Waves Hotel & Spa by Elegant Hotels – All-Inclusive on Barbados

Find your bliss at at the Waves Hotel & Spa by Elegant Hotels – All-Inclusive on Barbados. (Photo: Marriott International)

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4 All-Inclusive Resorts That Keep Your Wellness and Pampering Top of Mind

Historically, all-inclusive properties placed a heavy focus on the food and drink aspect of the stay. More recently, there’s a new all-inclusive game in town — the spa resort, where your relaxation and head-to-toe pampering are top of mind.

Here are four noteworthy all-inclusive resorts with wellness offerings that’ll confirm you’ve arrived in paradise and can enjoy the sweet spa life.

As always, check for travel restrictions and closures before planning your trip.

Lean into Healthy Living with a View along Barbados’ West Coast

Looking for a comprehensive wellness experience served seaside? Book a stay at the Waves Hotel & Spa by Elegant Hotels – All-Inclusive on Barbados’ west coast, and prepare to be pampered. Depending on which type of room you book and how long you plan to stay in this stretch of tropical heaven on earth, you can look forward to enjoying up to three spa treatments during your stay.

In between indulging in spa services like the Macadamia and Papaya Scrub or perhaps a mani/pedi that you didn’t have time to squeeze in pre-travel, unwind further in the Spa at Waves Resort’s steam room or sauna before joining a yoga or Pilates class.

With just 70 spacious guest rooms and suites, the hotel never feels too crowded or impersonal. And who knows? You might even make a new friend or two during one of the group beach walks — a favorite among guests.

Experience the Beach, Mountains and Jungle along Mexico’s Nayarit Coastline

Sunset over the jungle of Nayarit
Relax in the peaceful jungles of Nayarit. (Photo: Marriott International)

Located just 15 miles from Puerto Vallarta International Airport, the all-inclusive Delta Hotels Riviera Nayarit, An All-Inclusive Resort in Cruz de Huanacaxtle, Mexico, doesn’t require choosing between the ocean and the mountains — a stay here means easy access to a diverse range of landscapes.

It may, however, require some motivation to actually leave the resort’s idyllic grounds, once you’ve dipped into its array of dining (and drinking) options and impressive spa facilities.

Nature-inspired treatments take center stage at the spa, where you can opt for everything from a soothing eye treatment to an edifying body scrub to a hydrating facial.

Complimentary yoga classes and nature hikes along a picturesque hotel trail round out the experience at this resort situated on one of the most beautiful stretches of Mexico’s coast.

Retreat in Stylish Luxury on Costa Rica’s North Coast

Poolside cabanas at the Westin Reserva Conchal
Rest and recharge poolside at the Westin Reserva Conchal. (Photo: Marriott International)

Few things denote a successful vacation like several consecutive nights of restful slumber. Fortunately, at The Westin Reserva Conchal, an All-Inclusive Golf Resort & Spa in Costa Rica’s North Pacific Riviera, good sleep — thanks to the Westin’s signature Heavenly Bed and Sleep Well Lavender Balm — is par for the course.

The stunning, eco-friendly, all-inclusive resort also gets points for its inviting lagoon-style pool, top-notch WestinWORKOUT Fitness Studio and fine dining.

Drop off the kids for a day of fun at the Westin Kids Club while you brush up on your tennis or golf game — pristine tennis courts and an exquisitely maintained golf course are a part of the package.

The secluded nature of the 406-room resort set on 2,400 acres promises to help you realize ultimate vacation-mode energy.

Escape to a Wondrous Oasis in Mexico’s Beloved Cancun

pool with ocean and palapas
Get a case of the (pool) blues in Mexico. (Photo: Marriott International)

Chic and luxurious, the Hideaway at Royalton Riviera Cancun, An Autograph Collection All-Inclusive Resort is just for grown-ups. The adults-only resort and casino is uncompromising in its stellar service and unstinting in its commitment to excellent amenities, including a pillow menu, in-room aromatherapy and complimentary sunset toasts.

What’s more: Book a stay in one of the resort’s Diamond Club rooms and delight in “pinch me” extras like one-hour of hydrotherapy each day of your stay and butler service that even includes preparation of your in-room Jacuzzi.

A bevy of water sports offerings, yoga on the adults-only beach and gourmet dining are contributing players in this epic experience.