Cancun Honeymoon vs Riviera Maya Honeymoon
With both you fly into the Cancun international airport. Going north about 16 miles will take you to the famous Cancun strip and Playa Mujeres is just 5 miles north of the Cancun strip. Going south just 9 miles brings you to Riviera Cancun or the start of the Riviera Maya and you have 74 miles of amazing resorts dotted down the coastline.
Did you know if you fly out of Los Angeles, that the non-stop flights to Cancun are 4 hours and 55 minutes and that flights to Hawaii take 5 hours and 55 minutes? No matter where you live in the USA, you can almost always find an affordable flight and a good flight schedule to Cancun. From Atlanta, the flight is less than 2.5 hours and from New York, 4 hours.
Once you get to Cancun, you have over 100 all inclusive Cancun honeymoon resorts to choose from. You’ll find over 50 in Cancun and over 90 in the Riviera Maya. The total Cancun area accepts more visitors than any other destination in the Caribbean. The Cancun and Riviera Maya has more all inclusive resorts than Acapulco, Cozumel, Huatulco, Ixtapa, Los Cabos, Mazatlan and Puerto Vallarta combined.
Both areas are a tremendous value. A luxury resort in the Riviera Maya will always be 25% to 50% less than a luxury resort in one of the exotic islands like St Lucia, Barbados or Grenada. I won’t get into all the economics, but this is a fact. You can see why Cancun and Riviera Maya area is such a popular choice for a Caribbean honeymoon.
Cancun Honeymoon Resorts
- Fly into Cancun
- Resorts are 5 to 21 miles away from the airport
- Over 60 All-Inclusive Resorts
- Tremendous Value
- Long Beaches, great for walking, running and beach bumming
- Ocean is suited for body surfing in Cancun and swimming in Playa Mujeres
- Tall, compact resorts usually 10 to 20 stories tall, with a resort to your left and a resort to your right
The top or north end of the Cancun strip is the busier end with lots of nightclubs and restaurants. If you want to walk to the clubs, restaurants and bars, stay on the North end of the strip. The south or quieter end is only A $5 cab or $1 bus ride away. You can be anywhere in Cancun in minutes.
Don’t forget about Playa Mujeres, which is actually 15 minutes north of Cancun, but we consider this area part of Cancun. This area is for those who want to be close to the nightlife and shopping, but not in the middle of it. You are also a short ferry ride away from Isla Mujeres (a charming tiny island just off the coast), which you can see from the beach.
Riviera Maya Honeymoon Resorts
- Fly into Cancun
- Resorts are 10 miles to 80 miles from the airport
- Over 100 all-inclusive resorts
- Tremendous Value
- Long beaches, great for walking, running and beach bumming
- Ocean is suited for swimming, snorkeling and scuba diving around the 2nd largest barrier reef
- Low rise resorts, usually 5 stories or less and very spread out with lots of acreage
Driving south from the airport, the first area you come to is the Riviera Cancun or Puerto Morelos area. Below the Riviera Cancun, you’ll find Maroma, Paraiso, Playa del Carmen, Puerto Aventuras, Akumal and Tulum.
The resorts here are more a destination to themselves, where you can easily check-in and never leave until you are going home.
We have to do a shout out for Playa del Carmen. You’ll love this charming little town with a famed cobblestone street, 5th avenue, that is traffic free. This is a small town version of Cancun with shops, restaurants, bars and clubs.
Best All Inclusive Cancun Honeymoon Resorts
1. Hyatt Zilara
2. Secrets Playa Mujeres
3. Atelier Playa Mujeres
4. Excellence Playa Mujeres
5. Secrets the Vine
- Starting From$339.000 reviews
One of the most luxurious all-inclusive resort in Cancun, right in the middle of the strip with Cancun's only swim up suite, every suite is honeymoon worthy
- Starting From$449.000 reviews
Top recommendation for a Cancun honeymoon, amazing private pool suites, 8 restaurants, 7 bars and 24 hour room service bungalows, great beach
- Starting From$329.000 reviews
Unlimited 5 star luxury with 431 suites, 8 restaurants, 8 bars, and ATELIER Artist Service® for all guests, one of the best if not the best all-inclusive honeymoon resort in Cancun, adults only, great suites for a honeymoon
- Starting From$389.000 reviews
Luxury close to Cancun but 15 minutes out, great beach, all rooms honeymoon worthy, great honeymoon packages, rooftop suites with private pools
- Starting From$429.00
Secrets The Vine | Best All-Inclusive Honeymoon ResortsCancun Mexico0 reviews
Great location on the south end or quiet end of the strip, minutes from shopping and Cancun's famous nightlife
Best All Inclusive Honeymoon Resorts in the Riviera Maya
1. Secrets Akumal
2. Palafitos Overwater Bungalows
3. Unico 20-87
4. Iberostar Grand Paraiso
5. Secrets Maroma Beach
- Starting From$479.00
Secrets Akumal Resort | Best All-Inclusive Honeymoon ResortsRiviera Maya Mexico0 reviews
Top recommendation for a Riviera Maya honeymoon, Akumal's crystal clear turquoise waters, 164 yards from the Caribbean's largest barrier reef, amazing beach, walk to snorkeling trail
- Starting From$2011.00
Palafitos Overwater Bungalows | Best All-Inclusive Honeymoon Resorts Riviera Maya Mexico0 reviews
Stay in one of the best honeymoon suites and enjoy one of the best beaches in world with a trip to Palafitos Overwater Bungalows.
- Starting From$479.00
Unico 20-87 | Best All-Inclusive Honeymoon ResortsRiviera Maya Mexico0 reviews
Immerse yourself in modern Mexico and the culture of the region from locally inspired cocktails and cuisine to the art in the rooms. Unico sits on a stunning white beach and all the suites are honeymoon worthy. We highly recommend this resort.
- Starting From$379.00
Iberostar Grand Paraiso Resort | Best Inclusive Honeymoon ResortsRiviera Maya Mexico0 reviews
One of the most luxurious all-inclusive honeymoon package in the Riviera Maya, exchange privileges with 4 resorts next door, golf course on property, honeymoon villas with private pools, oceanfront corner suites with outdoor jacuzzis
- Starting From$519.00
Secrets Maroma Beach | Best All-Inclusive Honeymoon ResortsRiviera Maya Mexico0 reviews
Best beach, unlimited luxury all inclusive program, affordable suites to incredible suites, 7 restaurants, 7 bars & 24 hour room service
If you are looking for an adult only all inclusive, in both areas you can find the most affordable adults only honeymoon packages and the most luxurious adult only honeymoon resorts available anywhere in the Caribbean.
I think almost everyone knows that Cancun is famous for it’s nightlife. Besides that this area is packed with interesting sights and activities. On the low key side, you can enjoy the beach, explore an ecological park or visit some of the best archaeological sites in the Americas like Chichen Itza and Tulum. In the water, you’ll find every water sport imaginable plus a couple that you had never imagined. Cancun and the Riviera Maya have also become leading golf destinations.