There are all-inclusives and then there are awe-inclusives – those resorts that go beyond the usual inclusions to provide services and amenities we never knew we needed but swiftly realize we can’t do without. Here are our favorite “all-you-can-everything” hotels in the Mexican-Caribbean destination of Cancun — also known as the best all inclusive resorts in Cancun and some of the best in Mexico.
Le Blanc Spa Resort This adults-only Cancun all-inclusive impressed us with its spa (try the muscle-melting four-handed Kulukulcan Mayan massage) and plush suites, furnished with Bulgari amenities, Apple TV and even a hair straightener.
Secrets The Vine It’s hard to say which of the amenities at this beachfront adults-only resort we appreciate most. A pillow menu; complimentary wi-fi and international calls; and 24-hour room service are welcome niceties.
Live Aqua Cancun Relaxation begins the moment you check in to this spa-themed resort where you’re welcomed with a hand massage and a signature eucalyptus scent. 371 all-ocean-view rooms and eight pools sweeten your stay.
Hard Rock Cancun Adults vacation like rock stars at this music-themed Cancun all-inclusive playground but the kids get in on the entertainment action, too, at the Little Big Club, where they can perform in the Ultimate Rock Show.
Me Cancun The emphasis is on art, music, and sophisticated socializing at this stylish see-and-be-seen beachfront adults-only where on weekends hard-bodied revelers flock to The Beach Club for DJ-driven parties.
Excellence Playa Mujeres Nine restaurants that offer truly exceptional dining experiences (we love Flavor Market), plus included cooking lessons and endless room service make this resort a great choice for foodies.
The Beloved Hotel You’re removed from the bustle of Cancun’s main drag at this Playa Mujeres retreat but we bet you won’t miss it. The luxury Cancun all-inclusive boutique offers its own two-mile-long beach; golfing on a Greg Norman-designed course; and only 109 plush rooms so you never feel like just one of the crowd.
Hyatt Zilara Cancun Hyatt’s new to the all-inclusive game, but it doesn’t show: the brand’s new Cancun all-inclusive, adults-only property is a stunner. It’s an all-suite hotel with six restaurants, beach butler service and more.