10 Awesome All-Inclusive Chain Resorts for Food-Lovers
10 Awesome All-Inclusive Chain Resorts for Food-Lovers
Whether you’re traveling with your family or looking for an adults-only resort, there is an all-inclusive choice with good dining for you.
Sandals La Toc Golf Resort & Spa, St. Lucia
Sandals La Toc Golf Resort & Spa is the all-inclusive resort you’ll want to visit if you’re into scuba diving and golf. You get those and more when visiting this Saint Lucia property. Stay in one of the Millionaire Suites, and you’ll be living in the lap of luxury with a private infinity pool, butler service, room service, and private car transfers. All guests can indulge in Five-Star Diamond French and global cuisine at nine spectacular restaurants, including Armando's, named after Armando Diaz, one of Italy's most celebrated military heroes. As tribute to General Diaz, Armando's serves specialties from his home region of Campania, in the breezy atmosphere of the restaurant's outdoor dining rooms.
Meliá Paradisus Punta Cana
The Royal Service Experience at the Meliá Paradisus Punta Cana includes access to a private pool and pool concierge, butler service, a VIP lounge, and a private beach. You also get special treatment at La Palpa restaurant, reserved for Royal Service guests only. Or you can visit the Passion by Martín Berasategui restaurant, run by one of the world’s finest chefs, a winner of seven Michelin stars.
Hard Rock Cancún
Live it up like a rock star at the Hard Rock Cancún. Each room is decked out with a hydro spa tub and liquor dispenser. Yeah, they know the ingredients for a good party. Six on-property restaurants means your party won't go hungry before they hit up one (or all) of the six bars & lounges, and the Rock Spa means you will be able to recover in style the morning after. Some of your friends just couldn't leave junior behind? Not a problem. The Little Big Club is the resort's version of a kid's club.
Beaches Turks & Caicos Resort Villages & Spa
Not only can your kids party with Elmo and Cookie Monster thanks to Beaches’ partnership with Sesame Street Workshop, but also you can create scrapbooks of the entire vacation at the Martha Stewart craft center. Learn how to mix, blend, and scratch on vinyl, CDs, and iPods at the Scratch DJ Academy. Four-time Emmy Award winner and Culinary Ambassador chef Walter Staib oversees the dining program. There are 19 restaurants on site including a Parisian café, a Neapolitan-style pizzeria, an English pub, and a ‘50s-style American diner.
Couples Swept Away, Negril, Jamaica
Couples Swept Away in Negril, Jamaica, is the perfect lovers’ paradise. The resort has six restaurants — including Otaheite, where the Caribbean-flavored choices include Blue Mountain coffee-smoked duck breast, West Indian market salad, and grilled Caribbean seafood skewer — and well as eight bars, and three pools and includes romantic excursions like glass-bottom boat rides, sunset cruises, trips to a sunset bar, and couples scuba diving.
Secrets Maroma Beach Riviera Cancún
Guests at Secrets Maroma Beach Riviera Cancún can choose from seven à la carte restaurants (including Himitsu for pan-Asian specialties, Portofino for Italian fare, and Oceana for fresh seafood), a buffet venue, a café, or 24-hour room service. Private dinners on the beach can also be arranged, as can side-by-side beachfront massages. And did we mention unlimited premium wines, beers, and top-shelf spirits throughout" The resort is situated on one of the most famous beaches in all of Mexico, so whether you’re watching the sunset from your private balcony or taking advantage of your suite’s direct swim-out access to one of 12 pools, your view is guaranteed to be glorious.
Barceló Palace Deluxe Punta Cana
The Spanish-run hotel group operates over 140 hotels in 17 countries and has been family-run for three generations, so they know a thing or two about traveling with family. Barceló Palace Deluxe in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic has managed to make kids just as happy as their parents at this all-inclusive resort. A semi-pro baseball field, mini golf course, Pirate Island Water Parks, and separate teen and adult nightclubs are just some of the family-friendly features here. As for food, there is something for everyone from Japanese to Mexican to a local cuisine Dominican buffet restaurant.
Half Moon Montego Bay
Half Moon has hosted guests like Joan Crawford, Clark Gable, and even Queen Elizabeth II, so you know it must be good. The dining deals here can include all meals or just some. You will probably wish you went with the all meals and drink package considering they have a swim-up pool bar, beach barbecue, an Italian restaurant that replicates an Italian villa, and private options like a sunset gazebo dinner for two. Work up an appetite with a round of golf; the course here is one of the best in the world, and the resort’s Golf Academy is led by former pro Spencer Edwards.
Sanctuary at Cap Cana Punta Cana
Cocktail-making classes, dance lessons, Jack Nicklaus Signature golf courses, and saltwater swimming pools are just a few of the things to keep you busy at Sanctuary at Cap Cana. Their Blue Marlin restaurant is practically in the ocean and the seafood is so fresh you’d swear the fish jumped from the water right into the kitchen. A steakhouse, pan-Asian restaurant, global restaurant with a tropical twist, and private dinners round out the dining options at what Travel Advisor called one of 2014’s best resorts.
Grand Velas Resort Riviera Maya
Grand Velas Resort Riviera Maya in Mexico is just a five-minute drive from Playa del Carmen. But why leave the resort when you have access to so much? This resort includes 24-hour butler concierge service and has 15 bars and restaurants, including Cocina de Autor by Bruno Oteiza, serving Basque-inspired cuisine; Frida, serving fine Mexican; and six other private restaurants and five bars on site. Guests can also nosh nonstop thanks to 24-hour room service dining.