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 Resorts 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.
Hotel RIU Cancún
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
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 Golf & Spa Resort
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.
Hotel 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.
Hotel Riu Caribe
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.
Hotel 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.