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Looking for a luxurious vacation where you can indulge in top tier dining, exciting experiences, and unparalleled relaxation without lifting a finger? High-end, all-inclusive resorts are definitely for you. Gone are the stereotypes of sugary drinks, packed buffets with so-so food, and packs of fussy kids pawing at weary parents.

Instead, at all-inclusive resorts you’ll find tailored menus with meals cooked to perfection, unforgettable excursions and on-property activities, and dedication to elevating your experience from the second you step onto the property. 

A forget-your-worries vacation like this is definitely calling your name, and lucky for you we’ve curated a list of the best all-inclusive resorts in the world that’ll make it happen. We recommend booking your stay at least three months in advance so you have your pick of the best rooms. Also, ask hotel services about whether you need to make dining or excursion reservations.

Grand Velas Riviera Maya, Mexico

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One of Mexico’s top all-inclusive resorts, Grand Velas Riviera Maya is located in the heart of the Yucatan Peninsula. Set amidst lush tropical gardens and overlooking the turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea, this lavish retreat offers guests a perfect blend of natural beauty and modern indulgences with its spacious suites boasting private terraces, plunge pools, and breathtaking views. Guests can choose from eight restaurants, ranging from upscale French at Piaf to creative Caribbean and Mexican classics at Cocina de Autor.

Worth Traveling For: The fusion of ocean and lush tropical jungles, one-of-a-kind luxury excursions, and 24-hour gourmet suite service.

  • Best time to visit: Spring, summer 
  • Rates from: $1200/night 

The Brando, French Polynesia

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The Brando, the brainchild of actor Marlon Brando and Dick Bailey, is an eco-minded luxury resort situated on the breathtaking island of Tetiaroa in French Polynesia. The Brando boasts 35 luxury villas, each with private pools and stunning views of the turquoise waters of the South Pacific.

The resort also has a sustainability focus, using solar panels and deep seawater cooling as part of its commitment to preserving the island’s natural environment. Local produce, grown on-site, is used in all of the restaurants, which boast a French touch thanks to the talents of chef Jean Imbert, an alum of Paris’s Hôtel Plaza Athénée and Maison Christian Dior.

Worth Traveling For: Quiet and secluded luxury, cultural experiences, and some of the bluest waters your eyes will ever see.

  • Best time to visit: Summer, fall 
  • Rates from: $3800/night, 2-night minimum 

Anantara Bazaruto Island Resort, Mozambique

While most travelers looking for luxury all-inclusive resorts flock to the cerulean waters of the Maldives or Caribbean, Mozambique — one of Africa’s best-kept secrets — has a spectacular resort that rivals anything you’ll find elsewhere. 

Anantara Bazaruto Island Resort has all of the typical all-inclusive offerings like snowy white beaches and free-flowing tropical drinks. Guests can also arrange over-the-top experiences like the resort’s “Dining by Design” dinner, where they work with the chef in selecting a special location and dinner menu. Think a deserted sandbank in the Indian Ocean or on a traditional dhow boat. As if Bazaruto Island wasn’t enough of a retreat, guests can also spend a day on a nearby deserted island, snorkeling, sunbathing, and enjoying a BBQ picnic.

Worth Traveling For: Exceptional dining, luxurious villas, and one of the finest wellness spas in the country.

  • Best time to visit: Spring, summer, fall 
  • Rates from: $600/night

Shinta Mani Wild, Cambodia

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Image by Mac Ernelson

Bill Bensley’s incredible all-inclusive luxury tented camp in Cambodia is perched on the edge of a river valley and surrounded by pristine wilderness. Getting there is an adventure unto itself. Guests arrive at Shinta Mani Wild via a 1,300-foot zipline into the camp’s Landing Zone Bar, where they are greeted by the general manager and an aptly named “adventure butler.” In addition to unlimited spa treatments, Shinta Mani Wild offers guests a range of activities and experiences, including guided jungle treks, river kayaking, and wildlife spotting.

Worth Traveling For: Unlimited spa treatments, home-grown gourmet meals, and an adventure-filled getaway. 

  • Best time to visit: Fall, spring 
  • Rates from: $2100/night 

The Point, New York

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Holding the distinction of the first Relais and Châteaux hotel in North America, this private, lakefront Adirondack escape was constructed as a camp for William Avery Rockefeller II in the 1930s. Now, The Point has 11 unique rooms spread across four original log buildings, giving guests a sense of “roughing it,” albeit in extreme style. 

The all-inclusive resort approach means that visitors can genuinely have a carefree stay, enjoying help-yourself beverages spread throughout the property, caviar tastings, boating and fishing activities, and seven-course black-tie dinners held on Wednesday and Saturday nights. 

Worth Traveling For: Cozy sophistication, serene surroundings, and year-round events tailored to the season. 

  • Best time to visit: Year-round
  • Rates from: $2250/night 

Monchique Resort & Spa, Portugal

A true mountain haven for adventurous holidaymakers, Monchique is ideal for those focused on sport and wellness. Its location in the Algarve makes it a top destination for cyclists drawn to Serra de Monchique’s unique microclimate and incredible terrain. All-inclusive vacationers can enjoy meals at Serra, a gourmet restaurant inspired by the mountains, Cascata, a low-key pool bar, and the Mercado Culinario, a sprawling buffet available for breakfast.

Worth Traveling For: A world-class sensorial spa, secluded retreat atmosphere, and stunning views of the Algarve coast.

  • Best time to visit: Spring, fall 
  • Rates from: $800/night

Triple Creek Ranch, Montana

a bedroom at Triple Creek Ranch in Montana
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Set in Montana’s Bitterroot Valley, Triple Creek Ranch’s cozy, luxurious cabins are the ultimate Western retreat. The adults-only U.S. resort takes activities to the next level. Beyond the predictable horseback riding, fly-fishing, and mountain biking, visitors can try their hand at panning for sapphires or crosscut sawing. Book early if you’re planning a summertime visit, but the ranch is open year-round with plenty of adventures on offer.

Worth Traveling For: Easy relaxation, gourmet meals, and a chance to hearken back to the old west in elevated style. 

  • Best time to visit: Year-round
  • Rates from: $1900/night

Jumby Bay, Antigua

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Set on a small island off the coast of Antigua in the Caribbean, the aptly coined Jumby Bay spans 300 acres of tropical paradise. It’s surrounded by pristine white sand beaches, crystal clear waters, and lush greenery, and offers one of the best all-inclusive luxury vacations in the Caribbean.

The 40 suites and 14 villas each have their own charms, with amenities ranging from private pools to outdoor showers — and, of course, breathtaking views of the Caribbean Sea. Intended to feel like your private island home, guests at Jumby Bay enjoy meals using produce from the island and surrounding sea, paired with a rum punch or a glass of Moët. 

Worth Traveling For: Impossibly turquoise waters, an expansive 300-acre property, and included water activities for adults and families.

  • Best time to visit: Winter, spring 
  • Rates from: $2600/night

Ikos Oceania, Halkidiki, Greece

Set on a hilltop on Greece’s stunning Halkidiki peninsula, Ikos Oceania is regarded as one of the country’s best all-inclusive resorts. Nautical-themed rooms feel fresh following a multi-million dollar refurbishment, while amenities include a 1,100-foot-long private sandy beach, water sports, and five different dining options. With its stunning location and exceptional amenities, Ikos Oceania is the perfect choice for a luxury getaway to Greece.

Worth Traveling For: Diverse cultural heritage, pristine soft sand beaches, and epic views from your window. 

  • Best time to visit: Summer, fall  
  • Rates from: $900/night, 5-night minimum