The Best All Inclusive Resorts in Cancun

By: Chantelle Symester

September 2, 2014

Cancun‘s immaculate coastline and deluxe purpose-built resorts have helped to establish it as a popular getaway for travellers who want a fuss-free break. The convenience of being able to bask in the glorious sunshine on the beach one day, and marvel at ancient Mayan ruins the next, means Cancun is the ideal locale for those wishing to let their hair down and experience the rich culture and charm of Mexico. Take a look at our top all-inclusive resorts in Cancun and start planning your next getaway.

Central Cancun

4V+ Occidental Grand Xcaret

Occidental Grand Xcaret | All inclusive resorts in Cancun
A stone’s throw from Xcaret Park, this is the perfect place to discover the diverse local flora and fauna © Virgin Holidays

Situated around a man-made cove, the Occidental Grand Xcaret Hotel is the ideal place for family fun. With 11 restaurants, five pools, tennis courts and a full schedule of evening entertainment, there’s something for every age and inclination. For those who plan on venturing beyond the resort, Xcaret Park is located nearby and beckons visitors to take a morning hike or saunter through the sanctuary grounds to experience diverse examples of local flora and fauna.

4V Omni Cancun Hotel

Omni Hotel | All inclusive resorts in Cancun
It’s quite possible you will spend your entire holiday planted to this Bali bed © Virgin Holidays

Acres of tropical gardens and swathes of white sandy beaches envelope the stylish Omni Cancun Hotel. The three cascading pools come complete with swim-up bar, perfect for implementing a ritualistic cocktail hour whilst cooling off from the midday sun. The impressive Jacuzzi, which can accommodate 35 people, is a great way to mingle with fellow guests. Alternatively, take full advantage of the luxury spa and book an aromatherapy treatment to soothe and relax. Youngsters are fully catered for too, with kids club activities and various sporting events like water basketball and beach volleyball on offer.

Cancun Riviera

ME Cancun

ME hotel | All inclusive resorts in Cancun
Experience all the energy, style and sophistication you’d expect from a deluxe resort at ME Cancun © Virgin Holidays 

Contemporary design and an air of sophistication sets ME Cancun apart from other resorts in the Cancun Riviera. The thoroughly modern surrounds attract jet set travellers looking for a luxe pit stop on the Mexican coast. Whether you plan on sipping on something ice cold in the tropical sun or doing some laps in the pool to cool off, you won’t be able to ignore the heavenly views out across unspoilt beaches and sparkling waters. When night falls, don your finest and head to the Rose Bar, a popular after dark spot where you can dance along to tunes spun by the very best international DJs doing the rounds on the party circuit.

Now Jade Riviera Cancun

Now Jade Riviera Cancun | All inclusive resorts in Cancun
Within easy reach of sleepy fishing village Puerto Morelos, this luxury resort is defintely something to shout about © Virgin Holidays

This luxurious beach retreat is located just twenty minutes from Cancun airport, on the edge of the pretty town of Puerto Morelos. With its own private beach, you’ll experience maximum comfort combined with total privacy during your stay at Now Jade Riviera. There’s a full range of family-friendly activities, and a dedicated itinerary of events especially designed for hard-to-please teenagers. If being pampered is a high priority, this hotel also includes delicious spa treatments such as the chocolate and mint body scrub and massage. Good enough to eat.

Riviera Maya

Dreams Tulum Resort & Spa

Dreams Tulum | All inclusive resorts in Cancun
Located in one of Cancun’s most sought after areas, Dreams Tulum offers the perfect introduction to the Yucatan region © Tscherno/Flickr

Mangrove forests and soft sandy beaches frame this hacienda-style retreat. For the ultimate all-in-one experience, head to Dreams Tulum Resort & Spa, which features six different restaurants, a state of the art spa, and a private beach. If you’re dying to see fascinating sights below the sea there’s also easy access to a stunning coral reef, so be sure to bring along those snorkelling goggles and an underwater camera. Visiting the Mayan ruins nearby will add a touch of history to your trip and the opportunity to experience the many facets of the Yucatán region.

Hard Rock Riviera Maya

Hard Rock Riviera Maya
Hedonistic holiday or family fun: whatever your persuasion, Hard Rock Hotel will make your holiday special © Virgin Holidays

Hard Rock Riviera Maya has a split personality, and we happen to think that’s what makes it so brilliant. On the one hand it’s a family-friendly haven packed with nine restaurants, a Splash Park, interactive kids playrooms and access to water sports such as kayaking. On the flipside, for over 18s looking to really let loose, this is a party playground. There are four adult-only pools; an 18-hole Robert von Hagge designed golf course and nine bars for copious amounts of adult-only fun.

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Written by Chantelle Symester


Chantelle Symester

Chantelle Symester is a writer and editor based in London. When she’s not chained to her laptop working she can be found hopping on a plane to far flung places across the globe. Trips so far include adventures to Mexico, South America and North Africa and she now has her heart set on discovering the East. You can find her @csymester

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