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Like the U.S., Mexico is made up of numerous states, all offering their own beauty, culture, experiences and, of course, culinary feats. From breathtaking—and ahem, exclusive—views in Los Cabos to Cancun’s endless party scene, the right spot for your wanderlust is out there. And, there’s an all-inclusive resort to suit every taste, too, so you don’t have to worry about anything once you touch down. Whether you’re traveling with a gaggle of gals, your partner or kids, there’s an accommodation for every type of traveler.

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paradisus by melia cabos

Paradisus by Melia Cabos

The entire clan

For some, the idea of an all-inclusive screams dodgy buffets and sunburned children, but at Paradisus by Melia Cabos in Los Cabos, the stereotype is upended. Here, an oversized pool gives kiddos plenty of space to splash around, and an on-site kid’s club gives mom and dad a break, too. As a bonus, there’s an entire separate check-in area—complete with a snack bar for children at their height level—that takes some of the chaos out of family arrivals. With healthy options and even a menu crafted by a Michelin-starred chef, have a relaxing vacation… with babes in tow.

The Grand at Moon Palace

The Grand at Moon Palace

The party person

Whether your best single friend is finally getting married or you’re planning a family reunion with all of your extended cousins, you need a resort that can host your party. Though options are countless in Cancun, The Grand at Moon Palace is the mack daddy of all-inclusives, featuring countless dining areas, nightclubs, wedding venues, pools and of course, entertainment. Spend time hopping from one swim-up bar to another, supercharge your adrenaline on their water slides or sample a bit of everything at their various buffets. Bachelorette parties: Moon Palace also offers makeup, facial and hairstyling classes—complete with a cocktail (or three).

Fairmont Mayakoba

Fairmont Mayakoba

The honeymooner

If you’ve never heard of the Mayakoba region, you’re in for quite a romantic treat. Sandwiched between Cancun and Playa Del Carmen is this eco-friendly dreamland, filled with birds, monkeys, crocodiles and turtles. It’s home to many luxury properties—from Banyan Tree to Rosewood—but Fairmont Mayakoba is the only one to offer an “all-inclusive 5-star” experience. For an additional nightly fee, newlyweds can enjoy culinary and mixology creations at every on-site restaurant. Couples also benefit from jungle seclusion, as well as private beach access, en suite infinity pools and various tours, including kayaking, windsurfing and more. Though it is definitely on the pricier side, you only get married once.

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Fiesta Americana Puerto Vallarta

Fiesta Americana Puerto Vallarta

The backpacker

If your post-college plans include trekking through Central America and Mexico, you’ll probably need a break from hostels after a few weeks. But since most resorts are beyond a backpacker’s budget, you’ll need to find one that’s at a manageable price point, like Fiesta Americana Puerto Vallarta. Featuring a taco shack, an Italian and Japanese restaurant, as well as a buffet, this inexpensive all-inclusive might not be fancy, but it definitely won’t leave you hungry. It also is only twenty minutes from the Zona Romantica, making for a cheap ride into town to explore PV’s famed art scene and nightlife.

Excellence Playa Mujeres

Excellence Playa Mujeres

The love birds

Whether you’ve been hitched for a decade or three, making it through the many highs and lows of married life is cause for celebration. Stop searching for the best-of-the-best and allow us to introduce you to the majestic all-inclusive Excellence Playa Mujeres near Cancun. Playa Mujeres is an adults-only property, so you won’t have to worry about children splashing water in your champagne glass. Instead, lounge in your oversized and opulent suite, play a round at their private golf course, and of course, spend at least one afternoon at their high-end spa.

Occidental Xcaret Destination

Occidental Xcaret Destination

The Instagrammer

Even if you aren’t Insta-famous, you might still enjoy snapping a pic (or 100) to stir envy in your friends back home. Though the crystal-blue waters of the Caribbean don’t require a filter, if you want a background that truly earns those double-taps, consider staying at the all-inclusive Occidental at Xcaret Destination in the Riviera Maya region. You’ll definitely have to set aside time for a photo shoot, since you can pick from an adults-only saltwater pool on the edge of a cliff; crisp, white sands on a private beach within a cove; luxe cabanas overlooking the sea; monkeys dangling in the trees behind you; parrots chirping in the lobby or traipsing across bridges in the jungle. Just make sure to bring an extra battery pack.

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Lindsay Tigar

Lindsay Tigar

Lindsay is a lifestyle and travel writer, and content strategist. She is a passport stamp collector with an affinity for great wine, coffee and conversation. You can find a full collection of her work at lindsaytigar.com.
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Punta Cana is one of the Caribbean’s hottest destinations for a reason. Fantastic beaches, over-the-top pools, rainforests, history, culture and of course the Brugal family rum that’s been flowing since 1888. Add wind surfing, ziplining, sailing, kayaking and golf to the mix, and this could be just about anyone’s dream vacation. Fortunately, Punta Cana is also famous for its variety of resorts, so whether you’re looking for a romantic getaway, family trip, guy or gals adventure, or even a solo vacation, you’re likely to find something to fit your budget—even if it’s a modest one. Here’s a look at some of Punta Cana’s best all-inclusive resorts that offer big value at a great price. And to get an even better deal, be sure to check out our latest sales and promo code here.

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Barceló Bávaro Grand Resort

Who doesn’t like a two-fer? That’s what you get at Barcelo Bávaro Grand Resort, set on two miles of white sand on one of Punta Cana’s most beloved beaches, Bávaro. For families, there’s the Barceló Bávaro Palace and for something more romantic, there’s Barceló Bávaro Beach – Adults Only. Check into one hotel and you can enjoy what the other has to offer as well. That’s no small matter when you consider that Barceló Bávaro Palace features a Club House Entertainment District, a shopping promenade, 24-hour sports bar, 24-hour casino, world-class spa and other amenities. Moms and dads looking for some some quality couple time can reserve one of the property’s babysitters and then sneak off to Barceló Bávaro Beach – Adults Only. There’s also a Kids Club for young ones, while teens can enjoy bowling, mini golf, a wave pool, laser tag and teen disco. Budget: Prices start at $200/night

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Iberostar Dominicana All-Inclusive

Can you believe there’s a 5-star beachfront all-inclusive starting at under $100 a night? You’ve got to see the Iberostar Dominicana to believe it. Located on the perfect waters of Playa Bávaro, the property features tropical gardens, a spa, shopping, supermarket, pharmacy, casinos, live shows, waterparks and more. At Star Camp, kids ages 4 to 12 get the chance to ham it up in an improvised video clip, take on group projects like creating a large scale work of art or challenging themselves to scientific experiments to create snow. Feast at five a la carte restaurants, featuring international, Asian, Italian and Dominican cuisines. Then, work it off at the fitness center or by scuba diving or playing tennis. Budget: Prices start at $91/night

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Ocean Blue & Sand Beach Resort

They aim to please at Ocean Blue & Sand. Water babies will be besides themselves with kayaking, windsurfing and sailing. If you’re interested in diving but inexperienced, there are in-pool scuba demonstrations. Much to divers’ delight, there’s also a PADI diving center. If the beach isn’t your thing, there are four pools, including two with Jacuzzis—in case you tire of the one in your room. Feeling adventurous? There’s a climbing wall on the beach. If not, bike or play tennis. Kids and teens can do their own thing with their own clubs on property. Come together for dinner at one of eight restaurants serving up American, Mexican or Caribbean cuisines, and more. Budget: Prices start at $160/night

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Photo courtesy of AlSol Luxury Village

AlSol Luxury Village

AlSol will feel like home sweet home with its villa-style suites. You have your choice of a European Plan (that’s lodging only) or an all-inclusive option. The 4-star resort is next to downtown Punta Cana and San Juan Shopping Center. You’re also close to the Cap Cana Marina, Juanillo Beach and Punta Espada Golf Course. If you want to just hang out enjoying your individually decorated suite that includes a kitchen with full-size refrigerators and stovetops, plus a private patio, do so. The spa, four pools, nightclub, five restaurants and fitness center will keep you busy and relaxed, without the financial stress of a splurge. Budget: Prices start at $145/night

Photo courtesy of Breathless Punta Cana Resort and Spas Adults Only All Inclusive

Breathless Punta Cana Resort & Spas Adults Only All Inclusive

Party people, this is your place in the sun. While a bit more of a splurge compared to some of the other resorts mentioned here, Breathless delivers when it comes to non-stop opportunities to eat, drink, dance and be merry. If you’d rather just chill, no worries: There’s a poolside DJ  keeping the music and momentum going there, while back at the beach, you can relax in a cabana with a cocktail or unwind at the spa. When hunger calls, there are 11 restaurants. As for thirst, try the curated cocktails and eight bars and lounges. An added plus: Free access to 10 bars and 10 restaurants with Exchange Privileges next door at Now Onyx Punta Cana. Budget: Prices start at $280/night

Photo courtesy of Dreams Palm Beach Punta Cana

Dreams Palm Beach Punta Cana

Do as much or as little as you like at Dreams Palm Beach Punta Cana. Kids have the Explorer’s Club that focuses on exploration and science, as well as a weekly camping adventure on the beach, freeing parents for the night. Teens have their own space where they can play games, sports and stand around awkwardly at disco mixers. Take advantage of non-stop activities during the day, nightly shows and theme parties, or stay poolside and keep the servers busy with your cocktail requests. Venture off the resort if you like, with day trips to Catalina Island for snorkeling and diving, Scape Park for its caverns, caves and ziplining. Budget: Prices start at $165/night

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Sheryl Nance-Nash

Sheryl Nance-Nash

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With an ocean view room, you're always steps away from the beach.

By Vince Font

As an avid traveler, I’m willing to go to any lengths to find those elusive travel deals — even if it means sacrificing sleep. Lately, I’ve been Googling one phrase on my laptop: cheap Cancun hotels. Granted, it’s a phrase that has always stirred mixed feelings for me. On one hand, it’s a luxury destination for those with a lot more butter on their bread than me. On the other, it’s raises fuzzy memories of past college spring break vacations. Ambivalence aside, my hunt produced one true diamond in the rough:  Barcelo Costa Cancun All Inclusive Resort, which had an amazing nightly rate. While I thought I might be in a dream, I knew I couldn’t pass up such a great deal on a cheap Caribbean vacation.

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If a cheap Mexico vacation is on your holiday wish list, maybe this is the year all your wishes will come true. With travel deals of up to 50% off on select Mexico all-inclusive hotels, a sunny getaway is more affordable than you think. All-inclusive resorts offer the ultimate relaxation, with food and drinks paid in advance and all the services and amenities you could
want. These featured deals could have you relaxing on the beach in no time:

Dreams Puerto Aventuras Resort & Spa All Inclusive: Save 50% on your Mexico vacation when you book by January 31 for travel through February 7. Dreams Puerto Aventuras Resort is on the Riviera Maya just south of Cancun, an area known for it’s white sand beaches and clear Caribbean waters. Dreams Puerto Aventuras features seven restaurants plus two swim-up bars, two pools including a separate adults-only pool and live nightly entertainment. The resort has a spa for adults and its Explorers’ Club offers supervised activities for kids.

Crowne Plaza Los Cabos Grand Faro All Inclusive: If you prefer your Mexico vacation on the Pacific coast, you may want to try the Crowne Plaza Los Cabos Grand Faro. This all-inclusive resort in quaint San Jose del Cabo if offering more than 30% off when you travel by February 25, 2009. The Crowne Plaza Los Cabos has five restaurants and a sushi bar, spa services, and plenty activities. Guests rate this hotel a 4.4 out of 5, giving it high marks for its quality food and helpful staff.

Make a New Year’s resolution to relax and save money — with a cheap Mexico vacation.

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By Heather Leisman

This week’s Deal of the Day will help you plan a Caribbean vacation. We’re focusing on Jamaica, an island known for its beautiful beaches and resorts.

One of the Jamaica hotels we’re highlighting is the FDR Pebbles Resort All Inclusive. Right now this three-star resort is offering 55% off its regular rates when you stay two nights or more. I found discounted rooms for $209 a night October 5-8.

Plus, you can save an extra $100 with our Fall Beach Sale when you book a flight + hotel vacation package of four nights or more by November 23.

For more about the features that make the FDR Pebbles Resort All Inclusive one of our picks among Jamaica hotels, watch my video.

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Heather Leisman is senior director of merchandising for CheapTickets.

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By Heather Leisman

This week’s Deal of the Day is in Punta Cana, a popular Caribbean vacation destination known for its white sand beaches and all-inclusive resorts.

One of thePunta Cana hotels we’re featuring is the Barcelo Punta Cana All Inclusive. Right now, this four-star resort is offering 30% off its regular rates. I found discounted rooms for just $72 a night September 17-18.

Check out my video to learn more about what makes the Barcelo Punta Cana All Inclusive our pick among Punta Cana hotels.

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Heather Leisman is senior director of merchandising for CheapTickets.

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