The Caribbean islands are among the most sought-after destinations for vacations, especially when there are so many resorts that offer all-inclusive packages and deals. Tropical ambience combined with sunshine, clear waters and delicious foods — it’s no wonder so many people take advantage of these deals at some of the most exotic and luxurious locations in this part of the world.
Travel to Jamaica, perhaps the most famous of the Caribbean islands, and indulge in the culture, the food and, of course, the weather at a variety of all-inclusive resorts. The Dominican Republic is also home to some of the best resorts, too, including Club Med Punta Cana and its 2,000-foot-long beach. Bolongo Bay Beach Resort on St. Thomas gives guests a chance to snorkel in crystal-clear waters.
Ready for an all-inclusive Caribbean vacation? These are some of the best all-inclusive resorts in the Caribbean that offer easy trips for family vacations, romantic getaways and last-minute fun.
Palm Island Resort – The 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 across 135 acres mean a secluded spot on the sand is always available. So, honeymooners looking for romantic getaways in the Caribbean, 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 the north-coast town of 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. The area is meant for visitors, as there’s a cruise-ship harbor and a variety of other hotels in the area, too.
Travel about seven minutes west by car, and you’ll encounter Dunn’s River Falls, a 180-meter mountain waterfall with lagoon pools.
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 just two miles off the Antiguan coast. Fresh from a multimillion-dollar renovation, the resort boasts a new spa, a new restaurant, beachfront suites and a new 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 and all the amenities one could wish for at an all-inclusive, luxury resort.
Riu Hotels and Resorts – Mexico, Dominican Republic, Jamaica, Aruba, Bahamas
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 resort 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 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. This beach is among one of the best beaches in the world, boasting a white-sand shore devoid of rocks and icky seaweed. There’s also a barrier reef that helps protect the beach from ocean swells.
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. So, whether you’re looking to keep the kids at home or trying to go on another whole-family vacation, this resort has the accommodations you’re looking for.
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.
Bolongo Bay Beach Resort – St. Thomas
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, this resort has had it all to keep guests and visitors coming back for more than three decades.
Iberostar Punta Cana – Dominican Republic
From the no-expense-spared Grand Hotel Bávaro to the budget-friendly Punta Cana, four hotels share the all-inclusive Iberostar complex. 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 Resort’s half-dozen hotels in Jamaica, the Bahamas and Curaçao 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. The property is no more than five miles away from Blue Hole Mineral Spring, less than four miles from Times Square Mall and about two-and-a-half miles from Negril city center.
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 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, including 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
Caribbean expert Becky Strauss wrote this 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.”