8 Amazing All-Inclusive Caribbean Resorts

How does an all-inclusive resort for under $100 a night sound? Now, imagine eight of them along Mexico’s Riviera Maya, where infinity pools and swim-up bars meet the ruins at Tulum and the glittering, warm Caribbean. We rate them, you pick the one that best suits your style.


To say the Spa Grand Sirenis is tech-forward is an understatement. Innovative services such as chromo­therapy, saltwater flotariums that mimic the density of the Dead Sea, aromatherapy showers, and cocoa-and-caffeine wraps can be purchased individually-or buy a Spa Pass ($25) to use the blue-tiled hot and cold hydro­therapy pools. Then sip complimentary orange, pineapple, grapefruit, and green juices. Pro: Three vast beaches rim the property, and three adults-only pools ensure a slice of tranquility. Ask about perks like the free yoga classes and an hour of free snorkeling and kayaking each day. Con: There are roped-off areas for VIP "premium travelers." (, from $84 per person per night)


Quirky American perks like a cupcake shop, a creperie, a bagel shop right on the beach that offers 20-plus varieties, and a teens club with a ping-pong table, pool table, and foosball make the large Sandos Playacar resort a good option for both kids and adults who want a large-resort feel with the comforts of home. The adults-only Select Club section, on one side of the resort, is separate from the families on the other. Pro: Like other Sandos resorts, this one is eco conscious: The trash is sorted and the organic matter composted. Con: Aside from the expansive beach, the resort can feel like it's in the States rather than Mexico. (, from $94 per person per night)


Swim in a cenote—or just do yoga next to it—at a resort that prides itself on environment-focused features like a windmill; animal habitats for deer, donkeys, and monkeys; gluten-free menu options; and trails you can bike for free. Tours point out flora and fauna including rubber trees, mangroves, peacocks, and macaques-and you'll take a dramatic walk across the resort's suspension bridge! Kid-friendly activities include an indoor jungle gym and a kids' nightclub. (Adults-only facilities are ideal for couples.) Order excellent fajitas and chilaquiles a la carte from La Jungla restaurant. Pro: The 80-minute massage incorporates props like giant mollusk seashells, cinnamon cream, and long feathers. Con: Rooms are spare, but each has its own whirlpool tub and modern bathroom. (, from $75 per person per night)


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