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What We Love

  • The Meridien Suite rate includes daily breakfast
  • Three-tier infinity pool
  • Views of the Caribbean Sea and Laguna Nichupté
  • Treatments at Spa del Mar
  • The beach is a short stroll away
  • Children’s Penguin Club

What To Know

  • A new building is under construction next to the hotel
  • Ten minutes from downtown Cancun
  • The restaurants are a bit pricey
  • Aioli's furniture was just updated and the lobby bar is undergoing renovations through December 15, 2011; the hotel expects to debut two new restaurants in February 2012
  • WiFi is an extra $20/day
  • Popular with Europeans and families — no spring break crowds here
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Overview

The Review

Le Meridien Cancun is geographically blessed. The sparkling Caribbean Sea fans out from the resort, and the vast Laguna Nichupté sparkles on the resort’s inland side.

Rivaling these natural bodies of water is the resort’s three-tier infinity pool. Each level is kept at a different temperature. Yet another option is the bubbling Jacuzzi, which faces the sea. Poolside services are top-notch. Enjoy Caribbean cocktails — refreshed with wonderful alacrity — from your deck chair.

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What I particularly like about Le Meridien is that kids and adults are equally catered to. The well-run Children’s Penguin Club features an outdoor play area, a kiddie pool, and lively crafts and activities designed to introduce Mexican culture, including piñata-making and building sand castles on the beach. But the club also makes adults happy: You can leave the kids there in total peace of mind, and take off for a romantic afternoon.

Dining is varied. It’s all about fusion fare at Aioli, which serves Caribbean-influenced Italian cuisine. Afterward, enjoy a potent martini or bellini at the hip Rendezvous Lounge.

The aptly named Spa del Mar is where the resort really shines. Worth the visit in and of itself, the 15,000-square-foot spa consistently tops the “best” lists, with a whirlpool, 14 treatment rooms and a menu that includes a unique body wrap of sea plants and marine algae, and specialized massages. Or if you’d rather be more active while you’re admiring the surroundings, head to the clay tennis courts, which have Caribbean views.

How to Get There

Le Meridien Cancun Resort
Retorno del Rey
Cancun, 77500 Mexico