All-Inclusive Destinations in Cancun

WRITTEN BY: Erin Bender

Sparkling seas. Caribbean sunshine. White sand. Warm tropical water. Cancun, Mexico is not just a major world-renowned tourist destination; it's an all-inclusive heaven.

1. The Cruise

Okay, so technically not in Cancun the whole time, a cruise liner can still take you there. Cruises are the most notorious all-inclusive option of all with 24-hour eating, kids clubs, pools and, of course, transport.

If you don't want to visit Cancun for just one day you can also locate an all-inclusive boat tour. Usually consisting of dinner, drinks and a dance - it's a party on the water.

2. The Hotel

Probably the most famous in Cancun is the range of all-inclusive hotels, like the CasaMagna Marriott Cancun Resort in the popular Hotel Zone. Breakfast, lunch, dinner, kids clubs, sports activities, beach fun, you name it - there is a package that will suit you.

Some holidays are designed for rest and relaxation, and all-inclusive resorts are the perfect non-planned holiday for the person looking for a hands-free, stress-free experience.
3. The Water Park

What? Yes, that's right. Cancun has its very own all-inclusive water park. Probably not something you've heard of before, but definitely something that can be expected in Cancun.

Wet n' Wild is situated at the southern end of the Hotel Zone and a great way to spend four or five hours. The park is not overly big with perhaps four major waterslide towers, but the eating and drinking locations quite possibly outnumber the slides with six outlets.

Once you've spun around the Space Bowl and plunged into 9 feet of deep, cold water, you are bound to feel hungry and this park has no limits on feeding you. There is a wood-fired pizza station, freshly made salads, pre-cut fruit, french fries, hamburgers, hot dogs, nachos, refried beans and rice, tacos and even seafood paella. Add to this ice cream, popsicles, soft drink and alcoholic bars - all included in your entry price.

Float down the lazy river in an inflatable tube, then step out and drink a piña colada.

Take a trip up the stairs of a slide tower and you are also rewarded with astounding views of the surrounding Caribbean Sea, white sand and gorgeous tropical trees.

For teenagers on Spring Break, for the romantic getaway or the family whose kids are perpetually hungry after being in the water, this is a great alternative to a day at sea.

So whether you are passing through, staying longer or just looking for a day of adventure, Cancun's all-inclusive options have you covered. With all that food and drink at your fingertips you might want to ensure the waterpark is on your list - at least you can climb stairs all day to work off that delicious all-inclusive awesomeness.

Erin Bender
Erin has been travelling with her husband and two children since May 2012. It's an open-ended, unplanned, round-the-world trip discovering amazing places for families. They have stayed in hostels and 5 star luxury resorts, travelled on scooters and cruise liners, danced with leprechauns and cuddled tigers. Nothing is out of bounds or out of reach for this remarkable Australian family. You can find unique family travel insights at her award-winning travel blog at

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