5 Best Lazy River Hotels In Cancun, Mexico - Updated 2024

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Cancun is a top world destination for beach-goers. Also known as “The Mexican Carribean,” thousands of vacationers flock each year to this place to experience pristine shores and fine white sand, as well as the world-class service of Cancun’s beachfront hotels. With the coastal city’s lovely tropical climate, soaking in the sun is one of the perfect things to do when in Cancun. So, book some Viator tours and check out some of the best lazy river hotels in Cancun!

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) Superhost status, recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and amenities. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on July 19, 2024.

1. El Dorado Royale, a spa resort by Karisma (from USD 455)

El Dorado Royale is a 4.5-star lazy river resort. El Dorado Royale is within the vicinity of Maroma Beach and Dr. Alfredo Barrera Marin Botanical Garden. Recommended for couples and honeymooners, this all-inclusive resort boasts of private pools and deck-front access to the lazy river. Take advantage of the sunbeds and don’t forget to relax at the hammock forest! It is an adults-only destination where romantic outdoor beach weddings can also be held.

The resort offers the convenience of an airport shuttle. Each room comes with access to a hot tub. A bathrobe is provided. After you enjoy the tub, use the hairdryer to freshen up before visiting one of 11 dining options. Relax with a drink from the mini-bar in your room, or enjoy one of the four bars on the property.

“We are here for our honeymoon. They have been treating us excellent. Lots of places to find food and drinks.” — Miranda

El Dorado Royale, Gourmet All Inclusive by Karisma

Address: Km 45 Carretera Cancun, Tulum Kantenah, Maroma, Playa del Carmen, QROO, MEX, 77710
21.13 km (13.2 mi) from Martina Beach Club

Snack bar Nightclub/DJ Special diet menus (on request) Cashless payment available Garden Room service Delivered food is securely covered Stand-up comedy

2. El Dorado Casitas Royale by Karisma (from USD 532)

Nestled in a secluded area of Playa del Carmen, a luxurious experience awaits guests at El Dorado Casitas Royale by Karisma. The casitas, meaning “small houses,” are equipped with luxury facilities such as an outside shower, a hot tub, and a terrace with access to the lazy river. It is a popular destination for couples and also renowned for its pleasant hotel grounds and friendly service.

When you stay at El Dorado Casitas Royale, you may access the property’s Bonanza Ranch. Take the opportunity to go on a tour through the Maya forests on horseback as well as checking out the various souvenirs to answer the question of what to buy. Afterward, relax at one of the 10 swim-up bars, or head to the lounge bar before dining at one of 10 restaurants. This Cancun resort with lazy river offers airport shuttles or free parking.

“A sense of calm came over me as we arrived at our casita. The landscaping is beautiful.” — Kris

El Dorado Casitas Royale, Gourmet All Inclusive by Karisma

Address: Km 45, Carretera Cancun - Tulum, Riviera Maya, Playa del Carmen, QROO, MEX, 77710
21.71 km (13.5 mi) from Martina Beach Club

Shuttle service (additional charge) Currency exchange Swimming pool Special diet menus (on request) Restaurant Adult only Business centre Non-smoking rooms

3. Flamingo Cancun Resort (from USD 475)

Flamingo Cancun Resort is as good as it gets. It is a beachfront hotel and is only 20 minutes away from Cancun’s city center! Some of the rooms have the best view of the Caribbean Sea. Flamingo has oceanfront pools and, of course, a mini lazy river! The hotel is ideal for all kinds of travelers, even families with small children, giving them a sense of playing in a theme park. The playroom and playsets by the beach will surely keep your little ones occupied. Consider booking your stay at this four-star resort hotel.

Flamingo Cancun All Inclusive

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: Boulevard Kukulcán Kilometer 11 Zona Hotelera
62.4 km (38.8 mi) from Martina Beach Club

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Fitness centre Golf course (within 3 km)

4. Cabanas Ek Balam

Renowned as an eco-hotel, Cabanas Ek Balam offers a total of 12 guestrooms, an on-site restaurant, and an array of recreational amenities ideal not just for adventurers and thrill-seekers but for families as well and some of these things can be done on a budget of less than 100 USD. Guests can spend time at the lazy river and at the water park and then relax at the spa tub afterwards. There is also a coffee shop/cafe where you can purchase refreshments. Book your stay at Cabanas Ek Balam, one of the best Cancun hotels with lazy river.

“The pictures do not do this place justice. It is a beautiful jungle setting with parrots and stars.” — Jessica

Cabanas Ek Balam

Address: Camino Antiguo al Sitio Arqueologico Ek Balam
116.24 km (72.3 mi) from Martina Beach Club

5. Hotel Maya del Carmen (from USD 55)

With its proximity to the pristine beaches and to the lively entertainment district, Hotel Maya del Carmen is an ideal vacation destination for fun-loving travelers — whether going solo or joining a big group, you’ll get the feeling similar to going to a party boat. Various recreational opportunities are offered on-site, including a health club, an outdoor pool, and a lazy river. Feel like having barbecue for dinner? Take advantage of the BBQ facilities and enjoy your meal in the garden! There is also a nearby golf course, and in case you’re up for some historical sightseeing, Mayan ruins of Tulum National Park is just a 45-minute drive away.

Hotel Maya del Carmen provides a television for your entertainment and a private bath for your comfort. The rooms are air-conditioned so you keep your cool after a swim in the pool. Each room has a balcony where you can relax. Guests enjoy the convenience of airport shuttles and the non-smoking rooms. Ask them about taking your pets, as it is possible to do so. Cable TV’s provided for your entertainment, and free WiFi is found in public areas. Consider staying at this hotel in Mexico with a lazy river!

“Friendly staff, nice swimming pool, coffee and basic breakfast (cereal, toast), good place if you are on a budget.” — Judith

Hotel Maya del Carmen

Wifi Available

Address: Avenida 10 y calle 40
549 meters (0.4 ft) from Martina Beach Club

Parking 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Garden Terrace Non-smoking rooms Airport shuttle Family rooms Free parking

It is all about the lazy rivers in Cancun

What better way to maximize your paradisiac stay in Mexico than enjoying your hotel’s outdoor recreational facilities? Sit back, relax, and go with the flow of the lazy river of your hotel in Cancun!

Disclosure: Trip101 selects the listings in our articles independently. Some of the listings in this article contain affiliate links.


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