The 2023 Best of Travel Winner

This Best of Award winner is where you’ll want to go on your next girls trip.

Sports Illustrated Swimsuit has been at the forefront of swimwear, fashion and women’s lifestyle since 1964. For years, our editors have traveled the globe searching for the most beautiful locations, fashion and trends. This year, we are pleased to introduce the winners from the franchise’s first Best of Awards. Brands across several industries submitted entries for a chance to get their products and places recognized by our roster of cover models, expert makeup artists, hairstylists and editors as we voted on the best in swimwear, beauty, fitness and travel.

The SI Swimsuit team has traveled around the world, gaining exposure to hundreds of landscapes, cultures, languages, experiences and, well, hotels. Thanks to these opportunities, our team has honed its ability to discern which hotels deliver and which do not. The Breathless Cancun Soul Resort & Spa wowed the team. This stylish, all-suite resort has the friendliest staff, reliable service, clean rooms and amenities, and the most breathtaking views (hence the name). Nestled between the Caribbean Sea and Nichupte Lagoon, Breathless Cancun Soul Resort & Spa guests acquire access to a unique, once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Best Girls Vacation Spot

Breathless Cancun Soul Resort & Spa

About: Breathless Cancun Soul Resort & Spa is a beachfront hotel in Cancun, Mexico. The all-suite resort is committed to redefining and elevating the all-inclusive experience. With 429 suites, rooftop infinity pools, panoramic views, free Wi-Fi, DJ pool parties and more, Breathless Cancun Soul Resort & Spa will leave you breathless.

Why It Won: Breathless Cancun Soul Resort & Spa won because of its unique approach to the all-inclusive hotel experience. Guests obtain unlimited access to locally-inspired food, à la carte menus, curated cocktails, 24-hour concierge services and daily events that immerse guests into the Caribbean culture. This cosmopolitan beach experience is exactly what your next vacation needs.

What We Love About It: If youre looking for the ultimate girls trip destination, look no further than this beachfront hotel in Cancun. With luxurious rooms and a swim-up bar, its the perfect place to relax and soak up the sun. Located in a prime spot, youll have easy access to everything Cancun has to offer. —Mara Milam, SI Swimsuit managing producer, digital

View all of the winners for the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Best of Awards.

Kenzie Murphy


Mackenzie Murphy is the Brand Coordinator for Sports Illustrated Swimsuit. She graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a bachelors in Psychology and minors in Digital Marketing and Collaborative Innovation. Mackenzie was born and raised in California, but currently resides in New York. In her free time, Mackenzie enjoys exploring the city, reading, and spending time with family and friends. She is passionate about leveraging the SI Swimsuit platform to evoke positive change within the female community.