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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 7958 Reviews
Great week at the Golden Parnassus
Reviewed 3 hours ago

From the staff to the food and cleanliness of this property it was all good. If a smaller resort is what your looking for this is your place. The staff goes above and beyond to make you feel welcomed. Try walking through the lobby without seeing someone washing or wiping down walls and windows.The food choices is also a great attraction, something for everyone.their were plenty of pool chairs and the beach is fantastic. I would definitely return to the Golden Parnassus.

Reviewed 3 hours ago

Great place, staff and nice people staying here! Sunny and warm. The staff can't do enough to make your stay perfect. The spa is awesome. I highly recommend the couples massage! My tip would be to bring lots of small bills for tips.

No A/C, rooms could hear all the partying at bars, wifi not included in all inclusive!
Reviewed 1 day ago

No A/C in hotel room. Hotel room could hear all the partying at bars into the am, wifi not included in all inclusive! Restaurant that served sushi was a joke, half of the California roll had only rice and seaweed and nothing else.

Winter getaway
Reviewed 1 day ago

We just spent 1 week at this resort and the staff was amazing. The size for an adults only resort was perfect. Maria never forgot what drinks we were having and Martin kept us laughing. The resort was very clean and we found there to be plenty of choices for meals. If there is anything they do it would be to put a bar fridge in the rooms, and maybe some comfy balcony furniture. 24/7 room service is great and when pre ordering breakfast it arrived right on time. We will be going back again. Picture is a view from our room.

We will for sure be coming back!
Reviewed 1 day ago

My wife and I made our first out of country trip to the Golden Parnassus and it blew away every expectation we had. Food, drinks, entertainment, and staff were all amazing. Being adults only and such a small resort is what really sold us on booking this trip and we will for sure be going back next year. The bartenders were hilarious and always remembered what we were drinking and often had refills ready before our current drink was even finished.
Pay the extra and get the waterfront view though, we upgraded from lagoon view and have no regrets paying the extra money.

1 con would be if you like to go to bed early (before midnight) and are a light sleeper maybe bring ear plugs. The indoor bar is open late and the sounds tends to echo and is pretty loud inside your room.

Room 222 had the most amazing view.