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14 Best All-Inclusive Resorts in Mexico

Written by Meagan Drillinger
Aug 26, 2020

As much fun as vacation-planning can be, sometimes eliminating the guesswork is a vacation all on its own. That's the beauty of the all-inclusive resort: accommodations where once you check in, you have everything you need. Even better? Your wallet can stay in the room.

Mexico is one of the world's capitals for supreme all-inclusive resorts. In fact, some of the most creative and luxurious all-inclusives can be found right here. In every beach destination across the country, dozens of all-inclusive resorts are there for the choosing, and each one fills its own niche. Whether you're looking for a resort for couples, families, adults-only, adventure, luxury, or simply to disconnect, Mexico has the resort to match.

So where does one even begin when selecting the best all-inclusive resorts in Mexico? We've narrowed down the top options with the list below.

1. Excellence Playa Mujeres

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A half hour north of the Cancun airport, in a gated community on its own sugary stretch of sand, sits one of Cancun's top resorts. Excellence Playa Mujeres is part of the rapidly developing luxury community, Playa Mujeres. With views of the eponymous island offshore, a golf course, and an inland marina, it is one of the most coveted addresses in the area.

The adults-only, all-suite resort has seven pools and lazy rivers that weave around its tropical gardens. Five of the pools are heated, and four independent hot-water Jacuzzis can be found throughout the property, as well.

Guests can opt to elevate their stay by booking Excellence Club rooms, which come with additional benefits like private check-in and check-out, late check-out and early check-in, a private concierge, private lounge, upgraded toiletries, a reserved restaurant, and a reserved beach area.

Excellence Playa Mujeres is also known for its Miile Spa, specifically for the Aqua Wellness Hydrotherapy Circuit, which features splashing fountains, high-pressure waterfalls, bubble massage benches, Swedish saunas, tropical rain showers, and more.

When not checking into one of the posh suites, guests can take advantage of the on-property activities, like snorkeling, sailing, paddleboarding, yoga, Spanish lessons, and more. The resort can also arrange for private yacht excursions or deep-sea fishing trips.

Address: Prolongación Bonampak S/N Mz. 1 Lt.10 Sm. 3 Condominio Playa Mujeres Sm. 3 Condominio Playa Mujeres, 77400 Q.R., Mexico

Accommodation: Excellence Playa Mujeres

2. Le Blanc Spa Resort Los Cabos

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Le Blanc Spa Resort Los Cabos opened in 2018 with a flurry of excitement. It's the sister resort to the much-beloved original Le Blanc Spa Resort in Cancun.

The newest iteration raised the bar on luxury - the Cancun property shuttered for a $30 million renovation in order to keep up. The adults-only resort features 373 rooms, 98 percent of which feature oceanfront or partial-oceanfront views. All rooms have balconies.

The room to beat, however, is the Royale Residence, which is sort of like a private resort within the resort. The two-story building can host up to 12 guests and comes with its own private check-in, personal butler, and concierge. The four oceanfront bedrooms have private bathrooms, pedestal tub, and Salvatore Ferragamo bath amenities.

The house also has an outdoor terrace, sun deck, personal fitness center, and private pool. Guests of the Royale Residence are entitled to two private spa treatments per stay, and a tailor-made dinner or lunch prepared for up to 12 people.

But all guests can explore the resort's 10 dining venues, as well as the sprawling BlancSpa with 25 treatment suites and a menu of sumptuous massages.

Address: Transpeninsular km 18 s/n lote Fusionado de las Fracciones A8,A9 y A10 del predio el Tule, 23407 San José del Cabo, B.C.S., Mexico

Accommodation: Le Blanc Spa Resort Los Cabos

3. Secrets Maroma Beach Riviera Cancun

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Sunning itself on a stretch of the Mexican Caribbean's most pristine coastline, Secrets Maroma Beach Riviera Cancun is one of the top all-inclusive resorts in Mexico.

Secrets has long been a preferred brand among honeymooners, thanks to their adults-only policy and Unlimited-Luxury program, which offers a lengthy list of included amenities. But Secrets Maroma Beach is by far one of the most impressive in the entire brand's collection.

Let's start with the guest suites, each with a private terrace or balcony, an in-suite hydro tub (for two), complimentary minibar, and more. Be sure to look into the several swim-out suites.

Guests would be remiss to pass on the Secrets Spa by Pevonia, a 13,000-square-foot palace that pampers with a menu of treatments, tranquility pools, and relaxation areas.

Address: Carretera Federal 307 Chetumal-Cancun, 77710 Playa del Carmen, Q.R., Mexico

Accommodation: Secrets Maroma Beach Riviera Cancun

4. Hotel Xcaret

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If you're familiar with Riviera Maya's Grupo Xcaret, then you know that they are anything but subtle. Under the Grupo Xcaret name exists nine themed adventure parks peppered around the Riviera Maya, including everything from Mayan cultural heritage to water parks, adrenaline rides, and more.

But the brand has taken it one step further with the opening of Hotel Xcaret, a completely new all-inclusive concept for Mexico and a one-of-a-kind luxury hotel.

The resort sits at the end of a long, winding jungle road that leads to an open-air lobby with soaring ceilings and a view out to the infinity pool and the Caribbean Sea. The resort swings heavy on the secret jungle city vibes, with lush foliage, white stone-facade buildings, and dangling vines.

The sprawling resort is divided among five separate "casas," each one with its own theme: adults only, luxury adult, family, luxury family, and wellness. In each casa, most ground-floor rooms are swim-up suites. All rooms have decadent bathrooms and fully-stocked minibars. Casa Fuego is the most VIP of the houses, with its own private gym, restaurant, and rooftop infinity pool.

While there is so much to see and do on the property itself, with 10 restaurants, a spa, pools, and a beach, one of the biggest perks guests receive is complimentary, unlimited access to any of Grupo Xcaret's parks.

Address: Carretera Federal Chetumal-Puerto Juárez, Av. Solidaridad 2, 77710 Playa del Carmen, Q.R., Mexico

Accommodation: Hotel Xcaret

5. UNICO 20°N 87°W Hotel Riviera Maya

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UNICO 20°N 87°W Hotel Riviera Maya is a Mexico all-inclusive resort that is just as much about romance for couples as it is about fun for groups of friends.

The luxury, adults-only hotel sprawls across a stretch of powder-soft sand. Of the 448 rooms, 90 percent have ocean views. All first-floor rooms have swim-up pools; the ones on higher floors have double hydro spa tubs on their terraces.

The resort attracts guests looking for a healthy mix of relaxation and fun. Activities include everything from fitness to cooking classes. As part of its Unlimited Inclusions program, guests have access to a wide range of activities that are normally surcharged at other all-inclusive resorts, from golf to scuba diving, spa treatments, and local tours.

The resort has five restaurants, daily and nightly events, a fitness center with a visiting instructor program, and an indulgent spa with hydrotherapy areas and treatment rooms.

Address: Puerto Juarez, México 307 KM 256, SOLIDARIDAD, 77710 Chetumal, Q.R., Mexico

Accommodation: UNICO 20°N 87°W Hotel Riviera Maya

6. Marquis Los Cabos All-Inclusive Resort & Spa

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Los Cabos is not new to over-the-top luxury. Some of Mexico's most decadent resorts pepper the Cabo San Lucas coastline. When it comes to all-inclusive luxury in the destination, Marquis Los Cabos is leading the pack.

Perched on a quiet stretch of white sand, the intimate resort is surrounded by the iconic red rocks of this desert-meets-sea destination. Los Cabos is notorious for rough waves, so while the beach at Marquis Los Cabos is just for looking, two gorgeous infinity pools more than make up for it. Some suites have their own private plunge pools, as well.

Choose from four restaurants, as well as nightly entertainment and themed celebrations.

All rooms feature ocean views, a Jacuzzi bathtub, L'Occitane products, 24-hour room service, and more. But the most impressive rooms are The Casitas, which are a massive 1,650 square feet with terraces, a plunge pool, and separate living and dining areas.

Address: Carr. Transpeninsular Km 21.5, Fracc. Cabo Real, 23400 San José del Cabo, B.C.S., Mexico

Accommodation: Marquis Los Cabos All-Inclusive Resort & Spa

7. Live Aqua Beach Resort Cancun

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While this all-inclusive hotel is right in the heart of Cancun's Hotel Zone, it offers travelers an oasis of calm in a destination otherwise known for its frenetic energy and nightlife.

The resort underwent a multimillion-dollar renovation in 2019, which included all of its guest rooms, public areas, the Aqua Club, and dining. Tip: Book an Aqua Club room on the fifth or sixth floor to gain access to the special perks like private check-in, lounge area, and personal concierge.

Down on the beach level, guests will find seven pools and a dedicated beach club area. One of the most energetic pools is near the Sea Corner restaurant, which also happens to be one of the best spots for dining at the hotel. Guests should also book a reservation at Inlaakech Restaurant, which is as much a storytelling journey about Mexican culture as it is a meal.

Address: Blvd. Kukulcan Km 12.5, Zona Hotelera, 77500 Cancún, Q.R., Mexico

Accommodation: Live Aqua Beach Resort Cancun

8. Grand Velas Los Cabos

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Set on what is known as "The Corridor," or the stretch between Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo, is the newest of the Grand Velas resorts (it opened in 2016), and arguably its most luxurious, to boot.

The all-suite resort has some of the biggest rooms around, the smallest one starting at 1,180 square feet. All rooms have ocean views. There are six wellness suites, as well, which cater to a fitness-minded crowd, with a Life Fitness recline bike in the room, Vitamin C shower sprinkler, a minibar stocked with crudités, and a spa concierge.

Select from five fine-dining restaurants, including Mexican, French, Italian, and a steakhouse.

If you're feeling fancy, book a treatment at the opulent spa. Treatments longer than 50 minutes include access to the seven-step hydrotherapy circuit.

Address: México 1 Km 17, Tourist Corridor, Corredor Turístico, 23405 Cabo San Lucas, B.C.S., Mexico

Accommodation: Grand Velas Los Cabos

9. Beloved Playa Mujeres

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When it comes to a couples' retreat there can be no better place in Mexico than Beloved Playa Mujeres. Why? The entire resort was designed for couples.

This couples-only all-inclusive is an intimate oasis with massive suites, private plunge pools, and an array of activities designed for two. If you really want to raise the bar on romance, book a Casita Suite with Private Pool.

The spa is a must for anyone staying at this resort, but the dining is top-notch, as well. As for activities, the resort has three swimming pools, four Jacuzzis, a calendar of wellness workshops on the beach, cooking lessons, group sports, and a high-tech fitness center. Couples can also take advantage of kayaking, sailing, and snorkeling.

Address: Calle Vialidad Paseo Mujeres S/N Mz 1, Lt Isla Mujeres Sm 3 Zona Continental Colonia 10, 77400 Q.R., Mexico

Accommodation: Beloved Playa Mujeres

10. Zoëtry Paraíso de la Bonita Riviera Maya

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At just 100 suites, intimacy is what this romantic, adults-only all-inclusive is all about. Overlooking the sparkling Caribbean Sea, Zoetry Paraiso de la Bonita sits on 14 acres of Riviera Maya beachfront.

The resort has been a mainstay in Mexico's upscale all-inclusive scene for many years. That's because it has come to be one of the most trusted for all-inclusive luxury.

Poetry Paraiso implements an Endless Privileges amenities program, which includes a la carte dining, daily gifts and amenities, luxe bath products by Bvlgari, a variety of wellness experiences, an hour-long catamaran ride, and so much more.

Rooms come in a variety of categories, including nine new Impression Club Suites. These rooms sit in a secluded portion of the resort with its own seawater infinity pool, exclusive beach area, and private Bali beds. The Impression Club suites even come with their own private chef and exclusive access to reserved restaurants.

Address: Carretera Cancun-Chetumal Bahía Petempich Km 328 Kay Club Bahía Petempich, 77580 Puerto Morelos, Q.R., Mexico

Accommodation: Zoetry Paraiso de la Bonita Riviera Maya

11. Hotel Mousai

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Perched on a jungle-covered mountainside just outside Puerto Vallarta, this boutique hotel is reason enough to book a flight to Mexico's Pacific Coast.

The adults-only hotel has the perfect vantage point overlooking the sweeping Bay of Banderas and the Sierra Madre mountains. Each suite offers more than 1,000 square feet of space, as well as a private terrace that has its own hammock and plunge pool.

The resort is a blend of modern-meets-Art Deco, with plenty of sparkling white accented by dramatic pops of purple and red.

The all-inclusive rate covers everything from the minibar to restaurants and activities. The rooftop restaurant is simply to die for - as is the view from the rooftop infinity pool.

While the hotel itself doesn't have beach access, all guests can use the beachfront at the neighboring Garza Blanca Preserve Resort & Spa, which is just across the street.

This is by far one of the best hotels in Puerto Vallarta, all-inclusive or not.

Address: Carr. a Barra de Navidad Km. 7.5, Sur, 48390 Puerto Vallarta, Jal., Mexico

Accommodation: Hotel Mousai

12. Le Blanc Spa Resort Cancun

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Coming fresh off a $30 million renovation in 2019, Le Blanc Spa Resort Cancun continues to be one of the best all-inclusive resorts in Mexico. The 260-room resort is splashed in white, with gleaming marble surfaces, all of which draw your eyes directly to the sparking turquoise sea directly in front of the hotel.

What is special about Le Blanc Spa Resort Cancun is its wellness offerings, which extend far beyond its impressive spa. All guests receive a complimentary in-room aromatherapy menu, as well as a wellness channel in room, a sleep-aid kit, and one workshop on healthy cooking per stay.

But then, of course, there is the spa itself. The signature BlancSpa has seven indoor couples treatment suites, 11 single suites, one Golden VIP Suite, and one Vichy suite. There is also a comprehensive hydrotherapy experience with a sauna, steam room, ice room, different lagoons, swarm beds, and Jacuzzi.

Address: Blvd. Kukulcan, Punta Cancun, Zona Hotelera, 77550 Cancún, Q.R., Mexico

Accommodation: Le Blanc Spa Resort Cancun

13. Grand Velas Riviera Maya

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Grand Velas Riviera Maya is one of the Grande Dames of the Mexican Caribbean. The sprawling resort, perched on 85 acres, is designed for couples, as well as families, and has a host of amenities and activities to suit both.

The resort offers three different types of experiences, from the secluded Zen Grand suites to the family-style Ambassador suites, or the couples-forward Grand Class suites.

Guests can dine at five restaurants, and families can take advantage of the Kids' Club, a Teens' Club, and even a Baby Concierge. Other perks include free valet parking, fitness classes, all non-motorized water sports, and more.

The iconic SE Spa by Grand Velas Riviera Maya is its signature mark. Be sure to book a treatment longer than 50 minutes to take advantage of the complimentary SE Spa Water Ceremony, an eight-step holistic hydrotherapy circuit. The spa has also been certified by Wellness for Cancer, which is an organization that trains wellness centers to provide customized services for those who have gone through cancer treatment.

Address: Riviera Maya, Carretera Cancun Tulum Km 62 Playa Del Carmen, 77710 Riviera Maya, Q.R., Mexico

Accommodation: Grand Velas Riviera Maya

14. Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit

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With two other resorts on this list, you know Grand Velas has that little extra something special. Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit is no exception. In fact, the resort has received AAA's Five Diamond Award 14 years in a row.

Located in Nuevo Vallarta, just outside of Puerto Vallarta, this is undoubtedly one of the top all-inclusive resorts in the region. It's also one of the most recognizable, with its soaring thatched-roof lobby.

Sparkling suites offer something for everyone, from couples to families. Ask about the Wellness Suites, which are designed with healthy living in mind. The resort has six restaurants, four of which have received AAA Four Diamond Awards.

Grand Velas also prides itself on its constantly evolving packages and activities, like its Digital Detox, which removes technology from the room and replaces it with board games. The resort can also arrange for sunset sails in the Bay of Banderas, scuba adventures, or golf outings.

Address: Av. Cocoteros, Paseo de los Cocoteros 98, Sur, 63735 Nuevo Vallarta, Nay., Mexico

Accommodation: Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit

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