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Editors' Picks: Best All-Inclusive Caribbean Resorts

Editor’s Note: Some of the information below may be out-of-date. The Dominican Republic and the U.S. Virgin Islands were heavily impacted by Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Maria. Please visit caribbeantravelupdate.com the specific hotel’s website for updates.

Ready for a Caribbean vacation? These are some of our favorite all-inclusive resorts that offer easy trips for family vacations, romantic getaways and last-minute fun.

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Palm Island Resort

Palm Island Resort, Grenadines

Palm Island Resort

Palm Island Resort, Grenadines

This off-the-beaten-path, private island resort is blissfully quiet thanks to its adults-only status. Five white-sand beaches spread out on 135 acres mean a secluded spot on the sand is always available, so honeymooners, this could be a top contender. Days here are spent sipping on rum punches (they are bottomless, after all) or exploring the lush interior hiking or biking on the various trails. Then it's back to your island loft (on stilts!) to gaze at the ocean-view from the comfort of your private deck.

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Couples Tower Isle, Jamaica

Couples Tower Isle

Couples Tower Isle, Jamaica

This Ocho Rios couples-only all-inclusive resort boasts six new restaurants, 20 new rooms, and a new pool and spa, plus a private island for sunning in the buff.

All-Inclusive Luxury Resort: Jumby Bay, Antigua

Jumby Bay, Antigua

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Jumby Bay, Antigua

Jumby Bay is an all-inclusive luxury resort that is accessible only by boat. This legendary 40-room, 16-villa resort presides over a 300-acre island two miles off the Antiguan coast. Fresh from a multimillion-dollar renovation, it boasts a new spa, restaurant, beachfront suites and oceanfront infinity pool.

Grand Velas Riviera Maya

Grand Velas, Riviera Maya

Grand Velas Riviera Maya

Grand Velas, Riviera Maya

Grand Velas is a 493-suite property comprising of three discrete resorts, an adults-only oasis with sleek ocean-facing suites, a two-story spa, plus all the amenities one would wish for at an all-inclusive luxury resort.

All-Inclusive Great Value Resort: Riu Hotels and Resorts, Mexico, Jamaica, Dominican Republic

Riu Hotels and Resorts, Mexico, Jamaica, Dominican Republic

Riu Hotels and Resorts

Riu Hotels and Resorts, Mexico, Jamaica, Dominican Republic

This Spanish-owned chain brings continental flair to its 23 Caribbean outposts in Mexico, the Dominican Republic, Jamaica, Aruba and the Bahamas. Riu Classic hotels stretch guests’ dollars with gourmet cuisine and prime beachfront locations.

Sandals Emerald bay

Sandals Emerald Bay, Bahamas

Sandals Emerald bay

Sandals Emerald Bay, Bahamas

The former Four Seasons on Great Exuma reopened as the jewel in the Sandals crown, offering couples Barefoot by the Sea beachfront dining and the services of a butler to draw scented bubble baths for two in your private two-story villa. The main draw? A half-acre, zero-entry pool with a dramatic fire pit in the middle.

Valentin Imperial Maya, Mexico

Valentin Imperial Maya, Mexico

Valentin Imperial Maya, Mexico

Valentin Imperial Maya, Mexico

Inspired by traditional haciendas, this all-inclusive, 540-suite adults-only Playa del Secreto resort offers nine restaurants, a spa and, in premium room categories, complimentary massages. Private check-in, free Internet and 24-hour room service are additional conveniences.

All-Inclusive Luxury Resort: Fowl Cay Resort, Bahamas

Fowl Cay Resort, Bahamas

Fowl Cay Resort, Bahamas

Fowl Cay Resort, Bahamas

The living is luxe on this all-inclusive, 50-acre private Exuma outpost, which accommodates just 30 deep-pocketed guests in six one- to three-bedroom villas, each with a butler, its own golf cart and a motorboat.

All-Inclusive Family Resorts: Beaches Resort, Turks and Caicos

Beaches Resort, Turks and Caicos

Peter Frank Edwards

Beaches Resort, Turks and Caicos

The Beaches resort on Provo is an all-inclusive enclave that’s a virtual theme park set on one of the Caribbean’s most amazing stretches of sand, Grace Bay beach.

All-Inclusive Family Resort: Coconut Bay Resort & Spa, St. Lucia

Coconut Bay Resort & Spa, St. Lucia

Coconut Bay Resort & Spa

Coconut Bay Resort & Spa, St. Lucia

This 85-acre south coast spread is two all-inclusive resorts in one: an adults-only oasis on one side and a family resort with the island’s largest water park and only paintball facility on the other.

All-Inclusive Great Value Resort: Divi Resorts, Aruba

Divi Resorts, Aruba

Divi Resorts

Divi Resorts, Aruba

Both of Divi’s all-inclusive Aruba properties now offer a great incentive for families – two kids under 18 traveling with mom and dad can stay, eat and play for free. Give windsurfing a whirl, too, with the included Learn to Windsurf beach clinic.

All-Inclusive Family Resort: Bolongo Bay Beach Resort, St. Thomas

Bolongo Bay Beach Resort, St. Thomas

Bolongo Bay Beach Club

Bolongo Bay Beach Resort, St. Thomas

The family behind this more than 30-year-old casual beachfront all-inclusive resort knows what it takes to keep everyone entertained, from sailing and snorkeling to a la carte dining and diving.

All-Inclusive Great Value Resort: Iberostar Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

Iberostar Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

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Iberostar Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

Four hotels share the all-inclusive Iberostar complex, from the no-expense-spared Grand Hotel Bávaro to the budget-friendly Punta Cana. At this resort expect to stay comfortably, eat heartily and be well-entertained without skimping or ever signing a check.

All-Inclusive Great Value Resort: Breezes Resorts, Jamaica, Bahamas, Curaçao

Breezes Resorts, Jamaica, Bahamas, Curaçao

Breezes Resorts

Breezes Resorts, Jamaica, Bahamas, Curaçao

Some of the resort chain’s half-dozen hotels in the Bahamas, Curaçao and Jamaica cater to families, and others are exclusive to guests 16 and older. Sporty types might try Jamaica’s Breezes Runaway Bay, where there’s an 18-hole PGA golf course.

All-Inclusive Romantic Resort: Moon Dance Cliffs, Jamaica

Moon Dance Cliffs, Jamaica

Moon Dance Resorts

Moon Dance Cliffs, Jamaica

Set on the Negril cliffs, this secluded all-inclusive boutique retreat has just 22 rooms and four ocean-view villas, many with private veranda hot tubs.

All-Inclusive Romantic Resort: Secrets Maroma Beach, Riviera Maya

Secrets Maroma Beach, Riviera Maya

Secrets Maroma

Secrets Maroma Beach, Riviera Maya

At this all-inclusive resort, cooing couples promenade to and from on one of the Riviera Maya’s finest shorelines. The 500-acre adults-only spread boasts lavish suites equipped with four-posters, whirlpool tubs and hot tubs on ocean-view balconies.

All-Inclusive Family Resort: Club Med Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

Club Med Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

Club Med Punta Cana

Club Med Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

While parents chill out on the 2,000-foot beach (bonus: you have PLENTY of space to yourself), tots to teens join supervised activity programs, which include everything from finger painting to circus school to video-editing lessons.

All-Inclusive Resorts: Sugar Ridge, Antigua

Sugar Ridge, Antigua

Zach Stovall

Sugar Ridge, Antigua

Sugar Ridge's signature style — spare and modern, with a dollop of contrasting natural elements — weaves throughout the resort's 60 guest quarters. Rooms and villas with private plunge pools are the cherry on top to an already perfect stay.

All-Inclusive Resorts:

Secrets St. James and Wild Orchid, Montego Bay, Jamaica

Zach Stovall

Secrets St. James and Wild Orchid, Montego Bay, Jamaica

As Caribbean expert Becky Strauss wrote in Caribbean Travel + Life magazine about Secrets St. James and Wild Orchid: "We head straight for the spa. We visit the steam room, sauna, whirlpool and finally, indoor pool, a gleaming oasis lit from below and lined with shimmering stones."

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