Thanks to MTV, most college-aged adults are hyper aware that Cancun is in regular competition with Panama City Beach, Florida for exotic vacations. What this same portion of the population is likely not aware of, however, is that Cancun also boasts luxurious accommodations, fabulous VIP Tours, and a whole host of exceptionally exclusive VIP tours that stretch beyond dance clubs and funneled beer. It is precisely these opulent choices, these unforgettable excursions, and the world-class service that have made this portion of the Yucatan a key destination for the VIP Set. In this Luxury VIP Travel Guide to Cancun, we will uncover and investigate the exclusive side of Mexico’s most famous resorts, and delve into the many unforgettable experiences that are so utterly and comprehensively Cancun.


VIP Tours – Lapping Up Luxury

While Cancun is home to some of the most stunning, white sand beaches anywhere in the world, it also offers myriad other activities for those who have absorbed their share of sun and surf.  Listed below are a few of the most exclusive, indelible adventures the Yucatan has to offer.

  • Absolute & Exclusive Chichen Itza Experience

Not only does this unique experience begin with Mercedes shuttle service to the site, but it also affords guests the ability to breeze the customary long lines awaiting entry into this Wonder of the World.  Gain singular insight into the ancient world of the Maya from your experienced and knowledgeable tour guide, who will lead you through Kukulcan Pyramid, the Temple of the Warriors, the observatory, and the nunnery.  Enjoy authentic cuisine and endless margaritas at Mayaland Resort while watching the tired sun sink gloriously into the Caribbean, then settle in for a spectacular light show at the observatory.  Though it is possible to fight the crowds and skulk through the ruins without the VIP treatment, it can hardly be recommended.

Chichen Itza Mayan Pyramid Exclusive Tour

Chichen Itza Mayan Pyramid

  • Private Fishing Charter

If a deep sea fishing adventure sounds like your idea of getting away from it all, there are dozens of reputable charters available for the booking.  If you would like to experience the indescribable, heart-stopping excitement that invariably accompanies the moment a marlin takes the bait but are looking to do so in high style, consider booking a fishing excursion with Cancun Yachts Club.  Their selection ranges from the 35 foot, ten passenger Cabo, to the gargantuan 100 foot, 20 passenger Azimut.  This is not your father’s deep sea fishing trip.

Private Fishing Charter in Cancun

Boat on dock awaiting Luxury Private Fishing Charter


  • Whale Shark Snorkeling Adventure

The largest shark in the water is, thankfully, also the most gentle.  With a diet consisting exclusively of plankton, swimmers have nothing to fear and everything to gain from spending time in the water with these magnificent creatures.  As was the case with the deep sea fishing charters, you can find any number of places specializing in the whale shark exploit.  Those specializing in an exclusive experience, however, are harder to come by.  Fortunately, OceanTours offers a VIP package that allows guests to set the schedule regarding pick-up and drop-off times, travel by private transportation, swim with the sharks as many times as they like, enjoy an authentic Caribbean lunch in the aquamarine waters, and have these memories captured via an HD GoPro Camera.  Each VIP Tour also includes a bottle of champagne, breakfast, lunch, snorkeling equipment, and wetsuits.

Whale Shark Snorkeling in Cancun

Underwater shot of the young lady snorkeling with whale sharks


  • Catamaran Cruise, ATV Ride & Reef Explorer

Grayline will transport guests from their accommodation and bring them to their marina- where the adventure begins.  Board the trimaran and glide over the second largest coral reef in the world in immaculate comfort.  Dive in at two unique locations, while your guide points out interesting features of the reef.  Parasail your way back to the marina where you will enjoy lunch before heading through the jungle on an exciting ATV, and finishing off your thrill-filled day with a wave runner ride over the ocean.


Luxurious Living

Now that you feel fascinated by the amazing tours and activities Cancun can offer visitors with means, you might also be interested in accommodations suited to this class.  While many all-inclusive resorts are promising discounted grandeur, those accustomed to lavish living are likely only to feel at home in the astonishing villas for which this part of Mexico is famous.

  • Azul Villa Esmeralda

This six bedroom, 14,000 square foot modern villa boasts a beachfront pool, gym, spa, home theater, and personal staff, and private chef.  A short stroll down the private beach will bring guests to the Azul Beach Resort, where they can take advantage of all of the amenities offered there, such as the Private Temazcal Spa Experience.  Also, it should be mentioned that every vacation booked with Time and Place comes with a complimentary luxury vacation concierge who will handle reservations, transportation, and excursions.

Beautiful oceanfront luxury villa at Cancun

Beautiful oceanfront luxury villa – Azul Villa Esmeralda


  • Villa de la Vida

 This smaller, 4,500 square foot, five bedroom villa features stunningly unique architecture, an infinity pool, and cantilevered ceilings.  Situated on the southernmost point of Isla Mujeres, the Villa de la Vida offers majestic views, private gates, high privacy walls, and loads of ultra modern appeal.  This villa is perfect for those on a romantic getaway looking for a sense of togetherness amongst the isolation. Again, every vacation booked with Time and Place comes with a complimentary luxury vacation concierge who will handle reservations, transportation, and excursions.


Designed by Mexico’s renowned architect Javier Munoz Villa de la vida

Celebrate Life: Choose CancunThe mesmerizing, crystal waters and ancient sea breezes of Cancun are capable of captivating far more than the college crowd.  Whether you are hoping to introduce a sense of history and excitement into your family vacation or are hoping to create the perfect romantic experience for two souls to connect, this portion of the Yucatan can deliver for those able to afford.  Though it is true that the party people in Cancun can provide an annoying distraction once per year, they can teach a lesson for those willing to learn: Life is a celebration, Cancun is the venue.  Celebrate life with those you love, book a luxury villa in Cancun or other nearby Riviera Maya destinations with Time & Place and show them how life is meant to be lived.

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