What makes for a great all-inclusive resort? Extensive, well-kept grounds, a variety of restaurants, beautiful beaches and pools, attentive service, comfortable and attractive accommodations are all essentials. Beyond that there is variety. Some look for a family-friendly resort with organized activities for children, while others want to be in an adult-only enclave with no little ones in sight. Some people look for easy access to nightlife and other outside activities. Some want to know they're staying at a resort that keeps ecological concerns at the forefront.
From January 18 until February 15, 2012, our readers nominated their favorite Mexico blogs, destinations, hotels and resorts. These five finalists are now competing for the title of Favorite All-Inclusive Resort in Mexico. Below you'll find info about each of the finalists. Check them out and vote for your favorite here: Favorite All-Inclusive Resort in Mexico.
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Located on the southern tip of Cancun's hotel zone, the Club Med Cancun Yucatan enjoys a privileged location with 22 acres of grounds on a private peninsula between the Nichupte lagoon and the Caribbean Sea. The Club Med Cancun offers family-friendly luxury and a friendly ambiance. Where the Club Med resorts really shine is in their activity programs, and the Club Med Cancun is no exception. There is plenty for the whole family to do, kids club activities are active and animated, and kids' groups are separated by age, with younger kids and teens having separate group activities.
Resort website: Club Med Cancun Yucatan
The Grand Velas Riviera Maya is an all-suite, ultra-luxurious all-inclusive resort with three room categories, and all rooms have over 1,000 square feet of space. The exclusive Grand Class area of the resort is adult-only and designed for optimum privacy and relaxation; the rest of the resort is family-friendly. This is the only family-friendly all-inclusive resort in the Mexican Caribbean to have received a Five Diamonds rating by the AAA.
Resort website: Grand Velas Riviera Maya
Hacienda Tres Rios is a luxury beachfront eco-resort located within a huge nature park with several cenotes. The resort was designed to be respectful of the region's flora, fauna, and culture, while at the same time offering an outstanding guest experience. Read more about Hacienda Tres Rios eco-friendly measures. The Hacienda Tres Rios offers luxurious accommodations, warm hospitality, exclusive use of the Tres Ríos Nature Park, and a superior gourmet experience.
Resort website: Hacienda Tres Rios
The beautiful Maroma beach is the backdrop for this luxurious all-inclusive resort. Several of the resort's elegant suites have swim-out access to various small pools. Secrets Maroma Beach offers a vacation experience that is both fun and luxurious.
Resort website: Secrets Maroma Beach
Located just off Playa del Carmen's hip Quinta Avenida, The Royal Playa del Carmen offers an adult-only atmosphere and gourmet all-inclusive experience with a la carte breakfast, lunch and dinner. This is an all-suites resort with spacious suites, most with ocean view. The Royal Playa del Carmen is a recipient of the International Star Diamond Award from The American Academy of Hospitality Sciences.
Resort website: The Royal Playa del Carmen
Vote for your favorite!
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More about all-inclusive resorts in Mexico: Before You Buy an all-inclusive Vacation in Mexico.
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