You wake at 7 a.m. for sunrise yoga, saunter to the breakfast buffet, eat too much, and take your time sipping on freshly brewed coffee. Then you head to the beach of your Caribbean all-inclusive resort, where a pleasant fellow sets up your beach umbrella and brings you a mid-morning Mai Tai. (It is vacation, after all.) A few pages into your book, you decide to take a kayak out to sea, and as you paddle you catch a glimpse of some turtles bobbing their heads just above the water’s surface. 

Back on the beach, you order lunch, then hightail it to a cooking demonstration, printmaking workshop, and rum tasting—in that order. You’re tired, but it’s nothing a float in your personal plunge pool won’t cure, which is something you do before picking up your younger children from the kids’ club before scouting your older children on the tennis court and seeking out your husband in the cigar connoisseur’s class for dads. Once everyone’s together again, you play a quick round of beach volleyball as you watch the sunset. 

For dinner, you have seven restaurants to choose from. After a quick vote, the steak and lobster joint wins, and you finish out the meal with an ice cream sundae customized to everyone’s liking. As you walk back to your suite after dinner, you hear some Reggae tunes, and all your happy feet dance their way to the evening concert. 

A jam-packed, luxurious day like this might sound impossible, but at Caribbean all-inclusive resorts it’s not just doable — it’s encouraged. And aside from slipping staff tips and indulging in extra excursions, all your food, drink, and activities are included in the cost of your stay. 

Intrigued? We’ve rounded up some of the best all-inclusive resorts in the Caribbean islands so you can soak up the fun, too. Whether you’re seeking a retreat with some spectacular Caribbean snorkeling spots or are looking for a top-tier culinary destination in the Caribbean islands, there a stay for everyone here.

Jamaica All-Inclusive: The Caves Hotel

Island Outpost music mogul Chris Blackwell’s coterie of resorts in sunny Jamaica includes The Caves Hotel, an enclave cradled in the westernmost tip of the island nation in Negril. Brandishing just 13 exclusive accommodations amongst its 10 acres — including cottages, suites, and one remarkable villa settled atop Negril’s naturally formed volcanic caves with views of the turquoise Caribbean Sea — the intimate retreat lies near Jamaica’s central hub, yet feels sequestered and further flung. An adults only Caribbean resort with paths twisting up a hill, The Caves features several jump-in points, including one at 30 feet. 

  • Don’t Miss: The candle-lit Blackwell Rum Bar is composed of two of the many grottos within the cliff face. 
  • Booking Tip: The Two-Bedroom Ocean View Cottage gives resort-goers more space, and the connecting balcony between the rooms hovers just above the sea.
  • Pricing: Rooms start at $560/night 

Curaçao All-Inclusive: Sandals Royal Curaçao

Sandals Royal Curaçao reigns as the brand’s most lavishly luxurious and romantic property to date. While some retreats offer guests complimentary golf carts, this fun Caribbean resort instead provides Mini Cooper convertibles for occupants staying in top suites. 

In your own vehicle and on your own schedule, you can revel in the delights of the island—a tropical haven known for its coves, secluded sexy Caribbean beaches, peerless diving, and pastel-painted colonial houses. Back on property, pamper yourself with butler service and a dip in a personal pool at the Awa Seaside Butler Bungalows, which is located on the beach with private infinity pools. Or opt for the Kurason Island Poolside Butler Bungalows, which surround a lagoon-like pool anchored by a heart-shaped, man-made island. 

Around the haven, loll about the bi-level Dos Awa infinity pool, nosh from the menus offered at three seaside food trucks and/or eight restaurants, and enjoy a range of thrilling water sports, including scuba diving at 70+ island hot spots. 

  • Don’t Miss: Sandals Royal Curaçao has partnered with local restaurants for its innovative, complimentary “Island Inclusive” program,” a dine-off site option that allows guests to explore the local food scene at a range of atmospheric eateries.
  • Booking Tip: Opt for a swim-up suite to keep a cool and refreshing dip as easy as walking out onto the back patio of your bungalow.
  • Pricing: Rooms start at $319/night 

Antigua All-Inclusive: Hermitage Bay

The scent of frangipani sets the mood at this privately owned sanctum on Antigua, a Caribbean island known for its 365 bone-white sandy beaches. Created as a labor of love in a hidden nook as evocative as a postcard, the retreat features 30 stand alone suites — 13 of them planted right on the beach. 

Guests can enjoy sailing, tours of the Caribbean resort’s own organic garden, scuba diving, daily Pilates and yoga fill days, interspersed with meals that authentically reflect Antiguan cuisine and sips of premium tipple. Ask the kitchen to make you a picnic to nosh before heading out to enjoy all the many things to do in the Caribbean islands.

  • Don’t Miss: Join the local fishermen amid the mangroves, where you can pick out cockles with your feet then return to the resort to cook them with the chef.
  • Booking Tip: For a cozy getaway tucked into the island’s lush green foliage, book the Seaview Garden Suite.
  • Pricing: Rooms start at $1350/night

Turks & Caicos All-Inclusive: Ambergris Cay

An Aerial Beach View of All-Inclusive Caribbean Resort, Ambergris Cay, Located in Turks & Caicos.
Beachfront Pool Suites at Ambergris Cay, Courtesy of Ambergris

Haven’t you always dreamed of being stranded with your special someone on a deserted island? Only instead of only being allowed to pick three items to survive with, you have access to everything your heart could desire. 

Achieve that life goal at Ambergris Cay, a private island paradise in the archipelagic British Overseas Territory of Turks & Caicos. An ultimate diver’s paradise with some of the bluest water on earth, Turks’ islands brim with coral and marine life. You’ll find the best of the destination at Ambergris Cay, a three-mile long haven all its own. For couples, ten beachfront suites await, each with wrap-around verandahs and plunge pools. Snorkel, bike ride, sip tropical drinks — it’s all part of the package.

  • Don’t Miss: Staff will pack you a lunch and drop you off at an even tinier island for a private picnic — or catch a boat ride to the nearby floating Tiki Bar.
  • Booking Tip: If you’re staying with a family or large group — or simply want to spoil yourself with the extra space — opt for one of the multi-bedroom villas. 
  • Pricing: Rooms start at $2800/night 

Dominica All-Inclusive: Fort Young Hotel & Dive Resort

Outdoors lovers swoon over Dominica, a wonderland of unspoiled nature, sometimes called “Nature Island,” for its outstanding attributes, including the world’s second largest hot spring. Spurred by its setting, Fort Young Hotel & Dive Resort, the island’s landmark waterfront resort, digs deeply into local culture with its “​​All-Inclusive, Island-Included” program. 

Besides the promised house libations, massages, meals, and on-site waterspouts, the five night minimum package also incorporates all of the top things to do in the Caribbean: hiking, snorkeling, and walking tours around the island, plus stops at local bakeries and rum shops. Trips to hot springs, guided hikes to Trafalgar Falls, Lionfish hunting, snorkeling jaunts by boat are just some of the stellar offerings. 

  • Don’t Miss: Upgrade your stay to include an unforgettable swim with the resident sperm whales. 
  • Booking Tip: True to its name, the Oceanfront Rooms offer some impressive sweeping views of the island’s sparkling blue waters.
  • Pricing: Room start at $200/night 

Barbados All-Inclusive: O2 Beach Club & Spa

Turquoise Waters and Sandy Beaches at O2 Beach Club & Spa, an Caribbean All-Inclusive Resort in Barbados.
Images Courtesy of O2 Beach Club & Spa

Learn to play the steel pan drum at O2 Beach Club & Spa on Barbados, an island revered as the birthplace of rum. It’s one of the destination’s newest retreats, and is situated on the South Coast of the island. 

O2’s unique concept makes this a super fun Caribbean resort for people looking for an adventurous getaway. Your stay includes jeep tours, horseback riding, snorkeling and a slew of other activities. The 130 guestrooms, suites, and villas fall into three categories, each with a distinct mood. Choose adults-only luxury for its bright decor, larger suites, and swim-up rooms. Six dining outlets and seven bars tempt, as do three swimming pools, especially rooftop Brisa. 

  • Don’t Miss: Teeing off at a nearby golf course is included.
  • Booking Tip: You’ll get a little extra space by booking the concierge 1 bedroom Ocean Front Suite, which includes a residential-style kitchen, a large furnished balcony, and a separate sitting room with a queen sleeper sofa.
  • Pricing: Room start at $500/night 

St. Lucia All-Inclusive: Calabash Cove Resort and Spa

A View of the Jungle and Beach at Calabash Cove Resort and Spa, One of the Best All-Inclusive Caribbean Resorts.
Image Courtesy by Calabash Cove Resort and Spa

St. Lucia turns heads with its eye-popping Pitons, two mystically shaped volcanic spires and soothes with its volcano-heated Sulphur Springs. But to best enjoy its beachy virtues, book a stay at Calabash Cove Resort and Spa. Crowning a hill, framed by the lush rainforest, the property descends to a perfect coconut tree-shaded beach. Cut a rug in the dining room, where the hideaways’ signature red piano accompanies the talents of local musicians.  

  • Don’t Miss: St. Lucia is famous for its cacao. Experience it via a Chocolate Scrub in the spa.
  • Booking Tip: Take advantage of Calabash’s “Unconditional All-Inclusive” plan, which includes more gourmet add-ons, such as whole lobsters and fine liquors and wines.
  • Pricing: Room start at $365/night 

Curaçao All-Inclusive: Mangrove Beach Corendon Curacao All-Inclusive Resort

The color of the ocean that rims the Dutch island of Curaçao matches the blue of its island-made liqueur of the same name. Sip it at Mangrove Beach Corendon Curacao, which is perhaps one of the best all-inclusive resorts in the Caribbean for families seeking a festive, adventure-filled vacation. 

Not only is it chock full of dining venues that’ll satisfy all sorts of picky taste buds, but the getaway thrills with its six-slide Aqua Park. You and the kids can scream through the twisty Free Fall Aquatube, and spin down the terrifying Cobra King, which spits sliders out of a snake’s mouth at the bottom.  On-site scuba, volleyball, live music day and night, and classes such as Zumba and Aerobics add to the fun. 

  • Don’t Miss: The thatched-roofed outdoor spa cabanas are not included in the price but absolutely worth the extra fee. 
  • Booking Tip: If you’re bringing the kids along to this Caribbean all-inclusive resort, book the Oceanview room with one king bed and two single beds.
  • Pricing: Room start at $560/night