5 Luxury All-Inclusive Resorts that Wow

Not just the worry-free pay-all-at-once travel choice, today’s new crop of all-inclusives goes beyond swim-up bars to truly bespoke stays.

The Casitas at the El Dorado Riviera Maya.

The Casitas at the El Dorado Riviera Maya.

EL DORADO ROYALE | RIVIERA MAYA, MEXICO

The Scoop: The stretch of private sandy, white beach sets the perfect stage for a no-kids-allowed, upscale resort. Beach butlers, champagne at your beck and call and a heightened food experience (there’s no typical, stale all-inclusive buffets here) are all aspects that take this 639-room resort above most in the all-inclusive hotspot of Mexico.

The Difference Maker: Did you ever think 80 minutes could change your life? Trust us, after a Kukulcan Massage at the resort’s NAAY spa you will. A combo of Mexican herbal therapy using protein-rich guajes seeds plus reflexology, shiatsu and Swedish techniques is the ideal mix to get to bliss. Take it to the next level with a couples treatment by moonlight in a private cabana.

Day Tripper: Strap on your hiking shoes, because wandering around the ruins of one of the New Seven Wonders of the World, Chichén Itzá, is one of your best off-resort bets. The three-hour drive is worth it to see 1,000 years’ worth of Mayan history. Go early and on a private tour to beat the crowds, then stop at one of the many cenotes or underwater caves for a much-needed refresher.

Visit eldoradoroyaleresort.com to learn more.