4 All-Inclusive Beach Resorts to Go to on Vacation
Some all-inclusive beach resorts are so stunning, so luxurious, and so memorable that they deserve a spot on your travel bucket list.
You might not think so. In fact, you're probably shaking your head and thinking to yourself that a resort is just a resort and none are any better than the others, but that just isn't true. The location matters even more than the amenities, but they rank right up there, as well. After all, when you book a stay at an all-inclusive resort, you expect some pampering. You expect so many choices that you'll feel fickle during your entire stay. You want a holiday against which to compare all other holidays. You want a vacation that makes every other vacation seem dull. Try one of these places, then. You'll never want to come back home.
Hermitage Bay In Antigua
Hermitage Bay offers its guests “barefoot luxury,” which is the best kind of all. Although there's a tropical opulence about the resort, it's also laid-back, easygoing, and casual, so after a few nights, you start to feel right at home. That's partly because the resort accommodates its guests in 25 of the most charming cottages you can ever hope to see, spread out over 16 beautiful acres of tropical greenery and gardens. A turquoise beach with sugar fine sand fronts the resort. You'll spend your evenings toasting the sunset, swimming in a private plunge pool, or pampering yourself with spa treatments.In fact, this vacation practically guarantees relaxation. In addition to classes for meditation, Pilates, and yoga, you can sip French champagne, go snorkeling, or learn how to kayak. The food is sumptuous and locally sourced, and since your all-inclusive package provides you with three meals and a snack each day, you'll get the chance to try every single dish.
Ikos Oceania In Nea Moudania, Greece
Who says you have to stick to the Caribbean to stay at the best beach resorts? There are all-inclusive vacation spots all around the globe. Why not try a different sea instead? Ikos Oceania is a heavenly resort with views of the mountains and the sea that will take away your breath. It's located on a private bay, and there's something magical about the place—you almost feel like you might look out your window to see the gods and goddesses of ancient times swimming in the Aegean.One of the most adventurous things to do during your vacation is to explore the island of Nea Moudania. The resort makes it easy by offering access to bikes and even kayaks. You can learn the exuberant art of Greek dancing, hike the mountains, or spoil yourself in one of Ikos Oceania's seven treatment rooms, all of which are private. As for your food, well, get ready to feast on an array of Greek delicacies, along with Italian and Asian fare.
One&Only Hayman Island At The Great Barrier Reef In Australia
You can also go down under to discover your all-inclusive holiday dreams. The One&Only Hayman Island deserves a spot on everyone's must-visit list for several reasons. The main one is its location, which is right in the heart of the breathtaking Great Barrier Reef. Specifically, the resort sits right at the northernmost edge of Queensland's Whitsunday Islands. The Coral Sea spreads out behind the resort's rooms, suites, villas, and penthouses, which are also dotted with crystal blue pools, vibrant gardens, and white sand beaches.It's the place to go if you love nature but also adore pampering and languishing in the sun. Guests of One&Only Hayman Island have access to all sorts of Australian wildlife, such as a massive grouper called Jacko, kookaburras, colorful cockatoos, and wallabies. You can learn every water sport you can imagine, plus the local cuisine will bring you to your knees.
Chiva-Som In Hua Hin, Thailand
Thailand has an abundance of gorgeous sights, as well as its fair share of resorts. Chiva-Som is a beach resort fronting the Gulf of Thailand. Located in Hua Hin, it's also close to the Klaikangwon Palace, where Thai kings once spent their summers. As soon as you see the resort, you'll understand why.There's an easy elegance about every indulgence on offer. For instance, you're welcomed with lemongrass tea, after which you consult with a personal advisor who helps you plan the treatments and activities you'll enjoy during your stay. You can try watsu treatments, yoga, tai chi, meditation, and cooking classes. You even have a butler to look after you.
Why settle for a simple hotel room when you can have everything? All-inclusive beach resorts allow you to save money without sacrificing the quality of your vacation—especially these four. So which one are you going to book?