Known for megaresorts with multiple restaurants, bars, and nightlife activity, Cancun does all-inclusives right. But, while some have excellent dining, included water sports, and sleek guest rooms, others serve mediocre food alongside dated interiors. So if you’re looking for an all-inclusive getaway that’s worth its cost, you’ve come to the right place. We visited Cancun’s all-inclusive hotels to sleep in the beds, dine at the restaurants, and swim in the pools, to see which were the best of the best. Take a look at our picks for the best all-inclusive resorts in Cancun, and get inspired!
Situated on a beautiful swathe of white-sand beach in the heart of Cancun’s Hotel Zone, Le Blanc Spa Resort Cancun adults-only all-inclusive focuses squarely on pampering. This property has a bright, sleek aesthetic with and luxurious features that make it one of the most popular in Cancun year after year. Highlights include multiple buffet and a la carte dining options, a spa with free hydrotherapy, gorgeous pools with swim-up bars, and spacious rooms featuring whirlpool tubs, Apple TVs with Netflix, and aromatherapy kits.
If you're in the market for a quieter alternative away from the bustling Hotel Zone, the adults-only Excellence Playa Mujeres might be just the ticket. This sprawling property sits on a quiet stretch of white-sand beach with views out over Isla Mujeres in the distance. It features seven pools, four of which remain heated in the (relatively) cooler months. The Excellence Playa Mujeres spa is particularly impressive, with a variety of hydrotherapy features. There are around 20 bars and restaurants in total, so it's unlikely you'll get bored with the dining options. However, it's the rooms at Excellence Playa Mujeres that really make this spot stand out: some have swim-up access while others feature their own private plunge pools.
The adults-only Beloved Playa Mujeres has all of the perks of a luxurious all-inclusive property with the intimacy of a boutique hotel. The 109 rooms here are huge and come with private balconies and whirlpool tubs or even plunge pools. There are four a la carte restaurants that guests can access at their leisure, without worrying about reservations. Other stand-out features at Beloved Playa Mujeres include three outdoor pools and a sprawling hydrotherapy circuit, not to mention an opulent spa that's one of the largest in the Cancun region, and a large fitness center. And that's all without the huge crowds often found in larger properties.
Secrets The Vine Cancun Resort & Spa is a romantic adults-only option that’s perfect for couples who want direct beach access and don’t mind being slightly removed from area attractions. Features here are geared toward relaxation, with an excellent spa featuring sauna and steam facilities, four outdoor pools, and all sorts of on-site activities. The all-inclusive dining options here are particularly noteworthy, with six a la carte restaurants offering everything from Argentinian to Asian fare. Secrets The Vine Cancun's rooms — there are 497 of them, so it's not the biggest resort in the area -- go heavy on the luxury, featuring teak furniture and Italian porcelain floors.
In the heart of the Hotel Zone, the adults-only Live Aqua Beach Resort Cancun offers a quiet alternative to some of the more party-centric properties in the area. This low-key, all-inclusive features a huge pool area that spills out onto a white-sand beach along with 371 contemporary rooms that have balconies looking out over the sea. However, the focus here is on the food, with a mix of casual buffet spots and more upscale a la carte spots, such as In Laa'kech, a meat and seafood grill and the tucked-away Hidden Garden, with pan-Asian fare.
The Hyatt Zilara Cancun offers the reliability of a trusted brand with the sleek elegance of a luxury beachfront property, with nary a child in sight. Why? Because the Hyatt Zilara Cancun is an adults-only all-inclusive. It features six restaurants serving everything from Mexican fare to teppanyaki along with a huge beach-facing infinity pool and a gargantuan swim-up bar. Travelers who like to stay fit on vacation can head to Hyatt Zilara's huge fitness center, though this Hyatt is equally suited to partiers, with foam parties and tequila tastings by day, and live entertainment at night. The rooms here aren't too shabby either, and many have fantastic vantages over the beach and Cancun.
Spread out over two white-sand beaches with plenty of water sports options available, the Hyatt Ziva Cancun is a sprawling all-inclusive luxury resort that caters to couples and families alike. You'll find both family-friendly sections and an adults-only area. Kid-friendly features include a kids' club and an aquatic play area, while couples wanting a bit of peace and quiet may want to book a room in the exclusive adult tower, Turqouize, which features a rooftop infinity pool. The Hyatt Ziva Cancun also a large fitness area, an extensive spa, and a variety of dining options, from lounges and restaurants to food carts — not to mention round-the-clock room service.
Straddling a white-sand beach just south of the Hotel Zone, the Iberostar Cancun Star Prestige is an all-inclusive adults-only property housed in the Iberostar Cancun's new tower, which opened in 2018. This part of the resort is for adults only, and features large rooms with whirlpool hot tubs and ocean-facing balconies. Guests can opt to stay in the adults-only section or pop next door to use the Iberostar Cancun gym and spa. While most of the facilities are next door, the Iberostar Cancun Star Prestige does have its own beachside infinity pool along with a beach bar with an extensive drinks menu.
The gargantuan Moon Palace Golf and Spa Resort feels more like three resorts in one, featuring three sections, each with its own aesthetic and amenities. It’s the largest Palace property on earth and has more features than most guests could take advantage of in just one trip, from a 30-hole golf course to an enormous series of interconnected lagoon pools, not to mention multiple spas and fitness centers and 20 bars and restaurants. However, it's the kids' club that really stands out here, with its multiple themed rooms, miniature race track, life-sized dollhouse, and scaled-down mini theater. With that in mind, you'll find that Moon Palace Cancun is a great all-inclusive option for families.
Situated in a quieter northern section of the Hotel Zone, the Sun Palace is a high-end all-inclusive that caters to couples — and couples only — making it ideal for travelers who want romance without a lot of partying. The dining options at this all-inclusive property include Italian and Mexican fare and there are three pools along with a smattering of outdoor activities. Rooms feature whirlpool tubs built for two and private balconies, though guests may prefer to spend their days staring out at the sea from cushioned loungers lined up on the hotel's white-sand beach.
Overlooking both a rocky, rugged beach and a softer stretch of white sand, Hotel Riu Palace Peninsula features plenty of beach space, but it's the pools here that really set it apart, with family-friendly and adult-only options to suit a variety of guests. This sprawling all-inclusive features multiple bars and restaurants along with two live entertainment stages, not to mention excellent fitness facilities. While the amenities here are a big draw for many, the rooms are equally attractive, with ocean-facing balconies, booze dispensers, and extra-large floor plans, while the adult-only villas add romantic outdoor whirlpool tubs.
On a quieter stretch of sandy coastline just south of Cancun's airport, Haven Riviera Cancun is a luxurious adults-only resort with sleek, contemporary rooms and facilities and beautiful views out over the sea. The all-inclusive dining options here are impressive, with a mix of buffet and a la carte options featuring everything from classic Mexican fare to Asian Fusion cuisine; there's even a Basque-style charcoal grill for cooking up the catch of the day. And while this resort eschews the party-hard vibe found in the Hotel Zone for a chicer aesthetic, there's plenty to keep busy, with a luxurious spa with a hydrotherapy circuit, a sports bar, and a cabaret bar featuring everything from comedy to magic shows.
Situated right on Playa Mujeres, Hotel Riu Palace Costa Mujeres is a massive resort featuring all sorts of facilities, from five swimming pools to a private stretch of beach equipped with hammocks and shaded chairs. The all-inclusive dining options here include a buffet restaurant with show-cooking plus a variety of theme restaurants featuring global cuisine, and there's plenty for guests of all ages, from a kids' club to a sprawling wellness center.
The massive Paradisus Cancun is all about amenities, with a nine-hole golf course, flood-lit tennis courts, a large gym, and an excellent spa. This all-inclusive also offers a whole host of dining options, though most require reservations. There's plenty for those who want to party, with beach parties and a nightclub, while the interior tropical gardens provide a sense of respite from the action.
For travelers looking to be in the heart of the Hotel Zone action, Beach Palace is a superb choice, with plenty for couples and families alike on a large expanse of white-sand beach. For families, there's a kids' pool with a waterslide, video games, and even kids' menus available, while adults can take advantage of multiple bars (including three swim-up options) and plenty of evening entertainment programs.
Looking out over a large stretch of white-sand beach and turquoise water in the middle of the Hotel Zone, the Royal Sands Resort & Spa All Inclusive is a former time share that’s been transformed into an all-inclusive property. It offers a variety of room and suites, some with their own kitchens, along with plenty of on-site activities and amenities from fitness classes ranging from Zumba to Pilates to free beachfront palapas.
A great choice for families and couples who prefer a lively all-inclusive to something quieter, this massive music-themed property offers guests plenty to do (and eat) without having to leave its sprawling grounds, though its location smack in the middle of the Hotel Zone make it a good choice for those who want to be near nightlife. Highlights of this rock-n-roll themed property include a massive infinity pool with submerged loungers and a swim-up bar, a bright fitness center, and a modern spa. The Hard Rock Hotel Cancun also offers extensive all-inclusive dining options and clubs for kids and teens alike. The rooms aren't too shabby either, and some categories feature in-room whirlpool tubs.
Situated right on Playa Mujeres, north of the Hotel Zone, TRS Coral is an adults-only beach resort catering to couples looking for a luxurious getaway. It’s also a popular venue for sophisticated weddings. The entire property is modern yet elegant, with a mix of room types including Loft Suites with their own hydro-massage baths and swim-up rooms that have direct access to one of the resort’s numerous pools. All-inclusive dining options here are fantastic, with Thai, Indian, Japanese, and Italian restaurants along with two international buffets and a steakhouse.
Situated in Costa Mujeres, not far from Cancun, Grand Palladium Costa Mujeres Resort & Spa is an all-inclusive resort featuring elegant decor and extensive amenities, including a gorgeous spa, a high-end fitness center, and a solid array of bars and restaurants. Menus at Grand Palladium Costa Mujeres feature everything from Italian fare to rich Indian food along with Japanese, Thai, and – of course – Mexican options. Travelers with kids can stay at the Family Selection at Grand Palladium Costa Mujeres, a resort within a resort featuring a kids’ club and a whole host of family-friendly facilities – the Family Selection Junior Suite here is equipped for families and comes with perks such as welcome gifts for kids.