The Best Quiet, Sandy, No Waves Beach Hotels in Cancun, Mexico

White sand beach in Cancun

Most beaches of Cancun are beautiful. White sand, palms and blue water – all like in the most attractive travel commercials. That’s why Cancun attracts tourists from all over the world. The main reason why they come there – is a lazy beach vacation with kids.


Unfortunately, beaches of Cancun have waves. Even if you stay in a hotel with the best beach, you can not avoid waves. That’s not fun for those who likes lazy slow swimming/bathing and for those with small kids. There are a few places only that can be proud of calm water.

So what are the best places?

First of all, let me share the best locations and then I will mention hotels and prices to compare.

  1. Top 7
  2. Isla Mujeres
  3. Beaches behind islands like Cozumel

What is Top 7?

If you look on the map, Cancun beaches look like number 7. Top 7 – is the upper part of it.

According to the travelers reviews, it’s the best place with no waves. If you check Satellite version of google map, you can see sand and water. This will give you a better idea on how the beach looks.

Hotels on Top 7

Number 1 hotel that I would advice in Top 7 or Zona Hotelera is Riu Cancun. It will fit in a budget, it’s close to the airport of Cancun and its all inclusive.

Other hotels on that side that have great reviews:

  • Beachscape Kin Ha Villas & Suites Cancún
  • Hyatt Ziva
  • Grand Fiesta Americana Coral Beach Cancun
  • Intercontinental Presidente

Other accommodations on that side:

  • Hotel Riu Palace Las Americas
  • Fiesta Americana Cancún Villas
  • Dreams Sands Cancun Resort & Spa
  • Villa Dzul Ha – Cancún

Isla Mujeres

Another paradise in the Gulf of Mexico, Cancun. Famous for its beautiful white sand beaches. It will take more time to get there by a ferry boat but even if your hotel is on main land, I advise to visit Isla Mujeres as an attraction and spend a day over there. According to the customers reviews, the best beaches on the island are in the Northern part of it.

The best hotels on Isla Mujeres:

  • Hotel Privilege Aluxes Isla Mujeres
  • Zoëtry Villa Rolandi Isla Mujeres Cancun
  • Mia Reef Isla Mujeres

Other hotels that you may like:

  • Na Balam Beach Hotel & Spa Isla Mujeres
  • Ixchel Beach Hotel

Note: In this article I mention only hotels that are right on the beach. On Isla Mujeres there are really nice hotels, apartments and villas right across the street from the beach but it is often a No for many tourists, especially with children.

Other locations

Like I mentioned above, there are some quiet locations like behind the islands and lagoons that protect beaches from big waves. Locations can be quite far from the airport but still worth going there. One of the best hotels:

  • Club Med Cancún Yucatan
  • The Westin Resort & Spa, Cancun
  • Hyatt Zilara Cancun
  • The Ritz-Carlton
  • Le Blanc Spa Resort
  • Marriott Cancun Resort
  • JW Marriott Cancun Resort & Spa
  • Paradisus Cancun
  • Melody Maker Cancun
  • Omni Cancun Hotel & Villas

List of the best beaches by name:

This list will help to google more hotels by a beach name and it’s location:

  • Playa Las Perlas
  • Playa Linda
  • Playa Langosta
  • Playa Tortugas
  • Playa Caracol
  • Gaviota Azul
  • Chac Mool
  • Playa Marlin
  • Playa Ballenas
  • San Miguelito
  • Playa Delfines
  • Playa Norte

More about all those beaches – in another article here.

In Conclusion

As many other articles on this website about the best accommodations, this one will be updated with better options if found. If you know and have visited! such a perfect place in Cancun according to these requirements: Quiet White Sand Beach with No Waves or Seaweed please let us know in comments and I will add it on the list. Thank you!

Note: If you want me to book you a vacation with one of those hotels, please Contact Me.

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2 thoughts on “The Best Quiet, Sandy, No Waves Beach Hotels in Cancun, Mexico”

  1. Thank you for the information! Waves in Cancun ruined our last vacation. Going to book a hotel with you from the list above. Thanks again!


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