TripAdvisor recently announced its Travelers' Choice awards for all-inclusive resorts, with global winners chosen based on the reviews and comments submitted by travelers over a 12-month period.
“Travelers planning an all-in-one getaway should consider booking a stay at one of the Travelers’ Choice all-inclusive resorts that have been lauded by the TripAdvisor community,” said Barbara Messing, chief marketing officer for TripAdvisor, a travel review and booking site. “Beyond providing outstanding amenities, cuisine and entertainment, these award-winning properties are located in some of the world’s most alluring destinations.”
Check out the top 10 all-inclusive Caribbean resorts.
Luxury Bahia Principe Cayo Levantado Don Pablo Collection
This Samana Province, Dominican Republic, adult-only resort is on a private island, with 268 rooms with suites and private beach villas to choose from. One TripAdvisor reviewer said, "Amazing island getaway, worth the travel time to get there. Peaceful, relaxing and very welcoming."
The Reserve at Paradisus Punta Cana
Located in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic is a family-friendly resort with 170 rooms and fun activities for children. There's a dedicated play zone with splash pools, skate ramps and a "Kid's Camp." There's also a spa, nightly entertainment and fine dining options.
Iberostar Grand Hotel Bavaro
This Bavaro Beach, Dominican Republic adults-only resort has 272 rooms, each with a view of the ocean or expansive gardens. There are a variety of fine dining options and ornate architecture. One TripAdvisor reviewer said, "We were greeted with complimentary champagne at check-in and continued to be waited on hand and foot throughout the week."
Iberostar Grand Rose Hall
Overlooking the shoreline in Rose Hall, Jamaica, this all-inclusive resort features hundreds of suites, offering snorkeling, kayaking or windsurfing by day and highly-acclaimed restaurants at night. "The food, service, rooms, pools, entertainment and beach are second to none. It seems like every time I go it just gets better and better," said a TripAdvisor reviewer.
Galley Bay Resort
Located in St. John's, Antigua, this 40-acre Caribbean hideaway features a pool, jogging trails, stand-up paddle boards and more complimentary activities. One TripAdvisor reviewer said: "It's more than the aqua blue water, sugar sand beaches, cliffs, sunsets, butterflies, chirping tree frogs and finches. People really seem to love coming back to this place and I can understand why."
Royalton Cayo Santa Maria
At this adults-only resort in Cayo Santa Maria, Cuba, guests can dine in some of the country's finest restaurants. "The resort offers a great balance of relaxation and entertainment, beautiful beaches and pools, exceptional personalized service and some of the best food I've had in Cuba," said a TripAdvisor reviewer.
The Reserve at Paradisus Palma Real
In between sunbathing and swimming in the ocean, travelers visiting this Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, resort can enjoy dance classes, sushi-making and wine tasting.
Iberostar Hacienda Dominicus
Located in Bayahibe, on the southeast coast of the Dominican Republic, this resort caters to families offering a range of entertainment from "Lucy's Club" for kids to live shows and music at night for the young-at-heart.
Sandals Royal Plantation
Tucked away on a coral bluff in Ochos Rios, Jamaica, this 74-room oceanfront property encourages guests to spend their time relaxing by the pool or the tranquil surf. "This was our first stay at the Royal Plantation and I relied heavily on the reviews I read when booking. We were not disappointed! This is the perfect place if you want small, relaxing and all-inclusive top-notch service," said a TripAdvisor reviewer.
Melia Cayo Coco
Located on the Jardines del Ray archipelago in Cayo Coco, Cuba, this adults-only resort features over-the-water guest bungalows. A TripAdvisor traveler said, "This place is out of this world! It was our second time at Melia Cayo Coco and we are booking again for next year. All I can say is you must go! All staff is wonderful; they cannot do enough for you."