8 Best All-Inclusive Hotels (2022)

If you’re the type of person who’s looking to travel primarily for carefree relaxation, nothing beats spending a week at a beautiful all-inclusive resort. All-inclusive hotels and resorts allow you to eat and drink to your heart’s content, enjoy endless activities and entertainment, and find your own little community of vacation friends, all without opening your wallet.

We all need a little permission to spend a week with our feet in the sand and occasionally hand deliver a piña colada. The best all-inclusive resorts offer top-notch service, delicious, authentic cuisine, deluxe amenities, and, of course, swoon-worthy tropical locations. Here are the eight best all-inclusive resorts in the world in 2022.

Jade Mountain All-Inclusive Resort
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1. Jade Mountain Resort (Winner)


jade hill station in Saint Lucia at the top of our list for 2022! This stunning resort overlooks the sparkling southwest Caribbean coastline and its sister resort, Anse Chastanet, sitting on 600 acres of beachfront property. Perhaps one of the most unique aspects of this architectural marvel is that all the hotel’s 29 suites are just three walls, with the remaining side flowing into a private infinity pool with panoramic ocean views.

Jade Mountain doesn’t let the stunning setting steal the show. The resort’s James Beard Award-winning chef takes pride in preparing top-notch cuisine for his guests. Meals and specialty cocktails can be enjoyed at the Jade Mountain Club, privately in your sanctuary, or atop the Heavenly Terrace, the resort’s highest terrace. You can also dine at the sister resort. Don’t forget to pamper yourself in their boutique spa or stretch out with a free yoga class to burn off those extra vacation calories!

Note, in addition to all-inclusive packages, Jade Mountain offers packages without meals and packages including only breakfast and lunch.

Secrets Royal Beach Punta Cana Beach Area
Secrets Royal Beach Punta Cana Beach Area
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2. Secret Royal Beach Punta Cana

Dominican Republic

Secret Royal Beach in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic is an adults-only AAA Four Diamond all-inclusive paradise. Many couples flock here every year to celebrate their honeymoons (myself included!), birthdays, anniversaries, and just because! This resort is set on 700 acres of sparkling white Caribbean sand, catering to those who want to indulge in romance and relaxation.

Secrets ensures that all of its customers receive top-notch accommodation and service. All suites include a private terrace with a hot tub for the ultimate in soaking relaxation after a carefree day at the beach and pools.

For dining options without the wallet, this resort has 18 on-site restaurants and bars, and even more included free of charge at their neighboring resort, Dreams Royal Beach. more 24 hour room service.

Adventurers will appreciate the resort’s wide array of entertainment and on-site late-night disco, and can use the resort’s concierge team to book approved off-site excursions. Those who choose to relax during their stay will love the resort’s spa and massage options on the beach.

The Caves Resort in Negril, Jamaica
The cave complex
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3. The cave hotel


The caves in Negril, Jamaica, prides itself on combining a traditional Jamaican atmosphere with a modern, metropolitan feel. The Caves is the opposite of a cookie-cutter resort; each room features a unique tropical design and sits on top of the coast’s magnificent sea caves. Additionally, the resort offers 12 charming cliffside cottages for those who prefer a more intimate atmosphere.

The Caves kitchen incorporates local Jamaican specialties into its healthy home cooking. Guests can enjoy everything from a casual Jamaican jerk chicken barbecue to a private five-course candlelit dinner in one of the caves. We recommend capping it all off with a drink at Blackwell Rum Bar, a sexy spot located in another of the secret caves. Snacks and drinks are also available 24 hours a day at Bamboo Terrace.

Pro tip: If you are feeling adventurous, The Caves offers on-site caves, water sports and a cliff diving expert to guide you on a snorkeling excursion to some of the fascinating caves.

Sandals Montego Bay in Jamaica view of pools and beach
Montego Bay Sandals
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4. Montego Bay Sandals


This Sandals The 5-star luxury inclusive resort in Montego Bay, Jamaica is located on some of the calmest waters and whitest sandy beaches on the island. The resort offers romantic luxury for those in need of a getaway with their in-laws, but also prides itself on partying every day and night of the year.

Secrets of Montego Bay recently updated its suites and amenities, including the addition of numerous oceanfront and poolside suites and numerous ultra-luxury butler suites and villas. The resort has also expanded its chef-led dining and cocktail options, adding two new restaurants to its existing 10. One of the coolest new additions is the Latitudes Over Water bar, where patrons can enjoy drinks in hammocks or around a fire pit, all on top. of the ocean.

Live Aqua Beach Resort in Cancun - pools and beach view
Live Aqua Beach Resort
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5. Live Aqua Beach Resort Cancun


Live Aqua Beach Resort is one of Cancun’s most luxurious all-inclusive resorts. The resort prides itself on offering a full sensory experience and its signature blend of peppermint, eucalyptus and rosemary greets guests the moment they enter the lobby. Throughout the resort, five carefully selected unique scents awaken guests’ senses; some are designed to calm, like in the spa, and others to energize, like in the lobby.

Live Aqua maintains this same level of luxury attention to detail in all aspects of the resort. Their award-winning spa epitomizes the sensory experience, offering services designed to heal body and mind. For epicurean guests, the resort has more than 10 restaurants, each specializing in a different type of cuisine, as well as daily made-to-order options by the pool.

Speaking of the pool, Live Aqua’s service is impeccable, and it’s hard to lounge on one of the many pool decks or in a beach cabana without a friendly waiter immediately asking what cocktail he can bring.

Sandos Caracol Eco Resort in Mexico
Sandos Caracol Eco Resort
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6. Sandos Caracol Eco Resort


Sandos Caracol Eco Resort in Playa del Carmen, Mexico, is focused on providing an “all-natural experience” to its customers. The resort encourages guests to explore its beautiful jungle settings through a series of daily activities, including snorkeling in the on-site natural cenote or a mangrove forest and a riverboat ride to spot nearby spider monkeys. . This resort is eco-certified and part of the Rainforest Alliance thanks to its commitment to the environment.

Of course, Sandos Caracol still offers its guests the luxury all-inclusive experience. The resort is home to an impressive spa, multiple pools, and an exciting full-size water park. International cuisine offers something for everyone to enjoy at its 10 on-site restaurants and 24-hour room service. The resort takes fun very seriously as the talented staff put on themed entertainment shows every night for the whole family.

aerial view of the Hotel Riu Palace Tropical Bay
Hotel Riu Palace Tropical Bay
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7. Hotel Riu Palace Tropical Bay


Riu Palace Hotel is the second to make the list in Negril, Jamaica. This resort is located on the beautiful white sand beaches of Negril overlooking vibrant aqua blue ocean water. Each of its 400 hotel rooms has a balcony or terrace for guests to enjoy the view.

The Riu Palace Hotel has three relaxing pools on-site and offers direct beach access. Guests can also relax at the resort Renova wellness spa, which offers a full range of services, including couples massages (try them at a beach cabana!), traditional beauty treatments, and soothing after-sun body scrubs. The resort ensures that every guest will eat to their stomach’s delight, offering both fresh Jamaican dishes and a wide range of delicious international dishes, as well as 24-hour room service.

Pool at Bavaro Beach, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
Bavaro Beach, Punta Cana
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8. Barceló Bávaro Beach

Dominican Republic

We end our best all-inclusive list with another resort in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic – the luxurious Barcelo Bavaro Beach Resort. Bávaro Beach is one of the top 10 beaches in the world, and the resort sits a bit further back, meaning guests enjoy a deep stretch of sand with plenty of room to lounge around. of the ocean. While it’s easy to let the beach steal the show, the resort matches its appeal with its luxury offerings.

Barceló Bávaro Beach caters to adults only, but guests also have access to its family-friendly sister resort, Barceló Bávaro Palace.

The Barceló Bávaro Beach’s mature setting has made it a favorite spot for honeymooners and couples celebrating together. This resort offers two casual buffets and two specialty restaurants, but again, guests can also choose to explore the restaurants on the Palace property.

The Barceló Bávaro Beach spa faces the seafront and guests can pamper themselves while admiring magnificent views of the tropical paradise.

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