Last week I was lucky enough to be one of the first travel writers to experience Hilton Cancun Mar Caribe formally known as Royal Uno All-Inclusive Resort & Spa. I gotta say they’ve knocked it out of the park with this beachfront property located in the world-famous Cancun Hotel Zone. Royal Uno Cancun

Sometimes when companies do a refresh like this on an older property it isn’t a huge difference but this just isn’t the case at Hilton Cancun Mar Caribe. They gutted it and completely redid it. The resort features an impressive array of amenities including two oversized pools, a children’s pool with a water play area, Alea Spa, watersports, a swim-up bar, and a beach bar with swings. The resort was extremely family-friendly. 

Kids Club Kids club at Royal Uno

The kids club was super clean and all the kids I saw in there playing appeared to be having a wonderful time. 

There is a mascot that floats around the resort. It typically makes an appearance in the lobby to keep kids entertained while families wait for their rooms. 

Cancool Family RoomRoyal Uno Cancun

There’s not much to this family Room but they do have an area for video games and movies, a pool table, and more.

Hilton Cancun Mar Caribe Rooms

Grand Suite at Royal Uno Resort in Cancun

Royal Uno is home to 540 rooms that are retro-decorated to remind you of old-school Cancun. All rooms and suites feature an open design, a private ocean-view terrace or balcony, queen or king-size beds, smart TV, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth speakers, a coffee maker, and a minibar. Some of the rooms have Nespresso machines. 

Equipped for a comfortable and relaxing stay, the suites feature an independent living and dining area, a tub and separate shower in the bathrooms plus a spacious terrace for those magical Caribbean sunrises. The Romance Suites also offer jacuzzis, and there are 13 ground-floor beachfront suites with plunge pools.

Spectacular BeachRoyal Uno Cancun beach

I was BLOWN away by the beach. It was perfect. The color of the ocean was mesmerizing, the beach was clean, and there was no seaweed! The hotel is in the hotel zone which basically only has nice beaches. I didn’t edit this photo, that’s exactly what it looks like! the waves were perfect and people were boogieboarding. 

PoolsPools around Royal Uno Cancun Resort

They say they have two pools and that is true. There are two main pools, but the adults-only Star bar has four pools and then there is an area overlooking the ocean that also has four pools. There are also a handful of super nice rooms that have plunge pools right outside their doors. I was super jealous that I didn’t have one. 

Restaurants at Hilton Cancun Mar Caribe

Royal Uno offers an exclusive dining experience with seven restaurants and bars serving international, Mexican, Italian, and Asian cuisine, a café, and a Grab & Go counter. They also have a couple of nice bars. Kids have a separate band that distinguishes that they are a minor and are not to be served at any of the bars. I appreciate this since I have a 15-year-old that everyone thinks is 22!

PalotintePalotinte at Royal Uno Resort

Mexican food! You cannot go to Mexico and not consume as much Mexican food as possible. They have a roaming taco cart serving tacos al pastor (my favorite), it’s a must! Make a reservation. Dress attire: Resort casual

MiamareMiamare at Royal Uno Cancun

This is an Italian restaurant and they are dishing up some delicious pastas, pizzas, and more.  Stir up some drinks alongside Royal Uno’s mixologist to learn a new cocktail recipe or two. They serve an aperitif made with aperol and juices that can only be found at this restaurant. It’s delicious so be sure to order one. Sadly, I cannot remember the name of it. Make a reservation. Dress attire: Resort casual

AoraAora restaurant at Royal Uno Cancun

Aora is the resort’s Asian restaurant serving dishes from Japan, China, Thailand, and India or Teppanyaki-style dishes. Your kids will love the Teppanyaki as they cook right in front of them and set things on fire! Make a reservation. Dress attire: Resort casual

Faro 32 Coffee Shop

Faro 32 Coffee Shop is the best place to grab some coffee and enjoy it with some cookies, pastries, ice cream, or crepes.

Star BarStar Bar at Royal Uno

Royal Uno’s rooftop bar serves crisp cocktails and fresh ceviche. This cool open-air bar is ideal for a Cancun afternoon taking in the sweeping vistas of the Caribbean blues. Plus, there are no kids allowed so it’s extremely quiet. 

Alea Spa

Alea Spa at Royal Uno The spa was absolutely delightful. They have a hydrotherapy with a steam/sauna, cold plunge pool, warm jacuzzi, hot jacuzzi, and some outdoor relaxation areas. I had a Swedish massage while I was there and it was so good I kept falling asleep. 

Fitness CenterFitness Center at Royal Uno

The fitness center was well-equipped. Free weights, weight machines, and cardio machines are available. There are foam rollers too. 

Recommended Attire

The climate in Cancun is semi-tropical, with an average yearly temperature of 78°F, which can rise to 95° in the summer. Comfortable casual attire for the day and casual resort wear for the evening is recommended. I did a terrible job packing, so be sure to pack your bag with the following:

  • Casual and dressy resort wear for the evening
  • Dry fit, lightweight pants, and long sleeve shirt
  • Bathing suit
  • Sunscreen and hat
  • Sandals and water shoes
  • Toiletries and personal medications
  • Sunglasses
  • Phone charger

For a more extensive list of things to pack check out Ultimate Mexico Packing List for All-Inclusive Beach Vacation.

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FAQs about Hilton Cancun Mar Caribe

  1. Where is Hilton Cancun Mar Caribe located? Hilton Cancun Mar Caribe is situated in the heart of the Cancun Hotel Zone, overlooking the Caribbean Sea. The address is typically provided on the hotel’s official website for accurate directions.
  2. What types of accommodations are available at Hilton Cancun Mar Caribe? The hotel offers a range of accommodations, including guest rooms and suites. Guests can choose from various room categories based on their preferences and needs.
  3. Is Hilton Cancun Mar Caribe a family-friendly resort? Yes, Hilton Cancun Mar Caribe is known for being family-friendly. It often provides amenities and services catering to families, such as kid-friendly pools, children’s activities, and family dining options.
  4. Are there dining options on-site at Hilton Cancun Mar Caribe? Hilton Cancun Mar Caribe typically features multiple on-site dining options, including restaurants offering a variety of cuisines. Guests can enjoy a mix of international and local flavors without leaving the resort.
  5. Does Hilton Cancun Mar Caribe have a beachfront location? Yes, Hilton Cancun Mar Caribe is usually located beachfront, providing guests with direct access to the beautiful sandy beaches of Cancun.
  6. What recreational activities are available at Hilton Cancun Mar Caribe? The resort often offers a range of recreational activities, including water sports, fitness facilities, spa services, and entertainment programs. Guests can enjoy a mix of relaxation and adventure during their stay.
  7. Is there a kids’ club at Hilton Cancun Mar Caribe? Hilton Cancun Mar Caribe offers a kids’ club providing supervised activities and entertainment for younger guests.
  8. Can guests host events or weddings at Hilton Cancun Mar Caribe? Yes, Hilton Cancun Mar Caribe is equipped to host events, conferences, and weddings. The resort has dedicated event spaces and professional event planning services.
  9. What is the cancellation policy at Hilton Cancun Mar Caribe? The cancellation policy may vary based on the type of reservation and the time of booking. It’s advisable to check the hotel’s official website or contact their reservations department for specific details.
  10. Is Wi-Fi available at Hilton Cancun Mar Caribe? Hilton Cancun Mar Caribe typically offers Wi-Fi access for guests. It’s recommended to confirm the details of internet services, including any potential charges, with the hotel upon check-in.
  11. Are there transportation services from the airport to Hilton Cancun Mar Caribe? The hotel can assist guests in arranging airport transfers. Check with the hotel in advance to inquire about available options.

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