12. The Meridian Club — Turks & Caicos from 12 Best All-Inclusive Caribbean Resorts (Slideshow)

12 Best All-Inclusive Caribbean Resorts (Slideshow)

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The Meridien Club Pine Cay Turks and Caicos

12. The Meridian Club — Turks & Caicos

This resort is located on a private island in Turks & Caicos that’s its own slice of paradise. Each of its beachfront rooms comes with a screened-in porch, outdoor shower, and thatched hut. Visitors can leave the outside world behind, as there are no televisions, telephones, or even car traffic here. Activities like paddleboarding, kayaking, and sailing are included, too. Ocean-view dining, candlelight dinners, poolside BBQs, island picnics, and dining by private beach are all available. Standout dishes here include pan-seared scallops with smoked tomato broth, kale salad, Cheddar potato soup, and specialty mac and cheese.

Spice Island Beach Resort

11. Spice Island Beach Resort — Grenada

Grenada is home to Spice Island Beach Resort, an ultra-lux, award-winning, and environmentally conscious resort. The resort uses solar heating, energy-saving bulbs, and a close monitoring system on air conditioning usage. All suites are air-conditioned and outfitted with luxurious amenities including a whirlpool, LCD flat-screen televisions with cable, DVD player, and iPod docking station. The remarkable Oliver's Restaurant, located seaside, features excellent Creole and international cuisine, and a vegetarian selection. Expect hearty dishes like seafood chowder, roasted beef tenderloin, and dark chocolate soufflé.

The Body Holiday

10. The BodyHoliday LeSport — St. Lucia

Travelers whose chief concern is wellness will love St. Lucia’s The BodyHoliday. In addition to included meals and alcoholic beverages, every guest at this resort also receives a daily 50-minute spa treatment. A variety of activities are also available — ranging from yoga to scuba-diving so guests can stay fit during their vacations.  When it comes to food, the BodyHoliday delivers, too. Award-winning TAO is located here, as is the on-site Cariblue Restaurant. Oenophiles will appreciate the on-site Wine Salon. Here, they can taste wine often paired with a complementary side of cheese, fruit, and pizzas from the new stone oven in the resort's on-site Pavilion.

Curtain Bluff

9. Curtain Bluff — Antigua

With stunning ocean views from every room and suite, Curtain Bluff in Antigua is one dreamy five-star resortThe all-inclusive rate includes gourmet meals, top-shelf bar drinks, and water sports like scuba-diving, deep-sea fishing, and water skiing. And now for the food. Guests have a choice of dining at two restaurants for dinner. The Tamarind Tree is the place for fine-dining. Dishes with island flare — like pan-fried filet of Caribbean grouper served on a tropical fruit and tomato relish with crispy papaya chips — fill this menu. Limited to just 40 guests per night, the Sea Grape serves Italian/Antiguan influenced cuisine like pan-seared wahoo fillet. At this restaurant, diners will feast as tiki torches flicker on the sand and the sea laps at the shore. Curtain Bluff also boasts an extensive wine list with more than 25,000 bottles priced between $50 and $2,000.



Rosewood Jumby Bay

8. Rosewood Jumby Bay — Antigua

This secluded resort two miles off the coast of Antigua offers fine dining, activities, and a chance to really get away from it all. Once they arrived, guests will be enveloped in a serene environment that includes three meals daily and access to an unlimited open bar. They can participate in watersports, snorkeling, and sailboarding, as well as other aquatic activities. Executive chef Sylvain Hervochon, previously of restaurants based in France, heads up everything from a fine dining restaurant to the casual, open-air eatery The Beach Bar. The fine dining menu of The Estate House features selections of short courses and entrées with bold flavors. The menu's many highlights include roasted butternut ravioli with truffle butter, grilled sea bass and Mediterranean salsa, and seafood risotto with asparagus.

Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Punta Cana

7. Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana — Dominican Republic

The all-inclusive package at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana is so good it’s almost unbelievable. It not only includes 24-hour in-room service, but all of the meals and drinks to boot. This hotel boasts 15 pools and nine acclaimed international restaurants in addition to five bars and lounges. Enjoy Italian fare at Ciao, Brazilian steakhouse grub at Ipanema, Caribbean cuisine at Isla, Mexican bites at Las Gallos, and Chinese and Japanese food at Zen.  In keeping with the hotel’s theme, chef Kerry Simon (dubbed the "Rock 'n’ Roll Chef" by Rolling Stone) also has his very own Simon Mansion and Supper Club. Meals are not included here, but if you really want to go all out, you’ve got that option.

Manchebo Beach Resort & Spa

6. Manchebo Beach Resort & Spa — Aruba

Aruba’s two-story boutique Manchebo Beach Resort & Spa is located on the island’s widest beach and provides guests with stunning views. Its all-inclusive package features meals at its three on-site restaurants. Breakfast — usually consisting of fresh fruit, coffee, and bread in addition to made-to-order items — is served poolside at the open-air Ike’s Bistro. Guests can enjoy lunch at Pega-Pega Beach Bar, where lighter fare dominates this menu. Expect grouper tempura, curried shrimp, and spicy steak salad in addition to an impressive cocktail selection. And diners can enjoy live music indoors or head outside and eat under the stars at the French Steakhouse. Here, they’ll find seafood or steak entrées and can finish off the evening with decadent chocolate mousse. Visitors also can take one complimentary yoga and one Pilates class — specialties here, as the resort also offers wellness programs — during their stay.

Divi Carina All Inclusive Resort

5. Divi Carina Bay Beach Resort — St. Croix

Divi Carina Bay Beach Resort’s dining program delivers. The all-inclusive meal plan includes three meals a day and unlimited domestic beer and soft drinks, house wine, non-premium cocktails, and alcoholic beverages. This St. Croix resort is home to four notable restaurants: the Starlite Grille offers Caribbean-infused cuisine for breakfast and dinner; the Dockside Café is a casual poolside restaurant for lunch and dinner with the weekly entertainment of steel pan players, mocko jumbies (stilt walkers), and flame dancers; East End Pizza dishes out brick-oven pizza; and located inside the Divi Casino, Carina Café offers classic American dishes daily. Other amenities here include two freshwater swimming pools, a 1,000-foot white sand beach, a fitness center, and nightly entertainment.

Beaches by Sandals

4. Beaches Turks & Caicos Resort Villages & Spa — Turks & Caicos

This perfect-for-families resort includes a 45,000-square-foot waterpark, four villages, a 12-mile beach, and a staggering 19 restaurants and 12 bars. Impressive restaurants here include Le Petit Chateau. At this adults-only spot, diners can order everything from wild mushroom risotto to its signature dish, frog legs. More casual options include the Bella Napoli Pizzeria and Soy, which offers sushi. Barefoot by the Sea is another gem. Wiggle your toes in the sand and eat outside on the beach as you enjoy seafood with panoramic views of the Caribbean Sea.

Casade Campo

3. Casa de Campo — Dominican Republic

Casa de Campo is a breathtaking 7,000-acre hotel, resort, and residential community in the Dominican Republic. Oscar de la Renta designed the "ambiance" of this chic hotel that is brimming with dining options. The all-inclusive supplement at this resort includes meals at seven restaurants and unlimited drinks in the restaurants, bars, and lounges. The crown jewel of the impressive dining program is The Beach Club by Le Cirque. Yes, that Le Cirque. The restaurant is set on the private Minitas Beach and diners can enjoy tropical breezes and breathtaking views as they dine on delicious seafood, grilled meats, pasta, fresh salads, and side dishes along with palate-pleasing desserts.

Pirates Point

2. Pirates Point Resort and Dive Center — Cayman Islands

Located on the Cayman Islands’ Little Cayman, Pirates Point Resort has a dining program that is beyond impressive. Owner/manager Gladys Howard is an award-winning cookbook author with one unbelievable résumé. She’s studied with Julia Child, James Beard, Jacques Pépin, Lucy Lo, and at the famed Cordon Bleu in Paris. Howard even hosts a weekly champagne cocktail party at her home. Guests will enjoy buffet-style and plate-service meals (as this is an island, fresh fish and sushi are staples of the menu) prepared by gourmet chefs. Additional amenities here include a 40,000-gallon swimming pool, a Jacuzzi, and an impressive diving program that everyone from beginners to seasoned professionals will like. 

2. Pirates Point Resort and Dive Center — Cayman Islands


Located on the Cayman Islands’ Little Cayman, Pirates Point Resort has a dining program that is beyond impressive. Owner/manager Gladys Howard is an award-winning cookbook author with one unbelievable résumé. She’s studied with Julia Child, James Beard, Jacques Pépin, Lucy Lo, and at the famed Cordon Bleu in Paris. Howard even hosts a weekly champagne cocktail party at her home. Guests will enjoy buffet-style and plate-service meals (as this is an island, fresh fish and sushi are staples of the menu) prepared by gourmet chefs. Additional amenities here include a 40,000-gallon swimming pool, a Jacuzzi, and an impressive diving program that everyone from beginners to seasoned professionals will like. 

Half Moon a Rock Resort

1. Half Moon Resort — Jamaica

Montego Bay’s Half Moon Resort's fantastic dining program is what makes it shine. Plus, it has an impressive following, too. Guests including Clark Gable, John F. Kennedy and his wife Jacqueline, and George H.W. Bush, have all stayed here. And the resort is gorgeous enough to warrant an extensive guest list. Each room comes with a balcony or patio with spectacular view of the surroundings. The resort also is home to several very impressive fine dining restaurants. The noted Sugar Mill Restaurant embraces all of the flavors from the Caribbean. Expect dynamic and flavorful dishes like jerk-curry dusted chicken breast, coconut and saffron poached snapper fillet, and Jamaican rum cream cheesecake. For a true beachside meal, guests should head to the Seagrape Terrace, which is shaded by almond trees and overlooks Sunset Bay. Highlights here include crab-crusted grouper and pineapple pizza. Il Giardino serves rich Italian plates like gnocchi with fresh tomato sauce and dried buffalo mozzarella cheese and Chilean sea bass with a Parmesan crust. The Pepperpot only features Jamaican favorites like jerk pork, chicken, and sausage. And if somehow none of the aforementioned restaurants sound appetizing, the resort is also home to three causal dining spots and five bars (including one swim-up one), too.

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