A Guide To Choosing an All-inclusive Resort
This time of the year always gets me thinking about the beach. I live in a place that is cold from December until March or April and I dream of going somewhere warm and tropical all winter long. My favorite destinations are all-inclusive resorts. I love the laid back atmosphere and the freedom of no time constraints to worry about. I love how friendly the staff is and the options to find things to do when you want or (when you don’t want) to just find a quiet place to read and relax.
Finding the perfect resort for you can be a challenge though. How do you pick one?! They all look amazing and with so much information you can spend hours reading up on them and still get confused. This article, How to choose an all-inclusive resort, can help you determine what questions to ask. I have also compiled a list of the top 23 4.5 star and above resorts below with an easy to follow list of what each one has to offer.
When viewing the table below be sure to determine what is important to you in an all-inclusive vacation. Do you want an adult only vacation or will you be bringing your family? Do you mind wearing wristbands (I hate them!)? Are you more interested in pools or a nice beach?
Pricing was based off one night per person with a date range of December 2018. Keep in mind this is website pricing and does not include any specials the resort may offer. If you see one below that checks all your boxes be sure to check with the resort directly or look on a discount site to see if you can find a better price. Sandals is offering Free nights and much more… only at Sandals Resorts. You can also look for great deals on all-inclusive Family Vacations At Beaches Resorts
If you have questions or if you have a favorite all-inclusive resort I would love to hear about it in the comments below. If you found this post helpful please share, thank you!
|Resort name||City||Country||Adults only||Stars||Pools||Bars||Restaraunts||wrist bands||cost|
|Sandals Emerald Bay||Great Exuma||Bahamas||no||4.5||3||6||11||no||612|
|Secrets Papagayo||Guancaste||Costa Rico||yes||4.5||2||5||6||no||171|
|Dreams Las Mareas||Guancaste||Costa Rico||no||4.5||4||7||7||no||156|
|The Westin Playa Conchal||Guancaste||Costa Rico||no||4.5||2||5||11||yes||189|
|Zoetry Agua||Punta Cana||Dominican Republic||no||4.5||3||3||4||no||532|
|Hard Rock Hotel and Casino||Punta Cana||Dominican Republic||no||4.5||13||5||9||yes||355|
|Sanctuary Cap Cana||Punta Cana||Dominican Republic||yes||4.5||5||7||12||no||248|
|Dreams Palm Beach||Punta Cana||Dominican Republic||no||4.5||4||7||7||no||229|
|Secrets Wild Orchid||Montego Bay||Jamaica||yes||4.5||5||9||9||no||491|
|Hyatt Zilara Rose hall||Montego Bay||Jamaica||yes/ no||4.5||2||7||10||yes||419|
|Moon Palace||Ocho Rios||Jamaica||no||5||4||3||4||yes||218|
|Zoetry Paraiso Dela Bonita||Riviera Maya||Mexico||no||5||5||4||5||no||580|
|El Dorado Seaside||Playa del Carmen||Mexico||yes||4.5||4||9||10||no||393|
|Royal Sdaris||Los Cabos||Mexico||no||4.5||2||3||6||yes||161|
|Riu Palace||Riviera Maya||Mexico||no||4.5||3||4||7||yes||308|
|Pueblo Bonita Pacifica||Cabo San Lucas||Mexico||yes||4.5||5||6||7||yes||383|
|Secrets The Vine||Cancun||Mexico||yes||4.5||3||7||7||no||489|
|Secrets Maroma||Puerto Morelos||Mexico||yes||5||3||6||8||no||260|
|Breathless Riviera Maya||Puerto Morelos||Mexico||yes||5||3||9||9||no||231|
|Royal Hideaway Playacar||Playa del Carmen||Mexico||yes||4.5||6||4||6||no||180|
|Body Holiday at Le Sport||Castries||St. Lucia||no||4.5||2||3||8||no||527|