Regardless of whether you're traveling to Mexico alone, as a couple, or with the entire family, an all-inclusive resort can take a lot of the stress out of a vacation. There's no planning and no guesswork - once you've stumped up for your room rate, you'll be free to enjoy your vacation without having to worry about how much your food, drinks, and activities will end up adding to the final bill. If you're struggling to decide which resort best deserves your money, check out our pick of the 10 best all-inclusive resorts in Mexico.
10. Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit, Puerto Vallarta
Set around 10 miles from downtown Puerto Vallarta is the exclusive resort of Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit. Supremely luxurious, it offers incredibly comfortable accommodation and a fantastic array of amenities. It's not necessarily the cheapest option around, but once you've forked up the all-inclusive room rate, you can expect to enjoy a huge variety of recreational programs (including bike tours, cooking demonstrations, and water sports), an in-room mini bar, a 24-hour personal concierge, and dinner at one of the four onsite restaurants plus snacks and drinks throughout the day.
9. Hotel Mousai, Puerto Vallarta
With its panoramic views over the Bahía de Banderas' electric blue waters, few hotels offer quite such a majestic setting as Hotel Mousai. Not many can compete with its accommodation either. Each suite boasts a massive 1000 square feet or more of space, giving you plenty of room to spread out and relax in. Every room comes with a private terrace complete with a jetted plunge pool, minibars that are re-stocked daily, butler service, and Nespresso coffee machines. On top of all that, the all-inclusive rates also cover guided hikes, water sports, Spanish lessons, and fitness classes, along with all meals and drinks.
8. Secrets Maroma Beach Riviera Cancun, Cancun
If you want to relax and unwind at a stunning location, the Secrets Maroma Beach Riviera Cancun should be right up your street. Not only is the location exquisite, but the range of services on offer is exceptional. Guests are free to participate in a variety of activities and entertainment options, including mini-golf, yoga, cocktail and cookery demonstrations, dance lessons, water sports, and more besides. The all-inclusive rates cover the full caboodle, including meals, soft drinks, top-shelf spirits, in-room minibars (which are replenished daily), and pool and beach wait service.
7. Valentin Imperial Riviera Maya, Playa del Carmen
As travelandleisure.com notes, the Valentin Imperial Riviera Maya, Playa del Carmen is an adults-only beachfront oasis with a huge array of amenities and activities to put the swing in your vacation. With three pools, a lazy river, tennis courts, multiple restaurants and bars (including swim-up options), and much more besides, there's no shortage of ways to keep yourself occupied. Factor in a dreamy location, attentive staff, and world-class food and drink, and it's easy to see what makes the resort one of the best-regarded in Mexico.
6. Live Aqua Beach Resort, Cancun
If you're looking for a vacation away from the kids (and everyone else's), look no further than the Live Aqua Beach Resort, Cancun. This adults-only resort is perfect for guests looking for a peaceful, relaxing time where the only challenge they face is deciding which of the resort's eight exceptional restaurants to eat at, or whether to spend the day at one of the seven pools or soak up the rays at the beach instead.
5. Grand Velas Los Cabos, Los Cabos
If you want the kind of hotel where you're not expected to lift a single finger for the duration of your stay, the Grand Velas Los Cabos should go down a treat. The service is exceptional, as is its range of offerings. The all-inclusive rates cover all meals and snacks at the resort's five restaurants (once of which is headed up by a Michelin starred chef), drinks, a 24-hour personal concierge, and a pool, baby, and beach concierge. You'll also benefit from valet and self-parking, a teen and kids club, and a range of fun activities.
4. Beloved Playa Mujeres, Playa Mujeres
Perched overlooking the island of Isla Mujeres on a peaceful stretch of white sand beach, few hotels boast quite such an attractive location as Beloved Playa Mujeres. Its all-inclusive rates include all meals and snacks, together with valet and self-parking, nonmotorized water sports equipment rentals, and premium alcoholic beverages. You'll also be treated to a welcome cocktail, an in-room welcome basket filled with fruit and champagne, a spa treatment (once per stay - all others are chargeable), and laundry service (also once per stay). The only caveat, if you can call it that, is that the resort only allows couples - hence the abundance of couples spa experiences, private plunge pools, and guided activities designed for two
3. Le Blanc Spa Resort, Cancun
As US News notes, the adults-only Le Blanc Spa Resort exudes a modern feel with its sleek architecture and subdued color palette. The facilities are top of the range, with each room boasting a well-stocked minibar, a coffee maker, a whirlpool bath, an LED TV, butler service, and even a liquor dispenser that includes rum, whiskey, vodka, and tequila. Elsewhere, you'll be treated to indulgent pampering sessions at BlancSpa, world-class golf at the Jack Nicklaus Signature Course, and fine dining experiences at your pick of four onsite restaurants.
2. Secrets Huatulco Resort & Spa, Huatulco
Named as one of the best all-inclusive resorts in Mexico by thetravel.com, Secrets Huatulco Resort & Spa is ideal for guests who want to enjoy a beachfront vacation in a wonderfully tranquil spot. Tucked away in the cliffs of Conejos Bay and fringed by acres of warm, golden sands, its location is hard to fault. Its accommodation isn't exactly shabby either, with each room and suite boasting fabulously luxurious decor and its own private terrace or balcony. Amenity-wise, expect a spa, numerous restaurants, a pool, and a fitness center. There's also a full roster of activities to help you enjoy every moment of your stay.
1. Grand Velas Riviera Maya, Playa del Carmen
If you like plenty of space to kick back and relax in, you're going to love the Grand Velas Riviera Maya in Playa del Carmen. Regardless of which room you book, you're guaranteed at least 1100 square feet of space to make yourself at home in. Not that space is the only thing the rooms have to offer - with whirlpool tubs, 42-inch plasma-screen TV, and every convenience and comfort you could possibly imagine, there's very little for even the most discerning guest to complain about. Elsewhere at the resort, you'll find an ultra-indulgent spa, a state-of-the-art fitness center, eight incredible eateries, and all the activities and events you'll need to keep the entire family busy and entertained. Included in the all-inclusive rates are meals, drinks, 24-hour concierge services, kids and teens club activities, and a range of other privileges.
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