[mks_dropcap style=”circle” size=”52″ bg_color=”#44b4ba” txt_color=”#ffffff”]T[/mks_dropcap]he all-inclusive resort has a worry-free mentality practically built into the room rate. Travelers have long enjoyed the bliss of the all-inclusive resort – just imagine: you don’t have to pull out your wallet every time you dine, fancy a drink or indulge in the amenities. But the very best thing about these kinds of resorts is unequivocally their enviable locales. Many of these outfits are set up in remote perches that are in high demand for their stunning views, luxe feel and exclusive locations. Check these gems out – and good luck resisting the urge to completely drain your bank account.
Ranked by TripAdvisor as the best all-inclusive resort in the world for 2016, the Luxury Bahia Principe Cayo Levantado occupies its very own tropical island in the Dominican Republic – the only resort in the DR that can make such claims. Located off the Samana Peninsula on the east end of the island, this all-inclusive resort offers much more than its exclusive address – other perks include boat transport to the hotel, 24-hour room service, a fully stocked minibar refreshed daily, scuba diving in the pool, access to countless water sports and unlimited á la carte dinners. Luxury Bahia Principe Cayo Levantado boasts 268 rooms, two pools, six restaurants, four bars and a spa. Hold on while we sell all of our belongings and live here forever.
Settled on the edge of the Balcones Canyonlands Preserve in Texas Hill Country, Travaasa Austin easily ranks among the best all-inclusive resorts in the world. Condé Nast Traveler voted Travaasa Austin one of the top 100 hotels in the world in 2015. Surrounded by ancient live oaks, the resort offers some more unusual perks than other all-inclusive establishments. Guests can enjoy activities like mechanical bull riding workout classes and horseback riding. In addition, guests are treated to a breakfast, lunch and dinner each day prepared by their in-house top chef.
Located in the heart of Halkidiki, the blue Aegean Sea surrounds the resort, voted one of the top 25 inclusive resorts in Europe in 2015 by TripAdvisor. Guests can enjoy the private beach that spans nearly 400-feet as well as the unique organized events for children, a spa and four á la carte restaurants. Some other activities include kayaking, playing tennis and windsurfing. Ikos Oceania has 298 rooms and suites, each with their own private balcony.
Royal Davui Island Resort
Some of the best all-inclusive resorts take you far away from the rest of the world. The Royal Davui Island Resort in Fiji does just that, as it is only reachable by helicopter or boat. The resort sits on Fiji’s Beqa Lagoon and features 16 private villas across 10 acres of tropical landscape. Each villa even comes with its own private pool! The adult-only resort lends itself to a wide range of activities like snorkeling and sea kayaking. The all-inclusive rate provides its guests with all meals, room service, weekly Kava ceremonies and use of all of the resort’s non-motorized watersport activities and other island treks.
The Palms Zanzibar
It is easy to see why Travel+Leisure named The Palms Zanzibar one of the world’s most romantic resorts. This exclusive private resort sits on the tropical island of Zanzibar in Tanzania. The Palms is made up of just 6 villas for a more personalized experience. Each comes with a private outdoor pool. All-inclusive rates include a full meal plan. Guests can partake in a wealth of activities such as diving, Swahili lessons, palm weaving classes and cooking classes.
Whether you’re more the mechanical bull riding or the private pool lounging traveler, these luxurious all-inclusive resorts are sure to have your every whim covered. See? Told you that you’d want to drain your bank account.
But hey, maybe it’s time to treat. yo. self. (If not, check out this article about affordable solo travel).
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