Beachfront Resort Where the Action Never Stops
After a late night of dancing, the words "24-hour room service" ring like music to the ears. Good meals are usually hard to come by at 3:30 a.m., but for the nighthawks at GR Solaris Cancun, a burger and fries are just a phone call away. At this miniature village of a hotel, situated on a narrow isthmus between turquoise waves, all-inclusive amenities are available at all hours of the day. Between the live music, themed dance nights, and watersports in a crystal-blue marina, there's rarely an idle moment at GR Solaris.
Air-conditioned deluxe rooms each connect to their own private balcony overlooking the resort’s tropical gardens. In addition to a bottle of sparkling wine upon arrival, this Getaway includes strawberries and chocolate to sweeten the chore of unpacking suitcases and setting up pillow forts on the massive king bed. These treats are just a taste of what's to come: guests at GR Solaris are wined and dined with unlimited food and drinks, served at four restaurants that range from a casual buffet to fine dining.
Downstairs in the oceanfront courtyard, a large, open-air jacuzzi bubbles alongside several swimming pools. Bars come in both poolside and swim-up varieties, churning out beers and frozen cocktails for sunbathers sprawled out on comfy loungers. Over at the spa, massage therapists wring out every last drop of stress tucked away in backs and shoulders. With this deal, guests get 15% off any spa service, including facials, manicures, and waxing.
As the sun dips below the lagoon, the resort cranks up the volume with theme nights ranging from Mexican dancing to magic acts. For those in search of Cancun's famous clubs, a shuttle also departs nightly to some of the city's most vibrant hot spots, where guests can use their complimentary express pass to avoid select cover charges.
Cancun, Mexico: White-Sand Beaches and Rollicking Nightlife
Located on the Atlantic coast of Mexico's Yucatán Peninsula, Cancun is typified by picture-perfect white-sand beaches and crowds of high-spirited revelers. While the spring break set flocks to the city's scores of bars and clubs, families and outdoor adventurers are drawn to areas such as Playa Norte, a beach whose cerulean waters brim with snorkelers, scuba divers, and kayakers.
Inasmuch as Cancun pulls in more than 4 million visitors each year, escaping the crowds isn't always easy, but a visit to Playa Delfines often offers a chance for sunbathing in relative seclusion or distilling saltwater away from prying eyes. Resorts have yet to encroach upon the stretch of sand, and it's especially popular with surfers. In fact, for those interested in taking surfing lessons in Cancun, Playa Delfines is a good place to start.