All-inclusive vacation resorts were designed to make traveling easy, stress-free, safe, and luxurious. At an all-inclusive, you generally won't have to carry a wallet, walk more than a few steps to get to a luxury pool or beachfront restaurant, and a simple lift of your eyes grants you the million-dollar view you traveled to see. The grounds of an all-inclusive are typically quite extravagant and impressive, if you choose the right resort. Conveniently included in your nightly room rate are things like meals at gourmet restaurants, nightclubs, live entertainment and performances, luxury amenities and all the drinks you can drink.
Not all of these all-inclusive resorts are glamorous, though. Some of them are gross, bug-infested, mildew-y properties that serve stale food and offer underwhelming activities. When you're planning a group vacation or a destination wedding at an all-inclusive resort, you're probably thinking about those super picky in-laws, relatives, or friends who won't come if the resort you choose isn't glamorous. So, if you want their attendance, you'll have to choose the resort wisely. You'll have to read the reviews, look at photos, check social media, and do your research to find an all-inclusive resort that even your pickiest friends will be impressed by. Or, you can just read this list of beautiful all-inclusives that are approved by the pickiest of travelers. Yes, some all-inclusive resorts actually do serve delicious cuisine, awesome craft cocktails, have clean and modern suites, and have spacious pool areas (or your own private pool) where you won't be fighting anyone for a lounge chair. Check out our list of resorts that get the stamp of approval:
Secrets Papagayo Costa Rica is located on the stunning Papagayo Peninsula in Guanacaste, Costa Rica. Secrets' slogan is "unlimited luxury" and this adults-only, all-inclusive resort certainly delivers on this slogan. Perfectly situated on a serene beachfront and surrounded by lush tropical gardens, this hidden gem in Costa Rica is one of the most peaceful and stunning all-inclusives you'll ever stay at.
Their terrace lounges are the ideal place to sip on cocktails, as they're decorated in chic patio furniture, including patio swings and day beds. Indulge in an array of international cuisine at the four à la carte restaurants, a buffet venue, a grill, and a café. Or, sneak away to enjoy a room service meal in the privacy of your gorgeous suite. 24-hour dining options are provided via room service or the charming Coco Café. Unlimited Luxury privileges include all meals, craft cocktails, natural fruit juices, pool service, and top-shelf spirits.
Secrets Papagayo Costa Rica offers 202 luxurious guest rooms and suites with views of the ultra-lush gardens or sea views of the Gulf of Papagayo. Your suite will have a private furnished terrace or balcony, a king-size bed or two double beds, a spacious bathroom, and chic decor. With white palettes, turquoise touches, and wooden accents, the suites are as stylish as can be. Your room choices include tropical bungalow suites and rooms with a private plunge pool.
The Royalton Cayo Santa Maria is a rare, sophisticated adults-only getaway in Cuba. The colorful and charming culture of Cuba meets a luxury experience at this resort. Royalton resorts are renowned for offering the best of the best to their guests in terms of exceptional service, incredible attention to detail, and overly-accommodating staff. This awesome all-inclusive has picture-perfect facilities, world-class cuisine, and a modern feel. The Royalton Cayo Santa Maria was the 2016 Certificate of Excellence Winner for consistently achieving outstanding reviews on TripAdvisor has been a winner of TripAdvisor's Travelers Choice Awards for several consecutive years.
This world-class resort has received thousands of accolades and 5-star guest reviews on TripAdvisor, all from happy guests whose expectations were exceeded. Some of the categories it has won in are 'Best Hotel in the Caribbean' and 'Most Romantic Hotel in the Caribbean,' among other awards.
Guests really do get the royal treatment here, as they're treated to butler service on the beach and by the pools, as well as 24-hour room service. Two pools and four bars are at your disposal, as well as discounts on spa services for all hotel guests. Wake up each morning in paradise to a magnificent ocean view, between high thread count sheets atop a premium plush mattress. Each luxury room offers a modern rain shower, satellite television, a stocked minibar, a coffee maker, and a beautiful terrace to let the tropical breezes flow gently in.
The Curacao Marriott Beach Resort is conveniently located on a gorgeous Caribbean beach and only 5 minutes from the dreamy, colorful, and vibrant downtown Curacao. This luxurious private beachfront resort has all-inclusive options, but you must specifically book the all-inclusive package. Marriott’s all-inclusive Caribbean vacations are luxurious, to say the least. These all-inclusive packages immerse you in an incredible resort experience within the reputable Marriott brand at a highly-sought-after island destination. The flat-rate room price includes three delicious meals each day, cocktails, juices, desserts, and more. Rooms have luxury beds with plush pillow top mattresses, modern touches such as high-speed internet and flatscreen TVs, and bright decor.
This resort has it all...especially location, location, location. Willemstad, the capital city of Curacao, is well-known for its brightly-colored houses of traditional colonial architecture and its beautiful harbor with rich coral reef.
While staying at Curacao Marriott Beach Resort, you're only few miles from Willemstad, which makes this resort ideal in terms of location. Here, in downtown Curacao, you can walk on the Queen Emma Pontoon Bridge which floats on the water at the harbor, and it occasionally swings open to allow ships to leave or enter the harbor. It's a great spot to take in the colorful houses of the Otrobanda quarter, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Back at the resort, enjoy food and cocktails at Seabreeze swim-up bar and restaurant or try your luck at the exciting resort casino.
Marquis Los Cabos is an all-inclusive, adults-only resort where every suite is an ocean view. Nestled in the tranquil southern tip of the Baja peninsula in Los Cabos, Mexico, you'll find this elegant and sophisticated oasis. Expect world-class dining in the form of gourmet restaurants, poolside service, and room service. Los Cabos is known for its beautiful beaches, sunny weather, and breathtaking stars that light up the sky at night. Your all-inclusive stay here includes meals and beverages from the world-class resort restaurants, 24-hour room service, and unlimited cocktails. A full-service spa and three sparkling pools invite you to relax without chaos or noise. Instagram moments are all around you; for example, by walking across the stepping stone, walk-on-water bridge that adorns one of the resort's chic pools.
The suites at Marquis Los Cabos are all about stylish and trendy decor, with furnished balconies and jetted bathtubs. Enjoy sweeping views of the Mar de Cortes, as an ocean view is guaranteed in every suite. Modern luxuries are not forgotten in these suites, which provide you with all of the comforts of home in a next-level chic suite. For the ultimate experience, book one of their Casitas, which is a multi-floor hotel suite with a separated living and dining area, a wet bar, and two full bathrooms. The Casitas also have a rooftop pool and sundeck, which is everything. Your private rooftop oasis is amazing for soaking up the sun in privacy and for being that much closer to the stars while relaxing on your rooftop lounge chairs at night.
Barbados is an exotic location with a rich culture and an extensive variety of scenery and activities. Nature lovers will love the lush landscapes, monkey-populated forests, sea caves, rocky cliffs, white-sand beaches, and sparkling seas. At Sandals Barbados Resort & Spa, your pickiest friends will be in for the surprise of their life. Here, you'll get a mega all-inclusive vacation that includes access to two stunning resorts for the price of one.
You'll get access to Sandals Barbados Resort & Spa and Sandals Royal Barbados Resort & Spa. In total, you'll get all-inclusive access to 17 restaurants, 12 bars, two gorgeous beaches, and multiple luxury amenities. The resorts are right next to each other, so you can freely explore each of them at your leisure and never get bored.
The beautifully-designed suites include swim-up suites and suites with private tranquility soaking tubs on your patio. As far as restaurant choices go, choose from delectable menus inspired by Paris, Tokyo, India, Italy, and more. You'll be an honored guest at any of 17 restaurants, each with its own unique ambiance, setting, and its own creative dishes.
Sandals first rooftop pool is yours to enjoy at Sandals Royal Barbados. Overlooking the ocean from its rooftop setting, this glass infinity pool one of 34 pools featured at Sandals Royal Barbados. Its rooftop location makes it the perfect place to sunbathe while taking in the beautiful views. Sandals Barbados also has a bowling alley for guest use and a craft beer garden.
Half Moon Resort is a bucket-list destination in and of itself, set on 400 acres of immaculate beachfront grounds and tropical gardens in Jamaica. The resort is home to the largest award-winning spa in Jamaica, a huge golf course, an equestrian center with 28 horses, and Jamaica's best restaurant, The Sugar Mill. Guests have some of the most amazing activities at their fingertips while staying at Half Moon, including horseback riding along the turquoise Caribbean Sea, swimming with dolphins in the resort's private cove, kayaking, windsurfing, tennis, and much more.
Included in your room rate, you'll get unlimited access to the resort's water sports equipment, tennis courts, golf course, tennis courts, fitness center, and more. The resort's individual rooms, suites, and villas mostly have views of the vibrant Caribbean Sea and an elegant vibe of understated luxury. The suites have beautiful white vintage-style shutters and elegant french doors that lead onto your private patio or balcony. Other extra-special touches these rooms include are stylish chaise lounges that face the ocean view (perfect for reading a book with a view of paradise), modern furnishings, a cute vanity table and desk, and a luxurious bed with deluxe mattress. The entire resort is stunning, but the rooms are especially beautiful.
The island of St. Lucia is known for it's ultra-lush landscape, striking mountains, natural wonders, banana plantations, and sandy beaches. St. Lucia is easily one of the most beautiful Caribbean destinations, and Jade Mountain Resort is easily one of the most incredible resorts on the island. Jade Mountain Resort rises above to offer guests the ultimate viewpoint, so that you can take in St. Lucia's stunning scenery and let its beauty encircle you.
The architecture and design at Jade Mountain Resort is next-level. Individual bridges leading to exceptional pool sanctuaries, rugged stoned-faced columns reaching towards the sky, platforms that float out into nature, and stage-like settings to embrace the epic scenery.
The suites at Jade Mountain Resort have their own private infinity pools. Yes, you read that correctly. The infinity pool will truly take your breath away, as it meets views of St. Lucia's mountain peaks that seem to be close enough to touch. Each of the 24 infinity pool sanctuary accommodations at Jade Mountain St. Lucia are carefully-designed individual works of art and architecture. All of the sanctuaries have jaw-dropping views of the Pitons and the Caribbean Sea. All of the suites also feature 15-foot-high ceilings and are designed with the 4th wall open to the views while at the same time allowing for complete privacy. The all-inclusive option allows you to enjoy food and drinks without worrying about a bill, and the food and drinks are always of premium quality.
The Jade Mountain Club is popular among guests, where the Celestial Terrace is the perfect spot for sunset cocktails or stargazing at night. Soft sandy beaches are easily accessible from this exclusive and private resort, but you may not actually want to leave the resort grounds.
Thatch Caye Resort is an all-inclusive private island resort in Belize and one of the only resorts offering overwater bungalows. You'll experience all of the beauty and serenity of Belize from your private island, perfectly located along the Belize Barrier Reef and just a short boat ride away from awesome excursions and adventures. The island resort only holds 30 guests at a time, guaranteeing a unique and special experience that strays from the boring cookie-cutter mentality of many other all-inclusives. Thatch Caye's All-Inclusive Island Style package is better than you'd expect. All-inclusive means something a bit differently when you're living on a private island.
Meals are made fresh daily, which means that the fresh food and drinks come to the island via boat on a regular basis. Rather than typical restaurants, Thatch Caye offers a fun and relaxed community-style dining experience that epitomizes the carefree island life.
Meals are made with local authentic ingredients that are sure to impress your taste buds. The all-inclusive package includes three meals per day and snacks, local alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, boat transfers, marine access, kayaks, paddle boards, snorkel gear, fishing poles, and more!
A room over the water is the ultimate luxury, and Thatch Caye's overwater bungalows are built on stilts out over the ocean. Each bungalow is beautifully decorated with en-suite bathrooms, deluxe bedding, and spacious terraces. With stunning 180 degree views of distant islands and clear blue water, the bungalows are truly idyllic. But what makes them even better is your hammock on your private patio, which sways with the island breezes and completely relaxes you.
Located on the stunning Gulf of Thailand within seven acres of lush tropical greenery is the Chiva-Som Hua Hin all-inclusive resort. The lush nature surrounding this resort promotes wellness, balance, peace, and relaxation. This beautiful beachfront resort is set within banyan-filled gardens and the vibe is all about peaceful luxury. The room rate includes all meals and beverages, one daily massage, a holistic wellness consultation, unlimited use of water therapy suites, and a variety of leisure activities such as yoga and beachside fitness.
The accommodations at Chiva-Som boast oceanview rooms with private balconies that overlook the beach, the exquisite pool, and the Gulf of Thailand. Some of the guest rooms offer a private Jacuzzi on the terrace and a lush private garden. All guest rooms are elegantly decorated and adorned with Thai silk, teak, and bamboo accents to give you an authentic Thai ambiance.
This all-inclusive resort focuses on maintaining a retreat of tranquility and holistic wellness. The resort blends holistic health, fitness, nutrition, aesthetic beauty, and other wellness modalities to ensure guests feel pampered, healthy, and rejuvenated. This is a far cry from a boozy all-inclusive in Cancun, Mexico. Here, natural beauty and serenity surround you at every turn. Expert health practitioners are available on the grounds, and the cuisine is crafted by exceptional chefs who specialize in nutritional health.
Beloved Playa Mujeres by Excellence Resorts is a luxury boutique adults-only all-inclusive resort that will impress just about anyone. It's located on the beach, steps from perfect white sand and glistening turquoise waters and away from the dirty party scene of Cancun. It'll only take you 40 minutes by boat to get to Isla Mujeres, the popular tourist destination that never disappoints. At Beloved Playa Mujeres, there are 3 outdoor pool sanctuaries, outdoor tennis courts, rooftop terraces with lounge beds, a swim-up bar, and plenty of fine dining. The Swim-up Bar serves a variety of tropical cocktails and refreshing drinks. Feel the Caribbean breeze, relax and enjoy a cocktail as the sun goes down. Dining options include a sushi and ceviche bar, a waffle bar, gluten-free menus, gourmet pizza, and more. It's easy to eat healthy here, but it's also easy to indulge. The fitness center provides yoga classes and other fun fitness ventures.
Accommodations are above and beyond at this all-inclusive luxury hotel—Swim-up Suites, Ocean View Terrace Suites with a private plunge pool, and Two Story Casita Suites with Plunge Pool. The Two-Story Casita Suites are especially incredible. Each of these spacious and luxurious ocean-view casitas features a private rooftop terrace with plunge pool, a king master bedroom, and stunning views of the Caribbean Sea. You'll also get a fully-stocked mini bar, private Jacuzzi, high-speed WiFi, Hydrotherapy, twice-daily maid service, and 24-hour room service.
The Grand Palladium White Sand Resort & Spa is a 5-star luxury resort and one of the five all-inclusive resorts that make up the Grand Palladium Riviera Maya resort. The resort takes its name from its prime location on a private white-sand beach and lush mangrove forest. It's located in one of the nicest areas of Mexico's Riviera Maya, between Tulum and Playa del Carmen.
Enjoy amenities such as “La Isla,” the pool exclusively for adults, one of the 6 other freshwater pools, the swim-up bar, and the crocodile habitat which showcases live feeding exhibitions. Speaking of feeding, this resort has 9 incredible restaurants which include traditional Mexican, gourmet Italian, American, and more. There's plenty of variety for even the pickiest of eaters.
The resort's "Mayan Suites" are for adults only, and they are enveloped by a beautiful man-made lake, so each room has a canoe or kayak for guests to enjoy the lake. You'll enjoy your private wooden terrace with a kayak landing over the lake, wooden hammocks, and small jetty where you will have a canoe available to travel around the lake surrounding our facilities. Since most all-inclusive resorts don't have a man-made lake feature, this hotel feels incredibly unique and special, ideal for nature lovers. Suites are incredibly spacious and beautiful, with unique wooden thatched ceilings and elegant decor.
Ikos Oceania Resort is a luxury all-inclusive property in Greece, set upon a private bay with a pristine beach along the Mediterranean Sea. This resort's rooms were newly renovated in 2017 and offer breathtaking sea and mountain views. The contemporary suites have stylish, modern furniture with a mix of beach wood, clean white palettes, and blue accents. At Ikos Oceania, even the pickiest eaters will enjoy their meals. The four a-la-carte restaurants on the property are impressively delicious, and the 'Dine Out' experience offered at no extra charge takes guests to some of the best local restaurants. The on-property restaurants have impressive menus that are mostly designed by Michelin-starred chefs. Available activities for guests include exploring the island on a bike, kayaking through the glistening Mediterranean, learning Greek dancing, or hiking into the mountains.
At this resort, your backyard is an unspoiled beach with soft golden sand and crystal-clear Mediterranean waters, enveloped by pretty fir trees. Included in your room rate are beauty products from Anne Sémonin Paris, 24-hour room service, high-tech Smart TVs, fully-stocked minibar, Michelin-starred restaurants, and private beachfront access. You'll also get unlimited access to the steam room, sauna, fitness studio, and heated outdoor swimming pool.
The Dreams Los Cabos Resort is a beautiful spacious resort in Los Cabos, Mexico with elegant decor and luxury amenities. Los Cabos is known for having gorgeous beaches and big, bright, beautiful stars that come out at night, so it's an idyllic destination for stargazing. With a desirable location along the sparking Sea of Cortez in Los Cabos, Mexico, the Dreams Los Cabos Resort and Spa is one of the most beautiful luxury all-inclusive resorts in Mexico. This resort is known for having impressive dining options, where the food actually tastes good and is of gourmet restaurant quality. They also have a huge infinity pool that is kept very clean and boasts panoramic ocean views that are especially incredible at sunset. The swim-up bar serves fresh craft cocktails, and the infinity pool illuminates with beautiful colors of pink and purple when the pool lights come on at night. There is also an adults-only pool that is separate from the main pool and rarely gets crowded. Since this resort is so spacious, overcrowding is not an issue and the demographic is typically mature couples seeking a beautiful oasis. Since this resort is meant to impress even the pickiest of travelers, they promise extra-accommodating staff, 24-hour room service, deluxe dreamlike beds, immaculate grounds, and modern touches.
Hyatt Ziva Rose Hall is one of the most luxurious all-inclusive destinations imaginable. Hyatt Ziva offers the ultimate Jamaican retreat in Montego Bay, featuring pristine beaches and stunning swimming pools including a swim-up bar. Included in your stay is unlimited food and drinks at the resort's world-class restaurants and bars, which includes fine dining and expertly-crafted cocktails. Choose from a wide variety of options, including gourmet steakhouses, and casual seaside cafes. White-sand beaches are at your fingertips, along with beachside and poolside service. Fitness is included as well, which includes yoga classes, pilates, aerobics classes, watersports, and a 24-hour gym. Club Level rooms offer guests even more prestigious amenities, including access to the Club Lounge and premium appetizers. The resort's impressive outdoor theater has nightly entertainment and live music.
Hyatt Ziva's swim-up suites are extraordinarily special, with direct access to the pool from your terrace. However, even the regular rooms have spectacular private terraces with views of the pool and ocean, and the terraces are designed with white palettes to compliment the sophisticated design of the interior. All of the modern luxuries you could want are included in the guest rooms, including quality luxury bedding, WiFi, flatscreen TVs, and a fully-stocked minibar.
If you've ever wanted to experience the real Hawaii, this resort is everything. Hidden away near the lush and peaceful town of Hana, on Maui’s southeastern coast, the Travaasa Hana is the most all-inclusive resort on the island. This unique luxury property is set amid rolling grass fields and palm trees above Kaihalulu Bay, with Sea Ranch Cottages offering private lanai and ocean views. The real Hawaii is yours to experience here, with lush nature all around you and a mesmerizing feeling of quiet paradise. Suites offer locally made bath amenities, deluxe organic linens, and high-quality whole bean coffee. The Travaasa Hana's all-inclusive program includes all meals, snacks, non-alcoholic drinks, and activities like snorkeling, horseback riding, and outdoor yoga.
Your backyard is Hana, where you'll find natural wonders such as black-sand beaches, red-sand beaches, hidden waterfalls, and bamboo forests. All-inclusive resorts are rare in Hawaii, but you've found one here at Travassa.
People call it a "Hana state of mind" because being in Hana, Maui is otherworldly, as though you're in an alternate universe. There's something about the beautiful smells of Hawaiian flowers, the extra-fresh air, the lush nature, the perfect sun, and the hidden gems of natural astonishment that will wrap you up in a fantasy.
At Club Med Kamarina, you can enjoy a luxury all-inclusive experience in Sicily, which is the largest of the Mediterranean Islands. A beautiful swimming pool sanctuary is set amidst a beautiful flower garden, and this charismatic Italian hotel overlooks the Mediterranean Sea. All-inclusive packages at Club Med Kamarina include all-day dining, alcoholic drinks served by the glass and at the bar, fruit juices and sodas, hot drinks, mocktails, wine, spirits, and more. The resort has a beach bar, pool bar, rooftop bar, nightclub bar, and then there are the restaurants. Fine Italian cuisine is at every turn at Club Med Kamarina, where the flavors of Sicily are truly incredible. The resort has 689 rooms split between charming bungalows (Villaggio) and an elegant hotel. The Villaggio is a labyrinth of narrow streets, cute alleyways, and pretty paved squares with flowers galore, just like a real Sicilian village. The unique bungalows are made of local stone, and the hotel rooms are picturesque. Each room has a balcony.
There are many historic towns near the Club Med Resort that guests can explore easily. For example, nearby the resort is Ragusa, a UNESCO World Heritage Site where you can see the beautiful Cathedral of San Giovanni Battista and the Ibleo Archeological Museum.
The Excellence Punta Cana Resort is a relaxing, laid-back resort on the island that faces a 30-mile stretch of white-sand beach. This five-star resort is a colonial village-style resort that encapsulates the easygoing island lifestyle. Fill your days with scenic coastal horseback rides, yoga, ziplining, and whale watching or just enjoy a siesta in your hammock. Enjoy picturesque sunset dinners at one of the resort's nine restaurants, followed by moonlit massages. You'll also get access to 10 bars, two huge pools, and private swim-up suites. This all-inclusive paradise includes all of your meals, unlimited premium alcoholic beverages, 24-hour room service, water service at the beach and pool, daily activities, and nightly entertainment.
Guests of this resort will also have plenty of activities to choose from, including catamaran boat rides, cave exploring, world-class snorkeling, zip-lining, and whale watching. Or, explore wildlife preserves and ecological parks, swim with dolphins and sea lions, or speedboat over to Isla Saona with a stop at a sand bar for a swim in waters filled with colorful starfish.
This area compliments its 15th century villages, basilicas, and colonial-era ruins. The capital of Santo Domingo is a showcase of colonial architecture including the first cathedral in the Americas, Cathedral of Santa María la Menor. A walk through the ancient Colonial Quarters lets you experience the oldest city in The New World.
Royal Davui Island Fiji Resort is an adults-only sanctuary located in the spectacular Beqa Lagoon in Fiji. Clear turquoise waters, white-sand beaches, tall palms, and perfect sunshine are yours at this resort. This exclusive boutique resort only accommodates few guests at a time and promises an immersive, idyllic experience.
It's a remote sanctuary only accessible by boat or helicopter, and this South Pacific Island resort helps you discover a bliss-like state of mind in a paradise-like setting. Meals from the freshest, finest, local ingredients are included in your stay, as well as beverages and activities.
The restaurants are incredible. The Banyan Restaurant, for example, is the heart of the resort as the beautiful banyan tree majestically ascends through the middle of the restaurant and towers over the premises. Your private terrace, however, will be an equally picturesque location for dining in paradise.
At Royal Davui Island Resort, there are 16 exceptional thatched-roof villas, secluded among ten acres of lush, tropical greenery. Each private villa comes with a private plunge pool overlooking Beqa Lagoon on your spacious sundeck. Enjoy champagne breakfasts on a deserted sandbar, in-room service from staff who know you by name, and when you're finished indulging in the included food and drink, you can swim with turtles and dolphins during an excursion.