Relax, Recharge and Best of All — Stay Put. These All-Inclusive Resorts Make Travel a BreezeBy Justine Harrington
As travelers, there’s always a time and a place for hopping from city to city and inhaling as much culture and adventure as you possibly can. But easy travel — like hunkering down at an all-inclusive resort for a long weekend and letting yourself do absolutely nothing — can create space for deep-seated pleasure and relaxation.
And when you want to come back to your life, post-vacation, feeling refreshed and ready to tackle your daily grind, there’s nothing like the afterglow of a blissed-out stay at a beachside resort to do the trick.
Here are the best all-inclusive resorts to check out when you need a little R & R.
As always, check for travel restrictions and closures before planning your trip.
Delta Hotels by Marriott Riviera Nayarit, An All-Inclusive Resort
Wake up to bright-green jungle vegetation and the impossibly lush Sierra Madre Mountains at the Delta Hotels Riviera Nayarit, An All-Inclusive Resort in La Cruz de Huanacaxtle, just a 30-minute drive from the Puerto Vallarta International Airport.
The resort is sandwiched between the mountains and the glittering expanse of the Pacific Ocean, so guests truly get to experience the breadth of this region’s beauty.
Aside from its awe-inspiring natural surroundings, the resort itself is thoughtfully designed, with a focus on what matters: cuisine featuring locally sourced ingredients, a glut of luxury amenities, and multiroom suites with private balconies and mountain views.
Royalton CHIC Cancun, An Autograph Collection All-Inclusive Resort – Adults Only
Count your childfree blessings (even if only temporarily) at the adults-only Royalton CHIC Cancun, An Autograph Collection All-Inclusive Resort, where beachside serenity is all but guaranteed.
The location is absurdly pretty — think crystal-clear aquamarine waters, swaying palm trees and sun-kissed sand. The resort is also smack in the middle of Cancun’s Hotel Zone, so there are numerous opportunities for nighttime socializing, either at the bevy of on-site restaurants and bars or in nearby buzzing Punta Cancun.
In-room features like rain showers, Jacuzzi tubs (in the Diamond Club suites), private balconies or terraces, and plush Royalton DreamBeds add to the soothing ambience.
The Westin Reserva Conchal, an All-Inclusive Golf Resort & Spa
Relaxation in gorgeous tropical nature is the name of the game at The Westin Reserva Conchal, which is situated on one of Costa Rica’s most pristine, secluded beaches: Playa Conchal.
Rimmed by verdant forests teeming with wildlife, this sophisticated resort seamlessly blends luxury and nature. Here, you’ll have everything you could ever hope to enjoy during an all-inclusive getaway: Guests can take advantage of blissful body treatments at the Heavenly Spa by Westin, tee off at an 18-hole championship golf course, dine at a wealth of upscale restaurants, unwind in a lagoon-style pool and more.
Royalton CHIC Punta Cana, An Autograph Collection All-Inclusive Resort & Casino – Adults Only
At the Royalton CHIC Punta Cana, An Autograph Collection All-Inclusive Resort & Casino, disconnecting from your everyday routine is easy-breezy. This adults-only resort presents multiple opportunities for travelers of all stripes to de-stress.
Spend your days sipping premium cocktails in a private cabana on the sugary sands of Uvero Alto Beach or getting pampered at Royalton CHIC’s state-of-the-art spa. Nights are reserved for checking out the hotel’s pool parties, on-site casino and impressive range of well-prepared international cuisine.
Royalton Grenada, An Autograph Collection All-Inclusive Resort
Set right on the beach in Tamarind Bay in beautiful Grenada, Royalton Grenada, An Autograph Collection All-Inclusive Resort offers prime ocean views — overlooking emerald-colored waves lapping peacefully at the sandy shoreline.
The resort boasts plenty of amenities to keep luxury-minded travelers happy, like reservation-free dining at upscale a la carte restaurants, a host of services and treatments at the Royal Spa, and sleekly outfitted rooms with signature DreamBeds, rain showers, and balconies or terraces.
Royalton Saint Lucia, An Autograph Collection All-Inclusive Resort
Conveniently, the Royalton Saint Lucia, An Autograph Collection All-Inclusive Resort is ideal for all types of travelers, from families or couples to groups of fun-seeking pals. That’s because this resort is divided into three separate sections: Hideaway, an adults-only haven; the Diamond Club, which offers exclusive pool and beach access; and finally, a family-friendly area complete with a supervised kids club.
Guests will be gobsmacked by the natural splendors on display here, from the richly colored blue-green water to the abundant tropical foliage.
Hideaway at Royalton Saint Lucia, An Autograph Collection All-Inclusive Resort – Adults Only
A true standout on the luxury all-inclusive circuit, the Hideaway at Royalton Saint Lucia, An Autograph Collection All-Inclusive Resort is picturesquely tucked away in a former pirate’s cove in Cap Estate.
Guests can partake in a variety of activities, including yoga on the beach, fitness classes, water sports and sunset Champagne toasts (just to name a few). Of course, if you’d rather just luxuriate on the beach or in your sumptuously decorated room, we certainly wouldn’t blame you.