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As the expression goes, "This too shall pass." Or as as Jimmy Buffett suggests, "Breath In, Breath Out." The point is - we are all going through Lock Down and an uncertain future together. Take care of yourself and your loved ones and we will live again on the other side of Lock Down.

The lobby, Margaritaville Island Reserve Riviera Cancun

The lobby flip flop at Margaritaville Island Reserve Riviera Cancun

When we do get the "All Clear" I know there will be tremendous pent up demand to travel and get to a beach on St. Somewhere. I know am heading that way immediately with no hesitation. When we do reach that day there is a brand new exciting all inclusive resort just waiting for us. In fact it opened the same week most of us were ordered to stay inside.

Margaritaville Island Reserve Riviera Cancun is the first all inclusive Margaritaville anywhere. And it is conveniently located about 25-minutes south of the Cancun airport. So every Cheeseburger in Paradise, Landshark Lager, and Tequila shot or margarita is included. Salute to that. Or Fins Up. More Margaritaville Island Reserve Resorts will be opening in Riviera Maya; Jamaica; and Dominican Republic. We are so excited with this new product we created a complete website exclusive for these resorts.


I love these rooms, all 148 of them. They are designed in tropical colors, and with nautical touches and modern amenities. All elegantly done, nothing gaudy for sure. Room options range from the comfy 312 square foot Paradise Room, through Junior Suites, Swim-up Suites, all the way to the Presidential Swim Up Chill Out Suite. All guest rooms include AC, smart TV, either one king bed, two queen beds, or one king + pull out sofa, safety deposit box, direct dial phone with free international calls, deluxe bathrobes, rain forest shower head, hairdryer and vanity mirror. Plus 24-hour room service. ​All accommodations open to a balcony complete with Adirondack chairs or day bed, overlooking the Caribbean Sea, pools, or gardens.

Margaritaville Island Reserve room interior

Fabulous tropical room decor


Every room will have a complimentary in-room bar experience. You can actually treat yourself to your favorite drinks, complete with glassware for margaritas, cocktails and all the needed tools, including a famous Margaritaville blender and shakers. So that means coffee or mimosa in the morning, beer during the day, and even a frozen Margaritaville to celebrate sunset from your balcony. There are an extensive variety of items included to customize your in-room bar experience at Joe Merchant's Coffee & Provisions located in the lobby. You select only what you want, your favorite beer, wine, soft drinks, juices, snacks, margarita's, etc. In simple terms - you stock your own beverage center and min-fridge with exactly what you want!

Joe Merchant's Coffee & Provisions, Margaritaville Island Reserve

Joe Merchant's


Food is an important factor for Margaritaville. Rita's Taco House, set on a spectacular ocean front deck will serve freshly prepared Mexican dishes as well as Jimmy Buffett inspired Caribbean favorites, along with premium agave beverages. Frank & Lola's treats guests to handcrafted authentic Italian Tratoria dishes and fine wines. Latino is a fun gathering place for creative fusions of Latin and Asian.

Rita's Taco House, Margaritaville Island Reserve Riviera Cancun

Rita's Taco House

The Beach House is well, located on the beach. This is no ordinary buffet. Food stations serve up creative Caribbean and land lover favorites throughout the day and night, always freshly prepared.


With a name like Margaritaville, inspired by the lyrics and lifestyle of Jimmy Buffett you can be sure beverages are super important. In addition to Margaritaville, Jimmy coined the line "Waitress, I need two more drink boats." Cheers to that. Expect premium brands of beers, wines and spirits including tequilas and rums for sure.

5 O'Clock Somewhere Bar, Margaritaville Island Reserve Riviera Cancun