Nestled on a beautiful stretch of beach, the award-winning Grand Fiesta American Coral Beach Cancun has been named one of Mexico’s best resorts by Travel + Leisure and Conde Nast Traveler magazines.

All 602 suites offer spacious comfort and breathtaking ocean views. It is renowned for its world-class, 40,000-square-foot Gem Spa, which features innovative treatments inspired by gemstone therapy and a 10-step hydrotherapy ritual that includes an ice room.

Dining options include the Five Diamond Le Basilic featuring French Mediterranean cuisne, the oceanfront fresh seafood restaurant Isla Contoy, and the authentic La Joya, where local Mexican flavor is infused with traditional Mariachi singers.

For planners, the hotel’s 85,000 sq. ft. of meeting space includes 20 breakout rooms and the lavish 15,351-square-foot Grand Coral Ballroom. The resort’s meetings and special events team can accommodate groups up to 1,800. Offsite activites abound. Nearby local attractions include Isla Mujeres, the Mayan Museum, Chichen Itza, Tulum, Xcaret, Xel-Ha and  Cozumel.

Follow Smart Meetings’ Senior Content Producer Susan Jacobs as she reports live from the destination this week.

Last Updated Nov. 19, 2015 – 2:49 PM