The BEST All-Inclusive Caribbean Resorts for Group Getaways
An all-inclusive resort may be your saving grace when it comes to traveling with a large group with varied interests. All the meals, drinks, and entertainment are included so you can enjoy your vacation without distraction. Here are some of the most notable Caribbean resorts perfect for group travel.
1. Hotel Ziva, Mexico
Remodeled in 2015, the Hotel Ziva resort is making big waves when it comes to first-class service, well-designed facilities, and the endless view from the tip of Punta Cancun. The Hotel Ziva is encompassed by water on three sides. There are about 547 suites with state-of-art facilities such as marble bathrooms, furnished balconies with beautiful patterns. You can also play a game of water basketball or visit the onsite microbrewery where you can sample three exclusive beers.
Photo Credit: Hotel Ziva, Cancun, owned and operated by Playa Hotels & Resorts
2. Hermitage Bay, Antigua
For nature lovers, you get to enjoy barefoot luxury at Hermitage Bay. You can tour the onsite kitchen garden with papayas, mangoes, herbs, and soursop fruit. You can participate in the weekly cooking classes that make the vacation experience fun. Snacks and cocktails are also included in your package.
Photo Credit: The Hermitage Bay
3. Sandals Emerald Bay, Great Exumas, Bahamas
For the classic beach experience, Sandals Emerald Bay is just the right place. You can visit the beach at the Bahamian Out Islands, along with the Greg Norman-designed par 72 championship golf course. It is also known for the interior Bahamian colonial décor, with terraces and mahogany furniture in each room. You can go scuba diving or enjoy the cabaret and chocolate buffet nights.
Photo Credit: Sandals Emerald Bay
4. Club Med Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic
Club Med Punta Cana is not quite as you remembered it. It houses Creactive, a circus playground where Cirque du Soleil-trained staff help visitors learn trapeze, aerial silk, mask-painting, and more. You can also relax at the new adults-only Zen Oasis area, surrounded by a lagoon pool with in-water lounge chairs, a yoga palapa in a coconut grove, and sipping wine at a private beach. You can also party with your group of friends or loved ones in the lounge area or retire to your bedroom for more privacy, thanks to a sliding door partition between the lounge area and bedroom.
Photo Credit: Club Med Punta Cana
5. The BodyHoliday, LeSport in St. Lucia
Apart from the white sand beaches, St. Lucia is popular for its beautiful mountains and rain forests which make the island a favorite among outdoor lovers. You can also treat yourself at the spa or go sweat it out at the instructor-led gym classes. You will also appreciate the beauty outside as all 154 rooms have their own terraces.
Photo Credit: BodyHoliday Saint Lucia
6. Turtle Beach in Barbados
No dull moments at the Turtle Beach. You can take Bajan dialect lessons, groove to the music of a steel band, or play beach cricket onsite. You and your loved ones can also see the edge of the St. Lawrence Gap tourist drag. You can also visit the Crystal Cove Hotel where there is a cave bar, wine and dine at three additional restaurants apart from the three exotic ones at Turtle Beach and attend events like a Saturday fish fry. You can also go swimming at the two pools available.
Photo Credit: Turtle Beach, Barbados
7. El Dorado Casitas Royale in Riviera Maya, Mexico
This resort is known for the abundance of amenities like outdoor showers, thatch roof-covered beds on the beach, and the warm and personalized service. The adults-only El Dorado Casitas Royale has about seven swim-up bars and seven exotic restaurants of its own, though you can also have access to options in the main resort such as the culinary theater.
Photo Credit: El Dorado Casitas Royale
8. The Reserve at Paradisus Palma Real in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
For multi-generational groups, the Casitas Royale above may not be suitable as they are adults-only. The Reserve at Paradisus Palma Real is the perfect choice to get a luxurious experience. There is plenty of space for the family to stretch out with the 42 suites recently added. There are also fun offerings for kids such as piñata tropical parties, and rock climbing with snacks such as milk and cookies. The adults are not left out of the fun as you can take some interesting classes where you can learn candlemaking, sushi, and cigar-making workshops.
Photo Credit: The Reserve at Paradisus Palma Real
9. Moon Palace Jamaica in Jamaica
At this resort, there’s no want of intriguing activities. However, if you are the laid-back type, you might want to relax in the bright and spacious rooms or at the private Ochos Rios beachfront. You can stay energized with the FlowRider surf simulator, four pools, and swim-up bar, and adults-only night club. You can also treat yourself to a day at the spa, go cruising, or other excursions.
Photo Credit: Moon Palace Jamaica, Palace Resorts
10. Beaches Turks & Caicos
Providenciales is popular among romantic couples for its vibrant blue waters and pristine white sand. However, multi-generational groups or groups of friends can also enjoy a slice of paradise. You can go scuba diving, hydro biking, or wakeboarding on the famous Turks & Caicos waters. If you plan on staying together with your group throughout your vacation, you can all stay in the suites that can conveniently house up to 5 to 14 people.
Photo Credit: Beaches Turks & Caicos
11. Iberostar Grand Rose Hall in Montego Bay, Jamaica
For your girls’ trip or men’s trip, you can get your travel advisor to book you a room at the adults-only Iberostar Grand Rose Hall. You can go partying, clubbing or golfing but don’t forget to sample all the delicious cuisine at the exquisite restaurant.
Photo Credit: Iberostar Grand Rose Hall
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Erin Smith ~ Affinity Group Travel Advisor