The 8 Best All-Inclusive Caribbean Beach Resorts

by Hilary on July 20, 2011

Drinks for two: $45.
Dinner for four: $210.
Lunch poolside: $95.
Putting away your wallet when you step off the plane: priceless.

We’ve rounded up the 8 best all-inclusive Caribbean beach resorts so you can sit back, relax, and leave your wallet in the room.

Secrets Sanctuary Cap Cana, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
Located on top of a cliff and in the middle of acres and acres of soon-to-be-developed land, the Sanctuary is in an indisputably beautiful location with a beautiful white-sand beach.

Sanctuary Cap Cana, Punta Cana

Secrets Sanctuary Cap Cana, Punta Cana

Zoetry Agua Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
Agua’s stretch of beach is quiet and mellow, a refreshing contrast to the clogged mass of humanity typical of many of Punta Cana’s mega-resort beaches.┬áThe soft, wet sandbars make for perfect walking conditions.

Zoetry Agua Punta Cana

Zoetry Agua Punta Cana

 

Gran Bahia Principe Jamaica, Ocho Rios, Jamaica
Technically, the Gran Bahia has three beaches — a main swimming beach, a nude beach, and a snorkeling beach (pictured here). The main swimming beach is less crowded than most all-inclusive beaches. On the far western edge of the property — and blocked off by a tall fence — is the nude beach.

Gran Bahia Principe Jamaica, Ochos Rios

Gran Bahia Principe Jamaica, Ochos Rios

 

Viva Wyndham Dominicus Beach, La Romana, Dominican Republic
Located on the Caribbean Sea, the beaches at Viva Wyndham are calmer, more mellow, and slightly less congested than those along the Atlantic Ocean in Punta Cana. There are no local peddlers or vendors on the Wyndham’s beach and they’re sticklers about this rule, a huge plus compared to many other beaches where guests are bombarded by folks hawking cheap, rarely local wares.

Viva Wyndham Dominicus Beach, Dominican Republic

Viva Wyndham Dominicus Beach, Dominican Republic

 

Divi Aruba Beach Resort, Aruba
The Divi Aruba’s beach is wider and has more open space — less cabanas and umbrellas — than the beaches closer to the High-Rise complex on the eastern end of the island, like the Riu, Westin, and Hyatt resorts.

Divi Aruba Beach, Aruba

Divi Aruba Beach, Aruba

Iberostar Bavaro, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
With especially fine, powdery white sand, the Bavaro’s beach is one of the D.R.’s best stretches in Punta Cana.

Iberostar Bavaro, Punta Cana

Iberostar Bavaro, Punta Cana

 

Riu Paradise Island, Bahamas
The Riu Paradise Island has a prime location on Cabbage Beach. The water is so clear, you can spy schools of fish swimming around your ankles, and the big waves make for great body surfing. But because this is one of the best beaches in the vicinity of Nassau, hoards of cruise ship passengers head here as soon as their ships dock.

Riu Paradise Island, Bahamas

Riu Paradise Island, Bahamas

 

Riu Palace Macao, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
Guests can walk uninterrupted past four other Riu resorts — and seemingly for many more miles — along turquoise water and soft, sugary sand in Punta Cana.

Riu Palace Macao, Punta Cana

Riu Palace Macao, Punta Cana

 

See our full list of best Caribbean all-inclusive beach resorts >>

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Reece July 29, 2011 at 6:53 pm

When are you going to cancun

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