The 50 Best All-Inclusive Resorts in the Caribbean

A guide to the top Caribbean destinations for total relaxation

When it’s just too cold outside (or you can use a break from everyday life), a resort stay in the Caribbean almost guarantees relaxation. Consult this list when booking a sunny vacation and your trip is bound to be top-tier.

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In order to curate a list of the top all-inclusive experiences in the Caribbean, we looked at which resorts not only have all-inclusive packages but also offer the best of accommodations, food, beaches, pools and activities on both water and land. Many of the entries on this list received special recognition from the travel industry, especially with accolades from the 2019 World Travel Awards and TripAdvisor’s 2019 Traveler’s Choice Awards. We also looked back at our own coverage of resorts and hotel stays in the Caribbean, as well as overall industry buzz for the past year, if not decade, to complete this list of the best all-inclusive resorts in the region.

Bahia Principe Luxury Cayo Levantado (Semaná, Dominican Republic)

Bahia Principe Luxury Cayo Levantado (Semaná, Dominican Republic)

This 268-room Dominican resort boasts six restaurants, four bars, and two pools — and it's full of fun for the whole family. Towel and waiter service is available at both pools and on the resort’s beach, and guests also get a free hour every day to go kayaking, paddle surfing or snorkeling, play tennis or hire a catamaran. Scuba diving lessons can be taken in one of the resort’s pools, and aerobics and dance lessons are available as well. It was also named one of the top 25 all-inclusive resorts in the world in the 2019 TripAdvisor Traveler’s Choice Awards, which also named it the top all-inclusive spot in the entire Caribbean.

Bahia Principe Luxury Samana (Samaná, Dominican Republic)

Bahia Principe Luxury Samana (Samaná, Dominican Republic)

An adults-only resort, Luxury Bahia Principe Samana has a fantastic location next to the beach, where hotel guests can also swim (and imbibe in) an oceanside pool where drinks are served poolside. You can also enjoy butler service for the duration of your stay and take merengue classes or play bocce ball on the beach, among plenty of other activities and sports available. Ranked the 11th best all-inclusive resort in the Caribbean by TripAdvisor’s Traveler’s Choice Awards, the resort also has a spa with treatments like a caramel bath, a chocolate body wrap, cold water shock, hot stone massages and more.

Beaches Negril Resort & Spa (Negril, Jamaica)

Beaches Negril Resort & Spa (Negril, Jamaica)
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Renowned as one of the best beaches in the world, Negril’s Seven Mile Beach is the main attraction at Beaches Negril Resort & Spa. Guests have access to nine specialty restaurants, seven bars (some of which are poolside), unlimited premium spirits and wine, a waterpark, water sports and a scuba diving program that offers unlimited diving. Voted Jamaica’s leading all-inclusive family resort at the 2019 World Travel Awards, the Beaches Negril has plenty for the kids to do, too, including a supervised camp, a teens-only game room and a Caribbean Adventure with Sesame Street.

Beaches Turks & Caicos Resort Villages & Spa (Providenciales, Turks & Caicos Islands)

Beaches Turks & Caicos Resort Villages & Spa (Providenciales, Turks & Caicos Islands)
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Named the World’s leading all-inclusive family resort brand at the 2019 World Travel Awards, the Beaches resort chain, which owns three resorts in the Caribbean, offers an oasis on the Turks & Caicos Islands, which itself was deemed the most romantic destination in the Caribbean by the same organization. With five villages, the resort (which was named the leading all-inclusive family resort in the region in the 2019 World Travel Awards) also includes access to a 12-mile beach, a gigantic waterpark and activities for all ages. The waterpark also boasts food trucks serving favorites such as mac and cheese and ice cream.

Beloved Playa Mujeres (Playa Mujeres, Mexico)

Beloved Playa Mujeres (Playa Mujeres, Mexico)

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Take your beloved to Beloved Playa Mujeres, a resort intended just for couples. Named the fourth-best Mexican all-inclusive resort in the 2019 TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Awards, and just missing out on a spot in the top 10 in the world, Beloved Playa Mujeres offers a ton of romance in the form of dinners on the beach and luxurious spa treatments.

BodyHoliday (Cariblue Beach, St. Lucia)

BodyHoliday (Cariblue Beach, St. Lucia)
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St. Lucia’s BodyHoliday is aptly named, as this all-inclusive resort is focused on relaxation and restorative beauty through spa treatments, exercise and diet. Named Best Wellness Program by luxury travel agency Virtuoso’s 2018 Best of the Best awards, the resort’s Wellness Centre offers all kinds of body treatments, while dining options include six restaurants and three bars. The resort was named the 10th-best all-inclusive resort in the Caribbean by TripAdvisor’s 2019 Traveler’s Choice Awards, and its activities include biking, golf, sailing, scuba diving, tennis, and fitness and yoga classes.

Casa de Campo (La Romana, Dominican Republic)

Casa de Campo (La Romana, Dominican Republic)

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Casa de Campo is a 7,000-acre resort located in the Dominican city of La Romana. Voted both Dominican Republic’s Leading Resort and World’s Leading Luxury Sports & Villa resort in the 2019 World Travel Awards, Casa de Campo offers great golfing with three championship courses, as well as polo facilities, tennis courts and a huge marina. The resort lies on the private white-sand Minitas Beach and offers plenty of historic and outdoor excursions as well as entertainment including live music and other performances.

Couples Sans Souci (Ocho Rios, Jamaica)

Couples Sans Souci (Ocho Rios, Jamaica)
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As its name implies, Couples San Souci is a Caribbean getaway for couples, ranked sixth among the top 25 all-inclusive resorts in the Caribbean according to TripAdvisor’s 2019 Travelers’ Choice Awards. Located in beautiful Ocho Rios, this Jamaican resort offers beach access, private beach facilities for nude bathing and sunbathing, its own mineral grotto and a mineral spring pool. Guests can enjoy gourmet dining 24 hours a day, unlimited spirits from premium brands and a customized minibar in each room. All-inclusive here truly means all-inclusive, and couples can also utilize the resort’s golf and tennis facilities, as well as unlimited scuba diving and watersports as part of their stay package.

El Dorado Seaside Suites (Kantenah, Mexico)

El Dorado Seaside Suites (Kantenah, Mexico)

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El Dorado Seaside Suites is made up of two sections — Palms and Infinity — which offer an award-winning Riviera Maya experience to remember. Palms provides coconut plantations, a white sand beach and beautiful Mexican architecture facing the peaceful water and gardens of the resort. Infinity, on the other hand, has an oceanfront view and features swim-up suites that are connected to the main pool, as well as balcony pools on every floor. Guests have access to unlimited drinks, 10 different restaurants, 24-hour concierge, a personal butler and a superb spa.

Excellence Playa Mujeres (Playa Mujeres, Mexico)

Excellence Playa Mujeres (Playa Mujeres, Mexico)

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Winning a place on the 2019 TripAdvisor Traveler’s Choice Awards list of the world’s top 25 all-inclusive resorts, Excellence Playa Mujeres is an adults-only oasis located on Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula, right along a 2-mile stretch of a white sand beach. An inland marina is nearby, giving guests the option of deep-sea fishing, yachting or just taking a boat tour. The 18-hole golf course, Miilé Spa, 10 restaurants and 11 bars offer all kinds of relaxation, and the resort has an array of water and non-water sports and classes, professional shows, bicycle tours, games and even Spanish dancing and cooking classes.

Excellence Punta Cana (Punta Cana, Dominican Republic)

Excellence Punta Cana (Punta Cana, Dominican Republic)
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One of Punta Cana’s best resorts, Excellence Punta Cana is a five-star luxury destination fit for a romantic adventure and made the top 20 among Caribbean all-inclusive resorts, per the 2019 TripAdvisor Traveler’s Choice Awards. In addition to unlimited drinks and nine dining options featuring cuisines from around the world, a buffet and a beach snack grill, guests are also spoiled by waiter service at the beach and by the pool, plus 24-hour room service. The Millé spa also offers a range of therapies both indoors and outdoors. A fully equipped fitness center is also at your disposal, along with activities such as zip-lining and whale watching offered every day, plus snorkeling gear and scuba diving lessons.

Excellence Riviera Cancún (Puerto Morelos, Mexico)

Excellence Riviera Cancún (Puerto Morelos, Mexico)

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Not far from its sister resort in Playa Mujeres, Excellence Riviera Cancún is also one of the top 25 all-inclusive resorts in the world, according to the TripAdvisor Traveler’s Choice Awards, which also named it the fifth-best overall in Mexico. While the two resorts are quite similar in their splendor, Excellence Riviera Cancún offers access to the nearby towns of Puerto Morales and Playa del Carmen.

Galley Bay Resort (St. John’s, Antigua & Barbuda)

Galley Bay Resort (St. John’s, Antigua & Barbuda)
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Galley Bay Resort’s beach extends for three-quarters of a mile, and 98 guest rooms comprise the 40-acre secluded resort, which was named the third-best all-inclusive resort in the Caribbean by the 2019 TripAdvisor Traveler’s Choice Awards. Amid tropical gardens and white sandy beaches, guests can take part in non-motorized water sports included in their resort package. The adults-only resort has three open-air restaurants, a grill serving burgers and quesadillas and four open-air lounges where you can enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner as well as afternoon tea and evening snacks along with drinks. Galley Bay Resort also notably has a natural bird sanctuary where guests can spot some winged friends.

Grand Velas Riviera Maya (Playa del Carmen, Mexico)

Grand Velas Riviera Maya (Playa del Carmen, Mexico)

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There are countless resorts in the Riviera Maya, and Grand Velas Riviera Maya shines due to its luxurious suites and bathrooms, private terraces with plunge pools and views of both jungle and sea. A family-friendly all-inclusive with a Five Diamond rating from AAA and voted the third-best all-inclusive in the Caribbean by TripAdvisor’s 2019 Travelers’ Choice Awards, it also has a host of recreational activities (both in and out of the water) and Mayan and Aztec-inspired spa treatments. If that weren’t enough, Grand Velas Riviera Maya also won the award for Mexico’s Leading Luxury Beach Resort at the 2019 World Travel Awards.

Hacienda Tres Ríos (Playa del Carmen, Mexico)

Hacienda Tres Ríos (Playa del Carmen, Mexico)

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Hacienda Tres Ríos is not just a resort and spa; it’s also a nature park. The resort is located within Tres Ríos Nature Park, a tropical rainforest that’s home to stunning cenotes (water-filled deep sinkholes) and freshwater rivers. Tours for biking, kayaking and snorkeling can help you discover exactly what kind of natural beauty the park has to offer, and there’s even a Sense Adventure Tour, in which guests are blindfolded to appreciate every aspect of what they encounter. There’s also plenty of entertainment for the entire family, a beach club, swimming pools and unlimited meals and snacks.

Hard Rock Hotel Cancun (Cancún, Mexico)

Hard Rock Hotel Cancun (Cancún, Mexico)

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The family-friendly Hard Rock Hotel Cancun offers a rock-star lifestyle for the duration of your stay. The all-inclusive package means guests have access to six first-rate restaurants, endless cocktails at seven lounges and bars, limitless tee time at the 18-hole golf course and fantastic nightlife entertainment.

Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya (Puerto Aventuras, Mexico)

Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya (Puerto Aventuras, Mexico)

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Hard Rock tries to bring a rock-star experience to the Riviera Maya, where its all-inclusive resort made the list of top 25 all-inclusive resorts in Mexico according to TripAdvisor’s 2019 Traveler’s Choice Awards. Guests get access to a private, pristine beach, exclusive snorkeling areas and beautiful views in addition to the dining, drinking, golfing and other entertainment privileges present at all Hard Rock resorts. The Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya has a whopping 1,264 rooms, and for those looking for an adults-only experience, there’s a section literally called Heaven.

Hotel Riu Palace Jamaica (Montego Bay, Jamaica)

Hotel Riu Palace Jamaica (Montego Bay, Jamaica)
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Start your all-inclusive day at Hotel Riu Palace Jamaica with a full American breakfast and live cooking stations. Later, enjoy a hot and cold buffet as well as more live cooking stations for lunch and dinner as well as themed buffets three nights a week. Guests also have the option of eating à la carte at various other restaurants with cuisine from around the world. One of the top 25 all-inclusive resorts in the Caribbean according to the 2019 TripAdvisor Traveler’s Choice Awards, Hotel Riu Palace Jamaica offers guests access to unlimited beverages, both local and imported as well as drink service at the resort’s beautiful infinity pools. This resort is adults-only, but if you’re a college student looking to have some spring break fun here, you’re out of luck — spring breakers are explicitly not allowed.

Hyatt Ziva (Cancún, Mexico)

Hyatt Ziva (Cancún, Mexico)

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This Cancún resort from the multinational chain Hyatt is a great family destination in one of the world’s most popular vacation spots, and it was named Mexico & Central America's leading all-inclusive resort at the 2019 World Travel Awards, as well as the 12th best all-inclusive resort in the country according to the 2019 TripAdvisor Traveler’s Choice Awards. Suites at Hyatt Ziva are the epitome of luxury, complete with balconies where guests can have a cocktail within sight of the white sand beach and clear blue ocean. Eight restaurants and three lounges are at your disposal, serving local Mexican fare as well as cuisines from around the world. There are also six bars on-premises, including a microbrewery. Three infinity pools also have great ocean views, as does the Zen Spa, where guests can choose from many different massages, body wraps and facials — some even catering to the kids.

Iberostar Grand Hotel Bávaro (Punca Cana, Dominican Republic)

Iberostar Grand Hotel Bávaro (Punca Cana, Dominican Republic)

Stay at least three nights at Iberostar Grand Bávaro and you’ll be able to play a complimentary round on the resort’s golf course and receive access to the oceanfront spa’s wet areas. All-inclusive packages here include a personal butler to tend to all your needs, and every room at the resort has a Jacuzzi as well as a minibar and other top-of-the-line amenities including your preference of pillows. Multiple beautifully decorated restaurants offer world-class international cuisine, and the resort also has two Jacuzzis and two lake pools in addition to the gorgeous waters of Bávaro Beach.

Iberostar Grand Hotel Rose Hall (Montego Bay, Jamaica)

Iberostar Grand Hotel Rose Hall (Montego Bay, Jamaica)

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One of the best resorts from which to experience Jamaica’s famous Montego Bay is Iberostar Grand Rose Hall, which TripAdvisor named the ninth-best all-inclusive resort in the Caribbean for 2019. The resort’s gorgeous architecture is complemented by the Caribbean backdrop of beach and island. Spa treatments by the sea and Turkish and Roman baths mean you’ll go back home utterly relaxed, and the dining and golfing here are superb as well.

Iberostar Hacienda Dominicus (Bayahibe, Dominican Republic)

Iberostar Hacienda Dominicus (Bayahibe, Dominican Republic)

Located on the southeast coast of the Dominican Republic, Iberostar Hacienda Dominicus is a resort that caters to everyone, with a range of entertainment and activities for all ages. Adults can take part in physical activities or lessons, learn Spanish, join the aqua gym, enjoy live music or even try their hand at riflery on the beach. Having earned a spot among TripAdvisor’s top 20 all-inclusive resorts in the Caribbean, Iberostar Hacienda Dominicus offers plenty of activity for the kids too, such as a kids club, painting, sports, sandcastle building and more. Hit the spa before enjoying a meal at one of the four restaurants on-site: guests have their choice of Mexican, Japanese or gourmet food as well as a steakhouse.

Jamaica Inn (Ocho Rios, Jamaica)

Jamaica Inn (Ocho Rios, Jamaica)
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Family-owned for over 50 years, the Jamaica Inn is an intimate and luxurious retreat that has hosted the likes of Katharine Hepburn, Errol Flynn and Ian Fleming, the creator of the James Bond series. Marilyn Monroe and Arthur Miller chose to spend their honeymoon here, and it’s not hard to see why the 2019 World Travel Awards named it the Caribbean's Leading Luxury All Suite Resort. With only 52 suites and cottages, the resort is quite exclusive and romantic. It has a beautiful view of the beach, where guests can go to have a romantic private dinner or go sunfish sailing, kayaking, paddleboarding or snorkeling. A truly impressive variety of spa treatments are offered, as well as beauty salon appointments.

Jumby Bay Resort (Jumby Bay Island, Antigua & Barbuda)

Jumby Bay Resort (Jumby Bay Island, Antigua & Barbuda)
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On its own private island 2 miles off the coast of Antigua, Jumby Bay Resort is an exclusive hideaway that was named the leading resort in the country at the 2019 World Travel Awards. With 40 rooms and luxury villas — some of which come with their own soaking tubs or pools — spread out across Jumby Bay Island, the exclusivity of this resort only serves to heighten its romantic and serene atmosphere. Many watersports are available, as well as a tennis club and a gigantic golf course. Spa treatments abound, designed to relax you in every way possible.

Le Blanc Spa Resort (Cancún, Mexico)

Le Blanc Spa Resort (Cancún, Mexico)

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Le Blanc Spa Resort takes luxury to a whole new level with a personal butler ready to serve guests in any way, including but not limited to making reservations or calling 24-hour room service, drawing a bath or even unpacking bags once guests arrive. This Cancun resort earned the seventh spot among the top all-inclusive resorts in the world by TripAdvisor Traveler’s Choice Awards, where it was also named the third-best all-inclusive resort in Mexico. The cuisine here is world-class, as are the five bars, two of which are poolside with another one located at the beach. Twenty treatment suites make up the BlancSpa, and treatments include holistic hydrotherapy services. A beauty salon is also on the property for all your beauty needs.

Meliá Braco Village (Rio Bueno, Jamaica)

Meliá Braco Village (Rio Bueno, Jamaica)

With multiple dining spaces, outdoor pools and Jacuzzis, there’s no end to the luxuries at Meliá Braco Village, which was named the leading luxury resort in both Jamaica and the Caribbean as a whole by the 2019 World Travel Awards. Basketball courts, a soccer field and a gym provide activity opportunities, and while children are welcome, you can always drop them off at the kids’ club. Make sure you check out the adventure park, which contains an intense obstacle course, zip-lining, rock climbing and huge trampolines designed to make you soar in the air.

Meliá Cayo Coco (Cayo Coco, Cuba)

Meliá Cayo Coco (Cayo Coco, Cuba)
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Restrictions have been getting tighter for travel to Cuba, so try to go as soon as you can. The eighth-best all-inclusive resort in the Caribbean according to the 2019 TripAdvisor Traveler’s Choice Awards, Meliá Cayo Coco is meant for guests 18 years of age and older. Home to a flock of wild flamingos, Cayo Coco has a beautiful beach and is linked to the Cuban mainland by the first stone causeway to be built in the nation. The luxurious rooms and suites are built on stilts over a natural saltwater lagoon, giving guests a stunning view of the sea. Check out the nearby Sitio La Güira, a former settlement of coal workers, where visitors can enjoy horse riding trails and rural festivals among evergreen and mangrove forests, as well as inland lagoons. Visit Cueva del Jabalí, a natural cave where guests can take tours, attend a barbecue and even dance when it turns into a nightclub at night.

Meliá Las Dunas (Caibarién, Cuba)

Meliá Las Dunas (Caibarién, Cuba)
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For an all-inclusive Cuban experience, Meliá Las Dunas is another perfect destination, with separate sections for families and those looking for an adults-only vacation. An impressive 925 rooms make up this resort, which is full of luxurious amenities. You’ll also be near the Escambray Mountains, the Ernesto Che Guevara Memorial and multiple historic towns and villages, among many other attractions.

Meliá Nassau Beach (Nassau, Bahamas)

Meliá Nassau Beach (Nassau, Bahamas)

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Meliá Nassau Beach was deemed the leading Bahamian all-inclusive resort for families at the 2019 World Travel Awards. Located on Cable Beach, the resort has heated beachfront pools and hydromassage tubs that are the perfect way to relax. Unlike the two other Meliá resorts on this list, guests at Meliá Nassau Beach can choose The Level, which includes access to a private beach, a VIP lounge and a private breakfast on the beach.

Paradisus Rio de Oro Resort & Spa (Holguín, Cuba)

Paradisus Rio de Oro Resort & Spa (Holguín, Cuba)
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Paradisus Rio de Oro Resort & Spa lies within Cuba’s Bahía de Naranjo Natural Park, along Playa Esmeralda. This adults-only eco-resort is exclusive to guests 18 years and older, and it has a wide variety of dining options as well as plenty of luxury services. In addition to towel and waiter service at the pool, as well as 24-hour room service, guests can opt for Royal Service, with an array of personalized amenities, an exclusive pool, beach and beach bar, as well as spa services and more.

Rendezvous (Cariblue Beach, St. Lucia)

Rendezvous (Cariblue Beach, St. Lucia)
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Rendezvous is a couples resort with a fantastic all-inclusive package in the capital of St. Lucia. Receive personal instruction in scuba diving and motorized water sports, or play unlimited tennis with an on-site tennis professional. There’s no limit to your use of all of the resort’s facilities and no end to the delight you’ll experience upon tasting the exquisite and varied cuisine. One of TripAdvisor’s top 25 all-inclusive resorts in the Caribbean, Rendezvous is home to an utterly relaxing spa (the team was trained at St. Lucia’s aforementioned BodyHoliday resort) and tai chi and Pilates classes are also available, as is a fully equipped gym.

The Reserve at Paradisus Palma Real (Punta Cana, Dominican Republic)

The Reserve at Paradisus Palma Real (Punta Cana, Dominican Republic)
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The Reserve at Paradisus Palma Real, located in one of the most popular winter escapes on earth, is a fantastic place for families, who receive special treatment right upon arrival with an exclusive reception area. A family concierge will be at your service, just a phone call away via a free mobile phone provided by the resort, and ready to take care of all of your needs as you stay in a luxury family suite and take part in special family activities. Families get preferential booking here at the resort’s restaurants and spa and can take part in countless activities, including their choice of video game console in their room if they so choose. The minibar includes kid-friendly drinks, and the kids also get their own bathrobes and slippers to enjoy the full luxury of staying at The Reserve.

The Reserve at Paradisus Punta Cana (Punta Cana, Dominican Republic)

The Reserve at Paradisus Punta Cana (Punta Cana, Dominican Republic)
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The Reserve at Paradisus Punta Cana offers much of the same wonderful features as its nearby sister resort, but what’s also notable is its dedication to the preservation of the impressive flora and fauna surrounding them. The Reserve at Paradisus Punta Cana (which is another entry in the top 25 all-inclusive Caribbean resorts according to the 2019 TripAdvisor Traveler’s Choice Awards) is therefore also an eco-reserve. Not only can guests enjoy fantastic views as they lounge on the beautiful Punta Cana Beach, but there are also plenty of activities specially meant to highlight the area’s biodiversity, such as eco-bike rides or mangrove tours.

Royal Hideaway Playacar (Playa del Carmen, Mexico)

Royal Hideaway Playacar (Playa del Carmen, Mexico)

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Royal Hideaway Playacar is an adults-only resort in Playa del Carmen of the Riviera Maya, complete with 200 rooms, six restaurants, six pools, a spa and a fitness center, in addition to a multitude of activities in and out of the water. Named both Mexico’s leading resort overall as well as its leading all-inclusive by the 2019 World Travel Awards, Royal Hideaway Playacar is also a great place for food-lovers. Earn a certificate of attendance to Las Ventanas Chef’s Table, where diners are treated to a six- or 12-course tasting menu full of gourmet dishes accompanied by commentary from the head chef and his kitchen.

Royalton Cayo Santa Maria (Cayo Santa María, Cuba)

Royalton Cayo Santa Maria (Cayo Santa María, Cuba)

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Located on a resort island, Royalton Cayo Santa Maria offers an adults-only vacation for guests 18 and up. Wake up to a coffee or tea station right in your suite and have a gourmet breakfast served right to your room. Enjoy the culture and cuisine of Cuba, ordering whatever you like from any of the resort’s restaurants. Relax at the Royal Spa, where you can experience a stress-relieving massage in addition to a range of spa treatments.

Royalton Hicacos Varadero Resort & Spa (Varadero, Cuba)

Royalton Hicacos Varadero Resort & Spa (Varadero, Cuba)

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As with its sister resort in Cayo Santa María, Royalton Hicacos Varadero Resort & Spa is an adults-only resort that offers much of the same all-inclusive dining with world-class cuisine. The thatch-roofed resort is full of fountains, bridges and beautiful flora that make for a picturesque scene at this Cuban destination.

Sandals Emerald Bay (Great Exuma, Bahamas)

Sandals Emerald Bay (Great Exuma, Bahamas)

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A mile-long beach and 500 acres of tropics surround Sandals Emerald Bay in the Bahamas. Unlimited fine dining, premium fine wines and spirits, a golf course, live music, sports, scuba diving and entertainment are included at all Sandals resorts, as is a personal concierge for all your resort needs. There are also plenty of excursions you can add on, most notably swimming with the adorable local pigs of Exuma.

Sandals Grande Antigua Resort & Spa (St. John’s, Antigua & Barbuda)

Sandals Grande Antigua Resort & Spa (St. John’s, Antigua & Barbuda)

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This posh resort — home to the famous beach of Dickenson Bay — has two separate and distinct “villages” — Caribbean Beachfront and Mediterranean Oceanview, providing guests a two-for-one experience. With great weather year-round and affordable prices in the winter, it’s also a great place for a couples getaway, having been named the Caribbean’s Most Romantic Resort by the 2019 World Travel Awards.

Sandals Grande St. Lucian Resort & Spa (Gros Islet, St. Lucia)

Sandals Grande St. Lucian Resort & Spa (Gros Islet, St. Lucia)

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The over-the-water bungalows of Sandals Grande St. Lucian distinguish it from its sister resorts. Each includes a sun deck with a swim-up platform, glass floors, a hammock over the water and a soaking tub with room for two. There’s even an over-the-water wedding chapel to serve as a venue for the free wedding option available at all Sandals resorts (if you stay for three or more nights). If you’d rather not be over the water, the seaside Rondoval Suites are also an option. These beautiful round villas feature a plunge pool on the private patio, as well as a dining area, outdoor shower, hammock and whirlpool. No wonder it made TripAdvisor’s top 25 all-inclusive Caribbean resorts and was named St. Lucia’s Leading Resort by the 2019 World Travel Awards.

Sandals Grenada Resort & Spa (St. George’s, Grenada)

Sandals Grenada Resort & Spa (St. George’s, Grenada)

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Both one of TripAdvisor’s top 25 all-inclusive resorts in the Caribbean as well as the 2019 World Travel Awards’ leading all-inclusive resort in the world, Sandals Grenada definitely qualifies as a dream vacation. Four villages make up Sandals LaSource Grenada Resort & Spa: Pink Gin, South Seas, Lover’s Hideaway and Italian Village. Each has its own distinct vibe, but all of their guests have access to the resort’s multiple shared pools. World-class dining is also included at the resort’s 10 restaurants, which include the first Sandals resort steakhouse. The “Skypool” suites each feature an infinity-edge plunge pool with an awe-inspiring view that makes you feel as if you’re suspended in the air.

Sandals Royal Bahamian Spa Resort & Offshore Island (Nassau, Bahamas)

Sandals Royal Bahamian Spa Resort & Offshore Island (Nassau, Bahamas)

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Sandals Royal Bahamian Spa Resort was previously the Balmoral Club, vacation home of the former King Edward VIII and his controversial American wife Wallis Simpson, for whom he abdicated the English throne. The offshore island near the resort has two private beaches that you can enjoy in various ways depending on whether you’d prefer to relax or explore, as well as a beach club that contains a restaurant, whirlpool and swim-up bar. Back on the resort, dive into your choice of seven beautiful pools, two of which are located right by the ocean.

Sandals Royal Caribbean (Montego Bay, Jamaica)

Sandals Royal Caribbean (Montego Bay, Jamaica)

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Montego Bay’s Sandals Royal Caribbean has also stepped up its game with over-the-water villas, and by giving guests access to the nearby Sandals Montego Bay, they’ve increased the dining options to 20. Guests can also take a five-minute trip on a dragon boat to a private offshore island, giving them the luxury of a resort within a resort. The pool and Balinese-style beach cabanas create the ultimate romantic getaway, complete with a swim-up bar, cocktail parties, live music, authentic Thai cuisine and the exclusive Red Lane Spa.

Sandals Royal Plantation (Ocho Rios, Jamaica)

Sandals Royal Plantation (Ocho Rios, Jamaica)

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The second best all-inclusive Caribbean resort according to TripAdvisor’s 2019 Traveler’s Choice Awards, Sandals Royal Plantation in Ocho Rios is the only all-butler and all-ocean-view Sandals resort, creating a feeling of true luxury. Trained in the standards of the very strict Guild of Professional English Butlers, the Sandals personal butlers attend to guests at every step without getting in the way. Guests are also given access to a total of 21 fine-dining options between Sandals Royal Plantation and the neighboring Sandals Ochi. A Red Lane Spa and a nearby Sandals Golf & Country Club provide spa therapies and tee times to all guests. Sandals Royal Plantation also has access to two beaches; the calm East Beach is perfect for watersports, while West Beach is the go-to spot for lounging in the sun.

Secrets Maroma Beach Riviera Cancun (Cancún, Mexico)

Secrets Maroma Beach Riviera Cancun (Cancún, Mexico)

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The all-inclusive package at Secrets Maroma Beach Riviera Cancun is called “Unlimited Luxury,” and with good reason. In addition to the usual unlimited food, drinks and minibar service, guests are allowed endless activities and entertainment as well as total access to the resort’s many bars, venues and theme parties. One of the top 10 all-inclusive resorts in Mexico as per TripAdvisor’s Traveler’s Choice Awards, the resort’s lodging options include 412 suites, each with either two double beds or a four-poster king-size bed, as well as a whirlpool, private terrace and more. There’s also a whirlpool outdoors, as well as an open-air theater, tennis clinics and a golf course nearby.

Secrets St. James Montego Bay (Montego Bay, Jamaica)

Secrets St. James Montego Bay (Montego Bay, Jamaica)

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The Unlimited Luxury package at Secrets St. James Montego Bay includes unlimited access to gourmet dining options and top-shelf drinks, and even access to the next-door sister resort Secrets Wild Orchid. Enjoy the Jamaican beach, 15,000-square-foot spa and shows at the open-air theater.

Secrets the Vine (Cancún, Mexico)

Secrets the Vine (Cancún, Mexico)

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Not far from Secrets Maroma Beach Riviera Cancun, Secrets the Vine offers much of the same world-class luxury as its sister resort. Rooms here are a bit chicer and sleeker, characterized by teak wood and Italian porcelain. As at all Secrets resorts, the Secrets Spa by Pevonia offers a full menu of spa, salon and massage treatments. Stay here any time during July and December and you can take part in the turtle release program, which gives guests the chance to witness baby sea turtles heading to the sea after hatching.

Spice Island Beach Resort (St. George’s, Grenada)

Spice Island Beach Resort (St. George’s, Grenada)

The six-star Spice Island Beach Resort is the only lodging in Grenada to receive the AAA Five Diamond Award. Sports in and out of the island’s clear blue waters are abundant, as are tours and excursions, such as a trip to the Saturday Market or an adventure through the rainforest. Visit the casual dining option Sea and Surf Terrace & Bar for lunch, while enjoying breakfast and a five-course dinner at the more formal Oliver’s Restaurant. Relax in the new yoga pavilion or at Janissa’s Spa, a full-service spa center on-site with hair and spa services as well as an exotic tea menu.

Sugar Beach, A Viceroy Resort (Soufrière, St. Lucia)

Sugar Beach, A Viceroy Resort (Soufrière, St. Lucia)

Sugar Beach is located on the site of an 18th-century sugar plantation right in the middle of the Pitons, a pair of steep volcanic mountains on the shoreline that are so breathtaking they’re listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The jaw-dropping natural setting and amazing weather here provide plenty of opportunities for tours on sea and land, such as zip-lining, jungle biking, deep-sea fishing and more. The resort is surrounded by 100 acres of rainforest, serving as a fantastic view for its luxurious rooms and fine-dining experiences. Seven treehouse treatment rooms make up just part of the fully equipped and luxurious Rainforest Spa, with all kinds of holistic services provided.

Zoëtry Agua Punta Cana (Punta Cana, Dominican Republic)

Zoëtry Agua Punta Cana (Punta Cana, Dominican Republic)

The Endless Privileges program at Zoëtry Agua Punta Cana does indeed seem truly endless. In addition to the multiple beautiful restaurants and bars on-site, guests also receive 24-hour private in-suite dining, a minibar that’s refreshed twice daily and maid service not once, not twice, but three times a day. Stay in one of 96 cane-thatched luxury suites and visit the extraordinary spa and fitness centers. In addition to the usual sports and water activities, Zoëtry Agua Punta Cana also provides classes in pranayama and meditation, stretching, dancing, cigar rolling and painting. Named the fifth-best all-inclusive resort in the Caribbean by the 2019 TripAdvisor Traveler’s Choice Awards, each guest at Zoetry Agua Punta Cana also receives a complimentary 45-minute horseback ride and 20-minute spa treatment.

Zoëtry Paraiso de la Bonita Riviera Maya (Puerto Morelos, Mexico)

Zoëtry Paraiso de la Bonita Riviera Maya (Puerto Morelos, Mexico)

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Zoëtry Paraiso de la Bonita Riviera Maya (Puerto Morales, Mexico)

Zoëtry Paraiso de la Bonita Riviera Maya has the same Endless Privileges program as its sister resort, but its package also includes excursions such as a Wahu Express boat tour and a catamaran sunset sail, plus access to thalassotherapy spa treatments and an aqua gym. Guests can also participate in a traditional temazcal ceremony, just one of many travel experiences that just might change your life.

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