15 Amazing and Affordable All-Inclusive Resorts for a Stress-Free Vacation

We get it. You need out. 

You need an escape now and you don’t want to have to think about every little detail. You just want to be able to relax and enjoy your time off. 

This is where an all-inclusive vacation really comes in handy. Everything is already taken care of.  

All you have to do is book it and show up.

Although some all-inclusive resorts are the height of luxury, sometimes you’re looking for a getaway on short notice and you haven’t had the time to really save and budget.

Luckily there are still plenty of affordable options that will show you that you don’t have to compromise on service and amenities just because you’re working with a smaller budget. 

Still, with so many options to choose from, it can be a stressful ordeal to decide where to go.

If this sounds like you, we’ve got you covered. We’ve rounded up the best affordable all-inclusive resorts that will give you an enjoyable and carefree vacation without breaking the bank.

So sit back, relax, and worry no more.

Bahamas

Hotel Riu Palace Paradise Island

Swim up bar at the all-inclusive Hotel Riu Palace Paradise Island
Credit: RIU Hotels and Resorts

All-inclusive and strictly an adults-only hotel, Hotel Riu Palace Paradise is set along the beautiful turquoise waters and white sand beach of Paradise Island. 

This is an affordable alternative if you’re looking for a beachfront resort that’s within proximity to Atlantis Bahamas.

You’ll be close to the casino, nightclubs, and the Aquaventure and marine exhibits at Atlantis while enjoying lower rates. 

In addition, you can indulge in a day of relaxation at the sauna, spend your day parasailing or doing other daytime activities, enjoy the sea view from the balcony of your room, or even party with the lively crowd at one of the resort’s outdoor swimming pools. 

All that activity is sure to make you hungry, so grab a bite to eat at any of the five restaurants at Hotel Riu Palace Paradise Island.

From gourmet dining to casual buffets and fusion cuisine, you’re sure to find something delicious.

  • Prices: Rates start at $175 per person per night, but may vary depending on the accommodation type and travel dates. For more information, visit the Hotel Riu Palace Paradise Island website.

  • Adults-Only: Yes

  • Family-Friendly: No

Breezes Resort and Spa Bahamas

Property and swimming pools at the Breezes Bahamas All-Inclusive Resort
Credit: Breezes Resort & Spa Bahamas

Cable Beach is known to be one of the best beaches in Nassau, Bahamas, and Breezes Resort & Spa happens to be right on it. 

The real standout however, is the property’s “super inclusive” approach.

Guests can enjoy concierge services, unlimited free-flowing drinks and cocktails, meals and snacks, live nightly entertainment, and an endless list of land and water activities without any hidden fees or charges.

On top of this, tipping is not allowed. Unlike many resorts, the price you are quoted is indeed the price you will pay.

No end-of-trip surprises here.

Aside from the amazing super inclusive package, guests will also love the deluxe accommodations. You can choose between rooms with garden views, pool views, or scenic ocean views. 

And for those who want to be at the beach 24/7, Breezes Bahamas also offers beachfront patio rooms.

You’ll have direct access to the powdery white sand beach once you step out through the sliding glass doors.

When it comes to dining options, those with food allergies or restrictions can rest easy knowing that most can be accommodated as long as advance notice is given.

  • Prices: Breezes Bahamas is currently promoting their Spring Sale 2020 where you can get rates for as low as $124 per person per night if you book by July 31, 2020. Rates vary depending on the accommodation type and travel dates. To read more about this offer, visit the Breezes Resort & Spa Bahamas website.

  • Adults-Only: No

  • Family-Friendly: Children who are 14 years or older are allowed at the resort.

Lighthouse Pointe at Grand Lucayan Resort

Aside from land and water sports, this beachfront resort in Grand Bahama also offers unlimited golf at the 18-hole Reef Club golf course as part of their all-inclusive package.

If you’re a golf lover, then this is the resort for you. 

The property also has a massive 25,000 square foot fitness facility with a yoga center, and features a full-service spa. 

Dining options include a variety of Bahamian delicacies for those looking to sample the local cuisine, as well as themed dinners. 

Most of the rooms have balconies or patios with views of the island, marina, and the ocean. Activities for children are also available but certain fees may apply.

  • Prices: Rates start at $189 per night depending on the travel dates, type of accommodation and number of guests. You may check out great deals at any of their partner travel sites or contact the property directly at +1 242-373-1333. Currently, the best rate can be found by booking through Google directly.

  • Adults-Only: No

  • Family-Friendly: Yes

Dominican Republic

Iberostar Selection Hacienda Dominicus

Iberostar Selection Hacienda Dominicus All-Inclusive Resort
Credit: Iberostar Selection Hacienda Dominicus/Iberostar Group

Iberostar Selection Hacienda Dominicus is a 5-star all-inclusive resort located on a private beach in Bayahibe. It offers a wide array of food and beverage options at the property’s seven restaurants and 24-hour room service.

There are plenty of fun activities for families or couples to enjoy, spacious rooms, multilingual staff, stunning gardens, and evening entertainment.

But what makes this resort unique is its Wave of Change movement.

As part of this movement, they show their care for the environment by promoting responsible seafood consumption and replacing all single-use plastics in the rooms and restaurants with more environment-friendly alternatives.

They also maintain a coral reef laboratory and nursery to contribute positive changes to the oceans and the climate. 

Excellent amenities, highly rated, family-friendly, and environmentally responsible. What more could you ask for in a resort?

  • Prices: All-inclusive rates vary from $209-$528 per night. Check the Iberostar Hotels & Resorts site for more details and information.

  • Adults-Only: No

  • Family-Friendly: With its Star Camp program that has fun and engaging activities for kids that will also teach them a thing or two about marine life, this is one of our top picks for a family vacation.

Vista Sol Punta Cana Beach Resort & Spa

Whether you’re a water sports enthusiast, a couple on a romantic getaway or a family traveling with kids, this all-inclusive resort may be just what you’re looking for. 

Located in one of UNESCO’s top 10 most beautiful beaches in the world, Vista Sol Punta Cana Beach Resort & Spa has an Aquatic Sports Center that offers professional diving classes, snorkeling, kayaking, and other non-motorized water sports. 

Also included in the package is the mini-club for kids to enjoy plenty of fun-filled and supervised activities from 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. 

For an extra yet worthwhile fee, the resort also offers romantic dinner arrangements and special room amenities that can be booked in advance for a more relaxed and intimate setting for you and your significant other. 

Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Punta Cana

Another exciting option in the Dominican Republic is the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Punta Cana. 

Although their signature rock and roll vibe and music-themed decor might make you think that this resort is just for partygoers, they also offer amenities and activities that cater to couples and families.

Some of these amenities include the Kids Club and Kidz Bop experience, 13 luxurious pools, plenty of dining options, spa treatments, honeymoon packages, and so much more.

Haven’t decided on dates yet?

You can take advantage of their Save Now, Stay Later open voucher deal so you can lock in the price and choose your travel dates at a later time. You may also buy the vouchers as a gift for someone else. 

  • Prices: Rates start at $855 for a 3-night all-inclusive vacation package. Other vacation packages are available at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Punta Cana website.

  • Adults-Only: No

  • Family-Friendly: Yes

St. Lucia

Windjammer Landing Villa Beach Resort

Windjammer Landing Villa Beach Resort
Credit: Andrew Wyton

With 64,000 square feet of plush pristine white sand beach and spacious ocean view accommodations with private plunge pools, you can never go wrong with Windjammer Landing Villa Beach Resort. 

If that weren’t enough, the resort also matches you with a personal ambassador who will be your personal concierge during your stay. 

This Mediterranean-themed all-inclusive resort will keep kids happily preoccupied with the supervised activities at the Jacquot Fun Club while their parents relax on the beach. 

You can also choose from any of the fun and exciting daily activities such as Coconut Bowling, banana boat rides, and pool volleyball to name a few.

  • Prices: All-inclusive rates start at $552 per night for two adults. More detailed pricing information can be found at the Windjammer Landing Villa Beach Resort website.

  • Adults-Only: No

  • Family-Friendly: Yes

Bay Gardens Beach Resort & Spa

This 72-room mid-range resort is located right on Reduit Beach and is close to the lively scenes of Rodney Bay Village.

It’s perfect for guests who are looking to explore the restaurants, bars, and shops close by. 

Their all-inclusive package includes access to their Dine Around program, daily complimentary spa treatment, and unlimited passes to Splash Island Water Park for guests who stay 7 nights or more.

A daily activities calendar offering guided hikes, Pilates sessions, and sunset tai chi is sure to please those looking to stay fit during their vacation.

If your ideal vacation includes relaxing as much as possible, you can opt for a massage under a beachside gazebo instead.

  • Prices: Rates start as low as $177 per person per night, excluding taxes and service charges. Visit the Bay Gardens Beach Resort & Spa website for more details.

  • Adults-Only: No

  • Family-Friendly: Yes

Coco Palm Resort

Coco Palm Resort is located in the heart of Rodney Bay Village, close to the bars and restaurants.

If you want easy access to nightlife, then this is the resort for you.

Although this boutique hotel is not located on the actual beach, it’s just a short walk to Reduit Beach. You can also book one of their Luxe Swim Up rooms and wade in their large free form pool, straight from your terrace.

Judging by their cheap prices, you might not expect much in terms of looks but this hotel’s style and decor can go toe to toe with resorts that are twice the price.

The colorful French-Caribbean flair is sure to put you in an island state of mind.

  • Prices: All-inclusive rates start at $225 per night for two adults. Check out the Coco Palm Resort website for more details.

  • Adults-Only: No

  • Family-Friendly: Yes

Mexico

Hotel Riu Caribe

Affordable all-inclusive resorts. Pictured here is the Hotel Riu Caribe.
Credit: RIU Hotels and Resorts

Right on the beach in the party capital of Mexico, Cancun, lies Hotel Riu Caribe. This popular hotel welcomes families, couples and spring breakers.

The resort serves meals and drinks 24 hours a day and offers daily activities and entertainment for all ages.

Kids can partake in the RiuLand program and a variety of watersports, while adults can enjoy live evening shows and dancing in the Pacha club. 

All the rooms, from standard size to the suites, have balconies with amazing views of the ocean. They also come equipped with a beverage dispenser and a fully stocked minibar that’s included in the all-inclusive package. 

  • Prices: Rates start as low as $85 per person per night for a minimum of 3 nights depending on the travel dates and type of accommodation. More details can be found on the Hotel Riu Caribe website.

  • Adults-Only: No

  • Family-Friendly: Yes

Royal Solaris Los Cabos

If the party atmosphere of Cancun is not your style, Royal Solaris Los Cabos might be a better fit. 

Located in San José del Cabo, this hacienda-style resort offers family-friendly amenities, themed parties, and affordable all-inclusive rates to make your stay in Mexico an unforgettable one. 

Despite having a prime beachfront location, the ocean is unfortunately not ideal for swimming due to the strong riptides.

But the property does have four major pools that guests can enjoy, one of which has a mini water park where kids can play to their heart’s content. 

The all-inclusive plan covers all food and drinks around the resort as well as day and evening activities and entertainment.

If you’re looking for a bit of luxury, you can upgrade your room to one with an ocean view and a jetted tub.

  • Prices: Rates start at $184 per night, but vary depending on the type of accommodation and travel dates. More detailed information can be found at the Royal Solaris Los Cabos website.

  • Adults-Only: No

  • Family-Friendly: Yes

The Explorean Cozumel

Travelers seeking adventure and island exploration will love this all-inclusive experiential resort. 

Located in Cozumel, an island off the coast of the Yucatán Peninsula, this property has 56 minimalist rooms without TVs. 

While the lack of TVs might be a deal-breaker for some, most guests appreciate being disconnected and unplugged from the outside world. 

The Explorean Cozumel focuses on providing exciting adventures and experiences, and their all-inclusive package reflects that.

It includes activities such as guided tours to archaeological sites, sailboat rides, dune buggies, and expeditions in the tropical jungle. Guests are encouraged to explore and learn more about the island.

There’s also an outdoor pool and hot tub while the beach is only a 3-minute walk away. 

  • Prices: Rates start at $260 per night depending on the type of accommodation and travel dates. More detailed information can be found on the Explorean Hotels website.

  • Adults-Only: No

  • Family-Friendly: While children are welcomed at this property, it’s tailored more towards adults and families with older kids.

Jamaica

Grand Palladium Jamaica Resort & Spa

All-Inclusive Resort Grand Palladium Jamaica Resort & Spa
Credit: Grand Palladium Jamaica Resort & Spa

Nestled in a secluded area away from the bustling Montego Bay is the Grand Palladium Jamaica Resort & Spa. 

This all-inclusive resort houses an 86,000 square foot swimming pool complex considered to be the largest in Jamaica. It also has a spa and a fitness center that’s larger than those of its neighboring resorts along the north shore. 

You can enjoy both local and international cuisine at the resort’s eleven restaurants. And you won’t want to miss out on the swim up bar located in the main pool.

Kids will love the outdoor playground, splash pool, and the supervised activities at the Kids Club.

  • Prices: Rates start at $235 per night but vary depending on the travel dates and type of accommodation. For more information, visit the Grand Palladium Jamaica Resort & Spa website.

  • Adults-Only: No

  • Family-Friendly: Yes

Moon Palace Jamaica

Lobby of the Moon Palace Jamaica Resort
Credit: Moon Palace Jamaica

Getting that luxurious Vegas vibe while in Jamaica is surprisingly possible when you’re at the Moon Palace Jamaica. This gated beachfront resort has such sprawling and extravagant interiors that you’ll feel like a VIP the moment you step in the lobby. 

The hotel’s facilities, such as the kid’s playroom, gym, and spa, are top-tier and state-of-the-art.

Aside from their four pools, they also have a kids’ water park area and a wave simulator where you can show off or learn some surfing skills. 

Guests can choose to dine at the resort’s restaurants or opt to take advantage of the 24-hour room service.

We have to say, there’s nothing better than enjoying a good meal while taking in the view from your room’s private balcony. 

  • Prices: Rates vary from $348 per night including taxes. For more information, visit the Moon Palace Jamaica website.

  • Adults-Only: No

  • Family-Friendly: Yes 

Azul Beach Resort Negril by Karisma

Swim up bar at the Azul Beach Resort Negril in Jamaica
Credit: Karisma Hotels & Resorts

When you want to go on a vacation after working hard all year long, you either go five-star or go home. You deserve to treat yourself to an all-inclusive vacation in Azul Beach Resort Negril. 

Located on Jamaica’s most famous beach, Negril Seven Mile Beach, this resort offers world-class dining. You’ll enjoy gourmet international offerings followed by nightly entertainment.

Get pampered in their Vassa Spa and relax in the gorgeous and spacious ocean view suites or upgrade to a swim up suite.

While there are a variety of land and water activities that families and kids can enjoy, the hotel also has a dedicated adults-only section.

Honeymooners or couples on a romantic getaway will want to reserve a suite in this section.

  • Prices: Rates start at $434 per night but may vary depending on the dates and type of accommodation. For more information, visit the Azul Beach Resort Negril website.

  • Adults-Only: No, but there is an adults-only section available.

  • Family-Friendly: Yes 

We’d like to hear from you

Which of these resorts would you want to stay at next? Do you have a favorite affordable all-inclusive resort that didn’t make the list? Let us know in the comments below!

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