There is clearly no crowded tourist destination anywhere in the wider region of Cancun on the Caribbean coast of Mexico. Since the beginning of the pandemic, thanks to loose travel restrictions, Cancun has been growing at an accelerating pace, with tourist numbers outpacing pre-pandemic levels and more and more airlines adding routes to its airport.
As the demand for all-inclusive resorts continues, Cancun has seen a wave of new hotels and property shifts alike. To help with travel planning, we’ve curated five of the “hottest” all-inclusive resorts in Cancun right now, a mix of brand-new resorts and reimagined properties that all represent the best that Cancun has to offer.
Here are our top picks among the newest all-inclusive resorts in Cancun.
Royal Uno You may be familiar with the Grand Residences Riviera Cancun, the popular resort near Puerto Morelos that has long been one of the leading places to stay in the entire Caribbean. Royal Resorts, the parent company of this resort, recently unveiled its new flagship resort, Royal Uno All-Inclusive Resort, a resort that blends Royal’s class-leading, family-friendly offerings with a refined, elegant new look.
The Royal Uno has a total of 540 rooms, with a focus on what Royal Resorts calls a focus on “Authentic Cancun.” That means great Mexican food and great international cuisine in five different restaurants, a relaxed, beachy atmosphere, and world-class service.
Hilton Cancun All Inclusive Hilton has made a huge boost in the past few years in the all-inclusive space, and the Mexican Caribbean is the center of that effort. So what do we have at this resort? There are 714 rooms, 12 dining ideas, and nearly 70,000 square feet of conference space, a fitness center, and spa.
It’s all located in a Mexican Mexican building on 100 acres of mangroves, with two infinity pools, a great fitness center, and even daily entertainment. Be sure to save a table at Maxal, the resort’s Mexican restaurant, from delicious aguaschel to a taco ride through Mexico.
Garza Blanca Resort & Spa TAFER held its grand opening of Garza Blanca in Cancun earlier this year, which is very different from most other resort properties in the area, especially when it comes to design. Garza Blanca is a condominium-style all-inclusive hotel, with extra-large accommodations that include one-, two- and three-bedroom suites and a pool, all with private balconies.
For larger groups, there are also five,300-square-foot four-bedroom penthouse suites that can sleep up to 12 guests. The resort’s culinary offerings are strong, with four gourmet restaurants and even a “gourmet food court.” For pool enthusiasts, Garza Blanca has something to suit everyone: a kids’ pool, an adults-only pool, a main pool with a clear acrylic wall (yes, the pictures are amazing) and an adults-only rooftop infinity pool.
Dreams Vista Cancun Golf & Spa Resort Apple Leisure Group and AMR Collection’s newest stunning resort opened in Cancun in mid-2020, with 416 rooms in Cancun’s Puerta del Mar community. Amenities are vast here: three heated pools docked with an oceanfront infinity pool, a wine cellar, a spa by Pavonia and nice touches like an on-site ice cream parlour.
For golfers, the main focus is access to Puerto Cancun’s stunning 18-hole golf course designed by Tom Weskov, one of the best in Mexico.
Puerto Cancun itself is a great amenity with a marina, IMAX theater and great shopping in what is becoming a new type of mixed-use destination in Cancun.
Wyndham Ultra Cancun Another major brand that is placing a big bet on an all-inclusive? Wyndham, which at the end of last year launched its new brand Wyndham Ultra in the Caribbean. Alltra is an acronym for All-Inclusive Travel for All, which is the company’s philosophy of “providing exceptional experiences for the everyday traveler”.
The first Wyndham Ultra hotels opened in the Mexican Caribbean, one in Playa del Carmen and the other this 458-room resort in the Cancun Hotel District. Wyndham says her research shows travelers are looking for five essential vacation experiences: all-inclusive, beach access, quality hangouts, local culture and excursions/activities. That’s the focus at Wyndham Ultra Cancun, a family-friendly resort that also stands out for its wide options for kids: think waterslides, kids’ club, and plenty of activities.