13 Best All-inclusive Resorts in Cancun for Families, Couples, and Solo Travelers

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As far as beach destinations in Mexico go, Cancun is always a crowd pleaser. Lively restaurants and a high-octane nightlife scene are obvious draws, but this 14-mile coastal strip is also a favorite for travelers seeking inviting white-sand beaches and all-inclusive resorts.

Cancun is one of the most convenient destinations to visit in Mexico, especially from the East Coast and Midwest of the U.S. And it's also the entrance to incredible Mayan ruins — you're within easy reach of historic sites like Chichen Itza and burgeoning beach towns like Tulum. Adventure enthusiasts will delight in Cancun's outdoor activities, which range from golfing and zip-lining to snorkeling and scuba diving.

Cancun is home to a dizzying number of hotels, which seem to proliferate every year. From the upscale Ritz-Carlton to more budget-friendly options, Cancun's hotel scene has something for everyone — though it can be overwhelming to decide between the best resorts in Cancun.

For a totally worry-free getaway, reserve a stay at one of the best all-inclusive resorts in Cancun, as decided by Travel + Leisure readers. It'll take all the guesswork out of your vacation, and ensure you don't experience any receipt shock upon check-out. We've rounded up the best Cancun all-inclusive resorts for families, couples, and solo travelers, so you can have an incredible, sun-soaked getaway.

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Le Blanc Spa Resort

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This glam, adults-only all-inclusive is awash in white, with clean lines and subtle earth tones that give it a downright sultry vibe. Your room amenities at Le Blanc Spa Resort include BVLGARI bath amenities and a personal butler to attend to your every need. Le Blanc offers a wellness program for guests looking for a more curated experience that integrates fitness and healthy eating into their vacation. Golfers eager to get out on the course can visit The Moon Palace Golf Course, which offers no fewer than 27 holes. Or if you're keen on a pampering spa day, visit Blanc Spa, where they offer treatments to nourish the body and soul.

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Hyatt Ziva Cancun

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If you're planning a group getaway, Hyatt Ziva Cancun is the place to stay. The resort has eight restaurants and three lounges, as well as a whole menu of complimentary activities. The youngsters can hang at the Kidz Club while the teens head to @Moods lounge and teen club. Grown-ups can enjoy the six bars (including a microbrewery), or unwind at Zen Spa in one of their 13 treatment rooms or six beach palapas. For the whole family, book the Swim-up Suite for immediate pool access.

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Paradisus Cancun

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Whether it's a romantic weekend or a family vacation, Paradisus Cancun delivers. They've even created an adults-only section within the larger Paradisus resort, known as the Royal Service. Activities range from a nine-hole golf course and YHI Spa, to a family concierge and signature Kids' Club. There's a wide variety of dining options on property, from contemporary Asian fare at Bana Restaurant, to the adults-only La Palapa Restaurant within Royal Service. And you can wrap up date night at Blue Agave Bar or the Red Lounge.

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Live Aqua Cancun

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An adults-only resort for travelers who want to visit Cancun at a slower, more serene pace, Live Aqua is all about indulgence. Book one of the signature Aqua Suites, which boast two rooms, a terrace, and a spa-like bathroom with hydrotherapy and aromatherapy features. The resort has nine chic restaurants and bars, as well as their luxurious Spa Aqua, which offers rejuvenating body and facial treatments.

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Hard Rock Hotel Cancun

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There are places to party in Cancun, and then there's Hard Rock. This action-packed, music-focused hotel features rooms decked out with private balconies and double hydro spa tubs. But the resort's unique amenities are what sets it apart; namely, the Sound Of Your Stay program, which gives guests a menu of 20 electric guitars to choose from to test their skills. Guests 12 and over can hang at Hard Rock's Music Lab, which includes music instruction and stage training to help you live out your rock-n-roll dreams.

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Club Med Cancun

Club Med Cancun
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Club Med Cancun is a perfect Riviera Maya getaway, set on three sugar-sand beaches, with three luxurious outdoor pools. You'll be reluctant to tear yourself from the beach and pool loungers, but it will be well worth it for a treatment at the Club Med Spa or a snorkeling adventure along the world's second-largest coral reef. The property has a new family area, Aguamarina, which has brand-new oceanfront deluxe and superior rooms. Or if you're looking for a more private, luxury getaway, the property also has a Jade Exclusive Collection retreat area.

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Moon Palace Cancun

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An all-inclusive family resort, Moon Palace Cancun offers five-star luxury for you and your brood — which means top-shelf drinks for the parents and indoor and outdoor playrooms for the kids. The playrooms promise interactive fun for children ages four through 12, and even a baby area for the kiddos who are three and under. The whole family can take part in non-motorized water sports on property, from kayaking to snorkeling to swimming with dolphins. Opt for a family suite here — it has one room with a king bed, and a connecting room with two doubles. All these amenities and more make this one of the best all-inclusive resorts in Cancun for families.

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Excellence Playa Mujeres

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The adults-only, all-inclusive Excellence Playa Mujeres offers 11 restaurants and 12 bars, so you can spend each day of your vacation trying out a new spot (when you're not taking a dip in the seven pools on property, that is). Fill your days with activities like kayaking, sailing, yoga, Spanish lessons, cooking lessons, and more, and check into The Excellence Club for a super-luxurious experience complete with access to exclusive spaces and upgraded amenities.

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Azul Beach Resort Riviera Cancun by Karisma

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This Riviera Maya all-inclusive welcomes guests of all ages, so families of all sizes can enjoy a luxury beach vacation at Azul Beach Resort Riviera Cancun by Karisma. Billed as a Karisma Gourmet Inclusive® Experience, guests can expect top-shelf drinks at the eight bars and tasty world-class dining at the eight restaurants. Book a premium swim-up suite for private access to the pool from your terrace, plus personal concierge service, beach and pool butler, and more.

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Royalton Riviera Cancun

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Royalton Riviera Cancun is an Autograph Collection all-inclusive resort perfect for a family-friendly experience, thanks to the splash park, supervised kid and teen clubs, and excursions to nearby attractions. There's also an adults-only oasis with exclusive dining, private beach areas, and upscale accommodations at Hideaway at Royalton Riviera Cancun.

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Secrets Maroma Beach Riviera Cancun

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Set on 500 acres of stunning white-sand beach, Secrets Maroma Beach Riviera Cancun is an adults-only paradise, complete with luxe amenities like The Secrets Spa by Pevonia, 16 pools, and activities including sip and paint classes, sunrise kayak tours, and more. The AAA Five Diamond Resort has suites with private plunge pools or swim-out access; preferred club suites also include perks like a private lounge, an upgraded mini bar, pillow menu, and more.

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Grand Fiesta Americana Coral Beach Cancun

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Grand Fiesta Americana Coral Beach Cancun has something for every type of traveler, from romantic candlelit dinners and couples' massages in GEM SPA to an interactive kids' club and water sports for families. Guests can take advantage of acclaimed restaurants, like AAA Five-diamond Le Basilic, or taste their way through local history with a 12-course dinner. Your crew might want to splurge on the Infinite Ocean Front Penthouse Four Bedroom Suite, which has a private pool on the rooftop terrace.

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Grand Palladium Costa Mujeres Resort & Spa

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Another all-inclusive geared towards every type of traveler, Grand Palladium Costa Mujeres Resort & Spa has the Family Selection service and activities for families traveling together, with kids' clubs for all ages and a water park, plus three freshwater pools, a spa, and entertainment. Eight a la carte restaurants, two show cooking restaurants, and 19 bars offer cuisines ranging from Japanese and Thai to Mediterranean and Italian.

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