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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Traveller rating

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Loved Breathless

Sep 20, 2020 deannac959

We loved Breathless resort. Especially Will at the pool bar, Ali with entertainment and activity staff and Sergio at Kibbeh restaurant. We also loved the 24 hour coffee shop and Gelato. We will definitely be returning in the future.
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Sep 20, 2020 jesswkennett Apex, North Carolina

We just wanted to get away as a couple and had a great experience at Breathless. The staff in all areas of the resort were so friendly and helpful, and we especially connected with Ali, Ulises, Axel, and Daniel from the activities staff. Our room was beautiful and very comfortable and we were pleased with the room service when we used it and the… Read more
We just wanted to get away as a couple and had a great experience at Breathless. The staff in all areas of the resort were so friendly and helpful, and we especially connected with Ali, Ulises, Axel, and Daniel from the activities staff. Our room was beautiful and very comfortable and we were pleased with the room service when we used it and the service staff. We spent most of our time at the xhale (quiet) pool and loved the atmosphere. There were always many activities to participate in, and we always knew we could go to the energy pool to get a little more excitement. We were impressed with the food and restaurants, but make sure to ask about alternative vegetarian options as there are not many on the regular menus. Overall we had a great experience. We felt the overall atmosphere of the resort was more geared towards a party experience, but they have something for everyone and we were able to relax and enjoy our time. Read less
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Sep 20, 2020 Taylorpepple

My husband and I just stayed at this resort and it was well worth the money! The resort staff is amazing especially the pool bar staff Will and Moses....and Ali who kept the games and party going! It doesn't take long for you to feel comfortable with the staff they are just so friedly! They took all the necessary precautions during this pandemic… Read more
My husband and I just stayed at this resort and it was well worth the money! The resort staff is amazing especially the pool bar staff Will and Moses....and Ali who kept the games and party going! It doesn't take long for you to feel comfortable with the staff they are just so friedly! They took all the necessary precautions during this pandemic and not once did it feel unsafe to be at! We will defiantly be making a trip back!! Read less
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Sep 20, 2020 Rrosa323 Flushing, New York

We went to Breathless to celebrate my cousin’s 55th birthday and 10th wedding anniversary. We had a great time Food All the restaurants were really good Breakfast at Kibbeh was amazing, and lunch at Bites was also very good , large portions and great ceviches Dinner was great at all locations but My favorites were Silk City - the Tepenyaki Table… Read more
We went to Breathless to celebrate my cousin’s 55th birthday and 10th wedding anniversary. We had a great time Food All the restaurants were really good Breakfast at Kibbeh was amazing, and lunch at Bites was also very good , large portions and great ceviches Dinner was great at all locations but My favorites were Silk City - the Tepenyaki Table was a great show and meal Gerardo was entertaining and served an amazing meal Coquette the French restaurant had the best menu overall we went twice and had 2 different meals which were both beyond satisfying Misael the waiter was so friendly and had great suggestions. The hostess at multiple restaurants was Nadili Gonzalez. What a sweetie she was engaging and friendly and would also check on us at the table. Pascual the waiter at spoon was really good Samuel at the pool and Fernando, Cruz at the Xhale pool and Sergio at Kibbeh Overall a great staff at Breathless I will return , thanks for a great vacation Read less
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Sep 20, 2020 Daydream452355

Writing again as my first didn’t post! That should give some indication to my frustration!!!! I never write reviews on anything. I am in the hotel industry and understand many thing can go wrong but this just made me write! Check in was not the experience I expected! It’s my second time here and it’s nothing like the first time! Check in was in… Read more
Writing again as my first didn’t post! That should give some indication to my frustration!!!! I never write reviews on anything. I am in the hotel industry and understand many thing can go wrong but this just made me write! Check in was not the experience I expected! It’s my second time here and it’s nothing like the first time! Check in was in a dark gloomy place the guy didn’t even offer us water! The information they gave us was totally incorrect!!! We called and made a reservation and asked questions referring to what had changed due to Covid. What they told us before and after we arrived was totally different and this is where the problem began! I’m am at the point right now in an all inclusive hotel I can not get food. I check in at 7pm and it’s now 11pm I could not make it to the restaurants and now there is no room service! Even though all the information they gave us is 24hours!!! If you want to eat something you have to go and look for it!!! And the food is horrible cold with horrible service!!!!!!!! So far I will never come back to this place. The service is horrible horrible horrible! I work in a hotel in Cancun and every excuse I hear is that an excuse!!!! Horrible service If you wanna enjoy tour vacation after been locked up for so long do not come here!!!!!!!! Read less