When choosing the perfect resort for your beach vacation, amenities, service and cost all tend to be major considerations. An all-inclusive resort takes the stress out of traveling, often with various-sized complexes rich with amenities, dining options and activities–better yet it’s all covered with one simple price. With accommodations for all types of travelers, Mexico’s best all-inclusive resorts range from family-friendly to adults only, as well as from conservative price points to luxury stays. Check out our list of the best all-inclusive resorts in Cancún, Mexico, all located right on stunning stretches of sandy beaches.
Best All-Inclusive Beach Hotels in Cancún
Hotel Riu Dunamar
If you’re looking for a low stress beach vacation, the all-inclusive program at Hotel Riu Dunamar is an affordable and fairly new (open in 2017) option for both families and couples. The resort’s 700 rooms are simple, but offer all that you could need, from free Wi-Fi to air conditioning and beverage dispensers. The property’s five swimming pools, some themed, include a designated children’s pool, a water park and an adults-only pool with a swim-up bar. For the kids, the RiuLand Kids’ Club is perfect for daytime entertainment, while the adults enjoy poolside cocktails, entertainment programs or a treatment at the Renova Spa. Come dinner time, check out the numerous buffets and steakhouse.
Psst! Guest tip: Get a massage on the beach in a small hut for just 35 USD.
Hyatt Ziva Cancún
Hyatt Ziva Cancún has everything you need for a dream vacation with minimal planning. The all-inclusive package covers eight restaurants with French, Italian, Asian and International dining options, seven bars with unlimited drinks, a microbrewery and activities like live entertainment, pilates classes, tennis, tequila and wine tastings and lessons in Spanish or dance. Dine on the beach at Habaneros restaurant or have an effortless dinner right on your balcony. Parents and kids alike will love the KidZ Club with a waterpark for ages 4 through 12 and Pasteles, the on-site dessert parlor. You’ll want for nothing when it comes to accommodations—every room is tastefully styled with Caribbean decor and has a private balcony, rainfall shower, Egyptian cotton sheets and floor-to-ceiling windows with blackout curtains.
Melt away your worries at Zen Spa with the Zen Spa Mexican Journey package—the massage, facial and tequila exfoliation will put you in a state of total ease. The spa has 13 treatment rooms and palapas on the beach, a hair and nail salon and more. With three infinity pools, an immaculate beach on the Caribbean and a swim-up pool bar, it’s unlikely you’ll have time for anything but relaxation. Hyatt Ziva Cancún’s amenities don’t end there—the Turquoize Tower is adults-only, making it the perfect destination for a conference, honeymoon or wedding. The 16,000 square-foot event space has seven break rooms and holds up to 400 guests.
With chic rooms ranging from standard to sea view suites, this modern all-inclusive resort comes equipped with everything you need for a beach vacation from the Renova Spa to a buffet and three internationally themed restaurants, all convenient to the action of Cancún’s popular Hotel Zone. For family travelers, the Riuland kids’ club is a fun option for the young ones while adults enjoy one of three pools, swim-up bars, and nightly entertainment. Not catering to the Spring Break crowd, this resort blends Cancún’s best features with tons of outdoor amenities and places to relax, with convenient access to the surrounding nightlife and cultural experiences.
ÓLEO Cancún Playa All Inclusive Boutique Resort
ÓLEO Cancún Playa All Inclusive welcomes guests to Cancún with a sumptuous cocktail and hand reflexology at check-in. It will be hard to go back to reality after experiencing the level of customer service at ÓLEO Cancún Playa—gracious staff treat you like royalty. Everything about this boutique hotel exemplifies attention to detail—ÓLEO Scents® aromatherapy in select areas, Tea-time®, suncream and sunscreen menus from pool concierge and fantastic WiFi create an atmosphere that melts worry and stress on arrival. You must explore the resort’s many offerings, but it may be hard once you step inside your room or suite. Bright white interiors and minimalist-style decor give a crisp feel to each room, and the contrast from turquoise views outside your window will have you swooning. Plush robes, signature bedding and bath amenities, daily-stocked minibar, extensive viewing options on your Smart TV and a laptop-size safe ensure you’ll feel encapsulated in luxury and vacation vibes only.
The Mediterranean, Japanese, international buffet and poolside snack bar serve up mouthwatering menus—be sure to try the ceviche at El Botanero and crème brûlée at Almar. The swim-up pool bar and lobby bar have late hours and craft cocktails for any palate. Relaxation is the main goal at ÓLEO Cancún Playa and there’s no shortage of activities to keep you in a state of ease. The Nuup Spa has a hydrotherapy circuit, sauna and deep tissue massages you’ll remember for eternity. Different themes each night, enthusiastic staff hosting pool trivia, yoga on the beach, pool volleyball and themed parties give you the option to socialize at your leisure. Wander the art garden, lounge in a beachside tent or watch the fiery sunset. ÓLEO Cancún Playa All Inclusive is conveniently located just 10 minutes from Cancún International Airport—making your vacation effortless from the start.
GR Caribe by Solaris All Inclusive
When you book a room at GR Caribe by Solaris, you have all-inclusive access to the resort and its neighbor, Royal Solaris Cancún Resort. GR Caribe offers a smaller, intimate resort experience while Royal Solaris has more activities and a large, lively pool area with music and games—making it the perfect place for families and couples alike. Parents—kick back while your kids enjoy the onsite kids’ club and mini water park, and couples—take a leisurely swim in the peaceful GR Caribe pool. No matter which resort you explore for the day, the warm staff will make you feel like family. Take in garden, ocean or Nichupte Lagoon views from your well-suited room that staff keeps immaculate and stocked with fresh linens, and 24-hour room service covers anything else you’ll need—it’s unlikely you’ll spend much time in your room, though. You’ll be busy doing yoga on the beach, playing beach volleyball or using the kayaks, pedal boats and windsurfing gear at Solaris Marina when you’re not laying by the pool or on the beach.
Venture over to Royal Solaris for a rejuvenating massage at Solaris Spa or enjoy dinner and a show at the resort theatre. Dining will always be an adventure as you have access to seven restaurants, two snack bars, a cafe and four full-service bars between both resorts.
Moon Palace Cancún
Cancún’s premier golf resort with all-inclusive packages and unlimited golf located just 10 minutes from Cancún International Airport. Stay three nights or more and you can use your resort credit for unlimited golf on the 27-hole Jack Nicklaus Golf course, only pay the cart fee per person, per round. Choose from a range of accommodation options with resort, garden, golf and ocean views. Modernly decorated rooms come with double whirlpool tubs, 24-hour room service and a fully-stocked mini-bar. Parents will love the Family Deluxe suites with two adjoining rooms—one with a king bed and the other with two double beds and mini-bar stocked with milkshakes, snacks and juice for the kids. When asked, remember to say “Yes!” to the Mayan coffee, it’s delicious! You’ll look forward to every meal at Moon Palace—16 restaurants offer international cuisine options made with organic and farm to table ingredients, plus vegetarian options. In between meals, try snacks throughout the resort lounges or kick back at Cafe Bistro with a fresh pastry or ice cream and coffee. The 16 bars offer top-shelf spirits and every kind of atmosphere—from swim-up pool bars and swing set bars to live DJs at Noir nightclub and Andromeda Disco, you’re sure to have a blast!
Activities here are practically unlimited: enjoy live shows, the FlowRider® Double Wave Simulator, tennis, volleyball, Yoga & Pilates classes, non-motorized watersports and more, all included in your stay. The Playroom complete with an Xbox, arcade zone and dollhouse area for children ages 4 to 11 and the Wired Teens Lounge give kids the chance to socialize and have fun whiles parents embrace total relaxation. Submerge in otherworldly hydrotherapy pools at Awe Spa before moving on to your spa treatment of choice, like a massage, chocolate wrap or facial in one of 39 spacious rooms. Wellness abounds even for the littlest royal guests here—Awe Princess offers spa treatments for guests ages 4-12.
Riu Palace Paradise Island
Paradise Island, Bahamas
Opulence meets tranquility at Hotel Riu Palace Paradise Island. Its prime location on beautiful Cabbage Beach, eclectic dining options, dreamy oceanfront pool with a swim-up bar and adults-only policy make this beachfront resort ideal for couples looking for a romantic all-inclusive option. Enjoy 24-hour room service in the classically-designed rooms with features like balconies, flat-screen TVs, ocean views and minibars. Buffets and a la carte options for dining have Japanese, Indian, Fusion and much more to choose from.
Relax with massages and facials at Renova Spa or ask the concierge for transportation to a nearby golf course before ending the day in style with a private, al-fresco dinner. Rest assured your peace and quiet won’t be disturbed here—Hotel Riu Palace goes one step further than adults-only and keeps the premises spring-breaker free.
Check in at the family-friendly Hotel Riu Caribe for an all-inclusive vacation that checks all the boxes. Rooms here offer full or partical views of the Caribbean, with basic, updated and clean accommodations. But you won’t be spending much time in your room, what with the resort’s 24/7 buffet and a much more formal seating for a la carte dining including a steak house, “Maria Margarita” Mexican restaurant and “Shangri-la” Asian buffet. Spend your days either sprawled out on one of the free loungers on the beach, or lead an active lifestyle with tennis courts, beach volleyball, a gym or group fitness activities with RiuFit. Among other fun water sports, try kayaking, body boardking or snorkelling, even board a catamaran. One huge plus here, an introductory scuba diving lesson is included with your all-inclusive stay. You’ll also have access to neighboring property (3km), Hotel RIU Cancún.
Riu Palace Las Americas
You’ll feel like you’re in the lap of luxury at Hotel Riu Palace Las Americas, an all-inclusive adults-only resort. Leave your sumptuous suite each morning with a full day of activities planned, or plan to do nothing at all. Play volleyball, sail on a catamaran or go kayaking or scuba diving. Grab some snacks or pastries at one of the two lounges. Enjoy the beach or one of the three on-site pools. Get a rejuvenating spa treatment. For dinner, choose from Mexican, Japanese, Italian, a great steakhouse, or have a romantic dinner for two on the beach. It’s all included, and it’s all yours. Indulge.
Grand Park Royal Cancún Caribe
It’s panoramic beach views at the Grand Park Royal Cancún Caribe All-Inclusive Resort, where 311 guest rooms and 33 villas face the ocean. Newly renovated, this resort ups the ante for days in the sun with two swimming pools, a private beachfront and beach-side activities ranging from sailing to snorkeling. Kids are in paradise here too, with their very own beach and pool, as well as all day activities with games and super hero special guests.
Four restaurants add to the all-inclusive experience with Cocay Restaurant providing an elegant, but casual all-day dining buffet, while La Concha, an all-glass dining room overlooking the resort’s pool and ocean views, serves up an a la carte menu in a chic setting. Adults may unwind at the Ekinox Lounge, a rooftop nightlife scene, or at Premier, a swim-up bar open all day long.
Live Aqua Beach Resort Cancún
Not your typical all-inclusive experience, Live Aqua Beach Resort Cancún puts a different spin on beach vacations in Cancún’s Hotel Zone with an upscale adults-only property. The 371 guestrooms all come equipped with modern and artsy decor, a mini bar and even aromatherapy.
A stunning beachfront makes for non-stop fun in the sun. Lounge on a linen-draped cabana beds by the beach or take a dip into the property’s main pool. Dine at any one of the resort’s restaurants from Azur, an open-air, rustic eatery, to Inlaakeech Lobster & Grill, which, as you probably guessed, specializes in lobster. A thriving social scene here, Egos Bar, Akka Bar and the Pool Club Bar are all alive both day and night.
Hyatt Zilara Cancún Hotel
The Hyatt Zilara Cancún resort is geared toward fun loving, luxury beach lovers. From the swim-up pool bars to cabana beds on the beach, there’s plenty of time for fun in the sun here. Make the most of the all-inclusive amenities, including six restaurants serving everything from Asian food to Mexican cuisine. Among the other amenities, the resort also hosts nightly entertainment and other activities including a weekly foam party. The Zen Spa, ocean-front infinity pool and fitness center here all exist so you have ultimate rejuvenation on your beach vacation to Mexico.
The rooms here are equally as refreshing, Colonial-style and each equipped with balconies overlooking the ocean. Luxury amenities include designer toiletries, whirlpool tubs and rainfall showerheads.
Emporio Hotel & Suites Cancún
Emporio Hotel & Suites Cancún meets the beach quota with more than 1,000 loungers lining a white-sand, wide beach in the southern end of Cancún’s Hotel Zone. Equipped with a thatched center bar, the centerstage of this bustling all-inclusive-optional resort is the stunning circular swimming pool. Check into one of the 399 rooms and suites, some with full kitchens, for a laidback vacation with two restaurants and a snack bar. Families will love the resort’s kids’ zones and pool play area.
Set on a sprawling beach in Cancún’s Hotel Zone, Occidental TuCancún is an updated all-inclusive resort conveniently located near upscale shopping and attractions. Enjoy the resort’s four restaurants, including both a la carte and buffet options, as well as three swimming pools overlooking the ocean, one dedicated to adults only. For the kids, there’s a kids’ club with outdoor play areas and an activities room.
Check into one of the 336 rooms and suites, some offering split floorplans and kitchenettes for families. It should be noted that there is an extra fee for Wi-Fi.
Hard Rock Hotel Cancún
The Hard Rock Hotel Cancún is designed with the needs of the whole family in mind. Hit the beach or pool and enjoy handcrafted drinks from the two pool-side bars or the Bunker Bar, which provides beach service daily. While parents enjoy a day of lounging, kids can go wild at the Kids’ Club with its fully stocked game room, trampoline and age-restricted pool.
When it comes to dining, guests can start their days off with breakfast at Ciao, which transforms into an Italian restaurant for dinner. A fine dining experience is found with the Asian-cuisine dishes at Zen or the Brazilian steakhouse, Ipanema. If you prefer a more casual atmosphere, hit up the buffet at The Market, enjoy traditional Mexico-inspired dishes at Frida or indulge on artisanal pizza at Pizzeto.
All resort accommodations at the Hard Rock Hotel Cancún feature a hydro spa tub, private balcony or terrace and 24-hour room service. The deluxe rooms are available with a single king-size bed or two double beds. The Deluxe Gold-Pure option features hypoallergenic furnishings to accommodate allergy sufferers. The Rock Suite offers one or two-bedroom arrangements with separate living areas. All Rock Royalty Level rooms and suites offer the added bonus of a personal assistant.
Crown Paradise Club Cancún – All Inclusive
A fixture in Cancún’s Hotel Zone since the ’90s, Crown Paradise Club has everything on-site that a couple or family needs for a fun and memorable beach vacation. Multiple pools (including family, kids and adults-only), spa, gym, cinema, shops, a theater with nightly shows and a great stretch of beach will keep you busy from sun-up until well after dark. Every one of the resort’s 617 rooms comes with a balcony and spectacular ocean view. Free WiFi and a daily-replenished minibar are among the amenities all guests will enjoy. The rooms are available in six categories: standard, standard plus, family, special suite, honeymoon suite and Club Crown suite. The latter two come with double whirlpools, fruit baskets, sparkling wine and a lagoon cruise.
There are plenty of dining choices at Crown Paradise Club. Guests can enjoy a dinner of Italian, French, Mexican, seafood or fine grilled dishes at one of five á la carte specialty restaurants. Two buffet restaurants—featuring international and Oriental cuisine—two snack bars and six bars serving domestic and imported drinks are also on-site. Additional amenities include tennis courts, mini golf, non-motorized water sports, a disco and activities like yoga, water aerobics and various games.
Occidental Costa Cancún
Geared for a family vibe, Occidental Costa Cancún offers the requisite pool complex and beach access but also houses game rooms and 24-hour snack bars. The huge pool features water jets, spots for loungers inside of the pool and a giant chess board nearby. A stylish spa with a full complement of amenities is part of the deal, as is an expansive fitness club with state-of-the-art equipment. The property hosts four restaurants—Mexican, seafood, Italian, and international—with a mix of dinner and buffet menus.
This resort has 358 beautiful and comfortable rooms, equipped with a minibar, LCD TV and electronic safe, all with 24-hour room service. The Junior Suite has a large private terrace and its own hot tub and hammock. Exploring the shore brings guests to the doorsteps of some of the most popular beaches in the area. As for the resort’s own beach, the water is shallow, clear and tranquil, inviting bathers to unwind in the warm embrace of Caribbean turquoise.
Fiesta Americana Condesa Cancún All Inclusive
Set in a prime location in the heart of Cancúns ever-popular Hotel Zone, the Fiesta Americana Condesa resort is an excellent choice for families, honeymooners and party-goers alike. This all-inclusive property boasts a number of amenities, including access to a whopping 11 different dining options, a full-service spa and an enormous bi-level swimming pool with a kids swimming area and swim-up bar (not to mention a poolside smoothie station to keep you cool). And speaking of kids, there’s also a kids’ club and game room to keep younger guests occupied during their stay.
Rooms, which have recently undergone a renovation, sport a sharp, modern look. Each comes equipped with a rainfall shower, upscale toiletries, comfortable beds and lovely views of the ocean or the property. That said, not every room sports a balcony, so inquire about available options when booking your room. As for those 11 dining options, guests can choose between several cuisines from around the globe, with Asian, Mexican and Italian options on premises. There’s also an all-day international buffet, Kalmia and San Telmo, an upscale steakhouse perfect for that romantic night out.
Sandos Cancún Luxury Experience Resort
Get ready for all-inclusive luxury in Cancún’s popular Hotel Zone when you book your stay at the Sandos Lifestyle Resort. Guest should prepare for amazing features like three impressive swimming pools, top-of-the-line spa services and incredible food, not to mention access to a dazzling white-sand beach. While only some rooms come with ocean-view balconies, all are equipped with standard amenities including 24-hour room service and flat-screen televisions. Bathrobes and slippers and are tastefully designed with beach-friendly touches to perfectly compliment your Mexico getaway.
As for dining options, guests have superb options to choose from when they stay at Sandos. Many will start their day with a buffet-style breakfast at Zango, and casual lunch at St. Trop has a spectacular ocean view. For dinner, there are unique and upscale offerings for all occasions, including Italian at Frattini’s, steakhouse fare at Seasons and teppanyaki-style Japanese cuisine—where the chef expertly and amusingly prepares your food right in front of you—at Gaijin.
Omni Cancún Hotel & Villas All Inclusive
The beautiful, salmon-colored Omni sits gracefully astride a gorgeous white-sand beach. The main structure fans out on both sides, stepping down like a pyramid to the villas and surrounding the three-tiered pool on three sides. Although the Omni is a well-established resort in Cancún, recent renovations have kept it modern and up to date.
Accommodations—346 in all—are divided between guest rooms and villas. Rooms come in four categories: deluxe rooms, premier rooms, executive suites and presidential suites. The presidential suites, located on the top floor, encompass an enormous 2,335 square feet of floor space and include a full living and dining room, kitchen, guest bathroom, Jacuzzi, balcony and rooftop terrace. The 2,000-square-foot, three-story, three-bedroom villas are close to the pool area. They include a full kitchen, dining room, sunken living room, balcony and jetted tub.
All-inclusive dining at Omni means that all meals in the hotel’s restaurants, as well as room service and unlimited drinks, are included. Seven different restaurants offer guests diverse fare: Mexican, Italian, Asian, Indonesian, American and barbecue; all with a breathtaking view of the sea. Bars include a sushi bar, beach bar, lobby bar and poolside bar.
Royal Solaris Cancún – All Inclusive
For a resort that already sits on the ocean, there sure is an extra emphasis on water here! The multi-tiered pool complex offers swim-up bars and spouts its own waterfall. The kids’ water park is a Noah’s Ark-themed playground of waterslides and colorful animal statues where the young ones can swim alongside beautifully sculpted elephants, giraffes and rhinos. A private marina offers kayaks and windsurfing as part of the resort’s all-inclusive plan. There’s also an option to rent motorized ocean vehicles. While the spa may be on the smaller side, it still offers all the customary amenities one should expect. Live musical shows have performers reprising everything from Mexican favorites to Broadway classics for partying guests.
There are a variety of room options ranging from basic to deluxe at Royal Solaris Cancun, each one featuring a water-front view of either their lagoon or beach and some with outdoor hot tubs. If you’re opting for a more intimate getaway, the perfect choice is a deluxe romance package that includes decor in the room, complimentary champagne and a candlelight dinner for two. Six restaurants on the property have a great variety of fare including a sushi bar, a pizza kitchen and fine dining choices. Yoga, fitness and cooking classes are also part of the all-inclusive deal.