Modern, serene, and elegant rooms all have private, ocean-view balconies
Big marble bathrooms with deep soaking tubs and separate showers
Luxe, classical European decor in common areas
Two ocean-view swimming pools and a hot tub, surrounded by loungers
Fine-dining and casual dining options include Mexican and sushi spots
Full-service spa, well-equipped fitness center, and exercise classes for a fee
Tcean-view pools, excellent food, beachfront casitas, and live entertainment
Attentive and personalized service aside, the Ritz-Carlton Cancun has details down pat. Certainly the highlight is direct access to the beautiful beach with powdery soft sand and turquoise waters. Loungers and umbrellas line the beach and cabanas are available for a fee. Overlooking the ocean are two swimming pools -- one much larger than the other -- and a small hot tub. Shaded sunbeds are available here, but some past guests have complained of insufficient pool attendants.
A full-service spa has a detoxifying sauna and typical treatments like massages and facials, plus, with a Vichy steam room and showers and variant temperature plunge pools, it's especially equipped for water ritual treatments. Although not large, a gym is well-equipped with modern machines and free weights. Tennis courts and group exercise classes such as yoga and salsa are available for a fee. Guests can also participate in the release of baby turtles at certain times. In addition to a kids' club full of daily activities and adventures, the hotel has a special menu just for kids' tastes (including healthy options). Baby amenities such as baby soaking tubs, cribs, changing tables, and bottle warmers are all available.
Local bands play certain evenings in the lobby lounge, where there is also a piano, but entertainment is largely relaxed. The lobby lounge is an upscale yet casual bar setting where customers have their choice of cocktails and freshly prepared sushi. Other restaurants include the gourmet dinner spot, Fantino, which is popular for its Mediterranean fare and tasting menu), and more casual eateries El Cafe Mexicano and the pool/beachside Caribe Bar and Grill. Club Level guests are invited to special chef's table tastings, as well as to the Club Lounge with a revolving variety of beverages.