Location: Le Blanc Spa Resort

Cancun, the glittering resort capital of the Mexican Caribbean, long ago outgrew its reputation as a Spring Break party town, and now boasts some of the most luxurious resorts in the Riviera Maya. Couples who choose a Cancun honeymoon will find still great nightlife, yes, as well as the broad sandy beaches that first attracted travelers to this once-remote area decades ago. But today’s Cancun is equally renowned for its five-star dining, high-end all-inclusive resorts, and pampering spas.

Location: The Ritz-Carlton, Cancun

There are actually two Cancuns: the mainland Mexican town with its bullfighting stadium and other unique cultural attractions, and the Hotel Zone, where resorts both large and intimate share space along a narrow strip of land between the Cancun lagoon and the Caribbean. The Ritz-Carlton, Cancun and JW Marriott Cancun Resort and Spa are internationally known honeymoon destinations offering a dizzying array of amenities to guests, while the Nizuc is an exclusive small beachfront hotel brimming with Mexican culture and style. 

Location: Secrets The Vine Resort

Some of the best Cancun resorts, like the Le Blanc Spa Resort, the Live Aqua Cancun, and Secrets The Vine Resort, are strictly adults-only — perfect for newlyweds. The island of Cozumel, a popular day tripping destination, is just offshore, while down the coast you’ll find attractions like the Mayan ruins at Tulum and Chichen Itza, and the Xel Ha and Xcarat eco-parks.

>Written by: Bob Curley