“Jim, we’d like you to go to Mexico and check out a few Cancun luxury resorts, are you free next week?” Darling, of course I am free, that is an invitation that I just can’t refuse! My life as a travel blogger is never boring and I am always ready, with passport in hand and my “beach bum bag” packed, I headed to the airport for yet another adventure in paradise.
I’ve been to Mexico many times, it is one of my FAVE destinations and I adore being an unofficial ambassador for the country. Puerto Vallarta is a huge gay travel beach city and I love it but I have a particular soft spot for Cancun and the Riviera Maya, the white sand beaches and the turquoise blue Caribbean Sea just CALL to me in my dreams. I had a whirlwind trip checking out these Cancun luxury resorts and am delighted to share them with you!
Excellence Riviera Cancun
My first stop this trip was the beautiful Excellence Riviera Cancun! This place has such a warm and welcoming vibe, the rooms are downright COZY, the fabrics, the pillows, the decor, OH MY! I’m inspired to redecorate! The grounds and gardens were intimate, it doesn’t feel like a MEGA sprawling resort, I loved strolling the winding paths through the multiple pools, palm trees and palapas.
The food was wonderful, not your typical AI buffet, a step up and I wish I had more time to explore their specialty restaurants! There was always something fun going on, I had a blast at the silent disco night!
Beloved Playa Mujeres
I left Excellence Riviera Cancun behind and made the move to the “mas o menos” newly developed area of Cancun called Playa Mujeres. Not the hotel zone we’ve all come to know and love but a refuge in the jungle on the beach about 30 minutes away from the bright lights, big city.
I moved from one Excellence to the next, checking in at Beloved Playa Mujeres. It felt like coming home! If home were a luxury boutique hotel, of course. I am in love with the beach at this adults only resort, holy cow! Soft white sands and views of Isla Mujeres, totally sweet. The food and drinks were on point and I really enjoyed the warmth of the staff. I felt welcomed, all my requests were met with a smile and I let myself relax into the luxury.
Finest Playa Mujeres
My last stop of the trip to check out Cancun luxury resorts was the Finest Playa Mujeres. I was so happy to get to explore this place, I had heard so much about it! I went in with high expectations and I was not disappointed. “Comfortable luxury” is what this place is all about and I leaned into the vibe. My suite was incredible, the food was to die for and I had one of the best spa experiences of my life! The spa offers “rituals”, not just massages, a totally indulgent and delicious immersion into relaxation. I can’t even put into words the magic of the Tonalli ritual, you have got to try it for yourself.
Leaving Cancun and returning to reality is always a big bummer, but I had a fantabulous trip! I’m never going to complain about my job, I am blessed by the universe and can’t wait to return to see more Cancun luxury resorts!
“Now more than ever do I realize that I will never be content with a sedentary life, that I will always be haunted by thoughts of a sun-drenched elsewhere.”
– Isabelle Eberhardt