10 Best Caribbean All Inclusive Resorts

If you’re planning a Caribbean vacation, staying at an all inclusive resort can make your holiday completely relaxing and carefree. But there are so many, how do you choose?

We’re here to help with our picks for the 10 best Caribbean all inclusive resorts, including the best Caribbean all inclusive resorts for families and the best Caribbean all inclusive resorts for adults.

Excellence Playa Mujeres, Cancun, Mexico

One of the best Caribbean all inclusive resorts for couples who like to stay active, the adults only Excellence Playa Mujeres in Mexico offers 7 pools; 4 jacuzzis; 5 whirlpools; watersports including kayaking, sailing, paddleboarding, and snorkeling; pickleball; tennis; yoga and fitness classes; Spanish, cooking, and dance lessons; workshops; fat-tire bikes; beach volleyball and soccer; games; and nightly entertainment. Scuba diving, deep sea fishing, a spa, and a variety of excursions in the Cancun area are available at extra cost.

Spacious and serene rooms and suites all have ocean views from floor-to-ceiling windows and oversized private balconies with jacuzzis. The white-sand beach is breathtaking, and there is beach and pool service. You’ll have plenty of choice for dining and drinking at 12 restaurants and 8 bars.

Grand Velas Riviera Maya, Playa del Carmen, Mexico

If you’re planning a family vacation to Mexico, one of the best Caribbean all inclusive resorts for kids—especially younger ones—is Grand Velas Riviera Maya Resort. Families love the spacious suites, each with a private terrace, Jacuzzi tub, concierge service, and 24-hour room service (some also have private plunge pools for the ultimate luxury).

They also love the pools, beautiful beach, spa, and range of things to do, including watersports, land sports, exercise classes, golf, family activities, and both kids’ and teen clubs. There are 8 restaurants serving a variety of local and international dishes, plus 4 bars. Babysitting and a baby concierge service are available as well. Grand Velas can also be a tranquil couples’ paradise if you choose the “Grand Class Romance” Package.

Ambergris Cay Resort, Turks & Caicos

One of the best Caribbean all inclusive resorts for adults or families, Ambergris Cay is a luxurious haven set on a private island in Turks & Caicos. It’s perfect for a peaceful yet active vacation. With just 10 suites and 7 villas, there will only be a handful of other guests around. Accommodations are sleek and feature ocean views, access to the pristine beach, and private plunge pools.

Ambergris Cay is pricey but you get a lot for your money: transfers by plane; golf carts on the island; a dedicated host; unlimited gourmet dining; all drinks including premium spirits; nonmotorized watersports; onshore fishing; e-bikes; tennis; yoga classes; wait service at the pool; guided nature walks; and hiking. There’s a kids’ club and a spa as well.

Small Hope Bay Lodge, Bahamas

Small Hope Bay Lodge is another of the best Caribbean all inclusive resorts for families or adults, especially those who like to go scuba diving. Set on pristine Andros Island in The Bahamas, this small eco-friendly property has just 22 rustic 1- and 2-bedroom beachfront cabins, a beautiful beach, and plenty of fun activities to explore.

These include watersports such as kayaking, paddleboarding, snorkeling, and scuba diving; fishing; biking along the coastline; and bubble-maker courses to introduce kids to scuba diving. Fantastic local and international cuisine includes freshly caught local lobster and fish. Kids under 7 eat together under supervision so parents can relax and enjoy their meal.

Kamalame Cay, Bahamas

If you’re looking for a super luxurious Caribbean all inclusive resort, then look no further than Kamalame Cay. Located on a 96-acre private island just off the Andros Barrier Reef, this upscale yet laidback resort offers pristine beaches and the only overwater spa in The Bahamas. Stay in oceanfront cottages and villas surrounded by lush landscaping.

Activities include snorkeling and scuba diving, kayaking, paddleboarding, fishing, cycling tours of the island, and lazy days at the beach. Continental breakfast is delivered to you each morning or you can enjoy a full breakfast in the open-air, West Indies-style Great House (also home to gourmet lunches and dinners). You can also enjoy Caribbean sharing plates at Sugarcane, casual fare at the Tiki Bar and Beach Club, or Asian at The Grove.

Jade Mountain Resort, St. Lucia

For an astonishing experience that immerses you in tropical beauty, head to this unique elevated spot on the lush island of St. Lucia. One of the best Caribbean all inclusive resorts for couples on a honeymoon or other special occasion trip, Jade Mountain offers open-air “sanctuaries” with incredible views of the ocean and Pitons plus private infinity pools, plush four-poster canopy beds, and 24/7 butler service.

This posh resort also has a gourmet restaurant and a spa and gives you access to the breathtaking beach and amenities at Anse Chastenet Resort (which it overlooks). You can also have a private dinner on the beach or Celestial Terrace, go on sunset cruises, or go on area excursions including scuba diving.

Curtain Bluff, Antigua

Known for its warm service and elegant accommodations, Curtain Bluff Resort in Antigua is set on a stunning beach and is popular with both families and adults. All of the 72 rooms and suites are beachfront and offer private terraces or balconies.

The all-inclusive package covers a selection of delicious a la carte meals at either The Sea Grape or The Tamarind Restaurant; a wide range of watersports such as sailing, paddle-boating, waterskiing, windsurfing, kayaking, and snorkeling; and land sports including tennis, squash, and pickleball. There’s also an infinity pool, a yoga pavilion, a fitness center, a kids’ club, and babysitting available.

Sandals Dunn’s River, Ocho Rios, Jamaica

The new Sandals Dunn’s River has quickly become one of the best Caribbean all inclusive resorts for adults only due to the scenic setting, excellent food at 12 restaurants, and great service. In fact, it’s one of our favorite Sandals resorts, along with Sandals Grenada (below).

Amazing accommodations include all-new Coyaba Sky Rondovals with rooftop terraces and oversized private pools, as well as Skypool Suites which have elevated infinity pools overlooking the beach as well as an oversized soaking tub for two on the balcony.

Sandals are some of the top Caribbean resorts for honeymoons because of their romantic atmosphere and amazing inclusions: all meals and snacks at all restaurants, all drinks including premium liquor, Robert Mondavi wines, unlimited watersports and land activities, daily and nightly entertainment, airport transfers, WiFi, all tips and taxes, and a free honeymoon package if you visit within 30 days of your wedding.

Sandals Grenada

Another of the best Caribbean all inclusive resorts for a honeymoon is Sandals Grenada, nestled on a spectacular private white-sand beach overlooking the turquoise ocean. The beautiful grounds have tropical landscaping and private nooks for romantic rendezvous. There are 5 pools, 10 restaurants, and 6 bars.

For the ultimate indulgence, book a Skypool Suite which features an elevated infinity pool overlooking the beach and comes with 24-hour butler service. As at every Sandals resort, your rate includes a huge range of land activities and watersports including snorkeling and scuba diving along the vibrant coral reefs just offshore. There’s also a fitness center, a spa, and nightly entertainment.

Spice Island Beach Resort, Grenada

For one of the best Caribbean all inclusive resorts for families in Grenada, consider Spice Island Beach Resort. There are just 64 luxury suites along gorgeous Grand Anse Beach (some of which have private pools and outdoor dining areas), giving this resort a more peaceful atmosphere.

All-inclusive rates include all meals (including fresh seafood and local fruit) and premium beverages at a gourmet restaurant and casual bar and grille; watersports including paddleboarding, kayaking, and sailing; golf; tennis; bicycles for exploring; and yoga in an open-air studio. Children ages 3-12 can enjoy the Nutmeg Pod kids’ club. There’s also a spa onsite.

Now that you’ve read our list of the 10 best Caribbean all inclusive resorts, which one sounds perfect for you? Let us know in the comments! And if you’re still not sure or would like help planning your trip, let one of our Caribbean travel experts help!

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