All-Inclusive Cancun Resort Set on Beach
Moon Palace Golf & Spa Resort is an upscale all-inclusive resort set directly on the white sands of Cancun. The possibilities for how to spend your time here are seemingly endless. You can sip a fruity drink while lounging beside two huge swimming pools, tee off at the onsite golf course, or eat your way through the offerings at the resort's 12 restaurants. This getaway's included $1,500 resort credit grants access to sightseeing tours and luxurious spa treatments—indulge in a relaxing couples' massage before heading out to tour local attractions with a guide.
This vacation includes:
- Round-trip airfare (alternate departure dates/gateways may be available for additional fee)
- All-inclusive superior deluxe ocean-view accommodations
- $1,500 resort credit per room
- All meals and snacks
- Unlimited domestic and premium-brand alcoholic beverages
- 24-hour room service
- Stocked in-room mini bar
- Non-motorized watersports
- Introductory scuba lesson
- Daily organized activities
- Supervised children's programs
- Bicycle rental
- Nightly entertainment
- Hotel taxes and gratuities
The all-inclusive package gives you free rein at the resort's onsite restaurants, which offer everything from casual buffets to upscale sushi and Caribbean fare. After waiting the appropriate amount of time between meals to avoid a cramp, take a dip in the nearby ocean or the two curving pools, where you'll find four swim-up bars, six jacuzzis, and a kids' water park. Other activities to keep you busy include kayaking and windsurfing, nightly entertainment, and golf at a 27-hole course designed by Jack Nicklaus.
Cancún: Cool White Sands and Mayan Relics
Located on a barrier island shaped like the number seven, Cancún's Hotel Zone juts into the Caribbean Sea at the northeast tip of Mexico's Yucatán Peninsula. With the sea on one side and freshwater lagoons on the other, it's a popular spot for sailing and snorkeling. Although the beaches and barrier reefs are a major draw, the geography is equally enticing further inland, where you can dive into an underground river or take a speedboat through a mangrove jungle.
Cancún pulls in millions of visitors each year, so escaping the crowds and the party atmosphere isn't always easy, but a visit to Playa Delfines offers a chance for sunbathing in relative seclusion. Resorts have yet to encroach upon this stretch of sand, and it's especially popular with surfers.
The stone columns of El Rey Ruins, an ancient Mayan site dating back to the second and third centuries BCE, lie within the city’s Hotel Zone. Believed to be a royal burial ground, the archaeological site is also home to wild iguanas that lounge in the sun and read Tom Clancy novels. For a Mayan-themed daytrip, take a 1.5-hour drive from Cancún down the coast to Tulum, a pre-Columbian walled city located on a bluff overlooking the sea—one of the Yucatán Peninsula's most visited Mayan ruins. The Mayan city of Chichén Itzá is only a 2.5-hour drive from Cancún. Here, visitors can snap photographs of the Temple of Kukulkan, which was chosen as one of the New Seven Wonders of the World in 2007.