Choosing a resort can be overwhelming. It is often the most impactful decision when planning a vacation, especially when looking for an all-inclusive. Given that the hotel itself can make or break an experience, it is important to know that you are heading to a resort that can live up to your expectations. Luckily, U.S. News and World Report have just released their annual ranking of the best all-inclusive resorts in Mexico. Here are the top 6, along with popular reasons why guests love each one.
6) Grand Velas Riviera Maya
This 5-star hotel in Playa del Carmen welcomes all types of visitors to its Riviera Maya resort. Grand Velas Riviera Maya offers guests 3 different experiences to choose from depending on what type of vacation they are looking for. Couples love the tranquil beachfront Grand Class section, while families are well catered to in the Ambassador and Zen Grand sections.
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Visitors rave about the top-notch service at this resort, especially the personalized concierge service. Several guests stated that the individual attention they received from their concierge made a huge difference in the quality of their stay. The hotel grounds also are well praised – with many visitors claiming they felt like they were on a movie set.
5. Hotel Xcaret Mexico
Playa del Carmen’s Hotel Xcaret prides itself on being an “all-fun inclusive” resort. Hotel guests have access to all Grupo Xcaret Parks – a group of theme parks that offer everything from water slides and zip lines to adventures in underground rivers and cenotes.
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Guests of Hotel Xcaret love the grounds of the property – both for their cleanliness and their beauty. They also have many compliments for the hotel staff. Butlers, concierges, pool attendants, and receptionists have all been praised for their warmth, attentiveness, and professionalism.
4. Fairmont Mayakoba, Riviera Maya
Located on 45 acres, the extensive Fairmont Mayakoba in Playa del Carmen has over 400 rooms to choose from. Some suites front the property’s beautiful beach, while the majority are nestled in the tropical jungle and surrounded by lagoons.
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Guests are quick to fall in love with this tropical paradise, noting that its forested beachside location offers the best of both worlds. Visitors love spending time in the sun at the uncrowded beaches or wandering through the nature paths, and a huge perk is access to free bikes to explore with. As with the other resorts, the staff at the Fairmont Mayakoba receives the highest praise.
3. Le Blanc Spa Resort Cancun
Adults-only Le Blanc Spa Resort in Cancun is simply dripping in luxury. The resort prides itself on being the perfect place for a relaxing getaway. Between their state-of-the-art Blanc Spa, a selection of fine-dining options, and a range of elegant rooms, guests will leave feeling rejuvenated.
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Visitors of this resort rave about the food, especially from the ultra-romantic French Lumiere restaurant. The spa treatments are also a favorite aspect of the resort for many guests who note how incredible the massages are. And as with the other resorts, the personalized service and staff are over-the-top and bring a special element to visitors’ stays.
2. Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit
Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit is located 25 minutes from Puerto Vallarta and just 15 minutes from the airport. Its beachfront location on the north end of Banderas Bay is both convenient and tranquil. The property is impeccably maintained and in a gorgeous setting.
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Upon arrival, guests are welcomed with a head and shoulder massage that sets the tone for visits. The consensus from travelers is that this resort serves up incredible food. Of particular note is the Mexican restaurant Frida, with an incredible ambiance and fantastic food. Additionally, the attention to detail and personalized service add a special touch to every stay at Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit.
1. Grand Velas Los Cabos
The top-ranked hotel is Grand Velas Los Cabos, and for good reason. Located between Cabo San Lucas and San José del Cabo, it is an ideal spot for a getaway. This resort is full of surprises – from unique activities to jaw-dropping oceanfront suites and extraordinary dining options.
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Most guests of Grand Velas Los Cabos are blown away by the service and hospitality. The staff goes the extra mile to make sure each guest is looked after and has an enjoyable stay. Visitors also return to this resort again and again for the amazing food at the resort’s seven gourmet restaurants.
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