BREATHLESS RIVIERA CANCUN RESORT & SPA
My husband and I had the pleasure of visiting the new Breathless Riviera this January. It is a fairly new upscale resort that tries to appeal to a younger trendy crowd. The average patron age seemed to be about 30-45.
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Let’s start with the pro’s...
You will be hard pressed to find a more beautiful resort! The resort has a modern, sleek, clean, trendy and upscale feel. Clean white lines and glass, infinite pools with views of the ocean. One of which has a literal unobstructed view with a clear acrylic ledge.
The waves are calm but the beach (sand) area is long, narrow and rocky so we didn’t spend much time there. The 3 large pools and 2 Jacuzzi pools made up for it. They are all large beautiful and well staffed.
There are several a la carte restaurants with their own specialty (Italian, French, Pan-Asian, Mexican, Mediterranean, and Japanese) None of which require a reservation unless you want the hibachi experience at the Japanese restaurant. FYI, men you will need to bring a pair of pants as most of the restaurants have a dress code and do not allow shorts. There is also a 24 buffet which we frequented most often for obvious reasons. The quality of food really impressed me as most buffets usually seem to be the worst of the worst. The bartenders can make any drink and top shelf alcohol flows freely which is a nice bonus.
The staff here is very friendly and always willing to help regardless of whether it is their job or not...they will work to find you the answer and/or the help you need.
Maid service comes around 3 times a day so no matter what time you leave your room it will be cleaned at some point.
There is always some sort of entertainment going on during the day in the “party pool”: Foam parties, dance lessons, soccer, beach volleyball and pool games. If you want some quiet time the farthest of the pools is the “quiet area” It has a lot of water mattresses and gazebos where you can lounge and catch some zzz’s. There are also a few fire pits, a Jacuzzi and bar to grab drinks.
The best part is that there are so many options available for nightlife. The purple roof top lounge is absolutely gorgeous with a view of the entire resort, a hookah bar with swings and an open air bar. There are nightly shows in the theatre as well as a nightclub open until 3 am.
So let’s move on to the cons...
To get to the resort you have to drive down a treacherous 2 mile stretch in your shuttle bus. We’re talking 4 foot potholes, craters and hills surrounded by swamp. If they offer an ATV excursion they may as well do it there. It was a definite deterrent as to why we chose not to venture off the resort and explore the local area around it.
We ordered room service for one meal every day and EVERY. DAY. THEY. GOT. IT. WRONG.
The slogan of the resort is “welcome to the party” and I think their idea of party means dance music. All day, every day. I have nothing against dance music but it would be nice to hear a variety. You will get some relief if you go to the nightclub which will throw in some top 40 but if your partying at the pool during the day it’s Jersey Shore fist bump 24/7.
Overall we both had an amazing time. The quality of resort is great for the price and yes...I would consider visiting again :)