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Decide? Which All Inclusive Vacation?

Booking an All Inclusive Resort Vacation

all inclusive vacation beach

I am looking for an all inclusive vacation to the beach in Mexico. I do this every year sometimes twice a year. An all inclusive resort vacation on the beach in the Riviera Maya Mexico area is my ultimate vacation.

The picture above from our room where we stayed last year at the Secrets Silver Sands Resort Riviera Maya Mexico. It is beautiful and very high class. It had some of the most impressive restaurants of any all inclusive resort we have been to. It also had the best ocean view room. But it was a bit over our price range this year.

This year I look for all inclusive packages that  included the room and all the taxes and fees with that go with that, included your food and drinks, several options for non-motorized water activities, taxes, gratuities, and the airfare with in our budgeted price range. That way I can book it and then forget about worrying about anything or paying for anything else.

I am a picky traveler my criteria for an all inclusive resort is that it must have the following:


The Room:

  • An Ocean view room
  • Jetted tub
  • A balcony
  • Unlimited included mini-bar



  • 4 or more a la carte theme restaurants that include a Japanese restaurant (teppanyaki style) & Mexican restaurant
  • A lunch option near the beach
  • 24 hour room service
  • A Ice Cream Parlor is a real plus

all inclusive vacation drink


Daily activities that I like:

  • Exercise Class
  • Cooking Class
  • Contest like: horse shoes, trivia, archery, ping pong
  • Tennis
  • Pool Games
  • Archery
  • Snorkeling from the beach
  • Kayaking
  • Bikes

all inclusive resort snorkeling


Nightly entertainment:

  • Theater style entertainment
  • Rockin’ disco or nightclub


Other amenities:

  • Free Wi-Fi in the room
  • A fitness center or gym
  • A spa that you can use the basics of spa for free


Is all that too much to ask? Well not for all resorts. I find so many that I have a difficult time deciding between them.

The biggest problem I am having this year is finding a resort that has enough rooms available in the ocean view category for my entire group. There are 10 of us going together.

It seems like that the Mexican Riviera All-Inclusive Resort Vacation has become very popular which makes it sell out quickly. Part of the reason for that is that there are more and more airlines that are now flying into Cancun.

Added to that Countries like the United States, Canada and the European countries are all freezing in January and February so they want to go somewhere warm on their vacations.  The all inclusive resort vacation has become popular because you pay once then don’t have to worry about money again. (some resort do charge for extra things)

Well my search is on and I will let you know what happens. Do I find a resort worthy of my picky criteria? What is the lucky resort?