A sleek, stylish hotel with all the trappings of a large resort – but a secluded beach hangout vibe.
Haven Riviera Cancun is an another-level beachfront hangout looking out over the Caribbean Sea. A ribbon of sugar-white sand trails along the coastline, lapped by startlingly clear water the colour of topaz. The cleverly designed retreat exudes a surprisingly intimate vibe: lush tropical gardens wrap around four swimming pools, a spa, five restaurants and a cluster of suites, some of which tumble down to the flour-soft sands. All of the suites come with a private terrace, outdoor hot tub and Mexican-influenced interiors – hand-woven rugs, patterned cushions and a smattering of wall art.
Pick a Junior Suite Garden View for a tranquil hangout with lush views, or a Romance Junior Suite Swim-Out Partial Ocean View for direct access to the shared swim-out which looks out over the ocean – perfect for honeymooners. Upgrade to the Serenity Club for the best oceanfront digs and a multitude of perks: butler service, access to Serenity Club Lounge, VIP treats and use of the spa’s water journey experience (sauna, steam rooms, hamman) and pool circuit. You’ll also get an additional complimentary green fee at El Tinto Golf Course at Cancun Country Club and a snorkelling tour.
Foodies will love the gourmet offering – from the deli-style Flavours Marketplace and Mexican steakhouse Agua Bendita, to the grilled seafood at Vora Mar, Asian Fusion plates at Satsu and Mediterranean classics at Olios. Despite the number of restaurants and bars, you’ll rarely have to queue for a table – the hotel is ‘small’ in Riviera Maya terms.
Hugging the shores of a sugar-white beach, 15 minutes from Cancún
Good to know
Guests over 18 are welcome at this resort. Minimum stay: 4 nights 15-18 Feb and 27-31 Dec; 3 nights at other times.
333 rooms and suites
• Cycle or jog among the mangrove-fringed nature trails • Grab a crowd and sign up for beach volleyball • Go kayaking in search on the region’s rich marine life • Stretch it out with a relaxing yoga session.
6 restaurants, 9 bars and lounges
All Inclusive • Breakfast at Flavours • Lunch at Vora Mar or Vistas Snack Bar • Dinner at Flavours, Agua Bendita, Olios, Vora Mar or Satsu • Selected drinks at the bars and cabaret • Snacks and drinks at the coffee bar and three snack bars • Personalised minibar restocked once a day • Scuba dive try out in the pool (subject to availability) • Land sports • Yoga, spirit tasting and cooking classes.
*Denotes local charge