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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


4.0 Very Good 8325 Reviews
Happy Honeymooners!

Our first trip to Mexico and our first resort, we did not want to leave!

We were immediately greeted and offered a beverage! We were taken up to our room shortly after! The rooms are simple and a bit outdated, but each day were cleaned and left looking spotless!

We experienced great service from the moment we walked in. We felt at home right away and the staff took the time not just to serve us but get to know us a little bit! We were a little bummed and not prepared for the attire needed for one of the restaurants. (Pro tip-Bring pants and closed toes shoes for one of the restaurants! )We also had a great experience booking with AquaWorld during our stay! Great information and help right near the pool!

Be prepared to meet great staff and have a wonderful time! Shoutout to Jose and Fernando at the Tiki Bar, Noe at Paradise Restaurant, and Martin and Rosa with entertainment staff! They were constantly on the lookout for us each day and made sure we were taken care of!

Definitely plan to return in the future!

Family trip

Check in -
I had a decent time at this resort but perhaps they can use a few improvements. Let me first start with check in. Do not book an early flight because their check in is exactly at 3pm. We stayed up the entire night being that we had to be at the airport by 4am. We arrived at the resort around 11:30. They sat us down and said our room will be ready at 2pm. I approached guillermo and he said he would check and never got back to me. We ended up waiting till 3pm with no A/C in their lobby. Front receptionist were not attentive to us as I read other people commenting. I can most definitely advise to bring swimsuits with you and enjoy the beach while you wait.

If you request a king size in advance, please let them know. My BF and I ended up with double beds, (they’re twin/full size), very small to sleep comfortably.

Food + Water
The buffet was delicious! We absolutely enjoyed it. Sofonia at the Asian restaurant was amazing. She treated us very well. The Mariachi night was very nice as well. Getting water was a bit frustrating in the beginning. The resort is all inclusive but you get two water bottles a day; (they’re very little). If you wanted more, they have gift shops or you’d order with room service and pay. I’d very much advise to take a filtered bottle and refill as much as you can.

Overall, It was an okay seven day stay.

Do not hesitate book now

We just returned from a 16 night stay and I must say I’ve been going to this same hotel for 30 years, long before it was the parnassus and this new owner has really produced a hit. Clean,fun,great food, and the service is beyond comprehension.

Check in is so simple, you can get started with your vacation immediately, and the staff is trained to the highest degree, most speak more than Spanish and their main concern is your enjoyment, they knock them selves out for you.

Some of the staff members that made our stay better than any other visit were Daniel, Noe, Oscar, Gameliel, Jesus, Jimmy, and Gasper in the paradise buffet, they can not do enough for you, and the breakfast is amazing.

The entertainment staff really try hard to make your stay fun whether you participate or not, very comical and fabulous shows nightly in the theater, all included in your stay.

In the pier the menu changes enhance your stay with some really fantastic dishes, ask Jose to make your dessert for you, he has some fantastic ideas.

Shang gra la is a perfect spot to celebrate life with finer dining and Daniel makes things special with a mayan coffee, Juan Carlos will decorate your table for any occasion you are celebrating, we had an anniversary and a 60th birthday with them, don’t forget to tip the staff, a little goes a long way and although tipping is included I’m sure you will agree the entire staff deserves a little extra, trust me you’ve never seen anyone work as hard and just keep smiling.

The old barn is a fun atmosphere and Elias is the greatest, his giggles will make you smile and his service is outstanding, we also had the privilege of being served by Benjamin, another perfect evening.

I’ve seen many changes take place at this resort but the ones this owner is implementing are the best by far. Don’t hesitate BOOK NOW!