Not having to worry about the cost of activities and dining on vacation is a great plus. There are different types of all inclusive rates. Some resorts include all meals and most activities. This is a great scenario if you plan to spend most of your time in one place, but many not be the best value if you are planning to explore a lot since you would be paying for meals that you would then not be able to make. If you, for example, know that you will be having breakfast and dinner at your hotel, and lunch elsewhere during the day, look for meal plans that allow such a flexibility. Hotels often offer packages as an option, so you have to book the package instead of just the room to get the special rate. More secluded the destination, the more likely the hotel is to offer a package that includes meals because they know that other restaurants are harder to get to. Our list includes many affordable all-inclusive vacations as well as ultra-luxury getaways.
1. Jade Mountain Resort
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With over 600 acres of beachfront property to its name, the Jade Mountain Resort on the southwestern Caribbean coastline is undeniably one of the most incredible places to stay when in St. Lucia. Packed with a ton of activities, both leisure and recreational, to enjoy, guests will find that there is always something new to experience and discover at the Jade Mountain Resort. With several all-in packages to maximize and experience, there’s something for everybody to enjoy. Honeymooners and couples can try the Total Romance packages, while scuba enthusiasts will surely love the Coral Kaleidoscope package. Lovers of the outdoors can try the Amazing Adventure Package while guests who just want to enjoy peace and quiet can try the Tropical Tranquility All-In Package.
Mamin, St. Lucia, Phone: 800-223-1108
2. Peter Island Resort in the BVI
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Check into the Peter Island Resort in the BVI. This tropical hideaway is a favorite with honeymooners and couples who like privacy and luxury service. The resort gives you a chance to try many different activities, including snorkeling, diving romantic beach picnics and ultra-relaxing massages at the spa. If you are looking for the ultimate private island honeymoon hideaway in the British Virgin Islands, check into this amazing resort.
3. Sal Salis, Ningaloo Reef in Australia
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A unique eco-friendly hideaway on the edge of the ocean and the coral reef in Western Australia, Sal Salis offers guests the opportunity to get closer to nature. In the morning, wake up to the song of birds, ocean views and a glimpse of kangaroos grazing among the dunes. The hideaway offers 9 spacious wilderness tents just steps from the ocean and the beautiful coral reef. The tents were designed to blend with the surrounding dunes. They are set on raised platforms and breathtaking views of the sea and the land. Each tent has a comfortable bed and an environmentally friendly en suite bathroom.
The main lodge has a lounge area with panoramic views across the reef and Indian Ocean. There is a library, board games and a dining area with a self-service bar. Swim in the surrounding ocean, relax on the beach, go snorkeling, kayaking and join one of the guided walks.
Whale sharks are gentle and graceful animals - they are quite awe-inspiring from up close. We are used to seeing HD footage of these magnificent animals under water, but how many of us would jump in for a swim with them given a chance? What is sure to be a highlight of your trip to Australia, Sal Salis, Ningaloo Reef offers the opportunity to get in the water with these amazing animals. From April through July, the resort offers 3- and 4-night all-inclusive Whale Shark packages which start from AU$2,660 per person. The rate includes tented en-suite accommodation, all meals, beverages, daily guided activities and one swim cruise per person. The full day trip includes use of wetsuit and snorkel gear, gourmet buffet lunch onboard with soft drinks and a complementary DVD of your day.
The night sky over the resort is simply spectacular. Bring your camera and take photos of star trails or just lie on the beach and enjoy the view.
4. Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort
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A five-star resort best known for maintaining eco-resort practices without sacrificing any of its award-winning services and amenities, the Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort promises unparalleled rest and relaxation in the middle of the South Pacific. Here, guests can experience the best of Fiji’s local nature and natural environment, while still enjoying unique experiences and recreational activities. Voted the best family resort in Fiji as well as one of the top romantic luxury vacations for couples, the Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort also offers special all-inclusive vacation packages that will suit a variety of needs for every party's individual requirements and requests.
Lesiaceva Pt. Road, Savusavu, Fiji, Phone: +613-9815-0379
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5. Curtain Bluff in Antigua
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Great for honeymooners, Curtain Bluff in Antigua, West Indies, offers guests attentive service, a long sandy bay, variety of water sports and other activities. If you are a certified scuba diver, you can join one of the dives to Cades Reef without paying additional fees. Similarly, fishing enthusiasts can use the hotel boat on a complimentary basis. If you like to try many different activities, all-inclusive pricing can give you significant savings. The 5,000 square foot spa has luxurious treatment rooms, complete with balconies. After your massage, lounge next to the infinity-edge hot water plunge pool with views of the Caribbean Sea.
6. Gran Ventana in the Dominican Republic
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Whether you are planning a family getaway or an active couples' trip, the Gran Ventana in the Dominican Republic offers plenty of things to do, included in the cost of your stay. The Playa Dorada Tourist Complex offers quite a selection of activities and is the largest tourist development on the island. The Gran Ventana is ideal for those who want to combine relaxing with many activities.
7. Bolongo Bay in St Thomas
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If you are looking for a beach resort with daily entertainment and many different activities, head to the all-inclusive Bolongo Bay Beach Resort on the scenic Caribbean island of St Thomas in the US Virgin Islands. The motto of the resort is day and night fun, from live entertainment 365 days a year to an impressive selection of beach toys and gear.
When you check into the resort, the Activity Coordinators can help you line up all the activities that you want to learn, including stand-up paddle boarding, sailing and scuba diving. Take the free Discover Scuba Diving lesson taught by the experts at the St. Thomas Diving Club and start exploring the spectacular underwater Caribbean sea life. Other island adventures to try include deep sea fishing, parasailing, horseback riding, and kayaking with spotted eagle rays in the USVI wildlife sanctuaries. (800-524-4746).
8. Crystal Cove in Barbados
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Barbados is known for its colorful sunsets over the Caribbean Sea, beautiful sandy shore and pristine waters great for snorkeling and diving. The 88-room Crystal Cove offers rates that include meals and activities, including the Kids' Club with supervised activities, crafts and games, offering a good value to families. The resort has three lagoon-like pools, tennis courts, and two restaurants and bars. Turtle Beach Resort on the south coast of Barbados is another great option, especially for those who want more space since the resort has 161 suites with private patios.
9. Heron Island All Inclusive
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If you are looking for a luxury getaway where you will be pampered from head to toe with five star service, there are many excellent options. Heron Island in Australia has a new spa and luxury suites just steps from the water. You get to snorkel and scuba dive on the best coral reef in the world.
10. Secrets Maroma Beach in Cancun
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Secrets Maroma Beach Riviera Cancun, Mexico has a very well thought-out all-inclusive program, the idea being that you should not worry about charges while relaxing on vacation. Once you book your stay and are quote a daily rate, you won't have to worry about tipping, taxes or activities because everything is included. The resort has a beautiful white-sand beach, several pools, a swim-up bar and plush guest accommodations with romantic touches. Enjoy 24-hour room service (also included), a 24-hour concierge to help you plan last minute romantic activities, and a complimentary mini-bar refreshed daily.
The property is an all-suite getaway with 412 suites on 500 beautiful oceanfront acres. The suites are close to 12 smaller pools and a large infinity pool with spectacular ocean views. Dine at 7 gourmet restaurants and 8 bars, choosing from a variety of different flavors from around the world. For some extra pampering, head to the Secrets Spa by Pevonia which has outdoor and indoor treatment spaces, whirlpools, state-of-the-art fitness center, open-air theater and premium cocktails. There is an array of activities to choose from, ranging from stargazing rock n' roll parties and music lounge to land activities during the day. Take complimentary tennis clinics, plan volleyball, try archery, yoga, bocce, dance lessons, sailing, windsurfing, snorkeling and many more. Rates are all-inclusive. The resort can even include airfare in your reservation if you like (52 984-877-3600).
11. Kamalame Cay, All Inclusive in the Bahamas
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At Kamalame Cay, vacationers enjoy "Guest of House Rates", so be sure to ask about this program when booking. This will cover all all food, beverage, spirits and house wines. However, there is an additional tax and gratuity charge. You will also have to pay for transfers yourself. Kamalame Cay is private and secluded, with spectacular views. There are just 11 guest rooms and cottages, so you can look forward to a quiet vacation. Tiamo Resorts is another good option.
12. All Inclusive Beach Resorts: Soneva Fushi in the Maldives
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Located on the tropical island of Kunfunadhoo in Baa Atoll in the Maldives, Soneva Fushi is one of the best private island resorts in the world. This tropical paradise offers secluded beaches, gourmet gardens and spectacular views. There are just 65 guest villas, each with a private stretch of white sandy beach and a garden which extends from the bathroom. Many villas offer private swimming pools, ideal on a romantic honeymoon.
The unique Six Senses Spa is famous for its relaxing and therapeutic treatments. Choose from signature journeys, Thai treatments, Balinese massage, doctor-assisted Ayurvedic and nutritional programs.
Many dining options are offered, including a romantic evening under the stars, beachfront dining and in villa service.
If you are looking for the ultimate romantic idea for an incredible wedding proposal, honeymoon or anniversary, check into your own private villa at Soneva Fushi. Each private villa has two- to six bedrooms, a free-form pool and spectacular ocean views.
The villas, which sell for $4 million and up, are available for rent through the resort's managed rental program. The villas were built using sustainable methods to preserve the island ecosystem. You will be able to snorkel just off the shore and explore the pristine waters around the island.
Each of the accommodations has an enormous swimming pool which flows through the individual buildings of the villa complex. You can rent one of these properties through resort reservations. (+960 660-0304).
13. Couples Swept Away in Jamaica
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Couples Swept Away in Jamaica offers rates from just $290 and a diverse range of activities such as snorkeling, sailing and wind surfing. Guests can dine at six distinct restaurants offering a variety of flavors and settings that range from casual to sophisticated. The resort has three pools, a swim up bar and several whirlpools for those who prefer the pool. The sandy shore has soft sand and relaxing hammocks.
14. Grand Solmar Rancho San Lucas
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Paradise awaits at the secluded Grand Solmar Rancho San Lucas. Nestled on the beachfront, the Grand Solmar is a private resort community that promises guests the opportunity to enjoy peace and quiet. Disconnect from the stress of daily life with all-inclusive packages available to vacationers in this resort. Swim along a private beachfront, explore nearby attractions like a unique lagoon with water slides and other activities, or simply enjoy a relaxing treatment at the full-service spa located in the hotel. Meanwhile, a Greg Norman Signature golf course is also open to visitors alongside other recreational activities for guests to enjoy with their families and traveling companions.
Carretera a Todos Santos KM 120, Cabo San Lucas, BCS C.P. 23473, Mexico, Phone: 844-413-2654
15. Majestic Colonial Punta Cana
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Designed to melt into the rich vegetation and wildlife of the Dominican Republic is the Majestic Colonial Punta Cana, five-star accommodation and resort. Ready to welcome all beach-loving visitors, the Majestic Colonial Punta Cana features a sprawling complex with great amenities and features that will make all-in stays here truly worth it. Guests can enjoy luxurious colonial-style guest rooms and suites, dine on mouthwatering cuisine to suit any palette, and sip on fantastic alcoholic beverages care of the adult-only Colonial Club. The resort also has a fantastic golf course, a full-service spa, and other great offers and services that will make your stay a luxurious one.
Carr. El Macao, Arena Gorda, 23000 Punta Cana, Republica Dominicana, Phone: 888-477-7227
16. Warwick Paradise Island
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A five-star pampering awaits at the adult-only Warwick Paradise Island resort. Nestled in the idyllic surrounds of the Bahamas, the Warwick Paradise Island promises an escape from the stress of everyday life. Slip away into the quiet and serenity of the resort’s private harbor, soak up the warmth and comfort of the Bahamian sun, and stretch out on a white sandy beach before jumping into the water to play and swim. Food is spectacular at Warwick Paradise Island, too, with five famous restaurants open to guests that serve indulgent meals and memorable fare. Whether you’re coming for a honeymoon, a romantic getaway, or just some me-time, this resort in the Bahamas is a great choice for an all-inclusive trip.
Harbour Drive, Nassau, Bahamas, Phone: 242-363-2560
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17. Azul Ixtapa Grand
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When it comes to all-inclusive resorts in Mexico, the Azul Ixtapa Grand is certainly one to add to your bucket list. This 4-star hotel in Ixtapa is every vacationer’s gateway to the Playa Azul Grand and Quieta Beach with water adventures as well as hiking and biking opportunities available to guests. Meanwhile, the nearby nightlife is always active with bars breaking out and hitting the beach as soon as the sun sets. At the hotel, guests can enjoy plush and luxurious accommodations with incredible amenities like two poolside bars, a swim-up bar, a beachfront spa, and even a tennis court and billiards room.
Paseo, Punta Ixtapa Lote 2, Zona Hotelera 40880 Ixtapa Zihuatanejo, Mexico, Phone: +52-7555-555-0810
18. Dolphin Island, All Inclusive in Fiji
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Dolphin Island is a private ultra luxury island vacation getaway in Fiji that accommodates only a handful of couples at a time. You will have the island almost completely to yourself, which means empty beaches, unspoiled nature and romantic sunsets, a perfect honeymoon destination. The resort prepares all the meals, drinks and helps arrange daily activities. On the island, guests find snorkeling equipment for exploring the coral reefs with colorful Fijian fish and other marine life. Kayaks and a Hobie Catamaran are also included in the daily rate. A walking trail leads from the main buildings to the other side of the island. Plan a romantic picnic and lounge on the sandy beach.
The resort is a 10-minute ride boat from the mainland. Fly to Nadi international airport. From the airport, the transfer by car (2 hours) and boat (10 minutes) is included in the cost of your stay. Alternatively, helicopter or a seaplane are available for additional cost.
19. Mia Reef
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Say hello to your very own paradise care of Mia Reef Hotel and its private island. Whether you’re traveling with your partner, family, or friends, Mia Reef Isla Mujeres is bound to deliver memorable experiences that are worth every penny thanks to their all-inclusive packages. What Mia Reef does best, however, is bringing together an experience that features the best of Mexican culture in every element of a guests stay, whether that be their accommodations, meals, recreational activities, or other activities. Explore the colorful world under the sea, or simply soak in the gorgeous Mexican sun. Whatever you choose to do, the world is your oyster at Mia Reef.
Islote El Yunque 77400 Isla Mujeres, Q.R., Mexico, Phone: +52-998-999-2050
20. Jumby Bay Island Resort
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When it comes to the ultimate beach trips, there’s nothing quite like heading to a private island paradise like Jumby Bay Island. Here, with 300 acres to call your own private playground, guests will find one of the most popular and sought-after all-inclusive destinations in the Caribbean. As soon as guests touch down at Antigua, a private yacht will whisk them away to sail across sparkling turquoise waters and towards the Jumby bay Island Resort. At this bright and well-decorated resort, guests can stay in one of 40 fantastic suites with varying views, each of which is just beautiful as the next, and relaxing interiors that are both simple yet sophisticated.
St. John’s, Antigua, West Indies, Phone: 682-514-4267
21. Atlantis the Palm
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There is no denying that Dubai is one of the world’s most luxurious cities and while there are many hotels and resorts to stay in with five-star amenities and opulent guest rooms, Atlantis the Palm is arguably one of the best. With all-in packages that will promise you bang for your buck, Atlantis the Plam is nestled in the heart of the city’s iconic entertainment district and jam-packed with unique experiences. Make lifetime memories with unique attractions like the Atlantis Aquaventure which is home to the largest waterpark in the world, the most popular aquarium in Dubai, and tons of great watersports. Additionally, Atlantis the Palm features world-class dining with Michelin star restaurants onsite care of culinary greats like Gordon Ramsay and world-famous restaurants like Nobu.
Crescent Road, The Palm Jumeirah, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Phone: +971-44226-2000
22. Lizard Island Resort
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Modern luxury is the name of the game when it comes to the Lizard Island Resort. Situated at the northernmost end of the Great Barrier Reef, the Lizard Island Resort is a secluded paradise surrounded by gorgeous trees and fronted with a spectacular view of the ocean. It is one of the best places to stay for guests who want to explore the Great Barrier Reef at its finest and is the literal jump-off point to the reef as guests will not need to take any long boat rides just to see one of the world’s greatest natural wonders. Stays at the Lizard Island Resort are all-inclusive with mouthwatering gourmet meals served daily, free flowing alcoholic beverages, a motorized dinghy to visit the nearby beaches, and many more.
PMB 40, Queensland 4871, Australia, Phone: +61-1800-837-204
23. Atrium Palace Thalasso Spa Resort and Villas
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Make your visit to Rhodes Island a memorable one care of an all-inclusive stay at the 5-star Atrium Palace. Home to the famous Thalasso Spa, the Atrium Palace Resort is the pinnacle of luxury as this tropical paradise is home to a Blue Flag awarded beach in addition to fantastic culinary experiences and world-class spa services. The best way to experience Atrium Palace is through its premium all-inclusive package which offers incredible services alongside your stay at the resort. Guests will be treated to breakfast, lunch, and dinner care of the Symposium main restaurant, as well as the Mesogeos and Vista Mare Restaurants. Meanwhile, each guest can also enjoy a complimentary gourmet meal at the Asterias and benefits at the pool and beach bars of the resort.
Kalathos 851 02, Greece, Phone: +30-2244-031601
24. Akka Antendon Hotel
There’s no denying that Antalya is a must-visit for avid travelers. It is the perfect destination for a memorable summer trip and is known for breathtaking nature, incredible historic sites, buzzing nightlife, and so much more as some of Turkey’s best beaches are located here. When it comes to Antalya, there are few accommodations that compare to the Akka Antendon Hotel. Nestled along a hillside, the hotel is the perfect jump-off point for any Antalya adventure with its luxurious accommodations, ideal location, and comfortable environment. For guests who plan on staying within the vicinity of the Akka Antendon Hotel, be sure to maximize their all-inclusive packages to get your money’s worth!
Beldibi 1 Mevkii, 03994 Antalya, Turkey, Phone: +90-242-824-9999
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