The most popular destinations by far are Jamaica, Cancun - Riviera Maya and Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic. These 3 destinations account for about 7 out of 10 all-inclusive resorts in the Caribbean.
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We list our top tens in 5 separate categories. We follow these lists with the top rated resorts according to Travel + Leisure, Conde Nast Traveler and TripAdvisor.
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1. Sandals Ochi Beach Club, great location, affordable to luxury rooms, 100 acres, 16 restaurants, quiet places, fun areas, this resort has it all
2. Iberostar Grand Rose Hall, most luxurious
3. Secrets Wild Orchid, close to airport and hip strip
4. Couples Swept Away, best beach
5. Sandals South Coast, overwater bungalows
6. Secrets St James
7. Sandals Royal Caribbean
8. Couples Sans Souci
9. Hyatt Zilara Rose Hall
10. Riu Palace Jamaica
Please note that ALL of the top 10 are adults only all inclusive resorts. The number , the variety and the quality of all inclusive resorts in Jamaica make this island our most popular destination.
|1. Secrets Maroma Beach, best beach, unlimited luxury all inclusive program, affordable suites to incredible suites, 7 restaurants, 7 bars & 24 hour room service
2. Excellence Playa Mujeres, luxury close to Cancun but 15 minutes out
3. El Dorado Maroma, overwater bungalows
4. Secrets the Vine, great location on the strip
5. Le Blanc Spa Resort most luxurious all-inclusive resort in Cancun
6. Iberostar Grand Paraiso
7. Secrets Playa Mujeres
8. Sun Palace
9. El Dorado Casitas Royale
10. Unico 20-87
Sun Palace is the first and only couples only all inclusive resort in Cancun or the Riviera Maya. Cancun and the Riviera Maya have more all inclusive resort options than any other destination in the world.
|1. Sandals Grande St Lucian, our #1 recommendation in the Caribbean, the island of St Lucia, great beach, affordable rooms, overwater bungalows, walk to a state park to hike, overwater wedding chapel, 12 restaurants
2. Hermitage Bay, incredibly luxurious and intimate, amazing beach
3. Sandals La Source Grenada, great island, great rooms, close to airport, FUN
4. Jade Mountain St Lucia, THE most luxurious in the Caribbean
5. Sandals Grande Antigua, voted the most romantic resort in the Caribbean year after year
6. Hideaway at Royalton St Lucia
7. Sandals Royal Bahamian
8. Riu Palace Antillas
9. Luxury Bahia Principe Cayo Levantado
10. Sandals Regency La Toc
This list excludes resorts in Jamaica, Cancun, Riviera Maya and Punta Cana. These resorts are popular for those looking for a resort more off the beaten path. If you are looking for more exclusive or unique, this is your Top 10.
Travel + Leisure's Annual poll rates 10 of the best all inclusive resorts among the top resorts in the Caribbean. St Lucia had 3, Antigua 3, Jamaica had 2 and Grenada has 1.
Best Caribbean Resorts
Resort, Location, Score
- Jade Mountain, St Lucia, 95.32
- Curtain Bluff, Antigua, 94.11
- Ladera, St Lucia, 93.47
- Round Hill Hotel & Villas, Jamaica - Montego Bay, 92.94
- Anse Chastanet, St Lucia, 92.96
- Cap Maison, St Lucia, 92.82
- Jamaica Inn, Jamaica - Ocho Rios, 92.74
- Sandals Grenada, Grenada, 91.76
- Jumby Bay, Antigua, 90.32
- Galley Bay, Antigua, 90.26
Conde Nast Traveler Readers' Choice Awards rates 20 of the best all inclusive resorts among the top resorts in the Caribbean. Jamaice had 7. St Lucia had 6, Antigua 3, and Grenada 2. La Romana and Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic had 1 each.
Best Caribbean Resorts
Resort, Location, Score
Best Mexico Resorts
Cancun and the Riviera Maya will always top the charts in Mexico. The Cancun airport that you use for both destinations is the busiest airport in the Caribbean and Mexico. The Riviera Maya had 4 and Cancun had 4 resorts that made the list.
Jamaica (8) beat St Lucia (4) and the Dominican Republic (5) this year. Antigua, Barbados and Grenada are represented. Cuba actually had 4 this year, if you are wondering why 4 are missing?
1. Iberostar Grand Rose Hall, Jamaica
2. Luxury Bahia Principe Cayo Levantado, Samana, DR
3. Luxury Bahia Principe, Samana, DR
4. Iberostar Hacienda Dominicus, Bayahibe, DR
5. Body Holiday, St Lucia
6. Sandals LaSource, Grenada
7. Galley Bay, Antigua
8. Riu Palace Jamaica, Jamaica
9. Sandals Grande St Lucian, St Lucia
10. Couples Sans Souci, Jamaica
11. Hyatt Ziva Rose Hall, Jamaica
12. Melia Braco Village, Jamaica
13. Iberostar Rose Hall Suites, Jamaica
14. Sandals Royal Caribbean, Jamaica
15. Rendezvous Resort, St Lucia
16. Sunset at the Palms, Jamaica
17. Hermitage Bay, Antigua
18. Luxury Bahia Principe Esmerelda, Punta Cana, DR
19. Grand Bahia Principe El Portillo, Las Terrenas, DR
20. Sandals Regency La Toc, St Lucia
21. Sugar Bay, Barbados
Cancun and the Riviera Maya will always top the charts in Mexico. The Cancun airport that you use for both destinations is the busiest airport in the Caribbean and Mexico. The Riviera Maya has 13 and Cancun has 6 resorts that made the top 25 list. The Puerto Vallarta/Riviera Nayarit made a strong showing this year with 4 resorts on the list. Cabo and Huatulco were also represented.
1. Beloved Playa Mujeres, Cancun
2. Le Blanc Resort, Cancun
3. Excellence Playa Mujeres, Cancun
4. Excellence Riviera Cancun, Riviera Maya
5. Grande Velas Riviera Nayarit, Puerto Vallarta
6. Secrets Maroma Beach, Riviera Maya
7. Secrets the Vine, Cancun
8. Heaven at the Hard Rock Riviera Maya, Riviera Maya
9. El Dorado Maroma, Riviera Maya
10. Valentin Imperial Maya, Riviera Maya
11. Playacar Palace, Riviera Maya
12. Villa Premiere, Puerto Vallarta
13. Marquis Los Cabos, Cabo
14. Hyatt Zilara Cancun, Cancun
15. Hard Rock Hotel Cancun, Cancun
16. Secrets Huatulco Resort, Huatulco
17. El Dorado Seaside Suites, Riviera Maya
18. Hard Rock Puerto Vallarta, Puerto Vallarta
19. TRS Yucatan, Riviera Maya
20. Casa Velas, Puerto Vallarta
21. Riu Palace Mexico, Riviera Maya
22. Secrets Silversands, Riviera Maya
23. Generations Riviera Maya, Riviera Maya
24. Azul Beach Resort, Riviera Maya
25. Now Sapphire Riviera Cancun, Riviera Maya
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