12 Top All-Inclusive Resorts for Romance
Escape to a sophisticated, adults-only retreat with plenty of charm, scenery and superlative amenities.
With intimate atmospheres and top-notch amenities, these resorts deliver gorgeous settings, enticing activities and lavish accommodations at a reasonable price. (Getty Images)
All-inclusive resorts across the globe appeal to couples craving a carefree vacation with picturesque surroundings, quality service and a mix of activity and relaxation. After all, at an all-inclusive, every meal is planned and all aspects of your trip are factored into your nightly rate, enabling you and your better half to unwind and relax. But since some all-inclusive properties are more romantic than others, it's crucial to choose a retreat with added privacy, spectacular views and special experiences. If you're looking for an enchanting all-inclusive getaway where you can turn up the romance, consider these standout resorts, from California to Kenya.
Spice Island Beach Resort
Grenada's Spice Island Beach Resort offers a romantic boutique atmosphere in an all-inclusive AAA Five-Diamond-rated property. Many of the suites are appointed with a pool or outdoor terrace, where couples can take their breakfast while catching a cool ocean breeze. What's more, the on-site spa offers treatments to help couples relax and unwind. Best of all, all meals and drinks are included, making it easy for couples craving a romantic Caribbean getaway to rejoice in not worrying about sweating the details.
Four Seasons Resort, Bora Bora
Bora Bora, French Polynesia
While Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora is known for its overwater bungalows, the property also offers an all-inclusive experience popular with an A-list clientele. In fact, Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux recently spent their honeymoon in one of the Four Season's three-bedroom beachfront villas. Aside from lavish Four Seasons amenities, the property offers sweeping views of Bora Bora, making it one of the most romantic places in the world. Even better, you can plan a convenient trip with one of their all-inclusive packages. All beachfront villas include round-trip airport transfers, all meals on a modified dining plan, a personal villa assistant, a private beach set-up and a stocked bar.
Post Ranch Inn
Big Sur, California
While the property typically does not offer all-inclusive pricing, the Post Ranch Inn is currently offering an enticing all-inclusive package geared toward couples. Due to bridge and road closures near Big Sur, the property can only be accessed via helicopter. As such, they're offering an all-inclusive package with round-trip helicopter transfer high above beautiful Big Sur, along with lodging, four-course dinners, daily light lunch and daily breakfast at a fixed price. The best part? Many suites feature indoor and outdoor tubs, and the resort features two infinity pools that are perfect for romantic moonlit swims.
Royal Hideaway Playacar Resort
Playa del Carmen, Mexico
Royal Hideaway Playacar Resort is tucked away in the prestigious gated community of Playacar in Playa del Carmen. Yet the property is conveniently close to the action, thanks to its location on the famous 10th Avenue. This luxurious adults-only resort offers top-rate service and plenty of privacy in an all-inclusive, hassle-free setting. Couples can enjoy the ocean and pools with no kids competing for space, listen to daily live music, and get pampered with a couples massage under the stars. Best of all, you can eat and drink all you want without ever reaching for your wallet.
Club Med Punta Cana
Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
Club Med Punta Cana offers an all-inclusive adults-only section known as Zen Oasis. Couples can relax in expansive, spa-inspired rooms, and enjoy amenities such as rainfall showers, huge soaking tubs and a private adults-only pool and a quiet beach area designated for grown-ups. Active couples can also get physical with popular Club Med activities including watersports, acrobatics, beach volleyball and more.
Le Blanc Spa Resort
Le Blanc Spa Resort is ideal for couples seeking a romantic tropical setting. The property offers 260 rooms, each with panoramic ocean views and enticing amenities. Relax in one of the infinity pools or your private Jacuzzi, or enjoy one of the resort's five fine-dining restaurants and bars for an epic meal, without worrying about paying a steep price tag.
Magee Homestead is part of the Brush Creek Luxury Ranch Collection. Situated on 7,000 acres of historic ranchlands in beautiful and tranquil Wyoming, the property boasts nine individual cabins, a private lodge, outdoor pools and cabanas, and a versatile suite of spa experiences tailored to couples seeking romance. The property is open to adults ages 21 and older, and offers all-inclusive pricing, with lodging, fitness classes, gourmet chef-prepared cuisine and premium beer, wines, and spirit covered in the rate.
Kokomo Island Resort
Fiji is already known for romance, but its newest luxury all-inclusive resort, Kokomo Island Resort, might elevate any romantic getaway to the South West Pacific nation. The property, which just opened in April of 2017, features exquisite dining, tropical cocktails, and plenty of adventure above and below the sea level. What's more, the 140-acre private sanctuary is part of Small Luxury Hotels of the World collection which means it meets the highest standards for luxury and opulence. Couples can get away from it all while enjoying locally sourced meals and beautiful landscapes.
The Lodge at Woodlock
The Lodge at Woodloch is an award-winning destination spa resort located just 95 miles from New York City. As an all-inclusive property, the Lodge offers intimate garden dinners prepared by on-site executive chefs, forest bathing spa treatments, and an array of wellness-oriented outdoor activities such as open air painting and yoga. With the beautiful Poconos Mountains as the backdrop, guests can enjoy excellent cuisine and complete privacy in a serene mountain setting.
At Kenya's Angama Mara safari lodge, you may recall romantic scenes from the Academy Award-winning 1985 film "Out of Africa." Today, couples can enjoy the beauty and serenity for themselves. This luxury resort, comprised of 30 tented guest suites, sits on the edge of Oloololo Escarpment and boasts outstanding views of the wildlife below. Enjoy all safaris, meals and drinks in one all-inclusive price while creating once-in-a-lifetime memories in the heart of Africa.
Dunton Hot Springs
Dunton Hot Springs is a small and exclusive resort set in the Colorado Rockies. The property's old-school cabins have been transformed into 12 romantic and well-appointed rooms that are ideal for stressed-out city slickers looking to escape it all. With a spa and natural mineral hot springs, couples can relax, unwind and recharge together. Rates include three meals a day with most drinks, unlimited access to the on-site hot springs, and rustic, yet stylish accommodations in a picturesque mountain setting.
Vermejo Park Ranch
Raton, New Mexico
Part of the Ted Turner Expeditions portfolio, Vermejo Park Ranch offers eco-conscious lodging for couples who love romance and wilderness travel exploration. At the ranch, couples can admire the area's impressive wildlife populations, including elk, deer, antelope and bison. Nightly rates include meals and non-guided activities such as horseback riding, fishing, biking, archery and hiking. Even better, it's easy to get away from it all and reconnect with each other while communing in the great outdoors at the 590,000-acre reserve.
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