Warm weather, serene waters, white sandy beaches—what doesn’t the Caribbean offer? If you’re looking for your next getaway, look no further than the Caribbean. By staying at an all-inclusive resort in the Caribbean, you can enjoy some of life’s simplest pleasures, whether it be tanning on the beach, snorkeling with marine life, or enjoying a new culture. Take a look at some of the best resorts in the Caribbean below.
Looking out over the iconic Pitons in St. Lucia, the Jade Mountain Resort is a far cry from some of the all-inclusive mega-resorts found elsewhere in the Caribbean. It also happens to be one of our favorite boutique all-inclusive in the world. At Jade Mountain, you'll find only 29 suites (dubbed “sanctuaries”) — all with open walls and incredible sea views. Twenty-four of those sanctuaries feature an infinity pool, and the remaining suites include a large bathtub that can accommodate two people.
Highlights of this adults-only resort include escorted walking and hiking tours, water sports, including windsurfing and sunfish sailing, and access to activities and facilities offered at its nearby sister property, Anse Chastanet. The open-plan restaurant offers a wide range of options for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The resort also has an optional all-inclusive package that covers meals and drinks.
Jade Mountain Resort is one of the most romantic, splurge-worthy resorts in the Caribbean — and the entire world — and is easily one of the most peaceful escapes you can book.
Situated on a quiet, remote beach, Le Sivory Punta Cana by PortBlue Boutique is an adults-only all-inclusive resort in the Caribbean with a laid-back, peaceful vibe. Le Sivory Punta Cana is popular with couples seeking quiet and romance, and the overall atmosphere is relaxed and casual, with lush grounds and plenty of outdoor seating.
The 55 spacious rooms are gorgeous, and many include outdoor whirlpool tubs or their own private pools. In your suite, you’ll find free Wi-Fi, docks for electronic devices, and flat-screen TVs. The all-inclusive package covers meals and drinks at all four restaurants, free wine in your suite, 24-hour room service, and complimentary use of non-motorized water sports. You also won’t have to worry about taxes or service fees since they’re included in your all-inclusive package.
You'll also find a lovely stretch of secluded beach that makes unwinding in the lap of luxury easy to achieve. For even more relaxation, make sure to take advantage of the wellness therapies available, which include services like deep massages and lymphatic drainage treatments.
Situated in a secluded area outside of Montego Bay, Round Hill Hotel and Villas is a quiet, country club-style property set on 110 acres of former pineapple plantations. Ralph Lauren is on the board of directors and designed all of the rooms himself, so this resort is one of the more stylish Caribbean hotels. You can expect a classic tropical vibe in all 36 guestrooms and 27 private villas— all of which look out over the sea.
Amenities and activities at Round Hill Hotel and Villas include a cliffside infinity pool, a lovely outdoor spa surrounded by tropical greenery, resort tours, watersports, ziplining, river rafting, and more. Plus, the resort offers plenty of family-friendly activities.
The Round Hill Villas all-inclusive package is optional but well worth the prices, as it covers all meals and drinks, room service, airport transfers, a welcome bottle of bubbly, and even a rafting trip.
Excellence Oyster Bay is a sleek, adults-only all-inclusive resort well east of rowdy Montego Bay, Jamaica, and 30 minutes away from the International airport. While it’s a far cry from a party hotel, there’s still plenty of entertainment along with a generous all-inclusive package that includes premium drinks, lobster, and top-shelf liquor. The vibe is upbeat without being unruly.
The lovely main pool is surrounded by plenty of loungers, and the white-sand beach is a beauty, running almost the entire length of the property. With five swimming pools—two exclusive Excellence Club pools, two beachfront pools, and a rooftop pool with a sky bar— and four jacuzzis, there’s plenty of ways to get your swim on.
Alternatively, if you’re looking to stay active while on your trip, you can also go paddle boarding, deep-sea fishing, and scuba diving. You’re also welcome to try yoga classes, take a few dance lessons, play beach volleyball, or take a shot at air rifle shooting.
Travelers who book Junior Suite Ocean Front units can stare right at sea from their own private balconies. Other Excellence Oyster Bay rooms to keep in mind include the Junior Suite with Private Pool (which, as the name suggests, offers its own private pool) and Excellence Club rooms, which come with upgraded amenities and access to 24-hour room service, private facilities, beach areas, a separate pool, and two exclusive restaurants.
Stretching out over a beautiful white-sand beach just north of Punta Cana, Royalton Bavaro Resort & Spa is a luxury all-inclusive resort that's packed with all sorts of amenities for guests of all ages, including couples, families, and children.
With over 730 rooms, the atmosphere can feel busy. However, with numerous restaurants available, pools, and kid-friendly spaces — including a water park and a 9-hole mini-golf course — there’s plenty of space for everyone to spread out.
There are a variety of places to swim all around the Royalton Bavaro, from a fine-sand beach with free non-motorized water sports and a range of pools, including a huge lazy river. If you’re traveling with young kids ages four to 12, they can hang out at the Clubhouse Kids Club to watch cartoons and color. There’s also a club for teens at the resort for those 13 to 17 years old. At the Hangout Teens Club, teens can play video games and have access to free Wi-Fi.
Dining options include nine restaurants seven (which range from a la carte eateries and buffet-style venues), eight bars, and round-the-clock room service. Guests of the higher-end Diamond Club portion of the resort get access to an exclusive beachfront restaurant, pool area, and premium alcohol.
Rooms are elegant and great for a getaway, plus they’re full of lots of natural light, and many come with sea views. Rooms are equipped with air conditioning, an in-suite jacuzzi, charging stations, stocked mini-bars, and more.
The Excellence El Carmen -- sister property of the Excellence Punta Cana -- is a luxury adults-only resort that has amazing suites, including top-floor options with private rooftop terraces and plunge pools. The Imperial Suite, in particular, scores you luxurious upgrades, though Excellence Club upgrades are also worth the splurge. These include private lounge and restaurant areas, plus rooms that are even sharper than the rest.
The vibe at the resort is young and hip, but the Uvero Alto location in Punta Cana is more relaxed than the more central parts of this strip.
Rates for all guests include meals at 13 eateries (including a taco truck, French fine dining, and fresh juice bar), plus 24-hour room service and access to activities like snorkeling, yoga, and archery. Extra charges apply at the full-service spa, but the ultra-luxe guided thermal suite experience is free, and there are also free personal training sessions at the gym.
Arguably Jamaica's most romantic escape, the upscale, adult-only The Caves has a bohemian vibe and 12 private cottages and suites along lush garden paths and dramatic seaside cliffs. Cottages feature several amenities, including complimentary Wi-Fi, a mini-bar well-stocked with snacks and drinks, plush bathrobes, air conditioning, mosquito nets, outdoor showers, and more.
For the remainder of their stay, guests are free to indulge in one of Jamaica’s best all-inclusive liquor selections. Dining is also included in the Caves' room rates; while offerings are limited given the hotel’s small-scale, guests consistently rave about the quality of meals.
Local, seasonal ingredients dominate the creative menu, which can be enjoyed in a breezy gazebo during breakfast and lunch, in the cliffside restaurant for dinner, or -- for no extra cost -- by candlelight in a private cave (five courses; reservations required). It's one of the most popular resorts in the Negril area, and it’s worth every penny for travelers seeking a romantic escape.
This elegant family-owned resort in Grenada more than fulfills its promise to be “a place of unpretentious luxury.” In fact, it’s the only resort in Grenada to receive an AAA Five Diamond Award.
At Spice Island Beach Resort, you'll find effortlessly chic decor, immaculately kept grounds spanning eight acres, and 64 posh suites dotting a quarter-mile of beachfront. Many of these suites also have their own private pool, which only elevates the exclusive vibe. Amenities you find in your room include a balcony or patio, LCD TV, safe, ceiling fan, espresso machine, and more.
Spice Island Resort’s all-inclusive rates include all-day dining at two restaurants (Oliver’s Restaurant and Sea and Surf Terrace & Bar, which is only open for lunch), fully stocked mini-bars, premium drinks (bottles of wine are extra), free Wi-Fi, complimentary access to the fitness center, and activities such as golf, tennis, sailing, and kayaking.
Entertainment is provided a few nights a week. There’s also a children’s activity center that’s open daily for kids ages three to 12 that allows guests to have some alone time for themselves. The nice pool area is quiet and private, which is perfect if you want to avoid the beach that’s shared by locals and guests of nearby resorts.
If you’re looking to unwind, Spice Island Beach Resort also has an award-winning spa with a relaxation lounge, outdoor showers, and sauna. Services you can receive include couple’s massages, facials, and manicures.
Situated in the middle of Samana Bay, Luxury Bahia Principe Cayo Levantado is a one-of-a-kind, all-inclusive resort in the Dominican Republic. It also happens to be one of the only private islands in the country, requiring a ferry ride from the mainland to reach. That means private beaches that are less crowded than those elsewhere in the Dominican Republic, so this is one of the best Caribbean islands for couples.
With 268 rooms available in five different styles, it’s easy to find the perfect suite for your tropical getaway. Rooms are spacious and have a classic look featuring air conditioning for warm summer months, a mini-bar, a hydromassage bathtub, and so much more. If you’re looking for ultimate luxury, the Beach Villa has a private terrace with beach access.
In addition to admission to exclusive beaches, there are also two pools, six restaurants (ranging from formal sit-down eateries to causal seaside locations), and four bars. With your all-inclusive rate, you’ll be able to take advantage of these gastronomic establishments, plus enjoy express check-out, 24-hour room service, non-motorized water sports, daily snorkeling, and dance lessons--just to name a few.
The Bahia Spa is also a hit with previous guests, and activities on-site are numerous.
Overlooking an uncrowded stretch of private beach, Zoetry Agua Punta Cana is a luxurious all-inclusive resort in the Caribbean that’s best suited to couples looking for quiet relaxation. You won't find the party scene typical of Punta Cana's all-inclusive resorts here. The spacious Zoetry Punta Cana rooms feature local artwork, plush four-poster beds, and private balconies--some rooms offer fantastic ocean views. Generous all-inclusive packages include top-shelf liquor, 24-hour room service, and a la carte dining across four restaurants, along with a number of other perks. We particularly like the free yoga classes and horseback riding. The Zoetry Agua Punta Cana spa is striking, with a free-to-use indoor/outdoor hydrotherapy circuit and treatments ranging from couples’ massages to body wraps (the latter do come with fees or can be added on as packages).
As one of the best Caribbean resorts situated on the sprawling Iberostar resort complex in Rose Hall, the Iberostar Grand Rose Hall offers large, stylish rooms with elegant furnishings, hardwood floors, cathedral ceilings, and massive tubs.
However, it’s the Iberostar Grand Rose Hall all-inclusive packages that really make this spot stand out. The Iberostar Grand Rose Hall all-inclusive package gives you access to top-shelf liquor, gourmet dining options, daily sparkling wine and fresh fruit, and 24-hour in-room dining services.
Along with access to a la carte and buffet restaurants, you’ll also be able to take advantage of certain amenities and experiences, including complimentary laundry services, 45 minutes of horseback riding, afternoon tea time, and non-motorized water sports, which include snorkeling, kayaking, and scuba diving. You’ll also be able to tee-off at Cocotal Gold & Country, La Cana Golf Course, Punta Espada Golf Course, and Punta Blanca Gold Course.
Not only do guests get access to all of the facilities at the Iberostar Grand Rose Hall, but they can also head to the other two Iberostar resorts next door to dine, swim, or hang out.
The Majestic Colonial Punta Cana is one of the most popular all-inclusive resorts in the Caribbean. You'll find a generous all-inclusive plan here that's available at relatively reasonable rates when stacked up against the regional competition. The resort is split into a family-friendly side and an adults-only Colonial Club side, though keep in mind that the latter can get a little wild. There are twice-weekly foam parties, after all.
The 658 suites are attractive, with marble floors, jetted tubs, and ocean views in some. You’ll also find seven restaurants that often get high marks and range from buffets, open-air restaurants, great sushi spots, and late-night snack bars. A massive lazy river-style pool forms in the core of the resort, and there are always available sun loungers here.
Antigua's Cocobay Resort is all about charm and authenticity. It exemplifies a relaxed, low-key Caribbean vibe while maintaining a super-cool, even hipster edge -- with breezy rooms, a specialty cocktail list, and young and trendy clientele.
Situated on a bluff overlooking the sea, this all-inclusive boutique resort features 65 separate cottages -- the best of which have private plunge pools. The all-inclusive package covers food and drinks in the two high-quality restaurants and three bars, including a specialty cocktail list and tea service every afternoon.
Guests also receive access to non-motorized water sports at one of the three white-sand beaches below the property. You can even enjoy gourmet meals as you lounge in the pool with floating pool dining options. If you need even more ways to unwind, Cocobay has a gorgeous spa with open-air treatment rooms.
Year after year, Sanctuary Cap Cana continues to be one of the nicest and most popular all-inclusive resorts in the Punta Cana region. Set on a hilltop overlooking the ocean, it looks more like a sprawling hacienda, or even a castle, than an all-inclusive luxury resort.
You can expect to find beautiful terra-cotta structures topped with Moorish-inspired domes and elegant grounds complete with an award-winning golf course. Highlights of this romantic property include six pools (one of which is a saltwater pool), a massive spa, and a solid assortment of restaurants with Italian, Asian, buffet, and steakhouse options. Sanctuary Cap Cana is also right on the beach, ensuring many of the rooms have ocean views, swim-out pool access, or even their own private plunge pools.
Overlooking the sea in Punta Cana's Uvero Alto area, Nickelodeon Punta Cana is one of the most family-friendly Caribbean resorts, offering a ton of activities for kids and adults. As the name suggests, this all-inclusive beach resort is themed after the Nickelodeon cable TV channel, so you’ll encounter the likes of SpongeBob SquarePants, Dora the Explorer, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and other Nickelodeon favorites make regular appearances around the resort.
Nickelodeon's all-inclusive packages include food and premium alcohol at a variety of restaurants, from the massive Sugarcane restaurant to the poolside Fresco casual Italian restaurant. However, a few dining options cost extra, such as weekend character breakfasts and the upscale Kitchen 23, which offers a gourmet and adult-only experience. Other perks include a spa, a water park, tennis courts, and a dance studio.
Guests can challenge themselves to eat at all 21 restaurants, drink at all 15 bars, or relax at all 10 pools before their vacation is over. You will have the opportunity to eat brick-oven pizza, jerk chicken, sushi, and creme brulee all in one day, should you be so inclined.
In addition to the diverse selection of meals and drinks, the all-inclusive rates cover free water sports (kayaks, windsurfers, snorkeling equipment, aqua bikes, Hobie Cats, and paddleboards) and free unlimited scuba diving. You’ll also be able to enjoy beach volleyball, basketball, croquet, and other fun activities with your whole family.
Spread out over 17 acres in southwestern Grenada, Sandals Grenada Resort & Spa offers a romance-focused getaway designed with vacationing couples in mind. There's a wide range of room types, many with outdoor soaking tubs and ocean views.
The all-inclusive package covers access to 10 restaurants, which include food from all over the world--from Parisian delicacies to gourmet Italian pizza. You’ll also have unlimited premium liquor options within reach.
You’ll find a variety of activities that are included in your resort rate, such as water sports, tennis, and even unlimited scuba diving. There are also several lovely pools spread across the property, along with off-shore islands exclusive to resort guests.
On its own stretch of private beach on the southwestern coast of Barbados, and a short walk from the heart of St. Lawrence Gap, this all-inclusive resort offers a romantic stay, with 31 pools, 20 restaurants, and plenty of on-site activities.
The rooms in Sandals Barbados are primarily geared to couples, and some have terraces with soaking tubs, swim-out access to a gargantuan river-style pool, or incredible views of the beach. Kayaks, paddleboards, and even glass-bottom boats are freely available for guest use, and, in the typical Sandals fashion, unlimited scuba diving is included in the all-inclusive rates.