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It’s not hard to appreciate the benefits of all-inclusive resorts. According to travel experts, a vacation that includes prepaid meals, drinks and activities can be more relaxing because you don’t have to worry about constantly spending money.

All-inclusive resorts also help with vacation budgeting. Since all of your expenses are taken care of before your vacation starts, there’s less worry about hidden charges showing up on your credit card bill after you return home.

If you’re thinking about vacationing in Mexico, the sunny weather, lush landscapes, easy travel and reasonable pricing make these resort destinations easily accessible. Many of the top resorts are clustered in the east around Cancun and neighboring Playa de Carmen and in the west around Puerto Vallarta. Here are some of the best, based on published ratings from professional travel experts and guest reviews on well-known websites; only four- and five-star luxury resorts are included.

Le Blanc Spa Resort, Cancun
Rated as the top hotel in Cancun, this adults-only resort sits at the northern end of the popular Zona Hotelera, a spit of land between an offshore lagoon and the Caribbean. Le Blanc looks out over a private beach and features three pools, six bars, including two swim-up bars, four restaurants and a full menu of spa treatments. Guests consistently praise the friendly staff and high level of service. The luxury accommodations include ultra-modern suites with private terraces, in-room aromatherapy, whirlpool baths and flat screen TVs with Apple TV.

Grand Velas Riviera Maya, Playa del Carmen
Located just south of Cancun, this resort sits amidst 80 acres of tropical mangroves fronting a pristine white beach. The Grand Velas offers both adults-only and family-friendly sections. Each section has its own gym, pools and restaurants, with bar service available at all pools. Kids and teens can take part in organized activities and sports. Luxury perks include endless dining and drinks, minibars that are restocked daily and 24-hour butler service. Guest reviews on TripAdvisor offer lavish praise for the outstanding staff at this resort.

Fairmont Mayakoba, Playa del Carmen
Also located in Playa de Carmen but farther from the coast, this resort encompasses 240 acres along the banks of the Riviera Maya. The entire resort is not all-inclusive, but all-inclusive packages are available. In addition to unlimited access to the resort’s restaurants and bars, the all-inclusive option offers activities such as snorkeling, paddleboarding, tennis and biking. A supervised kids’ club and a gaming room for teens are also available.

Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit, Nuevo Vallarta
Located near Puerto Vallarta on Mexico’s west coast, this sophisticated, serene and family-friendly resort allows children ages 4 to 12 to stay free. In addition to a free kids’ club with supervised activities, guests can enjoy free scuba diving lessons, access to four restaurants and waterfront food and beverage service. Nearby is the popular Aquaventures Park, where kids and adults can swim with dolphins or ride a zip line. Rooms feature balconies with ocean views, minibars, flat screen TVs and Nespresso machines.

Hotel Mousai, Puerto Vallarta
The all-inclusive option at this adults-only resort near Puerto Vallarta includes meals at three restaurants, unlimited drinks and access to a private beach and outdoor fitness center. This is a great resort for those who want to stay busy with activities that include paddleboarding, kayaking, tennis, basketball and squash. Rooms feature private furnished terraces with hammocks and gold-tiled plunge pools as well as flat screen TVs, iPads, minibars and Nespresso coffeemakers. Other attractions include pools that overlook Banderas Bay, a rooftop infinity pool and a spa.

Zoetry Paraiso de la Bonita, Cancun
This idyllic resort is located along Mexico’s east coast, halfway between Cancun and Playa del Carmen. Each oceanfront suite includes a private terrace with hammock or daybeds, a minibar that’s refreshed twice daily and a marble bathroom with tub and walk-in shower. In addition to meals and endless libations, the all-inclusive package includes sunset catamaran sailboat rides, moonlit dinners on the beach, shopping excursions in nearby Puerto Morelos and complimentary laundry service. Guests on TripAdvisor can’t say enough about the lush landscaping and the personalized service and attention to detail provided by the staff at Zoetry Paraiso.

Secrets Maroma Beach Riviera Cancun, Playa del Carmen
This high-end, adults-only resort features spacious suites and large furnished terraces with ocean views. Guests can choose between two large pools and the pristine white beach for swimming. The all-inclusive package includes meals at eight restaurants and both poolside and beach food and drink service. It also includes access to water sports equipment, free golf at nearby Grand Coral Golf Course and daily shows in the outdoor theater.

Whether you’re planning a romantic adults-only retreat or a fun family vacation, one of these top all-inclusive resorts in Mexico could be your dream getaway! ■

Sources: abcnews.go.com, tripadvisor.com and usnews.com.