The all-inclusive vacation is a luxury. There’s something so comfortable about never having to reach for your wallet during your stay, about the privilege of focusing only on enjoying your getaway. But when you’re at a luxury all-inclusive, things get to a different level entirely. Because the quality is higher, the design is more beautiful, the service is heightened, and the food is better. It’s a luxury hotel that just so happens to be an all-inclusive. And for those who say luxury is in the details, it’s a rather delightful little detail.
Here are five luxury all-inclusive hotels in the Caribbean worth splurging for your honeymoon or a weekend get-away.
Spice Island Beach Resort: Perhaps the Caribbean’s signature all-inclusive, this venerable Grenada resort has been wowing guests under the careful stewardship of Sir Royston Hopkin and Lady Betty Hopkin, two of the region’s legendary hoteliers. Set on Grenada’s stunning Grand Anse Beach, the property features 32 beachfront suites, two signature eateries and a wonderful spa. It’s all delivered with truly authentic Grenadian personality — an experience that adds up to one of the region’s great hospitality offerings.
Marigot Bay Resort: The all-inclusive option at Saint Lucia’s most complete resort is a relatively new, but welcome addition. It means you can experience the immense natural beauty of Marigot Bay, the sweeping amenities of this hotel and a host of dining options. And then there are the rooms — spectacular views of the bay (including some with their own private hot tubs). They call it “All-Inclucian,” and it means another level of all-inclusive — from special tapas meals, poolside snacks, barbecues and even a dine-around option at two local eateries. That’s married to some of the best service you’ll find anywhere on the island.
TRS Coral Hotel: Very few all-inclusives are part of Leading Hotels of the World, a luxury portfolio that remains one of the most reliable indicators of a quality hotel experience that remain. One of them is one of the region’s newest all-inclusive option, the TRS Coral, Grand Palladium’s new 1,139-room, adults-only hotel in the Costa Mujeres outpost of the Riviera Maya. While that may seem like a lot of rooms, the property delivers a far more intimate experience, with the food, service and ambience to match.
Palm Island: There are many forms of luxury, particularly in the Caribbean. In this beautiful part of the world, there is no greater luxury than good, old-fashioned seclusion and the romance of the castaway experience. And that’s precisely what you find at Palm Island, the all-inclusive private island in the heart of the Grenadines. This is, plainly, one of the most beautiful places on earth, and with just 43 rooms, you’ll feel like you have it all to yourself.
Zoëtry Paraiso de la Bonita Riviera Maya: Apple Leisure Group’s AMResorts has perfected the art of the all-inclusive across a host of brands, but Zoëtry is the company’s halo marque. Located on the crown jewel is this outpost on the Riviera Maya, delivering everything from amenities like butler service and, if you go for an extra splurge, an even more secluded “oasis.” But the story at Zoëtry is the ambience, a remarkably serene environment that’s nigh unmatched in the whole Caribbean.