Famous for its mega-resorts, with multiple restaurants, bars & nightlife, Cancun is the right choice for all-inclusive. But while some have excellent meals, including water sports and elegant rooms, others serve mediocre food in aging facilities.
So, if you’re after an all-inclusive vacation that’s worth the money, you’ve come to the right place. We visited Cancun’s all-inclusive hotels to sleep in the beds, eat in the restaurants and swim in the pools to see which were the best of the best. Check out our photos of the best Cancun all-inclusive resorts and get inspired
15 Best Cancun All Inclusive Hotels in Cancun
Before we start with our list of the best hotels, it is necessary to mention that many of them include transfer services from the airport to the hotel and from the hotel to the airport.
Private transfer to come and go without worries, however many times the waiting times are long because they can not cover all the demand. That is why we highly recommend Cancun Transfer Airport, a transfer agency with more than 500 different types of vehicles to take you to and from the Cancun airport and even better, to any part of the Riviera Maya.
The company as such, not only offers transfers within Cancun, but also private transfers to Playa del Carmen, Tulum, Akumal and really all over the Riviera Maya.
Le Blanc Spa Resort
The luxurious 260-room Le Blanc Spa is the best (and most expensive) all-inclusive even for adults in town. It stands out for its beautiful white-sand beach in the heart of Cancun’s Hotel Zone, luxury spa (guests have complimentary access to the hydrotherapy area), dazzling pools (two with wet bars) and especially for its pampering service, from butlers who will fix your clothes to pool attendants who provide fresh towels.
It has a gorgeous, modern aesthetic throughout the immaculately white property, and the modern, bright rooms have two-person whirlpool tubs; most have ocean or lagoon views.
Excellence Playa Mujeres
This adults-only luxury resort offers a good all-inclusive experience with plenty of variety – multiple dining options, several beautiful pools, a dazzling spa and dozens of wonderful activities. Rooms are spacious and contemporary, with large, modern bathrooms, Jacuzzis and high-tech amenities like large flat-screen TVs, free Wi-Fi, and iPod docks. Some have a huge terrace balcony with pools and ocean views. The hotel is located in the center of town,
Beloved Playa Mujeres
This stylish 109-room boutique hotel is an upscale, adults-only, all-inclusive hotel in the Playa Mujeres region, north of Cancun. It sits on a beautiful, large white-sand beach — which can have some seaweed from time to time — and has three small outdoor pools with food and beverage service. Rooms are huge (at 90 square meters), all white, with large whirlpool tubs, as well as private balconies – many with ocean views and some with pools.
The 3,200-square-meter spa is beautiful, with an impressive hydrotherapy circuit, and the gym is large. Dining at the four restaurants is excellent and a la carte, and reservations are not necessary; 24-hour room service is also available. Among the best all-inclusive resorts in the area, the Beloved stands out as the only real boutique; the Excellence Playa Mujeres right next door has a similar level of luxury, but is a much larger resort.
Hyatt Zilara Cancun
The appearance of the 288-room, adults-only Hyatt Zilara Cancun goes against the bad reputation that all-inclusive hotels often get. Suites look renovated and contrary to traditional room designs, with a centrally located bed and spacious balcony (some even have outdoor pools).
Bathrooms have huge shower areas and Jacuzzis. Food quality is surprisingly good and varied, including the convenient 24-hour VIP lounge. But, as at many all-inclusive properties, basic amenities can fill up quickly. Expect to fight for chairs by the pool or decently timed dining reservations.
Hyatt Ziva Cancun
Cancun’s family-friendly all-inclusive has a convenient location, close to stores and restaurants, but still maintains a relatively quiet atmosphere. The property occupies a unique space in the Hotel Zone, with expansive areas that project into the ocean. Highlights include a lively kids’ club, a serene spa, a huge pool and a saltwater lagoon, where guests can swim with dolphins.
Rooms are large, but could use a makeover: Some have old tube TVs, and decor inspired by some of the rooms on the beach. All-inclusive rates have just about everything, but some guests feel in financial straits when they have to pay for in-room Wi-Fi.
Moon Palace Golf & Spa Resort
The Moon Palace Golf and Spa Resort is a gigantic, luxurious all-inclusive resort along the Riviera Maya in Cancun. With 2,433 rooms spread across three sections of the resort, each with its own decor, design, amenities and attractions. Don’t be surprised that this is the largest palace-style property in the world. From the stunning Sunrise pool and Flowrider wave machine to the boutique atmosphere of the charming Moon Grand, to the fabulous Nizuc kids’ club and separate spa and golf center, this resort is truly all-inclusive.
Just don’t expect sugar-white sandy beaches and turquoise waters. Unfortunately, the beaches in this part of town-often stinking and full of seaweed-are far less idyllic than those in the Hotel Zone. But if you don’t mind the beach, this place is hard to beat.
Live Aqua Cancun
Designed to appeal to all your senses, the 371-room Live Acqua luxury all-inclusive resort is for adults only. Contemporary luxury décor, with artistic and modern details found from floor to ceiling, with the victoria-regia lagoon at the entrance, through the sophisticated and luxurious rooms, to the fabric-covered beach cabana beds.
The resort’s climate is best suited for those looking to be well treated and feel the luxury in the air. This is one of the best luxury options in Cancun and most guests find little to complain about. However, the service and quality of food and drink occasionally leave something to be desired.
Secrets The Vine Cancun Resort & Spa
The 497-room Secrets The Vine Cancun Resort & Spa is a luxury adults-only all-inclusive hotel. Many of the rooms have stunning ocean views from the balconies and there are touches of refinement, such as Italian porcelain tile floors and beautiful teak wood furnishings.
Guests can enjoy a variety of activities, yoga, wine tasting, as well as six a la carte restaurants serving world cuisine, including Italian, Mexican, Argentinian and Asian.
Another option to indulge in is the spa local, which has 14 treatment rooms, a dry sauna and steam, plus four beautiful outdoor pools to choose from. The beachfront location is ideal for tourists who want to relax, but it is also a short drive from several attractions.
There’s a lot to appreciate at this 287-room hotel if you’re looking for an all-inclusive experience in the heart of the hotel zone’s most popular spot: three pools with dazzling ocean views, plenty of dining options, large rooms with high-tech amenities (like iPod docks and flat-screen TVs), a full spa (not included in the price), a small but modern fitness center, and location on a beautiful white-sand beach.
Sun Palace All-Inclusive
This couples-only all-inclusive resort is a great choice for a romantic trip, thanks to its semi-deserted location, a luxurious spa, and pleasurable details such as a Jacuzzi for two in each room. There are four swimming pools (one with a whirlpool), a large, modern gym, and a wide variety of dining options.
Rooms are spacious and offer great comfort, as well as minimalist decor in neutral tones. The hotel has a quieter, more intimate ambiance than the resorts in the trendy areas north of the hotel zone. But this slightly more distant location means you will need a cab to take advantage of all the on-site options.
Hotel Riu Palace Peninsula
Opened in 2012, the 562-room Spanish-owned Rui Palace Peninsula (not to be confused with Hotel Riu Palace Las Americas) is the newest of Cancun’s Riu properties. With a distinguished beachfront location, guests at the Peninsula have private access to both the soft sands and the wild, rocky walls of the Caribbean’s crystal-clear coastline. The décor is contemporary, with a sophisticated and slightly inviting European ambiance,
especially when lit up at night. Even the lower category rooms are large and suite-like and have nice ocean views, separate shower areas and spa tubs. The hotel has a sociable and fun (but not trippy party) atmosphere and can be noisy at night.
Paradisus Cancún All Inclusive
The Paradisus is a mega all-inclusive resort in Cancún with 678 clean, renovated rooms. The decor is bright and contemporary, though the gray marble floor can get slippery when wet. Balcony quality is inconsistent — some are spacious with ocean views, while others have obstructed views or little privacy.
The pool area is well designed and large enough to support large crowds. The remarkably clean beach is a big plus, as is the impressive spa and huge fitness center. Although this resort has great amenities, such as a 9-hole golf course and plenty of water sports, there is a charge for Wi-Fi and the sprawling property can be crowded.
Fiesta Americana Condesa Cancun All Inclusive
This 502-room all-inclusive resort may not be the newest property in the Cancun hotel zone, but guests seem to enjoy its numerous restaurants and friendly, casual, welcoming atmosphere. While the Fiesta Americana Condesa’s rates are comparable to other sophisticated resorts in the hotel zone, this property is mid-tier, and some may find the mattresses too hard.
The choice of bed configuration is supposedly not always reported by partner booking sites, so it’s probably a good idea to call the hotel to confirm this prior to travel.
The Royal Sands
This huge, full-service all-inclusive resort in Cancun’s hotel district directly overlooks the white-sand beach that is a trademark of this popular Mexican vacation destination. The Royal Sands offers a variety of freebies ranging from thatched umbrellas on the beach to tennis courts and a well-equipped fitness center. The property, once a seasonal rental, now welcomes temporary guests, although the purchase of an all-inclusive package is mandatory for the latter.
Longtime renters comment that the all-inclusive policy overburdened the team. The Royal Sands charms families attracted by the daytime activities and sports offerings, although it has recently begun to attract a younger clientele.
Hard Rock Hotel Cancun
This property screams “Caribbean all-inclusive mega-resort” in every possible way, with its beautiful infinity-edge pool overlooking the ocean and wet bar, five restaurants serving international cuisine, four bars, live entertainment, tennis courts and spa with outdoor treatment rooms.
Rooms are a decent size, with open bathrooms, double Jacuzzis, balconies with views of both the ocean and lagoon, modern amenities (flat-screen TVs and iPod docks), and contemporary decor. Plus, it’s a great place for families – it has an excellent kids’ club with daily activities and a children’s pool.
Each of these hotels has its grandeur, its essence and of course: The way to make your vacation unforgettable. So without a doubt, no matter which one you choose, you will have an incredible time and you will want to come back again.