Best All-Inclusive Resorts in Mexico
Best All-inclusive Resorts in Mexico: Esperanza, an Auberge Resort
A family-friendly affair, Esperanza is secluded on Mexico's Baja Peninsula. Fifty-seven rooms, 60 privately-owned villas and 36 private residences make up the resort, which is carved out of the rocky bluffs overlooking two private coves in the Sea of Cortez. Those looking for privacy and intimacy need not worry; rooms feature private verandas with infinity pools, and kids are only allowed in the villas.
Cuisine focuses on local ingredients sourced from nearby farmers and fishermen, though the menu at the main restaurant has a Mediterranean slant. Favorites from home can be found at La Terraza Americana, and special events such as tequila tasting are ongoing.
Best All-inclusive Resorts in Mexico: Occidental Grand Xcaret
The Occidental is one of the best all-inclusive resorts in Mexico. Luxury on a grand scale, the Occidental occupies land inside an ecological and historical preserve. Eleven restaurants and ten bars mean you'll never have to eat - or drink - in the same place twice, and free-form swimming pools, small river channels and a private beach mean you might never see another guest twice.
Like a summer camp for adults, the Occidental has an array of activities on offer, from archery to tennis to mini-golf. It goes without saying that a full range of spa services is on offer.
Best All-inclusive Resorts in Mexico: Ocean Breeze Riviera Maya
Best All-inclusive Resorts in Mexico: Casa Bichu
The ocean is invited inside at Casa Bichu, and you only have to share it amongst guests in nine rooms; this is one of the smallest all-inclusive resorts in Mexico. Mexican architect Monica Viscara used elements of the natural world to create an environment that harmonizes both the inside and outside worlds. Outdoor showers, sinks made of giant seashells, and views of a small, calm cove all combine to make Casa Bichu an oasis.
Because of its small size, a stay at Casa Bichu might feel like you've rented a private villa - with dozens of helpful staff, of course. The four-poster beds are turned down at night with rose petals and chocolates, ensuring a romantic experience.
Whether you are looking for a large resort complex with lots of dining options and activities, or an intimate, quiet escape, you'll find it in Mexico. All-inclusive resorts ease your relaxation as you don't have to think - about the cost of dinner, or how to get from one place to another; it's all taken care of for you, and that's what vacations are for, after all.
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