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Readers’ Poll: Top 5 Caribbean All-Inclusives

April 26, 2013
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You’ve seen our favorite Caribbean all-inclusive resorts. These are your picks. More than 12,000 of you responded to our poll question: Where is the best Caribbean all-inclusive? The winners:

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5th Place Readers’ Choice Winner: Couples Resorts

Best Caribbean All-Inclusive Resorts: Couples Resorts
Couple’s Barbados location Couples Resorts

Yes, we know you love kids. So do we. But when it’s time to let a couple be a couple, this is one of the all-inclusives of choice — the name says it all. For its size this has to be one of the quietest all-inclusives around. Sunset cruises, beach butlers, unlimited golf, and excursions make it a complete adult experience.

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4th Place Readers’ Choice Winner: Secrets Resorts & Spas

Best Caribbean All-Inclusive Resorts: Secrets Resorts and Spas
Secrets’ St. James Montego Bay location Secrets Resorts & Spas

Another adult-focused all-inclusive cracks the top five, with locations in Jamaica, the Dominican Republic, and coastal Mexico. Secrets is for adults not in an R-rated sense, but because of the on-property indulgences: world-class spas, in-room whirlpools, gourmet restaurants, chic bars. Which tells us we probably had a lot of honeymooners casting votes.

3rd Place Readers’ Choice Winner: Iberostar Hotels & Resorts

Best Caribbean All-Inclusive Resorts: Iberostar Hotels and Resorts
Iberostar Hotels & Resorts Iberostar Hotels & Resorts

Iberostar garnered votes from a wider audience since its all-inclusives offer a bridge between adult escapes and family vacations. One in Montego Bay, Jamaica, caters to grown-ups who want to play golf late and eat dinner <em>really</em> late. The one in Punta Cana (D.R.) has a giant pool and vast beach acreage to draw families.

2nd Place Readers’ Choice Winner: Beaches Caribbean Family Resorts

Best Caribbean All-Inclusive Resorts: Beaches Caribbean Family Resorts
Beaches Caribbean Family Resorts Beaches Caribbean Family Resorts

It says a lot about our voters that Beaches would rise to #2 on the all-inclusives poll. This place makes it very clear up front: Bring the entire family, be as loud as you want. The resorts in Jamaica and Turks and Caicos offer nature programs, kids camps, X-Box suites, DJ studios, waterparks, and off-site excursions. While the kids are occupied, Mom and Dad can sneak into an adult restaurant.

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Read More: 15 more reasons we call Beaches the #1 all-inclusive for families.

1st Place Readers’ Choice Winner: Sandals

Best Caribbean All-Inclusive Resorts: Sandals
Sandals Zach Stovall

This is not a surprising #1 call. Sandals has been the granddaddy of Caribbean all-inclusives for more than a generation. Swim-up suites, like these at their Jamaica resort, show commitment to the true experience of “escape.” The swim-up concept also shows a “why not?” approach that launches Sandals to the top of your all-incs picks.

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