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Last Updated on September 13, 2021

Want to relax poolside or on a pristine beach with an endless supply of tropical drinks? What about having your choice of shows and activities, delectable restaurants, and even 24-hour room service?  Travelers looking for an effortless escape in 2021 should consider adults-only, all-inclusive Mexico resorts.  Leave the kids, take the bikini, and let’s book this!

Mexico, famous for luxurious all-inclusive beach resorts, is currently open to travelers. Many resorts have added extra safety protocols and reconfigured amenities for the realities of 2021 travel.  Add all that to the fact that Mexico’s vacay hotspots are just a quick flight from most cities in the U.S., and this equals the best vacation idea of the year.

Whether you’re longing for a tropical getaway, the ultimate in rest and relaxation, or something more adventurous, these resorts in Mexico have everything you’re looking for. Read on for the best Mexico all inclusive adults only resorts for 2021 in Cancun, the Riviera Maya, Puerto Vallarta, and Cabo.  Infinity pools, gourmet cuisine and indulgent spas await! 

Ready for a truly Mexcellent vacation? Let’s taco bout it – this will be nacho average getaway!  (OK that’s enough puns… for now.)

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If you’re planning a trip to Mexico during 2021, be sure to follow public and travel health guidance from the CDC and as well as your destination location. Get information here from the U.S. Embassy in Mexico including testing required to re-enter the U.S. Stay safe and travel responsibly, friends!

In this Guide to the Best Adults Only All Inclusive Mexico Resorts

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Adults only all inclusive Mexico resorts

What to Expect at Adults-Only All-Inclusive Mexico Resorts

Mexico is home to some of the most beautiful beaches in all of North America, which makes it the perfect setting for luxury resorts.  In addition to posh accommodations, you’ll find first-class restaurants, relaxing spas, sparkling pools, and soft sands.  (Did I mention someone brings you drinks everytime you ask?  And there’s usually 24-hour room service?  OMG.)

So while there are a lot of locations in the Caribbean with all-inclusive options, Mexico is one of the best because of its easy flight connections and great value for your money.

Adults Only: What It Means

Some Mexico adults-only resorts are more couples-oriented: expect to see a lot of couples here for honeymoons, babymoons, and romantic escapes.   At other resorts, you’ll also see groups traveling together for friends’ vacays, bachelorette parties, and girl gang getaways.  

Generally “adults-only” means everyone 18+, although a few resorts allow older kids starting at age 16.  Still, they’re not likely to disturb your beach bliss.  (If they do, just start arguing loudly about if that really WAS Billie Eilish you just saw in the lobby.)

What Amenities Are Included at Mexico All-Inclusive Resorts

All-inclusive resorts are pretty much a “as much or as little as you like” scenario where food, drinks, and activities are concerned.  All meals, snacks, alcoholic beverages, and 24-hour room service are generally standard.  Right now, a few resorts might have more limited restaurant options and room service hours, but it shouldn’t impact your stay.

Mexico all-inclusive resorts are home to stunning pools, private beachfronts, an array of restaurant options, lounge chairs, and chairside drink and food service.  Some restaurants might require reservations, and many have a basic dress code like polo or collared shirts for men, casual dresses or skirts for women, and long pants or dressy shorts. Bathing suits are generally not allowed in the restaurants – be sure to check out my Mexico packing guide for more tips.

Most resorts offer deluxe fitness centers, many with classes like yoga and spinning, as well as non-motorized water sports and beach activities like snorkeling and kayaking. Some offer golf privileges at nearby courses, either included or for an additional fee. Evening entertainment is standard, whether it’s an over-the-top weekly theme party or music performances.

Certainly all resorts will have a concierge who can help you arrange outings. Some of the more luxe resorts offer butlers who will make reservations for dinner and even unpack your bags!

What’s Not Included

Some resorts offer premium-level upgrades with an exclusive pool, lounge, beachfront area or private cabanas.  Lounge beds (or “Bali beds”) could incur an additional charge at some resorts, or be reserved based on room categories. Spa services, as well as motorized water sports (like water skiing, banana boat rides, SCUBA, jet skis) and off-resort tours, are generally not included.


While most all-inclusive resorts say that tips are included, individual tips are usually welcome.  Many guests of all-inclusive resorts find that they get a little more attention and faster service if they tip a few dollars to bartenders, waiters, etc.

Cancun all inclusive adults only resorts

Playa Mujeres & Cancun Best Adults Only All Inclusive Mexico Resorts

Cancun is one of the best-known beach destinations in the world.  The Hotel Zone here, also known as the Zona Hotelera, is considered the “main strip” of Cancun. It’s a popular destination choice because of its proximity to shopping, activities, and nightlife.  Many of the hotels are high-rise designs, making for spectacular views of the coast.

Just north of Cancun is Costa Mujeres/Playa Mujeres.  This luxury beach area is quickly gaining popularity as a destination.  It’s located about 20 minutes north of Cancun’s main hotel zone and 30 minutes from the Cancun International Airport.  It’s also a short ferry ride away from the picturesque island of Isla Mujeres, a popular day trip and resort destination in its own right.  

Vacationing In Playa Mujeres is a more serene escape than Cancun, but still close to activities and easily accessible from the airport.

You’ll want to consider all of these Cancun, Playa Mujeres, and Isla Mujeres all-inclusive resorts for your getaway.

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Le Blanc Spa Resort Cancun $$$$ | Luxury Cancun Adults-Only All-Inclusive Resort

Le Blanc Spa Resort Cancun adults only all inclusive

The luxurious, 260-room Le Blanc Spa is a modern adults-only all-inclusive in the heart of the Cancun hotel zone. It stands out for a gorgeous white sand beach, decadent spa which gives guests free access to the hydrotherapy area, and stunning pools with two swim-up bars.  But what really sets Le Blanc apart is the hotel’s pampering service: butlers who unpack your bag, poolside attendants, and a personal butler and e-concierge just a text away.  

Le Blanc Spa Resort Cancun offers six restaurants, ranging from French fine dining at Lumière, their signature restaurant, to Japanese, Italian, and Mexican. Choose from 5 bars, including two swim-ups and one beach bar.  Or enjoy breakfast in bed or a romantic dinner with 24-hour in-room dining included.

Modern, bright rooms at Le Blanc have two-person whirlpool tubs and ocean or lagoon views.  Rooms feature plush linens, curated artwork, and designer decor.  There are also signature in-room inclusions, such as BVLGARI bath amenities, brand-name liquor options, aromatherapy and much more.  Rooms accommodate 2-4 guests in comfort and privacy, including a 2-bedroom presidential suite.

Plan your escape at Le Blanc Spa Resort Cancun with:

  • Six restaurants, five bars including two swim-ups, and 24-hour room service
  • Indulgent spa, with free access to the hydrotherapy circuit
  • State of the art fitness center including Pilates, spinning, and TRX (suspension training) classes
  • Reservations are only required at the flagship restaurant, which offers additional flexibility
  • Wedding and honeymoon packages available; a complimentary packages are available with a 4-night stay (see details)
  • Unparalleled luxury, service, and pampering
  • Awarded a TripAdvisor “Best of the Best” Traveler’s Choice Award for 2021

Le Blanc Spa Resort Cancun is perfect for: weddings, honeymoons, and travelers who want the ultimate in luxury and service.

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Live Aqua Beach Resort Cancun - adults only all inclusive cancun

Live Aqua Beach Resort Cancun $$$ | Cancun 5-Star Resort

In the heart of Cancun’s hotel zone, Live Aqua Beach Resort is a sensory experience of colors, rhythms, flavors and more.   This 5-star luxury resort is one of the best resorts in Cancun, and has a contemporary, sophisticated ambiance.

Relax at the beach which features loungers and fully cushioned cabana beds.  Or chill poolside at one of Live Aqua’s seven pools.  You can channel your inner Goldilocks here: their infinity and lap pools are set at varying temperatures, so one of them is sure to be juuuust riiiight.

The sleek guestrooms and suites have top-shelf stocked minibars, flat-screen TVs with cable, marble bathrooms with Somma brand toiletries, and private balconies or terraces.  Suites have open-plan bathrooms with round hydrotherapy tubs, Bose stereo equipment, and double wide terraces. Bathrobes, slippers, and beach-ready flip-flops are also standard.

Choose from eight restaurants with a variety of cuisines, including Mexican, Italian, and Mediterranean.  Recharge at the spa, or just soak up sun at the pools or beach.

Indulge your senses at Live Aqua Cancun with:

  • Eight restaurants
  • Large spa, gym, beauty salon, cafe and gift shop
  • Yoga classes, beach activities, chef’s activities, live music performances
  • Amazing views and a gorgeous beachfront
  • Awarded a TripAdvisor Traveler’s Choice Award for 2021

Live Aqua Beach Cancun is perfect for: friends’ getaways, destination bachelorette trips, couples who want to be close to nightlife.

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One “must” Cancun activity is the legendary Coco Bongo nightclub.  Get VIP treatment with this skip-the-line, open bar ticket.

Beloved Playa Mujeres $$$  | Couples Only All Inclusive Mexico Resort

Beloved Playa Mujeres - Couples only all inclusive Mexico

Beloved Playa Mujeres is a boutique, all-inclusive hotel in Playa Mujeres exclusively for couples.  Their goal is to create a haven of wellness and serenity for couples only.  (Which almost makes me wish I wasn’t a solo traveler!)  This 5-star, all suite hotel features delicious cuisine and highly personalized service on a secluded white sand beach.

The resort offers three chic outdoor pools with whirlpools; one has a swim-up bar and ocean views.  Enjoy excellent food at five restaurants with no reservations or wristbands required.  Indulge with poolside and beachside service, plus 24-hour room service and premium international liquor.

The suites here are large and have whirlpool tubs with access from both the main room and the private terraces.  All have views of the pools or ocean.  Amenities include Nespresso machines, fully stocked minibars, in-room selection of premium wines and liquor bottles, and flat-screen TVs.  Suites with private pools and swim-up suites are available.

Relax in romance and pampering at Beloved Playa Mujeres with:

  • Personalized, attentive service that goes above and beyond
  • A boutique hotel experience with the amenities of an all-inclusive
  • 35,000-square-foot spa plus fitness center and yoga studio
  • Non-motorized water sports such as kayaks, snorkels, and paddleboards
  • Two words: swim-up bar.  (Or is that 3?  After a few drinks, who cares?)
  • Awarded a TripAdvisor “Best of the Best” Traveler’s Choice Award for 2021

Beloved Playa Mujeres is perfect for: honeymoons, babymoons, couples who want a quiet escape in a boutique setting with amazing service.

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Secrets Playa Mujeres Golf & Spa Resort $$$ | All-Inclusive Adults-Only Mexico Resort

Secrets Playa Mujeres - Mexico adults only all inclusive

Secrets Playa Mujeres Golf & Spa Resort is located in beautiful Playa Mujeres, complete with its famous white sandy beaches and stunning ocean views in a gated community. This 5-star hotel is a prime choice for golf lovers, as it’s adjacent to a 18-hole signature Greg Norman golf course and daily green fees are included.

Secrets Playa Mujeres has the signature “Unlimited-Luxury” features of all the Secrets resorts, which promises the highest standard of service and luxury amenities included.  (That’s fancy, yo.)  The resort itself offers spectacular views of the ocean, two outdoor pools, and all-suite rooms.  Swim-up and pool bars are included in the all-inclusive rates.  Nine restaurants including Italian and Pan-Asian cuisine are offered, plus guests can enjoy gourmet dining and top-shelf spirits at Dreams Playa Mujeres next door.

The suite rooms at Secrets Playa Mujeres feature natural accents, views of either the gardens or the ocean, and balconies or terraces.  Rooms are equipped with flat-screen TVs, docking stations for Apple products, tablets stocked with hotel information, and free Wi-Fi. All suites have free minibars and Nespresso coffeemakers.

Relax in luxury at Secrets Playa Mujeres with:

  • Two spectacular pools and all-suite rooms
  • Nine restaurants, included room service, and top shelf liquors
  • Live music, dancing and entertainment in their open-air theater
  • Snorkeling, beach activities, yoga, cooking and Spanish classes, and complimentary greens fees for two
  • Awarded a TripAdvisor Traveler’s Choice Award for 2021

Secrets Playa Mujeres is perfect for: honeymoons, babymoons, golf lovers, and romantic escapes.

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Isla Mujeres Palace $$ | Adults Only All Inclusive Isla Mujeres Resort

Isla Mujeres Palace - All Inclusive Adults Only

This 62-room all-inclusive, couples-only boutique hotel is located on a white-sand beach in the southern part of Isla Mujeres.  Unparalleled service and signature amenities plus luxurious accommodations set the stage for your romantic getaway here.  Plus 24-hour room service, three restaurants, world-class dining, and a swim-up bar.

Rooms are spacious and bright with high quality linens.  Each room is equipped with an in-room double whirlpool tub, bathrooms with CHI brand products, hair irons and blow dryers, and liquor dispensers with brand name labels.

The smaller setting of this resort allows you to experience the island’s quaint charm and slower pace.  Guests here rave about the location, quiet setting, and personalized service from staff.

Relax in a romantic, secluded location at Isla Mujeres Palace with:

  • Snorkeling, fitness center, non-motorized water sports
  • A world-class spa with head to toe pampering options
  • World class entertainment, live music, and shows
  • Awarded a TripAdvisor “Best of the Best” Traveler’s Choice Award for 2021

Isla Mujeres Palace is perfect for: friends and couples who want laid-back island luxury at an affordable all-inclusive price.

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Riviera Maya adults only all inclusive

Best Riviera Maya Adults Only All Inclusive Mexico Resorts

The Riviera Maya is a gorgeous section of coastline in the Mexico state of Quintana Roo. The Riviera Maya begins just south of Cancun at Puerto Morelos, and continues down to Akumal, Tulum, the Sian Ka’an Biosphere, and Punta Allen.  While here, you’ll certainly clock some serious beach time!

Adventure lovers will also want to add in a day trip to see Mayan ruins at Chichen Itza or Tulum, visit the Xcaret waterpark, and snorkel with turtles in Akumal Bay.

For maximum relaxation, exploration, and libations, these are the best all-inclusive adults-only resorts in the Riviera Maya.

Secrets Maroma Beach Riviera Cancun $$$ | Riviera Maya All-Inclusive Resort

Secrets Maroma Beach Riviera Cancun - All Inclusive Adults only

Luxury and tranquility await at Secrets Maroma Beach Riviera Cancun!  This 5-star resort is tucked away on secluded Maroma Beach, voted the World’s Best Beach by the Travel Channel four years in a row. Spoil yourself at Secrets Maroma Beach Riviera Cancun with their commitment to “unlimited luxury.” 

The resort itself is a quiet oasis, with well-manicured sprawling grounds, tranquil white sand beaches, and turquoise waters.  Lounge in two outdoor pools and whirlpools.  Dine at six á la carte gourmet restaurants, with reservations never required. Or sneak away for a romantic meal on the beach or in your suite with 24-hour room service.

The luxurious, elegant suites at Secrets Maroma Beach feature a king-size bed (or two double beds), private terrace or balcony, in-suite hydrotub for two, and complimentary mini-bar.

Get pampered at the 13,000 square foot Secrets Spa by Pevonia with its hydrotherapy and indigenous treatments. For the ultimate luxury experience, book a swim-out suite or upgrade to the Preferred Club for access to special amenities.  

Find your bliss at Secrets Maroma Beach Riviera Cancun with:

  • Two spectacular pools and swim-out suites available
  • Six restaurants, 24-hour room service, and top shelf liquors
  • Live music, dancing and entertainment in their open-air theater
  • Snorkeling, beach activities, yoga, tennis, and complimentary greens fees for two
  • Awarded a TripAdvisor “Best of the Best” Traveler’s Choice Award for 2021: Best All-Inclusive Resort in Mexico, Best Romance in Mexico

Secrets Maroma Beach is perfect for: golf lovers, travelers looking for swim out suites, and luxurious romantic escapes

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Valentin Imperial Riviera Maya $$ | Riviera Maya All-Inclusive

Valentin Imperial Riviera Maya All Inclusive Adults Only

The 5-star all-inclusive Valentin Imperial Riviera Maya is located a short 25 minutes from Cancun International Airport.  Set amid lavish gardens on a half-mile-long stretch of white sand beach named Playa Del Secreto (The Secret Beach, although Playa Del Secreto sounds way fancier), this award-winning resort boasts one of the largest swimming pools in Mexico. It features multiple bars, a full-service spa, and a lazy river with swim-up suites for direct pool access in upgraded rooms. 

The hotel offers eight restaurants, including Mexican, French, Japanese, and Italian a la carte options, and 11 bars with top shelf liquor and 24-hour room service included.  Rooms are geared toward couples and most have a king-size bed with the exception of a few suites that offer two double beds. All rooms have balconies or patios. Other amenities include coffee/tea facilities, flat-screen TVs, iPhone docks, bathrobe and slippers, electronic safes, and minibars stocked with water, soda, juice, and beer.

Valentin Imperial is a guest favorite because of its excellent pools, truly gorgeous stretch of beach, and beautiful grounds.

Escape in luxury at Valentin Imperial with:

  • Three pools, eight restaurants, and 11 bars including two swim-up and  beachside service
  • A fitness center and spa offering facials, massages and luxury treatments
  • Nightly shows, live music, poolside games, and a theater for live shows
  • I just have to mention the gorgeous, enormous pool again

Valentin Imperial is perfect for: pool and beach lovers, friends’ getaways, and couples who want to be spoiled for choice with amenities.

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Secrets Akumal Riviera Maya $$$ | All-Inclusive Mexico Resort Top Pick

Secrets Akumal Riviera Maya - Adults Only

Secrets Akumal Riviera Maya is ideally located in the heart of the Riviera Maya along the famed white-sand beaches and calm, clear waters of Akumal.  This 5-star Riviera Maya all-inclusive resort features winding walkways, secluded pools and a world-class spa.  Akumal means “place of the turtles” in Mayan, and the bay here is a prime snorkeling location with — you guessed it — sea turtles!

This brand new, adults-only resort offers the exclusive Secrets “UnlimitedLuxury” experience with 24-hour room service, daily refreshed mini-bar, limitless gourmet dining and top-shelf spirits, six à la carte restaurants, seven bars and lounges, pool and beach wait service, nightly entertainment and more.

Spend a night out with the Sip, Savor & See dining experience at nearby sister properties or indulge at the Secrets Spa by Pevonia.  Explore the region with day trips to Chichen Itza or Tulum, then head back to relax at your posh accommodations complete with concierge service for all your needs from booking excursions to arranging spa treatments.

Indulge at Secrets Akumal Riviera Maya with:

  • Infinity Pool, Social Pool & Relaxing Pool plus two outdoor whirlpools
  • Six restaurants, 24-hour room service, and top shelf liquors
  • Theme nights, live music concerts, and beach parties
  • Snorkeling with turtles, bike tours, fitness classes, beach activities, yoga, tennis, and more
  • Awarded a TripAdvisor “Best of the Best” Traveler’s Choice Award for 2021: Best Service in Mexico, Luxury in Mexico, Romance in Mexico and Top Resort in Mexico

Secrets Akumal is perfect for: sea turtle lovers (so basically everyone!), luxury travelers, honeymoons, babymoons, travelers who want to be close to Tulum and ruins day trips.

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Looking for all-inclusive resorts in Tulum? You might be surprised to learn that there aren’t any in Tulum itself! Instead check out my guide to the best boutique and luxury Tulum resorts.

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UNICO 20°N 87°W Hotel Riviera Maya

Welcome to UNICO 20°87° Hotel Riviera Maya

The 5-star all-inclusive UNICO 20°N 87°W seeks to immerse guests in regional culture, from locally-inspired cocktails and cuisines to guestroom art and unique day trips.  The hotel has a sense of relaxed luxury, while exciting pop-up events add adventure and spontaneity.  Their holistic spa and wellness center offers an immersive experience with signature spa treatments, a full-service beauty salon & barber shop.   

UNICO features stylish, upscale rooms with four-poster beds, terraces, and high-end amenities.  24-hour room service is standard, as well as an in-room mini bar stocked according to guests’ preference. Other room amenities include Nespresso machines, flat-screen TVs, JBL Bluetooth sound systems, robe and slippers, and pillow menus with aromatherapy options.  Room types range from jungle view rooms to swim-up suites, oceanview and beachfront rooms, and even two-bedroom suites and villas.  Rooms with two queen beds are available; maximum occupancy can be up to 6 guests in the 2-bedroom stays.

UNICO offers three pools with poolside and beachside service of snacks and beverages.  Unwind at five bars with a devoted mixology program and a lounge featuring live entertainment. UNICO also features five unique restaurants, including Cueva Siete under celebrity chef Xavier Perez Stone.  

Land and water sports are included, plus a fitness Center with a visiting instructor program.  Stay on resort and participate in daily and nightly activities and events, or have a host help you arrange unique day trips in the region like snorkeling, sailing to Isla Mujeres, and exploring the Tulum ruins.

Set off on a sophisticated escape at UNICO 20°N 87°W Hotel Riviera Maya with:

  • Five restaurants, five bars, and 24-hour room service
  • Rooms with chic, modern design, including swim 👏 up👏 suites
  • TripAdvisor Traveler’s Choice for 2021
  • The hotel has an on-staff Executive Mixologist, who creates cocktails with the use of organic ingredients & local flavors
  • Awarded a TripAdvisor Traveler’s Choice Award for 2021

UNICO is perfect for: travelers who want a unique, immersive experience with the amenities of an all-inclusive; honeymoons, babymoons, romantic getaways, and friends’ or family trips

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Location is at the heart of the UNICO 20°87° experience. That’s why we’ve put the latitude and longitude of the region in the hotel name—20°N 87°W. These coordinates are representative, not only of UNICO 20°87°’s devotion to its location, but also its ambition to immerse guests in the region’s beauty and culture. Through a staff of local experts, guides, artisans, and specialists, UNICO 20°87° is able to showcase the true heart of the Riviera Maya.

— UNICO 20°87° Riviera Maya

Paradisus La Perla Playa del Carmen $$ | Riviera Maya All-Inclusive Adults Only

Paradisus La Perla - Riviera Maya Adults Only All Inclusive Mexico Resorts

A paradise awaits you at Paradisus La Perla in Playa del Carmen! This 5-star luxury resort in Mexico is the adults-only section of the top-rated Paradisus Playa del Carmen. Enjoy international cuisine in 8 restaurants and 6 bars exclusively for adults, plus 11 restaurants and 8 bars where everyone is welcome, 5 of which have won the Wine Spectator Award for Excellence. 

The resort also features 9 pools including two heated infinity pools that offer stunning views of both the sunrise and sunset.  Whether you’re seeking a honeymoon escape or just looking to get away from it all, Paradisus Playa del Carmen is a guest favorite.

Spoil yourself at Paradisus La Perla with:

  • Gorgeous suites, some with kitchenettes, pool access, and ocean views
  • Spectacular outdoor pools with a swim-up bar
  • White sand beach has sun loungers, Bali-style beds, umbrellas, and water sports
  • Access to 14 restaurants and 11 bars, including buffet and gourmet options and room service
  • Did I already mention the swim-up bar?

Paradisus La Perla is perfect for: honeymoons, babymoons, special anniversaries, and romantic escapes. Plus it also works for mixed groups: if you’re traveling with family or friends with kids, they can stay next door at La Perla’s sister resort, the Paradisus Playa del Carmen.

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If you’re looking for more hedonistic escapes, check out Temptations, a 21+ adults-only all-inclusive in Cancun with a party atmosphere and topless-optional beach and pools.  It’s popular with couples, friends and bachelorette party groups, as well as being LGBTQ-friendly.  Desire Resorts are two adults-only Riviera Maya resorts for couples with clothing optional, open-minded settings.

Puerto Vallarta all inclusive adults only resorts

The Best Puerto Vallarta Adults Only All Inclusive Resorts

Puerto Vallarta is a resort town on Mexico’s Pacific coast, in the state of Jalisco. It is known for miles of gorgeous beaches, a fun nightlife scene, and a historic colonial center. This charming cobblestone center is home to the ornate Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe church, boutique shops, and a variety of restaurants and bars. Puerto Vallarta also has a beachfront promenade known as El Malecón, with the sea on one side and bars, lounges, and nightclubs lining the other. Golf lovers can fill their stay with excellent Puerto Vallarta golf courses featuring panoramic ocean and mountain views.

Puerto Vallarta has many hotel and resort offerings which lure travelers and even celebrities in search of respite. Some of the most popular and luxurious are located in the Garza Blanca Preserve, 85 acres of lush tropical jungle with a white sand beach. Others are in Marina Vallarta, an upscale waterside development with a golf course and marina.

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Casa Velas $$$ | #1 Puerto Vallarta All Inclusive Resort

Casa Velas – Puerto Vallarta Adults Only All Inclusive

Tucked away on the Puerto Vallarta coast, Casa Velas is an exclusive adults-only hotel and boutique retreat on Mexico’s Pacific Riviera. This 4-star hotel offers experiences that highlight Mexico’s rich culinary culture and the natural serenity of Puerto Vallarta.  Casa Velas is the region’s top-rated all-inclusive resort for adults only, and was named a Trip Advisor “Best of the Best” for 2021.

Casa Velas has a stunning setting, with lush tropical gardens, an oversized pool, koi ponds, and a flock of peacocks roaming the lawns.  (Yes, really!)  The guest rooms — all suites — are large and bright, decorated in a posh, traditional Mexican style.  Some offer private plunge pools and jacuzzis.  Rooms include Nespresso coffee makers, stocked mini bars, L’ Occitane bath amenities, bathrobe, beach bag and sandals.  Most suites have space for up to 3 guests, while the 2-bedroom suite accommodates up to 4, and the presidential suite offers 4 bedrooms.

Guests appreciate the personalized service at Casa Velas, as well as its peaceful vibe. There are two pools here, one with a swim-up bar, and a second at the hotel’s private off-site beach club, accessible in just a few minutes by shuttle.  Casa Velas offers two restaurants, one at the hotel and a second at the beach club which features Bali beds, sun loungers, towels, showers, and toiletries.  Privileges at Marina Vallarta Golf Club are included, and the hotel has both a spa and gym.

Experience your own secret oasis at Casa Velas with:

  • All-suite rooms and a peaceful luxury setting
  • Two pools, a swim-up bar, two restaurants, and a private beach club
  • Personalized and attentive service
  • Recreational activities and golf privileges
  • photos and videos of peacocks and extensive gardens for your Tiktok/Insta
  • Awarded a TripAdvisor “Best of the Best” Traveler’s Choice Award for 2021

Casa Velas is perfect for: weddings, honeymoons, adult family getaways, travelers in search of classy accommodations with an uncrowded, serene vibe.

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All booked for Casa Velas? Get your best peacock Instagram captions ready including: “I like big butts and I cannot fly,” “Disco turkey,” and “What do you call a baby peacock? A chickpea!” 🦚

Hotel Mousai Puerto Vallarta $$$ | All-Inclusive Adults-Only

Hotel Mousai Puerto Vallarta - Adults Only

Hostel Mousai Puerto Vallarta is a 72-room, designer adults-only hotel offering guests a gourmet culinary all-inclusive experience. There are also “room-only” plans where you can dine ala carte at resort bars and restaurants.  Set amidst the lush coastal rainforest and white sand beaches in the Garza Blanca Preserve, Hotel Mousai is the first and only AAA Five Diamond rated resort in Puerto Vallarta and the state of Jalisco. It’s also been named a TripAdvisor “Best of the Best” hotel for 2021.

Hotel Mousai offers spacious, modern suites with panoramic views.  In-room amenities include designer bathroom amenities, bathrobes and sandals during your stay, Nespresso coffee maker, and a deluxe refreshment center featuring premium brands stocked daily.     

The resort offers an infinity pool with ocean views, as well as a rooftop infinity pool with an even more spectacular vista for your Instagram selfies! Access to the beach is provided via resort trolley buses, or it’s a quick 10-minute walk to the Garza Blanca Beach.

Get away from it all at Hotel Mousai with:

  • Contemporary luxury boutique resort with coastal Puerto Vallarta views of the Garza Blanca Preserve
  • Youthful yet sophisticated vibe and decor still provides a calm setting
  • Rooftop infinity pool, deluxe spa and fitness center with sea views
  • Access to facilities and activities at the Garza Blanca Preserve
  • Awarded a TripAdvisor “Best of the Best” Traveler’s Choice Award for 2021

Hotel Mousai is perfect for: weddings, honeymoons, and travelers and couples in search of a lavish, 5-star setting for their escape.

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Best Los Cabos, Mexico All-Inclusive Adults Only Resorts

The Baja California is home to two popular vacation areas, San Jose del Cabo and Cabo San Lucas, at the tip of the Baja Peninsula.  Here the desert, mountains, and sea meet, making a stunning setting for your vacation escape.  Off-resort adventures in the region include whale watching, day trips to the colorful town of Todos Santos, and visiting local landmarks like El Arco, Land’s End and Lover’s Beach.  

There are direct and connecting flights to Los Cabos Airport (SJD) from the U.S., making all-inclusive Cabo resorts an easy and attractive escape from stressful jobs and winter weather!

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Le Blanc Spa Resort Los Cabos $$$$ | Cabo All-Inclusive

Le Blanc Spa Resort Los Cabos Adults Only All-Inclusive

Escape to the Le Blanc Spa Resort Los Cabos where desert meets the sea with uninterrupted year-round sunshine!  This chic contemporary resort features everything you need for a relaxing getaway, and many guests find that they never need to leave the resort.  Guests rave about its culinary offerings which include its flagship fine dining French restaurant, Lumiere, and six other options including Italian, Asian, seafood, pizza, and Lebanese mezze.  But every review for Le Blanc Los Cabos includes a mention of the unforgettable service of its staff from concierge to butlers and pool attendants.  TripAdvisor has awarded it a “Best of the Best” rating for 2021.

Choose from 5 bars, including two swim-ups.  The resort’s pool complex is stunning, with two hot tubs, an infinity pool overlooking the private beach, and more.  One thing to note: the surf here is too strong for swimming on this section of the coast between San Jose del Cabo and Cabo San Lucas. But there are sun loungers and beachside service.

Sleek, modern rooms at Le Blanc have ocean or pool views plus balconies.  Rooms feature plush linens, designer decor, and a pedestal tub and private bath with rain shower .  There are also signature in-room inclusions, such as welcome bottles of tequila and wine, BVLGARI bath amenities, brand-name liquor options, aromatherapy and much more.  Rooms accommodate 2-4 guests in comfort and privacy, including a 2-bedroom presidential suite.

While you are staying at the resort, you also have complimentary access to the hydrotherapy circuit at the spa. A state of the art fitness center offers classes including yoga, Pilates, and spinning.  Additional spa services are of course available.  Nightly entertainment is generally low-key, in keeping with the quiet luxury of the setting.

Plan your escape at Le Blanc Spa Resort Los Cabos with:

  • Six gourmet restaurants, several bars including two swim-ups, and 24-hour room service
  • Indulgent spa, with free access to the hydrotherapy area
  • State of the art fitness center including classes
  • Stunning sunset views
  • Wedding and honeymoon packages available; a complimentary packages are available with a 4-night stay (see details)
  • Unparalleled luxury, service, and pampering
  • Awarded a TripAdvisor “Best of the Best” Traveler’s Choice Award for 2021

Le Blanc Spa Resort Los Cabos is perfect for: destination weddings, honeymoons, birthdays, romantic escapes, foodies, and travelers who want the ultimate in luxury and service.

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Marquis Los Cabos $$$ | All-Inclusive Cabo Adults Only

Marquis Los Cabos - best all inclusive resorts cabo adults only

Marquis Los Cabos All-Inclusive Resort & Spa is an adults-only, luxury beachfront resort offering all a privileged location on the scenic Baja Peninsula. At Marquis Los Cabos, guests enjoy suites with world-class amenities, in-suite dining, daytime beach and land activities, nightly entertainment, and gourmet dining at five restaurants. The property also offers room service from 7AM to 11 PM, as well as poolside and beachside food and drink service.

Guestrooms at Marquis Los Cabos include 203 Deluxe Suites, 26 one-bedroom Casitas each with a private plunge pool, 5 Master Suites offering a plunge pool and a deluxe two-bedroom Presidential Suite with an expansive private balcony. All suites feature stunning views of the Sea of Cortes and a terrace or balcony.  In-room amenities include a complimentary mini-bar and Nespresso machine, plasma television, and L’Occitane toiletries. King or double beds are available.

The on-property Spa Marquis features a holistic-inspired, full-service spa menu.  Resort activities include aerobics, tequila tastings, cooking classes, dance lessons, a state-of-the-art fitness center, nightly activities and a weekly theme party.

Indulge at Marquis Los Cabos with:

  • Five restaurants, room service, poolside and beachside service, and “wake up” coffee delivery
  • Casitas and Deluxe suites with plunge pools
  • Full-service spa and state-of-the-art fitness center
  • Sunset and sunrise pools and a three-tier central pool as well as a private beach
  • Extensive collection of Latin American original artwork and sculptures on display throughout the resort
  • Possibly the most spectacular lobby design ever (see photo above and go check in person for yourself to be sure)
  • Awarded a TripAdvisor “Best of the Best” Traveler’s Choice Award for 2021

Marquis Los Cabos is perfect for: travelers who want a stunning modern setting and an effortless escape.

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Packing List for Mexico From Cabo to Cancun + Outfits Inspo!

Grab these packing tips for museum hopping in Mexico City, relaxing on beaches, or climbing ruins and swimming in cenotes. From Cabo to Cancun and everywhere in between, this ultimate packing list for Mexico will have you covered!

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