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.
Couples wanting to embark on a romantic tropical getaway need look no further than these all-inclusive gems. From small, boutique resorts to trusted names in hospitality, these resorts are ideal for couples to unwind in paradise.
Winner, Editors’ Choice: UNICO 20°87° Riviera Maya
UNICO 20°87° invites couples to “experience a new category of all-inclusive” at a five-star, adults-only resort situated along the pristine while beaches of the Riviera Maya. Local, local, local is the name of the game here, as UNICO 20°87° seeks to fully immerse guests in the regional flavors of modern Mexico.
From locally inspired cocktails and cuisines to the colorful, handcrafted artwork and upholstery found in the resort’s bright and spacious guest suites—as well as spa treatments, curated adventures, and more—UNICO 20°87° provides an authentic experience that won’t be soon forgotten.
Foodies will love the resort’s five unique onsite restaurants and devoted mixology program, including the rotating chef program at Cueva Siete, which is currently under the tutelage of celebrity chef Xavier Perez Stone.
Winner, Editors’ Choice: Beloved Playa Mujeres
For couples looking for a calming, intimate atmosphere, Beloved Playa Mujeres is a sleek, 109-room boutique all-inclusive resort set along the idyllic, sandy white beaches just north of Cancun. With an adults and couples-only policy and secluded location, many guests will feel content not once setting a foot off of the resort.
And why would they? Beloved Playa Mujeres features luxury amenities such as three outdoor pools with whirlpools (including one with a swim-up bar and ocean views), a 35,000-square-foot spa boasting hydrotherapy treatments, a well-equipped fitness center with yoga classes, and gourmet dining at four onsite a la carte restaurants—no reservations needed!
Not to mention, the stylish, ample guest suites that come complete with furnished balconies, whirlpool tubs, and complimentary bottles of top shelf liquor.
Winner, Editors’ Choice: Jade Mountain Resort
For a lavish tropical retreat like no other, Jade Mountain Resort on the southwestern coastline of St. Lucia provides an absolutely unmatched experience. Guests stay in one of 29 unique luxury suites called “sanctuaries,” which consist of three walls that open to private infinity pools—all overlooking the Caribbean Sea and the Pitons, St. Lucia’s legendary twin mountains—for a carefully orchestrated sensory experience. Each sanctuary is accessible by individual bridges, designed by architect and owner Nick Troubetzkoy, to flawlessly execute his philosophy of building in harmony with Caribbean nature. The Swiss Family Robinsons wish they had it this good!
Below Jade Mountain Resort you’ll find the sister resort of Anse Chastanet, nestled into lush, 600-acre tropical grounds, complete with two soft sand beaches bordering along pristine coral reefs. The facility and all of its amenities, including restaurants, bars, and boutiques are open to guests of Jade Mountain, via foot or shuttle.
Winner, Readers’ Choice: Sandals Grenada
Couples looking for an exotic, romantic getaway will fall in love with Sandals Grenada, an adults-only, unspoiled hideaway that offers an authentic Caribbean experience in the heart of Grenada’s rare Pink Gin Beach.
Sandals aspires to take “innovation beyond the realm of imagination” with its Grenada resort, by eschewing every convention of traditional resort design—while providing all-inclusive luxury amenities and exceptional service that keeps guests returning to Sandals Resorts year after year.
Sandals Grenada must have heard you liked pools, and as such, guests will find pools in the sky, living rooms in swimming pools, private plunge pools, as well as cascading waterfalls and meandering rivers. This luxury retreat also boasts gourmet dining at 10 onsite restaurants, six bars (including the swim-up kind, naturally) with top shelf liquor and Robert Mondavi Twin Oaks wines, and a wide range of watersports including snorkeling and PADI-certified SCUBA diving.