#TravelTuesday: 6 Reasons to Escape to Haven

by Kim Hudson on March 19, 2019 in Travel,
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A luxury getaway weekend to a new oasis in Cancun awaits.

From the minute guests arrive at the Haven Riviera Cancun Resort & Spa to their departure, they are treated with exquisite first class service. This all-inclusive resort opened in October 2018, making it the newest addition to the “Golden Mile” of luxury hotels on the coast of Cancun. Haven Riviera has given the term ‘all-inclusive’ a whole new meaning. They offer an oasis for adults to escape to with an all-inclusive concept but all the amenities and service of a luxury resort. 

Haven Riviera Cancun features three enormous pools, including two swim-up bars with food service.
Courtesy photo


Visiting Haven Riviera is a perfect getaway weekend for adults. It’s a hop and a skip away for Texas residents with a short two hour flight and 15 minute drive from the airport. Other resorts in Cancun have an average commute of one hour from the airport, and up to two hours with traffic. Getting to Haven is a breeze and a fantastic way to start a relaxing vacation.

Relax in the hydrotherapy pool at the spa. Photo courtesy Haven Riviera Cancun


From the flora and fauna throughout the property and pristine grounds, no detail is left untouched. The unique Mexican contemporary design of the hotel is unlike any others in the area. The horizontal beachfront design provides ocean views from over half of the guest rooms and public spaces. The entire resort is elevated, providing a unique infinity view from anywhere in the resort. The personnel is continually cleaning and polishing every nook and cranny, discreetly using wicker baskets to conceal their supplies—yet another detail to preserve the impressive, yet charming, ambiance of the property. The property utilizes underground pathways so that employees can stay out of sight.

Haven Riviera is unique in being a very walkable resort while still being a very large resort. Guests can easily walk from one end of the resort to the other in a few short minutes. Almost all entertainment and dining areas are conveniently located within the same main building. This means there is very little time or confusion with navigating to different activities and can also help keep you dry during bad weather.

Enjoy fine dining at Olios, Haven Riviera Cancun’s Mediterranean restaurant. Courtesy photo


Haven Riviera has numerous highly sought-after luxury amenities. It first features three enormous pools, including two swim-up bars with food service, along with countless lounge chairs and umbrellas ideal for the tranquil moments that await. If you’re an active person, you will not be short on activities either. The resort includes a luxury fitness gym, swimming in the ocean, kayaking, paddle boarding, snorkeling, a basketball and tennis court, ping pong and much more.

If you’re looking to relax, Haven Riviera has an amazing spa experience. The resort has rooms to enjoy a personal or couple massage with one of the many experienced therapists.The spa also provides reiki sessions, hydrotherapy treatment, or you can just relax in the sauna and steam room.


Every room in the hotel is a suite and has a variety of different floor plans. Many of them offer balconies with private jacuzzis or swim-out pools. They come with many other options as well, such as; 24/7 fine-dining room service, mini bar customization, 24-hour butler service, aromatherapy, and a pillow menu for the perfect night’s sleep. Haven Riviera also offers a Serenity Club for guests that are looking for exclusive VIP services and premium amenities.  


There are many different options for dining sharing a variety of flavours from the Mexican Caribbean. You’ll find three fine dining fusion restaurants, including contemporary Tex-Mex, Asian steakhouse and Mediterranean with Spanish roots. In addition to the fine dining, there are buffet-style restaurants, snack bars and a coffee shop strategically placed throughout the property.

One of the many ziplines at Selvatica, a jungle adventure park only 30 minutes from Haven Riviera.
Photo courtesy Selvatica


There is plenty of things to do on the property but if you’re looking for a off-site jungle adventure, Selvatica is your answer. The adventure park, approximately 30 minutes away from the resort, offers zip-lining, ATV tours, a jungle coaster, swimming, bungee jumping and so much more. The full-day experience is truly unforgettable. Haven Riviera offers multiple other excursions throughout Cancun, including transportation.

Nothing is overlooked at Haven Riviera. The property is gorgeous, the staff is very attentive and the food and drinks were delicious. If you are looking for a romantic getaway to a serene oasis, Haven Riviera Cancun is the place to go.

Cover photo courtesy Haven Riviera Cancun

Kim Hudson is a graphic designer and travel writer for Texas Lifestyle Magazine.