Even amid the challenges of the travel industry, one sector continues to lead demand: all-inclusive resorts. It’s why more major big brands are entering the increasingly competitive sector — all-inclusive resorts are what lots of people are looking for when they plan their vacations.
Because there’s just something about that combination of convenience and comfort that make this segment of resorts increasingly appealing. And that’s nowhere more true than in the Caribbean, an area that continues to redefine what all-inclusive means — and take a word that used to be a mere technical term and turn it into something of a badge of honor.
The 2021 edition of the best all-inclusive resorts brings you our editorial staff’s favorite all-inclusive options in the region, with examining criteria including design, rooms, food, service, ambience, amenities and location.
It should also be noted that all of these resorts are what we like to call exclusively all-inclusive. That means they’re not EP hotels with all-inclusive options available; they’re full-fledged all-inclusives, meaning you get food and beverages included in any room you choose. From gourmet-focused large resorts to tiny, hidden-away boutique hotels, here are the best all-inclusive resorts in the Caribbean right now.
Hammock Cove, Antigua Elite Island Resorts is constantly innovating, and what the company and Chairman Rob Barrett have created here is the ultimate resort for the new realities of travel, with 42 standalone villas in a dramatic cliffside setting near Antigua’s Devil’s Bridge National Park. All of the villas have their own infinity pools and a breezy indoor-outdoor aesthetic; stocked bars, Bluetooth sound systems and, well, they’re the kind of rooms you’ll never want to leave. And that’s precisely the point.