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The Best All-Inclusive Resorts in Mexico

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By Kimberly Dixon

  • All-inclusive resorts may charge for premium drinks or food in addition to package pricing, so be sure to inquire about what is included in your chosen package.
  • Most resorts have airline and tour operator representatives on-site to provide traveler assistance.
  • Some resorts provide travelers with access to sister properties.

Mexico is one of the best destinations for all-inclusive vacations. From coast to coast, there are plenty of resorts offering opportunities to indulge in authentic local and international cuisine, frozen cocktails and fun activities.

Here, we’ve gathered 12 of the best all-inclusive resorts in Mexico based on awards, safety, customer reviews, services and amenities. Read through to find the best destination for your Mexico vacation.

Dreams Villamagna Nuevo Vallarta

Located just a short drive from the Puerto Vallarta airport, Dreams Villamagna offers unlimited drinks, dining, room service and resort activities in a luxury setting. Rooms feature spa tubs, and many overlook the Pacific Ocean or the resort’s lush gardens. There are 12 bars and restaurants that visitors can choose from, none of which require reservations. Dreams Villamagna is family-friendly and offers plenty to do for guests of all ages, including a kids club, fitness classes, beach volleyball and yoga.

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Excellence Playa Mujeres

Excellence Playa Mujeres is an adults-only, all-inclusive resort located on a private beach in Punta Sam near Cancun. The resort features varying rooms for travelers to stay in, including suites with swim-up patios, rooftop terraces or sweeping ocean views. Guests can enjoy dining at their choice of 12 restaurants throughout their stay or indulge in poolside and beachside service when ordering snacks and beverages. Additionally, this resort features nine bars and lounges, including the Havana Cigar Lounge.

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Royalton Riviera Cancun

Royalton Riviera Cancun is a family-friendly, all-inclusive luxury resort in Riviera Cancun. Situated on a large beachfront property, it features 840 suites as well as a casino, a spa, 11 bars and 10 restaurants. Kids can play, learn crafts and make friends in the various kids’ clubs the resort hosts while parents can exercise and stay active in the on-site fitness facilities. All dining here is included with the price of your stay; however, plan to bring extra cash along if you’ll be scheduling spa services or visiting the casino.


Grand Velas Riviera Maya

Grand Velas Riviera Maya’s guests enjoy access to unlimited luxury throughout their stay. The resort features six restaurants led by a Michelin-star chef as well as several pubs and bars, where visitors can stop for a drink or spend their evenings with other guests. Grand Velas Riviera Maya offers several packages that include excursions outside the resort, including a Girls’ Getaway package, a Golf Experience and a Culinary Experience package. This resort is family-friendly and features a Kids’ Club.

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Hotel Riu Palace Cabo San Lucas

Hotel Riu Palace in Cabo San Lucas is situated right next to its sister resort, Riu Santa Fe. Visitors can access amenities at both resorts, which include more than a dozen restaurants offering local and international fare. Adults staying at Riu Palace can head over to Riu Santa Fe three times a week to enjoy Riu Party, a series of themed adults-only pool parties. Families at Riu Palace can take advantage of the resort’s kids club and on-site amenities, such as a fitness center, yoga classes, and 24-hour room service.

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Secrets Maroma Beach Riviera Cancun

Secrets Maroma Beach is an adults-only luxury resort set on 500 acres. The resort boasts AAA Five-Diamond status and features a world-class, 13,000-square-foot spa offering facials, wraps, couples massage and outdoor hydrotherapy. Dining here is unlimited, and guests are welcome to enjoy drinks, snacks and meals as they please at the resort’s 17 restaurants and bars. Poolside service and 24-hour room service ensure guests can get what they want around the clock. Guests wanting to venture beyond the resort can visit the concierge to book excursions with tour operators, such as Viator and Cancun Adventures.


Le Blanc Spa Resort Los Cabos

Le Blanc Spa is a luxury resort that spares no expense when it comes to providing its guests with the best. Rooms feature BVLGARI® bath amenities and spa soaker tubs with scenic views of the Sea of Cortez. The spa offers several revitalizing treatments and services, including massage, wraps, and skin care services, while dining options are vast and include everything from buffet and local Mexican cuisine to Mediterranean a la carte dining. Several bars and pubs at the resort are open all day long for guests to enjoy a drink, a snack, and visits with friends.

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Iberostar Cancun Star Prestige

Iberostar Cancun Star Prestige is an exclusive beachside resort that gives travelers a luxury experience, whether they’re dining in one of the two fine dining restaurants or lounging on the beach and enjoying wait service from the resort’s friendly staff. Iberostar Star Prestige is an adults-only property. All guest rooms boast ocean-view balconies with hot tubs, and room service is available 24 hours a day. Guests here can access all amenities at Star Prestige and Iberostar’s family-friendly resort next door.


Hoteles Xcaret Mexico

Hoteles Xcaret is an adults-only boutique resort that offers its guests an array of fun experiences throughout their stay. The resort immerses guests in culture, with local art adorning its suites and common areas. Guests have access to unlimited transportation to and from Grupo Xcaret parks. The culinary team at this resort includes a five-diamond Michelin Star chef who works alongside several other top Mexican chefs. Guests can choose to dine at several fusion and international restaurants on-site.

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Palmaia the House of AiA

Located in Playa del Carmen, Palmaia the House of AiA is a wellness retreat that offers luxury amenities and services. The resort features a private beach as well as several swimming pools. Guests are treated to butler service 24 hours a day and have access to a variety of wellness and spa services, including massage, meditation, yoga and body wraps. The atmosphere at Palmaia the House of AiA is bohemian and laid back, making it an ideal choice for those in search of a unique Mexican vacation destination.


Live Aqua Beach Resort Cancun

Live Aqua Beach Resort Cancun is an award-winning resort that’s been the recipient of several Blue Flag certificates and an Expedia Certificate of Excellence. The resort’s rooms feature custom aromatherapy, and all suites have views of the sea. Dining options are vast at Live Aqua Beach Resort with various restaurants on-site offering steak as well as Mexican, Mediterranean and American cuisine. Amenities at the resort include a fitness center, 24/7 room service, a convenience store and laundry. The resort also provides its guests with free airport transfers.

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Iberostar Grand Hotel Paraiso

Located in Riviera Maya, Iberostar Grand Hotel Paraiso is a five-star hotel that offers its visitors 11 suite options, including luxury sweets with panoramic ocean views. Guests are treated to daily entertainment at this family-friendly resort, which also offers several family activities throughout the day. It also has a kids club available to relieve parents and afford them the opportunity to enjoy the resort’s adult amenities. Butler services are provided for guests 24 hours a day and include help with unpacking, minibar service, shoe shining and even help drawing a bath to unwind at the end of the day.

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Kimberly Dixon


Kimberly Dixon is a freelance writer from Calgary, Canada. While she's covered a vast selection of topics, she's most passionate about creating content that encourages readers to live a healthier, more mindful lifestyle. Aside from writing, Kimberly's hobbies include painting and playing music.



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