If you’re considering booking a stay at an all-inclusive resort, there is no better area than the Riviera Maya. Located along a stunning stretch of coast on Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula, the Riviera Maya is one of the most desirable vacation destinations in the world. This is due in part to the array of luxurious accommodations, wild natural beauty, white sand beaches, and mysterious Mayan ruins.
Keep reading to discover 13 incredible all-inclusive resorts along the Riviera Maya…
Secrets Maroma Beach Riviera Cancun
Secrets Maroma Beach Riviera Cancun is an elegant, adults-only, all-inclusive resort located on the white sands of Maroma Beach, Mexico. Renowned for its luxurious accommodations, gourmet dining, and romantic ambiance, it offers a perfect setting for couples seeking an intimate and upscale Caribbean getaway.
White sands and crystal clear waters greet you upon arrival at this AAA Five Diamond resort. Situated on 500 acres of beautiful beach, Secrets Maroma Beach Riviera Cancun is an excellent choice for couples and has a serene, secluded atmosphere. To increase the romance factor, book a romantic add-on package with a couples massage and mimosa breakfast in bed.
The cost of stay includes premium drinks and unlimited dining at the 6 gourmet restaurants, buffet, café, and grill. Those staying in Preferred Club rooms get access to the à la carte beach club, exclusive areas of the resort, and premium accommodations. Secrets Maroma Beach Riviera Cancun also has 2 large swimming pools with wait service as well as 2 hot tubs by the ocean.
Room highlight: the Preferred Club Honeymoon Suite comes with a stunning sea view and a soaking tub on the private balcony.
Blue Diamond Luxury Boutique Hotel
The Blue Diamond Luxury Boutique Hotel is an exclusive adults-only resort in Playa del Carmen, Mexico. With its private beach, lush tropical surroundings, and an emphasis on tranquility and sophistication, it offers a secluded and upscale escape for travelers seeking a serene Caribbean experience.
If you’re looking for a resort that doesn’t feel like a traditional all-inclusive, this is the place to stay. This 5-star, eco-friendly hideaway was designed for jet-setting couples and groups of friends seeking serenity and luxury. Architecture fusing Zen and Mexican elements creates a peaceful setting, including elegant common areas, lush gardens, and meandering canals.
Relax beneath the palm trees by the pool, or grab a bite to eat at one of the 3 restaurants. There’s even a ceviche bar! The suites are designed to promote relaxation and connection with nature. In addition, all of the suites come with a private pool or Mayan-inspired cenote.
Room highlight: our favorite place to stay is the Beach Front Presidential Suite, which is a two-story villa with 3 bedrooms, 2 private pools, and amazing ocean views.
UNICO 20°87° Hotel Riviera Maya
The UNICO 20 87 Hotel Riviera Maya is a sophisticated all-inclusive resort set along the pristine beaches of Riviera Maya, Mexico. Known for its immersive local experiences, upscale amenities, and a focus on personalized service, it provides an authentic and luxurious Mexican getaway for discerning travelers.
Located on pristine, sandy white beaches, UNICO is a sophisticated, concept resort catering to discerning guests. Finding inspiration in the rich character and natural beauty of the area, this adults-only resort features rustic décor and expansive grounds. There are 3 one-of-a-kind pools as well as a holistic wellness center.
Dining and mixology are 2 stand-out features, offering locally sourced ingredients and innovative, gourmet menus. Mura House showcases flavors derived from Yucatan, while Flora offers vegan and plant-based cuisine. Guests can enjoy expertly mixed cocktails at Bar Balam or Palmera Lounge. The add-on experiences are different from those offered by other resorts, including a mixology course, wine tasting with charcuterie, as well as tequila and mezcal tasting.
Room highlight: the suites have a contemporary design and are some of the most beautiful along the Riviera Maya. The Alto Panoramic Ocean View comes with a two-person spa tub on the balcony and unbeatable ocean views.
Ocean Riviera Paradise
The Ocean Riviera Paradise is an all-inclusive resort located in Playa del Carmen, Mexico. With its modern design, multiple swimming pools, and a range of entertainment options, it provides an exciting and enjoyable vacation experience on the Riviera Maya coastline.
Situated on the beach, near Playa del Carmen, Ocean Riviera Paradise is known for its massive size. There are almost 1,000 rooms, 10 restaurants, 12 bars, 5 huge pools, a nightclub and a theater. It’s a great place for large groups and families simply because there’s something for everyone, and you can buy specific add-ons.
For families, there is a kids club, game rooms, a teens club (with PlayStation and Xbox), a children’s waterpark, a bowling alley, and a whole program of kid-friendly activities. Couples will enjoy the luxurious treatments at Despacio Spa Centre. If you want to upgrade, select Privilege Services, which entitle you to 24-hour room service, an exclusive beach area with drink service, reservations at à la carte restaurants, and private lounge access.
Room highlight: the Privilege Swim Up Junior Suite offers direct access to the pool and a private, outdoor jacuzzi.
Barceló Maya Tropical
The Barcelo Maya Tropical is a family-friendly, all-inclusive resort nestled in the Riviera Maya, Mexico. With its vibrant atmosphere, numerous activities, and beautiful beachfront location, it offers an ideal setting for a fun and memorable Caribbean vacation for all ages.
Nestled on the palm-lined, white sands of one of the most beautiful beaches in Mexico, Barceló Maya Tropical is part of a 4 hotel complex. Featuring numerous outdoor pools, a state-of-the-art fitness center, 4 restaurants, and 4 bars, this resort is great for guests of all ages.
When you stay at Barceló Maya Tropical you can access all of the facilities (including unlimited dining) at the neighboring Barceló resorts. Guests love the nightlife, especially the shows at the Palenque Theater. In addition, guests enjoy the nightly entertainment, gorgeous pools, swimmable beach, treatments at U-Spa, and a variety of drinks at the bars.
Room highlight: the Junior Suite Oceanfront Premium Level has beautiful sea views from the terrace and allows you to access Premium Level services.
Occidental at Xcaret Destination
Occidental at Xcaret Destination is an all-inclusive resort in Playa del Carmen, Mexico. Set within a natural park and surrounded by lush landscapes, it offers guests an immersive experience, combining the beauty of the Caribbean with wildlife and cultural attractions.
We included this resort because of its gorgeous natural surroundings. Tucked away in the lush jungle, next to a pristine beach, Occidental at Xcaret Destination is located a short distance from the famed Xcaret Park. This impressive resort is best for families with children or large groups who like filling their holiday with activities.
There are 7 swimming pools, a dolphinarium, 10 bars, 11 restaurants, a fitness center, and 765 rooms. The cost of stay included 3 meals per day at the restaurants, unlimited alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, non-motorized watersports, and tips. For an additional charge, guests can play at the Riviera Cancun Golf & Resort. There is also an 18-hole mini-golf course at the resort.
Room highlight: there are 8 Royal Level Luxury rooms at the resort, which come with a hydromassage bathtub, a terrace, and access to the Royal Level club.
Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya
The Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya is a vibrant and music-infused all-inclusive resort in Puerto Aventuras, Mexico. Known for its lively atmosphere, extensive entertainment options, and iconic music memorabilia, it offers a rock 'n' roll-inspired vacation experience in a tropical paradise.
This is one of the best choices if you want to host a wedding along the Riviera Maya. The resort offers several all-inclusive wedding packages to streamline the process and there are a variety of venues to choose from. The beachfront chapel is amazing! Hard Rock is also known for its exciting musical atmosphere and offers excellent live music and DJs.
The resort is situated on a stretch of sandy, private beach with a secluded, natural cove. There are 2 large pools as well as a kid’s pool. In addition, the resort features adults-only facilities. However, what really stands out is the food. Guests can enjoy unlimited dining at 14 restaurants and bars, ranging from traditional Mexican gastronomy to fine Italian dining.
Room highlights: the rooms at Hard Rock have a modern aesthetic that you won’t find at many resorts along Riviera Maya. Our favorite room is the Rock Star Suite. It has 2 bedrooms and comes with the services of a personal assistant.
Secrets Akumal Riviera Maya
Secrets Akumal Riviera Maya is a luxurious, adults-only, all-inclusive resort nestled on the pristine beaches of Akumal, Mexico. With its elegant accommodations, gourmet dining, and a focus on romantic getaways, it offers a tranquil and upscale escape on the Caribbean coastline.
Situated on the famed white sands of Akumal Beach, this adults-only, AAA diamond resort is part of the World of Hyatt. It is an excellent choice for travelers who want to explore the surrounding Riviera Maya area due to its prime location.
The Unlimited Luxury program gives guests limitless access to top-shelf liquors, dining at the 6 à la carte restaurants, and access to day and night entertainment. Guests can also enjoy 24-hour room service and 24-hour access to the coffee shop. There are 3 large pools, a gym, tennis courts and basketball courts. The beach can get crowded and the sun beds often fill up quickly so it’s important to claim your spot early.
Room highlight: we recommend choosing a Club Level room to experience a level of exclusivity. Our favorite room is the Preferred Junior Suite Ocean Front King, which includes a balcony with a private plunge pool overlooking the turquoise waters
Hilton Playa del Carmen
The Hilton Playa del Carmen is a luxurious, adults-only, all-inclusive resort located in the heart of Playa del Carmen, Mexico. With its stunning beachfront location, gourmet dining options, and a wide range of activities, it provides a perfect setting for a romantic and indulgent getaway.
If you’re looking for an adults-only resort in Playa del Carmen, Hilton Playa del Carmen will check all of your boxes. Featuring 14 restaurants and bars, this resort is an excellent choice for picky eaters who need lots of options. María Petrona is modeled after a traditional hacienda and serves delicious tacos. Guests also find the cocktails scrumptious and well-prepared.
You can relax at the spa, on the beach, or at one of the 2 beautifully designed pools. The atmosphere at this resort is lively with entertainment that is exciting and meticulously planned. Whether you attend the nightly shows in the main building or party at the pool during the day, you are sure to enjoy every moment.
Room highlight: every room at this resort is a suite, but our favorite is the Junior Suite Swim-up Ocean Front King which provides direct pool access and unparalleled ocean views.
Offering your choice of all-inclusive or full-service room-only rates, Fairmont Mayakoba is a great choice for people traveling with a mixed group. The all-inclusive rate includes unlimited premium beverages and dining at 6 of the 10 restaurants, beach service, room service from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. and a stocked mini-bar. If you have children, up to 2 can stay in your room for free and they can play in the kid’s club for 3 hours per day.
This resort is surrounded by mangroves with canals winding throughout the property. While there is a beautifully renovated spa at the resort, guests can also venture outside to play golf, explore the Mayan archaeological sites, and kayak through the mangroves.
Room highlight: you can choose from 401 guestrooms and 34 contemporary suites. Our favorite room is the Beachfront Casita Suite, which looks like a bungalow and comes with a private pool.
Grand Palladium Colonial Resort & Spa
The all-inclusive booking at this 5-star hotel comes with dining at over 20 restaurants and bars. That’s because this hotel is one of 3 located inside a massive resort managed by the Palladium Hotel Group. This means you get to enjoy the amenities of 3 hotels for the price of 1. The cuisine ranges from traditional Mexican to fresh seafood to Japanese.
In terms of entertainment, this luxury hotel offers the usual plus a cabaret bar with nightly shows and a multi-course tasting menu (entry fee required). You can also take classes, ranging from tortilla-making to dance lessons. There are both adults-only and family-friendly areas of the resort, including beaches and pools.
Room highlight: the Romance Villa Suite Pool Side is an ideal choice for couples. Overlooking the jungle, the suite comes with a Mayan-style outdoor shower and a hydromassage bathtub.
Barceló Maya Caribe
Situated in the heart of Riviera Maya, this luxurious resort finds inspiration in Mayan architecture and was upgraded in 2014. Guests can enjoy the common areas and swimming pools across all 4 Barceló resorts. At Barceló Maya Caribe, there are 3 restaurants, including a grill, a buffet, and an eatery offering à la carte dishes. The all-inclusive cost of stay also comes with premium alcoholic drinks.
The resort features 7 swimming pools, including shallow areas for children and adults-only pools. Kids love the Barcy Water Park and the 18-hole mini-golf course, while adults find relaxation at U-Spa. The resort also features a nightclub, a theater, a 24-hour sports bar, a gym, tennis courts, and daily shows.
Room highlight: our favorite room is the Premium Level Swim Up Suite, which comes with a hot tub on the private terrace and direct access to the swimming pool.
Iberostar Grand Paraíso
Designed with adult preferences in mind, Iberostar Grand Paraíso has excellent nightlife, beautiful beaches, and a great selection of dining options. It’s an excellent choice for couples. This beachfront resort offers a sophisticated setting with lush gardens, manicured lawns, and spotless grounds. The atmosphere is social with most of the activity revolving around the chic main pool area.
There are 2 buffets and 5 themed restaurants, including a surf & turf grill with amazing chargrilled seafood and a fine Italian eatery offering thoughtful wine pairings. This award-winning resort boasts an 18-hole golf course on the grounds, premium spa services, PADI-certified diving, and butler services for an additional fee.
Room highlight: guests can choose from suites or a private villa. Our favorite suite is the Oceanfront Butler Corner Suite, which comes with panoramic views of the sea from the whirlpool on the balcony.