When you’re taking a vacation, it’s almost always a good idea to consider going for the all-inclusive experience. The reason for this is, of course, very simple. When you’re away from home, don’t you want to leave the worries of home back where they belong? That’s the kind of experience that all-inclusive resorts afford. Because they’re taking care of almost all of your needs, you never have to really worry about pulling out your wallet or worrying about what you’re going to do next..
But, there can be a downside to the all-inclusive resort experience. With so many of them dotted around the world, staying at one of these resorts can begin to feel like having a cookie-cutter experience. That’s why we thought it would be a good idea to put this list together.
Below, we’re going to share 20 pictures of the world’s most unique all-inclusive resorts. While these resorts definitely make sure you’re every whim is taken care of, they also offer something different, something that you simply won’t be able to get anywhere else. Just what is that “something”? Well, there’s only one way to find out… Let’s take a look!
1. Tierra Atacama Hotel & Spa (Chile)
Those who want to mix adventure into their all-inclusive stay will definitely want to give this resort some thought.
2. Plenty to Do
In the same day that you’re sipping fine wine by the pool, you can also find yourself hiking up the slopes of an active volcano!
3. Grand Velas Riviera Maya
Some all-inclusive resorts try to tend to your every need, then this one has three staff members for every guest.
4. Fine Dining
As if that didn’t set this one apart, the resort also puts every last effort into producing fine cuisine – something that can’t be said for many or even most all-inclusive resorts.
5. Salmon Falls Resort (Alaska)
Can you guess what the most popular activity is at this all-inclusive? That’s right! It’s salmon fishing.
6. That’s Not All
Of course, not everyone wants to fish for salmon, which is why this property offers plenty of different experiences, including whale watching and zip-lining.
7. Zoetry Agua Punta Cana
Punta Cana is no stranger to all-inclusive resorts, but this one is without a doubt the best it has to offer.
8. Intimate and Luxurious
What really sets it apart is the intimate experience it offers in luxury confines with fine food and drink only an arm’s reach away.
9. Blackberry Farm (Tennessee)
Ever really just wanted to get away from it all up into the Smoky Mountains? That’s what’s on tap here.
10. Rustic and Fun
This unique all-inclusive offers a decidedly rustic experience, but not one that’s devoid of fine cuisine and cocktails.
11. Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort (California)
If you’re a little bit country, then you’re sure to appreciate this unique all-inclusive that doubles as a working cattle ranch.
12. Fun Ethic
That cattle ranch ethic is carried into every aspect of your experience here, including in the plentiful Western-style cuisine that’s served up nightly.
13. Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort (Fiji)
Set amidst a backdrop that’s incredibly hard to beat, this property has garnered a reputation as one of the best resorts in the world.
14. No Cookie Cutter Experience
What really sets it apart though is that the resort actively tries to invite guests into the local community, ridding your experience of that “adult amusement park” feel.
15. Cornelia Diamond Golf Resort & Spa (Turkey)
This resort offers plenty for the discerning traveler, including a waterpark, several pools, great food, shops, and so much more.
16. 27 Holes
Of course, the main attraction for most travelers at this resort is going to be the amazing Nick-Faldo-designed 27-hole golf course.
17. Mara Plains Camp (Kenya)
If you want to have the safari experience, but you don’t want to deal with the crowds, then this is the all-inclusive resort for you!
18. 30,000 Acres
That’s because this property has 30,000 acres of a private conservancy to call its own, every inch of which guests can explore – with a guide, of course!
19. The Caves (Jamaica)
Taking on look at this all-inclusive should immediately clue you in to how it got its name.
20. Cocktail Hour
In fact, if you pop into the bar at The Caves, you’ll have one of the most unique cocktail hours of your entire life!