A few weeks ago, the FamTrav Grammy and I set off for a long weekend to check out two new Hilton all-inclusive properties in Riviera Maya: Hilton Tulum and Hilton Cancun.
While we enjoyed both properties, Hilton Tulum was the distinct winner for me. Everything about the property is stunning. It’s remote location is sandwiched between the beach and the jungle, my favorite combination. The grounds are lush and dotted with wildlife. The design boasts a modern aesthetic which compliments the setting. The pools are sleek and sexy, and there is beach access for swimming.
The resorts consists of a main building and six casas with 735 rooms. No worries, there is a shuttle to help you get around. We stayed in an Ocean View Club Room 2-Queen Suite. As gorgeous as this room is, my favorite part was hearing the waves crash against the shore. See the room tour here:
Ocean View Club Room 2-Queen Suite
As Enclave Club Level Guests, our room was located in Casa 1, closest to the main building. We also enjoyed a private check-in in the Enclave Lounge, and a concierge team to assist us with whatever we required. Other benefits include an exclusive pool with lounge seating, and dedicated wellness and fitness activities.
There are multiple dining venues with various types of cuisine on property, including Chiringuito Cocomar – a seafood snack bar – exclusive to Enclave guests. I highly recommend the seafood ceviche! I also highly recommend Maxal, the Mexican restaurant, for the cuisine and décor. The walls and overhead lights are lined with the same material used to make the palapas in the area. So it gives off a deliciously earthy smell.
Casa 6 is home to the Kids Club and Teens Club. Kids Club hosts organized activities for the littles. There is an indoor playroom and splash pool. The Teens Club is a gamer’s paradise. But outside is where the area shines!
Hilton Tulum’s location opens up many more excursion opportunities for guests than if they were staying in the Cancun Hotel Zone up north. Visits to the ruins are much more manageable timewise, along with unique activities. I’ll dedicate a post to our excursion of choice, but here are some I recommend for the area. Filter by Playa del Carmen, Puerto Morelos, and Tulum.
We ended our stay at Hilton Cancun in the Cancun Hotel Zone. Situated on 100 acres of Mayan coastline, this secluded property is chock full of great dining and entertainment options in a smaller footprint than Hilton Tulum.
This property is a 20-minute ride to the airport making it an ideal way to end a split stay and not have to wake up before dawn for an airport transfer.
Hilton Cancun Ocean View King Room
From this room, I had the most amazing views of the mangrove preserve and beach. And the sunrises from the balcony were spectacular!
Hilton Cancun offers 12 dining experiences, including 5 specialty restaurants. Some of the restaurants are featured at both properties. My favorite here is Auma, the steakhouse. A second favorite is not a restaurant, but the ice cream and candy bar La Churreria. 🙂
Like Hilton Tulum, Hilton Cancun has a Kids Club and Teens Club with daily activities. There is nightly entertainment, and special holiday events.
Hilton Cancun has a whopping 68,000 sq. ft. indoor-outdoor convention center, perfect for incentive groups, corporate retreats, and even weddings. Other spaces include an amphitheater and wedding pavilion.
Excursions from the Cancun Hotel Zone are plentiful. Snorkeling and sightseeing tend to be most popular. Here are some I recommend for the area:
Be sure to check back for a detailed review of our excursion!
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