Cancun Honeymoon vs Riviera Maya Honeymoon
No matter where you live in the USA, you can almost always find an affordable flight and a good flight schedule to Cancun. 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? From Atlanta, the flight is less than 2.5 hours. Flights to Cancun are also usually in $300 to $600 range. Southern Caribbean islands like Barbados and St Lucia tickets tend to range from $600 to $900.
Once you get to Cancun, you have over 100 all inclusive Cancun honeymoon resorts to choose from. You’ll find over 30 in Cancun and over 70 in the Riviera Maya. The total Cancun area accepts more visitors than any other destination in the Caribbean. 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 or Grenada. I won’t get into all the economics, but this is a fact. You can see why Cancun is such a popular choice for a Caribbean honeymoon.
All inclusive Cancun honeymoon resorts are compact and you’ll have a resort on the left and a resort on the right. The Cancun strip is about 8 miles long. The top or north end is the busier end with lots of nightclubs and restaurants. If you want to walk to the clubs, restauarants 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. 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.
Best All Inclusive Cancun Honeymoon Resorts
1. Secrets Playa Mujeres
2. Sun Palace
3. Secrets the Vine
4. Le Blanc
5. Excellence Playa Mujeres
The Riviera Maya area is very different than Cancun even though you fly into the same airport. When you land, you go down the coast south. The first area you come to is the Riviera Cancun or Puerto Morelos area. This area is actually not far south of Cancun at all and is often referred to as Cancun South. Below the Riviera Cancun, you’ll find Maroma, Paraiso, Playa del Carmen, Puerto Aventuras, Akumal and Tulum. Riviera Maya honeymoon resorts are bigger and more spread out than the Cancun resorts. The resorts here are more a destination to themselves, where you can easily check-in and never leave until you are going home. I should mention that Playa del Carmen is a charming little town with a famed cobblestone street, 5th avenue. This is a small town version of Cancun with shops, restaurants, bars and clubs.
Best All Inclusive Honeymoon Resorts in the Riviera Maya
1. Secrets Maroma Beach
2. Iberostar Grand Paraiso
3. El Dorado Casitas Royale
4. Excellence Riviera Cancun
5. Secrets Akumal
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.