In the current economic climate, it’s not too much to expect a luxury vacations while stretching your dollar; for this reason, all inclusive resorts are a good option because you pay a flat rate for both your lodging and cuisine. Despite all the rumors to the contrary, Mexico is still a great place to book your vacation package, and where your dollar can go a long way. Here are some all inclusive resorts to consider after you’ve booked your trip; remember to save on airfare with our deals and steals!
Royal Hideaway Playacar: For beach junkies, it doesn’t get much better than this. Situated right on the Riviera Maya, this resort brands itself as “the world's first adult-only all-inclusive resort to earn the prestigious AAA 5-Diamond Award.” You’ll find villa accommodations and concierge services all just less than an hour’s drive away from Cancun airport. There’s also a sprawling infinity pool overlooking the ocean and bi-level solarium decks for sunbathing.
Velas Vallarta: One of four properties under the “Velas Resorts,” the Velas Vallarta resort brands itself as an “affordable luxury” property. Situated right on Banderas Bay in Puerto Vallarta, this resort is an all-inclusive property with a spa and vistas of the Sierra Madre Mountains on the Pacific Coast. This resort has three swimming pools, two restaurants and tennis courts among other family-friendly amenities. In short, you don’t have to venture anywhere to soak up the Mexican sun. Expect plenty of salt-rimmed Margaritas to be served poolside or Oceanside, whichever you prefer.
Secrets Silversands, Riviera Cancun : One of several Secrets properties in Mexico, this is an all-suite resort which prides itself on an “unlimited luxury” philosophy. An all-inclusive package features all-day dining with eight restaurants to choose from, daily maid and turn down service and access to one of the finest beaches in Riviera Cancun. Guests can also enjoy lively nightly entertainment.
Palace Resorts: This chain offers 11 “five-star all inclusive” resorts in both Mexico and the Dominican Republic, and visitors can expect double Jacuzzis in every room, unlimited long-distance phone calls to certain locations, and free wireless internet service. Golf and beach lovers alike will appreciate the Moon Palace Golf & Spa resort that features a course designed by Jack Nicklaus. Hammocks and cocktails with pretty umbrellas just come with the territory.
Occidental Grand Cozumel: One of the reasons this all-inclusive resort lies apart from the rest is its location. On a secluded natural preserve on the south side of Cozumel Island, this is a place for nature lovers to indulge in relative peace and quiet. Think of it as a truly private location – it has only 251 rooms. This all-inclusive is ideal for both families and romantic couples, and features six restaurants, a Nightclub, four bars and a Kids Club with supervised activities.