Top 10 All-inclusive Resorts in the Caribbean
A decade ago, all-inclusive was almost unheard of. It was a thing of luxury - something for only the most affluent holidaymakers. Nowadays though, it’s surprisingly affordable, and can even work out cheaper if you’re visiting typically pricier locations such as the Caribbean. With just one payment covering your accommodation, food, drink and entertainment – unless you decide to leave the resort, of course – you can put the wallet away and enjoy one, or maybe two, weeks of paradise.
Here we have our pick of the top ten all-inclusive resorts in the Caribbean…
1. Divi Resorts, Aruba
If you’re travelling as a family then the Divi Resorts in Aruba – yes, there are three – are perfect especially if you’re looking for that extra special deal that will end your holiday on a high.
As well as a full programme of activities to have a go at, at the moment, if you’re travelling as a family then two children under the age of 18 will go free with two full paying adults.
2. Jumby Bay, Antigua
If you’re looking to really get away from the hustle and bustle of western life then the Jumby Bay resort, which can only be accessed by boat, is likely to tick all your boxes. Renowned for leaving guests speechless with its breathtaking views, this 300 acre island lies two miles from the Antiguan coast and houses 40 luxury bedrooms, a spa, restaurant and infinity pool overlooking the ocean.
3. Grand Velas, Riviera Maya
Everything you could ever want from an all-inclusive getaway is bundled up in this stunning Riviera Maya resort. With beach-facing suites and an adult-only sanctuary it’s the perfect place for newlyweds, couples and families alike. This is the largest of the resorts we’ve featured so far with 493 suites in total, but that makes sense considering it’s essentially three resorts in one. Riviera Maya is also an incedible place to stay if you are wanting to learn to scuba dive in the Caribbean,
4. Fowl Cay Resort, Bahamas
You wouldn’t expect any less from the Bahamas but the Fowl Cay Resort really does take a luxury to another level. Accommodating a maximum of 30 guests at a time on this private 50-acre island, each one-to-three-bedroom villa comes fully equipped with its own golf buggy, butler and motorboat!
5. Palm Island Resort, Grenadines
Spread over 135 acres and with five white sandy beaches, you’re guaranteed to find a tranquil spot you can call your own for the duration of your trip. A top contender for honeymooners, this private island resort is a blissful relaxation haven. When you’re there, it’s quite okay to do nothing other than lounge on the beach sipping tropical cocktails but if you’re feeling active why not try out one of the spectacular hiking trails?
6. Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Punta Cana
This iconic hotel has something for everything, from the luxurious Rock Spa to hosting some of the world’s hottest artists and DJ’s, it’s the perfect destination to both relax and party. Every year, the hotel puts on live entertainment performances from worldwide music artists like Pitbull and there are also several tournaments hosted here.
7. Breezes Resorts, Bahamas, Jamaica, Curacao
Breezes have six resorts spread throughout these three destinations, with family-friendly as well as adult-exclusive resorts available - the one you choose will ultimately depend on your lifestyle and who you’re travelling with. Our choice though is for the more adventurous and sporty out there, it’s Jamaica’s Breezes Runway Bay which comes set with a full 18-hole PGA golf course. If you would like to see more of this country you might also like to search Jamaica tours.
8. Sugar Ridge, Antigua
If you’re not a fan of sharing a pool with others, no matter how remote the resort, then Sugar Ridge has the perfect solution. Each of the modern rooms and villas within the resort comes complete with its private plunge pool – as if things couldn’t get any more luxurious!
9. Secrets Maroma Beach, Riviera Maya
Apologies to family travellers because this one’s definitely not for you. This luxurious, adult-only resort is a hot tub paradise with balconies laden with ocean-view tubs and suites with four poster beds fit for a king.
10. Club Med Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
And finally, we finish on a family friendly resort where the adults can relax and unwind safe in the knowledge the tots and teens are being supervised undertaking a whole programme of age-appropriate exciting activities. If you would like to do something meaningful with your family in your free time you might like to check out our volunteer programs in the Dominican Republic.
There were so many destinations that came close to making our list but we couldn’t include them all so if none of these fit the bill you might wish to try destinations like Cuba, Martinique and Barbados, also renowned for their fantastic all-inclusive resorts.