4.0 out of 5

"It was so easy to be there - no money needed, no decisions to be made other than which of the wonderful restaurants to eat at. The staff was excellen ... " More

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Hotel Description

An all-inclusive stay in Cancun awaits you at Gran Caribe Resort All Inclusive. Within a 20-minute stroll, you'll find La Isla Shopping Mall and Chac Mool Beach. Highlights at this beachfront resort include 7 restaurants, 2 outdoor swimming pools, and a full-service spa.

Plasma TVs with cable channels are featured in all 470 rooms, and you can enjoy free WiFi, balconies, and in-room childcare. Minibars provide free refreshments, and room service makes dining in an option. Free bottled water, in-room massages, and ceiling fans are also available.

A pampering day can include deep-tissue massages, hot stone massages, and hydrotherapy along with access to the sauna and spa tub. With 3 bars/lounges and a beach bar to choose from, you can enjoy a drink at the resort. Spend the day at the beach where you'll find free cabanas, and enjoy the onsite free water park and free kids' club. Business travelers can take advantage of 3 meeting rooms and a 24-hour business center. Other amenities include free WiFi in public areas, a fitness center, and a free manager's reception. There's also free self parking, along with the convenience of car rentals on site.

Within a 15-minute drive of this 4-star Avenida Kukulkan resort, attractions include El Rey Ruins and Delfines Beach.

Standard Room

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max
$200 per night

Junior Suite

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Junior Suite, Ocean View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Family Suite (Junior,Trundle Bed with Bunk Bed)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

Junior Suite, Oceanfront

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Junior Suite (Gran)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Gran Caribe Resort All Inclusive ratings based on 130 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.0 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0
3 out of 5

Entrance , lobby and exterior breakfast area

Pros: The staff is always great
Cons: communication from management , unfortunately at that level it's always about numbers and making a buck
Location: The location is great , beach beautiful in that area but further up the beach near the Hard Rock Cafe bar not the resort , the beach was littered alot
All under construction,previous to our stay we were never notified of the on going construction, it was noisy due to construction equipment , this was our fifth time there and was disappointing , I wouldn' book again without knowing all construction was finished, I think I would request a realtime video of the facility before booking , on a scale from 1-10 I give them a 5,thanks for your interest, Michael Francolini

Posted by , from albany new york on Oct 24, 2017

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2 out of 5

Room moved 3 times ...NO HOT WATER in Room 2357...

Pros: The pool staff, Sarah, Christ, Roger. Fabio and EThile----absolutely amazing day after day........They created relatiopnships with guests.....
Cons: MANAGEMENT-----------POOR.......Indifferent--Uncaring........No compensation offered for a disastrous stay.
Room moved 3 times.......No Hot water in my last room for 4 days. Called it to attention of staff multiple times and it was never corrected. Major construction in the hotel NOISE was deafening. Was never informed upon making reservation. Poor overall management. Left hand in this hotel does NOT know what the right hand is doing. It is managed like a 3 ring circus......... My 4th stay at this hotel NEVER AGAIN> Such apathy in hospitality........Disastrous

Posted by , from Indianapolis, Indiana on Oct 20, 2017

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4 out of 5

First time in all inclusive resort

Pros: Perfect location, clean, excellent food (and so many choices). The ocean is clean and beautiful and there plenty of places to sit and/or play.
Location: I took one outside trip (rented a sailboat) but otherwise stayed in the complex. For me the location was all about the beautiful ocean.
It was so easy to be there - no money needed, no decisions to be made other than which of the wonderful restaurants to eat at. The staff was excellent and always helpful.

Posted by , from Michigan on Jul 18, 2017

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5 out of 5

Very easy to get around if you stay there.

Pros: We really liked the fact that it is right on the beach and you have many choices for dining, spa and gym.
Cons: I would request better hair dryers. They get too hot on the second setting and if you are not careful, your hair will get sucked in by the filter.
Location: There are shops near by and many other restaurants. There is a bus right outside the premises that will take you where you want to go.
Everyone was so welcoming and willing to accommodate in every possible way that they can. The choice of restaurants was exceptional. They had over five places to eat there and again...very willing to cook special meals if you requested, although, because of their variety, there was really no need for that. Every day, (at the buffet) the meal preparations were different and delicious. Angel at the front desk was very honest, helpful, and caring. Very good customer service. We own timeshares and travel quite a bit but this time, we decided to book our stay at this place on our own account and without trading our points. We would do it all over again. It was so worth our stay! Price was right, food was great, service was exceptional! :-)

Posted by , from Los Angeles on Jun 21, 2017

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3 out of 5

Good for the price

The views, pool, beach and staff are all fantastic. There are several restaurants to choose from. Two buffet style, three sit down service and one 24 hour snack bar. They also grill on the beach front next to the bar and next to the pool. The food was just okay. If you enjoy fine dining, you won't get that here. Think Golden Corral, Dennys, hometown buffet. Each day we would find something however that was tasty. But overall the food is meh. After being there for a few days I was ready to go find a good steak house or some real Mexican food. The beachfront is beautiful. You can sit out on the beach and enjoy fantastic views. The staff was consistently offering drinks and service. They have a lifeguard on duty who does a good job paying attention. Everyday they host activities by the pool. So if you like watching your fellow guests row across the pool in an inflatable tubes, you will have fun. At night they have entertainment in the lobby bar. This can be more games with the guests or some nights a band. Think - middle aged couples slow dancing to hotel California being sung by a woman with a Spanish accent while the kids sit in the back and update their Facebook. They do a good job of serving a lot of drinks at the lobby bar (they need to). Use the travel desk to book some excursions! Chechen nitza and cirque de soleil were awesome (and both had better food). Overall we really enjoyed our stay. It was exactly what we expected it to be. Just don't expect 5 star food.

Posted by , from california on Jun 4, 2017

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5 out of 5

Beautiful all inclusive experience!!!!

My boyfriend and I came for a 5 day vacation and had an amazing time! When we arrived an hour early we were able to check in immediately and were upgraded to a family suite. There were bunk beds in the room and the view was towards the kids pool however we didn't spend much time in the room for it to be a huge issue. The room also came with a balcony and a hammock that was really nice. All of the food options were amazing, our favorite being Maria's. I definitely recommend going early because there may be a wait but it's well worth it! We sat in the lobby and had drinks while waiting to pass the time and there was always some form of entertainment, whether it be a live band or karaoke. The drinks were all really good and we had a good mix of margaritas, tequila sunrises, and many tequila shots during our visit. The staff are extremely friendly and willing to help out in any way they can. We also rode the jet skiis for about 30 minutes that cost about $65 and the gentleman running it was extremely nice and helpful. I would 100% return again and recommend this place to friends and family!

Posted by , from New York, NY on May 19, 2017

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5 out of 5

Fantastic stay!

Pros: The great service, good food, beautiful accommodations and beach area.
Cons: the sales pitch by the person trying to sell us a vacation package for resorts around the world that took up 2 1/2 hours of our vacation time.
Location: We wandered into down town and did a day trip to chichen itza. It was good but the resort was fantastic as was the local shopping.
We were greeted at our taxi with a staff who picked up our luggage and guided us to a receptionist who directed us to the front desk while another handed us drinks. The staff escorted us to check out the room for approval and once the room was approved delivered our luggage. The room was beautifully decorated and very clean with an exquisite ocean view. The restaurants were all delicious. Encourage you to wander away from the buffet lines and settle into one of the fantastic dinners at Maria's or Il Pescatore. The breakfast buffet was delicious at the ocean side restaurant. All the staff were readily available and there to provide the best experience possible. Veronica was assigned to us when we arrived as a sort of personal concierge. She took care of everything and was simply a joy to work with. We have worked with concierge all over the world and have never me anyone so positive and helpful. She is one of the reasons that we will return!

Posted by , from Sioux Falls, SD on Apr 11, 2017

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Comment from Hotel Management

Apr 16, 2017 by Polo

Thank you very much for your great feedback, we hope to have the privilege of hosting you back very soon! Warm Regards,

5 out of 5

Awesome hotel stay

The hotel stay was amazing . Everyone there down to the maid made my vacation great. Staff is amazing and always with a smile it's my second time back and will definitely go back a 3rd. Hands down best hotel I ever been too.

Posted by , from new york on Apr 2, 2017

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Apr 16, 2017 by Polo

Thank you very much for your great feedback, we hope to have the privilege of hosting you back very soon! Warm Regards,

4 out of 5

Just got back and here is the truth

Pros: Hotel cleanleness. Great tasting drinks. Rooms cleaned every day. Friendly staff.
Cons: Hotter food.
Location: 3 resturants across the street are nice with great views. $1 bus ride north or south for other sites and activities.
I have read over 200 reviews before choosing Grand Caribe and for the most part, they were spot on except for checking in. A lot of people bitched but it was fast and easy The hotel was as clean as possible. Staff always walking around cleaning something!!! They have 5 places to eat but in all honesty, my wife and I were not a huge fan of any of the restaurant style places because the menu was small. We both agreed with all the reviews about the food could be hotter at the buffets. Not sure how it gets to room temp so fast. The bartenders were fast and friendly and the drink girls walking the beach and pool area did the best they could but over tipping early didn't help. We got served just as fast as the people who didn't tip at all. The beach was beautiful like everyone says. Not sure if it was just the time we came but the waves were too powerful to relax in the ocean. It was a work out. Another disappointment was that 50% of the ocean was red flagged because of a undertow current. We had to stay within a 60 foot wide area and can only got 60 feet in. Boo!!! The staff at the pool tried like hell to keep everyone entertained. Hats off to them. We highly recommend crossing the street and taking the bus for $1.00 south to the outdoor mall. Only 1 mile if you want to walk but so much fun stuff to do and see. We stayed for 5 days but 4 would have been more than enough. PLEASE...put on SPF 50 or higher..twice a day if you are going to lay out. Sun burned everyone.

Posted by , from Hubbard Ohio on Mar 8, 2017

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Apr 16, 2017 by Polo

Thank you very much for your great feedback, we hope to have the privilege of hosting you back very soon! Warm Regards,

4 out of 5

Hotel very clean, Service was good.

Pros: Staff was very helpful and accomendating
Cons: Foods that should be served hot should be served hot.
Location: Hotel centrally located. Easy access by bus to mall or downtown Cancun. Buses were clean and safe. Fare to local destinations .50US each way.
Beautiful beach with the prettiest view. Service was excellent. Food was moderate. Variety lacking and was never hot only luke warm. Entertainment was not varied. Basically the same shows each night with different costumes. Family friendly hotel. Kids club with many activities and pirate ship and separate pool for kids.

Posted by , from DETROIT on Jan 3, 2017

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About the Gran Caribe Resort All Inclusive

Location Boulevard Kukulkan, Km. 11.5, Cancun, QROO 77500

All-inclusive Details

This resort is all-inclusive. Onsite food and beverages are included in the room price (some restrictions may apply).

Gratuities and taxes
Gratuities and taxes are included.

Food and beverages

  • All buffet and à la carte meals, snacks, and beverages included
  • Room service during certain hours
  • In-room minibar (some restrictions)

Activities and facilities/equipment
Land activities

  • Fitness facilities

Kids' club

  • Supervised activities for children between 4 and 12 years old


  • Onsite entertainment and activities
  • Onsite live performances
  • Theme parties

Not included

  • Premium food items
  • Airport transfers
  • Childcare
  • Laundry/dry cleaning services
  • Spa/beauty facilities and services
  • Activities and services offered by independent operators
  • Transportation to offsite activities

Property Features

Gran Caribe Resort All Inclusive is an all-inclusive resort. Room rates include meals and beverages at onsite restaurants and bars. Other items and amenities, including taxes and gratuities, and access to recreational activities and entertainment may also be included. Additional charges may apply for meals at some restaurants, special dinners and dishes, certain beverages, and other amenities. Spend the day at the beach and work on your tan with sun loungers (chaise longues) or relax in the shade with complimentary cabanas. At Gran Caribe Resort All Inclusive you can cool off in one of the 2 outdoor swimming pools and indulge in a pampering afternoon at the full-service spa. A free manager's reception is offered. There are 7 restaurants on site. You can enjoy a drink at one of the bars, which include 3 bars/lounges, a beach bar, and a poolside bar. A computer station is on site and WiFi is free in public spaces. This all-inclusive resort also offers a complimentary water park, a complimentary children's club, and a children's pool. Free self parking is available. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this 4-star Cancun resort.

  • 470 guestrooms or units
  • 6 levels
  • 7 dining venues
  • 3 bars or lounges
  • 3 conference rooms
  • Bar on the beach
  • Bar by the pool
  • Manager's reception (free)
  • Kid's club (free)
  • Supervised kid's activities (surcharge)
  • Childcare (surcharge)
  • Cabanas on the beach (free)
  • Beach lounge chairs
  • Towels for the beach
  • Cabanas by the pool (free)
  • Poolside lounge chairs
  • Business center (24 hours)
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Game room or arcade
  • Gift shop
  • Beauty salon
  • Television in lobby
  • ATM
  • Onsite shopping
  • Bellhop
  • Elevator
  • Smoking in designated areas

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Property
  • Free water park access
  • Number of outdoor pools - 2
  • Free WiFi
  • Children's pool
  • Waterslide
  • Children's club (free)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)
  • Babysitting or childcare
  • Arcade/game room
  • Playground on site
  • Miniature golf on site
  • Free cribs/infant beds


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking


  • Airport: Cancun, Quintana Roo (CUN-Cancun Intl.) (21.8 km / 13.5 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Gran Caribe Resort All Inclusive offers 470 air-conditioned accommodations with free minibar items and safes. Rooms open to balconies. 55-inch plasma televisions come with cable channels. Bathrooms include showers, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. This Cancun resort provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Additionally, rooms include complimentary bottled water and irons/ironing boards. Housekeeping is offered daily and in-room massages can be requested.

  • Private balcony
  • Stocked minibar (free)
  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • Plasma television
  • Cable channels
  • Shower
  • Cribs (free)
  • Rollaway beds (free)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Childcare in room (surcharge)
  • Massage in room (surcharge)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Blackout drapes
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ceiling fan
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

The resort hosts a free manager's reception on select days.

Gran Caribe Resort All Inclusive has 7 restaurants on site.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Activities

The All Inclusive Plan includes use of a recreation area containing ping pong tables, giant outdoor chess, and a water park.

As part of the All Inclusive Plan, guests may use pedal boats and kayaks at a marina on Nichupté Lagoon 2.5 miles (4 km) away. A water sports center at the hotel arranges rentals of snorkeling gear, boogie boards, and Hobie Cat sailboats and also books fishing trips, scuba diving, and snorkeling lessons or excursions nearby. Cancún has two 18-hole golf courses, Cancún Golf Club, 2.75 miles (4.5 km) away and Hilton Cancún Golf Club, 4 miles (6.5 km) away. In addition, miniature golf is available on site.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or near the hotel; fees may apply.

  • Water skiing nearby
  • Miniature golf on site
  • Golfing nearby
  • Snorkeling nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • Volleyball on site
  • Beach volleyball on site
  • Windsurfing nearby
  • Playground on site
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Fitness classes on site
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby

Spa Services

  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Body wraps
  • Body treatments
  • Facial treatments
  • Hydrotherapy treatments
  • Hot stone massage
  • Deep tissue massage
  • Prenatal massage
  • Sauna in spa
  • Spa tub in spa
  • Steam room in spa
  • Reflexology
  • Sports massage
  • Massages


If you need to make special requests for accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when booking your stay.

  • Roll-in shower
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time ends at midnight
  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Free rollaway/extra beds!
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!


  • No pets allowed


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

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