Luxury By The Sea in Cancun


September 22, 2022
Words by John Roark
Photos courtesy of Grand Fiesta Americana Coral Beach Cancun Share on FacebookShare on Twitter

Beach front view of hotel

Cancun has an undeserved reputation for being a party destination. Decades ago, thanks in part to programs such as MTV’s ‘The Real Cancun,’ spring break travelers represented a significant piece of the sunny city’s tourism pie. But today’s Cancun tells a different story, says Erika Mitzunaga, director of public relations at Grand Fiesta Americana Coral Beach Cancun All Inclusive Spa Resort. “The idea that Cancun is only a center for spring break partying is incorrect. That demographic makes up only a small fraction of our tourism,” she says. “Today, Cancun is definitely a family and couple’s destination.”

While the atmosphere in the peninsula town is always laid back and festive, you will also find what makes it a short-list destination: clear turquoise waters, beautiful beaches, moderate temperatures and endless activities on land and sea. With direct flights available from most U.S. hubs, it is an easy trip for couples, families and groups for beachy celebrations on an intimate or grand scale. Also in abundance: genuine Mexican hospitality.

Perched at the north end of the Yucatán Peninsulas most exclusive beach and only 20 minutes from Cancun International Airport, Grand Fiesta Americana Coral Beach is one of the first resorts built in Cancun. This longevity not only speaks of the resorts ability to survive and thrive. Its design, impeccable service and award-winning cuisine also became a model—and set the standard—for other resorts that followed.

Grand Fiesta Americana Coral Beachs tenure in the city offers a distinct advantage for planning your getaway. We make it easy for couples who want a destination wedding but are not sure how to go about it,” Mitzunaga says. Bespoke offerings include in-house floral and photography, as well as a full salon with hair and makeup services at the propertys legendary 40,000-square-foot state-of-the-art Gem Spa. Longstanding affiliations with the citys most-trusted wedding vendors save you from making costly guesses and hoping you are choosing well. Every recommended company has been meticulously vetted through years of relationship-building and accountability. 

The resorts policy of only one wedding or celebration per day means your event is entirely yours, with a dedicated team behind you doing whatever it takes to ensure that everything runs smoothly. We take care of the details, large and small, so that you can relax and enjoy yourselves,” says Mitzunaga.

In addition to white-glove personalized attention leading up to and during your special day, Grand Fiesta Americana Coral Beach Cancún sets itself apart from other area accommodations.

  • The property became all-inclusive in 2020 but forget what you think that concept means and indulge in a “luxury without limits” stay. “Infinite Club” privileges include private check-in, executive concierge service, priority restaurant reservations and personalized resort experiences.
  • While all of Cancun’s beaches are public, Grand Fiesta Americana Coral Beach’s location offers what is inarguably the area’s most secluded shores. All accommodations are beachfront suites and feature private balconies and picture-perfect views of the Caribbean Sea.
  • Onsite gourmet dining offers some of Cancun’s most celebrated gastronomic venues, including AAA Five Diamond French Mediterranean and authentic Mexican cuisine. Don’t miss The Table, an unforgettable interactive 12-course dinner with wine and spirit pairings set amid an immersive time-traveling video-mapped presentation of the history of Mayan culture that unfolds as you dine.

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