Why We Recommend It:
It occupies a prime position in the heart of the city’s hotel district but remains somewhat elegant, refined, and surprisingly peaceful.
It also has possibly the best stretch of beach and water in the city and all rooms have ocean views.
Its enormous Gem Spa is well known in Cancun for its great array of modern facilities including a 10-step hydrotherapy circuit (treatments though are not included in your all-inclusive package).
Food and drink are excellent, and varied, at Grand Fiesta Americana Coral Beach, both buffet and a la carte.
It sees an eclectic mix of tourists: families with children, couples of all ages, singles, and groups of friends. It is a fun, friendly resort but, relatively speaking, not a place for rowdy nightlife.
Rooms & Suites:
They have a nice variety of suites here and the accommodation is designed so that all have balconies and ocean views.
All are very spacious too, with entry-level suites being a generous 560 sq. ft., and have king or queen-size beds as standard.
They also come with seating, study desks, and sofas, as well as tables and chairs on the balcony.
Bathrooms are a major highlight across the accommodation. They are spacious and elegant and come with double vanity sinks, deep soak bathtubs and, in the Master Suites, whirlpool baths.
All have air-conditioning, minibars, coffeemakers, toiletries, TVs with premium channels, and free Wi-Fi.
Unlike many all-inclusive resorts, there isn’t a huge amount of difference here between their entry-level and top-level accommodation. Not enough reason to splash out more we’d say.
If you’re a couple on a special romantic break though you could take a look at their ‘Infinite Ocean Front Honeymoon Master Suite.
It’s not the largest suite in the resort, some family suites are larger, but it is the most impressive with a giant private terrace and, as the name suggests, unrivaled views of the ocean and Isla Mujeres.
Food, Facilities & Things to Do:
Grand Fiesta Americana’s famous spa is a definite highlight but it also has some very nice restaurants, several bars including three pool bars and an elegant lobby bar, a whole host of water sports (as is quite standard though, motorized sports are not part of the all-inclusive), and a large modern fitness center overlooking the beach.
The food is great here. You can try fresh seafood and Mexican at the resort’s relaxed beach restaurant Isla Contoy, International and Mexican at the ocean view Viña del Mar, and AAA Five-Diamond, multi-course fine dining in the elegant Le Basilic venue (French & Mediterranean cuisine).
Then there is the lively and fun La Joya which does mainly upscale Mexican and has nightly live Mariachi bands as well as tequila tasting sessions amongst other entertainment.
The Gem Spa has a treatment menu longer than most with ten separate hydrotherapy treatments, an ice room, clay steam room, polar pool, whirlpool, sauna, aromatherapy steam room, and more.
There is also a full health and beauty salon with hairstyling, manicures, pedicures thrones, foot massages, etc.
Grand Fiesta Americana Coral Beach doesn’t have a lot of facilities specifically for children but families do very much enjoy the place.
The Coral Kidz Club is entertaining, and more educational than most with arts and crafts and Mexican cooking classes alongside sports and fun games.
This beach resort sits in a prime position in the Punta Cancun zone, surrounded by some of Mexico’s most well-known shopping malls, restaurants, and nightlife.
Despite that, and despite the size of the resort, it is generally rather peaceful. The waters at this end of the Hotel Zone are sheltered by Isla Mujeres and so are noticeably calm too.
If you’d like a closer look at the island, the ferry to Isla Mujeres is just a 5 minute walk away. Cancun International Airport is half an hour away by car.
Some Guest Reviews:
“The staff, service, and cleanliness were exceptional. The food and drinks were really good. A few times a week they’d set up a taco stand by the pool, or you could order lunch from your chair at the beach. We enjoyed our meals at all the restaurants. We really liked the beach… it was shallow quite a ways out into the surf and the sand was so soft. The pool was warm and there were three swim-up bars. We didn’t do any excursions since we’ve been to Mexico before. This was a great resort to lay on the beach or hang out in the pool and relax…..”
“My wife and I recently stayed at this resort. We decided to stay here for our honeymoon, and we are glad we did. First of all, this is one of the most beautiful resorts in the area, also it is very close to the strip. Second of all, the customer service here is amazing! The friendliness of the staff and the excellent service by the workers were really appreciated. I would like to give a special Thank You to all the members of the resort but especially to Edgar who explained everything to us about this place. Also, Juan from the poolside bar was amazing! The food quality was really good, we liked all the restaurants that they have. One of the main things I would like to suggest for the people planning to stay here is to bring change to tip the hard-working employees who are doing everything they can so that you can have a good time at the resort! We will definitely be coming back to this hotel!….”