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Awesome time with my girl

Oct 24, 2021 Matth100320

We had a great time. The food and staff were excellent. We always had something in our hand to eat or drink and if we didn't it was because our bellies couldn't take any more. Luis in activities department checked with us everyday to make sure everything was going good and kept the activities rolling. He made the experience even better. Also… Read more
We had a great time. The food and staff were excellent. We always had something in our hand to eat or drink and if we didn't it was because our bellies couldn't take any more. Luis in activities department checked with us everyday to make sure everything was going good and kept the activities rolling. He made the experience even better. Also Fernando at the bar was always smiling and kept the drinks coming. Everyone remembered my name and made us feel welcome. Definitely will come back. Read less
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Oct 23, 2021 KB-DB-10-16-21

Would highly recommend going to breathless yo anyone looking for a good time! The staff is great the resort is very clean the food is amazing. Some of the staff go above and beyond and we had the pleasure of talking to some of them Luis, Omar and Fernanda were great hosts!