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The 20 Best All Inclusive Resorts in the World

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Whether you'd like to take a family or group vacation or enjoy a romantic getaway or honeymoon, an all inclusive resort may be the best way to go. Packages include guest rooms, meals, drinks and activities. There are many all inclusive resorts throughout the world. Here are the 20 best and most luxurious all inclusive resorts in the world.

The Singular

20. The Singular - Patagonia, Chile

The Singular Puerto Bories Hotel is built around a historic building that once housed the Old Bories Cold Warehouse. This unique resort has a museum onsite featuring industrial equipment from the old warehouse. There are 3 packages available for guests to choose from including Full Board, Rustic Patagonia and Exceptional Patagonia. Guests of the resort enjoy elegant luxurious suites, spa treatments and dining on unique regional dishes made with fresh, local ingredients. Each package includes a variety of guided tours in the area of the beautiful and historic Patagonia, Chile.

Isla Patenque

19. Isla Patenque - Buce Chicoa, Panama

Isla Patenque is a unique all inclusive resort located in Buce Chicoa, Panama. The resort sits on a private 400 acre island and has 7 beaches. Benjamin Loomis was inspired by Daniel Defoe's classic novel "Robinson Caruso" to build a amall island resort that blends nature with luxury and history with serenity. The private resort is all inclusive and is family friendly or a beautiful spot for a romantic honeymoon. There are just 8 beachfront Casita. Each is designed to make the indoors meet the outdoors. Each has an open air lounge and open air bath as well as a private garden. Daybed and beach hammocks are available to each guest as well as yoga mats and meditation cushions. The Los Rocus Restaurant and Bar offers beachfront dining and fresh Panamanian cuisine.

Tangabezi Simonga

18. Tangabezi Simonga - Zambia

The beautiful Tangabezi Simonga resort is located on the banks of the Zambezi River just upstream from the majestic Victoria falls in Zambia. It is privately owned. The safari lodge offers a luxurious place to stay while you enjoy the ambiance, wildlife, guided tours and nearby sites. The privately owned all inclusive resort is scenic and romantic. There are 6 private houses and 4 river cottages accommodating 2 to 6 guests. Each guesthouse has a private valet. There are multiple dining areas, and the pace is leisurely to accommodate whatever itinerary each guests wants.

Palafitos Overwater Bungalo

17. Palafitos Overwater Bungalows - Rivera Maya Mexico

The El Dorado's Palafitos all inclusive resort is the first resort in in the Riviera Maya beach area of Mexico to feature over water bungalows. Located on the Maroma beach on the beautiful Caribbean Sea, Palafitos features 30 ove rwater bungalows. Each has its own private deck, an infinity pool and a ladder leading down to the sea. The luxury bungalow retreats feature glass bottom floors and an indoor whirlpool for two. Guests Náay Spa offers a variety of salon and spa treatments in salon suites and outdoors.

Lizard Island Great Barrier Reef

16. Lizard Island Great Barrier Reef - Australia

Lizard Island Resort is the only resort located on the 1,000 acre national park located right on Australia's Great Barrier Reef off Queensland's coast. The all inclusive resort offers a secluded private place to unwind. Area activities include guided tours of the reefs and research station as well as snorkeling, diving and fishing. The resort has several guest villas and suites. These are beachfront, ocean view or garden view. Fresh, local and coastal ingredients are used on the menu at Salt Water Restaurant which also offers beachside dining in 2 private pavilions on Anchor Bay. There are 2 bars located at the resort as well as the Essentia Day Spa.

Fairmont Mayakoba

15. Fairmont Mayakoba - Mexico

Fairmont Mayakoba is an all inclusive resort in the beautiful Playa del Carmen, Mexico just 40 miles south of Cancun. The gated resort community is located amid 240 acres of lush tropical forest and borders the Caribbean Sea. The 5 star resort has several seaside suites and more suites nestled in the tropical forest surrounded by beautiful lagoons. Fairmont Mayakoba is a calm, peaceful relaxing retreat. The restaurant at Fairmont offers a variety of menu items made with fresh, local produce and seafood with a focus on Asian cuisine. The resort offers a daily breakfast buffet as well as beach and pool service. The Willow Stream Spa offers a variety of treatments with a focus on Mayan culture. The spa has private treatment rooms and a beautiful outdoor area with Swiss showers and whirlpools. There much to do at the resort including a variety of water sports including canoeing,and the resort includes free bikes.

Bluefield Bay Villas

14. Bluefield Bay Villas - Jamaica

Bluefield Bay Villas is one of Jamaica's best family friendly all inclusive resorts. The resort offers several spacious villas that have 2, 3, 4 or 6 bedrooms Each villa is elegantly and luxuriously decorated and has a private pool. Guests of each villa have the attention of a butler and maid. There is also a concierge on sight to help with whatever accommodations a guest may need. The resort has amazing views, a spa, and there is a private pool and beach access. Water activities include paddle boarding, kayaking, snorkeling, diving and deep sea fishing. There is a tennis court on site.

Sanctuary Capa Cana

13. Sanctuary Capa Cana - Domincan Republic

The Sanctuary Capa Cana is located in beautiful Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic. Guests of the adults only all inclusive resort will enjoy the privacy and elegance of the recently renovated retreat. Suites and villas are decorated in Spanish Colonial style and feature rattan furnishings, wood accents and coral baths. Each suite and villa has a private balcony or terrace. Guests have several dining options including Casabella for a breakfast buffet, Blue Marlin for fresh seafood, Wok for Pan-Asian cuisine, The Steakhouse for Argentinian style steaks or Capriccio for international cuisine. There is also a spa on sight that offers a variety of treatments including hydrotherapy.

& Beyond Sandibe Okavango Safari Lodge

12. & Beyond Sandibe Okavango Safari Lodge - Botswana

There's nothing more amazing than an all inclusive safari adventure. & Beyono Sandibe Okavango Safari Lodge in Botswana is one of the best. The family friendly lodge is built with organic materials and blends into its natural surroundings rising above the Delta forest. There are 12 guest suites in the lodge. Each is elegantly decorated and features air conditioning, private plunge pools and outdoor showers. Guests may dine in the lodge and enjoy cocktails at the bar as they view the beautiful surroundings. The lodge is located next to the Moremi Game Reserve where guests can witness lions, elephants, hippos, antelope and wild dogs during morning or evening safaris. Guests can also take bush walks or enjoy a helicopter ride.


11. Excellence Playa Mujeres - Cancun

Excellence Playa Mujeres is Cancun's best all inclusive adults only resort. The luxurious resort is located an inland marina and a Greg Norman designed golf course. Guests of the resort can choose from several suites. All are spacious and at least 800 square feet with the finest amenities and chic decor. Each suite features a Jacuzzi and a private balcony with beautiful views. The resort has a communal pool and a luxury spa, Millé Spa. There are 10 international restaurants and 11 bars included in the cost. These include a pool side restaurant, a sports bar, Spice, The Lobster House, The Grill, Chez Isabelle, Las Olas and Tuscana.

Travaasa Hana

10. Travaasa Hana - Maui Hawaii

Travaasa Hana is located in the beautiful town of Hana at the eastern end of the island of Maui in Hawaii. It is Hawaii's best all inclusive resort. The three hour drive to Hana gives guests a chance to see the beautiful jungles, waterfalls and rugged coastline of the island's east end. The Boutique Hotel was named number 1 by Hawai'i Magazine in 2018. Formerly known as Hotel Hana Maui, Travaasa has several luxury cottages and suites for guests to stay. The Preserve Kitchen & Bar offers a variety of meals made with fresh local ingredients. There is a spa located at the resort, and you have a chance to learn local customs such as throw net fishing and making leis.

Grand Velas Riviera Maya

9. Grand Velas Riviera Maya - Mexico

The Grand Velas Riviera in Maya on Mexico's Yucatan peninsula is one of the best all inclusive resorts in Mexico. It's nestled between the Yucatan jungle and the Caribbean Sea. There are three different types of suites to stay in at the Grand Velas Riviera. All feature private terraces. The Zen Grand Ambience suites are located in the Mayan jungle. The family friendly suites offer a natural setting and freshwater streams. The Ambassador Ambiance suites are also family friendly and surround an infinity pool and have ocean front terraces. The Grand Class Section is for adults only. These suites offer ocean front views in a private, relaxed setting. There are several restaurants at the Grand Velas Riviera resort that serve a variety of international cuisine including French, Italian, Asian Fusion and Mexican. The Spa offers a variety of holistic relaxing treatments.

The Caves

8. The Caves - Jamaica

The Caves in Jamaica is an over 16 all inclusive resort. It is located on the white sand beaches at the west end of Negril. There are 12 private cottages at the resort as well as 1 Grand Villa. The artisan crafted cottages are decorated in bright colors and modern style. The resort features a saltwater pool, private hot tub and sauna. Great water activities include snorkeling, kayaking or a professionally led diving experience through underwater caves. There are several dining options at The Caves including the Bamboo Terrace which is the main dining room, The Sands located on the beach and 2 Gazebo Dining areas with private caves. Guests can also opt for private dining at the resort. The Caves Spa offers a variety of relaxing treatments and is known for its trademark brown sugar body scrub. The Caves is home to Blackwell Rum Bar and the Sands Bar. There are also several nearby bars in Negril that offer Live entertainment.

Constance Moonfishi

7. Constance Moonfishi - Maldives

Constance Moonfishi is a private all inclusive luxury resort located on a private island off the South Ari Atoll in the Maldives. Surrounded by the beautiful Indian Ocean, Constance Moonfishi provides a private, luxurious yet casual retreat for its guests. The resort is environmentally sensitive and aims to preserve its natural surroundings. Guests may choose from 110 thatched roof villas. There are 24 beach front villas, 56 water villas and 30 senior water villas. The all inclusive resort includes accommodations, meals and drinks. The sand floor restaurant is a comfortable beach front place to dine on cuisine made with the freshest ingredients and seafood. The beach is a great place to unwind and there are many water activities including snorkeling, big game fishing and a sunset cruise where guests will see dolphins. Other area sea life includes whale sharks, mantas and sea eagles..

Little Palm Island Resort

6. Little Palm Island Resort- Florida Keys

Little Palm Island in the Florida Keys is the USA's best all inclusive resorts. The resort is currently undergoing renovations that will be complete in the spring of 2020. Located on a 5 1/2 acre islet, Little Palm Island resort is private and beautiful, the perfect place to get away from it all. Guests must be 16 years or older. The resort offers beautiful panoramic views of the ocean and there are no televisions or telephones in the resorts 30 private suites. The suites have charming thatched roofs and are well appointed and quiet. When not enjoying the beach and ocean activities including scuba diving at Looe Key Reef, back country fishing or a cruise in the Hatteras style boat, guests can relax in hammocks tied to palm trees. Dining is casual yet elegant. The Little Torch Key restaurant offers delicious cuisine made with fresh ingredients and seafood. The spa at Little Palm Island offers a variety of heath and wellness treatments using the flowers and scents of the sea.

Southern Ocean Lodge

5. Southern Ocean Lodge - Australia

The Southern Ocean Lodge is located on Kangaroo Island off Australia's southern coast in Hanson Bay and is surrounded by 2 national parks. Located on a cliff above the ocean, the Southern Ocean Lodge has magnificent views and fresh air from the ocean. Guests may see sea lions, koalas and kangaroos. There are 21 spacious suites each with a sunken lounge, king sized beds, glass walled baths, limestone floors and an outdoor terrace with seating and daybeds and beautiful views of the ocean. Guests dine on cuisine made with local ingredients, wine and beers. The menu changes daily. The Spa at the lodge offers a variety of spa services and a steam room and "chill" lounge.

Hermitage Bay

4. Hermitage Bay - Antigua

Hermitage Bay is Antigua's private boutique five star all inclusive resort. It's nestled between the Caribbean beach, tropical gardens and hillsides on 140 acres of undeveloped land. There are 30 unique contemporary style suites each with a private veranda with comfortable plantation chairs. Seventeen of the suites are nestled into the lush hillside while thirteen are on the beach. Each is well appointed and has views of the sea. Dining, spa services and water activities are all inclusive. The resort's restaurant features a 5 star menu with American classics, modern European and Caribbean cuisine. The Garden spa offers spa services and, on its Spa deck, daily yoga, meditation and pilates sessions. Water activities included are wind surfing, paddle boarding, kayaking and snorkeling.

Jade Mountain Resort

3. Jade Mountain Resort - St. Lucia

Jade Mountain Resort in the Caribbean's St. Lucia is located within view of a World Heritage Site. The "Twin Peaks" of Piti and and Gras Piton Mountains is breathtaking. The resort is located on 600 acres of lush tropics. There are two pristine beaches and coral reefs. There are 29 suites or "sanctuaries". All suites have an open fourth wall overlooking the sea and the "Twin Peak" mountains. Some of the suites have an infinity pool. Guests have access to a butler for anything they may need. The Jade Mountain Club offers outdoor dining for breakfast, lunch and dinner. It overlooks the ocean and features live music. The Kai en Ciel Spa offers several boutique spa services including in room couples' massage. When not enjoying the sea and the beach, there are many trails to walk or hike.

& Beyond Mnemba Island Resort

2. & Beyond Mnemba Island Resort - Tanzania

For a private luxury, all inclusive experience, & Beyond Mnemba Island in Zanzibar, Tanzania is the perfect getaway for a family or a romantic getaway for a couple. Located off the northeast coast of Zanzabar, guests enjoy the beautiful beach and pine forests. The resort has 12 luxurious beach front bandas that overlook the Mnemba atoll. Two of the bandas connect to form a family suite. Each banda has a private lanai overlooking the ocean with its own private bar. At & Beyond Menemba, guests can enjoy delicious cuisine. The resort will even set up dining on the private beach for guests. You can also enjoy an in-room massage or a private yoga session. The atoll is perfect for divers, and the resort offers a diving lessons. You can also snokel, swim, kayak or enjoy a cruise. There's a lot of magnificent sea life including dolphins turtles and crabs.

MAIA Luxury Resort and Spa

1. MAIA Luxury Resort and Spa - Seychelles

MAIA Luxury Resort and Spa is the best all inclusive resort in the world. It's on a private 12 acre peninsula in Seychelles in Bali. The resort is nestled between the Indian Ocean's beautiful white sand beach and a thick lush garden and forest. The private all inclusive resort caters to its guests. There are 30 beautifully decorated villas that connect to nature and the outdoors. Each villa has a private butler to assist in everything you need. The restaurant offers 5 menus. You can dine in your villa or on the beach if you'd like. The spa offers relaxing Balinese massages and Hatha yoga in an open air pavilion. You can relax on the beach or swim in the ocean. There are several activities at an extra cost including helicopter rides, canoeing, fishing and scuba diving.

Liz Flynn

Written by Liz Flynn

Liz Flynn has worked as a full-time writer since 2010 after leaving a career in education. She finds almost all topics she writes about interesting, but her favorite subjects are travel and food. Liz loves the process of researching information, learning new things, and putting into words what others who share her interests might like to read. Although she spends most of her time writing, she also enjoys spending time with her husband and four children, watching films, cooking, dining out, reading, motorsports, gaming, and walking along the beach next to her house with her dog.

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