Best 5 Star All Inclusive Resorts in Mexico in 2024

We do our very best to ensure that all the all-inclusive resorts we have listed on this site will offer you a great vacation experience.

That being said, some of you will want to be fully guaranteed the very highest standards in accommodation, service and facilities, and that means 5 Star standards.

We’ve done the research and so here now are our choices for, and reviews of, the best, and best value, 5 Star all-inclusive resorts in Mexico in 2024!


Pools at Dreams Tulum all inclusive resort in Tulum, Mexico.

Dreams Tulum

Why We Recommend This Resort: Dreams Tulum Resort & Spa is a luxury all-inclusive on a gorgeous stretch of white sand beach just north of Tulum and 90 minutes from Cancun Airport. Built in a semi-colonial style and with beautifully designed, landscaped grounds, we liked that it had much of the look and feel of an old hacienda property, making it immediately more charming than most all-inclusives. It sees a generally well-heeled but eclectic crowd: families with children, couples, groups of friends, etc. And all ages mix happily here. It … Read More


Pool at Excellence Play Mujeres, alll inclusive resorts.

Excellence Playa Mujeres

Why We Recommend This Resort: Certainly one of the classiest all-inclusives in Cancun, and indeed in Mexico, Excellence Playa Mujeres is an adults-only, luxury resort in a secluded location just north of the city with its own private marina. It has 450 rooms and suites, seven pools, ten restaurants, eleven bars, top-of-the-range spa facilities, sporting activities, daily and nightly entertainment, and even a theater. It attracts an upmarket crowd, the majority of them couples, of all ages. It can be lively and fun but the relatively sophisticated crowd means it … Read More


Beach at Grand Fiesta American Resort in Cancun.

Grand Fiesta Americana Coral Beach

Why We Recommend This Resort: Don’t be misled by the somewhat tacky-sounding name, Grand Fiesta American Coral Beach has long been one of Cancun’s most sophisticated luxury resorts. One which has just recently gone all-inclusive. It occupies a prime position in the heart of the city’s hotel district but remains somewhat elegant, refined, and surprisingly peaceful. It also has possibly the best stretch of beach and water in the city and all rooms have ocean views. Its enormous Gem Spa is well known in Cancun for its great array of modern facilities including a … Read More


All Inclusive Adults Only Resort in Cancun - Le Blanc.

Le Blanc Spa Resort

Why We Recommend This Resort: It’s not cheap by any means, but the decidedly swanky Le Blanc Spa Resort is to our minds the best adults-only all-inclusive in Cancun. It’s a gorgeously chic property with opulent spa facilities, fabulous bars and restaurants (all but one of which don’t require reservations), and levels of service and pampering unmatched by almost any other resort in Cancun. How Are the Rooms & Suites at Le Blanc Spa Resort? Their rooms and suites are bright, spacious, and very well-appointed, generally with views of the lagoon or … Read More


View from above of pool at Valentin Imperial Maya All Inclusive Resort.

Valentin Imperial Maya

Why We Recommend This Resort: Valentin Imperial Maya is a 5-star, adults-only all-inclusive in Playa del Carmen’s exclusive Playa del Secreto, one of the most beautiful sand beaches in Mexico.  Its prices are notably reasonable – we judge it to be the best value adults-only resort in Playa del Carmen. It has, among its attractions, three pools, including one of the largest resort pools in the country, a lazy river, seven restaurants (none of which require reservations), seven bars (with premium alcohol all-inclusive) including two swim-up bars, a theater, and a full-service spa … Read More


Restaurant at Privilege Aluxes, a luxury all inclusive resort on Isla Mujeres.

Privilege Aluxes

Why We Recommend This Resort: Privilege Aluxes is a luxury all-inclusive at Playa Norte, Isla Mujeres’ best beach, that receives consistently great reviews, particularly for its staff. It is a small and intimate resort and can be seen as something of an antidote to the many larger, busier all-inclusives in Cancun. It has three restaurants and three bars, one of which is a swim-up bar in the main pool; a large, full-service beach club on Playa Norte; and a luxurious spa and gym. It is adults-only, couples mainly, and a … Read More


Ocean view at House of AiA, an all inclusive resort in Playa del Carmen.

Palmaïa, House of AïA

Why We Recommend This Resort: Palmaïa, The House of AïA, is a very highly rated 5-star wellness retreat in a private corner of Playacar Beach, Playa del Carmen. It only opened its doors in late 2019 but, despite this woefully unlucky timing, it has quickly created a buzz on the Riviera Maya and beyond. Eco-friendly vegan wellness might seem a tricky thing for an all-inclusive resort to pull off, and vice versa, but Palmaïa, The House of AïA has married the two to great effect. It offers ‘holistic activities and … Read More


Adults only all inclusive in Playa del Carmen - Royal Hideaway Playacar.

Royal Hideaway Playacar

Why We Recommend This Resort: Royal Hideaway Playacar is a 5-star all-inclusive for adults only in Playa del Carmen that is a low-key, classy antidote to the many high-energy all-inclusives of the Riviera Maya. It has 6 gourmet restaurants, all a la carte, 3 bars, 6 pools, a full-service spa, a fitness center, numerous land and water sports facilities, and a gorgeous stretch of white sand beach among its attractions. It can get lively but it’s not a party resort. The upmarket clientele is mainly looking to relax, and the … Read More


Aerial view of Mia Reef all inclusive resort, Isla Mujeres.

Mia Reef Isla Mujeres

Why We Recommend This Resort: Mia Reef is a fabulous, family-friendly, 5-star all-inclusive on a private island just off Isla Mujeres. Its location makes it feel exclusive and it has an absolutely pristine stretch of private beach. As the islet is small, and surrounded on almost all sides by open water most rooms come with lovely sea views. It’s a friendly, sociable place and, due to the limited size of the islet, can sometimes feel busy, but the atmosphere is always very nicely laid back, and with just two bars … Read More


Beach at Zoëtry Villa Rolandi an all inclusive resort in Isla Mujeres.

Zoëtry Isla Mujeres

Why We Recommend This Resort: Zoëtry Villa Rolandi is a boutique 5-star all-inclusive on Cancun’s Isla Mujeres built in 2015 to compliment one of The Riviera Maya’s most esteemed restaurants: the Swiss-Italian Casa Rolandi. It attracts a barefoot-chic, upmarket crowd, and the atmosphere is quiet and calm – people very much come here to relax and unwind. With only 35 suites it is also remarkably small for an all-inclusive resort, making it feel even more exclusive. Among its facilities are the famous Casa Rolandi restaurant plus one other high-quality French-Mexican … Read More