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.
Palm Island Resort, Grenadines
Palm Island Resort, an 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.
Couples Tower Isle, Jamaica
Couples Tower Isle, located in Ocho Rios, is a couples-only all-inclusive resort that boasts six restaurants, 20 new rooms, and a new pool and spa, plus a private island for sunning in the buff.
Jumby Bay, Island Antigua
Jumby Bay Island is a luxury all-inclusive 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 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.
Riu Hotels and Resorts, Mexico, Jamaica, Dominican Republic
The Spanish-owned chain Riu 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, Bahamas
The former Four Seasons on Great Exuma reopened as the jewel in the Sandals crown, Sandals Emerald Bay, Bahamas, 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
Inspired by traditional haciendas, Valentin Imperial Maya, Mexico is an all-inclusive 540-suite adults-only located on Playa del Secreto. The 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.
Fowl Cay Resort, Bahamas
The living is luxe on Fowl Cay Resort, an 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.
Beaches Resort, Turks and Caicos
The Beaches Resort 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.
Coconut Bay Resort & Spa, St. Lucia
Coconut Bay Resort & Spa 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.
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.
The family behind Bolongo Bay Beach Resort, a 30-plus-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.
Editor's note: Bolongo Bay was damaged by Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Maria, and is currently closed. The resort is tentatively set to reopen in June 2018.
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.
Breezes Resorts, Jamaica, Bahamas, Curaçao
Some of Breezes Resorts'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.
Moon Dance Cliffs, Jamaica
Set on the Negril cliffs, Moon Dance Cliffs is a secluded all-inclusive boutique retreat with just 22 rooms and four ocean-view villas, many with private veranda hot tubs.
Secrets Maroma Beach, Riviera Maya
At all-inclusive Secrets Maroma Beach, 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.
Club Med Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
At Club Med Punta Cana, 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.
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.
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."