There is something to be said for supersized resorts, where every delight you can think of is effortlessly within reach. Located on Cancún’s most secluded stretch of white sand, at Grand Fiesta Americana Coral Beach Cancún you’ll feel blocked off from the tourist strips that have given this part of Mexico a bad name. Despite the property’s large size—602 oceanfront suites—there is a clear emphasis on responding to the landscape and preserving as much of the natural environment as possible. Designed so every room has a balcony and an ocean view, the interiors are modern, spacious and replete with elegant touches like marble floors.
“Luxury without limits” is the tagline here. That’s the precise thinking behind the newly launched Infinite Club. In practice, guests can unlock a host of exclusive privileges, amenities, suites and excursions—such as access to the opulent Infinite lounge, private dining moments, priority reservations, upgraded beach activities, bespoke itineraries, and more.
You visit Mexico to soak up the country’s vibrant culture, to eat, to drink, and to indulge. New to the resort and located poolside, La Antojeria serves bite-sized delights, inspired by the local delicacies you might expect to find at a village food stand. Elsewhere, La Joya offers award-winning, upscale Mexican cuisine that celebrates the area’s traditions and warmth. Nightly entertainment includes a live 10-piece Mariachi band and a traditional singing along with tequila tastings (of course)!
Inside the 40,000 square foot Gem Spa wellness isn’t skimped. There is a long list of indulgent treatments inspired by Asian rituals and local Maya traditions, as well as a 10-step hydrotherapy circuit, which includes an ice room and a sensations pool.
Down the road, there are activities abound at sister property Fiesta Americana Condesa. Enjoy live shows, water sports, or a perfectly planned excursion. Located just 20 minutes from Cancún’s International Airport, it’s also walking distance to one of Cancún’s most important marinas and close to the buzziest shopping districts.
Make yourself at home in one of the 507 guest rooms, designed in a contemporary Mexican style with headboard handcrafted from conchuela and luxurious rainfall showers in all the bathrooms.
It’s a big space with three separate buildings, each sheltered by a palapa. As you might expect, there’s a buzzing full-service spa, 10 restaurants, and two large outdoor pools (boasting three swim-up bars). The hotel offers several eating options, including Argentinian dishes at San Telmo, Italian classics at the pizzeria, and authentic Mexican flavours at Cantina.
Make time to book in for a day of pampering at the Miiluma Spa, which offers deep-tissue massages, hot stone massages, and body wraps along with hydrotherapy and more. An added bonus—the treatments use essential oils extracted from local flora and fauna.
Add to that, the hotel also runs a series of classes in cooking, yoga, and even the Mayan language, which means above all you’re guaranteed an entertaining and edifying visit.