Choosing the Right All-Inclusive Resort in Riviera Maya

Written by: Amanda Bailey on November 23, 2016

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The Riviera Maya extends for 80 miles along Mexico’s Yucatan coast south of Cancun. It’s a haven for romantic getaways, activity-packed adventures and those just looking to enjoy some of the world’s most beautiful beaches.

Riviera Maya is home to so many all-inclusive resorts, deciding where to stay might be the most difficult part of the vacation! Check out our recommendations based on you or your client’s travel style.

For Foodies: Grand Velas Riviera Maya

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Haute cuisine has a home here at Grand Velas’ 14 restaurants and bars. World-renown chefs from around the globe have graced the resort’s kitchens, which offer everything from French to Asian to molecular gastronomy. Grand Velas is the place for those that want to be wowed.

For Serious Beach Lovers: Secrets Maroma Beach Riviera Cancun

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White sand. Clear turquoise waters. Lush green surroundings. This is the oasis at Secrets Maroma Beach. There’s no need to camp out for a spot by the pool here, because Secrets Maroma has the pristine, private stretch of sand that sun-seekers dream about.

For Party People: Heaven at Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya

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Riviera Maya is known for it’s laid-back, relaxed vibes, so those looking for a truly vibrant nightlife usually venture to Cancun or Playa del Carmen. However, Hard Rock knows how to throw a party, and this resort-within-a-resort follows through on its promise of “legendary nightlife” at Club Heaven. The adults-only section also has its own pool and restaurants.

For the Wellness Guru: Zoëtry Paraiso de la Bonita

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Indulge in The Art of Life® at Zoëtry Paraiso de la Bonita Riviera Maya, a luxurious, secluded AAA Five Diamond resort retreat combining Endless Privileges® with holistic wellness, tranquility, and romance. Balance your mind, body and soul at the first thalassotherapy (sea water therapy) center in North America.

For Families: Azul Fives Hotel, by Karisma

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With close proximity to tons of kid-friendly activities and resorts to fit every family’s budget, Riviera Maya is a popular option for family getaways. Azul Fives is newly renovated and offers programs for all ages, like the Extreme Breeze teens club, Azulitos Playhouse, and even special spa services designed to pamper younger travelers.

For the Ultra-Pampered: El Dorado Maroma

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Nothing says luxury quite like an overwater bungalow, let alone a bungalow with views of the world’s most beautiful beach. The palafitos at El Dorado Maroma are the first of their kind in Mexico, and come with all the luxurious amenities expected of a Gourmet Inclusive property.

For Singles: Breathless Riviera Cancun

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Space to mingle is plentiful at the adults-only Breathless, with 10 trendy dining options and 10 more bars and lounges to sip a sophisticated cocktail. The resort’s Party Calendar gives the low-down on weekly events, which keeps guests busy with Insomnia pool parties, Neon Night Lights beach parties and Mexican fiestas.

For Romance: Iberostar Grand Paraiso Hotel

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Truth be told, all of the resorts above have the potential to sweep couples off their feet, depending on the couple’s preferences. Another option is the majestic, five-star Iberostar Grand Paraiso Hotel. The combination of modern and classic architectural styles for a truly unique, intimate ambiance, and the endless beach of white sand, warm turquoise waters complements the hotel’s three pools.

Not sure what to pack for this amazing all-inclusive vacation? Check out our style guide and packing list!

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