The 5 Best New All-Inclusive Resorts in Cancun 

best all-inclusive resorts in cancunA rooftop pool at the Garza Blanca in Cancun.
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Plainly, there’s no more buzzing tourism destination anywhere in the wider region than Cancun on the Caribbean coast of Mexico. Since the onset of the pandemic, and thanks to loose travel restrictions, Cancun has been growing at a breakneck pace, with tourism numbers exceeding pre-pandemic levels and more and more airlines adding routes to its airport. 

And with the continued demand for all-inclusive resorts, Cancun has seen a wave of new hotels and property transformations alike. To help with your travel planing, we’ve curated the five “hottest” all-inclusive resorts in Cancun right now, a mix of brand-new resorts and reimagined properties that all exemplify the best of what Cancun has to offer. 

Here are our top picks among Cancun’s newest all-inclusive resorts.

A plunge-pool room at Royal Uno.

Royal Uno You may be familiar with the Grand Residences Riviera Cancun, the celebrated resort near Puerto Morelos that’s long been one of the leading places to stay in all of the Caribbean. This resort’s parent company, Royal Resorts, recently unveiled what’s effectively its new flagship resort, the Royal Uno All-Inclusive Resort, one that blends Royal’s class-leading family-friendly offerings with a sleek, crisp new look. 

Royal Uno has a total of 540 rooms, with what Royal Resorts calls a focus on the “Authentic Cancun.” That means outstanding, Mexican-focused food and great international cuisine across five different restaurants, a laid-back, beachy ambience and world-class service. 

Hilton Cancun All-Inclusive Hilton has been making a big push in the last few years in the all-inclusive space, and the Mexican Caribbean is the epicenter of that effort. So what do we have at this resort? There are 714 rooms, 12 dining concepts, nearly 70,000 square feet of convention space, a fitness center and a spa. 

It’s all set in a lush, mangrove-filled 100-acre Mexican Caribbean property, with two infinity pools, a great fitness center and even daily entertainment. Make sure you save a table at Maxal, the resort’s pan-Mexican eatery, from delicious aguachile to a taco journey across Mexico. 

Garza Blanca Resort and Spa TAFER held its grand opening for the Garza Blanca in Cancun earlier this year, and it’s very different than most other resort properties in the area, chiefly when it comes to design. The Garza Blanca is a residential-style all-inclusive, with very large accommodations that include one, two-, three-bedroom and swim-up suites, all with private terraces. 

For larger groups, there are also four-bedroom, 5,300-square-foot ocean penthouse suites that can accommodate up to 12 guests. The culinary offering at the resort robust, with five gourmet eateries and even a “Gourmet Food Hall.” For pool lovers, Garza Blanca has something for everyone: a kids’ pool, an adults-only pool, a main pool with a transparent acrylic wall (yes, the photos are amazing) and a rooftop infinity pool just for adults. 

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The rooftop pool at the Dreams Vista Cancun.

Dreams Vista Cancun Golf and Spa Resort Apple Leisure Group and AMR Collection’s newest, stunning resort in Cancun opened its doors in the middle of 2020, with 416 rooms in a setting in Cancun’s Puerta Del Mar community. The amenities are vast here: three heated pools anchored by an ocean-view infinity pool, a wine cellar, a Spa by Pevonia and nice touches like an on-site ice cream parlor. 

For golfers, the centerpiece is access to the stunning Tom Weiskopf-designed 18-hole Puerto Cancun golf course, one of the best in Mexico. 

And Puerto Cancun itself is a terrific amenity that’s home to a marina, an IMAX theater, and great shopping in what’s become a new kind of mixed-use destination in Cancun. 

Wyndham Alltra Cancun Another major brand that’s making a big bet on all-inclusive? Wyndham, which at the end last year debuted its new Wyndham Alltra brand in the Caribbean. Alltra is short for “All-Inclusive Travel for All,” the company’s philosophy of “delivering exceptional experiences to the everyday traveler.”

The first Wyndham Alltra hotels opened in the Mexican Caribbean, with one in Playa del Carmen and the other this 458-room resort in the Cancun Hotel Zone. Wyndham says its research shows travelers are looking for five primary vacation experiences: all-inclusive, beach access, high-quality retardants, local culture and excursions/activities. That’s the focus at the Wyndham Alltra Cancun, a family-friendly resort that’s also notable for its broad options for kids: think waterslides, a kids’ club and loads of activities.