Pueblo Bonito Pacifica Resort & Spa Rating: 4.5 Pearls
The all-inclusive, adults-only Pueblo Bonitio Pacifica Resort is a tranquil, upscale resort on a gorgeous beach. It feels removed and secluded from the Cabo nightlife, though it's only about a 10-minute drive away. The full-service spa includes a beauty salon, a meditation labyrinth, and beachside yoga classes, and all rooms have patios or balconies with ocean views. The only downside is the beach beds, which are only available for guests staying in Oceanview or Oceanfront Suites. But all guests get to take part in fun activities such as tequila and wine tastings.
Grand Solmar Land's End Resort & Spa Rating: 4.5 Pearls
Grand Solmar Land's End Resort & Spa is set against the ethereal background of the Pacific Ocean and a massive natural rock formation that hugs the resort. This beautiful all-inclusive resort, located near the iconic El Arco, is inviting to all types of travelers, from families to couples. However, the hotel's all-inclusive plan does not include the shuttle service to and from the airport, so some wind up feeling nickel-and-dimed.
Riu Palace Cabo San Lucas - All Inclusive Rating: 4.0 Pearls
The Riu Palace, located right outside of party-hearty Cabo San Lucas, is packed with entertainment. This colossal 642-room all-inclusive resort offers dining at six restaurants, activities, and nightly entertainment -- such as a Michael Jackson impersonator -- all included in the price (unlike many other "all-inclusives" in the area). While the resort is scenic with its manicured grounds, there are complaints about pool crowds and few lounge chairs being available. Plus, the rooms aren't as luxe as those at our top three picks.
Marina Fiesta Resort & Spa Rating: 3.5 Pearls
The 155 suites at the all-inclusive Marina Fiesta Resort & Spa are clean and spacious with a subtle nautical theme. The beds and furniture are comfortable (though the furniture in some rooms feels worn and dated), the showers large, and the bathrooms clean. But the hotel's location near downtown Cabo San Lucas may be its greatest draw: Staying here puts you a few minutes' walk away from popular Medano Beach, shopping at the Puerto Paraiso mall, a myriad of dining options, and a vibrant nightlife. The all-inclusive package doesn't cover much aside from meals, but the Marina Fiesta is a great option for those looking to party, and its rates are often lower than those at the competition.
Melia Cabo Real All-Inclusive Beach & Golf Resort Rating: 3.5 Pearls
Melia Cabo is a sprawling, 305-room beachfront all-inclusive in between the cities of Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo. Rooms are spacious, clean, and come with an airy, fresh style (though some feature old tube TVs). The grounds are lovely and feature plenty of lounge seating and cabanas, assorted ping-pong tables, a sprawling pool, and even a swim-able (though small) beach area (unusual around San Jose del Cabo, where waters are rough). The pool's swim-up bar is a perk, but has received some complaints of poor upkeep, and the "separate" kiddy pool is really just separated by some in-water pylons -- though an impeccable 10-person Jacuzzi is perched on a top level overlooking the ocean. Being that it's not within walking distance from Cabo San Lucas or San Jose del Cabo much dining, drinking, and entertainment will be done on-site; only two restaurants are available, which may feel a bit limiting on a long vacation.