It’s Mexico, but it’s also the Caribbean. The Mexican Caribbean is a whole different universe on the western side of the Caribbean Sea, with a different energy, culture and hospitality philosophy. And just as the eastern Caribbean is filled with world-class all-inclusive vacations, the eastern coast of Mexico has some spectacular all-inclusive options of its own, from more traditional large hotels to up-and-coming all-inclusive boutiques. Here are our favorite all-inclusive Mexico resorts to try right now, from the Riviera Maya to Cancun to Playa Mujeres.
Grand Velas Riviera Maya The grande dame of all-inclusive Mexico hotels (and, some would say, the whole Caribbean), this endlessly impressive property has 539 suites, from traditional Zen Grand units to the popular Ambassador Pool suites, along with an 89,000-square-foot spa, 30,000 square feet of meeting space. But the story here is truly the food, with a wide range of culinary concepts from Asian fusion to contemporary Mexican to Italian, all executed marvelously. This is a full-fledged foodie destination — with the kind of gastronomy you never imagined possible at an all-inclusive.