By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon
CJ Travel Editor
If you think staying at an all-inclusive resort means enduring endless uninspiring buffets, it must have been a while since you’ve stayed at one! Today’s generation of all inclusive resorts is leaving the old buffets-and-wristbands model in the dust, elevating the category with elegant dining in refined restaurants that feature cuisine not just from the Caribbean but from all over the world. Now going to dinner doesn’t mean simply traipsing to a cafeteria-style room and gorging on forgettable food. It means truly dining, seated in beautiful spaces and feasting on a la carte options that appeal to all the senses. And these 9 Caribbean gourmet all-inclusives set the standard as the top all inclusives for food right now.
Grand Velas Riviera Maya, Mexico Still the Caribbean’s leading all inclusive for food, this Mexican institution has eight restaurants, each featuring different cuisines from around the world.. Start with a hearty traditional Mayan breakfast at Chaká; exquisite gourmet Mexican at Frida; and don’t miss the tres magnifique brioche stuffed with blue cheese and walnuts at French restaurant, Piaf.