Cancun has everything from small but lively Playa Linda with cocktail bars, water activities and a rotating tower for aerial views, right up to the sizeable Playa Delfines, where space on the sand is a given. Heading south, Playa del Carmen’s beach is busy in the north with Mamitas Beach Club for music events, and quieter in the south where there’s a dive centre and caves.
For more secluded and scenic sunbathing, Akumal is a huge beach close to Yal-Ku Lagoon, where you can snorkel in the reef. Or if you’re staying on the west coast, Neuvo Vallarta’s sands are long and the waves are good for watersports but there’s no strong current. Head south for busier beaches in Puerto Vallarta or north for loads of space and quiet times in Bucerias.
What's included in your holiday
As a baseline you can expect to get transfers, buffet meals, local alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, and a handful of activities as part of your All Inclusive holiday. But as Mexico has some of the world’s top All Inclusive hotels, you often get far more. Check the hotel information for details, and read up on some top hotels below, but we’re talking a la carte dining, free transport, on-site superclubs with drinks, watersports, theatre shows and cooking classes.
Other All Inclusive holiday destinations
Take a look at some of our other options for All Inclusive holidays. You get similarly exotic white sand, blue sea vibes all across the Caribbean, or staying closer to home, there are All Inclusive deals for every taste in Greece.
But if you want to know more about Mexico to see if it’s just right for you, read our travel guide and get the scoop on the excellent All Inclusive hotels below.
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Choose east or west for top class All Inclusive resorts
Touchdown after just over a 10-hour flight to some truly outstanding 5* All Inclusive Mexican hotels.
You now have three areas to choose from when going All Inclusive in Mexico. Firstly, its east coast houses party-central Cancun and the scenic Riviera Maya. Close to Mayan ruins, this region has Playa del Carmen in its midst for shops, nightlife and plenty of luxury, particularly at the exclusive suburb of Playacar.
Over on Mexico’s west coast, Nuevo Vallarta is a purpose-built resort with miles of tropical coastline, close to the cultured city of Puerto Vallarta. Neuvo Vallarta has dozens of restaurants, a waterpark and three golf courses of its own, plus the shops and attractions of the big city are never far off.
And last but certainly not least, Los Cabos is a stunning region located at the tip of Mexico’s 1,000-mile-long Baja Peninsula. With its luxury hotels, stunning beaches and great nightlife, it’s a hugely popular celebrity getaway for everyone from Adam Levine to Jennifer Aniston. Whether you’re looking for a wild weekend, a romantic break or a family-friendly holiday, Los Cabos has something to offer you, too.
This sumptuous 5*, 24-hour All Inclusive hotel is set in a peaceful corner of Playacar's golf course. Conversely, one of its biggest draws is that it houses Pacha nightclub, open six nights a week with free drinks for guests, plus live music and shows most nights. The hotel lays on free transport to the beach in Puerto del Carmen, five minutes away, or you could stay in for two pools and one kids' pool. Other things to do in the All Inclusive line-up are tennis, windsurfing, kayaking, dance lessons and going to the gym. Enjoy buffet meals, Mexican and Italian a la carte and steak at the beach restaurant.
On the other side of Mexico, the 5* Riu Vallarta is another hotel with its own Pacha nightclub, this time it's open every night, with those all-important free drinks for guests again. On top of this, there are four other bars and a Riu evening programme of entertainment, as well as four restaurants, including buffet, Asian and grill. An art deco hotel, it's right on Playa de Flamingos beach, with tropical jungle behind and two large pools with whirlpools in the grounds. Kick back on your room's large balcony and enjoy this laid-back part of Nuevo Vallarta, use the gym and sauna or go windsurfing and kayaking.
Merging in with its beautiful surroundings, the 5*, all-suite Grand Sirenis Riviera Maya is set in botanical gardens beside a virgin beach with Mayan ruins to snorkel around. The hotel has three pools, including one for the kids and a lazy river, plus sunken loungers and loads of options in pool bars. Two buffet and eight a la carte restaurants provide enormous dining variety and, as well as 11 bars, there are shows in the theatre, quizzes and karaoke. Get active on the tennis courts, with beach football, canoeing or at the gym and leave the kids to it at their club. Facilities at the luxury spa come at an extra cost.
Location is key at this 5*, adults-only hotel right on Cancun's beach and in the Hotel Zone. Live Aqua Cancun's top dining scene might make you stay in though, with Mexican, Latin and Asian places, as well as barbecues and a mojito-making cart. Or, treat yourself to lobster or steak at the Grill house at an additional charge. Of the five pools, one overlooks the beach with a swim-up bar. Close by are Aqua beach lounge with cabanas and the beach restaurant, which has swing seats. When you're not relaxing in your room with a whirlpool bath and huge terrace, dance to the DJ's house tracks at Egos Bar, sip at AKA wine bar or go to a casino night.
Just for adults, this 5* boutique hotel with luxurious suites is right on a gorgeous beach, just 10 minutes away from Playa del Carmen. There are four pools, with the show-stopper infinity pool looking over the beach, furnished with four-poster daybeds and loungers. You'll pay extra for hydrotherapy treatments at the spa and beauty salon but all other activities are included in your holiday, such as yoga, Spanish lessons, wine tasting and cooking classes, as well as live music on the beach. The a la carte restaurants cover ocean-view tapas to seafood beside the lake, and head to the beachfront pool bar for late-night cocktails.