Are you looking for a revitalizing retreat with your spouse that will vanish your wedding-planning stress? As soon as you step into Cancun you’ll be able to enjoy the lively city, salty breeze, soothing sounds of waves crashing against the seashore. Lying on the Yucatán Peninsula, next to the Caribbean Sea, Cancun is known for its sun-kissed white beaches, delicious cuisine, luxury resorts, and vibrant nightlife.
Imagine yourself on a dazzling sandy beach, strolling hand in hand with your spouse, and sipping on a chilled cocktail. The vast blue water of the sea looks inviting and dancing palm trees make you want to sway. Apart from the beaches, there are awe-inspiring Mayan ruins, pristine jungles, and underwater caves. If the beauty hasn’t sold you yet, then let’s discuss the awesome activities and all-inclusive packages. Couples will find several honeymooner-aimed resorts that offer accommodations along with fun-filled couple activities, guided tours, and food. Moreover, there are numerous activities that couples can enjoy together such as cruises, relaxing spa therapies, water-sports and much more. From diving into the ocean to explore the forests on a safari, there is never a dull moment in Cancun.
When to visit Cancun
Cancun is a tropical city with a hot and humid weather all around the year. If you plan to visit in late summer or fall, there is some chance you will be there during hurricane season. To avoid any risk, plan your trip during the months of winter and spring, i.e. from November to early April. The prices tend to peak around mid-December to mid-January.
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Things to do during your Cancun honeymoon
Surrounded by verdant tropical jungles and turquoise waters, Cancun is more than its boisterous parties and lavish resorts. For those of who are seeking a high-spirited party scene with discos, delicious seafood and vibrant beaches, head over to the city’s renowned hotel zone. Mind you, it is bustling with tourists. Then there is downtown Cancun itself where you can experience secluded wild beaches and authentic tacos. To explore the natural beauty of the city, visit Quintana Room. There are Mayan ruins, lagoons blanketing crocodiles, and nature reserves boasting undiluted beauty, and numerous species of flora and fauna. All in all, Cancun is a full package.
Go on a day cruise
Take a cruise off the coast to enjoy the secluded beaches on nearby islands. There are several companies offering cruises to take you to see the nearby jungle, small islands and to go snorkeling. Most cruises include some type of food and drinks, some with an open bar.
Go diving or snorkeling
Thanks to the vast ocean and flourishing marine life, diving is fantastic in Cancun. Swim along some colorful schools of fish, sharks, and turtles. Explore the colorful reef and even shipwrecks. If you don’t know how to snorkel or dive, you can take short personalized lessons together and learn hands-on. The underwater Caribbean adventure will stay fresh forever in your mind.
Take a cooking class
Love Mexican food? Learn it with your spouse and surprise each other with a delectable platter of seafood throughout your life. There is a school named ‘The Little Mexican Cooking School’ that conducts enjoyable cooking classes.
Enjoy a Honeymoon Spa Day
After indulging in exciting but bone-tiring activities, cool off with a rejuvenating spa session. Slip into a state of bliss as you and your partner gaze at the sea while enjoying a relaxing full-body massage.
Take a Hummer tour
To experience the natural beauty of Cancun on a genuine level, Hummer Tours are a perfect option. During the safari, you and your partner will get to swim in the surreal underwater caves, explore the Mayan ruins where you will come across hundreds of iguanas and birds, zip through the treetops through a zip-line canopy tour and visit the zoo where you will get to interact with animals up close, like feeding a baby monkey.
Places to visit during your honeymoon in Cancun
The Interactive Aquarium of Cancun – Have you ever dreamed about swimming with dolphins? Well, The Interactive Aquarium lets you mingle with the friendly fishes. Watch the marine creatures up close – feed the sharks, pet the turtles, touch starfish and wave at poker-faced rays.
Parque Nacional Isla Contoy – For the love of birds and nature, take a few hours to spend at Isla Contoy. The sanctuary has over 100 bird species including red flamingos, white herons, turkeys, and pelicans. Watch the birds fly by and stroll surrounded by the lush foliage.
Chichen Itza – When you are in Cancun, don’t miss the opportunity to visit one of the newest Seven Wonders of the World. The massive step pyramid is the largest archaeological city of the pre-Columbian Maya civilization in the Yucatan Peninsula. Visit the intricately detailed temples, historical houses and markets, sweat-baths, and impressive ball courts. The trip into the past will be etched in your mind.
Museo Maya de Cancún – Take a tour of Cancun’s Mayan museum and observe the astounding artifacts of ancient civilizations. From art to archaeology, there are over 400 pieces on display.
Cancun Honeymoon Accommodations
Listen, you just got married and you two deserve the best honeymoon! Whether you are looking to splurge or seeking to settle for a budget-oriented option, Cancun has a variety of great options to choose from. Take a look!
Luxury Honeymoon Resorts & Hotels
Want to add the heavenly-factor to your honeymoon? Go for Paradisus Cancun, an all-inclusive luxury beach resort topped by glass pyramids, immaculate marble floors and balconies offering vistas of crystal-clear water. The suites are comfortably furnished and feature room service, free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, minibars, and coffee-makers. If you wish for even more treats, try their luxury rooms. They have pull-out sofas, fully-equipped kitchenette, and butler service.
Explore the resort and dine in one of the nine fine restaurants, and drink to your love at one of the seven bars. There are lagoon-themed pools where you both can kick back and relax. For a couples’ massage, visit the spa and come back to your room completely energized. The resort has a gym, treatment rooms and a golf course as well. Prices start at $263 per night.
Le Blanc Spa Resort
The award-winning adults-only Le Blanc Spa Resort is brimming with deluxe treatments and luxurious amenities. From lagoon-style pools and spas to wide terraces and plush rooms, the hotel allows you to spend your holiday in splendor. The price is on a steep side; starting at $785 per night. However, if you have a good budget, the price is worth it!
Other top-rated luxury resorts geared towards honeymooners include Secrets The Vine Cancun, Marriott Resort and Krystal Urban.
Excellence Playa Mujeres – A Honeymoon package at Excellence is complimentary with your stay and includes an arrival fit for royalty with rose petals, wine, and fruits. During your stay, you can enjoy one special romantic dinner, Champagne breakfast in bed and discounts on spa treatments.
If you stay at the “Excellence Club” for a minimum of 7 nights or pay the difference of $600, you also receive a 40-minute spa ritual and a private beachfront dinner one evening, where you will find a romantic rose petal bath ready for you when you return as part of the Excellence Honeymoon Package.
Secrets Playa Mujeres Golf and Spa Resort – The adults-only hideaway is a dream come true for honeymooners. With utmost privacy and swim-out suites, the lavish resort allows you to indulge with a dose of luxury. The package is for $989 pp.
Secrets Maroma Beach – Enjoy luxury all-inclusive amenities at Secrets Maroma Beach. Newlyweds enjoy a few extra benefits including fruit and sparkling wine on arrival, breakfast in bed with mimosas.
Budget-friendly Honeymoon Hotels
In Cancun, there are dozens of affordable hotels that won’t leave a hole in your wallet. For couples, the following are the best accommodations as they offer amenities and respect privacy.
Marriott Cancun Resort – The resort is located directly on the water and has a luxury spa, pools and delicious restaurants. Rooms start at $150 per night.
The Royal Islander – Starting around $140, this resort is right on the water and next to the 5 star The Royal Carribean resort which you will have access to. Perfect to have a budget-friendly honeymoon resort with luxury and romantic experiences next door.
Krystal Urban Cancun Hotel – If you really want to save money in Cancun, you can stay downtown. You won’t be beachside, but rooms will start around $70 and you can easily take a taxi to get to the beach.
Things to Know
- Cancun is HOT. Wear loose and breathable cotton clothes.
- Make sure your shoes are comfortable! Be it beaches or the resort, you will have to walk quite a lot.
- The local currency is the Mexican peso. While USD, Sterling, Euros and Canadian dollars are easily exchanged, you may want to carry the local currency for your own convenience.
- Wear a good sunblock and keep a pair of shades.
- Take care of your tourist card that you receive upon arrival. You will have to return it during departure.
- Last but not the least, enjoy your honeymoon at Cancun to the fullest!
Another Option – A Carribean Honeymoon Cruise
Dress up in your favorite summery attire and get on a beautiful boat to cruise on a blue lagoon. There are several operators who offer great couples’ deals such as Carnival and Vacations to Go. You can either opt for a day-time cruise or a dinner one. During the cruise, engage in adventurous activities such as deep-sea fishing and snorkeling with your partner. Take in the panoramas of the ocean melting into the sky and the calm blue water, and as the sun sets, gaze at the glorious sundown together. Let’s not forget the food – devour succulent seafood freshly cooked in exotic spices. In short, a cruise is a perfect choice to enjoy the oceanic adventure.