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Gran Melia Cancun
Cancún, MexicoEnter your email address and zip code for pricing and availability
Why Stay At Gran Melia Cancun
Picturesque beaches and impressive architecture aside, the Gran Meliá is set just five minutes from Cancún's top shopping and family-style entertainment.
Unique among the cookie-cutter resorts populating the city's Hotel Zone, Gran Meliá Cancún is modeled after the ancient Mayan temples of the Yucatán Peninsula. Backed by the Caribbean Sea, the beachfront resort comprises five pyramids, each decorated with tropical vegetation and a sky-lit garden atrium. The 678 guest rooms are furnished in mostly neutral tones with bright orange accents and private terraces overlooking the Caribbean or the Nichupté Lagoon. The property also includes a spa, a nine-hole golf course, and three pools surrounded by thatched-roof daybeds where you can savor the specialty Meliá Cancun cocktail, made with coconut milk, melon, vodka, and fresh-squeezed orange juice. Eight dining options serve a variety of cuisines, ranging from Mexican to Mediterranean.
Try the balancing massage at the YHI spa, which takes its cues from an ancient Mayan recipe that includes sweet basil, eucalyptus, and rosemary.
Shoppers, take note: Five minutes from the hotel, Plaza Caraco is known for its handmade leather goods and Plaza Flamingo stocks local crafts made by artisans from the Yucatán Peninsula.
Arrive at Cancún International Airport (CUN) which is approximately 10 miles from the resort. Anticipate about 20 minutes of travel time.Boulevard Kukulcán, Km 16.5, Cancún, Mexico
Hotel FeaturesBack to Top Property Amenities
- 9-hole Golf Course
- 3 Outdoor Pools
- Sun Deck
- Spa Treatments
- Wellness Center
- Fitness Center
- Beauty Treatments
- Garden Atriums
- Private Balconies
- High Speed Internet
- Flat screen 32" TVs
- In-room Safes
- Direct dial Telephones
- Rain Showers
- Luxury Bath Amenities
- Hair Dryers
- Radio Alarm Clocks
- Turn Down Service
- Irons + Ironing Boards
- Mini Bars
- Coffee Makers
- 8 Restaurants
- 4 Bars + Lounges
- Swim-up Bar
- Beach Bar
- Wine Cellar
- Coffee Shop
- 24-hour In-room Dining
Why We Love Cancún
What was once a spring breaker's go-to destination for debauchery has become the gateway to Mexico's tony Riviera Maya. Beyond the powder-sand beaches and watersports galore are low-key restaurants and cafés, as well as easily accessible archeological wonders like Tulum.
Dinner for two $24.
Where to Drink: There are more than 100 different martinis on the menu at La Madonna, a longtime favorite among the international set.
Kukulcán Blvd., Km 12.5.
Drinks for two from $22.
Best Day Tour: About 90 minutes south of Cancun, adventure seekers can dive among the turquoise waters and age-old stalactite and stalagmite formations of the Cenotes Dos Ojos. On the way back, stop by the Pre-Columbian pyramid El Castillo, in Tulum.
Tours from $75.
Why Go Now
May 17-19, 2012
Travesia Sagrada Maya Xcaret
In this recreation of a sacred Mayan ritual, some 150 participants wear traditional garb and race across the Caribbean Sea in replicas of Pre-Columbian canoes.
May 17-26, 2012
Cancun International Jazz Festival
A 10-day event that features global jazz greats such as Chick Corea, Gary Burton, Trombone Shorty, and Dianne Reeves.
Blvd. Kukulcán, Km 16.5.
June 15-17, 2012
Whale Shark Festival
The island of Isla Mujeres is home to the largest concentration of whale sharks in the world. Swim with the gentle giants—some of which grow up to 50 feet long—and join locals as they celebrate their culture with dance, music, and food.