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These Are The Best Adult-Only Mexican Caribbean All-Inclusives According To Forbes 

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Forbes is one of the premier raters of hotels and resorts around the world.   

The publication chooses the best hotels and resorts in different categories each year and just released its list of the best adult-only all-inclusive resorts in Mexico.   

Based on that list, these are the best adult-only Mexican Caribbean all-inclusives according to Forbes, grouped by location.   

Resorts Along the Mexican Caribbean Coast in Cancun, Mexico


Cancun is the number one vacation destination in the Mexican Caribbean.   

It’s a destination known for its all-inclusive resorts.   

Two of these made it to Forbes’ list of the best adult-only all-inclusives.  

  • Live Aqua Beach Resort Cancun – A sprawling resort with 8 restaurants, 2 bars, an award-winning spa, an infinity pool, and a private beach. 
  • TRS Coral Hotel – A luxurious resort featuring 16 restaurants, 13 bars, a modern spa, and multiple pools. 
@hmgtravelservices The beach is perfection and free from the annoying sargassum… ✨ Live Aqua Beach Resort Cancun ✨ The service by the beach and pool side is exceptional and they even give foot massages in your cabana 🥹 📹@Live Aqua Beach Resort Cancún #liveaquabeachresortcancun #cancunresort #bestcancunresorts ♬ love nwantinti (ah ah ah) – CKay

Playa Del Carmen 

Playa del Carmen used to be a quieter alternative to Cancun but has become extremely popular over the years.   

It has the same beautiful Mexican Caribbean coastline, vibrant nightlife, and plenty of amazing all-inclusives.   

Four of these made the Forbes list.   

  • Hotel Xcaret ArteA 900-suite hotel with 10 restaurants, and several bars, but the best amenity here is unlimited access to all Xcaret parks.   
  • La Casa De La Playa – Xcaret’s version of a boutique hotel, with only 63 suites, 4 restaurants, one of which is run by a celebrity chef, and access to Xcaret parks.   
  • Platinum Yucatan Princess – An all-suite hotel surrounded by lush greenery, several unique pools, and a secluded beach, with 9 bars and 5 restaurants.  
  • Hilton Playa Del Carmen A simple but elegant all-suite all-inclusive with 2 beautiful pools, 7 restaurants, and 3 bars, only steps from famous Fifth Avenue.   
@trendytraveler This is one of my favorite resorts in the Riviera Maya! 😍 This is Xcaret Arte. This adults-only resort is all-inclusive and has so much to offer! By staying here you also get access to all of the @Xcaret parks! 📍 @Hotel Xcaret Arte Our trip was planned by @Ask A Travel Advisor ALGV 💙 #travel #mexico #rivieramaya #cancun #playadelcarmen #mexicotravel #travelbucketlist #stayheretofeel #xcaret #askatraveladvisor ♬ Paradise – TELL YOUR STORY music by Ikson™

Puerto Morelos 

Puerto Morelos is a quiet little town about 40 minutes south of Cancun.   

Characterized by its small fishing village past, it is a charming town with beautiful beaches and a laid-back atmosphere.   

While Puerto Morelos has fewer all-inclusives than the larger destinations, one did make Forbes’ list. 

@sourcecandy Hideaway at Royalton…I’d go again… #autographcollection #royaltonrivieracancun #cancun #cancunmexico #allinclusive #resort #diamondclub #resortvibes #marriott #marriottbonvoy #marriotthotel #vacationmode ♬ Pretty – Coco & Clair Clair


Just off the coast of Playa del Carmen, Cozumel is an island paradise with a laid-back vibe.    

Measuring 30 miles long and just under 10 miles wide, it is the largest island in the Mexican Caribbean.   

In Cozumel, you’ll find a mix of traditional and boutique hotels, hostels, and all-inclusives, one of which is one of the best all-inclusives in Mexico.   

  • The Explorean Cozumel – A nature-inspired hotel with gourmet all-inclusive dining, drinks, a spa, and a daily excursion, like snorkeling, included.   
@adriancaest @The Explorean Cozumel ♬ sonido original – Adrián Cañas


Tulum has everything that all of the other amazing Mexican Caribbean destinations have but with a little more authenticity and history.   

It’s the only destination with cliffside, seafront Mayan ruins, and is the perfect place to explore nature too.   

While there are not a ton of all-inclusives in Tulum, one made the Forbes list.   

  • Kore Tulum Retreat and Spa Resort – A stunning resort situated within a protected natural paradise, with a spa, an infinity pool, and even a cenote, as well as 6 restaurants and bars. 
@briquency I was so happy to be staying at the beautiful Kore Resort & Spa during my trip to Tulum! The all inclusive resort made sure I was comfortable & had more than enough space in my King suite. The balcony & beautiful view was the cherry on top to a wonderful stay. Kore & I are locked in now!🤞🏽 #tulum #allinclusiveresort #travel #vacation #koretulum ♬ Real Love Baby – Father John Misty


Akumal is a diverse natural paradise only a little over an hour south of Cancun.   

It has beautiful beaches, caves, cenotes, an underground river, lagoons, and coral reefs to explore.   

There are a surprising number of all-inclusives in Akumal, and one made Forbes’ list. 

  • UNICO 20°87° Hotel Riviera Maya – A locally-inspired all-inclusive with cocktails, food, and art that highlight the region, with 3 pools, 6 restaurants, and 3 bars.  
@explorewithgg This is @UNICO 20°87° Hotel RM an adult only all inclusive five star hotel in the heart of the Riviera Maya 🩵 this hotel is a mass if you’re looking for a unique luxury experience with high-quality dining and drinks that aren’t water down 🍹 #l#luxurytravela#allinclusivem#mexicohotelguidem#mexicotravelt#travellifet#traveltipsh#hotelroomun#unico2087 ♬ original sound – Explorewithgg | Food & Travel

Riviera Maya  

The Riviera Maya region is renowned for its beautiful beaches and spectacular natural surroundings.   

The coast of the Riviera Maya, lined with all-inclusives, has long been a coveted vacation destination.   

One of these all-inclusives made the Forbes best all-inclusives in Mexico list. 

  • El Dorado Seaside Suites – An elegant resort with beautiful pools, stunning views, a luxury spa, 10 restaurants, and several bars and lounges. 

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