An all-inclusive vacation is necessary every few years. It’s a way to travel and explore without too much planning. You get to show up to a beautiful resort and have accommodations, drinks, food, and sometimes activities, all taken care of. If that sounds like the relaxing trip you need right now, we’ve got you covered. Here are the six best all-inclusive vacation destinations across the globe.
1. Cabo, Mexico
Cabo, Mexico, is one of the most popular all-inclusive destinations for many reasons. It’s easily one of the most affordable all-inclusive destinations internationally, without sacrificing any beautiful views, fantastic food, and tons of excursions.
While you should go to Cancun if you’re looking for a party, we recommend Cabo for a more indulgent trip. Cabo is safe, has stunning beaches, and has something for every type of traveler. You can book an oceanfront resort so that you wake up to the water every morning and are just a few steps from the beach. Spend your days enjoying authentic Mexican food, going snorkeling or whale watching, and taking a sunset cruise.
Our favorite resort in Cabo is Sandos Finisterra Los Cabos, located directly on the beach and just a 13-minute walk from The Arch of Cabo San Lucas and Lovers Beach.
2. Bali, Indonesia
Your dollar can go much further in Bali, giving you access to some incredible all-inclusive resorts for a very reasonable amount. Many resorts in Bali allow guests to opt for just accommodations or to add on an all-inclusive package. We cannot recommend the all-inclusive option enough, though! You’ll have food and drinks covered, so you never have to worry about your next meal or even leaving the resort if you don’t want to.
Resorts in Bali are typically either located in the lush jungles or right by the water. The jungles offer a more remote escape, while the ocean properties keep you close to the cities so you can explore.
And, don’t worry, you won’t be missing out on anything if you eat all your meals at the resort. Many of your meals will include freshly caught seafood and locally grown produce. Bali is an excellent destination for relaxing, recharging, and making memories.
One of the top all-inclusive resorts in Bali is the Banyan Tree Ungasan which has stunning panoramic views of the ocean.
3. The Bahamas, Caribbean
The Bahamas is made up of a chain of small islands with white sandy beaches, amazing weather, and friendly people. It’s very common to come here once, get addicted, and find yourself returning every couple of years.
And no one does all-inclusive quite like the Caribbean. Depending on where you stay, you may also get spa activities, water activities, and tours included in your all-inclusive package! Regardless of your package, you’re guaranteed to have fun. You can spend your days relaxing by the beach, having fun in the water, and eating flavorful Caribbean cuisine.
We recommend staying at the Melia Nassau Beach on New Providence Island. This all-inclusive resort has oceanfront rooms, seven restaurants, four bars, three pools, and a casino. You’ll never be hungry, thirsty, or bored while staying here!
4. Canary Islands, Spain
When most people think of Europe, they don’t necessarily think of an all-inclusive vacation. Well, the good news is that parts of Spain - like the Canary Islands - actually have a lot of all-inclusive resorts. This is especially promising for families. After all, getting kids over to Europe can be hard enough. You don’t want to have to plan meals and drinks once you’re there too. The Canary Islands let you enjoy Spain in a hassle-free way. Leave the resort to explore the nearby attractions and come back when you need to refuel with food and drink.
Stay at the Hotel Riu Gran Canaria, Maspalomas, for a fabulous experience. This hotel is oceanfront, has multiple pools, and hosts daily shows.
5. Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
The Dominican Republic has some of the clearest, bluest water in the world. As soon as you land here, you’ll find yourself exhale into a deep state of relaxation. When you want a break from relaxing by the beach, you can explore all that Punta Cana has to offer. You can spend all day on a catamaran, go ATVing along the coast, go ziplining in the jungle, or snorkeling in the waters.
You’ll also love the whole experience of all-inclusive resorts in the Dominican Republic. Most resorts have multiple pools, restaurants, bars, and nightly shows you can access. You simply get to show up to the resort and start taking it all in.
One of Punta Cana’s best all-inclusive resorts is the Barceló Bávaro Palace. This resort comes with four pools, a water park, a casino, eight bars, and 11 restaurants!
6. Costa Rica
Costa Rica is truly a tropical rainforest paradise. This region is known for its beaches, volcanoes, lush jungles, amazing food, and wonderful people. Whether you want to spend all day relaxing by the beach or discovering all of Costa Rica, your days will be exactly what you want them to be.
It surprises many visitors to discover that Costa Rica’s meal prices aren’t quite as low as other Central American countries. For that reason, it’s advantageous to opt for an all-inclusive resort in Costa Rica. You’ll save yourself money, avoid stress, and will still get fantastic food!
For a luxury experience, book a stay at the Kalon Surf. This high-end all-inclusive resort caters to surfers, offering surf lessons and quick access to the beach. When you’re not surfing, you can relax in the infinity pool, book a massage, or enjoy the nightly three-course dinners.
All-inclusive vacations can be the perfect getaway if you’re feeling stressed and aren’t up for planning out a whole trip. Now you just have to pick a destination, book the trip, and simply show up!