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How To Pick The Best Cancun All-Inclusive For Your Vacation This Spring

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Cancun is home to some of the world’s best all-inclusive resorts; from family-friendly accommodations to luxurious adults-only properties, the choice can be overwhelming. With so many options, it can be hard to choose the perfect all-inclusive resort to meet your needs. In this article, we’ll go over 5 main characteristics travelers need to consider before booking their next Cancun all-inclusive this spring.

Outdoor view of a Cancun resort with pools and a beach

Price Range And Budget

Budget is often the first and main factor travelers should evaluate before booking their Cancun all-inclusive. While all-inclusives tend to be costlier than regular hotels, they come with a few benefits that justify the splurge.

First, food and most drinks are included in the nightly rate, meaning travelers can enjoy a hearty breakfast, lunch, and even dinner on-site. Most resorts also offer daily entertainment, around-the-clock room service, and free transfers that make your vacation hassle-free.

A large resort in Cancun with pools and a beach

That being said, the quality of Cancun’s all-inclusives can range significantly based on their price. A 4-night stay for two adults in April for properties with over an 8.0 traveler review score on can cost anywhere between $1300 to $8800, with things like room size and amenities varying from one resort to the next. Before booking, make sure your desired resort reflects your budget and taste.

Family vs. Adult-Only Resorts

All-inclusives generally accommodate a range of guests, from young solo travelers to elderly couples. However, many of Cancun’s resorts are divided into two main categories: adults-only and family-friendly. While adult-only properties focus on creating a luxury experience for honeymooners and couples, family-friendly resorts feature amenities that are ideal for younger guests, such as outdoor pools and water parks.

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Beautiful Riviera Maya Resort Pool at Night

Travelers looking for peace and quiet should definitely opt for adult-only resorts, which also offer special romantic packages for couples. That being said, some family-friendly resorts also offer adult-only sections, such as spas or special sections of the resort itself. 

Choose A Resort Based On The Length Of Your Stay

Cancun’s all-inclusive resorts are the ideal choice for travelers that like to kick back and relax without having to plan costly excursions or venturing out to find a good meal. Travelers often stay at an all-inclusive between 4 and 7 nights. While some people only stay several nights, most travelers like to spend at least 4 nights to make the most of their all-inclusive retreat

A couple receiving a relaxing massage in a Cancun resort

However, some travelers can easily get bored after a couple of nights, especially if their all-inclusive lacks daily entertainment. That’s why it’s a good idea to choose a versatile property that fits your travel needs, so plan ahead and research to make sure your resort offers enough to keep you going for an extended stay.

Consider These Important Resort Amenities 

Before booking your next all-inclusive Cancun vacation, take some time to plan what exactly you want to do in your resort. Even though most all-inclusives come with a range of pools and on-site amenities, each resort typically stands out for providing travelers with unique features. Whether it be top-rated on-site restaurants or lavish spas, it’s a good idea to carefully review each property before booking.

Beautiful poolside area in a luxury Caribbean Resort

Resorts like Hard Rock Cancun are known for focusing on high-end entertainment, both day and night, whereas Hyatt’s Ziva Cancun is an excellent choice for its outdoor pools. Travelers can rely on websites like or TripAdvisor to get a feel for what their desired property offers guests.

An outdoor pool area in an upscale Cancun resort

Choose Your Preferred Location

Location is one of the most important factors travelers should take into consideration before booking their next Cancun getaway. The city’s hotel zone – which stretches for 14 miles – is home to countless top-rated resorts, each offering unique benefits. Whether it be private beach access or proximity to local clubs and restaurants, location is king.

A wooden pier surround by turquoise water in Cancun

Some things to keep in mind include the availability of local services and attractions, proximity to Cancun’s top-rated beaches, and safety. Travelers that want to enjoy quiet beaches and enjoy a relaxing experience could consider booking a resort in the southern portion of the resort zone, which is generally further away from the crowds.

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