7 Of The Best All-Inclusive Resorts Around The World
We love all-inclusive resorts because you can walk around without a wallet and have an excuse to eat as much food as your stomach can handle. But too often, these all-inclusive deals end up getting you nothing more than watered-down cocktails, a stale and generic buffet, and access to way-too-crowded beaches. Luckily, the seven all-inclusive hotels below actually deliver on the luxuries that they promise. Here you’ll find gourmet dining options with locally-sourced ingredients, complimentary guided excursions and actual peace and quiet.
1. Explora — Multiple locations in Chile, Bolivia and Argentina
Explora is a chain of all-inclusive resorts located in remote areas of South America. There are seven Explora resorts across Chile, Bolivia
As part of the all-inclusive deal, paying a one-time fee at the beginning of your vacay at any of these resorts gets you transportation to and from the airport, accommodations, all meals plus snacks and open bar access, two half-day guided explorations or one full-day guided exploration, tickets to nearby nature reserves and archaeological sites, and access to pools and hot tubs. Now, that’s a deal we can get behind!
2. Club Med Cancún Yucatán — Cancún, Mexico
This all-inclusive, beachside resort is a far cry from the ones packed with drunk college kids that you might picture when thinking about Cancún. For a one-time fee, guests get access to three different restaurants, an open bar and snacks, unlimited water and land sports — including trapeze classes, scuba diving, sailing school and fitness classes — day and night entertainment, and a kids club.
3. Mango Bay Hotel — St. James, Barbados
Looking to relax a little in the Caribbean? “Don’t worry, be happy” really is the motto of this all-inclusive resort in Barbados that has a spa, ocean-view rooms
4. Hotel Adler Thermae Spa & Resort — Tuscany, Italy
Yes, all-inclusive resorts do exist in Italy, and you’ll definitely want to stay at this one. For a one time payment at the beginning of your stay, you can access the hotel’s wellness and sauna center that includes a thermal pool, all-day dining, daily guided outdoor hikes and/or bike rides, and daily yoga and other fitness classes. All-you-can-eat Italian food? Our stomachs are already grumbling at the thought.
5. Cocobay Resort — Johnsons Point, Antigua
This waterside resort in the Caribbean is for adults only, so you know that it’ll be super tranquil and romantic AF. By taking advantage of the resort’s all-inclusive offer, you get airport pickup, a house bottle of sparkling wine in your room upon arrival, three complimentary meals a day and access to an open bar. If you’re looking to experience even more luxury, consider upgrading to one of the resort’s luxury bungalows for a claw-foot bathtub and a private plunge pool.
6. Iberostar Creta Panorama & Mare — Crete, Greece
Stay at this all-inclusive resort in Greece and you’ll have access to a private beach, a room with a sea-front view, complimentary meals at the resort’s three restaurants and access to three bars (including a poolside bar). You’ll also be able to swim in the hotel’s six pools and experience live cooking at the hotel’s restaurants.
7. Sandals Emerald Bay — Great Exuma Island, Bahamas
You can stay at this breathtaking resort in the Bahamas starting at $269 a night. The resort’s all-inclusive deal will get you unlimited fine dining at the hotel’s 11 restaurants, unlimited premium spirits and wines at six bars (including multiple swim-up bars), roundtrip airport transportation, professional instruction for water sports, day-and-night tennis, day-and-night entertainment including live shows and many more amenities.