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The 10 Best All-Inclusive Resorts in Mexico in 2024

The 10 Best All-Inclusive Resorts in Mexico in 2024

The 10 best all-inclusive resorts in Mexico

  1. Secrets Maroma Beach Riviera Cancun (Adults only)
  2. La Casa de la Playa by Xcaret (Adults only)
  3. Grand Velas Los Cabos
  4. Atelier Playa Mujeres
  5. Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit
  6. Hotel Xcaret Mexico
  7. Desire Riviera Maya Resort (Adults only)
  8. Grand Fiesta Americana Coral Beach Cancun
  9. Le Blanc Spa Resort Los Cabos (Adults only)
  10. Turquoize at Hyatt Ziva Cancun (Adults only)

It’s no secret in my family that I love all-inclusive resorts in Mexico. And when I say that I love them, I mean that I LOVE them. You’ll find my wife and I at one every year, without fail, so it’s safe to say that we’ve tried a lot of them.

It’s also safe to say that I’ve been to a few bad resorts during my annual pilgrimage to Mexico. But don’t worry — I’ve only included the best here.

Personally, I prefer the Playa Mujeres/Riviera Maya areas, which is where the bulk of the resorts on our list are found. However, we’ve included a few others to make sure that we’re accommodating all tastes.

So, if you’ve never experienced one of these life-changing places, you might be asking, “are they really worth the money?” And the answer is definitely yes! As long as you pick the right resort.

Hint hint: Use our guide below and we think you’ll be going back every year too!

Head to the Best All-Inclusive Resorts in Mexico

Swimming pool at one of the best all-inclusive resorts in Mexico with a bridge over the pool and the rooms surrounding it


  • Choose resorts with true all-inclusive amenities and lots to do
  • Look for the highest-rated resorts with prices that fit your budget
  • Check amenities, locations, and requirements before booking

If you want to skip over “meh” resort experiences in Mexico that leave much to be desired, it’s wise to start your search by looking at the best of the best all-inclusive resorts in Mexico.

It sounds simple enough, but when every resort bills itself as the best around, it’s harder to get a clear picture of which ones are truly top-tier. 

Lists of amenities, location information, and honest guest reviews and ratings are the only way to get a true sense of which resorts are genuinely among the best in Mexico.

So that’s exactly what we rounded up! 

Our list of the best all-inclusive resorts in Mexico is built from real guest and resort data from for accurate and up-to-date information. We found that there are a few special considerations would-be travelers should take to ensure they book a stay at the best resort for their trip goals. 

Resort amenities, great dining options, tons of activity options, and convenient or gorgeous locations are essential for the best-possible resort stay in Mexico.

You’ll also want to consider any resort requirements – like adults-only resorts that don’t allow children, or the rare clothing-optional resorts – to make sure you’re booking a stay that fits your needs. We’ll cover the location, price, rating, and amenities offered at each one below! 

The 10 Best All-Inclusive Resorts in Mexico

Head to Mexico’s all-inclusive resorts during the best time of year (October-December for the Pacific Coast, December-January for the Gulf Coast) to experience the best this country has to offer. 

Looking for a cheaper or less busy time to go? Check out the best time to visit Mexico and plan your trip for the low season instead.

The prices you’ll see below are based on a 5-night stay for 2 during December, a popular time to visit Mexico.

1. Secrets Maroma Beach Riviera Cancun ($$)

Pool at the Secrets Maroma, one of the best all-inclusive resorts in Mexico


  • Location: Riviera Maya, Mexico
  • Price: $3,049+
  • Rating: 9.3 (Wonderful)

Looking for an over-the-top amazing experience at a highly rated adults-only resort with tons of things to do? Check out my personal favorite resort, Secrets Maroma Beach Riviera Cancun. 

This place boasts 13 pools, 8 gourmet restaurants, amazing buffets, onsite shops, a private beach club on Playa Maroma, and hot tubs in every suite.

Onsite classes and activities are almost endless at Secrets! 

Take a yoga or dance class, play volleyball on the private beach, or head off the grounds to check out Cancun’s world-famous nightlife just 30 minutes away. 

You’ll enjoy live entertainment daily and a fabulous spa to melt away stress and worry while you lounge at one of the best all-inclusive resorts in Mexico for a more affordable rate than you’d imagine.

My wife and I booked this resort last year for our anniversary and it was everything it claims to be (and more)! While most resorts aren’t worth the premium room upgrade, we booked the Honeymoon suite in the Preferred Club section.

This room was enormous, had an amazing ocean view from the second floor, and included some nice little touches like free sunscreen (it’s $40 at the gift shop otherwise) and whatever your favorite liquor was, stocked just for you.

We’ll definitely be going back!

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2. La Casa de la Playa by Xcaret ($$$)

Swim-out room at the La Casa de la Playa, one of the best all-inclusive hotels in Mexico

  • Location: Playa del Carmen, Mexico
  • Price: $11,000+
  • Rating: 9.6 (Exceptional)

This amazingly luxurious 5-star resort is adults-only for a relaxing or romantic trip that feels like paradise. It’s located in Playa del Carmen, a popular luxury resort town in the Riviera Maya that borders the Caribbean Sea. 

Everything you could want for a memorable, upscale getaway is included in your resort package at La Casa de la Playa by Xcaret. This beachfront property sits on Playacar Beach, rated highly by visitors with gorgeous shores and coral reefs to explore.

Go diving, snorkeling, fishing, or just stroll the beach while you’re here. There are 4 excellent restaurants onsite serving up food with Mexican, Peruvian, and international flair.

A swimming pool and hot tub, luxury spa, sauna, and salon, garden, and tons of optional activities make this resort extra-special.

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3. Grand Velas Los Cabos ($$$)

Pool and pool deck with rooms surrounding it at the Grand Velas Los Cabos, one of the best all-inclusives in Mexico


  • Location: Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
  • Price: $7,170+
  • Rating: 9.6 (Exceptional)

Looking for a quiet resort vacation in Mexico with an upscale yet family-friendly experience? Head to Grand Velas Los Cabos in the relaxing Baja California Sur Region where Mexico’s Pacific coast meets the Sea of Cortez. 

Exceptional is the only word to describe the experience you’ll have here, with 3 infinity pools, a private (non-swimmable) beach at Boca del Tule, luxury spa, and 6 specialty restaurants to dine in. 

Every unit has a stunning view of the sea, and you’re never far from the premium bar or a taste of adventure with world-class marlin fishing (for an additional fee). 

Shops, nightly entertainment, a kid’s club with playgrounds, game room, and social happy hour make this all-inclusive resort stand out as one of the absolute best in Mexico.

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4. Atelier Playa Mujeres ($$)

Aerial view of the Atelier Playa Mujeres, one of my personal favorite all-inclusive resorts in Mexico


  • Location: Playa Mujeres, Mexico
  • Price: $2,905+
  • Rating: 9.3 (Wonderful)

Family-friendly Atelier Playa Mujeres is nestled in northern Cancun and delivers an awesome all-inclusive 5-star resort experience for a mid-range price that makes it that much more attractive for visitors. 

This quiet marina and golf destination is perfect for a relaxing stay with activities to amp up the excitement if you so choose. A private beach area on top-rated Mujeres Beach, luxury heated pool, spa, and hot tub are waiting for you here!

Dine at any of the 9 highly-rated restaurants here with seafood, local Mexican food, steakhouses, Italian fare, and American food options to keep things interesting. 

Stroll the onsite garden, try fun activities (like cycling tours and cooking classes), or take advantage of the resort’s water sports facilities to go snorkeling, diving, fishing, and more.

This is another one of my favorite resorts. It’s modern, chic, and everyone that worked there were some of the most helpful employees I’ve ever met. I loved the smoked Old Fashioned from the Havana-style bar and also loved the smoked steak at the Western restaurant.

While it’s not a huge deal for someone like me that parks themselves by the pool all day, keep in mind that this resort sits back from the ocean a bit, so you won’t have the amazing ocean views like you will at somewhere like Secrets Maroma.

And the resort is also extremely long, so if you end up having a room on the ocean side of the resort, it’ll take about 10 minutes to make it to the lobby and the restaurants.

It’s not a deal breaker for me because the food is amazing and the resort makes up for the lack of view in strides. But just keep this in mind if you’re someone that likes a short walk and a view of the ocean from the pool.

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5. Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit ($$)

Pool and flowers at the Grand Velas, one of the best all-inclusive resort stays in Mexico


  • Location: Nueva Vallarta, Mexico
  • Price: $5,205+
  • Rating: 9.3 (Wonderful)

Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit is on Mexico’s Pacific coast, offering an award-winning serene resort experience for adults and kids alike right on Banderas Bay. 

Roomy suites with views of the ocean and exceptional staff are regularly noted in guest reviews. Your room has a fully-stocked mini bar, but check out the bar and dance floor to mingle with other guests. 

There are 5 great restaurants onsite to mix things up while you visit, serving up delicious eats from Mexican to French cuisine. Head to the private beach area just steps away or lounge at the sparkling swimming pool. 

Make sure to visit the full-service spa for a little pampering or get active with options like kayaking, pilates, and cooking classes. Bringing teens with you? The Teen Club will be a big hit with gaming systems, karaoke, and lounge area.

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6. Hotel Xcaret Mexico ($$)

View of the pool chairs on a deck in a swim-out room at the Hotel Xcaret, one of the best all-inclusive hotels in Mexico


  • Location: Playa del Carmen, Mexico
  • Price: $4,104+
  • Rating: 9.2 (Wonderful)

Hotel Xcaret Mexico in the popular Playa del Carmen resort area is sure to delight the entire family with its “All Parks, All Fun Inclusive” experience. 

All-inclusive access grants you entry to all the Experiencias Xcaret’s nature parks – Xcaret, Xplor, Xplor Fuego, Xenses, Xoximilco, Xel-ha and Xenotes – during your stay and tons of dining options at each one. 

Everyone will enjoy the private beach area for sand and sun, an indoor and outdoor swimming pool and hot tub, fitness center, tennis court, and dining at the 12 onsite restaurants.

Try activities like the water park, mini golf, bike tours, bar crawls, canoeing, and a special pool and playground for kids while you’re here. Note that kids’ rates aren’t included in the base price, so be sure to ask about the additional cost when you book.

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7. Desire Riviera Maya Resort ($)

Pool at the Desire Riviera Maya Resort, one of the best all-inclusive resorts in Mexico


  • Location: Puerto Morelos, Mexico
  • Price: $1,950+
  • Rating: 9.1 (Wonderful)

Looking for an affordable adults-only resort that grants you the chance to cut loose and let it all hang out? Desire Riviera Maya Resort – where clothing is optional – perfectly fits the bill. 

Choose your comfort level and decide if you’d like to hang out at the resort fully clothed, in swimwear, topless, or in the buff for a truly freeing experience that feels worlds away from home. 

The nude-friendly Playa Punta Caracol beach is steps away, where you can enjoy private access. Nightly entertainment, an onsite nightclub, and themed parties delight guests during their stay. 

You’ll find 4 highly-rated restaurants (clothing required), a great spa, tons of activities to try, and an amazing rooftop hot tub and pool to fill your stay with memorable experiences.

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8. Grand Fiesta Americana Coral Beach Cancun ($$)

For a piece on the best all-inclusive resorts in Mexico, an aerial view of the pool at the Grand Fiesta Americana Coral Beach Cancun


  • Location: Cancun, Mexico
  • Price: $3,175+
  • Rating: 9.1 (Wonderful)

Right in the heart of Cancun is Grand Fiesta Americana Coral Beach Cancun resort, a 5-star luxury all-inclusive establishment with top-tier spa and salon facilities onsite for true pampering. 

The 40,000 square foot spa is full-service, offering everything from stress-melting massages to hydrotherapy and hair styling.

Head to the 2 pools or private beach and let the little ones enjoy the activities at the kid’s club so everyone’s happy. Eat at any or all of the 7 gourmet restaurants onsite or take advantage of complimentary room service.

Your suite will feature a partial or full ocean view, private balcony, and mini bar. Chichen Itza is within driving distance and makes for an excellent day trip, according to guest reviews.

While this is a family-friendly resort, couples rate it best at 9.6 out of 10.

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9. Le Blanc Spa Resort Los Cabos ($$)

Pool overlooking the ocean at the Le Blanc in Los Cabos, one of the best all-inclusive resorts in Mexico


  • Location: San Jose del Cabo, Mexico
  • Price: $5,309+
  • Rating: 9.1 (Wonderful)

Le Blanc Spa Resort Los Cabos is an adults-only all-inclusive resort that boasts 7 onsite restaurants to suit every palate and keep your dining options varied during your stay. 

Guests raved about the food, cleanliness, and exceptional staff at Le Blanc. You’re getting a true luxury experience that makes you feel tucked away from the world with every need and want taken care of here. 

The beach (Boca del Tule) is non-swimmable, but they offer tours to other nearby bays for swimming. Lounge in the sun and sand or take advantage of 4 different pools on the premises when you want to take a dip. 

You’ll enjoy the evening entertainment that guests rate highly as well as an onsite spa, fitness center, bar, coffee house, and fun classes to take while you’re here.

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10. Turquoize at Hyatt Ziva Cancun ($$)

Indoor pool at the Turquoize at Hyatt Ziva, one of Mexico's best all-inclusive resorts


  • Location: Cancun, Mexico
  • Price: $3,953+
  • Rating: 9.1 (Wonderful)

Make your visit to Mexico special by booking a stay at Turquoize at Hyatt Ziva Cancun. This adults-only resort makes you feel like a VIP during your stay and is one of the best places to unwind on the Yucatan Peninsula. 

Butler service, VIP access to spa amenities, beachfront suites with private hot tubs and balconies, and roomy 700 square-foot living areas in each room are absolutely choice for travelers. 

Booking at Turquoize grants you access to the private VIP check-in and reception area, plus a private elevator with your own concierge and butler to make your stay that much easier. Check out the rooftop infinity pool and Punta Vista bar with amazing views of the sea.

Even your suite’s bathroom is stunning with ocean views and floor-to-ceiling rainfall showers. This is a must-visit resort for couples.

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Things to Consider

Resort swimming pool lined with grass umbrellas at dusk to indicate things to consider at the best all-inclusive resorts in Mexico


What else should you know before booking your stay at one of the best all-inclusive resorts in Mexico? Here are a few helpful tips to make the most of your visit from start to finish. 

Getting to the Resort

Some of the best all-inclusive resorts in Mexico offer a complimentary or paid airport shuttle for guests to make getting to the resort easier. Check with your resort when you book to see if this service is offered for free or for a fee – it’s so helpful! 

If an airport shuttle isn’t offered, take an airport taxi to your resort if you plan to stay on the grounds throughout your visit. If you want to drive to nearby ruins and cities, it may be worth renting a car.

Crime and Safety

Mexico is generally a safe place to visit, with the most common crimes being petty, nonviolent crimes. Mugging, robbery, and cartel violence is mostly limited to areas that resort guests won’t venture into. 

Stick to safe areas and neighborhoods – your resort concierge can be really helpful here – and keep your wits about you to avoid pickpocketing and scams. 

Stash valuables in your locked room and don’t walk alone at night to enhance your personal safety. If you’re taking a taxi, make sure it’s an authorized or Uber taxi to avoid taxi scams. 

Traveler Tips

  • Pick the best area for you. Mexico’s resorts are mostly situated along the coasts – the Pacific/Sea of Cortez coast to the west and the Gulf of Mexico/Caribbean Sea coast to the east. The west is quieter with a more traditional Mexican feel, while the east is geared toward tourists and a lively, party atmosphere. 
  • Plan on tipping service workers. Your bartender, wait staff, poolside servers, housekeeping staff, and bellhops will usually appreciate small tips for offering great service. Plan on tipping about $1 or 20 pesos per drink, or 100-200 pesos ($5-$10) per day for housekeeping or wait staff. 
  • Bring clothing for all occasions. Most resort restaurants have some sort of dress code, whether it’s casual or formal. Collared shirts for men with chinos or pants are a safe bet, as are dresses, blouses, skirts, and pants for women. Swimwear and beach wear usually isn’t allowed, so check with your resort to get dress code requirements for each restaurant before you go. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Tropical pool on the beach with umbrellas and chairs with palm trees and blue skies for a frequently asked questions section on the best all-inclusive resorts in Mexico


Still have questions about narrowing down your options for the best all-inclusive resorts in Mexico? Check out the most frequently asked questions to learn more about successfully planning your stay. 

What is the most luxurious all-inclusive resort in Mexico?

La Casa de la Playa by Xcaret is the most luxurious all-inclusive resort in Mexico, according to guest reviews.

Unforgettable adventure tours to cenotes and rainforests, a luxury full-service spa, sparkling pools, and in-suite hot tubs make this resort beyond luxurious.

At around $11,000 for a 5-night stay for 2, it's not cheap, but offers amazing amenities for the price.

Is Cancun or Cabo better?

Cancun and Cabo are both great places to visit in Mexico, but they're geared toward different crowds.

Cancun is the best option for adventure, parties, and nightlife that gives your stay an energetic vibe.

Cabo is better for families and luxury, serene visits built on quiet enjoyment and relaxation.

What is the most popular all-inclusive resort in Mexico?

Hotel Xcaret Mexico regularly ranks on lists of the most popular all-inclusive resorts in Mexico since it offers a touch of luxury at an affordable price with All-Fun Inclusive access to all of Xcaret's amazing parks.

Guests can visit Xcaret, Xel-Há, Xplor, Xplor Fuego, Xoximilco, Xenses, Xavage and Xenotes and dine at restaurants in each one for a varied, enjoyable experience.

Is it worth paying for all-inclusive?

All-inclusive resorts bundle your meals, drinks (alcoholic and non-alcoholic), activities, luxury amenities, and sometimes tips/gratuities into one base price.

For many, it's well worth paying for all-inclusive resort stays and actually ends up being cheaper than paying for food, drinks, and activities individually.

All-inclusive may not be worth it if you plan on cooking your own food, don't drink alcohol, or will spend a lot of time outside of your resort.

What should you not do at an all-inclusive resort?

Don't try to eat at the onsite restaurants wearing swimwear or beach clothing if there's a posted dress code. Free drinks can translate to sloppy behavior, so pace yourself and don't over-imbibe.

It's also wise to avoid drinking tap water (ice counts, too) and walking alone at night, even in safe areas. Don't show off valuables or get distracted on your phone while in public.

So, What Are the Best All-Inclusive Resorts in Mexico?

🥇Best OverallSecrets Maroma (Riviera Maya)
🍾 Most LuxuriousLa Casa de la Playa
👪 Best for FamiliesGrand Velas Los Cabos
🤿 Best for ActivitiesAtelier Playa Mujeres

You’ve seen our list of the 10 best all-inclusive resorts in Mexico and what makes each one great. All you need to do is consider your own trip goals to land on the best resort for your getaway!

My personal favorite resort is Secrets Maroma. I’ve been to a lot of all-inclusives, and I enjoy mixing it up each time I go. But I shocked my wife by telling her after our last stay that I’d consider only going to this resort again. It was that good.

My All-Time Favorite Resort
#1. Secrets Maroma

The best all-inclusive resort in Mexico. And trust me, I've been to a lot of resorts.

  • The best all-inclusive food I've had
  • Secluded beach that's always clean
  • Amazing service
  • Huge pool that never feels crowded
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While Secrets Maroma is my favorite (and I definitely think you should give it a try), we have plenty of other resorts on the list for other types of trips. Traveling solo, with a partner, or with friends?

Head to an adults-only resort for the most peace and quiet with plenty of nightlife options. La Casa de la Playa, Secrets Maroma Beach, Desire Riviera Maya, Le Blanc Spa Resort Los Cabos, and Turquoize at Hyatt Ziva Cancun are your best options. 

Traveling as a family with some kids in tow?

Water parks, kid pools, playgrounds, and kid’s clubs are popular at Grand Velas Los Cabos and Riviera Nayarit, Atelier Playa Mujeres, Hotel Xcaret Mexico, and Grand Fiesta Americana Coral Beach Cancun. 

Your budget will also help you narrow down your options. 

Resorts on our list range from budget-friendly options with lots of amenities around $2,000 to luxury, show-stopping stays upwards of $11,000 for a 5-night stay for 2. 

Wherever you decide to visit, you’re sure to appreciate the the tastes, sights, sounds, landscapes, and history of thrilling Mexico during your stay, even if you don’t venture far from the resort.