The process of choosing your next beach trip is hard. Adults-Only or Family Friendly, gourmet food or adventure, poolside lounging or beachy-sand, & exciting destination or luxurious resort?
At the end of the day it’s about personal preference. In case you’re normal, like the rest of us, and you struggle to figure out what you want, we’ve put together a list of our most popular beach resorts.
1. Now Larimar Punta Cana | Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
What’s to love: Coming in at no. 1 – Now Larimar‘s property alone speaks for itself. This resort sits on one of the most amazing beaches in all of the Dominican: Bavaro Beach. Add phenomenal staff, an engaging entertainment crew, and food that makes you never want to leave, and you’ve got the ideal beach spot. All AMResorts pride themselves on offering their guests a wide range of dining options. No reservations required for specialty restaurants- and NO wristbands leaving those darn tan lines.
2. Valentin Imperial Maya | Riviera Maya, Mexico
What’s to love: From the moment of arrival, this Adults Only resort invites it’s guests into it’s laid back vibe. This place is exotic and lively, making it ideal for both romantic getaways and BFF trips. This is our BeachMaster Erin’s favorite resort to visit with her husband. For those looking for action, the swim up bar in the pool is the place for you. If you’re into a more serene atmosphere, hit up that gorgeous white powder beach.
3. Iberostar Tucan | Riviera Maya, Mexico
What’s to love: This resort is full of the nature of Riviera Maya’s. Essentially, there’s a lot of wild life here. From peacocks to howler monkeys, guests escape to a jungle atmosphere on an incredible stretch of beach, this destination is ideal for families wanting to experience the tropics. You can’t go wrong here.
4. Iberostar Paraiso Complex | Riviera Maya, Mexico
What’s to love: Iberostar Paraiso Maya, Iberostar Paraiso Lindo, and Iberostar Paraiso del Mar are all a part of the Iberostar Paraiso Complex. This ladder system of mega-resorts are rated THE TOP Family-Friendly resorts in all of Mexico. The complex has something for every vacation budget. And you’ll never get bored with things like the lazy river, wave pool, non-motorized water park, and exchange privileges with resorts lower on the ladder. Our BeachMasters can attest, these resorts come highly recommended.
5. Ocean Coral & Turquesa / Ocean Maya Royale | Riviera Maya, Mexico
What’s to love: These sister properties offer an affordable option for family or Adult Only All Inclusive vacationing. The maintenance and cleanliness of these properties is a top priority, so the cheaper trip doesn’t feel like a cheaper trip. We categorize them together as number 5, but note that they are separate resorts about 5 miles away from each other. Ocean Coral & Turquesa is Family-Friendly with a ton to do for everyone. Ocean Maya Royale is restricted for those 18 years and older and has a fun, modern vibe.
6. Grand Bahia Principe Coba | Riviera Maya, Mexico
What’s to love: This resort has a large and has lots to do. All of the entertainment for the Grand Bahia Coba and Grand Bahia Tulum takes place on the Coba side. Nights here are often on sale, so it’s perfect if you’re looking for a last minute escape, that won’t break the budget.
7. Dreams Palm Beach Punta Cana | Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
What’s to love: Location, location, location. Lush tropical countryside and a beautiful beach make this a top pick. No reservations, no wristbands, 24 hour room service, friendly staff, and thriving night life make for an unforgettable vacation.
8. Grand Sunset Princess Resort | Riviera Maya, Mexico
What’s to love: This resort is great for those looking for a planned ahead or a last-minute getaway. And the price wont make your jaw drop. The well maintained grounds are crazy expansive with 13 pools, 13 dining options, 13 bars, and a range of kid-friendly activities. Accessing such a large area is no problem with the complimentary shuttle.
9. Now Sapphire Riviera Cancun | Riviera Maya, Mexico
What’s to love: No wristbands, no reservations, no worries! There’s loads of activities for all ages from daily programs to non-motorized water sports. The rooms are spacious and elegant. This beautiful property is a great destination for family vacations, girl/bro getaways, and romantic retreats.
10. RIU Jalisco | Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
What’s to love: This All-Inclusive has a great stretch of beach on Playa de Falmingo. It’s great to spend the whole day on on the sand, with the family. Located in the Nuevo Vallarta, offset from the downtown area, it’s away from the hustle and bustle– a wonderful getaway for families.
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