I would say we all desperately need a great vacation. And if you’re already nervous about booking (or at least dreaming of) your next getaway to Covid, we’ve got you covered.
Just check out TripAdvisor’s top all-inclusive resorts from last year. The winners will be determined by the quantity and quality of travelers’ reviews over the past year, as well as the interest in booking these spots.
Why all-inclusive, you ask? Think of it as the ultimate hassle-free getaway with access to a host of cool amenities (read: free meals, snacks, drinks, day and night activities) for one flat rate. Sure, sometimes this turns out to be a higher price, but it also means you don’t have to keep reaching for your wallet. Getting the right deal can save you money.
Below are the 25 award-winning locations, the prices of which vary from real bargains (around $ 200 a night) to over-the-top luxury.
The U.S. Department of State is currently recommending travelers to consult country-specific travel advice on their website or the latest guidance from the CDC. Before making international travel plans, check these websites first and one more time before you leave. Given the obvious health risks, be careful and consider the risks of international travel before booking. Once you get to your destination, you may have to adhere to stricter curfews and mask mandates, and health violations can result in hefty fines and, in some cases, even jail sentences.
Royal sandal plantation in Ochos Rios, Jamaica
Do you fancy a little luxury? At Sandals Royal, an all-suite resort, every room is served by trained butlers and you have access to your own private beach. Of course, the hotel also has the only champagne and caviar bar in the Caribbean.
Explore Patagonia in Torres del Paine National Park, Chile
Consider Explora Patagonia’s hotel cabin the ultimate resting place for a day of hiking and adventure. The hotel has been designed with the Torres del Paine National Park in focus. Guests can enjoy the incredible views from a number of vantage points, including their in-room bathtubs.
Explore Atacama in San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
This hotel is set on 42 acres within walking distance of town. It takes pride in respecting the site on which it was built and where an ancient Atacameno community once lived. The rooms are designed in a cool, modern finish and the low buildings allow all guests to look out at the chain of volcanic mountains in the distance.
Galley Bay Resort & Spa in the Village of the Five Islands, Antigua
Located on a white sand beach, this adults-only resort is all about the water. It offers oceanfront restaurants, a spa, dining options, and more. As of 2021, guests were impressed by the resort’s safety and hygiene measures.
Kurumba Maldives in Vihamanafushi, Maldives
The Maldives has a reputation for being one of the most Instagram-like places in the world. At Kurumba Resort you can enjoy the crystal clear waters on all of its social media, with access to white sandy beaches and vibrant underwater coral reefs.
Club Med Sanya in Sanya, China
Located on the southern tip of Hainan Island, this Club Med outpost has all the amenities you would expect from this popular chain of family-friendly resorts (such as climbing walls, flying trapeze, fitness classes, water sports, and delicious food).
Travel to Belek Golf & Spa in Belek, Turkey
Amenities at this oceanfront hotel include a spa, hammam, butler service, plenty of pools, massages, various indoor and outdoor sports, and even plenty of activities for kids.
Travel to Torba in Torba, Turkey
Nestled in Torba Bay, this family-friendly resort has an extremely soothing aesthetic with lots of natural wood and access to pools and beach.
Isrotel Lagoona in Eilat, Israel
Overlooking the nearby marina and the Edom Mountains in the distance, Isrotel Lagoona has earned a top spot thanks to its family-friendly activities, delicious food, and proximity to attractions like Dolphin Reef.
Marmaris Bay Resort in Marmaris, Turkey
Escape your everyday life with views of the Aegean Sea and the lush green mountains in this 281-room paradise that offers everything an inclusive resort should offer: endless, varied dining options, fun activities, a spa and much more.
Tamassa Resort in Bel Ombre, Mauritius
If water activities make a vacation for you, the Tamassa Resort in the island state of Mauritius off the coast of Africa should be at the top of your travel basket list. Look forward to four pools, access to kayaks, sailboats, or pedal boats, and snorkeling and diving lessons from 5-star instructors. If you prefer to go ashore, there is also bocce, beach volleyball and tennis.
Rixos Sharm El Sheikh in Nabq Bay, Egypt
Would you like to enjoy the view of the Red Sea every day? Rixos Sharm El Sheikh is located on the Gulf of Aqaba, the northern tip of the Red Sea, and its rooms, balconies, pools and lobbies offer unbeatable seascapes.
Grand Velas Riviera Maya in Playa del Carmen, Mexico
With eight restaurants, five bars, and a spa, the Grand Velas Riviera Maya sits on a white-sand beach and has everything a family or even a couple could need in a paradise like this.
Ikos Oceania in Nea Moudania, Greece
Between the bustling Aegean Sea next door and the abundance of olive groves and cypress trees, Ikos Oceania is everything you could want in a Greek retreat. A stay at this elegant hotel also includes four à la carte restaurants as well as a buffet restaurant, six bars and a menu based on authentic local cuisine.
Lily Beach Resort & Spa on Huvahendhoo Island, Maldives
For those looking for the quintessential Maldives, Lily Beach Resort and Spa, with rooms floating over crystal clear waters, is the place to go. And to help you get the most out of the water around you, the hotel offers snorkeling gear as well as access to more than 50 dive sites.
Le Blanc Spa Resort Los Cabos in San José del Cabo, Mexico
The Le Blanc Spa is an oasis on the Baja Peninsula and offers beach, sun, spa and delicious restaurants.
Travel Bodrum in Bodrum City, Turkey
As soon as you step into the airy lobby of Voyage Bodrum, you’ll want to move your belongings for good. This oasis is on the Aegean Sea and the rooms offer breathtaking sea views and modern finishes.
Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit in Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico
When a spa receives Condé Nast’s “Most Excellent Spa Hotel” award, you know it has to be good. This is not the only award that the Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit has received. It has also been rated 5-star by previous travelers on TripAdvisor and named the # 1 hotel in the Nuevo Vallarta region.
Akumal Bay Beach & Wellness Resort in Akumal Mexico
Located between Playa del Carmen and Tulum, this resort offers nearly 1 mile (1.6 km) of white sand beaches, snorkeling with sea turtles, and access to a colorful, colorful reef. There’s plenty of relaxation too, with daily yoga and meditation classes and blissful rooms.
VilaVip Hotel Fazenda in Serra Negra, Brazil
For an inconspicuous country retreat, consider the VilaVip Hotel Fazenda. The place is family-friendly and has local attractions like a water park, farm animals, a fishing lake, and a kids’ club.
Le Blanc Spa Resort Cancun in Cancun, Mexico
When we say all inclusive there is a high chance that Cancun will come to mind. And Le Blancs Spa Resort doesn’t disappoint. In fact, this adults-only resort is the # 1 hotel in all of Cancun on TripAdvisor, offering exclusive experiences like a dolphin swim and tour of an ancient Mayan city, unlimited golf lessons, 24-hour room service, and more.
Lux * Belle Mare in Belle Mare, Mauritius
Famed interior designer Kelly Hoppen helped transform the Lux * Belle Mare into the luxurious tropical getaway it is today. Each sun-drenched room is equipped with modern furniture, airy interiors and hues inspired by oases. Getting out of bed every morning is a feat.
Grand Velas Los Cabos in San José del Cabo, Mexico
What Le Blanc is to Cancun, Grand Velas is to Los Cabos. This number 1 hotel offers oceanfront luxury with three infinity pools, plenty of activities for kids and teens, and a variety of coastal excursions to choose from.
Ikos Olivia in Gerakini, Greece
Ikos Olivia is as perfect as in Greece. This 5-star resort is located on a private beach overlooking Toroneos Bay and has 142 rooms and 149 bungalow suites. Between your private balcony, private pool, pool bar, gardens and restaurants, there is more than enough space to sit back and relax.
Ikos Dassia in Dassia, Greece
And TripAdvisor’s best all-inclusive resort, according to travelers, is… Ikos Dassia! With eight restaurants, 10 bars, two spas, various indoor and outdoor pools, an open-air theater, and more, it’s easy to see why. Just look at these pictures.