Whether wanting to escape to a foreign tropical paradise, or spend time on an beach without the requirement of a passport, there's an all-inclusive vacation for everyone. All-inclusive properties are those that package your accommodations with meals and often other perks, such as alcoholic beverages or equipment rentals, all for a single price per person. While hundreds of such properties exist, five locations stand out among the rest as some of the most popular destinations for all-inclusive resorts.
Turks and Caicos
Turks and Caicos holds some of the most famous and uncrowded beaches in the world. Whether it’s looking to spend an entire day in the spa or to experience an arranged private dinner on the beach, the islands of Turks and Caicos offer thorough all-inclusive resort packages. Take advantage of the family friendly beaches by staying at the luxurious Amanyara resort and other all-inclusive hotels.
The island of Antigua, located in the West Indies, offers an exotic locale for travelers looking for an all-inclusive resort designed to help you truly get away. Whether you choose a Heritage Quay shopping excursion in St. Johns or choose to explore the tropical underwater world of the coral reefs, resorts like the Hermitage Bay or Sandals Grande Antigua provide accommodations you won't soon forget.
All-inclusive Cancun resorts are popular year round, but they are especially popular during spring break. Cancun is located on the northeast coast of the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico and offers visitors not only white sand beaches, but also easy access to Mayan ruins for historical and archaeological excursions. Potential all-inclusive properties include the adult-oriented ME Cancun and the luxurious NIZUC Resort and Spa, complete with private infinity pools and six high-end restaurants.
Hawaii is a popular all-inclusive resort destination for people around the world, but especially for those from the United States, since no U.S. passport is needed to travel. Hawaii is a popular resort destination due to its mixture of sandy beaches, volcanic formations, culture, and aloha spirit. Popular all-inclusive resorts include Travaasa Hana on Maui and the 62 acre Hilton Waikoloa Village, located on the Kohala Coast of the Big Island of Hawaii.
The island of Jamaica provides some of the best beaches, golfing, and waterfall views just a short distance from several different all-inclusive resort properties. Jamaica has one of the largest lists of inclusive properties available, ranging from the adults only Secrets Wild Orchid and The Caves, to seven different Sandals resorts spread throughout the island.
You can book all-inclusive packages online, through a travel agent, or sometimes directly through the hotel property. Just be sure that you read the fine print on what's included. Some all-inclusive packages may not include extras like alcohol, or they may only provide certain meals during the day. Regardless, the all-inclusive experience is sure to leave you without a care in the world for the rest of your vacation.