There is just something about Cancún, Mexico, that keeps drawing me back time and time again. I’m sure the gorgeous turquoise water washing ashore on the powdery white sand beaches probably has much to do with it. Combining this fantastic beach setting with Cancún’s incredible all-inclusive resorts means you have the makings for a perfect Mexican vacation.
All-inclusive resorts offer visitors the ease of having everything they need for a great vacation at their fingertips. With resorts offering multiple on-site restaurants, great beaches, glorious pools, and superb accommodations, you are sure to find the perfect resort for your vacation needs. I have been visiting Cancún for over 20 years and have stayed in numerous all-inclusive resorts, and I am pleased to provide you with this list of my favorite resorts (in no particular order).
If you are looking for a fun, yet chic property in Cancún, you have to check out the Royalton Chic. Located in Cancún’s Hotel Zone, the Royalton Chic puts you right in the heart of the action in Cancún, although, once inside you may never want to leave! The Royalton Chic Cancún is an adults-only all-inclusive property that is a Marriott Autograph Collection Hotel. The property boasts amazing food from six on-site restaurants, a fabulous rooftop pool, and a gorgeous stretch of private white sand beach.
The resort takes its motto of “Party Your Way” seriously, providing multiple opportunities for guests to have a great time. From a relaxing day in their fabulous spa to a non-stop bubble party at the rooftop pool, you can truly “party your way” while visiting the Royalton Chic!
Pro Tip: If planning to attend one of the rooftop bubble parties, reserve your cabana well in advance as they fill up fast!
The Hyatt Zilara Cancún is located on the widest stretch of beach in the Cancún Hotel Zone. This adults-only, all-inclusive hotel is the definition of understated luxury. From the handcrafted wooden furniture, to the Nespresso coffee makers and designer toiletries, the Hyatt Zilara Cancún has thought of everything to ensure their guests have a fabulous stay.
The resort offers unlimited dining and drinks at six restaurants and five bars and lounges, ensuring guests have numerous choices. I love that their two main pools, one of which has a swim-up bar, both overlook the ocean, as do many of the on-site restaurants. In addition to numerous ways to relax, the Hyatt Zilara also offers an extensive entertainment schedule to keep customers engaged in the fun. You can participate in everything from water sports to live entertainment during your time at the Hyatt.
Pro Tip: If possible, book one of the suites at the Hyatt Zilara. Their suites are glorious and offer breathtaking views of the ocean.
You will find the Royalton Riviera Cancún located just south of Cancún’s Hotel Zone in the Riviera Cancún, about 10 miles from the Cancún International Airport. While the Royalton Riviera Cancún is a family-friendly property, there is an adults-only section called the Hideaway at Royalton Riviera. The Hideaway at Royalton Riviera provides guests with the ultimate vacation experience.
The adults-only section of this beachside resort provides a secluded getaway from families while still allowing you to enjoy all of the amenities of the entire resort. With daily adults-only pool parties, private adults-only dining establishments, a casino, and nightly entertainment, the Hideaway at Royalton Riviera feels just like it says, a hideaway!
Pro Tip: Upgrade to the resort’s Diamond Level to get extra perks like exclusive lounge areas, restaurants, bars, private beaches, and more.
When you first lay eyes on the grand, all-white facade of the Riu Palace Las Americas, you know that you are in for a great vacation. With a welcome cocktail in hand, you have whisked away to one of 350 guest suites that each contain a private balcony or patio, a stocked mini-bar, and beautiful wood furnishings. Of course, I recommend the rooms with ocean views that allow you to see the gorgeous turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea. Most of these ocean-view rooms also boast a view of the resort’s mosaic-tiled pools.
The adults-only, all-inclusive package means that you can sip cocktails by the beach or pool without the worry of being splashed by little ones. When you get hungry, you have seven restaurants to choose from including Italian, Mexican, Japanese, fusion, a steakhouse, a coffee bar, and an ice cream parlor!
Pro Tip: Try all of the on-site restaurants during your stay at Riu Palace Las Americas. Each offers a fun and unique dining experience.
For a romantic getaway in Cancún, the Sun Palace Cancún always fits the bill. The Sun Palace Cancún underwent a massive renovation in the fall of 2020, turning it into the chic and luxurious resort that you see in front of you today. Catering to couples that need a relaxing vacation, the Sun Palace Cancún offers fabulous accommodations, six on-site restaurants, and three infinity pools.
The majority of the rooms at the Sun Palace Cancún provide ocean views, whirlpool tubs, and a mini-bar that dispenses premium liquor. In addition to having fabulous rooms, the resort also offers great activities and entertainment. Guests can visit the spa and enjoy a relaxing hydrotherapy session or full body massage after they have tired themselves out at the 27-hole Jack Nicklaus Signature golf course at nearby sister property, Moon Palace Cancún.
Pro Tip: The Superior Honeymoon Suite offers guests their own butler (3 night-stay required), an exclusive beach area, and a private check-in and out area. If you want to be spoiled, book this room!
The Le Blanc Spa Resort in Cancún’s Hotel Zone is another great adults-only, all-inclusive resort for people who like to be spoiled. The resort’s stand-out service is one of my favorite perks. Whether it is unpacking your bags, ordering a drink poolside, or conversing with your private butler, Le Blanc Spa offers it all!
The 260-room resort is truly modern luxury offering fabulous pools with two swim-up bars and a gorgeous seaside location. When you visit the six restaurants on the property, you have the option of French fine dining, an Italian feast, or a traditional Mexican dinner just to name a few. Also included are hydrotherapy sessions at the spa! These sessions are a great way to be introduced to the spa and to relieve some of that stress you’ve been carrying around. I recommend booking one at the start of your trip!
The rooms at Le Blanc strive to meet all guest expectations. The rooms are modern and bright and boast either a lagoon or sea view with two-person whirlpool tubs! Other room amenities that are sure to please even the most discerning of travelers are the Bulgari bath amenities, the brand-name liquor, and the room aromatherapy menu. When you combine these amenities with the artwork and designer decor offered at Le Blanc, you are sure to feel right at home during your stay.
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