The 15 Best Bang-for-Your-Buck All-Inclusive Resorts You’ll Love to Visit

Booking an all-inclusive vacation is a great way to stick with a budget when planning your trip. But some people intentionally avoid these types of resorts because of negative reviews or preconceived notions about all-inclusive packages. Some travelers think that a pay-one-price vacation can’t possibly be upscale.

Stop believing those rumors. If you know where to look, it’s possible to find all-inclusive resorts that are downright swanky. Ahead, check out the best tropical hideaways that offer everything you want on vacation — including excellent prices.

1. Majestic Colonial Punta Cana

Punta Cana Dominican Republic

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Looking to bring the whole family on vacation without breaking the bank? You should give Majestic Colonial a try. This all-inclusive resort packs a lot of amenities onto their property, including above average food with lots of options, a gigantic pool, nine different bars, and more. Plus, there’s a stunning white sand beach complete with lounge chairs and palm trees where you can relax, unwind, and smile about how much you’re saving on a tiny slice of paradise.

Next: Sandals Regency La Toc, St. Lucia

2. Sandals Regency La Toc, St. Lucia

Saint Lucia

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You’ve probably heard some things about Sandals resorts — but forget all that noise for a minute. This luxe vacation spot boasts fine dining, eight bars, a 9-hole golf course, and even unlimited free scuba diving with your all-inclusive package. Book their ‘Stay at 1, Play at 3’ package to access even more amenities and options at nearby properties.

Next: Solmar Resort All-Inclusive, Los Cabos

3. Solmar Resort All-Inclusive, Los Cabos

Cabo San Lucas

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Don’t like sharing your space with thousands of people? Then consider finding a smaller resort where you won’t be battling crowds for a spot on the sand. The more intimate vibe at Solmar Resort is perfect for anyone seeking a little solitude. The beachfront location is within walking distance to the town, too.

Next: Sandals Royal Barbados

4. Sandals Royal Barbados

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All-inclusive amenities abound on the shores of St. Lawrence Gap at Sandals Royal Barbados. Vacationers enjoy unlimited dining and drinks, land and water sports, scuba diving and more. Guests can lounge at the rooftop infinity pool and sip on Caribbean cocktails, scuba dive in Barbados’ turquoise waters with Sandals’ PADI-certified program, and unwind with a rejuvenating massage at the Red Lane Spa. It’s so good, you won’t want to leave.

Next: St James’s Club Morgan Bay, St. Lucia

5. St. James’s Club Morgan Bay, St. Lucia

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Sunning yourself in St. Lucia can get expensive — unless you take the cheaper route by vacationing at St. James’s Club Morgan Bay. This resort boasts minimalist rooms that some visitors find lacking, but others see as an opportunity to get out and explore. With six restaurants, a kids club, four pools, a water sports pavilion, you’d be hard-pressed to find cheaper and better-equipped accommodations on the whole island.

Next: Santa Barbara Beach & Golf Resort Curaçao

6. Santa Barbara Beach & Golf Resort Curaçao


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You won’t believe how little it costs to stay at this luxury resort. You can mix and match the amenities and meals you want (and don’t) so you don’t end up paying for stuff you never use. Plus, the resort is always offering promos, like 30% off when you book early and extra nights for free.

Next: Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Punta Cana

7. Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Punta Cana

Punta Cana beach resort

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This resort is absolutely gigantic, but don’t worry about getting blisters — there are plenty of convenient shuttles to cart you from the beach to the pool to dinner and then back again. With a slew of restaurants to choose from, a mix of different people, entertainment, golf, and a casino, the Hard Rock truly has it all — and for an excellent price.

Next: Gran Caribe Resorts & Spa, Cancun

8. Gran Caribe Resorts & Spa, Cancun

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There’s so much stuff for the kids to do here that you’ll barely see them. All the rooms in this resort are really suites with living rooms and balconies, some of which offer views of the white sand beaches that beckon from just beyond your front door. Family suites even have bunk beds and extra sleeping space for more guests. For all the amenities you’ll find here, you’ll be shocked at how affordable this place is.

Next: Grand Palladium Jamaica Resort & Spa

9. Grand Palladium Jamaica Resort & Spa

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Nestled on the northern Jamaican coast, this mega-resort boasts all the options you could hope for, from a myriad of restaurants and bars to an amazing spa where you can relax all your worries away. The price of a vacation at this top-rated resort is pleasantly affordable, especially considering how much you get for the money.

Next: Riu Palace Riviera Maya All Inclusive

10. Riu Palace Riviera Maya All Inclusive

Castillo fortress Riviera Maya

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This resort was built along a stretch of pure white sandy beach and stunning blue ocean. You’ll feel like you’re in a tropical wonderland with all the foliage and palm trees on the grounds. Riviera Maya also offers plenty of history, including ancient ruins you can explore. When you get back, relax and rejuvenate with a meal and take a dip in the gigantic pool.

Next: El Cozumeleno Beach Resort, Cozumel

11. El Cozumeleno Beach Resort, Cozumel

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This may not be the newest, fanciest resort in Cozumel, but the prices are excellent and the beaches (the most important part) are stunning. Travelers also love the popular swim-up bar at the pool. The location of this resort is perfect for any avid golfers as its situated right across the street from one of the most popular courses in the area.

Next: Royal Solaris Los Cabos

12. Royal Solaris Los Cabos

Beach chairs on the white sand beach

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This resort is family friendly, but even couples on a romantic trip can find privacy at the adults-only pool. All your meals are included and the five restaurants offer something for everyone. Choose to unwind at the sports bar, swim up bar, or lobby bar — all drinks are included. There’s also day and evening entertainment and activities, so there’s no chance of getting bored.

Next: Samba Vallarta All Inclusive, Puerto Vallarta

13. Samba Vallarta All Inclusive, Puerto Vallarta

Puerto Vallarta

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The three interconnecting pools at this resort combine to make one of the largest pools in the area. This all-inclusive vacation destination has so much to eat, drink, and do, plus its family friendly. The white sand beaches and coconut trees will put you in a vacation state of mind — the prices will make you so glad you picked this particular destination.

Next: Riu Palace Pacifico All Inclusive, Riviera Nayarit

14. Riu Palace Pacifico All Inclusive, Riviera Nayarit

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This resort is gigantic, luxurious, and affordable. Soak up the sun, enjoy delicious meals at themed restaurants, drink to your heart’s content, and ask the staff for just about anything you need. There’s also a gym, sauna, and spa. Escape from the stress of life and you won’t even feel guilty for the amount you spent on this luxury vacation.

Next: Riu Palace Paradise Island All Inclusive, Bahamas

15. Riu Palace Paradise Island All Inclusive, Bahamas

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Budget travelers flock to the Riu Palace brand in all locations because it’s so reliably good — and affordable. The Bahamas outpost (adults only) is situated next to the well-known Atlantis resort and offers a similar array of amenities, but for a cheaper price. Contemporary rooms, room service, entertainment, and tons of dining options make this destination well worth visiting.

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