- 1 1. Jumby Bay Island – an Oetker Collection Hotel, Antigua
- 2 2. Jade Mountain Resort, St. Lucia
- 3 3. The Meridian Club, Turks & Caicos
- 4 4. Petit St. Vincent Resort, St. Vincent & the Grenadines
- 5 5. Grand Velas Riviera Maya, Mexico
- 6 6. The Caves, Jamaica
- 7 7. Palm Island Resort & Spa, St. Vincent & the Grenadines
- 8 8. Beaches Turks & Caicos Resort Villages and Spa, Turks & Caicos
- 9 9. Zoëtry Agua Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
- 10 10. Fowl Cay Resort, The Bahamas
- 11 11. Spice Island Beach Resort, Grenada
- 12 12. Baoase Luxury Resort, Curaçao
- 13 13. Sandals Royal Caribbean Resort & Private Island, Montego Bay
The Caribbean has all-inclusive luxury hotels to suit any traveler type, whether you want to disconnect from the outside world or plan a full itinerary of tropical adventures. You can spend your vacation on a private island, in an adults-only resort, or at an activity-packed resort with your family.
Return visitors are a testament to a resort’s quality, and all of these contenders have a sizable following. Discover the best of the best with this list of luxury all-inclusive Caribbean resorts, which includes everything from private islands in Antigua to honeymoon havens in St. Lucia and family-friendly hotels in the Turks and Caicos.
1. Jumby Bay Island – an Oetker Collection Hotel, Antigua
Jumby Bay, located on 300 palm-dappled acres at the end of an exclusive, car-free private island off the coast of Antigua, is only accessible by boat. Jumby is derived from the Antiguan word “jumbee” which means “playful spirit,” and it perfectly describes the relaxed elegance and carefree atmosphere here. The staff appears to enjoy what they do, anticipating your every desire genuinely.
The Jumby Island is more than life to the high point in a country famous for its beautiful beaches with glossy white sand and water, and the cuisine here is as beautiful as the beaches. The fine-dining Estate House rivals Michelin-starred restaurants, while the pool and beach offer more casual options.
Romantic four-poster beds, wraparound terraces, Italian linens, Bose sound systems, large TVs, and private outdoor gardens with rain showers are among the amenities offered in the 40 air-conditioned luxury guest rooms and villas.
Swimming pools, private chefs, and personal butlers are available in the red-roofed villas and homes, but all of the accommodations have dazzling, palm-framed views of the impossibly blue sea.
Spend your days at the gym, swanning around in one of the pools (including a stunning infinity pool), cycling around the island, playing tennis or golf, or relaxing at the spa.
Guests who are concerned about the environment can participate in the island’s well-established recycling and conservation programs, such as the Hawksbill Turtle Preservation Program.
Children are welcome here and can participate in a variety of activities designed specifically for them.
2. Jade Mountain Resort, St. Lucia
The Jade Mountain Resort is perched on the edge of a cliff with one of the most spectacular views in the Caribbean: the Pitons, St. Lucia’s twin volcanic peaks rising from the Caribbean Sea. This is one of the Caribbean’s best all-inclusive adult-only resorts.
Every room in the resort, including the guest rooms, is completely open to the ocean, giving you the impression of merging with the breathtaking views. The building, which is built on platforms extending out towards the sea, is characterized by curvy lines and stacked stone. Bridges connect the spaces, emphasizing the emphasis on the outdoors.
This tropical hideaway is popular with honeymooners and couples, as it caters to those seeking privacy and pampering as well as more action-packed adventure – if you can tear yourself away from the resort.
The 24 open-sided guest rooms are aptly dubbed “sanctuaries” and feature amenities such as private infinity pools and 15-foot-high ceilings while remaining completely private. All of the SKY Jacuzzi suites have large living areas, four-poster beds, sustainably harvested tropical hardwoods, local stone, jalousie louvers, Frette linens, and around-the-clock butlers (“Major Domos”) who can be summoned in seconds.
To maintain the resort’s tranquil atmosphere, no televisions or telephones are provided, though Wi-Fi is available.
The cuisine, which features a fusion of tropical flavors, features fresh produce from the resort’s organic farm. At the Jade Mountain Club, you can dine by the infinity pool, or at Anse Mamin or Anse Chastanet, the 600-acre sister resorts on the silvery-sand beach below.
Swimming in the infinity pool, hiking, and biking on the resort’s 600-acre plantation relaxing at the spa, bird-watching, and yoga are all popular activities.
Kayaking, sailing, scuba diving, and snorkeling on the coral reefs are all available at Anse Chastanet beach, or you can take advantage of the resort’s shuttle service. Toning can be done in the gym for fitness buffs. The botanical gardens, the volcano, and the sulphur springs are all popular day trips.
Although all-inclusive rates are not required, they are a popular choice due to the remote location and high-quality cuisine.
3. The Meridian Club, Turks & Caicos
The Meridian Club will fulfill your tropical island fantasies. This is a fantastic choice if you really want to get away from it all, but still want to mingle with a small group of low-key, nature-loving guests, as it is strung along a stunning white-sand beach on the private 800-acre Pine Cay in Turks & Caicos.
The vibe is barefoot elegance, and shoes are always an option. Beach lovers can enjoy two miles of blindingly white sand and luminous turquoise water on one of the Caribbean’s most spectacular beaches.
Bright tropical colors, outdoor showers, screened porches, and in-room Wi-Fi are typical of the 13 rooms strung along the beach. Air conditioning is also available in four of the premium beachfront rooms. Sand Dollar Cottage, with its secluded setting, is popular with honeymooners, while families prefer to stay in one of the island’s private homes.
Seafood and fresh tropical fruits are featured in the cuisine, and dining options range from a bistro to your own private stretch of beach.
Because water sports take center stage, activities are low-key, and you can put your phone away. With excellent visibility and flourishing coral reefs, the surrounding waters are ideal for snorkeling, diving, and fishing. Kayak, swim, sail, and paddleboard are also options.
Landlubbers can play tennis, bike, beachcomb, or participate in one of the many games, as well as work out at the new fitness center or book a relaxing spa treatment. The resort also hosts fun social events such as golf cart drive-in movie nights.
The warm, friendly service is a testament to the repeat clientele, as many guests leave with lifelong friends. This is also an environmentally conscious resort, with numerous green initiatives in place to reduce the resort’s impact on the island’s natural beauty.
The resort takes pride in the fact that it is what it does not provide that keeps guests coming back year after year: no phone, no TV, and no locks.
4. Petit St. Vincent Resort, St. Vincent & the Grenadines
You can visit Petit St. Vincent to mingle with society or simply stay at one of the secluded sea-view cottages where you have the peace and quiet you desire. If you’re searching for an unplugged vacation where you can enjoy plenty of sea air, sunshine, and serenity, this unpretentious island resort is an excellent match. With a staff to guest ratio of 3:1, you’ll be pampered to the max.
Stone-walled cottages and two-bedroom villas are tucked along the hillside or arranged on the beach, with stunning sea views. All of the suites are private, with Italian linens, Caribbean blues and greens, air-conditioning, dining areas, Bose docking stations, Nespresso coffee machines, and sliding glass doors that open to private decks.
In order to get you to relax, there are no TVs, phones, or Wi-Fi. However, there is Wi-Fi at the reception. In order to obtain something, simply raise the yellow flag in your cottage, and the attentive staff will help you. To call attention to total privacy, you can raise the red flag.
The restaurant showcases local seafood and fresh vegetables from the island’s organic farm. At the Beach restaurant, you can lounge on the soft sand while you eat in the tree-top restaurant, or you can dine in the main establishment, which is situated on the hillside. Weekly beach barbecues where music and dancing are offered provide a great opportunity to mingle with other guests.
Activities at the resort include swimming and snorkeling in the ocean, sailing, yoga, tennis, golf on an island nearby, and exclusive picnics at your location of choice. The Balinese-inspired spa offers a menu of soothing body treatments if you need help shifting into relaxation mode.
5. Grand Velas Riviera Maya, Mexico
When it comes to Caribbean resorts, you probably don’t think of Mexico, but Grand Velas Riviera Maya is on the country’s Caribbean coast. With its sinuous curves, this family-friendly low-rise resort hugs a beautiful white-sand beach that is just five minutes from all the area attractions in Playa del Carmen, Mexico.
In addition, the good thing about this location is all the exciting day-trip options. You can book a tour to the old Mayan towns of Tulum, or to the Chichen Itza; a ride in the jungle; and visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Sian Kaan Biosphere Reserve.
Many parents choose the Kid’s Club and the high-tech Teen Club here, as these activities are hard to find at upscale all-inclusive resorts.
There are three accommodation sections: Grand Class, with sea views, is for adults and teens 16 and up; Ambassador, also with sea views, caters to families with younger kids; and the Zen Grand, with views of the jungle and koi-filled fish ponds, is great for families and business travelers.
The decor is sleek and elegant. This hotel offers guests the following standard features: 42″ plasma TVs; Wi-Fi; 24-hour room service; spa-like bathrooms with jetted tubs; and private patios, some with plunge pools. Additional pillow menus, private butlers, and turndowns further increase the luxe-feeling here. With eight on-site restaurants serving a wide variety of different cuisines, you’ll never go hungry.
You can enjoy a soothing treatment, like a holistic spa treatment, snorkeling, sailing, or fishing. When at the beach, you will need to choose where you will swim, but you can enjoy a dip in the oceanfront infinity pool or the children’s pool as well.
Diving is good on Cozumel Island, which is located just off the coast. Additionally, the gym has state-of-the-art equipment and a variety of workout classes. It is possible to also find a business and convention center on-site.
This is the ideal choice for couples and families who are seeking a secluded beachfront retreat with access to modern conveniences and many recreational and cultural opportunities.
6. The Caves, Jamaica
Adults-only The Caves scores top points for its unique setting and colorful personality, situated atop a cliff and comprised of sea caves. While the name may suggest otherwise, the cottages which line the cliff face here are anything but cavernous.
Each suite, from the one-bedroom Clandestino private villa to the three-bedroom Clandestino private villa, is air-conditioned and completely private. Typically, bright Caribbean colors, thatched roofs, white louvers, outdoor showers, four-poster beds draped with mosquito nets, fans, and nightly turndowns are found in Caribbean vacation properties.
In keeping with Jamaican tradition, the cuisine follows the same color scheme. Several appetizing dishes from authentic Jamaican jerk barbecue to fresh banana pancakes highlight wholesome cooking and fresh local produce. You can have dinner in gazebos with an ocean view, in the dining room, or in a secluded cavern lit by candles. It’s nice that we can help ourselves to food and snacks in the kitchen, and the warm, welcoming staff.
For cave swimming, cliff jumping, and snorkeling, the choice is between ladders and stairs that descend to the turquoise waters. There are also pools and a jacuzzi located on the cliff top. You can either enjoy a dip in one of these or experience a Jamaican brown sugar body scrub at the spa.
While not extremely luxurious, this Jamaican retreat has a unique personality, great hospitality, and a picturesque setting.
7. Palm Island Resort & Spa, St. Vincent & the Grenadines
Palm Island in St. Vincent & the Grenadines is a honeymoon resort for newlyweds. It’s also the ideal destination for laid-back island lovers who want to fully unwind and escape the stress of daily life.
Here on the beach, it’s all about the weather. Five powdery hammock-slung (and yes, palm-lined) beaches offer fine views, and you will probably be the only guest on the island while you meander around. More than half of the guest rooms, suites, and villas are situated directly on the beach. The others are close by.
The spacious villas and some of the suites are great for families, but the resort only accommodates children who are at least 12 or 16 years old. The rooms are all air-conditioned and include bamboo and rattan furniture, as well as cotton robes, bathtubs, and terraces. There are four villas that each have multiple bedrooms and infinity pools.
Despite this, you won’t hear TVs or telephones in this lounge, only the gentle splash of the ocean.
International and island-inspired cuisine is served in the two restaurants, and dining is an event with a view of the ocean. The resort offers private beach dinners and picnics on request, and beach barbecues add to the fun.
Overall, the activities at this restful retreat are pretty laid-back. You can swim, snorkel, and dive in the clear blue waters surrounding the island, or you can explore the island on complimentary bikes. Other amenities include a lovely pool, spa, library, and gym.
8. Beaches Turks & Caicos Resort Villages and Spa, Turks & Caicos
Great for active families with young kids, Beaches Turks and Caicos is a wonderful place to be. Grace Bay, on the southern coast of the island, is one of the best beaches in the Caribbean, but with the many activities available here, you might never want to leave the resort.
Within the borders of this vast property, there is the Pirates Island water park that has a splendor ride and the use of a wave simulator. It consists of 4 thrilling villages, modeled on the Caribbean, Key West, Italy, and France.
From two-bedroom family suites to four-bedroom villas, there are more than 24 different room types available, including personal butlers. The features commonly found in these units include 42-inch flat-screen TVs, X-Box systems, multi-function game tables, marble baths, and rain showers.
It is just as wide-ranging when it comes to the choice of cuisine, with everything from Japanese and Jamaican to Southwestern and sushi.
Water sports (including motorized sports such as water skiing, glass-bottom boats, and tubing) and instruction are all included in the free activities category. Divers will enjoy the numerous free scuba dives, which is especially unusual for all-inclusive resorts. Each swimmer has many pools in which to find their dream pool, and you can also sign up for an extremely long list of sports and games.
With the no-tipping policy, this resort truly is all-inclusive.
This is not a good choice for romantic getaways looking to avoid the sound of children screaming, but it is good for social, fun-loving families.
9. Zoëtry Agua Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
Zoëtry Agua Punta Cana is an excellent resort for someone looking for some serious downtime in the Dominican Republic, with a dreamy white-sand beach, sparkling pools, and a deluxe spa.
This is a major increase from the popular Dominican Republic all-inclusive resorts that appear to be the majority. The resort is situated just two miles from the active resort strip of Bávaro, giving you access to all the action on the island and the ability to completely relax in seclusion afterward.
These suites have 96 rooms of various sizes and range from small single rooms to three-bedroom suites with a contemporary, warm, and rustic feel with thatched roofs, hardwood floors, smooth bamboo four-poster beds, deep soaking tubs, and French doors that open out to private verandahs with sea or garden views. With the resort’s 24-hour butler service, you can craft the dream vacation of your dreams.
There are four fashionable restaurants that provide classic Dominican dishes, as well as a variety of European, organic, and Creole cuisine, and there is in-suite dining available around the clock. Bamboo scrubs, deep-sea mud wraps, and a gym are provided for those who enjoy relaxing with treatments.
There are endless day trip possibilities around here, with numerous nearby tourist attractions. You can visit historic villages, secluded islands, and play a few rounds of golf, among other activities.
Adults can also join the enrichment classes, which provide activities like yoga, painting, cooking, and horseback riding on the beach.
Zoëtry Agua Punta Cana is dedicated to a number of environmental projects, and it makes an excellent place for eco-conscious travelers. Make sure to sign up for the Endless Privilege package and you will be eligible for things such as a free massage and horseback ride on the beach.
10. Fowl Cay Resort, The Bahamas
At Fowl Cay Resort Closet castaways are going to feel right at home. Only 28 guests are on their own private island on the Exumas, where each is restricted to one bed. Some of the most magnificent beaches in the world can be found on this remote island chain in the Bahamas, where the water is a stunning shade of turquoise and the sand is as fine as sugar.
Fowl Cay Resort is a secluded retreat for individuals who want a laid-back environment (no need to dress for dinner here). Having your own golf cart and motorboat with unlimited gas is perfect for people who enjoy doing things on their own.
The six luxury villas, with fully-stocked kitchens and wet bars, are located along the golden shores of this private 50-acre island which provides stunning views of the shimmering sea. Fruit and pastries are delivered to your villa each morning, and ready-to-eat picnic lunches are prepared for you on your adventures.
Have the rest of your days on the island spent in the pool, playing tennis, or throwing horseshoe. You can go bonefishing, deep-sea fishing, or snorkeling in the Thunderball Grotto, swimming with nurse sharks, exploring the Exuma Cays Land and Sea Park, or meeting the swimming pigs on the beautiful blue ocean.
11. Spice Island Beach Resort, Grenada
The famous Spice Island Beach Resort is just in the sand of Grand Anse, the most popular beach in Grenada. In this unsuspected Boutique Resort, you will not find flashy discotheques and Butlers, only a warm personal service, comfortable Creole food, and plenty of guests returning.
Seagrape, lemon, and almond trees frame beautiful views of the sand and provide the 64 suites with plenty of privacy. All suites are modern Caribbean style, with many featuring four-poster beds, outdoor dining patios, and private diving pools.
The food here is as authentic as the entertainment. The fine-dining style of Zingy island flavors are served at the restaurant or on the terrace, with stainless steel bands and other local music on select nights.
Activities include swimming in a free shape pool, spicy spa treatments, tennis or golf (green fees included) training at the fitness center, cycling, snorkeling, sailing, or kayaking.
At the Nutmeg Pod Children’s Activity Center, children may keep busy. In this resort, environmentally friendly initiatives add to the list of things that you love and Spice Island is also non-smoking.
If you prefer an unpretentious atmosphere, you do not need to dress up for dinner and you can spend your days in a hammock watching the beautiful blue sea. It is a great choice.
12. Baoase Luxury Resort, Curaçao
The dark woods, the old furnishings, and the ultra-luxurious open-air villas evoke Bali’s elegance.
There are 23 rooms, suites, and spacious villas, all of which are elegant – 12 feature large private bathrooms surrounded by lush gardens. Many of the kitchens also come with full equipment. Other luxury features include smart TVs, Sonos, and iPads.
Traveling with a group and looking for confidentiality? Buy an infinity pool and powerboat on the private hideaway.
Baoase Restaurant Culinary Beach combines creative and Asian French cuisine. Choose the all-inclusive option and have a personal butler by your side – or a private dinner made by the Michelin starred chef if you wish.
In your spare time, a relaxation treatment, a nice slice of white sandy beach, an exercise in the gym, a Jet Ski ride around the bay, or a delphin experience can be enrolled.
13. Sandals Royal Caribbean Resort & Private Island, Montego Bay
With over-the-water bungalows, couples-only Sandals Royal Caribbean is the first of its kind in the Caribbean, a wonderful choice for honeymooners and hopeless romantics.
Play at 3 offers two other nearby Sandals Resorts, which expands your facility options to 20 restaurants, 12 pools, and 10 whirlpools. Included in the resort charges are round-trip transfers between the resorts.
There are different types of accommodation on the resort, and the pick of the bunch is the new over-the-water bungalows, which are placed around the resort’s private island. To provide a window into the underwater wonderland below, see-through glass floors are installed in the bathtub. The outdoor soaking tubs for two and double hammocks intensify the romance.
This establishment is pleased to offer butlers, 24-hour room service, air-conditioning, and smart TVs in all of its bungalows. Other bungalows have infinity pools as well, and water taxis transport guests between the island and the mainland.
From lawn chess and bocce ball to beach volleyball, croquet, and water sports, there are many different activities to choose from. Other water sports, such as SCUBA diving, are included in the rates, which is a great bonus. You can work out in the fitness center, unwind in the spa, or mingle with other birds of a feather at the nearby sister resorts.
The resort’s private island offers an exotic taste of the Far East, with its own Thai restaurant.