Top 10 worldwide all-inclusive escapes
With a big hotel bill racking up and the cost of food and drink to think about, sometimes it’s difficult to fully unwind whilst on holiday. But opt for a gorgeous all-inclusive resort and you’ll find that relaxing becomes a whole lot simpler.
All over the world you’ll find a variety of luxurious hotels and resorts offering an all-inclusive getaway, including food, drinks, entertainment and sometimes even activities to ensure that you leave all your worries behind. Fancy a care-free family holiday? You’ll find that quite a few all-inclusive resorts will include kid’s and teen’s clubs in the offer too – meaning you can safely leave the kids to have fun whilst you sip on complimentary cocktails.
Great value for money, stress-free and luxurious – all-inclusive is the way to go for an easy-going holiday. Here are 10 of our favourite worldwide all-inclusive escapes to enjoy.
Classic American cars, cigars, vibrant bars, and even salsa dancing – Cuba is an eclectic country full of culture and charm. Go beyond the colourful cities and you’ll find miles upon miles of astonishing white sand beaches, enticing many to simply relax on a lounger and soak up the sun. Combine that with the luxury of food, drink and entertainment, and you’ve got yourself the perfect all-inclusive Cuban getaway.
Royalton Hicacos Resort & Spa
Varadero’s impossibly pristine coastline is Cuba’s most popular beach area, adorned with a variety of charming All-Inclusive hotels. Royalton Hicacos Resort & Spa is a fantastic choice – teaming stunning lagoon-style pools, cascading waterfalls and a trendy swim-up bar with the brilliant All-inclusive amenities including four delicious restaurants, access to wellness facilities, and non-motorised water sports.
Framed by crystal-clear coral reefs and white sand beaches adorned with swaying palms, you’ll feel like you’ve landed somewhere special before you’ve even reached your all-inclusive hotel in Antigua. In between indulging in complimentary food and drink whilst lazing by the pool, be sure to explore the island’s incredible mountain lookout points – it’ll make your All-Inclusive stay even sweeter.
All-inclusive doesn’t have to mean overly fancy and pretentious. Discerning travellers hoping to find a humble yet refined getaway will fall in love with Galley Bay, a tropical oasis nestled along a lagoon abundant in exotic birdlife, with rustic yet luxurious architecture and fun cocktail parties and barbecues included.
Leaving the trouble of hotel bills behind, an all-inclusive hotel in St Lucia keeps your days free to explore the luscious beaches, try the freshly caught seafood, and just generally enjoy the warming sunshine. Many all-inclusive hotels include activities too, giving you ample chance to go beyond the comfort of your sun lounger.
Sometimes you just truly want to indulge when venturing on a romantic break with your loved one, and we find that Rendezvous is one of the best when it comes to creating a beautiful ambience whilst also offering a great deal. This is one of the few all-inclusive hotels that offer motorised water sports too – usually you need to pay an extra supplement.
Who could resist the home of fresh tacos, bright and colourful décor and sensational beaches? Mexico is a very popular choice for an all-inclusive getaway, especially vivacious Cancun with its long line of luxury resorts. Going all-inclusive gives you the chance to dine on as much Mexican cuisine as you like, all the while giving you a gorgeous spot to relax after exploring the likes of Chichén Itzá.
Haven Riviera Cancun
This adult-only sanctuary is perfect for loved-up couples looking for a serene and romantic stay in Cancun. We think the ultimate idyllic evening is best spent at Agua Bendita, a contemporary restaurant serving traditional Mexican cuisine and sumptuous steaks – all included in the price too.
Dubai and the Emirates
Fusing traditional Arabian architecture with glitzy and glamorous resorts, Dubai and the Emirates’ all-inclusive hotels add even more indulgence to an already lavish destination. You won’t need to worry about a thing as you sunbathe on private beaches, dine on decadent cuisine, and laze around in stunning pools. All-inclusive is quite a new construct here, but they’ve certainly gone to town with what they’re offering.
JA Beach Hotel
If fun activities followed by decadent food and drink is your forte, you’ll quickly fall in love with everything JA Beach Hotel has to offer. The resort’s enviable location means that you’re not far from fantastic sightseeing and shopping opportunities, while the on-site golf course and huge pool will certainly work up an appetite – there’s nine restaurants and bars to try out, after all.
Remove the stress of planning and money counting in Bali and you’ll be left with a peaceful adventure full of sunbathing, rainforest exploring, World Heritage site discovering, and learning about the country’s rich culture. Basically, going all-inclusive in Bali makes way for all the unique and unforgettable activities the destination has to offer.
Sol Beach House Melia Benoa
Sol Beach House Melia Benoa not only offers food, drink, entertainment and non-motorised water sports with its All-Inclusive basis – the location is second to none, too. Nestled amongst Tanjung Benoa’s pristine white sand beaches and exciting water sports, this luxurious hotel is close by to a traditional fishing village, perfect for those hoping to add an extra dose of culture.
Catering to your needs and still offering that intimate and personalised touch, the all-inclusive hotels in Barbados are truly fantastic. Whether you’re exploring the rugged east coast, sunbathing on the sugary sands of the west coast, or swimming in the calm seas in the south, no doubt you’ll find a lavish hotel that suits your style and budget.
Sea Breeze is one of our favourite all-inclusive hotels on Barbados’ south coast. Spend your days relaxing by the three enticing pools, or take a dip in one of the indulgent Jacuzzis. There are four fabulous restaurants and bars to tempt your taste buds, including succulent seafood plucked straight from the ocean at Aqua Terra, and decadent rum tastings at the teal De Rum Shop Café.
With such unspoilt landscapes and luxurious hotels, Mauritius certainly looks and feels like a luxurious destination. Journeying to an all-inclusive resort makes this island nation much more accessible, offering great value for money and the extra bonus of having a hassle-free stay. All you’ll need to worry about is spotting turtles as you snorkel in the reef.
Veranda Point Aux Biches
The amazing feeling of walking around barefoot at Veranda Point Aux Biches is already luxurious enough, but add in the flavoursome restaurants, stylish bars, wild water sports and even a picnic hamper for days out and you’ve got yourself an awesome All-Inclusive deal.
Known as the ‘spice island’, it’s not just fragrant aromas of cloves, cardamom and cinnamon that Zanzibar is abundant in. Stunning white sand beaches, rustic yet luxurious lodges, great water sports and a myriad of marine life…the tropical island of Zanzibar is well worth exploring all-inclusive.
Going all-inclusive gives you ample opportunity to explore the archipelago. Baraza has a way of making you feel like royalty during your stay in Zanzibar. Plush, Middle Eastern décor is met with private plunge pools, beautiful beach backdrops and authentic Swahili cuisine.
A trip to the Maldives just oozes barefoot luxury, with days spent snorkelling, kayaking, and enjoying the powdery white sands. Staying in an all-inclusive hotel means that all you’ll need to worry about is which laidback water sport to try next, and which seafood dish to dine on under the stars. You may even get a complimentary bike too, allowing you to explore the islands at your own pace.
This resort is a true gem. Located in the Raa Atoll, it’s a great choice for families thanks to its fabulous kid’s club and array of water sports – though if you’re looking for romance, the secluded Water Villas really fit the bill. Our favourite way to start the day is to wake before dawn and wander along to Sunrise Café – watching the sun rise with a fresh fruit juice is so worth the early alarm.