Discover top all-inclusive retreats opening across Mexico and the Caribbean.
While the all-inclusive vacation concept is nothing novel, each property offers its own benefits, pricing plans and version of paradise. Some all-inclusives are known for their striking beachfront scenery or family-friendly atmosphere, while others are celebrated for their superior dining, vibrant nightlife and outstanding amenities. If you're looking to try a new resort and enjoy a hassle-free holiday that's kind to your wallet, fortunately, there are plenty of spots to try that cater to a variety of traveler types, needs and budgets. Here are 10 all-inclusive properties that recently opened or are scheduled to debut next year to keep on your radar.
Waves Hotel & Spa, Barbados
Opened in August 2016, Waves Hotel & Spa by Elegant Hotels offers a high-end all-inclusive experience. With an adult-themed wing, an on-site spa and top-notch dining options, Waves is the perfect destination for a romantic or fun-filled family getaway. You and the kids can take advantage of the pool and idyllic beachfront and enjoy water sports, which are included in the nightly room rate, starting at $300.
Breathless Riviera Cancun Resort & Spa
Breathless Riviera Cancun Resort & Spa became the area's premier adults-only retreat in May 2016. This property boasts 526 suites, all of which have terraces and Jacuzzis, 24-hour dining, 20 restaurants and bars and three themed pools. Here, you can enjoy a tranquil oceanfront, get pampered with an on-site massage or facial or simply relax. Nightly room rates start at $400.
Hyatt Ziva Cancun
This all-ages resort opened in January 2016 with 547 rooms, 17 on-site eateries and a 270-degree view of the Cancun surf. Surrounded by ocean on three sides, the Hyatt Ziva Cancun was built to satisfy all ages and family sizes with amenities catering to a variety of travel preferences and tastes. Take a dip in the Caribbean Sea, enjoy a handcrafted beer brewed on-site or relax in your personal pool as you gaze at the stars. Nightly rates start at around $500.
Royalton Blue Waters
Montego Bay, Jamaica
Opening in October 2016, the Royalton Blue Waters sits on prime beachfront real estate in Montego Bay. With a location next door to its sister resort, the Royalton White Sands, guests can enjoy fun for all ages at both properties. Relax in a lazy river, splash around with the kids at an on-site splash park and enjoy the 11 upscale restaurants and bars. And when you're ready for a break, drop the kids off for supervised fun at the shared Kids Adventure Program. Nightly all-inclusive rates start at around $400.
Royalton Negril and Hideaway at Royalton Negril
Royalton Negril and Hideaway at Royalton Negril offer postcard-worthy views along one of Jamaica's most picturesque beachfront settings. Scheduled to open in January 2017, these all-inclusive resorts complement one another in more way than one. While Royalton Negril offers a family-friendly atmosphere and amenities, the Hideaway at Royalton Negril is an adults-only outpost; guests can take advantage of amenities and dining venues at both retreats. Whichever property you choose, you'll have access to Negril's Seven Mile Beach. Nightly rates start at $392 per night.
Nickelodeon Hotels & Resorts
Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
Kids who love Nickelodeon will squeal with delight upon landing at the new Nickelodeon Hotels & Resorts all-inclusive outpost in Punta Cana. This family-friendly retreat opened in June 2016 and offers character-themed activities, fun for the kids and daily supervised activities. Its modern design and gourmet dining options make it a splurge for adults, too. All-inclusive nightly rates start at around $350, and select promotions allow kids to stay free.
Grand Velas Los Cabos
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
Set on Mexico's Baja California Peninsula, the Grand Velas Los Cabos offers 306 ocean-facing suites, plunge pools, five gourmet restaurants and a wealth of relaxation-inducing amenities. Enjoy on-site spa treatments, beach concierge services, exercise programs and leisurely afternoons at one of four of the resort's pools while you soak up the area's picturesque and tranquil surroundings. This property is slated in open in late 2016, with nightly rates starting at around $750 per person.
Warwick Paradise Island Bahamas
Opening in September 2016, Warwick Paradise Island Bahamas is a new four-star, adults-only property with 250 guest rooms, all-inclusive pricing and a wealth of restaurants, bars and amusements to keep you entertained. Adjacent to the sprawling Atlantis Resort complex, Warwick will offer plenty of fun without an enormous price tag. Nightly rates start at $371 for reservations booked by Nov. 15, 2016.
Royalton St. Lucia and Hideaway at the Royalton St. Lucia
Slated to open in January of 2017, the Royalton St. Lucia and its adults-only wing – Hideaway Royalton at the St. Lucia – sit among lush landscapes in the lovely Cap Estate. In addition to taking in St. Lucia's breathtaking views, guests can dine at nine restaurants, check out numerous bars and soak up the sun along the pristine, white-sand beach. Best of all, rooms are appointed with complimentary Wi-Fi access, rain showers and a terrace or balcony. Nightly rates start at around $390.
UNICO Hotel Riviera Maya
Riviera Maya, Mexico
This adults-only, all-inclusive resort will offer a premier location between Tulum and Playa del Carmen, a breathtaking beachfront and gourmet dining options, including a rotating chef restaurant concept, once it opens its doors in the first quarter of 2017. Book a treatment at the state-of-the-art wellness center, enjoy handcrafted cocktails or partake in immersive excursions to explore lesser-visited parts of the region. Average nightly rates will start at $630 per room (based on double occupancy).