We've rounded up the most luxurious all-inclusive resorts in the Caribbean, offering beautiful beaches, fine dining, and world-class amenities—all included in the price of your stay.
Could Lionel Richie, Paul McCartney, and Oprah all be wrong? While many people scoff at them, an all-inclusive resort is the height of indulgence and one of the best ways to enjoy the endless splendors of the Caribbean—warm waters dancing from turquoise to emerald, incredible diving, and rich island culture. These are the perfect places to stay and play with all the bells and whistles but with none of the hassle of planning, paying, or daily budgeting.
If you desire an elevated all-inclusive experience in the region sans neon plastic bracelets, lounge chair custody battles, long buffet lines, and cheesy entertainment, look no further. These tropical oases are luxe to the max and have everything from helicopter rides and archery classes to boat excursions and spa treatments seamlessly included in the rate. From Jamaica to Grenada, here are the best luxury all-inclusive resorts in the Caribbean.
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WHERE: Great Exuma, Bahamas
Fowl Cay is a sparkling unicorn in the realm of all-inclusives. Seafaring enthusiasts will love that the stylish villas come with complimentary use of a boat—and the property provides a map with suggested spots to check out. What better way to fill your days than exploring the grottos, picnicking on distant shores, and swimming with pigs? Aside from island hopping, visitors can take advantage of golf carts and fishing gear—all gratis, of course.
Zoëtry Agua Punta Cana
WHERE: Dominican Republic
You can’t go more than a few minutes without stumbling upon an all-inclusive resort in the Dominican Republic but Zoëtry Agua Punta Cana blows its neighbors out of the water. And the picturesque setting is just the beginning. Prepare to be spoiled. Your personal butler (that’s right) is on hand to satisfy all your needs—whether that’s arranging horseback riding or pampering massages—and the lack of check-in and check-out times further sweetens the deal. For additional dazzle, guests in certain suite categories can reserve a complimentary helicopter transfer and arrive in style.
INSIDER TIPReady to chow down? Head to Olena and try the fresh octopus carpaccio with lime and olives.
With its turquoise tides and cascading bougainvillea, Hermitage Bay looks straight out of an upmarket magazine yet the vibe is decidedly carefree. It’s the sort of place where the staff knows your name and is never without a smile. Lest we forget the eats (and you certainly won’t)—many of the herbs and vegetables come straight from the on-site organic garden. The menu items also change daily so you can savor grilled Mahi one day and deliciously indulgent lobster the next.
WHERE: Andros Island, The Bahamas
Kamalame Cay is an island oasis, where scenic splendor meets Caribbean hospitality. A departure from the mass-produced fare that some all-inclusives serve, the property is renowned for its culinary excellence. For many foodies, the highlight is the morning breakfast basket stocked with an assortment of coffee, juice, pastries, yogurt, and fresh fruit. If you wake up famished, a hearty buffet awaits at the Great House restaurant.
INSIDER TIPDon’t skip the lush relaxation garden at the spa.
Heralded as the crème de la crème of all-inclusives, Jumby Bay—an exclusive private island, off the coast of Antigua—is where celebs go for paparazzi-free downtime and exceptional service. The 300-acre island resort is delightfully car-free and has 40 rooms, a showstopping spa with an infinity pool to unspool between treatments—and the stamp of approval of Oprah Winfrey, Justin Bieber, Will Smith, and Mariah Carey among others.
Casa de Campo
WHERE: La Romana, Dominican Republic
Casa de Campo has a stellar reputation. It’s one of those treasures that doesn’t just have returning guests, it has die-hard loyalists—people who have been coming back for decades and don’t plan on switching it up anytime soon. Why? Well, for starters, this sprawling 7,000-acre sanctum boasts first-class facilities. Everything from the 18-hole golf course (Teeth of the Dog) and tennis courts to the fitness center and spa is exemplary. There’s also a wide array of restaurants and service is notoriously impeccable.
Before you arrive at Curtain Bluff, the posh comforts begin with expedited customs at the airport. After a 40-minute shuttle, the wonders of this magnificent retreat come into focus. Breathtaking beaches and turquoise waves are complemented by sophisticated rooms and award-winning cuisine. In fact, gourmet grub is a major selling point. Health-focused travelers will appreciate dedicated wellness concierges, nutritious menus, and a robust assortment of calorie-burning activities—ranging from aqua aerobics and paddleboarding to pilates and squash.
WHERE: St. Lucia
Jade Mountain is a magical place. If vistas of the Pitons and shimmering sea aren’t enough to woo you, perhaps a private infinity pool will. That’s right, all of the 24 guest sanctuaries are equipped with ensuite piscine. Besides individually-designed swimming holes, duos who book the Total Romance Package can look forward to meals and beverages along with a slew of tempting activities. Who can pass up a guided snorkel excursion and sunset yoga?
WHERE: Negril, Jamaica
A far cry from all-you-can-eat buffets and jam-packed schedules, this grown-up getaway offers a more intimate all-inclusive experience geared towards couples. Expect cliffside cottages, cerulean seas, warm hospitality, and fantastic food. Lobster tail, anyone? Speaking of, pairs can indulge in private grotto dining or a brown sugar body scrub at the spa. With all this, it’s easy to see why The Caves is lauded among the most romantic spots in the Caribbean.
Galley Bay Resort & Spa
Galley Bay Resort & Spa is exactly what you envision in a Caribbean vacation. Food is plentiful and delicious and the cocktails are dangerously good. Paddleboards and kayaks are a great way to burn off all those piña coladas, and the staff is eager to cater to your every whim. The property trades casinos and costume shows for more tranquil pursuits, but if you’re seeking some after-dark excitement, the Sea Grape hosts live music.
Petit St. Vincent Resort
WHERE: St. Vincent and the Grenadines
If you’ve ever dreamt of visiting an off-the-grid island, now is your chance. Petit St. Vincent Resort promises 115 acres of serenity and seclusion. It’s the perfect spot to disconnect from the trappings of technology and reconnect to what’s important. Instead of TVs, phones, and Wi-Fi (which is limited to the main building), you’ll find captivating panoramas and a sense of laid-back luxury. Wake up early to catch the sunrise, enjoy beach BBQs, and spend your nights stargazing.
Couples Sans Souci
WHERE: Ocho Rios, Jamaica
Limitless enjoyment is the name of the game at Couples Sans Souci. There is unlimited scuba diving, unlimited motorized and non-motorized water sports, endless luxury with 24-hour gourmet dining, unlimited premium bar selections, excursions, sports, and much more for lovebirds to enjoy. This enchanting cliff-side resort has its own mineral grotto, seven rum-drenched bars, and a standout spa with open-air gazebos spread throughout the cliffside for next-level pampering with fresh sea breezes. Couples can also pick up a unique souvenir from the spa: massage skills. The adroit professionals at The Oasis Spa also teach duos how to pamper each other back at home.
WHERE: St. Lucia
BodyHoliday is an all-inclusive spa resort with a second-to-none wellness program that’s unlike anything in the Caribbean—and perhaps the world. This is the place to rest, reboot, and revamp mind, body, and soul, and with themed activities being rolled out each month, there’s never a bad time to check in. Expect retreats with household names like former NFL star Randy Moss and celebrity trainers like Akin Akman whose clients include Beyoncé and David Beckham. BodyHoliday has an extensive menu of activities— boot camps, Ayurvedic treatments, archery, dance, windsurfing—and is thus the perfect reservation for health-conscious travelers.
WHERE: St. George’s, Grenada
Sandals has beguiling resorts on seven Caribbean islands and Sandals Grenada is the very first with a Romance Library. Thanks to a partnership with Avon Books (the romance imprint of HarperCollins), guests can enjoy a curated collection of titles and find inspiration to rev up the romance. Cool perks at this adults-only dreamboat destination include sleek dwellings with private pools, a bevy of couple-centric activities and ten gourmet restaurants where diners can travel to Japan, Thailand, France, and Italy while on the powder-soft beaches of “the Spice Island.”
Iberostar Grand Rose Hall
WHERE: Montego Bay, Jamaica
Don’t worry about a thing, cause every little thing is going to be alright when the butlers at Iberostar Grand Rose Hall are involved. Staff at this glittering Montego Bay resort have a strong make-it-happen attitude. Their knowledge is further complemented by gourmet restaurants with terrifically fresh fare, suites with soaring ceilings, and a scenic beachfront location making this one of the best all-inclusive, adults-only stays in Montego Bay. If you’re seeking a higher-octane activity than lounging on the resort beach (which is exquisite), check out the impressive reefscape at the Montego Bay Marine Park by visiting the onsite Dressel Divers center to rent equipment or take a PADI course. Guests also enjoy golfing at Cinnamon Hill amidst a backdrop of aqueduct ruins, waterfalls, and centuries-old tombs.
WHERE: St. Lucia
Jade Mountain’s sister property Anse Chastanet is set on a 600-acre lush tropical estate with two too-blue-to-be-true beaches and 49 rooms with views that screensavers are made of. A firm foodie favorite, resistance will be futile when presented with Anse Chastanet’s menus (the all-inclusive plan includes all meals and most beverages served by the glass). The cuisine here rages from authentic creole to grilled masterpieces and vegan dishes at the meat-free Emeralds restaurant. Chocolate lovers are particularly spoiled for choice here: there are chocolate cocktails, dishes, truffle-making classes, and even chocolate-infused body treatments at the resort’s Kai Belté spa.
WHERE: British Virgin Islands
There is nothing run of the mill about a stay at Necker Island. Sir Richard Branson’s private island escape in the British Virgin Islands needs no introduction. For $105,000 a night, up to 40 guests can rent the entire 74-acre island, sharing the sprawling estate with the resident flamingos. During certain times of the year known as ‘Celebration Weeks’, individual rooms can be booked for a minimum of seven nights and the rate includes all meals and drinks, water sports equipment, and airport transfers. Necker Island’s past guests include presidents and princesses and it suits travelers seeking somewhere stylish, secluded, and thoroughly impressive.
WHERE: St. Lucia
Travel to St. Lucia to sleep in Cap Maison, a boutique villa resort and tropical fantasy with 50 beautifully appointed rooms. Palm trees will slow-dance around you on Smuggler’s Cove, Cap Maison’s beach where you can kayak, snorkel, swim and spot turtles. The Cap It All luxury all-inclusive plan affords guests room service, drinks, and all meals at the beachside Naked Fisherman restaurant and the foodie hotspot The Cliff at Cap (which has an award-winning chef at the helm). For an intimate and memorable evening like no other, book a meal at Rock Maison, an infamous private dining experience on a deck with uninterrupted views of neighboring Martinique, a dedicated personal waiter—and a champagne zip line.
Sandals Royal Caribbean
WHERE: Montego Bay, Jamaica
Swim-up suite, anyone? How about a private island just two minutes away with a swim-up pool bar, water hammocks, and a secluded spa? Sandals Royal Caribbean’s inclusions are so generous that they’ll even throw in a complimentary wedding for stays of three nights or longer. For double the fun, all the beaches and amenities at nearby Sandals Montego Bay are also available for guests to enjoy and there’s a free shuttle to travel between both resorts. If you love over-the-water bungalows, you’ll adore Sandals Royal Caribbean’s stylish stilted suites with see-through glass floors. After all, these were the first overwater bungalows in the Caribbean.
Sugar Beach, a Viceroy Resort
WHERE: St. Lucia
Sugar Beach, a Viceroy Resort is an exquisite place to do everything or not much at all: luxuriating in the Rainforest Spa’s treatment rooms in their own unique treehouses, playing tennis on two floodlit courts, sailing, and snorkeling, or hiking and biking in the jungle. Wake up and splash about in your own private plunge pool—every accommodation has one—before a breezy breakfast at The Terrace restaurant with incredible views of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Val des Pitons towering above you.