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Luxury and Love: The 10 Best All-Inclusive Resorts in México for Couples [2024]

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Mexico is a popular destination for American and Canadian travelers due to its proximity, world-class accommodations, and amazing beaches. All major airlines fly several times a day to many cities in Mexico from cities throughout North America. It also doesn’t hurt that a vacation in Mexico is often less expensive than other beach destinations, such as Hawaii or the Caribbean, even when you book an all-inclusive vacation.

An all-inclusive vacation is appealing to many because it allows you to pay for just about every part of your vacation upfront. Unless you want to leave the resort for excursions or a night on the town, couples can forget about planning and pay for entertainment, dining, and drinks all in 1 place. Couples and adults looking to relax or unwind might find an all-inclusive vacation particularly attractive, especially in Mexico.

How To Get to Mexico

Depending on where you live and where in Mexico you would like to go, there’s probably a nonstop flight to your destination. You can fly to Mexico with points and miles with American, Delta, United, Spirit, Frontier, and JetBlue.

Mexico has several international airports, but for the destinations on our list, you’ll fly into one of the following airports:

  • Cancún International Airport (CUN)
  • Puerto Vallarta International Airport (PVR)
  • San José Del Cabo International Airport (SJD)

You’ll need a passport to enter Mexico, but you don’t need to have the standard 6 months of validity on your passport to visit. Mexico only requires that your passport be valid for the entirety of your trip.

The Most Romantic Mexico Destinations for Couples

Colorful apartment building in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.
A colorful apartment building in Puerto Vallarta. Image Credit: karamysh via Adobe Stock

The all-inclusive resorts for couples on our list are in multiple cities around Mexico. Each city offers something different, so it’s a good idea to know what to expect before booking your vacation.

Cabo San Lucas

Cabo San Lucas and San José del Cabo are the 2 areas of Los Cabos. Located in Baja California Sur along Mexico’s west coast, Cabo San Lucas is best known for its great resorts, restaurants, and nightlife. It’s a very popular beach town for American tourists and generally very easy to navigate, but it can be too touristy for some because of this. Whether staying at an all-inclusive in Cabo or not, you’ll have no shortage of fun things to do.

If you like to swim in the ocean during a beach vacation, Cabo is a place to avoid because most, if not all, of the beaches are unsafe due to rip currents and strong waves.

Cancún 

Cancún is on Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula along the Caribbean. Here, you’ll find clear, warm ocean water great for snorkeling. Along Cancún’s Hotel Zone, you’ll find dozens of hotels great for all types of travelers. There’s often a lot of energy in the Hotel Zone, so you may not want to stay there if you’re hoping to find a secluded, boutique hotel, though those do exist.

Playa del Carmen

Playa del Carmen is a beach town about an hour south of Cancún International Airport (CUN). It has fewer mega-resorts than Cancún and is a great location for a slower-paced beach vacation. While you can elect to stay at an all-inclusive resort in Playa del Carmen, there’s also a vibrant downtown with restaurants and shopping that can take you off the resort to explore more of Mexico.

Playa Mujeres

Playa Mujeres is a gated community in the opposite direction of Playa del Carmen from CUN. The luxury destination is a quiet alternative to Cancún without the long drive to destinations like Riviera Maya. There are plans to build more accommodation options in the area, but for now, it remains a peaceful hideaway for those hoping to relax without a ton of people around.

Puerto Vallarta

Located in the state of Jalisco along Mexico’s Pacific Coast, Puerto Vallarta is a place for both partying and relaxing. It is uniquely situated between the beach and the mountains and you can spend your time either exploring the surrounding forests or lounging on the beach. Puerto Vallarta is a party destination, so there are plenty of all-inclusive resorts to choose from here.

Hot Tip:

Looking for an ultra-luxury hotel experience in Mexico? Just an hour northwest of Puerto Vallarta is Punta Mita, home to Naviva, A Four Seasons Resort, Susurros del Corazón, St. Regis Punta Mita, and more.

The 10 Best All-Inclusive Resorts in Mexico for Couples

1. Andaz Mayakoba Resort Riviera Maya

The driveway and entrance to Andaz Mayakoba Resort Riviera Maya.
Andaz Mayakoba Resort Riviera Maya is a World of Hyatt property. Image Credit: Andaz Mayakoba Resort Riviera Maya

Andaz Mayakoba Resort Riviera Maya offers 3 different rate types: an all-inclusive package, bed and breakfast, and room-only rates. The resort is located on a private beach in Playa del Carmen.

Although this resort allows children, the luxury accommodations and amenities make it a worthy option for couples and adults as well. Visitors say that they hardly notice that there are kids at the resort, thanks partially to the size of the property, the kids’ club, and the adults-only pool. Couples can lounge at the pool or play golf at El Camaleón Golf Course.

In addition to in-room dining, Andaz Mayakoba Resort Riviera Maya offers 5 restaurants, including a vegan restaurant and a smoothie bar. The all-inclusive plan includes daily breakfast at a designated restaurant and lunch at Tinta Del Pulpo and Cocina Milagro, both of which serve Mexican and international cuisine. For dinner, you can dine at any restaurant, including Casa Amate, Sotavento, and VB. All-inclusive guests also get a one-time $50 spa credit per room per stay. The $45 resort fee is also included.

The all-inclusive rate at Andaz Mayakoba Resort Riviera Maya starts at $573 per night for 2 adults. Even though the property participates in World of Hyatt, the all-inclusive rate is not bookable with World of Hyatt points.

2. Casa Velas (Puerto Vallarta)

The pool at Casa Velas in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.
Casa Velas’s goal is pure relaxation in an adults-only environment. Image Credit: Casa Velas

Casa Velas, located at Marina Vallarta Golf Course, is a retreat from the otherwise lively atmosphere of Puerto Vallarta.

Daily activities at Casa Velas include hatha yoga and guided meditation, wine or tequila tasting, and nightly entertainment. The on-site spa offers treatments such as reflexology, sacred rituals, massages, and facials. Guests also get complimentary transportation to Tau Beach Club, where you can lounge on Bali beds and enjoy food and beverage service. Puerto Vallarta nightlife is also nearby. Complimentary access to sister property Velas Vallarta introduces even more to do, including basketball and tennis courts, 2 swimming pools, and nightly entertainment.

All meals are served at Casa Velas’s only restaurant, Emiliano. The AAA Four-Diamond restaurant serves Mexican cuisine. Other dining options include á la carte or buffet dining at Andrea, Le Ribera, and Foodies Cantina at Velas Vallarta.

Rates at Casa Velas start at $722 per night for 2 adults.

3. Excellence Playa Mujeres

The pool overlooking the ocean at Excellence Playa Mujeres.
Excellence Playa Mujeres is an adults-only resort. Image Credit: Excellence Playa Mujeres

A beachfront adults-only resort, Excellence Playa Mujeres includes plenty of activities and dining options for its guests as well as an array of accommodation options.

Excellence Experiences are included in the all-inclusive rate and include dozens of activities. For no additional fee, guests can experience sailing, dance, Spanish and cooking lessons, archery, and a fat bike guided tour, just to name a few. There are 7 swimming pools and 4 Jacuzzis throughout the resort, some exclusive to Excellence Club guests. Snorkel gear, kayaks, and paddle boards are available.

For those looking for extra amenities and a more exclusive experience, check out Excellence Club. Amenities included in the upgraded service and suite include access to a private beach, an upgraded room service menu, and 1 aqua hydrotherapy treatment per person per stay. Excellence Club guests also get exclusive access to Magna Club restaurant, which serves an international menu inspired by French cuisine.

There are almost a dozen bars and restaurants at Excellence Playa Mujeres. Cuisines include Italian at The Kitchen Table, Indian at Spice, and French at Chez Isabelle. There is also a pool and beach service and a sports bar, which is open for lunch and dinner.

Rates at Excellence Playa Mujeres start at $560 per night for 2 adults.

4. Grand Velas Boutique Hotel (Los Cabos)

Grand Velas Boutique Hotel Los Cabos lobby view
Grand Velas Boutique Hotel is an adults-only resort in Los Cabos. Image Credit: Grand Velas Boutique Hotel

Grand Velas Boutique Hotel offers an all-inclusive experience at a boutique property along a private beach. The hotel is an ideal location for a wellness-inspired couples vacation with access to its larger sister property, Grand Velas Los Cabos.

This boutique hotel features a pool and beach concierge, an agave tasting room, 24-hour suite service, and a spa. At Grand Velas Los Cabos, guests can participate in mixology and Mexican cooking classes, a yoga class, or spend the day on Bella Yacht for an additional fee. Grand Velas Boutique Hotel features an infinity pool, and Grand Velas Los Cabos, though a family-friendly resort, also has an adults-only pool overlooking the Sea of Cortez. Like many of the beaches around Los Cabos, the beach is not swimmable.

There are 4 bars and restaurants at Grand Velas Boutique Hotel, including Loto Robata Grill. Led by a 2-Michelin-star chef, Loto serves traditional Japanese cuisine. Del Mar serves breakfast and lunch and Roca Snack & Bar is available for snacks and drinks throughout the day. As part of their complimentary access to Grand Velas Los Cabos, guests can also dine at any of the 10 restaurants at the property, including farm-to-table eatery Velas 10 and French restaurant Piaf.

Rates at Grand Velas Boutique Hotel start at $1,189 per night for 2 adults.

5. Hotel Mousai (Puerto Vallarta)

Hotel Mousai Puerto Vallarta
Hotel Mousai in Puerto Vallarta is surrounded by tropical as well as ocean views. Image Credit: Hotel Mousai

Hotel Mousai is a boutique adults-only hotel with an all-inclusive option. The beach is reachable either by walking or taking the trolley. The resort features a shopping center and garden, as well as several event spaces. The minimum age for all guests is 16.

At Hotel Mousai, guests can look forward to a pool on each rooftop for a total of 4 pools. The hotel also offers activities, including wine tasting, snorkeling, and kundalini yoga. Entertainment includes music and themed nights. Outdoor activities include tennis, squash, and basketball. Amenities to look forward to include a concierge, 24-hour room service, and an on-site spa. Guests can also spend time at the beach and dine at the restaurants located at Garza Blanca Preserve Resort & Spa.

There are 6 bars and restaurants at Hotel Mousai, in addition to the 3 restaurants at Garza Blanca. Guests can lounge on The Rooftop North with views of the ocean, enjoy contemporary Chinese cuisine at Dao, or try Italian at Noi.

Rates at Hotel Mousai start at $379 per night for 2 adults.

6. Hyatt Zilara Cancun

The exterior of Hyatt Zilara Cancun from the beach.
Hyatt Zilara Cancun is in Cancún’s Hotel Zone. Image Credit: Hyatt Zilara Cancun

Hyatt Zilara Cancun is an adults-only, all-inclusive beachfront resort. The minimum age is 18.

Every room at this all-suite resort features ocean views from the widest beach in Cancún. Outdoor activities include water aerobics, volleyball, and non-motorized water sports. There’s also a gym, an Olympic-size lap pool, and hot tubs. Live entertainment in the form of mariachi bands or circus shows can be enjoyed nightly. The spa features a hydrotherapy circuit and an herbal steam room. All-inclusive amenities include unlimited alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, snacks, and all meals.

There are 6 à la carte and buffet restaurants and 4 bars at Hyatt Zilara Cancun. Find Teppanyaki at Asiana restaurant, Mexican food at Maria Marie, and pizzas, hamburgers, and hot dogs at Habeneros. Chef’s Plate serves a multi-course gourmet meal for an additional cost. Among the bars at the resort is a swim-up bar serving a variety of cocktails.

Rates at Hyatt Zilara Cancun start at $479 or 35,000 World of Hyatt points per night.

7. Impressions Isla Mujeres by Secrets

An aerial photo of Impressions Isla Mujeres by Secrets from the water.
Impressions Isla Mujeres by Secrets is a World of Hyatt all-inclusive resort. Image Credit Impressions Isla Mujeres by Secrets

At the luxury all-inclusive resort Impressions Isla Mujeres by Secrets, guests can look forward to a personal butler service and maid service 3 times a day. The island is reached by a 25-minute catamaran ride from Cancún.

Activities available at Impressions Isla Mujeres by Secrets include paddleboarding, kayaking, and snorkeling along protected coral reefs. There are weekly wellness classes and a complimentary 20-minute wellness experience at the spa. Guests can also enjoy a water slide, tiered infinity pools, and hot tubs. Language and cooking classes, as well as mezcal and coffee tastings, are also available. Guests of the resort receive discounted green fees at Puerto Cancun Golf Course.

Spezia, which serves specialty Italian cuisine, and rooftop eatery Unik The Kitchen, which serves tapas and à la carte dinner, are the resort’s 2 specialty restaurants. Other places to dine include Parisian café Caco, poolside grill Mercado, and steakhouse Wildfire Grill. Yacht Welcome Lounge is available to guests who arrive at the resort by boat.

Rates at Impressions Isla Mujeres by Secrets start at $1,297 or 42,000 World of Hyatt points per night for 2 adults.

8. Le Blanc Spa Resort (Cancún)

Le Blanc Spa Resort Cancun
Le Blanc Spa Resorts focuses on wellness and relaxation. Image Credit: La Blanc Spa Resort Cancun

Le Blanc Spa Resort Cancun is located in Cancún’s Hotel Zone, but guests report that the busyness of the area does not affect the tranquility of their time on the property.

This resort offers butler service, fine dining, and wellness experiences like yoga and pilates classes. Other activities include paddleboarding, aqua spinning, and functional training. Blanc Spa features facial treatments, massages, and hydrotherapy, as well as Mayan-inspired rituals to promote relaxation. There are also 3 pools, including 2 with swim-up bars.

La Blanc Spa Resort Cancun has 6 on-property fine-dining restaurants. Bella serves à la carte Italian dishes, while Yama offers traditional Japanese cuisine. Blanc is the resort’s steakhouse, and Terraza is a bistro-style restaurant overlooking the beach.

Rates at La Blanc Spa Resort Cancun start at $899 per night for 2 adults.

9. Live Aqua Beach Resort Cancun

Live Acqua Cancun

Live Aqua Cancun is an award-winning adults-only, all-inclusive resort designed to excite the senses. The dog-friendly resort features modern rooms, an aromatherapy menu, and sea views.

Although the resort is located in the Hotel Zone, Live Aqua Cancun is known to be a quiet resort despite its location amongst other lively accommodations. Activities available at the resort include daily pool and beach activities and nightly entertainment. Feel Harmony Spa features 12 indoor and 4 outdoor treatment areas, steam baths, saunas, a Jacuzzi, and more to enjoy before or after your treatment.

There are 11 restaurants and bars at Live Aqua Cancun, and reservations are recommended for all of them. Casual restaurant Varenna serves Italian cuisine for lunch and dinner, MB features Latin and local Mexican dishes for dinner, and seafood restaurant Sea Corner offers ceviche, tacos, and tropical cocktails along the beach. Additional offerings include Mediterranean at Azur and sushi at Sushi Station. The only restaurant that is not included in the all-inclusive rate is Carnivore, a grill and steakhouse.

Rates at Live Aqua Cancun start at $535 per night for 2 adults.

10. Secrets Moxché Playa del Carmen

Secrets Moxcha Playa del Carmen
Secrets Moxché is a World of Hyatt all-inclusive resort. Image Credit: Secrets Moxché Playa del Carmen

Secrets Moxché Playa del Carmen is the perfect place to retire to after a fun-filled day in Playa del Carmen. The hotel is a convenient 10-minute drive from the city’s Quinta Avenida and pedestrian walkway for shopping and entertainment.

When you’re not exploring Playa del Carmen, you can find plenty to do at the resort, including lounging at 1 of 7 pools. The resort is also home to 3 man-made cenotes. Recreational activities at the resort include snorkeling, archery, paddle boarding, and tennis. The concierge is available to help arrange excursions outside of the resort.

Consider staying in the Preferred Club for an even more elevated experience at Secrets Moxché Playa del Carmen. Guests in Club Level rooms get access to a private club lounge and bar, suites in premium locations, and an exclusive rooftop infinity pool, among other amenities.

This resort has 11 restaurants and bars, including Mexican restaurant Dos Almas, which is open for dinner. Unique outlets include Ember, where guests can enjoy an open-fire grill, and The Cove Bar, an interior beach pool bar. Enjoy drinks and entertainment at Moxché Theatre or make a reservation for hibachi and teppanyaki at Suki. Observatory Preferred Rooftop is available to Preferred Club guests only.

Rates at Secrets Moxché Playa del Carmen start at $636 or 35,000 World of Hyatt points per night.

How To Book an All-Inclusive Resort in Mexico

The best way to book an all-inclusive resort is directly with the resort. If a resort is part of a larger hotel brand where you have status or can redeem hotel points, that’s an added bonus and the best way to book your all-inclusive vacation. Some resorts offer a direct booking discount when you book through their website, as well as a best-rate guarantee. The next best option when not booking directly is to book through a website or travel portal that earns travel rewards.

Book Through Your Credit Card Travel Portal

Travel portals are a great way to earn bonus points on hotels, flights, rental cars, and sometimes activities. For accommodations in particular, you can earn varying amounts of bonus points when using your card’s travel portal.

The Capital One Venture X Rewards Credit Card and Chase Sapphire Reserve® each earn 10x on hotels booked through their respective travel portals (Capital One Travel and Chase Travel). If you hold The Platinum Card® from American Express, you can earn 5x on prepaid hotel bookings made through AmexTravel.com.

Book Through an Online Travel Agent

Booking an all-inclusive vacation through an online travel agent (OTA) is an option if you’d like to package your accommodations with flights and a rental car.

Expedia, Hotels.com, and Vrbo, offer travel rewards when you book with them. OneKeyCash is earned on every dollar spent on eligible hotels, flights, car rentals, and even vacation rentals. You can redeem your OneKeyCash for eligible hotels, vacation rentals, etc. Additional perks of earning OneKeyCash include free room upgrades and more.

When booking accommodations on an OTA, be sure to contact the accommodation to confirm your reservation. Unfortunately, hotels tend to prioritize direct bookings over third-party bookings when they become overbooked.

Final Thoughts

All-inclusive vacations are convenient and remain one of the most popular ways to travel for many people. As a couple, especially as parents or adults with a lot of responsibilities, it’s no wonder that a one-stop-shop accommodation would be appealing (and perfect for a little romance!). Getting to Mexico is relatively easy if you have a passport, and it is a great vacation spot for couples looking to reconnect and relax together.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Which part of Mexico is best for couples?

Which part of Mexico is best for couples depends on your vacation goals. For example, if you want a great beach to swim in, you should visit Cancún over Cabo. If you’re hoping for a mix between a resort stay and exploring the nearby area, Cabo or Puerto Vallarta might be better for you.

Where is the best place to vacation in Mexico that is an all-inclusive?

All-inclusive resorts can be found throughout Mexico. Where you consider the best depends on your preferences. Luxury, budget, and wellness all-inclusive resorts are available throughout the country.

What month is best for all-inclusive vacations to Mexico?

The high season in Mexico is November to May with more moderate temperatures, but it will be busy. If you don’t mind hotter temperatures but with fewer crowds, you should visit Mexico in the shoulder season between May and November.

Is an all-inclusive vacation worth it for a couple?

When deciding if an all-inclusive vacation is right for you, consider what you want out of a resort. If you like unlimited food and drink and want included activities at your resort like kayaking, snorkeling, paddle boarding, tennis, etc., then an all-inclusive vacation might be worth it to you.

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Ashley discovered a love for travel in college that’s continued as her family has grown. She loves showing parents how they can take their families on trips using points and has contributed to numerous publications and podcasts.

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