Escaping to paradise doesn’t have to be that difficult. No matter where you live in the U.S., a flight or two delivers you to Mexico, where you’ll find exquisite beaches from the windswept Pacific shores to the calm Caribbean coast. And the properties in Mexico, which have been voted some of the best in the world, are more than ready to pamper you, whether your passion is snorkeling or surfing or just getting a massage every day at the spa, or laying in a beach chair on the sandy beach.

For anyone with a dream of sun-drenched fun, Mexico's beaches are no longer just for the well-to-do. Today, resorts on the country's Pacific and Caribbean coasts offer something for every taste, and budget. There are many great resorts in Mexico, here are several of the top ones you can have a great getaway.

hyatt ziva los cabos - 5 stars  

Impressive Los Cabos All-Inclusive Family Resort is perched on the tip of the Baja California Peninsula, Hyatt Ziva Los Cabos is a luxurious all-inclusive oasis for all-ages. Just up the Pacific Coast, between desert dunes and ocean rock formations, our magnificent beachfront resort offers spectacular views of the Sea of Cortez and is only minutes from San José del Cabo. At Hyatt Ziva Los Cabos, your family will enjoy beautiful suites with sleek décor and private balconies with ocean vistas. Enjoy delectable cuisine at 7 unique restaurants, a pristine beach on the Sea of Cortez and all-inclusive activities for unforgettable family vacations in Los Cabos.

Indulge in private spa treatments overlooking the deep blue sea. Savor local and international cuisine from tapas to sushi and creative cocktails at 12 unique restaurants, bars and lounges, including our Italian restaurant on the beach and a Mexican plaza with an authentic taqueria. Enjoy deep-sea fishing, scuba diving, golf and infinite outdoor excursions on the Baja coast. Or, just relax and soak up the Mexican sun in the resort's four sparkling pools, including a kid's pool, plus two hot tubs, or sip a mojito on the beach as you gaze into the Pacific. Experience The Evolution of All-Inclusive™ at Hyatt Ziva Los Cabos.

excellence playa mujeres, cancun - 5 stars

Explore the dramatic setting of an all-inclusive oasis, set along an untouched peninsula between the Caribbean and wetlands preserve. Excellence Playa Mujeres’ setting is as stunning as it is exclusive, on a two-mile stretch of powdery virgin white sand moments from the nightlife of Cancun and Cancun International Airport.

This adults only retreat sits near an inland marina and a spectacular Greg Norman signature golf course. The world-class Miilé Spa will take your breath away and your cares. Ten international restaurants will delight you with gourmet cuisine. And all-inclusive activities, on land and sea, will see to it that you’re never bored.

Guests will be treated to express check-in and check-out service in a private VIP lounge area. The lounge is solely for the use of Club guests and has free Internet access, snack buffets and bar service. Consider it your own private club to use any time. Then prepare for a culinary adventure at Excellence Playa Mujeres. For fine dining in Cancun, there are ten international restaurants and eleven stylish bars. Breakfast, lunch and dinner, unlimited beverages.

At Excellence Playa Mujeres, everything is taken care of and nothing is left out. Create those moments you dream of… and memories you’ll have forever.

secrets aura cozumel - 5 stars

Secrets Akumal Riviera Maya is an adults-only resorts, ideally located in the heart of the Riviera Maya along the famed white-sand beaches and calm, clear waters of Akumal, fuses elegant and original design with nature’s elements. Rated as one of the "Top 10 Beaches in Mexico" by TripAdvisor® and with a name meaning “place of the turtle” in Mayan, Akumal is renowned for its beautiful beaches and green sea turtle population making this oasis a premium snorkeling location. This stunning new resort offers adults a charming, picturesque escape complete with an exceptional unlimited  luxury experience.

Secrets Akumal Riviera Maya boasts a total of 434 suites, many offering majestic ocean views, all staggered for optimal views of the exotic landscape, pools and ocean. Each private sanctuary is appointed with a fresh interpretation of Mexican art including Huipil and Reboz from Oaxaca and La Huasteca style embroidery with Mayan gold accents. Each luxurious suite is fully equipped with a king-size or two double beds, a private terrace or balcony, in-suite whirlpool for two, complimentary mini-bar and much more.

From the moment you wake up in your sun-soaked suite, your days and nights are filled with nearly endless opportunities. Akumal is famous for its phenomenal green sea turtle population so be sure to grab a pair of goggles, hop into the ocean, swim just a few meters out and you’ll be swimming among these majestic creatures. Golf anyone? Perhaps deep sea fishing? Or simply enjoy the live nightly entertainment, the choices are all yours. For example:

  • Snorkel with green sea turtles
  • Soak in the sun poolside or on our white sand beach
  • Work out in our state-of-the-art fitness center
  • Complimentary Greens Fees at Riviera Maya Golf Club
  • Take to the sea for snorkeling
  • Explore the spectacular Caribbean on a scuba diving tour

RIU palace - cabo san lucas - 4.4 Stars

Riu Palace in Cabo San Lucas envelops visitors in a world of majestic architecture, all inclusive service and beachfront accommodations on the southern tip of the Baja Peninsula. Conveniently located just three miles from the buzz of downtown Cabo San Lucas, this all inclusive resort lends easy access to local attractions, pleasant shopping excursions and an electrifying nightlife. Astute travelers and avid romantics will enjoy the variety of Riu’s all inclusive amenities and charming landscape, making this the perfect vacation escape for just about anyone.

Days in paradise commence with smooth tones and elegant décor in Riu’s gracious accommodations. Ceiling fans, satellite T.V., and a fully stocked mini bar supplement the already well-appointed guest rooms. And complimentary room service for breakfast is available at your request. Extended living spaces, private balconies and welcoming Jacuzzis are also available in Riu’s upgraded suites.

A full line of activities make fun and adventure standard at Riu Palace. Adventures such as sailing and snorkeling provide hours of fun on the sparkling Pacific. When it’s time for freshwater enjoyment, accommodate yourself in Riu’s beautiful pools and bubbling Jacuzzis.

Six unique restaurants boasting international flavors treat patrons of Riu Palace Cabo San Lucas to delectable entrees and sumptuous dishes. Everything from Japanese to Mexican to Italian can be found here. And charming ambiances, a la carte menus and open aired terraces make every meal at Riu Palace a culinary journey.

When dinner ends the celebration begins at Riu Palace Cabo San Lucas all inclusive resort. Surge your senses with live music and jovial guests at Riu’s signature theme shows. Afterward, let the pounding rhythms of the Pacha discotheque (located at Riu Santa Fe; guests get free entry) carry you into the early morning hours. Five bars pouring unlimited premium drinks and tasty tropical concoctions keep refreshment close at hand. And when the sounds of resort nightlife have finally waned, venture into the bustling streets of Cabo San Lucas for an evening (or morning) of cultural festivities.