Winter weather, with all its snow flurries and chilling temperatures, is finally here and it’s not going anywhere. The holidays are also in full swing and that means you’ve likely got shopping and family on the brain. It’s a lot to have on your mind all at once. Which is why now is the perfect time to plan (or at least daydream about) your latest trip to an all-inclusive resort in the warm-year-round Caribbean. There, you’ll be able to dig your toes into warm, white sands and marvel at the crystal blue water the region is noted for. It’s enough to make you forget all your worries and ease a case of winter doldrums. Plus, if you stay at one of these resorts, most things are included in your fee so all you have to worry about is getting there.
Once you’ve arrived, let the staff handle the rest. At some of these top spots, you’ll enjoy meals, drinks, and yes, even massage treatments that are included in your stay. In ultimate rock star style, the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana features complimentary 24-hour room service, a top-shelf liquor dispenser, and all food and beverages are included. And the dining programs at these resorts really shine. The Cayman Islands’ Pirates Point Resort is owned by a top chef who has worked with the likes of Julia Child and James Beard. Plus, she even hosts a weekly champagne cocktail party at her home that guests can attend. After a few days at one of these resorts, the only question that you’ll be dwelling over as you lounge beachside is, "Piña colada or margarita?"
Click through our slideshow to see all of the 12 best all-inclusive Caribbean resorts, offering everything from stunning beach-views to top quality food.
The Daily Meal ranked these resorts based on the strength/prestige of their dining programs, legacy, number of amenities included, as well as recommendations by industry experts.