10 Best All Inclusive Resorts in… Riviera Maya

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Updated: Oct 22nd, 2016

Here is what YOU loved about the top 10 Best All Inclusive Resorts in Riviera Maya, Mexico.

Your opinions were collected and tabulated from sources such as Forbes, Conde Nast, USAToday Travel, USNews, TripAdvisor, Oyster, Expedia, Booking.com, and Hotels.com (to just name a few).

When the smoke cleared and the ink dried, these best all inclusive resorts floated to the top…..


#10  Iberostar Grand Hotel Paraiso


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Iberostar Grand Hotel Paraiso is home to the famous Paradise Beach Resort Spa that offers massages, Jacuzzis, solarium, sauna and much more in a gorgeous 9,843 sq ft setting.   This adults-only escape is remarkable in every all-inclusive aspect.  (http://www.thegrandcollection.com/en/hotels/riviera-maya/iberostar-grand-hotel-paraiso)

#9 Hard Rock Riviera Maya


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Hard Rock Riviera Maya is where I don’t wanna work, I just wanna bang on the drum all day!  Epic suites, world-class dining, non-stop parties and adults who learn that excess and indulgence can get bumped up a notch … you soon realize this is where fun takes a vacation.  (http://www.hrhrivieramaya.com/)

#8  Royal Hideaway Playacar Resort


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Royal Hideaway Playacar even hosts a popular PADI Scuba Dive Center.  Guests may enjoy private villa concierge perks,  the wellness Spa, awesome dining or 24-hour room service.  You can even trade your bed for a bed on the beach … how cool is that? (http://www.lhw.com/hotel/The-Royal-Hideaway-Playacar-Playa-del-Carmen-Mexico)

#7  Barcelo Maya Beach


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Barcelo Maya Beach knows how to split up a family … sports bar for the adults, teen club and Barcy Club for the 12 and under.  Awesome pools and beach with the whole gang reunited over a delicious meal to share their adventures.  (http://www.barcelomayabeach.com/)

#6  Barcelo Tropical


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Barcelo Tropical Riviera Maya is a hit with families.  The kids have a blast at the Pirates Island water park and surf pool, the teens have their own nightclub and that means Mom and Dad are free for romance and fun at this stay at one, play at 4 resort.  (https://www.barcelo-maya-tropical.com)

#5  Barcelo Colonial


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Barcelo Colonial Rivera Maya comes in at #5 with its stunning beach, 18-hole mini-golf course, 4 amazing restaurants plus the lure of “stay at one hotel and enjoy four”.   Spa, entertainment and water sports are terrific diversions from your real life.  (https://www.barcelo.com/barcelohotels/en_us/hotels/mexico/riviera-maya/hotel-barcelo-maya-colonial/)

#4  El Dorado Casitas Royale by Karisma


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El Dorado Casitas Royale by Karisma brags 13 pools plus visitors on the second floor have personal pools.  This water crazy resort is the full Monty with gourmet dishes, first class drinks and bursting with choices to relax or rev it up.  (http://www.eldoradosparesorts.com/hotels-and-resorts/el-dorado-casitas-royal)

#3  Zoetry Paraiso de la Bonita


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Zoetry Paraiso de la Bonita bundles wellness, calm and romance better than most.   This Triple A,  5-Diamond resort is a favorite for Brides with the lavish suites, gourmet meals and fabulous ocean views.  (http://www.zoetryresorts.com/paraiso)


#2  Paradisus de Playa Del Carmen


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Paradisus de Playa Del Carmen is a favorite among adults-only travelers with sustained superior service in a luxurious resort hidden in a private bay of blue water.  No surprise it took the Travelers’ Choice Award in 2014 from TripAdvisor.   (http://www.melia.com/en/hotels/mexico/playa-del-carmen/paradisus-playa-del-carmen-la-perla/index.html)

#1  Grand Velas Riviera Maya


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Grand Velas Riviera Maya  won the hearts of young, old, teens and kids hands down.   The unique water sports, dreamy suites, exotic to bistro fare, colorful drinks from friendly staff and the postcard setting is unmatched.  (http://rivieramaya.grandvelas.com/)


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