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It’s no secret that Cancun is one of the most popular destinations when it comes to booking an all-inclusive vacation. There’s nothing like the worry-free feeling of knowing exactly what you’re getting (especially when there’s a cocktail-in-a-coconut in your hand). And while sometimes all-inclusives tend to feel a little generic and less-than-luxury, we’ve scouted out which will deliver the best experience, and make you feel like you’re getting the absolute finest of this beautiful resort city. Located on Mexico’s oceanfront Yucatan Peninsula, you’ll find picturesque stretches of white-sand beach crested by clear water—but keep in mind that the culture is as rich as the beaches are beautiful. Considered the entryway to Mayan ruins like Chichen Itza, there’s plenty of exploring at your fingertips if you want to skip the sand for a day.
For Adults-only in the Heart of Cancun: Le Blanc Spa Resorts
At Le Blanc Spa Resorts, features like beautiful infinity pools, personal butlers (they’ll even unpack your bags, if you’d like), and 24-hour room service yield an unparalleled level of luxury relaxation in Cancun. Between the bright and spacious rooms (each of which has a double-whirlpool tub), the particularly indulgent spa, and haute cuisine on-site, this “adults-only oasis” is the epitome of an intimate, beachside resort.
For Adults-only Just Outside Cancun: Excellence Playa Mujeres
Just north of Cancun’s Zona Hotelera lies Excellence Playa Mujeres, an adults-only all-inclusive retreat nestled on an untouched peninsula along a dramatic two-mile stretch of white sand. Surrounded by a charming inland marina, a challenging Greg Norman signature golf course, and the sparkling ocean, the luxury suites at Playa Mujeres feel indulgent and exclusive—with the buzzing Cancun nightlife just around the corner.
For a Luxury Family Getaway: Finest Playa Mujeres
For those looking for a luxury all-inclusive that’s ideal for family, Finest Playa Mujeres is the best upscale option—once you book, you’ll be all set for your flight, accommodations, meals, drinks, and activities. Just minutes away from Cancun, this resort caters to both families and couples—you can select spacious family suites or relax into an oversized jacuzzi for two. Activities are tailored to different age ranges, so both kids and adults will experience the very best of what the Caribbean has to offer, whether that’s kicking back in the spa, learning how to windsurf, or splashing around in one of the twelve swimming pools.
For the Best Views From the Hotel Zone: Sun Palace Cancun
You’ll find the aptly named Sun Palace at the southern end of Zona Hotelera, situated on a rather narrow, striking strip of beach. The rooms are stacked so that each one features a private terrace overlooking either the ocean or Nichupté lagoon. And if that isn’t enough waterfront for you, all three of the luxury infinity pools face the ocean.
For a World-class Spa Vacation: Secrets the Vine Cancun
At Secrets the Vine in Cancun, you’ll get the usual luxe all-inclusive features, like unlimited access to gourmet cuisine, top-shelf spirits, water activities, pool and beach wait service—the full monty a la Cancun luxury standards. But if you’re really in it for the R&R, Secrets the Vine boasts a world-class spa (which spans an impressive 12,500 square feet), featuring indulgent treatment packages that utilize ingredients like seaweed, green coffee, and black mud.