Best Affordable All-Inclusives
Azul Beach Resort
Puerto Morelos, Riviera Maya
Who Should Go: Couples and families
Why: Azul Beach Resort knows just how to appeal to first-time all-inclusive guests. The resort has just 97 guest rooms, each featuring a patio or balcony, in low-rise adobe buildings clustered along the water’s edge. No activities director will rouse you from a beach bed to join a conga line (though a beach butler may ask if you’d like a cool towel or cold drink). The hotel has plenty of adult features—a bar dedicated to tequila, live music in the bars, menus with adventurous eaters in mind—but also welcomes families with a daily kids’ club and children’s selections at its four restaurants.
The Dollars: From $240 per person per night during high season. Kids under 3 stay free; older kids are charged 50%.