The Best All-Inclusive Resorts in Mexico

by Rachel Friedman and Anne Roderique-Jones

The Best All-Inclusive Resorts in Mexico

by Rachel Friedman and Anne Roderique-Jones

Playa del Carmen, Cancun, Riviera Maya, and Los Cabos are some of Mexico’s most popular destinations. But, trying to choose the best all-inclusive hotel may be a little overwhelming with so many options. From an adults-only haven in Riviera Maya to a family-friendly paradise in Los Cabos, here are the best all-inclusive resorts in Mexico.

Playa del Carmen, Cancun, Riviera Maya, and Los Cabos are some of Mexico’s most popular destinations. But, trying to choose the best all-inclusive hotel may be a little overwhelming with so many options. From an adults-only haven in Riviera Maya to a family-friendly paradise in Los Cabos, here are the best all-inclusive resorts in Mexico.

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Planet Hollywood Beach Resort, Cancun / Photo courtesy of the property
El Dorado Royale by Karisma, Riviera Maya
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El Dorado Casitas Royale by Karisma, Riviera Maya

El Dorado Casitas Royale is an all-suite hotel, with 205 small thatched-roof bungalows spread throughout the property. Located in the heart of the Riviera Maya, the resort is built on 450 acres of tropical jungle, along more than a mile of unspoiled Punta Brava Beach, facing the beautiful Mexican Caribbean. The property has introduced what’s called Gourmet Inclusive, in which all stays include all gourmet meals served a la carte, premium alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, 24-hour room service, and full service concierge.

El Dorado Casitas Royale is an all-suite hotel, with 205 small thatched-roof bungalows spread throughout the property. Located in the heart of the Riviera Maya, the resort is built on 450 acres of tropical jungle, along more than a mile of unspoiled Punta Brava Beach, facing the beautiful Mexican Caribbean. The property has introduced what’s called Gourmet Inclusive, in which all stays include all gourmet meals served a la carte, premium alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, 24-hour room service, and full service concierge.

Grand Velas, Riviera Maya
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Grand Velas Riviera Maya

The Grand Velas Riviera Maya offers guests three unique experiences centered around romance, family, or relaxation (the spa is spectacular). This means that everyone will enjoy the property and honeymooners can later come back for a family vacation. The property features eight restaurants, including beachfront dining. And while accommodations are made up entirely of suites, the Grand Class Suite has Caribbean Sea views with a private terrace and plunge pool. 

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The Grand Velas Riviera Maya offers guests three unique experiences centered around romance, family, or relaxation (the spa is spectacular). This means that everyone will enjoy the property and honeymooners can later come back for a family vacation. The property features eight restaurants, including beachfront dining. And while accommodations are made up entirely of suites, the Grand Class Suite has Caribbean Sea views with a private terrace and plunge pool. 

Zoetry Paraiso de la Bonita, Riviera Maya
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Zoetry Paraiso de la Bonita, Riviera Maya

Located along Puerto Morelos' coastline, Zoetry Paraiso de la Bonita is comprised of 100 oceanfront suites with one or two bedrooms--all with large balconies and hand-selected art. The property offers an Endless Privileges program that includes wellness, gourmet meals, top-shelf spirits, fine wines, entertainment, and more. Zoetry also has an award-winning Thalasso Center & Spa at Zoëtry Paraiso de la Bonita, the first of its kind in North America.

Located along Puerto Morelos' coastline, Zoetry Paraiso de la Bonita is comprised of 100 oceanfront suites with one or two bedrooms--all with large balconies and hand-selected art. The property offers an Endless Privileges program that includes wellness, gourmet meals, top-shelf spirits, fine wines, entertainment, and more. Zoetry also has an award-winning Thalasso Center & Spa at Zoëtry Paraiso de la Bonita, the first of its kind in North America.

Planet Hollywood Beach Resort, Cancun
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Planet Hollywood Beach Resort Cancun

Situated in Costa Mujeres, a charming peninsula just north of Cancun’s Hotel Zone, lies brand-new Planet Hollywood Beach Resort Cancun. The all-inclusive resort features 898 luxury suites, 11 world-class restaurants, PH Spa & Beauty Bar, curated entertainment experiences, authentic Hollywood memorabilia, and more.

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Situated in Costa Mujeres, a charming peninsula just north of Cancun’s Hotel Zone, lies brand-new Planet Hollywood Beach Resort Cancun. The all-inclusive resort features 898 luxury suites, 11 world-class restaurants, PH Spa & Beauty Bar, curated entertainment experiences, authentic Hollywood memorabilia, and more.

Secrets Maroma Beach, Riviera Cancun
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Secrets Maroma Beach Riviera Cancun

Experience the ultimate all-inclusive pampering at Secrets Maroma Beach, an adults-only hideaway on the pristine beaches of Riviera Cancun. Besides the breathtaking views, this AAA Five Diamond-winning resort offers the Unlimited Luxury program which includes unlimited dining and drinks; tips and taxes; WiFi; and entertainment.

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Experience the ultimate all-inclusive pampering at Secrets Maroma Beach, an adults-only hideaway on the pristine beaches of Riviera Cancun. Besides the breathtaking views, this AAA Five Diamond-winning resort offers the Unlimited Luxury program which includes unlimited dining and drinks; tips and taxes; WiFi; and entertainment.

Royal Hideaway Playacar, Riviera Cancun
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Royal Hideaway Playacar, Riviera Maya

This 201-room, adults-only retreat, surrounded by lush gardens and Riviera Maya’s sandy white beaches, will hit all the right notes, whether you’re looking for a romantic getaway or a fun time in lively Playa del Carmen. The property features five restaurants, six pools, nighttime entertainment, and more.

This 201-room, adults-only retreat, surrounded by lush gardens and Riviera Maya’s sandy white beaches, will hit all the right notes, whether you’re looking for a romantic getaway or a fun time in lively Playa del Carmen. The property features five restaurants, six pools, nighttime entertainment, and more.

Blue Diamond, Riviera Maya
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Blue Diamond Riviera Maya

Looking for an all-inclusive, adults-only oasis overlooking the turquoise Caribbean Sea? Surrounded by lush tropical jungle, Blue Diamond has everything you want in a romantic getaway. Here, guests can relax and rejuvenate in the resort’s 128 suites; six chic restaurants and bars; intimate spa; and more. Cooking classes, wine tastings, Temazcal ceremonies are just some of the included extras that guests can enjoy.

Looking for an all-inclusive, adults-only oasis overlooking the turquoise Caribbean Sea? Surrounded by lush tropical jungle, Blue Diamond has everything you want in a romantic getaway. Here, guests can relax and rejuvenate in the resort’s 128 suites; six chic restaurants and bars; intimate spa; and more. Cooking classes, wine tastings, Temazcal ceremonies are just some of the included extras that guests can enjoy.

UNICO 20˚87˚ Hotel Riviera Maya
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UNICO 20˚87˚ Hotel Riviera Maya

Authentic, locally-inspired cuisine and cocktails; spa treatments; custom bath amenities; and more can be found at this adults-only haven. UNICO 20˚87˚ boasts a local host service, which brings all-inclusive to the next level. This means guests can enjoy a slew of extra amenities, including a mixology program; assistance with check-in and check-out; packing or unpacking; and other goodies.

Authentic, locally-inspired cuisine and cocktails; spa treatments; custom bath amenities; and more can be found at this adults-only haven. UNICO 20˚87˚ boasts a local host service, which brings all-inclusive to the next level. This means guests can enjoy a slew of extra amenities, including a mixology program; assistance with check-in and check-out; packing or unpacking; and other goodies.

Hotel Xcaret México, Playa del Carmen
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Hotel Xcaret México, Playa del Carmen

Surrounded by lush jungle and the sparking Caribbean Sea, this unique, all-suite resort group redefines the all-inclusive vacation known as “All-Fun Inclusive,” an innovative concept that offers more than 200 experiences. Guests get unlimited access to Xcaret, Xenses, Xplor, and Xel-Ha parks; tours by the group; round-trip transportation to each park; and a gastronomic experience led by celebrity chefs.

Surrounded by lush jungle and the sparking Caribbean Sea, this unique, all-suite resort group redefines the all-inclusive vacation known as “All-Fun Inclusive,” an innovative concept that offers more than 200 experiences. Guests get unlimited access to Xcaret, Xenses, Xplor, and Xel-Ha parks; tours by the group; round-trip transportation to each park; and a gastronomic experience led by celebrity chefs.

Paradisus Playa Del Carmen
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Paradisus Playa Del Carmen

Set upon mangrove trees and, of course, pristine beaches, this AAA Four Diamond Award-winning hotel offers all-inclusive fun for the entire family. From 22 diverse restaurants to multiple pools, world-class spa and kids zone, Paradisus Playa del Carmen will make you want to stay in paradise forever.

Set upon mangrove trees and, of course, pristine beaches, this AAA Four Diamond Award-winning hotel offers all-inclusive fun for the entire family. From 22 diverse restaurants to multiple pools, world-class spa and kids zone, Paradisus Playa del Carmen will make you want to stay in paradise forever.

Breathless Riviera Cancun Resort & Spa, Cancun
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Breathless Riviera Cancun Resort & Spa, Cancun

An adults-only beachfront playground, Breathless Riviera Cancun Resort & Spa meshes a trendy Mexico getaway with the rejuvenation you crave on vacation. Choose from two stunning pools, world-class spa, nine restaurants and bars, and more, to make your getaway a memorable one. And, with Unlimited-Luxury, every premium beverage and cocktail, entertainment, wifi, and much more are included.

An adults-only beachfront playground, Breathless Riviera Cancun Resort & Spa meshes a trendy Mexico getaway with the rejuvenation you crave on vacation. Choose from two stunning pools, world-class spa, nine restaurants and bars, and more, to make your getaway a memorable one. And, with Unlimited-Luxury, every premium beverage and cocktail, entertainment, wifi, and much more are included.

Sandos Finisterra, Los Cabos
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Sandos Finisterra, Los Cabos

Located on Mexico’s scenic west coast, Sandos Finisterra is nestled on white-sand beaches with the Pacific’s turquoise hues as its backdrop. Families will never have to leave the resort since everything is included, from tiki parties and painting classes for children to tequila tastings and dance classes for adults.

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Located on Mexico’s scenic west coast, Sandos Finisterra is nestled on white-sand beaches with the Pacific’s turquoise hues as its backdrop. Families will never have to leave the resort since everything is included, from tiki parties and painting classes for children to tequila tastings and dance classes for adults.

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