Ah, Mexico — from amazing culture to buzzing cities and incredible beaches, the country really does have it all. Those qualities have helped make it one of the world’s most famous vacation destinations. Mexico is also home to an astonishing number of all-inclusive resorts. These range from crash pads that draw partying spring breakers to playground-packed family resorts and top-of-the-line luxury all-inclusives as well. Lucky for you, we’ve visited hundreds of hotels in Mexico in person, and have checked out the rooms, eaten in the restaurants, and swam in the pools to see how they compare. Take a look at our top picks for best Mexico all-inclusive resorts and get inspired for your next vacation right now.
The elegant Royal Hideaway Playacar is a luxury property that's right on the beautiful white-sand beach in the chic Playacar development. It's just a short drive south of Playa del Carmen, but feels worlds away from the buzz there. With only 200 rooms, it feels more intimate than many of the area’s larger all-inclusive resorts, and there are six pools in total, leaving plenty of room to spread out. Royal Hideaway Playacar rooms are elegant, with jetted tubs and marble bathrooms — many have sea views. All-inclusive rates covers plenty, including meals and snacks at all of the resort's bars and restaurants, free round-the-clock room service, champagne at check-in, and a whole host of non-motorized water sports. Guests will only need to pay a little extra for perks such as tennis and golf lessons, spa treatments, or tours.
Set on a beautiful stretch of beach between Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo, Grand Velas Los Cabos all-inclusive is one of the most luxurious resorts in the region. You'll find gorgeous, contemporary suites equipped with big soaking tubs and welcome bottles of mezcal, plus beautiful facilities, including a spa with a huge hydrotherapy circuit and a fitness center with personal trainers. The all-inclusive rates include access to a variety of buffet and a la carte restaurants, some with extensive wine lists (and all tricked out in impeccable, sumptuous decor), plus free premium liquor. Unlike many all-inclusive resorts in Los Cabos, children are allowed, and there are great kids' and teens' clubs with toys and video games.
Le Blanc Spa Resort Cancun remains one of the most popular all-inclusives in all of Mexico — and with good reason. This chic property is meticulously designed — stylish rooms featuring whirlpool tubs while sleek, minimalistic common areas and grounds are peppered with contemporary art (and stunning sea views). The attention to detail found throughout the resort extends to its culinary offerings, with everything from free poolside popsicles to excellent dining options. Highlights include a steakhouse, Italian and Asian a la carte dinner spots, and a French-fusion fine-dining option, Lumiere. However, the all-inclusive offerings here go beyond just food and drinks, with perks such as free access to the spa's hydrotherapy circuit as well as its steam and sauna facilities.
Luxury and romance take center stage at the adults-only Excellence Playa Mujeres. Its location in Playa Mujeres, away from Cancun's Hotel Zone, keeps the ambience quiet and relaxed, while the elegant rooms with whirlpool tubs and two-person showers are ideal for couples looking for romance. The spa is also a treat, with special couples' suites and a hydrotherapy circuit, and there are seven pools for swimming and cooling down. Dining options excel as well, with nine restaurants and 11 bars (plus premium alcohol), all covered by the all-inclusive rate. Unlike most all-inclusive resorts, reservations aren’t required for any of them, which can be a welcome relief for those who prefer to keep scheduling to a minimum while on vacation.
On a long stretch of white-sand beach, the sprawling Grand Velas Riviera Maya is yet another outpost of this excellent all-inclusive brand. The Riviera Maya location offers an excellent experience for families and couples alike, — including dedicated adults-only areas — and a host of activities and entertainment options. Grand Velas all-inclusive rates cover food and drinks at all of the bars and restaurants, from the upscale French Piaf to Cocina de Autor, which offers molecular cuisine. You'll also score access to a huge list of premium liquor and drinks. Other included perks include free valet parking, access to the kids' club, fitness classes, all non-motorized water sports, and free top-shelf minibars, restocked daily.
One of our favorite family-friendly hotels in Mexico, the Hyatt Ziva Los Cabos all-inclusive offers plenty for guests of all ages, with special activities for kids, a gorgeous spa with a hydrotherapy circuit, and an adults-only pool. The large, modern suites with marble bathrooms and patios or balconies are great, too. The generous all-inclusive plan and multitude of restaurants mean that you won’t go hungry, with everything from fast food to fine-dining options. You can keep it local by opting for Mexican fare at El Molino or sit down to a la carte French and Japanese meals, without having to worry about making reservations. The all-inclusive plan also covers valet parking, Wi-Fi, and tips.
Situated between Playa del Carmen and Tulum, about 75 minutes south of the Cancun Airport, UNICO 20 87 Hotel Riviera Maya all-inclusive attracts couples looking for the right mix of relaxation and fun. Activities range from fitness classes to food tastings, mostly during the day. You will find evening parties a few times a week, though they're subdued compared to the scene in Cancun. Rooms are elegant, and the most popular feature swim-up pool access to one of the resort’s three pools. Dining options are diverse, offering everything from Japanese to local Mexican fare. UNICO's Unlimited Inclusions package is worth the upgrade for a truly luxe experience that includes scuba diving experiences, select spa treatments, and unlimited golf.
The upscale Marquis Los Cabos All-Inclusive Resort & Spa adults-only resort offers a high-end alternative to many of Los Cabos' incredibly expensive pay-as-you-go resorts. The property sits right on a quiet stretch of white-sand beach. Though the water isn't great for swimming here, there are two infinity pools with excellent ocean views and some of the suites have their own private plunge pools. All-inclusive dining options at the Marquis are extensive, with a buffet restaurant, a poolside snack bar specializing in Mexican fare, and French, Italian, and Japanese restaurants. The real highlight may be the Suspiros Bar, where cocktails are served on an ocean-facing terrace from afternoon to well past sunset.
Hotel Xcaret Mexico feels more like a theme park than a resort (and a stay here includes admission to several area parks run by the same company — a perk that's hard to match). The Xcaret all-inclusive package also covers visits to area cenotes and even to the celebrated Mayan site of Chichen Itza. With all of that activity, you may wonder why guests would bother staying on-site. However, you'd be wrong. Hotel Xcaret caters to adults and kids equally well, with an elegant spa and numerous pools, including one with waterslides. For meals, there are 10 restaurants plus a variety of food stalls, with options running the gamut from high-end Japanese fare to tacos.
A stay at this all-inclusive, adults-only resort in Los Cabos doesn’t come cheap, but the all-inclusive rates are generous. As one of the newest additions to the all-inclusive scene in this part of Mexico, the style is fresh and modern throughout. The property offers guests access to a variety of high-quality restaurants — including one of the area's only Lebanese restaurants (which is exceptional) — plus all of the premium alcohol they can drink. There's also a gorgeous spa occupying almost a whole floor of the resort, complete with a hydrotherapy circuit that guests can use at no extra charge.That's to say nothing of the stunning pool complex, and incredible views of the beach and sea from many vantages throughout the property. Wi-Fi, valet parking, and gratuities are also covered by the all-inclusive plan, as are well-stocked minibars, butlers, and 24-hour room service.
Just outside of San Jose del Cabo, Secrets Puerto Los Cabos adult-only all-inclusive is hard to top when it comes to amenities. That starts with rates that offer unlimited dining at six bars and eight restaurants, plus top-shelf liquor. When it comes to room, there are attractive touches, though some of the most popular units offer swim-up access. The hotel offers great views of the Sea of Cortez, especially from its two pools and golf course. It's definitely prime territory for couples, though Secretes also makes a convincing spot for corporate retreats, if you're after a group getaway.
Secrets Maroma Beach Riviera Cancun offers such extensive facilities and so many activities that you may be tempted to never leave the resort for even a second of your vacation. Highlights include a massive stretch of beach, a huge pool complex with 13 pools in all (plus a swim-up bar), nine-hole mini-golf, and all sorts of sports facilities. The Secrets Spa is also a major draw, with hydrotherapy and a beauty salon offering fish pedicures. Secrets all-inclusive packages cover a variety of restaurants, from the hibachi-style Himitsu to the wine-themed Bordeaux.
One of the smaller beachfront properties in Cancun, the Iberostar Cancun Star Prestige all-inclusive offers extensive facilities both at the resort and at its adjacent sister property, Iberostar Cancun. Moreover, with only 156 rooms, you're unlikely to feel crowded here. The all-inclusive plan gives guests access to 24-hour room service, a buffet restaurant, and a lobby bar with top-shelf liquor plus a Beach Club bar complete with all-you-can-drink cocktails. As a new addition to the Ibersotar Cancun complex, you'll also score fresh and modern rooms (many with great beach views and some with their own plunge pools).
El Dorado Casitas Royale by Karisma adults-only, all-inclusive resort offers a quieter, more upscale vibe than you'll find at the main El Dorado resort to which its attached. Rooms here keep couples in mind, with hot tubs for two, and some have infinity plunge pools or swim-up pool access. Highlights include a spa offering Mayan-inspired treatments and a number of pools, some with swim-up bars, and a variety of restaurants.
The Art Deco Secrets The Vine Cancun is a chic, mid-sized adults-only resort in the Cancun Hotel Zone, right on the beach. Dining at all of the hotel's restaurants are included in the all-inclusive rates, from Bluewater Grill's Argentinian fare to a buffet restaurant that offers a wide selection of options for all three meals. Other features include free Wi-Fi and parking, business and conference facilities, and three pools (plus a fourth for Preferred Club guests). All of those perks aside, it's the myriad activities that stand out here, ranging from scuba-diving to cooking and dance classes.
A boutique alternative to many of the larger all-inclusive resorts that dominate in Cancun, Beloved Playa Mujeres is an upscale, adults-only option on a quiet, white-sand beach. The facilities are excellent, especially for a smaller property, with a huge spa featuring hydrotherapy services and four a la carte restaurants that don't require reservations. Other perks include free non-motorized water sports and three lovely outdoor pools plus a swim-up bar (that also serves snacks). If you're after a true splurge, we recommend reserving a Casita Suite with Private Pool — it's hard to top.
Geared toward couples on romantic getaways, Blue Diamond Luxury Boutique Hotel is a romantic all-inclusive offering a range of great perks. That includes everything from a gorgeous spa with free steam and sauna facilities, a Mayan temazcal, and a high-end fitness center with Kinesis equipment and personal trainers. The all-inclusive meal options include a champagne breakfast and a mix of casual and more formal eateries, none of which require reservations. Room service is free around the clock and free minibars are restocked daily.
This Puerto Vallarta all-inclusive resort offers swanky suites with Nespresso machines and well-stocked minibars, replenished daily. Facilities are fabulous, with plenty for guests of all ages, from a three-tiered infinity pool to a large beach with free snorkels and boogie boards for guests. There are also kids' and teens' club, a kids' spa, and a great gym with everything from Pilates to Polynesian dance instruction. Along with access to a wide variety of gourmet dining options, from French fare to Mexican cuisine, the resort offers an all-inclusive wine list with extensive offerings (just note that some of the higher-end bottles cost extra).
One of the most chic options in Akumal, TRS Yucatan adults-only all-inclusive is a handsome, attractive resort that's equally laid-back and lively. The property offers everything from free access to the spa's hydrotherapy circuit to a host of daytime and evening activities. Guests at TRS Yucatan also score access to CHIC Cabaret with their stay, which includes a multi-course gourmet and cool cabaret show. The beach is at the neighboring Grand Palladium sister properties (which are accessible by shuttle), though TRS has a saltwater pool that's built into the rocky shoreline and is filled with natural seawater. If you'd like a freshwater option, TRS Yucatan's stunning multi-level seaside pool buzzes all day long. Rooms are bright and contemporary, with marble floors and stylish accents. The best have their own private pools.
Smack in the middle of Cancun's Hotel Zone, Live Aqua Beach Resort Cancun adults-only all-inclusive is a calm alternative to Cancun's party-hard reputation. Features include 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. Food here scores particularly rave reviews, and Live Agua Cancun restaurants range from casual buffet spots to more upscale a la carte eateries, such as In Laa'kech, a meat and seafood grill, and the tucked-away Hidden Garden serving pan-Asian fare.