Hotel Xcaret: True 5 Star Luxury All-Fun Inclusive Resort that Really Means ALL Inclusive

Hotel Xcaret Mexico is sure to be THE place to stay in Riviera Maya for those that require lux digs, scrumptious eats, ultimate relaxation with a plethora of choose your own adventure.

Carved between the Caribbean Sea and the lush jungles of Riviera Maya I found Mexico’s newest gem, Hotel Xcaret. A five star, all-fun inclusive resort that really means ALL inclusive. Newly opened on December 1st, 2017, I had the unique opportunity of checking out Hotel Xcaret Mexico earlier last month to see what the new resort had to offer in what would seem to be a sea of oversaturated options in the Cancun area. As it turns out, there is quite a lot! 

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Built around existing natural features, the 900 suites are set along hiking trails, 3 gyms, a spa, 8 pools, underground rivers and natural swim areas that will take your breath away.

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The all-suite resort features spacious havens with a minimum of 575 sq feet and luxury “all-inclusive” goodies we all love: a minibar restocked daily, jacuzzi tubs, nightly turndown service, and comfortable hammocks on each balcony or terrace. 

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As with any luxury product, attention to detail and thoughtful design is what often brings the experience to the next level. At Hotel Xcaret Mexico, all the art and even textiles are hand made by local Mexico artisans. 

The resort itself is expansive and most guests would never have a problem staying on property the entire time. Luckily for those that love to explore, Xcaret Hotel also provides access to way more than your typical resort. 

ALL-Inclusive Fun

I’ve stayed at numerous “All-Inclusive” resorts throughout my travels but I can honestly say this might be the most all-inclusive resort I’ve ever encountered. Most resorts of this type offer complimentary day and night time activities on property but at Hotel Xcaret, you also get full unlimited access to Xcaret’s nature parks, tours, and dining plans. ALL OF THEM. Activities and excursions that usually cost extra (or use resort credit) at other parks like incredible cenote excursions, eco-archaeological parks, cultural activities, Chichen Itza tours, and more.  

Even your transportation is covered! Hotel Xcaret Mexico provides round-trip transportation to and from the airport, as well as for the included parks and tours. I’m not sure any other resort offers the same perks.


All Inclusive Restaurants

If you’re anything like me, food plays a huge role in my travel experience. I could stay at a mediocre resort with amazing food and be much happier than at a luxurious resort with paltry eats. And lets be honest. All-inclusive resorts aren’t normally known for their food. We sort of make this willing sacrifice of happy tastebuds for happy wallets. But not at Hotel Xcaret Mexico. They will be breaking the mold on this one, I’m sure of it!


Home to the first Mexican Chef to earn a Michelin star, be prepared to indulge in some seriously delicious cuisine at Ha’. This is the only restaurant on property that requires an additional fee for a culinary experience – but is well worth it. 



Named after, and architecturally inspired by, the colorful boats known as the Trajiners that once sailed the canals of the Xochimilco lakes, this restaurant serves up dishes from land and sea with a little Caribbean flair. It’s open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner by the main pool and has a relaxed casual vibe. 



A Cantina is a place in Mexico where the locals go. Where they meet family and friends to enjoy a delicious meal, cocktails, and good music.  This is what sets the stage for this Mexican Steak House. Cocktails, Tequila, Mescal, and Steaks are the stars of the menu but you will also find a variety of appetizers and even a snack menu.



El Mercado is like taking your taste buds on a tour of Mexico. 10 stations each feature a unique style and recipes using fresh ingredients from a different region throughout the country. The restaurant is located in the Casa Grande and is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. 


The perfect family restaurant, Chibali serves up food buffet style with themed stations and snackbars  for breakfast, lunch and dinner. It’s also conveniently located right next to the Kids club!



Dinner and a show are provided at Teatro Del Rio. Set in front of a riverfront stage the dining lounge has an expansive tasting menu.  



Mexican cuisine is delicious but sometimes mixing it up is necessary. Xin-Gao serves up Asian cuisine over Teppanyaki, Robata Grills, a Western tatami and a sushi bar. It’s also a great place to grab drinks with a mixology bar too. 

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Las Cuevas is where the adults go to enjoy a dining experience. The menu features Mexican specialties paired with the perfect Mexican wine for each dish.If you are in the chilling mood, just sip a glass of wine or smoke a Cuban cigar, you can take advantage of the Wine and the Cigar Bars.



One of the resorts more intimate restaurants, Fuego dinner specials include lamb, pasta with mussels, gourmet morsels, vegetarian croquettes, and fondues. 



Las Playas has a relaxed but upscale atmosphere the reflects the Caribbean ocean. It serves fresh cuisine in the afternoon and a fusion of spices in the evening from a variety of places around the world including the Mediterranean, India and the Caribbean. 

Las Playas is open for lunch and dinner, reservations are required and it is exclusive to guests at Casa Fuego. 

Kids Club

While the entire resort is family friendly, there are some amazing amenities designed just for kids. Hotel Xcaret Mexico has two awesome Kids Clubs: Xiiquillos Kids Club for kids age 4-12 and the Xiipaal Teens Club for those 13-17. Day time programming and visits to the facility are included. There is also babysitting available for an additional fee so parents of littles can enjoy alone time too.


A sanctuary carved of rocks and stone Muluk Spa & Wellness, offers a variety of ways to recharge your batteries and escape the stress through their  Temazcal, Flotarium, and Hydrotherapy Circuits. The spa also offers beauty treatments including facials and body treatments too. 

Jeana Shandraw

Jeana Shandraw

Rarely caught without a camera, Jeana is an adventurous traveler with a passion for people, cultures and food that has led her to 38 countries in 5 years. When she's not using her powers for social good, she enjoys photography, cooking and building LEGOs with her son. On occasion, you may also find her crocheting cute things to hide in her husband's underwear drawer.

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  1. December 26, 2017 at 3:16 pm — Reply

    Wow! This is an excellent and astonishing resort, Jeana. Such luxurious places seem like paradise on earth!

  2. December 23, 2017 at 3:54 am — Reply

    I love Xcaret! It’s been ages since I have visited, and can’t wait to go back good to hear that the hotel provides transpo between the airport and park. I did the swim with dolphins there, the lazy river, rode horses through the ruins and on the beach, I had so much fun at Xcaret! Where I am dying to return as well is Chichen Itza but specifically for the solstice when the light of the moon makes it appear as if snakes are undulating up and down the side of the pyramids there, I have only seen it by day, but not during the solstice.

  3. December 22, 2017 at 11:05 pm — Reply

    THis is one hotel I can’t wait to visit. I have a friend who left on a cruise today,because. They didn’t have any availability at Xcaret when she needed it. I hear it’s quite an experience.

  4. December 22, 2017 at 10:50 pm — Reply

    Oh yes please! I have been looking for a nice place to escape to.

  5. December 22, 2017 at 10:48 pm — Reply

    I need a few nights here! That look like a really nice time!

  6. Pam
    December 22, 2017 at 9:48 pm — Reply

    This sounds like an amazing hotel to stay at. We visited Xcaret once and it was awesome.

  7. December 22, 2017 at 8:15 pm — Reply

    Goodness! Hotel Xcaret looks like an amazing place to stay. I’m glad to hear that they really are all inclusive and not hiding any extra fees in there. If we ever decide to venture into Mexico, we are definitely booking here!

  8. December 22, 2017 at 6:31 pm — Reply

    The decor of the rooms is gorgeous. I love that they use items from locals. The textiles and art look so nice.

  9. December 22, 2017 at 5:45 pm — Reply

    Wow! Now this is living in style! They really go above and beyond for their guests!

  10. December 22, 2017 at 5:43 pm — Reply

    I’m looking at these pictures you posted, and all I can say is wow! I’m very impressed with their full service!

  11. December 22, 2017 at 4:11 pm — Reply

    An amazing resort with so much to do and the restaurants looked so good. It is great to get an all inclusive that has so much variety. I would love those gyms and spas and the theatre.

  12. December 22, 2017 at 4:00 pm — Reply

    Hotel Xcaret looks like an amazing place! I could go for a solid few days of great food and that hammock!

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