Unlike destinations like Jamaica, Puerto Rico isn't home to many all-inclusive resorts. Since it's generally safe and there's loads to see and do, most guests don't want to spend all their time at one hotel. But for travelers that want to lower the amount of decision making, properties with all-inclusive options may be the way to go; just note that Puerto Rico has amazing local food and delicious coffee. Here are our picks for the best resorts with all-inclusive packages available in Puerto Rico.
The grounds of this Waldorf Astoria resort are beautiful, with spectacular fountains and foliage, but sprawling -- so bring your walking shoes. Big rooms have light, airy color schemes, large balconies, and stunning views of the hotel's lush grounds. Each of the 234 rooms is conveniently stocked with free coffee and water, and some even have up-to-date kitchenettes, which provide an alternative to the pricey on-site restaurants. There are four fine dining restaurants, nine casual restaurants, and four bars (shared with El Conquistador); all-inclusive meal options are available.
The upper-middle-range Copamarina, located on Puerto Rico's remote southwestern coast, is a world away from the crowded high-rise hotels of San Juan. The 106 rooms have colorful decor, sturdy pine furniture, and small flat-screen TVs, but cheap bedding and visible wear and tear. The real draws here are the nearby natural attractions (including Gilligan's Island, the Guanica Dry Forest, and the Parguera bioluminescent bay); water sports like kayaking, snorkeling, and diving; and the peace and quiet. But the on-site beach has coarse sand, and anyone planning to explore the area should consider renting a car. Though not exclusively an all-inclusive hotel, there are all-inclusive food and drink options available.