Though Cancun and the Riviera Maya are often lumped together as top vacation destinations in Mexico, they are not the same, but both offer great options for all-inclusive resorts. Cancun is a large city at the northeast tip of the Yucatan Peninsula and very popular stop for visitors of all kinds. The Riviera Maya is a region south of Cancun consisting of several smaller villages and towns primarily focusing on the tourism industry with plenty of all-inclusive resorts to choose from. Here are some of our top picks:
Breathless Riviera Cancun Resort & Spa – Unlimited Luxury – The Adults only, Breathless Riviera Cancun Resort & Spa is set in an ideal, tranquil location between the Caribbean Sea and the Lagoon of Bahia Petempich. This trendy and stylish resort boasts ultra-contemporary suites, all with magnificent views of the ocean, garden or pools. Guests can experience a diverse range of cuisines with the ten indulgent dining options offering dishes from across the globe including six à la carte restaurants, tapas, a buffet, a grill and the Coco Café. Find true relaxation at the on-site spa or full service beauty salon with a variety of soothing treatments to help you feel pampered and rejuvenated. This resort is perfectly suited to the party-lover, with great non-stop entertainment throughout.
Hyatt Ziva Cancun – A stunning all-inclusive beachfront resort on the most beautiful strip of Punta Cancun, framed by the Caribbean Sea, Hyatt Ziva Cancun is a playful family escape on Mexico’s Yucatan Coast. Experience the Evolution of All Inclusive luxury, where you are inspired to live in the moment. Find your bliss on white sand beaches, and play in the clear-blue waters of the sea. Relax in luxurious suites with balconies and breathtaking ocean views. Indulge your senses at 8 unique restaurants and 3 lounges, featuring local and international cuisines. If you prefer your tastings in a more spirited form, there are 6 bars on property, including a microbrewery! Spend a day to rejuvenate body and soul at the oceanfront spa, with optional massages, holistic body treatments and a hydrotherapy circuit.
Paradisus Playa del Carmen La Esmeralda – Located in a stunning little bay, Paradisus Playa del Carmen La Esmeralda is the superior luxury resort in the Riviera Maya, combining a prestigious Caribbean setting with world-class facilities, including Family Concierge, the ultimate in spa treatments, a relaxed ambiance, and flexible meeting spaces with state-of-the-art equipment. This elegant resort has a Mayan ecological feeling, and an oceanfront location surrounded by a lush tropical mangrove preserve and with views of Cozumel Island. Take your senses on a culinary tour through eleven remarkable restaurants serving delicious cuisine from all around the world and ten bars serving unlimited international Premium brand drinks. Enjoy life-enriching experiences such as tango dance classes, sushi-making, and other sensory-driven experiences.
The Westin Resort & Spa Cancun – Combining polished accommodations and relaxed elegance with traditional quality and service, guests of all ages will enjoy unforgettable stays at The Westin Resort & Spa Cancun. Catering to families, couples and senior travelers, spacious guestrooms boast a Heavenly Bed ® and Heavenly Bath® while excellent dining, upscale amenities and Latin America’s first Heavenly Spa by Westin™ ensure the best of Cancun is right at your fingertips. Located on the quite end of Cancun’s Hotel Zone, guests to The Westin Resort & Spa enjoy complete relaxation just a short drive from the shopping, dining, entertainment and attractions of Cancun.