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What We Love

  • An all-inclusive, adults-only Caribbean resort with seven restaurants, four bars and a theaterThe resort’s all-inclusive basis, keeping you well-fed and well-hydrated
  • The adults-only policy, meaning you can enjoy your beach escape in peace
  • The sheer amount of things to do here, from windsurfing and snorkeling to watching live theater

What To Know

  • WiFi is an additional $15 per day
  • Book an Ocean View room for optimal sunrises or a Lagoon View room for the best sunsets
  • Free shuttle service to sister property the Great Parnassus is available


  •  Bar
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap Accessible
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
  •  Spa
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An all-inclusive stay in a room with a lagoon view on a sprawling Caribbean beach resort for adults

The Lowdown

You can settle for a just-average Cancun vacation, or you can go for the gold. Wondering what “gold” even looks like in a city that’s not exactly known for its, well, subtlety? It looks a little something like seven restaurants, four bars and a live theater – something, in other words, like Golden Parnassus Resort & Spa. Never mind the beachfront property’s all-inclusive basis that will allow you to take advantage of everything above, on the house.
That’s right: This resort goes big. But it’s not just about flash and dazzle here, as the quality of service is just as golden, hence its TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence. Count on enthusiastic restaurant hosts who will happily seat you without a reservation, bartenders who will sign you up for on-site guacamole-making classes and performers at the theater’s shows who seriously know how to pump you up. And if you feel like downsizing from all that dining and drinking out, count on a helpful waiter to bring you room service, 24 hours a day.
Good to know
This property is adults-only, and guests must be over the age of 18 to stay here.


Deluxe rooms at Golden Parnassus are comfy abodes, each with a king or two double beds and a private balcony. You’ll have a view of Nichupte Lagoon pretty enough to compete for your attention with the shows or movies playing on your cable TV.


Hungry? Not for long, when you’ve got seven restaurants waiting to serve you whatever it is you crave. Find Italian, Japanese and Mexican specialties at oceanfront Paradise restaurant, or hit Shangri-La for a range of international flavors. Pier 12 and The Breeze share a marine theme, as well as a laid-back feel, with pasta in the first and seaside snacks in the second. You can also dine at a steakhouse or sushi joint, or take your breakfast, lunch or dinner in-room.When you’re thirsting for a cocktail or pint, with a snack, choose from a beer garden or sports bar, or grab a fruity drink on the beach or by the pool.


Treat yourself to a thermotherapy ritual or a Vitamin C wrap at the Spa at Golden Parnassus. This seaview spot specializes in super-sumptuous therapies, like lomi lomi and hot-stone massage, and many such treatments honor tradition, while incorporating unconventional ingredients; chocolate or royal jelly are two. Also available are salon treatments, including manicures, pedicures and even henna tattoos.


Golden Parnassus is set in Cancun’s Hotel Zone, which means you’re likely near any friends you might make at the popular local clubs, not to mention those nightlife spots themselves. If you stay, home, though, you won’t get bored very easily; you’re right on the beach (one of Cancun’s quieter ones), for starters. You’re also among a seaview pool, volleyball and tennis courts, water-sports equipment – including snorkels, windsurfs and kayaks – and a theater for live entertainment.

How to Get There

Golden Parnassus Resort & Spa -Adults Only- All Inclusive
Blvd. Kukulcan Km. 14.5, Retorno San
Cancun, 77500 Mexico

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What an amazing 11 nights we have had!!! Absolutley brilliant time. Met some great people, had the best of craic and will definitely be back next year. Food was great in all of the restaurants, but what really made our holiday were the staff. Every single member of your staff are an assett to the hotel, in particular the Entertainment crew!! Thanks for a cracking vacation and see you next year!

Wonderful Place and People

I loved staying at this Resort!! Me and my wife and friends was very well treated from first day to last we want to go back soon !! My favor restaurant there was the Asian restaurant they have!! Wonderful food
The staff was always very friendly!! I can’t remember all their name but Jesus Sumo,Gaspar,Noah was very fun, professional and Great to talk. We had alot fun at pool with the staff for the entertainment!! Thank you Golden Parnassus I will be back :)

Really noisy commotion at odd (night time) hours on our floor

Our room was good - standard I would say - they were exactly as the photographs show, which is a good thing. The food is good, though the buffet restaurant was only available for breakfast during our stay (October 15th - 22nd). There was plenty to drink as well, if you are that inclined. The staff are very, very friendly, and Silberto, Noe, along with other staff, made our stay really worthwhile. The only downside of our stay were the loud fights that kept us awake on 3 different nights of our stay (we stayed on the 6th floor). On the second occasion, the fight was in the room next to ours and the wall next to our bed was actually shaking! It was scary. The next morning when we inquired, we were told two guests were fighting but one of them had been asked to leave. Unfortunately, it happened one more time on the other side of the floor, but no less louder than the previous. Those were really unsettling episodes that made us decide never to stay there again if we went back.