Looking for your next relaxing getaway? For some travelers, there's nothing better than an all-inclusive vacation because it means spending more time lounging on a pristine, white-sand beach (with a fruity drink in hand, of course), snorkeling among colorful fishes, splashing in the pool, or dining out with loved ones without ever having to reach for a wallet. And even though some all-inclusives can be pretty pricey, others offer great value, with all meals, activities, and accommodations included in one fair price. Hotels.com rounded up some of the best affordable all-inclusive resorts, and they range from luxurious overwater villa hotels in the Maldives to family-friendly properties on the beautiful Mexican coast, with rates averaging $500 a night or less.
Here are 23 of the best affordable all-inclusive resorts, according to Hotels.com.
Sanctuary Cap Cana, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
There are many incredible all-inclusive resorts in the Dominican Republic, including Sanctuary Cap Cana, an adults-only hotel that's ideal for couples looking for a romantic escape. Meals at five restaurants, drinks at seven bars and lounges, access to six pools and a private beach, and much more are included in the rate at this oceanfront property.
Moon Palace Jamaica, Ocho Rios, Jamaica
Moon Palace Jamaica caters to guests of all ages with a playroom for kids and nightlife for adults, in addition to all the fun of a beachy resort with all-inclusive perks like top-shelf drinks, nonmotorized water sports, 24-hour room service, and dining and snacks available at several venues — including waterfront restaurants.
Hyatt Ziva Cap Cana, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
For a family-friendly option within the Cap Cana gated property near Punta Cana, check out Hyatt Ziva Cap Cana. Infinity pools, a water park, and unlimited dining and drinks across six restaurants and seven bars and lounges offer ultimate relaxation and something for every member of the family.
Estudio Playa Mujeres, Punta Sam, Mexico
This Playa Mujeres resort offers beautiful beachfront and poolside spots to unwind, and with a range of accommodations — from swim-out suites to options with cribs — there's a perfect fit for every type of traveler. Food and beverages at several restaurants are included, plus there's a children's club, entertainment, nonmotorized water sports, and more.
Couples Sans Souci, Ocho Rios, Jamaica
Looking for a romantic getaway? This couples-only resort has everything you need in one beachfront location, including five restaurants, seven bars, four swimming pools, and nightly entertainment, plus unlimited water sports and scuba diving, golf, tennis, and area excursions.
Beaches, Providenciales, Turks and Caicos
Take your Turks and Caicos vacation to the next level of relaxation by staying at this expansive family-friendly, all-inclusive resort. Here, you'll find a 45,000-square-foot water park, 21 restaurants, 10 pools, and a 12-mile beach. Sesame Street characters, an Xbox Play Lounge, and a teen disco bring the fun for kids of all ages.
Robinson Club Maldives, Funamadua, Maldives
You might not expect to see an overwater bungalow on a list of affordable resorts, but Robinson Club Maldives can make this travel dream a reality without breaking the bank. The all-inclusive property has several restaurants and bars, an outdoor pool, beach access, and more, so you can have a relaxing getaway in one of the world's most beautiful locales.
Royalton Grenada, St. George, Grenada
This Autograph Collection all-inclusive offers unlimited dining and drinks, themed parties, and more just steps from a white-sand beach. Upgrade to Diamond Club to take advantage of exclusive perks, like butler service, lounge access, and a dedicated beach area.
Royalton Saint Lucia, St. Lucia
There's another Royalton Autograph Collection all-inclusive on St. Lucia, so travelers hoping to visit the island known for its dramatic Pitons and stunning beaches have an option that includes dining, drinks, nonmotorized water sports, and more. This resort is actually divided into three sections — a family-friendly area, the upscale Diamond Club, and the adults-only Hideaway — so there's something for everyone.
Sandals Regency La Toc, Castries, St. Lucia
Also on St. Lucia is Sandals Regency La Toc, an adults-only resort set on a 220-acre estate. Located on a half-mile white-sand beach, the resort offers an impressive list of inclusions: dining at nine restaurants, stocked mini bars in every room, unlimited premium liquors, round-trip airport transfers, scuba diving, green fees for golfing, and even a free wedding for stays of three or more nights.
Warwick Paradise Island, Nassau, Bahamas
Splash into the sparkling turquoise waters at this adults-only all-inclusive, located just a 30-minute drive from the main international airport in the Bahamas. There's a massive pool, a beautiful beach (with free beverage service), five restaurants, and more included, so guests can enjoy a relaxing vacation just a short flight from many East Coast cities.
Alexandra Resort, Providenciales, Turks and Caicos
Admire Turks and Caicos' turquoise blue waters at this all-inclusive, located on famous Grace Bay Beach. In addition to beverages, meals, and use of the water trampoline, snorkeling gear, kayaks, paddleboards, and sail boats, access to its sister resort, Blue Haven, is also included.
Barceló Aruba, Palm Beach, Aruba
All 373 rooms at this Caribbean beach resort have a balcony, and some even have jacuzzi tubs on the balcony so you can bask in the views of pristine blue water while you soak. The resort has seven restaurants, three bars, evening entertainment, and more included in its all-inclusive rate.
Divi Village Golf & Beach Resort, Eagle Beach, Aruba
Although many all-inclusives are geared exclusively toward couples, kid-friendly resorts like Divi Village make for perfect family vacations because there's something for everyone. With the all-inclusive rate, guests can eat at five on-site dining options, grab a drink at the swim-up bar, swim in four pools, and more, so they'll never run out of fun things to do at this picturesque island resort.
Dreams Playa Bonita Panama, Panama City, Panama
You can see the ocean from every guest room at this tropical all-inclusive family resort. Add endless dining and drinks (with pool and beach service), the Explorer's Club for kids, and three pools, and you have one relaxing vacation that everyone in your crew will love.
Cocos Hotel, Jolly Beach, Antigua and Barbuda
This adults-only, couples-focused resort on Antigua only has 35 cottages (and some even have private plunge pools), so it's perfect for an intimate, romantic getaway. The oceanfront resort has a restaurant, two beach bars, and an outdoor pool — everything you need for an idyllic trip with the one you love.
Occidental Papagayo, Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica
Costa Rica is an ideal destination for travelers who want to experience both lush rain forests and golden coastline. The rate at this adults-only resort in the Gulf of Papagayo includes meals and beverages, plus some water and land activities.
Casa Conde Beach Front Hotel, Papagayo Gulf, Costa Rica
This boutique beach resort, also located in Costa Rica, has just 50 rooms and a one-mile-long beach. Meals and beverages are included, but you'll have to pay extra to explore the nearby national parks and beaches (which we highly recommend).
Escape at Nonsuch Bay, Freetown, Antigua and Barbuda
If a private plunge pool with views of the green hills and water sounds like your idea of paradise, check out Escape at Nonsuch Bay. The adults-only Antigua hotel is part of a larger resort complex, but it has its own restaurant, lounge, and other exclusive amenities, so it's a romantic destination for a couples' trip.
Azul Ixtapa Grand, Ixtapa, Mexico
Located on Mexico's Pacific Coast, this beachfront resort has both a la carte and buffet restaurants, plus three poolside bars and a lobby bar, so you can take advantage of the all-inclusive offerings. When you're not lounging by the pool or on the beach, you can take an exercise class, go kayaking, and enjoy the live entertainment at the hotel.
Pueblo Bonito, Mazatlan, Mexico
Five restaurants, two bars, and access to even more dining (and fun) at sister property Pueblo Bonito Emerald Bay provide plenty of options for all-inclusive dining and drinks at Pueblo Bonito Mazatlan. Plus, daily activities keep you entertained — that is, if you ever want to leave your spot by the pool.
Mia Reef, Isla Mujeres, Mexico
If you're looking for a private island experience, check out Mia Reef, located just 20 minutes from Cancun. A variety of restaurants and bars, a private white-sand beach, a pool, and more are part of the all-inclusive rate.
Secrets St. Martin Resort & Spa, St. Martin
Located on the French side of Caribbean island St. Martin, this Secrets resort offers a large infinity pool, parties and interactive classes, sports, and unlimited dining and drinks in a beautiful beachside setting — and really, what's better than a drink with a view?
Where is the cheapest place to book all-inclusive vacations? ›
- Apple Vacations.
- Funjet Vacations.
Expedia is one of the most well-known sites to book all-inclusive vacations. It's one of the best because it provides many bundle options, such as flight/hotel, flight/hotel/car, hotel/car, or flight/car. Expedia also offers trips to almost everywhere with reasonable pricing.How do I choose an all inclusive resort for my family? ›
- Food. Food sometimes gets a bad rep at resorts – but that shouldn't be the case. ...
- Service. The level of service at a resort can make or break its reputation. ...
- Atmosphere. ...
- Activities. ...
- Locale. ...
- Extra costs.
An all-inclusive vacation is a vacation that includes all the essentials in the booking price. Besides accommodation, you can expect food, drinks, activities, and entertainment to be included, without having to pay extra for it.How far in advance should you book an all-inclusive vacation? ›
Early or late: Either book very early (nine months or more in advance, especially if you want to stay during peak seasons like Christmas and New Year's) or take a chance on last-minute deals.What is the best travel booking site? ›
- Expedia.com: Best online travel site overall. (Image credit: expedia) ...
- Booking.com: Best for ease of use. ...
- CheapTickets.com: Best for finding things to do. ...
- Priceline.com: Best for user reviews. ...
- Kayak.com: Best for aggregated results. ...
- Hotwire.com: Best for renting properties. ...
- Agoda: Best for private home rental in Asia.