Best All Inclusives for Snorkeling


Love water-sports and snorkeling in particular? Then grab your mask and fins, we’re diving into the best all inclusive resorts for snorkeling.

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Well designed and adventurous activities can form an important and integral part of any enjoyable all inclusive vacation. A full fun-schedule can make or break your precious time away in the sun. Access to pristine white beaches are always a plus, but they’re for more than just topping up that tan. Let’s see what lies beneath, and discover the best all inclusive vacation resorts for snorkeling.

Barceló Maya Colonial, Mexico


Ideally, you want to be able to snorkel straight from the beach, with shallow and easy access. That’s exactly what you will get at the Barceló Maya Colonial in Puerto Aventuras, Mexico. Dive straight in from the pier to the left of the hotel  for superb snorkeling, and get the chance to see Barracuda, Ray and even Turtles. There’s a good variety of sea life to explore in the clear and warm waters of the 1.2 mile stretch of beach belonging to the well equipped resort – this includes several swathes of coral so remember your snorkeling footwear too, as it can be pretty sharp. Besides amazing aquatic discoveries, Barceló Maya Colonial is a resort with luxurious and excellent facilities, several bars and restaurants, and active nightlife.

Jewel Resorts Runaway Bay, Jamaica


You’ll feel as though you have put life on hold and really run away with a relaxing vacation to the Jewel Runaway Bay resort in Jamaica. They invite you to ‘jet out to sea and make a splash’ at their top class resort, and you can do exactly that with their top notch snorkeling activity. Swim with shoals of colorful fish whilst snorkeling over spectacular coral reefs, in clean, clear and warm water. Check out the current Jewel Runaway Bay offers for some of the best deals and save on your all inclusive snorkeling vacation. Other additional and optional activities include swimming with dolphins, a hair raising zip-line experience, speeding on a mountain bobsled, or a day out to see Jamaica’s most famous waterfall, Dunn’s River Falls.

Finest, Playa Mujeres, Mexico

Finest Playa Mujeres

Are you looking for a family-friendly resort to spend your vacation, preferably with that all important snorkeling thrown in? Well, families just love the Finest resort at Playa Mujeres in Mexico. Aside from swim-up suites, and an ever changing activity list, Finest is one of those resorts where you can just switch off and enjoy some family time in style. Grab your masks and fins and go snorkeling together, making forever family memories. The water is safe, warm and calm, protected by Isla Mujeres. See who is first in the family to spot starfish, turtles, and brightly colored fish – a family vacation scrapbook is a must, so invest in an underwater camera before you go!

Palafitos at El Dorado Maroma, Riviera Maya


On the other hand, if it’s an adults-only vacation, with superb snorkeling that ticks your box, then choose Palafitos at El Dorado Maroma in Rivera Maya. Why? The new Palafitos – bungalows set over the water –  gourmet dining at six restaurants, total relaxation and a romantic getaway are guaranteed to make your vacation just about perfect. Watch ocean life from your accommodation, where there are windows set into the floors, or simply mask up and dive straight in.

El Dorado Casitas Royale

If you love plenty of choices, consider the El Dorado Casitas Royale, an upscale enclave located adjacent to El Dorado Royale Spa Resort. El Dorado Casitas Royale offers guests exchange privileges, doubling your dining and Spa options. For snorkeling enthusiasts, the beach can be rocky in spots (bring those Tevas or water shoes!) but their coral reef restoration project, Kan Kanan will have you spending hours watching the magic of marine life building a new habitat!

Beaches, Turks & Caicos


If you are dreaming of a tropical hideaway beach, then wake up and book the all inclusive Beaches resort in Turks & Caicos for the ultimate family beach vacation. Not just for leaving footprints in the dazzlingly white sand – there are 230 miles of it in Turks & Caicos – but also for exploring the deep, clear and warm welcoming waters.  Those very waters boast 1,000 square miles of reef to explore, whether you’re a diving or snorkeling enthusiast. Like to make new friends on vacation? Then your snorkeling session might include a meet and greet with Jojo – the resident bottle-nose dolphin! If only paradise was half as nice…

Have you had a memorable holiday where you enjoyed some superb snorkeling? Then tell us about it or drop a comment, we’d love hear your best recommendations!

About Carol Byrne 29 Articles
Originally from Dublin, Carol has also lived in London and Wales before settling in Spain with her husband and family in 2006, and is published regularly on travel and more from her mountain-top home in the picturesque foothills of the Sierra Nevada. Driven by a passion for travel, history, other cultures, and sustainable living, she enjoys life with her family in a traditional and tiny village. She also blogs about her traditional village life, sparked by a passion for the diverse culture and history of Spain.

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