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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 7747 Reviews
Golden Parnassus. My home away from home!!
Reviewed 5 hours ago

Golden Parnassus. My home away from home!! its the best place i have ever stayed in cancun although its not a fancy hotel. its safe, clean and everybody just really loves everybody and its not a out of control swinging resort which i like. they try to keep it fun but civil.

Excellent service, great views, good food.
Reviewed 6 hours ago

The Golden Parnassus went far beyond our expectations.. Daniel Chan at the buffet was always courteous, Martin the bell boy was great, everyone... I never thought how much the employees at a resort could effect a trip, this was a prime example. They are great and we will be back!

Great Hotel
Reviewed 9 hours ago

Everything was great Food was good Employees was wonderful Hotel was very clean My room view was wonderful and beautiful My room was very clean The food was very well cooked A lot of friendly people Thank You for a wonderful Time

Great Service with infrastructure issues
Reviewed 1 day ago

Service is Fantastic throughout the resort. All of the staff members are doing their best to serve everyone at the resort. I can't speak highly enough about the service that staff provides to the guests.The resort is clean and staff are very quick to pick/clean up empty cups and plates that have been left around the resort. Located near the middle of the hotel zone. Felt very safe as there is a security guard that checks people and vehicles entering the premises as well as staff on the beach side casually checking that people at the resort have the bracelets that were provided to the guests. It's very easy to get to Aquaworld for a quick excursion and some of the third party partnered excursion venders will even include transportation to the excursion in the hotel zone. Note that they cannot provide transportation back to the hotel because they often don't know when you'll be done. So you'll either need to walk down the hotel zone strip or take the bus back.There is not much to see on the lagoon side rooms, especially if you are on the lower levels of the resort. The view of the lagoon is obscured by the Old Barn Restaurant, Tennis court, and then trees on the main street. The Ocean side view is beautiful.Most of the amenities are fantastic, the gym and outdoor pool and jacuzzi are great. The amenities that are not so great are the gender specific hot tubs, sauna, and steam room. They are relatively run down, and have no view. as a result no one uses them. Buffet and snack bar food is decent, but can become very repetitive quickly as it is nearly the same day to day. Some restaurants have issues with cooking meat to temp. We were served blue meat on multiple occasions. Service is great, but it feels like each restaurant is constantly understaffed. Which can make it feel like you are getting bad service, as wait staff needs to accommodate so many tables.Issues: one of our room smelled like wet towels, sheets were damp on the first night (Possibly from humidity). The toilet plumbing was extremely loud after each flush. Another room had a leaky AC unit that made a large puddle in the opening of the room. We were given a towel to drape there to absorb the drippings. The last room had the supply line of the toiler burst and flood their room. They were prompt to fix the issue, but offered no recourse and no room change. Overall, it was still a great value with the inconveniences. They are in need of updating their rooms, some amenities, and plumbing.

birthday vacation!
Reviewed 1 day ago

Hotel was in a great location, 10mins can ride from downtown and 20-30mins from excursions sites. Food was okay, could’ve been better. Staff was very friendly and helpful. Only person who didn’t really seem to care was the only guy at the front desk when we checked in or out. Don’t remember his name. Overall, we had a nice time at the pool and bar.