Secrets Silversands Riviera Cancun

Riviera Cancun, Mexico

The hotel

Secrets Silversands Riviera Cancun offers adults the ultimate Unlimited-Luxury® all inclusive holiday experience with concierge and 24-hour room service, multiple reservation-free gourmet restaurants and endless day and evening activities — all in a spectacular setting. There are eight crystal clear swimming pools, plus an infinity pool and two huge Jacuzzis to choose from. There’s also direct access to a picturesque beach on the Riviera Cancun complete with a wide range of water sports for the adrenaline enthusiasts. Seven à la carte gourmet restaurants and a sumptuous buffet restaurant will keep taste buds more than tantalised and there are eight bars to unwind in. An impressive programme of daytime and evening entertainment will keep you busy or simply relax in your stunning surrounds, enjoying a spot of pampering at the Secrets Spa by Pevonia® perhaps and saving your energy for cocktails at Veranda, a vibrant outside bar followed by an evening at Desires Music Lounge!

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Spa
  • Water Skiing
  • Windsurfing
  • Sailing
  • Golf
  • Tennis
  • Volley Ball
  • Restaurant
  • Kayaking
  • Snorkelling
  • Wedding

Where is it

Secrets Silversands is located on the Yucatan Peninsula, 15 miles south of Cancun, half way between Cancun and Playa del Carmen. Surrounded by lush tropical landscape, it overlooks a gorgeous stretch of white sandy beach. Transfer time from airport: 20 minutes.

Hotel information

441 spacious and stylish suites. All with furnished terrace or balcony, air-conditioning, sofa, 24-hour room service, ceiling fan, satellite TV, MP3/CD/DVD player, complimentary WiFi access, direct-dial telephone, coffee/tea maker, mini-bar (replenished daily), Secrets Box for private room service deliveries, safe, hairdryer, iron and board, bathrobes, slippers and in-room whirlpool bath tub. Junior Suite Tropical View Rooms with 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 3 adults.

All Inclusive of: Unlimited-Luxury® includes all meals (full breakfast, lunch and dinner), snacks and afternoon tea. Unlimited beverages including domestic and International alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks at any of the resort bars. Stocked mini-bar with water, soft drinks and beer. All gratuities. All activities and entertainment above unless otherwise stated. Complimentary 24-hour room service. Pool and beach waiter service. Concierge Service. WiFi. No wristbands required.

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). 

Junior Suite Pool View Rooms with 1 king-size bed or 2 queen-size beds, sleeping maximum 3 adults.

Junior Suite Partial Ocean View Rooms with 1 king-size bed or 2 queen-size beds, sleeping maximum 3 adults.

Junior Suite Ocean View Rooms offer stunning views of the Caribbean sea, with 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Junior Suite Swim-Up Rooms feature a private furnished terrace or balcony with direct access to the gardens and pools, with 1 king-size bed or 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 3 adults. Please note that some pools may be accessible through a small garden area, rather than directly from the terrace.

3 ADA Rooms are available in the Junior Suite Swim-Up category, located in buildings number 2, 5 and the Preferred Club buildings. All ADA suites feature double beds, safety bars in the shower, whirlpool and water closet with wider entrance (must be requested at time of booking and subject to availability).

Preferred Club Junior Suite Pool View Rooms can be found in a premium location with views over the pool. There is an oversized room with separate sitting area and 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults. This room type includes Preferred Club benefits as stated below.

Preferred Club Rooftop Jacuzzi Ocean View Rooms are located in the upper floors of each building, views to the Caribbean Sea, in-room climate control and a 42” screen TV, bathrobes and slippers. Bathrooms feature a whirlpool and walk-in rain spa shower. The suite also offers a private furnished terrace with outdoor whirlpool and sitting area. With 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults. This room type includes Preferred Club benefits as stated below.

Preferred Club Junior Suite Oceanfront Swim-Up Rooms have direct swim-up access to the pool and are in a premium location with a beautiful oceanfront view. With either 1 king-size bed or 2 double beds sleeping maximum 3 adults. This room type includes Preferred Club benefits as stated below.

Preferred Club Junior Suite Ocean Front with stunning ocean views, 1 king-size bed or 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 3 adults. This room type includes Preferred Club benefits as stated below.

Preferred Club Honeymoon Suites offer a spacious bedroom with walk-in closet, large living room with a dining area and stunning oceanfront views, also featuring a furnished terrace with whirlpool. 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults. This room type includes Preferred Club benefits as stated below.

Preferred Club Master Suite Rooms feature a separate living room with dining area and a desk and have a furnished terrace with outdoor whirlpool and oceanfront views, as well as a spacious bedroom with 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults. This room type includes Preferred Club benefits as stated below.

Over the Pool Cabana Honeymoon Suites face the Caribbean Sea and are tastefully designed in exotic wood and marble. The bungalows are perched on stilts above a 3,000 sq ft pool, with an expanded private furnished terrace with an outdoor private plunge pool. Ideal for couples, with a king-size bed and a spacious bathroom area with a whirlpool overlooking the private plunge pool. Sleeping maximum 2 adults. 

Preferred Club benefits include:

  • Private Preferred Club Lounge
  • Preferred status and amenities
  • Complimentary newspaper in room every day (English or Spanish)
  • Upgraded bath amenities
  • iPod docking station
  • Upgraded mini-bar service
  • Concierge service
  • Daily Continental breakfast service in the lounge
  • Afternoon hot and cold hors d'oeuvres
  • Exquisite desserts and fine liquors in the lounge
  • Shoe shine service
  • Complimentary computer access in Preferred Lounge
  • Free Weddings: conditions apply. More information can be found here

  • Booking Bonus: Book by 31 Jul '19 to receive up to 30% off the accommodation cost between 1 Jan–30 Apr '20.

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

  • Booking Bonus: Book by 29 Feb '20 to receive up to 30% off the accommodation cost between 1 May–31 Oct '20.

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

  • 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.

Why is this a Virgin Holidays Favourite?

This hotel offers the ultimate in adults-only luxury in a spectacular setting

It has a social, hip ambience that comes alive at night

Great restaurants offering wide range of cuisines

All rooms are spacious and contemporary, ideal for relaxing in

Exclusive Virgin Holidays benefits:

  • Bottle of Sparkling Wine upon arrival
  • US$200 resort coupons per room per stay
  • Complimentary guaranteed room upgrade from a Junior Suite Pool View Room to the next available suite category

7 à la carte reservation-free restaurants including World Café (International buffet), Portofino (Italian), El Patio (traditional Mexican), Oceana (seafood), Seaside Grill (fresh seafood), Himitsu (Pan-Asian and Oriental with Tepanyaki and Sushi), Bordeaux (French) and Ratatouille (Mediterranean). Rendezvous lobby bar, Sugar Reef pool bar, Manatees swim-up bar, Barracuda beach bar, Desires Music Lounge, Oceana/Seaside Bar, Showtime Theater Bar and Veranda Bar. Barefoot Grill (snacks) and Coco Cafe (coffee, tea and deli snacks, open 24 hours). 24-hour room service. 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).

Regular programme of daytime activities including beach volleyball, cooking and Spanish lessons, Euro-bungee and dance classes. Evening entertainment in an impressive open-air theatre. Nightclub.

8 swimming pools including a cascading infinity pool with large sun deck, 2 Jacuzzis (one 20-person and one 16-person). Secrets Spa by Pevonia®* with hydrotheraphy pools* and beauty salon*, fitness centre and Yoga and fitness classes. Beach volleyball. 1 tennis court. Table tennis. Pitch and putt. Games lounge. Water sports include a snorkelling expedition. Water aerobics and pool volleyball. Complimentary green fees at a nearby golf course, exclusive premium tee times (golf cart rental* mandatory, transportation not included, terms and conditions apply, subject to change). Spanish, dance and cooking lessons. Sushi-making classes. Complimentary bike tours to the nearby town of Puerto Morelos.

24-hour front desk and room service. Concierge service. Laundry/dry-cleaning service*. Evening market including gift shop, cigar shop, souvenir shop, clothing and handicrafts. Download the hotel’s “Unlimited Connectivity” App which enables free local calls, room to room calls, access to daily activities, restaurant menus and schedules, hotel maps and local attraction info. Complimentary WiFi throughout the resort.

Wheelchair adapted rooms with partially accessible amenities or facilities available on request. Please note that these rooms are subject to availability and may be restricted to specific room categories and bedding arrangements. Rooms and facilities vary between hotels so please check at the time of booking. For more information and contact details please check out our Special Assistance page

4 nights 23 Dec–31 Dec '18.

*Denotes local charge.

Please note: This hotel is for guests over 18 years of age.

Please note: No reservations are required at any of the restaurants.

Dress code: At Himitsu, Portofino, Bordeaux, El Patio and Ratatouille, a formal dress code will apply for dining (long trousers, collared shirts and dress shoes for men, smart skirts, trousers or dresses with dress shoes for women). At Oceana and during the evening at Seaside Grill the dress code is casual elegance although long trousers are required for men and no sleeveless shirts or flip flops. At the World Cafe, Barefoot Grill and during lunch at the Seaside Grill the dress code is casual although bathing suits must be covered and no sleeveless shirts.

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great girls trip

May 23, 2019 mjorda Chicago, Illinois

Had a great 4 night girl's trip at Silver Sands last week. Room was great (bed was very comfortable), housekeeping was great, food and drink awesome. But, most importantly the service is outstanding. Axel and his entertainment team are wonderful. Karla and Delmy our pool side servers we soooooo friendly, never without a drink. And Alex the pool… Read more
Had a great 4 night girl's trip at Silver Sands last week. Room was great (bed was very comfortable), housekeeping was great, food and drink awesome. But, most importantly the service is outstanding. Axel and his entertainment team are wonderful. Karla and Delmy our pool side servers we soooooo friendly, never without a drink. And Alex the pool concierge was extremely helpful. Read less
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May 23, 2019 0825sunny London, United Kingdom

I stayed in this beautiful resource from 16th of May to 23rd of May 2019, it’s my first time to visit Mexico and of course it’s my first time in Cancun as well. The hotel I stayed is very beautiful with beach and pool views. At first, I thought that I lived in Paradise. All the staff members are very nice and warm-hearted. They are keen to help n… Read more
I stayed in this beautiful resource from 16th of May to 23rd of May 2019, it’s my first time to visit Mexico and of course it’s my first time in Cancun as well. The hotel I stayed is very beautiful with beach and pool views. At first, I thought that I lived in Paradise. All the staff members are very nice and warm-hearted. They are keen to help n always there to help. No matter are receptionists or maids. There are many of activists which provide by the hotel. Especially thanks to the entertainment staff etc Ivan,Ana, Kara, Axel. I enjoyed Spanish lesson, beach volleyball, black jack n lots more. I do really enjoyed to stay in there and will definitely recommend to my friends. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Honeymoon to secrets silversands

May 23, 2019 Laura S

We had a wonderful time at silver sands, Entertainment team was so much fun - Charlie, Ivan, Anna, Jeniffer and Axal are exceptional at keeping you entertained! Pools are very nice. House keeping forgot to put towels back in our room a few times and room was pretty hot. Fortunately they brought us another fan for the room. French and Mexican… Read more
We had a wonderful time at silver sands, Entertainment team was so much fun - Charlie, Ivan, Anna, Jeniffer and Axal are exceptional at keeping you entertained! Pools are very nice. House keeping forgot to put towels back in our room a few times and room was pretty hot. Fortunately they brought us another fan for the room. French and Mexican restaurants were amazing! One of the days the resort ran out of Champaign and orange juice which was upsetting. Briana Quitin from the Unlimited Vacation club was exceptional! She took care of our booking of the hotel and also transportation. She made sure we had a nice honeymoon surprise waiting in our room. I emailed her on vacation and within hours she had a response for me! She also checked in with me shortly before our trip to make sure I had everything I needed for a safe and easy time traveling. Read less
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May 22, 2019 Russell E

The UVC Preferred Club allows you to enjoy an even better Secrets Experience. Good Work status was achieved by all who were working during our two separate stays which took place during a 14 day stay in the Riveria Maya.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Nice resort. Beach full of seaweed

May 22, 2019 Climber61532224924

My Main attraction on a Caribbean vacation is the beach so the brown water filled with seaweed is why I would not return. If your only concern is the resort cleanliness and service it’s great if you want to go in the beach in seaweed season the day visit to playa mojeres beach was beautiful. If Mexico is visited again I will go there