Other All Inclusive holiday destinations
If you’re not quite sure yet we have plenty more ideas for All Inclusive breaks. For somewhere closer to home Spain may appeal, with it’s modern resorts and upmarket hotels. Or you could consider the Canary Islands, offering year-round sunshine and an array of sightseeing opportunities. The Cape Verde Islands are also popular with those looking for a relaxing and indulgent All Inclusive break.
But, if you want to escape to a Caribbean island paradise feast your eyes on our travel guide to find out more. And check out this selection of All Inclusive hotel ideas to get you started.
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What's included in your holiday
Opt for an All Inclusive holiday to the Caribbean and it usually means all meals in the main restaurant, locally produced drinks and plenty of entertainment is included in the price. Often sporting activities are also thrown in including non-motorised watersports such as kayaking and snorkelling. What’s included and what isn’t will vary from hotel to hotel so make sure you check when you book to avoid disappointment. And have a read through the hotel descriptions below to see which one has the All Inclusive offer for you.
Some of Cuba’s finest sands can be found in Varadero, the largest beach resort on the island. Its sands are primed with beach bars and hotels offering watersports so there’s plenty of scope for active and relaxing times.
The Dominican Republic’s beaches are top-notch too, with the tranquil resort of Uvero Alto providing a delightful east coast venue with 50 kilometres of beautiful sands known as the Coconut Coast. Lined with swaying palms it whispers relaxation all the way, plus the coral reef and kaleidoscope of marine life make it ideal for snorkelling.
For laid-back beaches Runaway Bay in Jamaica, with it’s white sand crescent, offers a get-away-from-it all vibe and opportunities for reef diving. Many All Inclusive hotels are located on the beach with some offering their own private section.
And in Aruba, Palm Beach’s glitzy hotels, beautiful beach and attractive piers ticks all the right boxes. While for laid back charm and translucent waters, the 11 kilometres of ivory shore at Druif Beach is something quite special.
Enjoy two weeks of All Inclusive indulgence and live the Caribbean dream
You can fly from the UK to the Caribbean in around 10 hours, depending on which island you choose. Have a meal, watch a film and arrive ready to soak up some serious All Inclusive bliss.
With average summer temperatures of 30°C, the Caribbean is a paradise for beach lovers. The temperature sits at around 27°C even in the cooler months so holidaymakers can savour poolside days and warm evenings.
For a Caribbean destination with a twist, Cuba is worth considering. It’s colourful past and vibrant present has created a heady mix of luxury beach hotels and sightseeing options. The aquamarine shores of the Dominican Republic are also hard to beat, with it’s upmarket complexes, UNESCO sites and rural villages.
Jamaica, birthplace of Bob Marley, has a laid-back atmosphere and All Inclusive hotels offering delicious Jamaican and international cuisine, watersports and entertainment, Caribbean style. Or for powdery sands, sunshine and an exclusive feel the small island of Aruba, with it’s intoxicating blend of Caribbean and Dutch influences, presents an array of enticing All Inclusive options.
The luxury suites at the Tamarijn Aruba All Inclusive provide indulgent comfort in a beachfront setting with a range of facilities. The nine restaurants across the resort – five at the Tamarijn and four at the Divi – will delight tastebuds. Snorkelling, windsurfing and canoeing are options for water-based pursuits, while those who prefer to stay dry can play volleyball, tennis or pool. And come evening relax with drinks and enjoy the live shows and music.
Set on its own private beach with a host of amenities the Gran Bahia Principe is a real gem. Three swimming pools, three whirlpool baths and plenty of sunbeds get relaxation under way. Then you can work out in the gym, go snorkelling or take part in a game of football or volleyball. A choice of bars, including a swim-up bar, will ensure those All Inclusive drinks keep flowing while the entertainment programme includes live music and shows.
The adults-only Riu Palace Antillas is a tranquil retreat right next to Palm Beach's platinum sands. The ice-cream parlour and patisserie is open 24-hours with four themed restaurants and a buffet restaurant serving main meals. There's an outdoor pool with swim-up bar and activities include aqua aerobics, a gym, snorkelling, kayaking and table tennis. Guests can strut their stuff in the disco six evenings a week with drinks included.
The TUI Sensatori Punta Cana is a little bit special, with a delightful pool from which guests can see Uvero Alto Beach. There are three other pools available including an adults-only one, an activity pool and one dedicated to Premium guests. Head to the Sports Hub for tennis and football, while on the beach kayaking, boogie boarding and paddleboarding is available. There are several bars and restaurants to choose from, serving everything from gourmet burgers to authentic Asian cuisine.