Set along a white-sand beach on Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula, the all-inclusive Breathless Riviera Cancun is a lively resort, designed for adults only. This modern beachfront property attracts solo travellers, couples and friends who enjoy all-day activities and 24-hour entertainment. The vibrant atmosphere is enhanced by two outdoor pools and a 35-seater whirlpool that hosts an array of events. Plus, there’s chic, all-suite accommodation, a wide choice of restaurants and bars and a luxurious spa.
Bordered by lush mangrove forests, the Breathless Riviera Cancun resort enjoys a quiet location, with direct access to a sandy beach and the calm waters of the Bahia Petempich lagoon, a well-known spot for snorkelling and diving. It’s around eight miles from the coastal town of Puerto Morelos and 20 miles from the city of Cancun. Cancun International Airport is around 12 miles from the property.
The 362 contemporary suites each feature a private balcony or terrace overlooking the tropical landscape or Caribbean Sea. All suites are beautifully decorated, with neutral colour schemes, wood flooring, white bedding and colourful soft furnishings. Suites are equipped with a complimentary minibar, and the sleek bathrooms feature bathrobes, slippers and a spacious walk-in marble shower with glass walls (curtains are provided for privacy). Those looking for a higher level of luxury can upgrade to an Xhale Club Suite, which affords access to the private Xhale Club lounge, providing daily continental breakfast service and afternoon hot and cold hors d’oeuvres, exquisite desserts and fine liquors. Additional benefits include a Nespresso coffee machine, pool concierge and bar service, complimentary access to the spa’s hydrotherapy circuit (once per stay) and a hot tub on the balcony for those staying in Junior or Master Suites.
Normal Check-in: 15:00
Normal Check-out: 12:00
18.4 mi / 29.6 km from city centre
- Health club
- Laundry/Valet service
- Business center
- Onsite laundry
- Coffee shop
- Concierge desk
- Exercise gym
- Internet services
- Beauty shop/salon
- Ironing board
- Currency exchange
- 9 Restaurant
- 2 Pool
- Aerobics instruction
- Outdoor pool
- 9 Lounges/bars
- Pool Bar
- Room service
- Massage services
- Safe deposit box
- Live entertainment
- Steam bath
There are two heated swimming pools outdoor, surrounded by palm trees, cabanas and sun loungers. This includes the main social pool and the lively Xcelerate party pool with a ping pong table and fitness classes. You’ll also find several hot tubs, including a giant whirlpool tub which can accommodate up to 35 people, and you can lounge beneath a palapa-style umbrella on the beach.
The resort organises various weekly events, ranging from champagne carnivals to beach parties. Live nightly entertainment is provided, too, covering band performances, karaoke competitions, casino nights and more.
You can also retreat to the Spa by Pevonia, which houses 14 treatment cabins, a hydrotherapy circuit, a beauty salon and a juice bar. The spa menu features an extensive range of massages, body wraps, facials and beauty treatments, all of which are available for a supplementary charge. Other wellness facilities include a 24-hour fitness centre and a volleyball court, and you can enjoy complimentary non-motorised water sports, dance classes, water aerobics and ping pong.
Dining options include five a la carte restaurants, a tapas bar, a buffet-style restaurant, a grill on the beach and a cafe. The stylish Spoon restaurant provides four buffet service stations with a variety of local and international dishes. If you fancy something lighter, you can head to Bites to enjoy tapas-style dishes overlooking the pool and Caribbean Sea, or you can stop by The Nook Café for premium coffee and pastries. Otherwise, the laidback Barefoot Grill is the place to go for burgers, wood-fired pizza and snacks on the beach.
In the evening, you can savour a la carte French cuisine at Coquette, Italian specialities at Spumante or succulent grilled steaks at The Strip Grill which overlooks the beach. Meanwhile, Picante specialises in authentic Mexican fare, while Silk City serves up pan-Asian delicacies in an elegant setting.
You can order drinks at nine bars and lounges, including a swim-up bar, beach bar, sophisticated cocktail bar and a nightclub. Meanwhile, a Champagne bar is available for a supplementary charge and the Xhale Club Lounge remains exclusive for those staying in Xhale Suites.
As part of the ‘Sip, Savor & See programme’, you can enjoy a complimentary dinner, drinks and live evening entertainment at a nearby sister resort. Participating nearby resorts include six Secrets properties, nine Dreams resorts, one Now resort and one other Breathless resort, Sunscape Akumal Beach and Sunscape Sabor Cozumel. The concierge team can help organise your experience, although you’ll be responsible for all transport costs.
There is an ‘casual elegant’ dress code at most a la carte restaurants. Therefore, men should wear long trousers and a shirt with sleeves, and flip-flops are not permitted. At Spumante, you should adhere to the formal dress code, which requires men to wear full-length trousers, collared shirts and dress shoes. Please note that the number of restaurants open is dependent upon occupancy level.
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