The Best All-Inclusive Resorts in the World

The 10 Best Luxury All-Inclusive Resorts in the World

Having the opportunity to stay in one of the very best all-inclusive hotels in the world should be at the top of everyone’s bucket list. These places have it all – from free-flowing craft cocktails and gourmet global eats to pampering spa services and once-in-a-lifetime activities and excursions.

Whether it’s your dream to stay in a luxury overwater bungalow in the Maldives, spot elephants in the wild from your luxury “tent” in Kenya, or enjoy an adults-only stay at a boutique resort in Ibiza, the world’s best all-inclusive resorts will let you live out your dream in style. 

But with so many incredible luxury all-inclusive resorts to choose from, you might have a hard time choosing the perfect place for your dream vacation. So, to give you a little inspiration, we’ve done the hard work for you and put together a list of the top all-inclusive resorts in the world for an unforgettable experience!

The 10 Best Luxury All-Inclusive Resorts in the World

1. Kudadoo Maldives Private Island – Maldives

Best All-Inclusive Resorts in the World: Kudadoo Maldives Private Island – Maldives
Photos: Kudadoo Maldives Private Island

When it comes to 5-star all-inclusive resorts, Kudadoo Maldives Private Island is the stuff of dreams. This all-inclusive resort in the Maldives gives you “everything under the moon… anytime and anywhere.” You’ll get a personal butler, unlimited water sports activities and excursions, as many wellness experiences as you’d like, and a stay in one of the island’s 15 luxurious “over-water residences,” each with an infinity plunge pool.

And then there are the culinary experiences, which range from floating breakfasts in your private pool to candlelight dinners on the beach or picnics on a private island.


2. Palmaïa The House of AïA Wellness Resort at Riviera Maya – Mexico

Best All-Inclusive Resorts in the World: Palmaïa The House of AïA Wellness Resort at Riviera Maya – Mexico
Photos: Palmaïa The House of AïA Wellness Resort

If you’re looking for the top all-inclusive resorts in the world for a complete wellness experience, Palmaïa, The House of AïA Riviera Maya might just be the perfect pick. This truly luxurious resort in Mexico offers adults-only and family-friendly areas and accommodations, both giving the option of staying in a deluxe swim-up suite.

You can spend your days lounging on the secluded white sand beach, splashing around in one of the infinity pools, getting treatments at the jungle spa, and taking guided meditation sessions, yoga classes, sound baths, energy healing workshops, and more.

The gourmet food that’s served here is overseen by chefs trained in Michelin-starred restaurants from around the world. From vegan tacos served at Charly’s food truck and fresh fruit cocktails at the pool bars to the Thai-inspired dishes at Ume and the Mexican fare at LEK, you won’t go hungry here!

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3. Jade Mountain – St. Lucia

Best All-Inclusive Resorts in the World: Jade Mountain – St. Lucia
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When it comes to luxury all-inclusive resorts in the Caribbean, Jade Mountain Resort in St. Lucia is a magical option. This is the only resort offering a view of the towering Pitons. 

All “sanctuaries” here are architectural marvels and designed to create an indoor/outdoor living experience, meaning the lack of a fourth wall gives you unobstructed views of the Pitons and Caribbean Sea from your living room, private infinity pool or whirlpool tub, and bed.

It’s well worth booking the all-inclusive food and drink package to indulge in James Beard Award winner Chef Allen Susser’s “Jade Cuisine” at Jade Mountain Club and cocktails with a view at the Celestial Terrace. You’ll also get access to all of the amenities of Jade Mountain’s adjacent sister resort, Anse Chastanet, as well as two white sand beaches.


4. Alila Ventana Big Sur – USA

Best All-Inclusive Hotels in the World: Alila Ventana Big Sur – USA
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For a truly relaxing retreat, Alila Ventana Big Sur is a boutique adults-only resort set among the trees on California’s Central Coast. This all-inclusive stay gives you unlimited non-alcoholic beverages and meals with an ocean view at The Sur House or prepared to enjoy in your room or out on one of the many ocean-view terraces. 

You can also enjoy yoga and tai chi classes, daily hikes, hiking gear, snacks, and the Volvo chauffeur service (within a 3-mile radius). Spa services, cocktails, and wines from the 10,000-bottle cellar are all available for an added fee.

You can choose from Alila Ventana Big Sur’s 54 rooms, luxury suites, and two-story villa, most of which boast wood-burning fireplaces and decks with private hot tubs with ocean or forest views.

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5. Rixos The Palm Dubai Hotel & Suites – UAE

Must Visit Resorts in the World: Rixos The Palm Dubai Hotel & Suites – UAE
Photos: Rixos The Palm Dubai Hotel & Suites

Dubai’s Rixos The Palm Hotel & Suites is perfect if you’re looking to splash out on one of the UAE’s best 5-star all-inclusive resorts. Located on the shores of Dubai’s famous Palm Jumeirah, you’ll have everything you could ever need right on-site.

You’ll have 11 all-inclusive bars, lounges, and restaurants to choose from at Rixos. From steak dinners at Toro Loco to sundowners at the beachside Bodrum Lounge, you’ll love wining and dining your way through this resort. 

Get pampered at the Turkish-inspired Anjana Spa, take fun classes at the Exclusive Sports Club, stay entertained with the many live music events, and at the end of the day, wrap yourself in your plush robe and get some rest in your luxury room or suite!


6. Uga Chena Huts – Sri Lanka

Best All-Inclusive Resorts in the World: Uga Chena Huts – Sri Lanka
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Bordering Yala National Park in Sri Lanka, Uga Chena Huts is easily one of the world’s most unique luxury all-inclusive resorts. This 7-acre property is dotted with 18 lavish “huts,” each featuring 1,600 square feet of space, chic safari-themed décor, deluxe bathrooms with freestanding tubs, and an outdoor deck with a private plunge pool.

During the day, the experienced rangers will whisk you away on private safaris and excursions, or if you prefer to relax at the resort, you can get all sorts of treatments at the on-site spa or take a Sri Lankan cooking class. And when it comes to dining, you can enjoy gourmet meals at The Basses restaurant or arrange to have romantic meals on the beach.

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7. Mahali Mzuri – Kenya

Best All-Inclusive Resorts in the World: Mahali Mzuri – Kenya 
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When it comes to the best all-inclusive hotels in the world for a one-of-a-kind experience, it’s tough to beat Sir Richard Branson’s Mahali Mzuri. Set in Kenya’s Olare Motorogi Conservancy, on the path of the annual Great Migration, this place offers twice-daily game drives, where you may be lucky enough to spot the Big 5!

All drinks and meals are included here, too, and that includes experiences like having breakfast in the bush and enjoying pan-African dishes in the lavish dining tent. And if you need some pampering after a long day, Nasaro Spa offers all sorts of rejuvenating treatments. 

If that’s not enough, you’ll be staying in one of the 12 luxurious “tents,” each perched on a hilltop and offering its own private viewing deck for wildlife viewing and stargazing! 


8. Secrets Papagayo All Inclusive – Costa Rica

Best All-Inclusive Resorts in the World: Secrets Papagayo All Inclusive – Costa Rica
Photos: Secrets Papagayo All Inclusive

If you’ve always dreamed of staying in an all-inclusive in Costa Rica, you’ll find Secrets Papagayo on the shores of the Gulf of Papagayo in northern Costa Rica. This all-inclusive, adults-only resort offers “Unlimited-Luxury,” meaning you can sip all the top-shelf drinks and dine on excellent food at the resort’s 12 bars and restaurants and be endlessly entertained with all of the resort activities (think rum tastings, cooking classes, live music, and more!).

Whether you spend your days hiking to waterfalls or chilling at the pool, you’ll love resting up in your luxury room each night. Plus, you’ll get 24-hour room service, 24-hour butler service, and a minibar that’s restocked daily.

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9. TRS Ibiza Hotel – Ibiza

Must Visit Resorts in the World: TRS Ibiza Hotel – Ibiza
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TRS Ibiza Hotel is one of the best all-inclusive hotels in the world if you’re in the mood for a VIP vacation. Located near San Antonio, Ibiza, this adults-only, 5-star retreat has everything you need for an unforgettable stay.

Their “Infinite Indulgence” gives you gourmet meals and drinks at the seven on-site bars and restaurants, access to the three pools (including a rooftop infinity pool), personalized butler service, direct access to Cala Gració beach, mellow DJ sessions, yoga and Pilates classes, and so much more. 

Book a Signature Level room and you’ll get even more perks, including access to premium top-shelf drinks, exclusive poolside lounge areas, VIP tickets to local events, and reservations at exclusive Ibiza restaurants. From swim-up suites to rooms with private hot tubs on the terrace, the guest rooms here are something special.


10. Atelier Playa Mujeres – Mexico

Must Visit Resorts in the World: Atelier Playa Mujeres – Mexico  
Photos: Atelier Playa Mujeres

There’s so much to love about Cancun‘s adults-only, all-inclusive ATELIER Playa Mujeres you’ll never want to leave. This oceanfront resort boasts 20+ restaurants and bars, 24-hour in-room dining, ATELIER’s Signature Upscale Minibars with gourmet snacks, drinks, and wines, and all-suite accommodations with a balcony or patio. 

Book one of the INSPIRA Suites and you’ll get extras like the personalized Butler Service, a welcome bottle of wine, exclusive daytime access to the INSPIRA Rooftop Pool, access to an exclusive section of the beach, and freebies like a Hydrotherapy Session at NUUP Spa!

That completes our list of the 10 best all-inclusive hotels in the world! Did we miss any cool luxury all-inclusive resorts? Comment below so we can add them to the list! 


About the Author:

  • Justine Lopez

    Justine is a writer and editor who always seems to take the unconventional route in life. She also suffers from a serious case of wanderlust!

    In 2013, she left her hometown in California and set off on a yearlong round-the-world journey with her now-husband – they never looked back. Since then, she’s lived the expat life in Indonesia, Cambodia, China, Vietnam, Mexico, and now Dubai. Along the way, she's written and edited for magazines, newspapers, and websites in Asia and beyond.

    When she's not stoking her wanderlust by working on travel articles for Wandering Wheatleys, Justine is busy caring for her many foster cats in Dubai, seeking out all the delicious vegetarian food, and taking every chance she gets to explore a new corner of the world!

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