Cancun Insider Recommendations 2014

It was a cold winters day and I found myself dreaming of white sand beaches, crystal clear blue waters, and strawberry daiquiris. I soon realized that I was due for a vacation. Before leaving I did my research like I always do. After talking to my local reps, managers, and travel agents who specialize in dream vacations, I had by means of insider recommendations, a list for the best hotels in regards to luxury, romance, and service. So, I set off to what was supposed to be three remarkable resorts in the beautiful town of Cancun, Mexico. This worked out both personally and professionally because the Editors for MyVacationPages were working on their Top Recommended resort list for 2014 and I thought this would be a great opportunity to nominate some of my favourites.

Cancun Aerial Beach Shot

The three I set out to both review and experience were, The Live Aqua Cancun, The Excellence Playa Mujeres, and The Sun Palace Cancun. As you will soon read about, these resorts surpassed my expectations (which were mainly based on my insider research).

Each could easily be considered top of their field and all three can be nominated for best in service, but this all depends on the traveler, as we all have our own priority list.

The Excellence Playa Mujeres

Best in Luxury Cancun - Excellence Resort

Our first stay was at The Excellence Playa Mujeres, which is a 30 minute drive from Cancun International Airport and is one of Cancun’s newest and most exclusive adult only resorts. This all-inclusive, all-suite luxury getaway is an escape to the self-indulgence and rejuvenation we deserved. Its location is refreshingly private, nestled on an untouched peninsula within a beautiful wetlands preserve, but still close to the vibrant shopping, dining, and nightlife Cancun is known for. Walk along the breathtaking white sand beaches, or lounge around one of their 7 pools. Visit the elegant spa for a day of wellness and pampering. Take part in one of their multitude of activities on site.

Everything is included in the price of your stay, from sailing, kayaking, and snorkeling, to tennis clinics and a SCUBA lesson; there is always something to do at The Excellence Playa Mujeres. And because this resort knows that playing and relaxing works up quite the appetite, they are proud to offer you a choice of 9 a la carte restaurants and 11 bars. When visiting their restaurants be prepared for a mouth watering, succulent meal; haute cuisine at its finest. This naturally relaxed resort caters to your every need; from relaxation to exhilaration, unspoiled views to upscale suites, exciting tours to superior spa services.

Sun Palace Cancun

Sun Palace Resort Cancun - Best Couples Resort

Our second stay was at The Sun Palace Cancun, which is a couples-only resort on the Cancun strip, overlooking the Caribbean Sea. With its beautiful backdrop, friendly service, exceptional guest rooms, and fine dining, they offer an idyllic getaway for romance, recreation and relaxation.

The Sun Palace Cancun offers 252 richly appointed and modern guest rooms, each with its own private balcony and breathtaking views of the Caribbean Sea or Nichupte Lagoon.

They also offer tons of amenities which include a double Whirlpool in every room, 24-hour room service and a luxury king bed. Five restaurants and three bars offer enticing international dining and top shelf cocktails as part of their all-inclusive features. Golf enthusiasts can enjoy a challenging round of golf at the nearby Moon Palace Golf & Spa Resort.

The Sun Palace is an excellent choice for anyone looking for a couples-only resort less that 15 minutes away from the airport.

Live Aqua Cancun

Best in Service & Romance - Live Aqua Resort Cancun

Our third and last stay was at The Live Aqua Cancun which is a five star adult resort where sleek sophistication and indulgence come together to create an upscale vacation retreat in Cancun that brings your five senses to life.

Live Aqua is committed to providing a relaxed setting where every selection, from decor to dining, has been meticulously conceived to delight the senses. Whatever your mood, you will find the activities, menu, and suite to suit your tastes and wants.

This resort caters to contemporary adults looking for an upscale escape. Specialty services such as their in-suite aromatherapy kit emphasize the goal of indulging each of your senses, while the tantalizing menus served by any of the ten renowned executive chefs demonstrate the luxury that is at the forefront of your getaway. The naturally romantic atmosphere is an incredible backdrop for a honeymoon or destination wedding. The resort is a haven of intimacy, where several unique spaces await to be discovered.


At each of these three resorts, all our expectations have been met. From meeting the executive chefs to returning to our elaborately decorated candle lit room. We couldn't have been more indulged.

Romantic Vacation in Cancun Mexico

"The customer is king" rings true for each, with a degree that surpasses what is expected and moves towards the unexpected. There were times where we were totally caught off guard when returning to a room that was intimately decorated with lit candles, flower petals and an elaborately designed "I Love You" made from colored rice.

Best in Romance & Service in Cancun

My Top Choice for #1 Romantic Resort in Cancun is LiveAqua. This acknowledgment is well deserved as Live Aqua went beyond what was expected and pleased all our senses with a natural unparalleled feel for customer service, intimate location, and romantic atmosphere.

Best Couples Only in Cancun

The Sun Palace Cancun is my personal choice for Best Couples Resort where there was a true sense of what a couples-only resort has to offer. During our stay at The Sun Palace Cancun we were able to mingle with other couples which made dining and after dark activities more exciting. We met so many great couples from all around the world that we hold dear and hope to see again.

Best In Luxury Cancun

My choice for Best in Luxury is definitely The Excellence Playa Majures with their beautiful grounds, immaculate guest rooms, fine dining, and superior spa services.

Our recommendations all depend on the traveler. We chose these three resorts after in-depth research with local reps, managers, and travel agents who specialize in Cancun hotels and I must say, they did not disappoint. If you are looking to getaway from the hustle for a quiet vacation filled with Luxurious Amenities, we suggest The Excellence Playa Majures. If Romance and attentive care is what makes your vacation special then we recommend The Live Aqua Cancun and for a Couples Only retreat where you are guaranteed to meet great people, The Sun Palace Cancun is your destination. We do not receive commissions from these resorts nor do we favor one over the other. Our reviews are strictly based on our own opinions as experienced travelers and are to be taken as informative advice.

Cancun sunset

For more information on these resorts or to view our list of awards please follow the links provided in the article.

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