The 10 Best All-Inclusive Resorts in Mexico

Check out the 10 best resorts in Mexico for an all-inclusive getaway.

ByABC News
October 10, 2015, 4:19 AM
Marival Residences & World Spa, Nuevo Vallarta
Marival Residences & World Spa, Nuevo Vallarta

— -- intro: Much like in the Caribbean, travelers in Mexico often opt for the all-inclusive experience. It takes a lot of the planning and guesswork out of vacationing if you know you'll be eating all meals at the property and can take advantage of numerous resort activities. But some hotels with all-inclusive packages can serve up less than stellar food, skimp on the quality and quantity of liquor, and hide fees for "extras" that aren't revealed until you're checking out. Luckily for you, we've visited hundreds of hotels in Mexico to sample the food, sleep in the beds, and take part in the programs offered to see how they stack up to the competition. Here, check out the 10 best resorts in Mexico for an all-inclusive getaway. Our picks provide awesome rates, packages, facilities, and amenities so you get plenty bang for your buck.

quicklist: 1 title: The Royal Hideaway Playacar, Playa del Carmen text: The Royal Hideaway is a member of exclusive hospitality consortium Leading Hotels of the World, and as such is one of the most luxurious properties in the area. It features upscale rooms with high-end amenities, a full-service spa with great treatments, several pools, and the best food around. The all-inclusive rate offers access to all the hotel’s facilities, restaurants, and bars, plus 24-hour room service and non-motorized water sports. media: 34375978

quicklist: 2 title: Grand Velas Riviera Maya, Playa del Carmen text: The Grand Velas -- set on over 80 acres of mangroves that meet a postcard-perfect beach of white sand and turquoise waters -- is one of Riviera Maya’s most sophisticated properties. It features 491 top-notch suites spread out in three different buildings (two family-friendly, one adults-only), all with their own stunning pool complexes, gyms, and restaurants. All-inclusive rates include gourmet dining for all three meals, bar service at all pools and the beach, daily restocking of the minibar (including snacks), and access to fitness 34375527

quicklist: 3 title: Excellence Playa Mujeres, Cancun text: The Excellence Playa Mujeres is an adults-only luxury resort offering a nice all-inclusive experience with tons of variety -- multiple dining options, several beautiful pools, a gorgeous spa, and dozens of wonderful activities. The rooms here are large and contemporary, with spacious modern bathrooms, whirlpools, and high-end amenities such as big flat-screen TVs, free Wi-Fi, and iPod docks. Some have large rooftop terraces with private plunge pools looking out at the ocean. However, note that the beach is less attractive than others farther south, and there are no attractions nearby. There are a total of nine restaurants and 11 bars to choose from, and reservations are not 34375435

quicklist: 4 title: Le Blanc Spa Resort, Cancun text: There is nothing ordinary about the 260-room Le Blanc Spa Resort: Everything from the wine lists to your workout has been tailored to be top-notch. It feels more South Beach chic than Cancun party, with a hip, gorgeous aesthetic throughout the entire pristine white property. The rooms are thoroughly modern and bright with minimalist decor and stunning ocean views (some with large whirlpool baths). But most of your time should be spent experiencing the top-of-the line spa, the chic restaurants (especially the stunningly designed Lumiere) and heavenly white-sand 34375902