All inclusive resorts are a staple of Mexican vacations but, let’s be honest, the food is often not nearly as great as the views. Luckily, more and more resorts are opting to reinvent themselves and their menus for the guests who settle for nothing less than a quintessential experience (can I see a show of hands?). Sure, maybe the food isn't the reason you choose Mexico as your destination, but now it can be the icing on the cake - and why should you have to compromise, anyway?
Ranked at the top of the list, the Grand Velas Riviera Maya is undoubtedly our first choice. Here you’ll find first-class food amongst the natural beauty of the Mexican jungle. The resort is unlike any other all-inclusive experience, with seven top-rated restaurants that feature the artistry of acclaimed chefs from all over the world. The result is a total reinvention of the all-inclusive concept, offering top luxury dining experiences with enough variety to offer something for everyone. Gourmet restaurants, casual bistros, ocean view eateries and poolside bars; it's safe to say you're spoilt for choice.
One of the top luxury all-inclusive resorts in Cancun or, dare we say, Mexico is Le Blanc Spa Resort. The minimalist and modern hotel caters mainly to couples on romantic retreats, as it's strictly reserved for guests over 18. Gorgeous white sand beaches and breathtaking turquiose waters surround the five on-site eateries. Among these lies a gourmet French restaurant with a seven-course tasting menu; a true foodie's paradise. Oh yeah, and did we mention every room has an indoor Jacuzzi and a pillow menu? Seriously, a pillow menu! As if that wasn’t enough, the 1-to-1 staff-to-guest ratio means you're in for some serious pampering.
Prepare yourself for culinary delights at the Excellence Playa Mujeres. If you choose to stay here, the resort will take you on a trip across every global cuisine you could imagine. From Catalan to Indian cuisine, the sky is the limit, and if you're missing the comforts of home, there's always the all day self-serve ice cream stand. Fear not, as the accommodation also promotes healthy options — 10 international restaurants and 11 stylish bars for plenty of variety. This adventure comes packed with breakfast, lunch, dinner, and unlimited snacks and drinks. There's even 24-hour gourmet room service.
Paradisius Playa del Carmen La Esmeralda
With 14 restaurants serving an assortment of global cuisine, the Paradisus Playa del Carmen La Esmeralda is a firm favorite. With a Michelin-starred chef’s restaurant, the food here defines luxury, and serves it up to the whole family. Take the kids to the ceviche bar where a chef artfully and skillfully creates dishes with precision and grace. After your meal, you can experience the charm of crystal clear blue waters in a private bay and a carefully preserved mangrove coastline. Once the kids are in bed, the 16 on-site bars will be more than happy to greet you. It’s a tropical paradise perfect for small groups and families - as long as you're all hungry.
The One&Only Palmilla is one of the top luxury resorts in Mexico. Built alongside the natural beauty of the Baja Peninsula, there's a truly amazing view, landscape and beachfront. Their fusion cuisine, thanks to Michelin-starred chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten, offers fresh sushi and ceviche among other delicious culinary delights. There is, of course, traditional Mexican cuisine too. The ambience of this all-inclusive resort will make you feel like you’re in paradise while you enjoy the finest dining in Los Cabos. Savour delicious food under the palm trees and enjoy yourself in the variety of venues that offer something for every taste.