Top 5 All-Inclusive Resorts in Mexico
Mexico and the all-inclusive. From MazatlÃ¡n and Acapulco on the Pacific to the YucatÃ¡n Peninsula, the siren call of these one-stop-shop, turnkey resorts proves impossible for scores of beach-hungry burnout victims from North America and Europe to resist. After all, for busy careerists with umpteen irons in the fire – jobs, mortgages, bills, kids – the premise is simple: one affordable price for a room, three squares, drinks, pool and beach access. Without question, a no fuss, no muss, no stress path to tropical holiday bliss.
Not all all-inclusives, alas, stand on equal ground in terms of quality and class. And not all, of course, cater to the same clientele, be it the weary, workaday parents-of-three-under-the-age-of-five set or well-to-do golden agers. Some all-inclusives, for example, have kids’ clubs and water parks. Others, on the other hand, have golf courses and nudist sections. Needless to say, it’s a mixed bag.
Nowhere is this more in evidence than in Mexico, the country with more oceanside all-inclusives than any other. Read on as we shine the spotlight on five superb standouts in the Estados Unidos Mexicanos.
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Just south of Cozumel in the state of Quintana Roo, Playacar is the chic resort enclave of the more populist Playa del Carmen. Within this lavish refuge is the Viva Wyndham, a Playacar gold standard. Every deluxe room at the resort comes with a private balcony that overlooks the beach.
Talk about Zoetry in motion. A member of the The Leading Hotels of the World, the swanky Zoetry Paraiso De La Bonita lolls over 5.67 hectares on the Caribbean in one of the best spots on the Riviera Maya. If you hate infinity pools, private outdoor sunken marble tubs and gourmet food, give it a pass.
Adults only is the key at this posh all inclusive away from the hectic Cancun strip. Think comfy day beds by the pool, expert bartenders, DJ lounge music and complimentary greens fees at the Grand Coral Riviera Maya Golf Course. A fine choice for romance and serenity.
The Capella Pedregal resort is one of the most exclusive holiday bastions of opulence and elegance in Cabo. From the beachside seafood shop-like confines of the El FarallÃ³n restaurant to the seductive swim up bar of the sleek, curvy pool, the resort is a sweet oasis in busy Cabo San Lucas.
Cushy Cozumel is about as good as it gets on the all-inclusive resort front in Mexico. The YucatÃ¡n Peninsula island deserves a comprehensive look; not so easy, however, for visitors of the spectacular InterContinental Presidente Resort & Spa. With postcard Caribbean Sea views, a world-class spa and majestic rooms, the resort exerts a powerful pull.