12 Best All-Inclusive Resorts That Are Not In Mexico

Caribbean all-inclusive resorts offer some of the best vacation experiences, allowing visitors the chance to enjoy pristine beaches in luxury. Many travelers focus on Mexico as resorts there have better name recognition and can be slightly easier to reach. These other destinations are also worth exploring for a different viewpoint and culture. Below are a few places to check out, listed in alphabetical order.


Hotel Riu Palace Antillas

This adults-only resort (18 years and older) is on Palm Beach with many sea view rooms. Guests receive a welcome amenity of sparkling wine. Other amenities at the Hotel Riu Palace Antillas include a buffet restaurant, golf course, water activities, hiking trails, casino and nightly entertainment. Couples can also request a romantic open-air dinner as an optional charge.

Tamarijn Aruba

The Tamarijn Aruba is part of the Divi all-inclusive resort brand. It is on the cozier side, making it easier to avoid crowds but also being family-friendly. All rooms are oceanfront and are either ground-level or on the second story. Each room is literally steps away from the water too.

In-room amenities include a Nespresso machine, bedside USB charging stations, daily housekeeping service and a mini-fridge. Guests can enjoy the lit tennis courts for night play and a spa and visit the Divi resort for the casino and golf course.

Cayman Islands

The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman

Enjoy beachfront access on Seven Mile Beach at The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman, which is part of the Marriott Bonvoy portfolio. This resort, which recently underwent a beautification project in 2021, features the kid-friendly Starfish Cay waterpark and family-friendly eco-adventure programs.

In addition, there is a spa, several restaurants, a public art collection and the island’s largest ballroom. Unfortunately, this property doesn’t have as many all-inclusive amenities as other leading resorts.

Wyndham Reef Resort Grand Cayman

Couples and families will enjoy many inclusions at the Wyndham Reef Resort Grand Cayman, located on the island’s East End. Diving is a popular activity, plus there are three pools and a spa. You can also participate in watersports and special tours.

The standard all-inclusive package includes three daily meals, non-alcoholic drinks and house-brand liquor by the glass. You also receive one hour of complimentary water sports daily.

Dominican Republic

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana

There are plenty of activities for adults and children at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana. Adults can play in the casino and enjoy evening entertainment. In addition to beachfront access, there is a Kids Club with an exclusive water park and weekly activities. Hotel parking is also free if you rent a car to tour the nearby area.

Hyatt Ziva Cap Cana

The family-friendly Hyatt Ziva Cap Cana is in the Dominican Republic’s Punta Cana region, which can be easy to overlook as other neighboring islands are more popular. This resort is only 15 minutes from Punta Cana International Airport. You may also prefer this destination as it’s part of the World of Hyatt loyalty program. You can redeem hotel points to book award nights.

Resort amenities include unlimited dining, endless drinks, non-motorized watersports and an infinity pool. There are also six restaurants and seven bars on site, which is more than multiple Caribbean resorts.


Hyatt Ziva Rose Hall

The Hyatt Ziva Rose Hall is family-friendly and an idyllic way to visit Montego Bay. Guests can enjoy unlimited international food and dining. Recreational activities include snorkeling, non-motorized watersports and beach volleyball. It’s also possible to book swim-up suites or enjoy oceanside fire pits. In addition, the property has multiple pools, including one especially for children.

Sandals Montego Bay

Interestingly, Sandals Montego Bay holds the honor of being the brand’s first-ever all-inclusive resort. This location is on Jamaica’s largest private beach, and you can enjoy all the amenities at the Montego Bay and Royal Caribbean resorts.

Some of the best perks include unlimited fine dining at 12 restaurants, premium liquors and Robert Mondavi Twin Oaks® Wines. You can also enjoy scuba diving, seven pools, live shows and roundtrip airport transfers.

St. Lucia

Windjammer Landing

Windjammer Landing Villa Beach Resort brings the Mediterranean villa experience to the Caribbean. Couples and families can book rooms ranging from one-bedroom to four-bedroom villas that overlook the ocean. Enjoy many watersports, activities and dining options during your stay. This resort can also be an excellent option for weddings.

Zoëtry Marigot Bay St. Lucia

Zoëtry Marigot Bay St. Lucia offers unlimited food and top-shelf drinks. Guests also enjoy a bottle of St. Lucian rum as a welcome gift, plus the ability to enjoy fresh fruit and sparkling wine daily. Guests can upgrade to several optional enrichment experiences, including spa packages and afternoon tea, among other choices.

Turks And Caicos

Ambergris Cay

Travelers that truly want to get away from the world (or at least imagine they own a private island) have that opportunity to do so at Ambergris Cay. This private island resort opened in 2019 and is located at the bottom corner of the Turks and Caicos boundaries. There are ten suites and seven villas for guests to hide away. Complimentary inclusions include a la carte meals, premium drinks, non-motorized water sports, guided nature walks and more.

Beaches Turks & Caicos

To stay on Providenciales, Beaches Turks & Caicos offers ample opportunity as the property has five all-inclusive villages. Each village has different regional and European architecture, such as Key West, France and Italy. You can also enjoy a 45,000-square-foot waterpark, 12 miles of beach access and 21 restaurants. There are many themes that can provide a lot of fun for families wanting variety during their trip.

Final Thoughts

Consider these all-inclusive resorts as an alternative to taking a Caribbean cruise now that international travel restrictions are minimal. It’s possible to enjoy the pristine waters for snorkeling and other watersports. Many locations offer ongoing land activities and nightly entertainment for adults and children.

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