Our editors and writers scoured the globe to find the best all-inclusive resorts based on standout offerings, from top-notch dining options and cool bars to over-the-top suites and white-glove butler service. We also asked our readers to vote for their favorites in each category. We’re proud to present the winners of the 2020 Islands All-Inclusive Awards.
One of the big goals when on vacation is to relax, which is what you’ll find it at these all-inclusive resort spas. If you’re looking to let the everyday worries of life melt away, if only for a few days, these resort spas are designed to minimize the time between checking in and chilling out. Along with all the thoughtful touches to help you make the most of your time to unwind.
Winner, Editors’ Choice: Namale Resort & Spa, Fiji
The Namale Resort & Spa is built entirely around providing its guests with a comprehensive, worry-free get-away. To start, it boasts 19 luxury bures and villas, exquisite dining packages, and a wealth of things to do that are available right there on the resort grounds. Of course, when you’re ready to treck into what Fiji has to offer, they have a comprehensive list of adventures worth embarking on, from the adventurous to the relaxing.
If the latter is what’s on your mind, the Valeni Sasauni Spa Sanctuary is one of the best in Fiji, and has the awards to prove it. Boasting 10,000 square feet nestled gently on the volcanic cliffs overlooking the Koro Sea, guests can indulge themselves in everything from aromatherapy pools, waterfall massage, cold plunge, sauna, and more. All while gazing out at the ocean through the spa’s floor-to-ceiling windows.
Winner, Editors’ Choice: Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana
An ideal destination for those who’re looking to have it all while on vacation, the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Punta Cana offers stylish rooms, a wealth of entertainment, and dining at your choice of nine restaurants, including fine wine and top-shelf liquor. You can relax by the pool or by the beach, and take part in any number of pre-planned activities and games.
For some serious unwinding, there are three distinctly different spa experiences to choose from. The Rock Spa is one of the area’s leading hydrotherapy centers, with a steam room, sauna, sensory expertise pool and more. For the yoga enthusiasts, The Rock Om will have everything on-hand free of charge, including on-site classes that you can experience in person or from the comfort of your room. Finally, the Body Rock Fitness Center has all the amenities to keep your workout routine over 5,000 square feet of exercise space. Try all three to get the complete experience.
Winner, Editors’ Choice: Jumby Bay
Anyone who’s hoping to travel light need look no further than Jumby Bay Island. Along with the gourmet wining and dining, there are Caribbean cooking classes, watersports, yacht trips, and plenty of activities for the whole family. But if relaxation is on your mind, they’ve got that covered.
The spa at Jumby Bay was named the Caribbean’s Best Resort Spa in 2018, thanks in part to its personally curated offerings that combine modern relaxation techniques along with remedies that are deeply rooted in West Indies and African culture. Against a luxurious backdrop, the casually elegant, open-air space, is designed to be a truly sublime escape, while helping to foster some rejuvenation of the body, the mind, and the spirit
Winner, Readers’ Choice: Royalton Saint Lucia, St. Lucia
For an elegant, relaxing stay, the Royalton Saint Lucia is here to elevate the tropical getaway. Every room comes with its own private terrace, so guests can also enjoy gourmet meals while taking in the tropical air. Along with world-class cuisine and reservation-free restaurants, the all-inclusive package also has water sports, yoga on the beach, mixology classes, and nightly champagne toasts at sunset.
At the Royal Spa, guests can also spend hours getting pampered with its lavish amenities. Whether it’s spending a few hours with one of the comprehensive packages or opting for a half-hour express treatment, it’s designed to be the height of comfort and style. Along with a hydrotherapy circuit, a full-range of massage options, and body and facial treatments that utilize time-honored healing practices. There’s also the beauty center, which offers luxurious manicures, pedicures, along with hair and make-up services.