See which all-inclusive properties came out on top this year.
If you want to plan a vacation that requires little logistical legwork, there are few options that are as convenient and care-free as an all-inclusive resort. Food, alcoholic and nonalcoholic drinks, on-site activities and off-site excursions are all staples in a typical all-inclusive package. Mexico is chock-full of all-inclusive properties, giving travelers a variety of stress-free trips to choose from, all of which are situated in the middle of eye-catching tropical landscapes. The only stressful part? Finding an all-inclusive option that suits your needs. Taking into account each resort's overall score from the 2017 Best Hotels in Mexico rankings and additional data, U.S. News determined the Best All-Inclusive Resorts in Mexico.
10. IBEROSTAR Grand Hotel Paraíso
A stone's throw from the edge of the Riviera Maya coastline, this IBEROSTAR property is designed specifically with the 18 and older crowd in mind. Travelers can hit the links, treat themselves to a beachside massage, learn how to scuba dive, take a dip in one of the resort's three pools or simply unwind inside a spacious suite. The room rate includes unlimited meals, snacks and drinks, numerous entertainment options, access to nightly shows and use of nonmotorized water sports equipment.
9. Secrets Maroma Beach Riviera Cancun
In addition to all meals and drinks, the adults-only Secrets Maroma Beach Riviera Cancun offers a variety of complimentary daytime activities, including sea kayaking, snorkeling, sailing, windsurfing and even cocktail-making classes. The property's facilities are just as abundant, with about 86,000 square feet reserved for 13 pools and a sprawling 13,000-square-foot indoor-outdoor spa facility. But the resort's standout attribute, according to many guests, is its direct access to the beach. You'll find Secrets Maroma Beach Riviera Cancun about 11 miles north of central Playa Del Carmen.
8. Garza Blanca Preserve Resort & Spa
Seclusion is easy to come by at the Garza Blanca Preserve Resort & Spa. Located about 9 miles south of central Puerto Vallarta, this 85-acre property stands between lush peaks of the Sierra Madre Mountains and the turquoise waters of the Pacific. One- and two-bedroom suites are spacious (starting at more than 1,500 square feet) and family-friendly, offering multiple bedrooms, full-sized kitchens and oversized baths with dual vanities. Optional all-inclusive rates cover all beverages, meals at select restaurants, as well as numerous activities, such as snorkeling expeditions to Los Arcos, jungle hikes, bird-watching classes, tequila tastings and more.
7. Fairmont Mayakoba, Riviera Maya
Dubbed the "Venice of the Caribbean," this Fairmont stands out from its oceanfront counterparts with picturesque waterways that weave in and out of its 45 acres. But that's not the Fairmont Mayakoba's only impressive feature. This AAA Five Diamond-rated property caters to crowds both young and old, offering separate pools for adults and children, as well as a Discovery Club & Adventure camp for kids ages 4 to 12. Plus, the resort's Premium Appetite for Luxury package offers unlimited meals and beverages at four on-site restaurants, as well as beach and pool service, among other perks.
6. Secrets The Vine Cancun
Secrets The Vine Cancun is located along the city's bustling Hotel Zone, putting guests within close proximity to numerous entertainment and nightlife options. Like its Riviera Maya counterpart, this Secrets outpost touts the amenity-packed Unlimited Luxury all-inclusive program. Perks include unlimited spirits, in-room minibars refreshed daily, all meals and access to themed parties, as well as on-site bars and entertainment venues. Guests can also enjoy complimentary dance lessons, yoga classes and cocktail-making classes, among other activities.
5. Zoëtry Paraiso de la Bonita Riviera Maya
If you're looking for a remote Cancun resort, then the Zoëtry Paraiso might just be for you. The hotel is situated along the beach, more than 20 miles south of Cancun's tourist-heavy Hotel Zone. Plus, the property makes it easy for guests to unwind and indulge, offering a robust all-inclusive "Endless Privileges" package. With the package, you can enjoy a bottle of tequila upon arrival, in-room minibars refreshed twice daily, airport transfers and a host of wellness and cultural experiences, including a sunset catamaran sail and a traditional temazcal steam room ceremony with a Mayan shaman.
4. Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit
Surrounded by white-sand beaches, fragrant blooms and tropical forests, the Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit offers travelers both a beautiful location and a large supply of things to do. The property is packed with numerous facilities, amenities and activities to keep guests entertained. What's more, the all-inclusive package is family-friendly, with features such as a baby concierge and designated kids and teens clubs. The rate also includes a spa concierge, various fitness programs, including yoga, Pilates and meditation, live entertainment, select meals, drinks and a 24-hour personal concierge.
3. Hotel Mousai
It's worth noting that this property is the only AAA Five Diamond-rated resort in Puerto Vallarta and the entire state of Jalisco. Aside from its industry accolades, the sky-high Hotel Mousai impresses guests with its swanky contemporary design and rooftop infinity pool. The all-inclusive package includes meals at select restaurants, alcoholic drinks, use of nonmotorized water sports equipment at the nearby beach and more. There's also an on-site spa and an outdoor play and fitness center, which offers a tennis court. The Hotel Mousai is located about 10 miles southwest of central Puerto Vallarta.
2. Grand Velas Riviera Maya
If you're on the hunt for a family-friendly hotel in Riviera Maya, you might want to stop your search here. This Grand Velas outpost features a kids club, a teens club and a baby concierge, as well as babysitting services and a pool designed for little ones. Plus, parents can even arrange for an infant haircut or massage (for an extra fee). In addition to family-oriented amenities, the all-inclusive package also covers the cost of airport transfers, meals at select on-site restaurants, water sport rentals and fitness programs, among other activities and amenities.
1. Le Blanc Spa Resort
Holding the distinction of the No. 1 Best Hotel in Cancun, Le Blanc Spa Resort offers a relaxing retreat in the northern portion of Cancun's bustling Hotel Zone. This adults-only hideaway provides plenty of space for guests to stretch out with its three expansive pool decks, wide swath of nearby shoreline and multiple on-site restaurants and bars. Meals, top-shelf drinks, all-day snacks and 24-hour room service are among the amenities covered by the all-inclusive rate.