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Top 25 All-Inclusive Resorts Worldwide, According to Guests in 2023

Welcome to our exclusive list of the world’s 25 top-rated all-inclusive resort destinations. Our analysis of over 2,000 all-inclusive resorts worldwide reveals the finest vacation havens that captivate travel aficionados and guests.

We undertook a detailed two-part investigation, including a statistical and a qualitative review sentiment analysis, to rank and identify the most cherished experiences and top-praised amenities that set these resorts apart. Our findings also reveal the common critiques guests have about these vacation paradises.

Join us on this luxurious journey as we showcase the unmatched offerings of these elite vacation spots.

These jump links breakdown everything you will learn on this page:

Categories: Top All-Inclusive Resorts by Type
Understanding All-Inclusives: Definition & Features
The Elite 25: Best All-Inclusive Resorts Globally
Visual Guide: Interactive Map & Table of Top Resorts
Research Process: Our Methodology & Approach

Categories: Top All-Inclusive Resorts by Type

Best Overall: Excellence Playa Mujeres, Mexico
Best Adults Only: Secrets Maroma Beach Riviera Cancun, Mexico
Best Luxury: Secrets Cap Cana Resort & Spa, Dominican Republic
Best Family-Friendly: Moon Palace The Grand – Cancun, Mexico
Best Adventure/Sport: Voyage Belek Golf & Spa, Turkey
Best Couples: Paradisus Palma Real Golf & Spa Resort, Dominican Republic
Best Wellness: Akumal Bay Beach & Wellness Resort, Mexico

Understanding All-Inclusives: Definition & Features

What is an All-Inclusive Resort? Also sometimes called a resort with “everything included,” or referenced by the ellipsis “all-inclusive(s),” these destinations try to offer everything you might want on a vacation, typically in one complex. You will find a range of onsite amenities at each resort. According to the EHL Hospitality Business School in Switzerland, most all-inclusive resorts are like full-service resorts, including multiple onsite restaurants, exercise spaces, spas and meeting places and are frequently luxurious properties. All-inclusives bundle everything into one “package” or bill.

What Does All-Inclusive Mean? According to EHL, the main difference between full-service and all-inclusive resorts is how you pay for them. With an all-inclusive resort package, your room, unlimited food and most drinks, services, amenities, gratuities and all the extras are bundled together in one bill instead of separate bills for all the amenities, experiences, activities, meals, spas and more. One of the main benefits of selecting an all-inclusive package is knowing what you will spend at the resort without being surprised by all the added-up charges during your stay.

What Countries Have All-Inclusives? We found a total of 2,163 all-inclusive resorts across 77 countries worldwide. Egypt tops the list with 265 resorts, followed by Mexico with 237, Turkey with 215, Spain with 103, and Greece with 86. Our analysis shows that Mexico has the most top-rated all-inclusive resorts worldwide, with 15 on our top 25 list. Turkey has two best globally. The Dominican Republic, on the other hand, may only rank #18 for the most all-inclusive resorts globally, but it has eight of the world’s best ones.

The Elite 25: Best All-Inclusive Resorts Globally

We used two types of analysis to evaluate all-inclusive resorts: a statistical analysis and a qualitative review sentiment analysis. The statistical analysis counts and rates customer reviews from Tripadvisor to calculate a Customer Review Score. On the other hand, the qualitative review sentiment analysis extracts customer feelings, emotions, and nuanced points of view from reviews with the highest Customer Review Scores through natural language processing. Together, these analyses provide a comprehensive understanding of customer satisfaction and a holistic evaluation of the highest-rated resorts worldwide.

Visual Guide: Interactive Map & Table of Top Resorts

Table showcasing the 'Top-Rated All-Inclusive Resorts'. It lists the rank, resort name, score, and location for each. The top three resorts are: Excellence Playa Mujeres in Cancun, Mexico with a score of 5. Secrets Maroma Beach Riviera Cancun in Playa del Carmen, Mexico with a score of 5. Secrets Cap Cana Resort & Spa in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic with a score of 4.9. The table continues to list resorts ranked from 4 to 10, with scores ranging from 4.7 to 4.9, located in destinations such as Belek, Turkey and Cancun, Mexico. The image is branded with the 'Trips to Discover' logo at the bottom.
Top 10 All-Inclusive Resorts as rated by ‘Trips to Discover,’ featuring destinations from Cancun, Mexico to Belek, Turkey.

Research Process: Our Methodology & Approach

Independent: We conduct our research independently to recommend the best destinations using data analysis. Our top recommendations are based solely on data extraction and a ranking formula. Our research is editorially independent, but we may earn a commission for any purchases made through links on this page.

Data Source: We conducted a comprehensive search for all-inclusive resorts worldwide, one country at a time, by using the property type filter on Tripadvisor and selecting only all-inclusive resorts. Out of the 195 countries globally, we found that 77 countries have all-inclusive resorts for 2,163 all-inclusive resorts worldwide. We sought to see which resorts are statistically objectively the favorites among those who stay there.

Data Extraction: We used Web Scraper, a data extraction tool, to extract review data for the 2,163 all-inclusive resorts on Tripadvisor. We pulled all review data between 9/18/23 and 9/19/23.

Statistical Analysis: We based these rankings on an analysis of the 2,163 resorts. Our team has developed a unique algorithm to rank hospitality establishments called the Customer Review Score. The score considers the number of Tripadvisor reviews and the average review score for each location. The more reviews a resort has, the higher it will typically rank. However, to avoid over-emphasizing the impact of wildly high review counts, the algorithm utilizes an exponential function, giving diminishing returns for higher review counts. The algorithm thus balances review frequency with review quality. The final scores are presented on a 5-point scale.

Qualitative Review Sentiment Analysis: We take customer reviews seriously at Trips to Discover. To gather the most recent 100 customer reviews for each resort from Tripadvisor, we used Outscrapper, a reliable data-scrapping tool. We used ChatGPT Advanced Data Analysis for qualitative review sentiment analysis, which knows how to write and execute Python code and can work with file uploads. Qualitative sentiment analysis is a method that uses machine learning, statistics, and natural language processing (NLP) to understand the underlying parts of guest emotions on a macro scale.

Human Authored: Our qualitative analysis focused on different perspectives, including what distinguishes the location for customers, shared perceived advantages and disadvantages for patrons, and crucial decision-making factors for those who choose to stay there. To ensure accuracy, we meticulously cross-checked the sentiment analysis output against the raw review data. We wrote each resort’s final customer review summaries (the “what guests are saying” section) based on the information from the fact-checked AI-generated qualitative review sentiment analysis.

Replicability: All the data used for this project is publicly available for study replication. The 2,163 resorts used in this analysis are on Tripadvisor with the latest customer reviews, where you can identify review scores, counts and more!

Data: You can download the data behind our research here in Google Sheets. It includes all 2163 resorts used in the analysis with direct links to their Tripadvisor pages. You will also find all the review tallies, ratings and Customer Review Scores for these resorts. This workbook also contains all 2,500 resort review samples used for our sentiment analysis in that book. We have removed all proprietary calculations from the books. You can view the raw qualitative sentiment analysis outputs based on these 2,500 reviews here in Google Docs; however, We are choosing to withhold the valuable and meticulously crafted prompts used to create these analyses. Please feel free to use or share this data with whoever may find this helpful — we ask that your purposes be noncommercial and that you link back to this page so its contributors can receive proper credit for their work.

Contact: The ranking algorithm is proprietary, but if you want to build a similar project or have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact [email protected], and he can walk you through the process.

1. Excellence Playa Mujeres, Mexico Excellence Playa Mujeres, Mexico
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1. Excellence Playa Mujeres, Mexico

The beachfront Excellence Playa Mujeres resort is the jewel of Cancun. It offers a peaceful, adult-only, luxury environment where you can indulge in sophisticated cuisine, luxurious suites and breathtaking views. With accolades from Forbes and Condé Nast, it’s no wonder it’s considered the best all-inclusive resort in Mexico and a top resort in East Mexico. Our statistical analysis shows that it’s the highest-rated all-inclusive resort in the world, with a perfect Customer Review Score of 5 out of 5 — this is a remarkable achievement, especially compared to a competitive field of 2,163 all-inclusive destinations worldwide.

What Guests Are Saying: Diving into the qualitative review sentiment analysis, we find all the reasons why Excellence Playa Mujeres is the best all-inclusive resort in the world. Guests laude the immaculately kept spacious rooms with sweeping pool and ocean views. Many reviewers boast of their repeat visits to the resort, with each visit always meeting expectations. The service is described as impeccable and extraordinary, ensuring each guest is always taken care of. Isolated critiques exist for Excellence Playa Mujeres; however, we can draw no common thread from the scant occurrences.

Key Amenities:

  • Highest-rated overall all-inclusive, worldwide resort

  • Seven pools, including a lazy river, heated and private pools

  • Diverse dining options with a swim-up bar and evening entertainment​

2. Secrets Maroma Beach Riviera Cancun, Mexico Secrets Maroma Beach Riviera Cancun, Mexico
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2. Secrets Maroma Beach Riviera Cancun, Mexico

Escape to unlimited luxury at Secrets Maroma Beach Riviera Cancun, an enchanting adults-only retreat designed for sophisticated travelers seeking tranquility and indulgence in the heart of Riviera Maya. AAA awards this luxurious resort the prestigious AAA Five Diamond title. It has been named the Tripadvisor Travelers’ Choice Best of the Best 2023. After a thorough statistical analysis, we rank it the second-best all-inclusive resort in the world, boasting an impressive customer review score of 4.95 out of 5.

What Guests Are Saying: According to our sentiment analysis, the most praised aspects of Secrets Maroma Beach include the food, atmosphere and the pool bar experience. Multiple recent reviewers expressed that the food at this resort is the best they have ever had. The overall pool experience is made perfect with a swim-up bar. Guests frequently shower the nightly entertainment with praise in their reviews. Combined with the reported exceptional staff and non-stop option of activities, it’s no wonder that guests at Secrets Maroma Beach rave and highlight an intangible aspect of the resort — its atmosphere. Some reviewers report isolated disappointment with the resort, usually surrounding the check-in process. Nevertheless, these critiques are too infrequent to deduce a pattern.

Key Amenities:

  • Highest-rated adults-only, all-inclusive, worldwide resort

  • Spa facilities, including couples massages and facials

  • Top-noche restaurants like the Seaside Grill, World Café El Patio

3. Secrets Cap Cana Resort & Spa, Dominican Republic Secrets Cap Cana Resort & Spa, Dominican Republic
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3. Secrets Cap Cana Resort & Spa, Dominican Republic

Experience the ultimate luxury at the exquisite Secrets Cap Cana Resort & Spa, an adults-only oasis on the stunningly beautiful Juanillo Beach. Another AAA Five Diamond recipient, this resort also aligns with the Global Sustainable Tourism Criteria, achieving significant sustainability milestones and earning the Preferred by Nature™ mark. Underpinning these prestigious accolades, our statistical analysis of nearly 20,000 Tripadvisor reviews reveals an impressive 4.94 out of 5 Customer Review Score for the resort. 

What Guests Are Saying: Our qualitative sentiment analysis of the last 100 guest reviews for Secrets Cap Cana reveals effusive praise, with most describing their visit as “beautiful,” “wonderful,” and “perfect.” A travel agent who stayed recently described the resort as the most beautiful they have ever seen. The staff at Secrets Cap Cana is exceedingly exalted for their attentive service and eagerness to go above and beyond to make their guests feel special. Some minor detractions, like Hurricanes, were reported, but most were out of the resort’s hands.

Key Amenities:

  • Highest-rated luxury all-inclusive resort worldwide

  • Tranquil Juanillo Beach beachfront 

  • Caribbean-style architecture and setting

4. Voyage Belek Golf & Spa, Turkey Voyage Belek Golf & Spa, Turkey
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4. Voyage Belek Golf & Spa, Turkey

The Voyage Belek Golf & Spa Resort is a family-friendly and sports retreat in the picturesque Belek, Turkey, offering a seamless blend of relaxation and adventure. The resort has earned the holy grail of sustainable tourism certificates from the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC), demonstrating its commitment to environmentally sustainable tourism. Despite this, the resort upholds impeccable hospitality. Our statistical analysis shows Voyage Belek has an impressive Customer Review Score of 4.75 out of 5, with nearly 13,000 reviews.

What Guests Are Saying: According to our qualitative sentiment analysis, the prime decision-making factors for guests’ decisions to stay at Voyage Belek lie in the quality of food, room and service. Guests hold incredibly high praise for the Patisserie, a specialty restaurant at the resort. The 24-hour restaurant, Cuisine 24 also received plenty of positive feedback. Visitors appreciate the rooms’ cleanliness and highlight the resort’s personal assistant system. A few reviewers highlight fundamental critiques, primarily that the resort doesn’t always meet guest expectations, including formality, cultural sensitivity and attention to detail.

Key Amenities:

  • Highest-rated adventure/sport all-inclusive resort in the world

  • Expansive golf course and relaxing spa facilities

  • Various pools, beach access and water sports activities

5. Moon Palace The Grand - Cancun, Mexico Moon Palace The Grand - Cancun, Mexico
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5. Moon Palace The Grand - Cancun, Mexico

Escape to luxurious accommodations, refreshing pools, unlimited premium drinks, and gourmet dining at the family-friendly Moon Palace, The Grand-Cancun in Riviera Maya. The resort has been awarded a AAA Four Diamond designation for its upscale style, top-notch amenities, and exceptional service. With a 4.74 out of 5 customer review score based on over 12,000 reviews, this all-inclusive resort is dedicated to its guests.

What Guests Are Saying: The qualitative sentiment analysis showcases a memorable, well-rounded experience, primarily due to the resort’s variety of amenities and offerings. The Moon Palace The Grand staff also receives positive feedback, particularly for being efficient and attentive. The critical reviews in our analysis center around the check-in and check-out process or perceived notions of lack of cleanliness. Nevertheless, most guests praise the spacious and clean guest rooms.

Key Amenities:

  • Highest-rated family-friendly all-inclusive resort worldwide

  • Double whirlpool tubs, snorkeling and expansive pools

  • Immersive cultural dining experience and Mayan cultural tours

6. Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana, Dominican Republic Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
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6. Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

We rank the Hard Rock all-inclusive resort in Punta Cana the second highest in the Dominican Republic and sixth in the world. AAA recognizes this family-friendly and sports resort destination as a Four Diamond property. It has also won the Global Gaming Award for Property of the Year in Latin America due to its casino, which provides extraordinary customer experience. With a Customer Review Score of 4.72 out of 5, the Hard Rock resort in Punta Cana is on par with our top five all-inclusive resorts.

What Guests Are Saying: According to our qualitative sentiment review analysis, the Macao Beach at Hard Rock Punta Cana is one of the primary decision-making factors for guests to pick this resort. Many of the recent 100 guest reviews take time to express their amazement at the pristine condition of the beach. While noted as only decent most of the time, reviewers sometimes described the entertainment as unpleasant. However, reviewers consistently praise the resort’s food, describing it as varied, fresh and high-quality.

Key Amenities:

  • Expansive pools, Macao Beach access and water activities

  • The largest Casino in the Dominican Republic

  • The luxurious Rock Spa

7. Moon Palace Cancun, Mexico Moon Palace Cancun, Mexico
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7. Moon Palace Cancun, Mexico

Back to the Moon Palace? The Moon Palace has two resorts, with The Moon Palace The Grand being the more expensive option. You will need to decide if the extra cost is worth it for you. Our analysis ranks The Grand higher, but this Moon Palace resort has a Customer Review Score of 4.72 out of 5, which is only .01 lower than The Grand. We categorize both as luxury, family-friendly destinations, so either way, you’re in the beautiful Riviera Maya, so you can’t go wrong!

What Guests Are Saying: Analyzing the last 100 reviews on Tripadvisor for Moon Palace Cancun materializes abundant customer satisfaction. Guests highlight every aspect of the resort as a decision-making factor, including quality of staff and service, food, rooms, entertainment, pools, beach and more. The team at Moon Palace is the resort’s keystone — critics extol their dedication, professionalism and attention to detail while maintaining kindness and friendliness. Some reviewers report isolated disappointment with the resort, usually surrounding food quality. Nevertheless, these critiques are too infrequent to deduce a pattern.

Key Amenities:

  • Various pools, FlowRider surf simulator 

  • Golf course and the Awe-Spa

  • Highly rated dining like Los Caporales and La Gondola

8. Majestic Elegance Punta Cana, Dominican Republic Majestic Elegance Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
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8. Majestic Elegance Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

The Majestic Elegance in Punta Cana epitomizes the sophisticated Caribbean vacation. It’s a well-rounded, luxury destination, great for families, couples and groups due to its various accommodations, from relaxing spa experiences to electric Caribbean rhythm shows. The Elegance Club is an 18+ section, making this a getaway for anyone! The Majestic Elegance boasts an impressive 4.67 out of 5 Customer Review Score, a testament to its exceptional service and quality, gathered from almost 25,000 reviews.

What Guests Are Saying: Our qualitative analysis shows why Majestic Elegance Punta Cana scored the eighth-best all-inclusive resort globally. A plethora of reviewers hold special praise for the guest rooms, lauding their astounding comfort, cleanliness and luxuriousness. Guests frequently describe the entire resort as beautiful and ambient. A few criticisms exist, mostly around perceived notions of staff rudeness, but the abundant effusive praise for the excellent service with great attention to detail drowns out these rare criticisms.

Key Amenities:

  • Suites with private jacuzzis

  • Expansive options like nine pools, 16 bars and seven restaurants

  • Multiple dining options and vibrant nightlife

9. Excellence Riviera Cancun, Mexico Excellence Riviera Cancun, Mexico
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9. Excellence Riviera Cancun, Mexico

This high-end hacienda-inspired all-inclusive resort on the Riviera Maya holds multiple awards for its signature all-suite, luxury, adults-only relaxing escape. U.S. News called it the Best All-Inclusive Resort in Mexico in 2022. Tripadvisor places the resort as #15 best in the world and #5 in Mexico. We give the resort an impressive 4.67 out of 5 Customer Review Score, distilled from a pool of nearly 25,000 reviews, embodying the universal adoration for Excellence Riviera. According to our analysis, we also place the resort as #5 best in Mexico but #9 best worldwide!

What Guests Are Saying: It’s clear from the reviews that Excellence Riviera Cancun boasts one of the best beaches in the 100-mile stretch of the Riviera Maya. What makes this beach and the entire resort such a particularly luring place for guests is the sheer volume of things to do, such as volleyball, blackjack, pool games, beach games, yoga, bingo, CrossFit, dance lessons, live music, tennis, pickleball, archery, rifle shooting, and bike tours. The only critiques were that the location lacked more top-shelf liquor and occasional descriptions of mediocrity regarding the food. Still, the food quality consistently receives high accolades from most guests.

Key Amenities:

  • Six pools, including an adult pool, heated pool and outdoor pool

  • Wellness facilities, including a fitness center, spa and various massage treatments

  • Diverse dining options with a range of restaurants, bars and diet-specific menus

10. Maxx Royal Belek Golf Resort, Turkey Maxx Royal Belek Golf Resort, Turkey
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10. Maxx Royal Belek Golf Resort, Turkey

The Maxx Royal Belek in Turkey is a family-friendly and adventure resort where you will want to book an extended stay. Stay in the Owner or Presidential Villas for a week or more, and the resort will whisk you away from the airport to the resort in your exclusive complimentary helicopter transfer. Both villas are two-story 630 m2 spaces surrounded by trees with private pools, terraces, jacuzzis, Turkish baths, saunas, spacious bedrooms, and sweeping balcony views. Even with a comparatively slender tally of just 11,000 Tripadvisor reviews, Maxx Royal Belek has a formidable Customer Review Score of 4.66 out of 5 in our analysis through its sheer volume of perfect reviews.

What Guests Are Saying: The most frequently used words to describe Maxx Royal Belek include “perfect” and “amazing,” with near identical sentiments of “best resort I’ve ever stayed at” echoed throughout our qualitative sentiment review analysis. The overall ambiance and architecture of the resort spellbind guests. The resort’s particular position on the Mediterranean is particularly enticing for returning guests. The only criticism frequent enough to mention is that of potential language barrier issues that sometimes make monolinguistic guests feel unable to socialize.

Key Amenities:

  • Eight a la carte restaurants, a children’s restaurant, a patisserie and a chocolatier 

  • The Tangerine Beach Club with bar service and parties at night

  • Dedicated kids area, Maxxi Land, for kids ages 1-12

11. Sandos Playacar, Mexico Sandos Playacar, Mexico
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11. Sandos Playacar, Mexico

The all-inclusive package at Sandos Playacar in Playa del Carmen includes unlimited food and beverages (except certain wines/liquors), snorkeling, diving lessons, the kids club, gym access and nightly shows. It’s a family-friendly and adventure resort with an adults-only section, the Select Club, which grants access to even more amenities, such as an oceanfront pool, private beach access and VIP bars. Per our statistical analysis, it stands next to the top ten worldwide resorts with a sterling Customer Review Score of 4.66 out of 5. 

What Guests Are Saying: The sentiment analysis backs the statistical findings; most reviewers highly regard Sandos Playacar, particularly emphasizing the quality of service and staff. Several reviewers described their stay as “beautiful” and “amazing,” with “great” being the most common adjective. The analysis revealed detracting sensations, such as general confusion about the resort layout and occasional frustrations about the shuttle service. While some guests found the food generic, most gave it commendable mentions.

Key Amenities:

  • Top-class dining with variety like the Cupcake Cafe, Le Gourmet and Il Piemonte 

  • Highly praised bars like Avenue Bar

  • Equally lauded family and adult sections of the resort

12. Majestic Colonial Punta Cana, Dominican Republic Majestic Colonial Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
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12. Majestic Colonial Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

Stay at the newly renovated, laid-back beachfront, all-inclusive Majestic Colonial resort just 30 minutes north of the heart of Punta Cana. It’s the ideal destination for a family vacation with tennis courts, pickleball courts, golf, windsurfing, Hobie-cats, snorkeling equipment, kayaks, and boogie boards, not to mention Wi-Fi throughout the entire complex. It’s also an ideal adults-only destination with that section of the resort called the Colonial Club. The resort shines in customer approval, holding a remarkable review score of 4.66 out of 5 in our statistical analysis, demonstrating its leading stature in the hospitality industry.

What Guests Are Saying: According to our sentiment analysis, Majestic Colonial Punta Cana radiates hospitality prowess, captivating guests with top-tier service. Guests frequently mention the resort’s relaxed ambiance, sublime layout and unforgettable rooms as why it was “wonderful” and “excellent.” The analysis particularly spotlights the allure of the resort’s culinary aptitude, earning consistent praise from its many guests. While guests occasionally encounter single-incident issues, none are so frequent as to create a theme, except for a few reviews complaining that the wine menu is limited.

Key Amenities:

  • 18+ Colonial Club Suites with Ocean Views

  • Tennis court, pickleball court, golf, fitness gymnasium and sports bar

  • Massive 400-meter pool with dedicated family areas

13. Hilton Playa del Carmen, Mexico Hilton Playa del Carmen, Mexico
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13. Hilton Playa del Carmen, Mexico

At the Hilton adults-only, luxury all-inclusive resort in Playa del Carmen, enjoy many dining options across 14 restaurants and bars, relax in two outdoor pools or the wellness spa, and engage in daily activities or nightly entertainment — all set right on the Caribbean beach. The all-inclusive package includes unlimited dining at seven restaurants and endless drinks in seven lounges! Our statistical analysis of 23,000 Tripadvisor reviews reveals an impressive score of 4.65 out of 5 for the resort. 

What Guests Are Saying: Backing the statistical analysis, the qualitative sentiment analysis of Hilton Playa del Carmen’s last 100 reviews showcases an abundance of near identical sentiments, “best resort experience of my life.” This sentiment, genuinely befitting of one of the world’s top all-inclusive resorts, is further underlined by the resort’s consistency in providing great experiences. Nearly every review praises the rooms, food, activities and overall resort experience. While many reviewers appreciate the staff, unsatisfactory experiences surrounding behavior crop up enough to warrant mentioning. 

Key Amenities:

  • The SPAzul features a Temazcal stone steam bath and couples treatments

  • Off Fifth Ave with designer boutiques, handcrafted goods, vibrant bars and entertainment

  • Overlooking the palm-strewn beach of the Caribbean Sea

14. Paradisus Palma Real Golf & Spa Resort, Dominican Republic Paradisus Palma Real Golf & Spa Resort, Dominican Republic
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14. Paradisus Palma Real Golf & Spa Resort, Dominican Republic

According to our analysis, Playa Bavaro, where the Caribbean Sea meets the Atlantic Ocean, lies the best all-inclusive luxury couples resort in the world — Paradisus Palma Real. The exclusive Royal Service package boasts luxury suites with an in-room Jacuzzi, a personal butler, preferential restaurant reservations, a private Royal Service beach, access to Royal Service-exclusive restaurants, plus much more. With over 23,000 reviews, Paradisus Palma Real proudly flaunts an exceptional 4.65 out of 5 Customer Review Score in our statistical analysis. 

What Guests Are Saying: A parade of euphoric reviewers is proof of Paradisus Palma Real’s rank as the #14 best all-inclusive resort in the world. The rooms at the resort, in particular, get a lot of positive feedback, especially for their comfort, luxuriousness and high level of accommodations. Guests highly praise the staff, food and overall experience and frequently describe it as unforgettable. Some guests mention occasional service hiccups, though these seem to be outliers. A few reviewers cite concerns about certain services’ pricing and perceived value. Nevertheless, the overall customer experience is excellent, according to the analysis.

Key Amenities:

  • Highest-rated all-inclusive couples resort in the world

  • Adults-only premium VIP service called “The Reserve”

  • Immersive yoga with sublime ocean views

15. Pueblo Bonito Sunset Beach Golf And Spa Resort, Mexico Pueblo Bonito Sunset Beach Golf And Spa Resort, Mexico
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15. Pueblo Bonito Sunset Beach Golf And Spa Resort, Mexico

As far south on the Baja peninsula as possible sits the Sunset Beach Resort in Cabo San Lucas overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Travel + Leisure says it’s one of the best resort designs in the world; USA Today called it one of the most romantic resorts in Mexico. Our data says it’s the second-best all-inclusive couples resort in the world and a great family-friendly destination. Our analysis shows Sunset Beach is #8 best in Mexico and #15 worldwide! It hosts a stellar 4.64 out of 5 Customer Review Score accumulated through over 22,000 customer reviews. 

What Guests Are Saying: A qualitative review sentiment analysis reinforces its honors as reviewers flood Sunset Beach with accolades, particularly for the resort setting and layout. The views and surroundings are highlighted as “breathtaking,” while the resort’s seclusion and tranquil setting, along with an easy-to-navigate design, are described as “relaxing” and “memorable.” However, a few reviewers describe the remoteness as a double-edged sword, requiring longer trips out in exchange for tranquility at the resort.

Key Amenities:

  • Six pools, including a two-tiered Sky Pool with sweeping panoramic views

  • Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course right on the Pacific

  • Value-packed all-inclusive packages

16. Excellence Punta Cana, Dominican Republic Excellence Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
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16. Excellence Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

According to our analysis, Excellence in Punta Cana ranks as the #6 best all-inclusive resort in the Dominican Republic and 16th best internationally. It’s an adult-only tropical sanctuary that positions itself as great for couples and the ideal wedding destination. The resort features multiple customizable wedding packages that are as robust and inclusive as reasonably priced! With an impressive 4.63 out of 5 Customer Review Score based on over 21,000 reviews, the establishment leaves no doubt about its ability to satisfy all its guests.

What Guests Are Saying: Examining the sentiment analysis, reviewers often touch upon the rooms’ luxury, comfort and cleanliness. The private pools and jacuzzis are of particular highlight. The resort’s layout, from its landscaping to the beach access, creates an ambiance that strikes a chord with many guest reviewers who frequently use terms like “paradise,” “dreamy,” and “idyllic” to describe it. Some guests felt that certain activities offered at the resort were overpriced, but most guests describe the spa experiences and beachfront dinners as unforgettable.

Key Amenities:

  • Water activities include snorkeling, deep-sea fishing, scuba diving and beach volleyball

  • Tailored honeymoon and anniversary packages

  • Expansive suites with high-end amenities, nestled alongside golden sand beaches

17. Ocean Coral & Turquesa, Mexico Ocean Coral & Turquesa, Mexico
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17. Ocean Coral & Turquesa, Mexico

Located in the charming beachfront port town of Puerto Morelos, the Ocean Coral & Turquesa all-inclusive, family-friendly, luxury resort is well known for its exclusive suits and themed restaurants. Experts and customers laud gourmet experiences like the romantic Blue Moon restaurant or authentic Hacienda Los Girasoles. Commanding a rounded-up Customer Review Score of 4.63 out of 5, Ocean Coral emerges on par with the top 10 resorts on our list; it’s a close and competitive field.

What Guests Are Saying: Looking at the last 100 reviews on Tripadvisor for Ocean Coral materializes a compelling narrative of praise. Hailed for its beachfront location and high-quality food that is as diverse in taste as consistent in flavor. Guests love the variety of resort activities with offerings during the day, like beach activities and at night with evening shows. While guests often describe the beachfront location as “breathtaking,” some have noted the resort is starting to show signs of wear.

Key Amenities:

  •  All-inclusive dining experience for any meal at any of their restaurants

  • Privilege services, including personal concierge 

  • Children’s club with swimming pool and babysitting services

18. Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya, Mexico Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya, Mexico
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18. Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya, Mexico

Along the Riviera Maya, the Hard Rock Hotel sits inside the massive, sprawling Mayakoba Complex, which hosts multiple resorts. The complex is only 5 km from the ruins of Chac-hal-al and has an exclusive saltwater snorkeling area teaming with marine life​. The resort itself imbues the classic Hard Rock style with both a family-friendly and adults-only section, and its location is perfect for reaching off-resort activities like ATV jungle tours or tours through the naturally-formed crystal museum that is Río Secreto. The Hard Rock in Riviera Maya boasts an impressive 4.61 out of 5 Customer Review Score, a testament to its superior hospitality and quality, gathered from over 20,000 reviews!

What Guests Are Saying: Through sentiment analysis, we delve deeper into the praised features of Hard Rock Riviera Maya. Based on a sample of the 100 most recent online reviews, the resort’s entertainment prowess is what reviewers cite as its primary strength. Live music-centric, themed shows and events dazzle guests who describe their experience as “energetic,” “rocking,” and “fun-filled.” While many guests indicated their desire to return to the raucous atmosphere of the Hard Rock, a few felt the energy counter to their vacation intentions.

Key Amenities:

  • Nightclub, fishing, karaoke, table tennis and an indoor play area for children

  • Business center with internet, conference facilities, a banquet room and meeting rooms

  • ClassicHard Rock hospitality, like Rock Royalty, Sound of Your Stay and the Music LAB

19. *Secrets Royal Beach Punta Cana, Dominican Republic Secrets Royal Beach Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
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19. *Secrets Royal Beach Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

*Disclaimer: Tripadvisor has flagged this resort for potential interference with traveler reviews, and an investigation is underway. Please consider this regarding our ranking, as it is based explicitly on an analysis of Tripadvisor traveler reviews.

Secrets Royal Beach in Punta Cana is a modern, adults-only, luxury seaside getaway offering many things to do, including Spanish lessons, water aerobics, scuba diving at day and theme nights, and concerts under the stars. An impressive 4.61 out of 5 Customer Review Score, distilled from more than 20,000 reviews, manifests the universal adoration for Secrets Royal Beach — should the resort be cleared of wrongdoing in the investigation.  

What Guests Are Saying: With the understanding that traveler reviews for Secrets Royal Beach are under investigation by Tripadvisor for manipulation. However, the inquiry has yet to conclude; we still ran our qualitative sentiment analysis. According to the research, guests frequently praise the resort for its panoramic ocean-vista rooms, pools, tropical landscaping, and especially its adult-only aspect. The most commonly mentioned criticism is that the beach gets crowded and occasionally has seaweed issues.

Key Amenities:

  • Two expansive pools, one for relaxing and another for socializing

  • Themed nights with live music and beach parties

  • Snorkeling, dance classes, scuba and deep-sea fishing tours

20. Akumal Bay Beach & Wellness Resort, Mexico Akumal Bay Beach & Wellness Resort, Mexico
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20. Akumal Bay Beach & Wellness Resort, Mexico

According to our statistical analysis, the serene Akumal Bay Beach & Wellness Resort between Tulum and Playa del Carmen ranks as the highest-rated all-inclusive resort in the luxury wellness category worldwide. Even more, the resort has the second-least total reviews in our top 25 list, meaning its 10,000 customer reviews are nothing but a gushing waterfall of praise; it scores 4.61 out of 5 in our books.

What Guests Are Saying: Unsurprisingly, our qualitative review sentiment analysis of Akumal Bay Resort uncovers guests who are “enchanted” by the “picturesque” and “unique” pristine eco-friendly approach. Guests also frequently describe the harmonious and intimate ambiance as “relaxing” and “worth every penny.” The spa and wellness services at the resort especially entrance its guests who readily make known their intent to return. The most frequently raised complaints were that the beach sometimes gets too crowded, and several reviewers mentioned challenges with room air conditioning. 

Key Amenities:

  • Highest-rated all-inclusive wellness resort worldwide

  • Unique wellness experiences such as aqua yoga

  • Unique classes and activities, including painting, tequila tasting and craft fairs

21. Paradisus Cancun, Mexico Paradisus Cancun, Mexico
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21. Paradisus Cancun, Mexico

Paradisus is perfectly sandwiched between the Nichupté Lagoon and the Caribbean Sea, located in the hotel zone off the east coast of Cancun. The destination is of the luxury, family-friendly variety with a design rich in Mayan inspiration. The resort offers incredible culinary experiences like La Palapa Restaurant, an open-air restaurant on the Caribbean Sea. With over 18,000 reviews, Paradisus lands a 4.58 out of 5 Customer Review Score in our analysis.

What Guests Are Saying: Paradisus Cancun’s location on the Cancun strip is highly regarded as a “prime location,” according to reviews in our qualitative review sentiment analysis. Many of the last 100 reviews describe the resort as “convenient” and “scenic,” citing its multiple pools, unique architectural design and overall relaxing ambiance. Reviewers highly praise the array of activities at the resort, like golfing, the spa, evening shows and beach fun. Guests rave about the quality and variety of food across the entire resort and the elaborate yet excellently executed themed culinary night experiences. The most frequently mentioned critique is that the restaurant, particularly the extolled restaurants, can get crowded during popular meal times.

Key Amenities:

  • Committed Queer Destinations Committed Hotel raising LGTBQ+ awareness 

  • A 9-hole par-3 golf course, four lavish pools, all with views of the Sea and Lagoon

  • Enriching activities like sushi workshops, wine tastings, pool parties and yoga classes

22. Hard Rock Hotel Cancun, Mexico Hard Rock Hotel Cancun, Mexico
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22. Hard Rock Hotel Cancun, Mexico

The family-friendly, luxury Hard Rock Hotel in Cancun calls itself the ultimate celebrity playground, a rockstar paradise. Its all-inclusive package includes food and drink, sports access and beachside service, nightly live shows and entertainment, free parking and Wi-Fi, and all gratuities included for an easy check-out process. The Hard Rock in Cancun shines in customer approval, holding a remarkable review score of 4.58 out of 5 in our statistical analysis, demonstrating its leading stature in the all-inclusive industry.

What Guests Are Saying: According to our sentiment analysis, Hard Rock Cancun radiates entertainment prowess, electrifying guests with top-notch live entertainment, a vibrant rock-themed atmosphere and dedicated, friendly staff. Although some regard its price point as too steep for the perceived value, a notable overwhelming number of guests signaled their intent to return to the resort again. The analysis spotlights the allure of Hard Rock’s hospitality excellence, stunning suites and impeccable food as potent forces drawing returning guests.

Key Amenities:

  • The Rock Shop with a plethora of Hard Rock merchandise

  • Sound of Your Stay program with vinyl record and guitar delivery room service

  • The VIP Rock Royalty program with a private pool, concierge service, spa access

23. Valentin Imperial Riviera Maya, Mexico Valentin Imperial Riviera Maya, Mexico
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23. Valentin Imperial Riviera Maya, Mexico

The luxury, adults-only Valentin Imperial resort on the Riviera Maya is a Tripadvisor Travelers’ Choice Awards 2020 winner. The exquisite dining offered at the resort is a draw for many of its guests, especially the Mar and Tierra. The French restaurant L’alsace also draws notable praise in guest reviews. The Emerald suits are also a particular highlight in many guest reviews. Highlighting Valentin Imperial’s universal accolades, our statistical analysis of 18,000 Tripadvisor reviews shows an impressive score of 4.57 out of 5 for the resort. 

What Guests Are Saying: Qualitative sentiment analysis of Valentin Imperial Riviera’s last 100 reviews showcases an abundance of praise from guests, who frequently utilize potent words like “serene,” “unforgettable,” “paradise,” and “oasis” to portray the experience. Our sentiment analysis also surfaced a couple of comments pointing towards areas that might improve. Some guests thought more about seaweed presence on the beach during the summer months could be done, while others lauded the staff’s ability to contain the problem. 

Key Amenities:

  • Tons of water activities like Aqua Zumba, aqua-force, paddle matches and jet skiing

  • All-inclusive includes unlimited dining at seven restaurants; no reservations are required

  • One of the largest pools in the Riviera Maya, just meters from the beach

24. Iberostar Grand Paraiso, Mexico Iberostar Grand Paraiso, Mexico
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24. Iberostar Grand Paraiso, Mexico

The quiet, relaxing, adults-only, luxury Iberostar Grand Paraiso all-inclusive resort sits on the Riviera Maya. It’s about 25 minutes up the coast from Playa del Carmen. Even though it is in the Paraíso Complex with four other hotels, its more remote location lends to an expansive architectural layout. It hosts oceanfront butler suits that put the Caribbean right in your backyard. The resort has the fewest reviews on our top 25 list — under 10,000. Our algorithm gives priority to higher review counts. Since Iberostar Grand Paraiso scored 4.57 in our analysis, higher than many resorts with double the review count. Therefore, it has a higher positive feedback rate than many resorts on our list.  

What Guests Are Saying: A parade of euphoric guests at Iberostar Grand Paraiso is proof of their consistency, frequently expressing sentiments of “first-class,” “spectacular,” and “majestic,” underscoring the unforgettable resort experience that Grand Paraiso serves. In hospitality, accolades, particularly of the luxurious type, critique is as sure as the sun. Notably, a faction of Grand Paraiso guest reviews felt the vastness of the resort, though, while grand, it felt too big to navigate or feel at home.  

Key Amenities:

  • Ocean-view rooms sitting on the beach

  • A saltwater infinity pool, six whirlpool baths, a pool bar and a freshwater swimming pool 

  • Five a la carte restaurants, including a surf and turf and a Japanese restaurant

25. Hilton La Romana, Dominican Republic Hilton La Romana, Dominican Republic
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25. Hilton La Romana, Dominican Republic

Last but certainly not least, the Hilton La Romana in Bayahibe. According to our analysis, it’s not just #25 in the world; it is the #8 best all-inclusive resort in the Dominican Republic! This resort scores higher than 2,138 other international all-inclusive resorts in our analysis and higher than 22 other contenders in the Dominican Republic alone! Moreover, it is only one of four resorts in our top 25 list specially tailored to couples and only one of two that are adults-only and couple-oriented. With just under 18,000 reviews, the Hilton La Romana should proudly flaunt its 4.56 out of 5 Customer Review Score.

What Guests Are Saying: A qualitative review sentiment analysis reinforces its honors as reviewers flood Hilton La Romana with accolades. From the inviting and refreshing atmosphere to the breathtaking beauty of the beachfront setting, guests are in awe of how Hilton La Romana combines friendly, personalized service and atmosphere with variety, quality and consistency in delivery. While examining the sentiment analysis, it becomes apparent that some critical reviews center around beach crowds, occasional service delays and isolated incidents of room maintenance issues.

Key Amenities:

  • 24-hour room service, five bars and lounges, five no-reservation-required restaurants

  • A casino with slot machines, roulette, blackjack and poker

  • Spacious rooms with views of the pools, gardens or sea.

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