You’ve got a difficult choice when deciding between these four Huatulco Mexico resorts: Secrets, Dreams, Las Brisas and Barcelo. You want to go somewhere that is nice, with plenty of amenities but you’re one on a budget.
Either you’re saving for a big purchase or you just don’t like to spend money unnecessarily, I’ll give you a genuine comparison between these four resorts so you can choose the one that may be best suited for your holiday.
Not everyone likes to stay in an all inclusive resort and there are other options in Huatulco such as airbnbs or regular hotels.
But that being said, all inclusive resorts are a great when you only have a week or two of vacation and want to rest and relax with no responsibilities. They’re also an excellent choice if you’re traveling with your group and want to share costs – but don’t forget that it can be hard work figuring out who gets what room!
If you’re looking for a great all inclusive resort, it will be hard to choose between Secrets Huatulco Resort and Spa and Dreams Resort as they have similar prices with friendly staff. However generally there are a few universal criteria that people want when choosing an all inclusive.
All of these Huatulco Mexico resorts are well established and there are thousands of reviews on each one so doing your research as to where to stay has never been easier.
1.Which one is the closest to the ocean? After all, that’s part of the reason we come to the tropics right?
2. Which hotel can offer beach front rooms? Or possibly that might not be that important but it is to many people. Who doesn’t want a view of the beach and ocean?
Most people are concerned with price, the rooms views, the beach and the pools along with the food and food quality of course. You might also be interested in gyms, entertainment and bars too. So keep reading below for an in-depth look at each hotel.
Also please note that as I’ve tried to give a general price comparison, prices will definitely differ depending on promotions, time of travel and other factors. So do your own research before you make your decision!
Huatulco Mexico Resorts: Comparison of the Best All-Incusive Resorts
Price: best value ($)
The Barcelo Huatulco is an all-inclusive resort on the cliffs of Playa Chahue, one of Huatulco’s most beautiful seaside spots. The resort consists of several buildings, each housing rooms or suites of various sizes and specifications. There are also some villas on the property that you can rent for your vacation.
All buildings and villas are connected by paved paths and well-lit walkways.
The resort is modern, clean and stylish with abundant foliage to add a tropical touch without sacrificing comfort. The colors used in decorations and upholstery were chosen very carefully so as not to tire the eyes when inside for long periods of time – much appreciated if you’re spending hours on the bright sunlit beach.
The hotel was built with “green” materials and technologies, such as solar-heated water and recycling of grey-water for irrigation.
Rooms at the Barcelo include terrace or ocean-view rooms with the ocean-view obviously being more expensive. There are approximately 351 rooms which are a little boring looking but modern and spacious and they have mini bars, Tv’s and air-conditioning which is kind of mandatory in Huatulco’s hot climate.
All rooms have balconies although not all feature views of the Pacific Ocean so make sure you book the appropriate room that you want.
Check room rates and prices at the Barcelo Huatulco
Las Brisas Huatulco
Price: moderate ($$)
Las Brisas Huatulco is an all-inclusive resort and a great choice if you’re visiting Huatulco Mexico. The place has everything you could dream of if you’re looking for a relaxing and pampering holiday. With good quality beaches and excellent service at reasonable prices, Las Brisas Huatulco offers a perfect family vacation.
Las Brisas Huatulco is located at the heart of Tangolunda Bay, surrounded by a lush tropical environment and a breathtaking view of El Organo mountain. The resort features two swimming pools with children’s section, three restaurants serving both international and Mexican cuisine as well as special dietary options for healthier choices, bars with swim-up service, sports activities and entertainment programs.
Las Brisas Huatulco is a fully all inclusive resort so it features everything you could ask for, then more. You don’t ever have to leave the resort if you wish. The resort offers various activities like snorkeling, kayaking, windsurfing and sailing at your disposal for free; tennis courts; aerobics; line dance classes; basket ball; volleyball; ping pong and billiards. There are also multiple bars to chose from including the swim-up one at the pool. There are three dining options in Las Brisas, thus everyone in your group will be happy with either the buffet or two à la carte restaurants that offer international and mexican cuisine.
Rooms at Las Brisas There are a wide variety of rooms at Las Brisas from garden view, terrace rooms, partial sea view rooms and full ocean view rooms. All rooms have various degrees of pricing depending on how nice the room is so you should be able to find something for your budget.
Price: expensive ($$$$)
Secrets Huatulco , a luxury resort in Huatulco, Mexico, is an adults only resort which makes it a fantastic option for honeymooners or anniversaries.
Secrets Huatulco offers a wide variety of activities, including swimming in the large lagoon-style pool, kayaking, snorkeling, tennis and volleyball courts as well as nightly entertainment. All villas feature a jacuzzi and private balcony with stunning views of the Pacific Ocean or tropical gardens.
This resort makes for a great romantic getaway or couples time.
Rooms at Secrets: All rooms face the ocean so you really can’t go wrong booking a room here. You can, though, book an upgraded room for an additional fee which has more amenities and is larger.
Check prices and availability at Secrets Huatulco
Dreams Huatulco Resort and Spa
Price: mid to high price ($$$)
Dreaming of a white-sand beach, swaying palm trees and crystal clear water? You’ve found it. The Dreams Huatulco Resort & Spa is located in the small cluster of resorts that are bundled together on Tangolunda Bay – between two other luxury hotels with stunning views to offer!
This family friendly property offers adults only pool privileges as well as access to one building reserved for those traveling looking for total privacy from their partners or kids while staying here during a Honeymoon or anniversary.
In addition you have many options when booking: paying by week/monthly basis vs all inclusive pricing which means no surprises upon arrival at check out.
Rooms at Dreams Resort all offer balconies and terraces that offer views of Tangolunda Bay .There are over 400 rooms to choose from and you can pay extra to upgrade to a room with extra amenities.
Check prices and availability at Dreams Resort & Spa
WHICH HUATULCO RESORTS HAVE THE BEST BEACHES?
Beaches are the most important feature of any resort. Some decide to stay in hotels because of their perfect beaches, while others avoid them due to their poor quality. But what makes a beach good enough for you? Read on further and find out the top four best beaches at Huatulco resorts.
Dreams Resort has a gorgeous location. The place has seven white sand beaches with azure clear water. You really can’t go wrong with the beach here, it’s golden and gorgeous and with the variety of beaches you’ll be able to find someplace to rest and relax for the day.
Las Brisas Huatulco
The Las Brisas Huatulco has a perfect location at the heart of Huatulco bay, surrounded by a lush tropical environment and breathtaking views. The beach at Las Brisas Huatulco is one of its most attractive features. With its three private beaches, turquoise waters and palm trees, you’ll find it difficult to leave the resort because you will want to spend all your time there.
Barcelo Huatulco Resort
Barcelo resort is located in the Tangolunda hotel area as well an has beaches of golden sands and clear waters. The crescent shaped beach of bárcelo resort is perfect for sunset walks and it offers a lot of activities.
Secrets Huatulco Resort
Secrets Resort has a honeymoon beach which is perfect for swimming at all times. The place is well lit with a lot of decorative lights which is a great photo opportunity. If you want to have a romantic walk on the beach, then this is the best choice because the privacy level is high and you won’t have to share your walk with crowds of people. Plenty of activities are also available, if you decide to get off the sand and play some games.
All four of these all-inclusives have their own set of qualities, so it’s up to you which one suits your personality and wallet the best! Just remember that Huatulco beaches are very golden and soft, and you won’t get tired of taking photos.
Which Huatulco Mexico Resorts are Best?
It’s hard to generalize and promote one all-inclusive over another as everyone is different and wants different things from their holidays. If cost is a factor than Barcelo would be your best option. If a romantic honeymoon or anniversary is in the cards than Secrets is the way to go (but be prepared to dig into your wallet a little more!)
If you’re looking to take the kids you might want to explore Dreams or Barcelo and if privacy is what you want without having to leave a resort, you may want to check out Las Brisas.
All the all-inclusive resorts are in the Tangolunda Bay area which is considered the touristy part of Huatulco. You don’t need to rent a car as taxis are frequent and cheap but you will have to arrange some transportation if you decide to go into La Crucesita, the little town inland or explore Santa Cruz or the other bays. Fortunately in Huatulco, that’s not a problem because transportation is frequent and you’ll be inundated with things to do and places to visit.
All-inclusive resorts are not an authentic Mexican vacation but they surely have their place. You can’t go wrong with any of the above resorts. They are well-established in Huatulco and all have good reputations if you ready any reviews.
Enjoy your trip to Huatulco and feel free to leave me a comment below!
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