img_0735By:Emily Rose

Cancun, a college spring break destination? At the luxurious JW Marriott Cancun Resort & Spa, you’d never guess. Infinity pools, Balinese-style beachfront lounges, and an ocean view suite makes this destination a very grown-up getaway. At this resort & spa, find private, white-sand beaches in the center of the hotel zone. Enjoy the morning breeze from a private balcony while looking out at the vibrant blue waters of the Caribbean. The hotel, situated between Laguna Nichupte and the ocean, offers direct access to the beach as well as several pools. Before arriving, guests have the capability to digitally pre-book a Bali bed – a full-service cabana directly on the sand. Our favorite moments at the JW Marriott included sipping margaritas in the shade while watching the sun set over calm ocean waters.


For those who get a bit antsy on the beach, there’s plenty to explore beyond the beach itself. The resort offers sailing, scuba diving, snorkeling and water sports – all available through the property’s dedicated concierge. If you’re a history buff, the JW Marriott is a quick trip away from the ruins of Chichen Itza & Tulum. Rich in Mayan History, Chichen Itza is an excellent day-trip destination – the tower of El Castillo, one of the new seven wonders of the world, is a must-visit in the region. Alternatively, Tulum has become a popular resort & lifestyle destination, as well as an archaeological landmark. Built on the coast, exploring the ruins in the morning can be a way to beat the heat and enjoy the natural beauty of the Mayan Riviera.


Back at the resort, enjoy a bite at one of the 9 restaurants on-property – with offerings spanning from steakhouses, to Italian, to Thai. Gustino Italian Grill, the most formal of the resort’s dining options, is a truly special experience. Delicious homemade pizzas, a wide variety of pasta, and an impressive selection of wine make for a satisfying meal in a sophisticated setting. In keeping with the local culture, the JW Marriott offers a Mayan-inspired spa facility. Appointments are required, so speak to the concierge or call in advance of your stay. Relax with a soothing massage, work up a sweat in a variety of fitness classes, or rejuvenate with a luxurious facial. The spa is situated with beautiful views, and a highly experienced staff of aestheticians. Cancun is truly a timeless getaway for any discerning traveler – and the JW Marriott Cancun Resort & Spa offers a unique and unforgettable way to experience this beautiful destination.



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