[NEW] The Best All-Inclusive Resorts Opening in 2024

All Inclusive Resorts Opening in 2024

Hooked on “grand opening” galas and the excitement of being amongst the first to visit a new resort?

In a Nutshell: Whether you’re a long-time fan of all-inclusive vacations or have never tried one and are now all-inclusive curious, you should rejoice at the fact that the all-inclusive resort vacation style is growing in terms of both popularity and choices – with many new all inclusive resorts being planned and built that will open in 2024 and 2025 (and beyond) – and luxury brands such as Hilton, Hyatt, and Marriott jumping in with both feet.

One benefit: There are many reasons that some folks love to be the first to enjoy a newly opened all-inclusive resort, but at the top of any list of those reasons is generally the reduced rates – there are typically numerous “bugs” or issues that need to be worked through when a resort opens, when new staff is still undergoing training that is helped by early guest feedback, so sometimes the services or cuisine isn’t yet “up to snuff” ….early adopters are generally patient and willing (for those aforementioned reduced rates) to overlook the small details and help resorts to “tune up” the engine, so to speak.

One caveat: it sounds cliché but it’s still important to emphasize that even with “the best laid plans..” oftentimes schedules get pushed out farther due to unforeseen circumstance, so be sure to check with a travel advisor as you begin your vacation planning process if your heart is set on being a “first to stay”, and understand that even a very carefully planned vacation may need to change if the resort’s “opening” doesn’t happen as planned.

Here are some of the new resorts we’re most excited about!

Secrets Tides Punta Cana – January 2024

Secrets Tides Punta Cana
Secrets Tides Punta Cana

This 688-room adults-only resort in the Dominican Republic opened in January 2024 as the latest Inclusive Collection (World of Hyatt) resort, bringing the company’s total in the Caribbean country to 17. Located along the golden beach of Punta Cana, the Check PricesSecrets Tides Punta Cana offers a variety of luxurious room categories, nine restaurants and three swimming pools alongside two outdoor hot tubs for guests to enjoy. And yes, you can use your loyalty points to stay here.

» Read our full post about the new Secrets Tides Punta Cana

Secrets Playa Blanca Costa Mujeres – February 2024

Secrets Playa Blanca Costa Mujeres
Secrets Playa Blanca Costa Mujeres

The 507-room adults only Check PricesSecrets Playa Blanca Costa Mujeres in Cancun promises a top-of-the-range all-inclusive vacation. Opening in three stages throughout 2024, the establishment opened its doors for the first time (aka “soft opening”) in February 2024, and will be fully open by June. Boasting a spa, fitness centre and theatre for guests to enjoy, the resort will also be equipped with four pools both inside and out, and nine restaurants to choose from.

» Read our full post about the new Secrets Playa Blanca Costa Mujeres

Princess Grand Jamaica – March 2024

Princess Grand Jamaica
Princess Grand Jamaica

Open since mid-March 2024, the sprawling Check PricesPrincess Grand Jamaica is a family-friendly resort on the Caribbean island of Jamaica. With a staggering 180 acres on the gorgeous shoreline of Green Island, the resort will feature more than 1,000 rooms, with more planned. And for you uber-luxury seekers, there’s also a selection of over-the-water villas. Along with 9 restaurants and 8 bars, at the Princess Grand in Jamaica you’ll find a wealth of amenities and entertainment options are to feature, including a casino, aquatic park (with slides!), a kids club and teens zone, a theater, fitness center, game zone, and even a private island for weddings!

» Read our full post about the new Princess Grand Jamaica

Sandals St Vincent – March 2024

Sandals St. Vincent and the Grenadines
Sandals St. Vincent and the Grenadines
Check PricesSandals St. Vincent and the Grenadines Resort will blow your socks off. Open since late March 2024, and set on a west-facing bay (the sunsets are gorgeous!), the Sandals St Vincent resort is a brand new build with every amenity that Sandals could stuff into a resort. Originally this resort was to be a family-friendly Beaches Resort, but after almost 2 decades of planning, it was decided the area – a serene valley – was more conducive to the adults-only Sandals brand. The island of St. Vincent is truly magical, with a local culture that is still untouched by the crowds that generally flock to the northern Caribbean……serenity indeed.

» Read our full post about the new Sandals St Vincent & Grenadines

Royalton Chic Antigua – April 2024

Royalton CHIC Antigua
Royalton CHIC Antigua
Located in Dickenson Bay, Antigua, and open since the end of April 2024, the Check PricesRoyalton Chic Antigua Marriott is just 15 minutes by car from the airport. This intimate adults-only resort will feature 235 rooms and suites (and their famous Diamond Club level), an onsite Spa and fitness center, beachfront swimming pools, and live DJ’s as well as other entertainment in the evenings. Guests will be able to choose from seven restaurants and five bars, including a sports bar where you’re guaranteed to never miss an important international sporting event, so you can still cheer on your favorite teams while enjoying that well-earned vacation cocktail.

» Read our full post about the new Royalton Chic Antigua

Dreams Estrella Del Mar Mazatlan – April 2024

Dreams Estrella Del Mar Mazatlan
Dreams Estrella Del Mar Mazatlan

Opened in April 2024 on the Mexican coast in Mazatlan, this Dreams resort under the Hyatt umbrella is a golf and spa resort welcoming the entire family. The Check PricesDreams Estrella Del Mar Mazatlan Resort is comprised of a 12-acre beachfront property within the Estrella del Mar Golf and Residential Development Club. It will feature 350 rooms and suites, five restaurants and six bars, along with three swimming pools (one is a kids pool) and other included amenities such as a kids club and a theatre.

Another bonus is that – due to its location on the western coast of Mexico – the Dreams Estrella Del Mar Mazatlan is also a great choice for those beach-lovers seeking to avoid the seaweed problems that occur seasonally on the eastern coast of North America.

» Read our full post about the new Dreams Estrella del Mar Mazatlan

Hotel Mousai Cancun – May 2024

Hotel Mousai Cancun
Hotel Mousai Cancun
We’re almost giddy over this one…..the brand new Check PricesHotel Mousai Cancun did indeed open in May 2024, and while we’ve heard they’re still working through a few minor grand-opening bugs, we expect big things from this resort, based on the fact that the Check PricesHotel Mousai Puerto Vallarta is western Mexico’s highest-rated resort!

No matter which of the 10 room types you choose, all are very generously spacious and elegantly appointed, and its location in the exclusive (and serene) Costa Mujeres area of Playa Mujeres means a long soft beach upon which you can walk for miles and calm ocean water to play in (thanks to the wind and wave protection from the just-offshore Isla Mujeres). You’ll also find plenty of dining options featuring gourmet cuisine (and a great sports bar!), and an uber-hip rooftop infinity pool and restaurant called “The Rooftop” (clever!).

» Read our full post about the new Hotel Mousai Cancun by Tafer

Riu Palace Aquarelle – May 2024

RIU Aquarelle Jamaica
RIU Aquarelle Jamaica

Despite its opening getting pushed a few times, the brand new Check PricesHotel RIU Palace Aquarelle is finally fully opened, although some construction is still anticipated to be going on until December. Located on White Bay Beach near the historic town of Falmouth, the RIU Palace Aquarelle is a family-friendly destination that has more than 700 rooms and all the upscale amenities you crave. With 5 pools (including a children’s pool) as well as the Splash Water World water park there’s plenty of water fun for the whole family. After engaging those abdominals all day at the water park, you might be tempted to skip a workout at their state-of-the-art Fitness Center and head right for the Spa to enjoy a well-deserved massage, or hit up any of the six planned restaurants for some healthy cuisine featuring locally sourced fresh produce.

» Read our full post about the new [NEW] RIU Palace Aquarelle, Jamaica

Riu Palace Mauritius and Riu Turquoise Mauritius – June 2024

Two brand new (from the ground-up) RIU Resorts opened this summer on the spectacularly beautiful island of Mauritius. The Hotel RIU Turquoise is a 390-room family-friendly destination with three swimming pools (one with a swim-up bar) as well as children’s pool and water play area with slides and a RIULand Kids Club, and the right-next-door Hotel RIU Palace Mauritius is a 310-room adults-only haven, which will also offer Elite Club category (for exclusive VIP services, amenities, and areas). Both will feature 24×7 all inclusive dining and services, and in some exciting news, both are fully solar-powered! RIU is fully committed to sustainability and leading the way amongst top all inclusive resort brands.

More about Mauritius: Located in the Indian Ocean, Mauritius is famous for Le Morne Brabant mountain, the 7 Coloured Earths, the Tamarin Falls or Grand Bassin and the impressive Trou aux Cerfs. The island’s towns with a colonial past are very interesting, such as the charming capital, Port Louis.

» Read our full post about the two new RIU Resorts on Mauritius

AVA Resort Cancun – June 2024

AVA Resort Cancun
AIH Group/AVA Resort Cancun

The renowned AIC Hotel Group (the company behind the Hard Rock Hotels all-inclusive lineup) has unveiled a new brand (AVA) that it promises will be an ‘elevated’ all-inclusive experience for guests of all ages. Having just opened in June 2024, the Check PricesAVA Resort Cancun is a family-friendly, luxury all-inclusive resort boasting more than 1,700 rooms and suites – each and every single one ocean facing – and featuring 17 different options for dining and drinks! A perfect location on the Mexican Caribbean and just a 10-minute drive from Cancun Airport, the resort promises five-star bespoke luxury in an all-inclusive setting.

» Read our full post about the new AVA Resort Cancun

Zemi Miches Hilton – November 2024

Zemi Miches Hilton
Zemi Miches Hilton

Slated to open in November 2024, the newly built Zemi Miches Hilton is set to be the first all-inclusive Curio Collection by Hilton property in the Dominican Republic, located just north of Punta Cana. The family-friendly resort will feature more than 500 guest rooms and suites, spread across six buildings and 18 private bungalows. Zemi Miches will become Hilton’s 10th all-inclusive resort in the Caribbean and Latin America on opening. The resort’s pool complex will include a water park, there’s set to be a fitness centre, night club, kids club and twelve different dining and drinking options.

Marriott Paraiso de la Bonita – Late 2024

Paraiso De La Bonita
Marriott Paraiso De La Bonita
Okay, it’s not really “new”, it’s the old Zoetry Paraiso de la Bonita (located on a gorgeous stretch of beach in Puerto Morelos, Mexico and just 20 minutes from Cancun Airport) with some remodeling and refreshing and a shiny new branded sign out front. AND you can use your Marriott Bonvoy points now too, sweet! While Marriott has kept many of the touches that made the Zoetry so unique and hip, and the fabulous 22,000 sq. ft. Spa remains (yay!) a haven for guests seeking their Zen, there will also be many changes.

Here’s what we know so far about the planned updates as the property changes hands from Zoetry (AMResorts) to Marriott: The overall size will grow from 90 to 100 rooms, which still keeps it in the “boutique” category, but Marriott is adding an even more VIP experience by designating a separate building within the property that will act as an exclusive enclave, with 10 suites featuring private plunge pools and beach access, an intimate exclusive pool, and two dedicated restaurants with a private chef. While the old Zoetry had 4 restaurants, Marriott’s plans call for 3 (one with a 5,000 bottle wine cellar) and a new sushi & ceviche bar (so it sounds like 1 restaurant is just being reconfigured). We’re anticipating a number of other upgrades and updates, particularly to the rooms (décor and bedding), room amenities, and public spaces, AND we anticipate that Marriott will make this property a true “adults only” (whereas Zoetry did a poor job by allowing young children without offering any accommodation or amenities for them)…..but there’s no word yet on the fate of the local resident wildlife (the pair of peacocks and coatimundi family) that lives there.

For those who love to explore, Puerto Morelos is a small and quaint fishing village that still caters to tourists with a plethora of cafes and shopping venues, but without much of the crowds and noise of Cancun.

Secrets St. Lucia – late 2024

Secrets St Lucia
Secrets St Lucia

The former St. James’s Club Morgan Bay all-inclusive resort was acquired by Hyatt in 2022 and will reopen in the second half of 2024 under the company’s Secrets Resorts brand, as Secrets St. Lucia. This adults-only resort is expected to boast 342 rooms and suites, as well as two beachfront swimming pools, five a la carte dining choices, five bars and lounges, a Secrets Spa and fitness centre, and a private beach. It will be St Lucia’s first Secrets Resort, but keep in mind that with no firm opening date announced yet, and its late 2023 date already pushed back to late 2024, it’s possible this resort won’t actually be ready for guests until sometime in (hopefully early) 2025.

JOIA Aruba by Iberostar – late 2024

Joia Aruba by Iberostar
Joia Aruba by Iberostar
The new JOIA Aruba by Iberostar (formerly Iberostar Grand Aruba) sits right on Eagle Beach. All suites offer a view of the stunning stretch of soft white sand and calm blue water that you’ll never want to leave. Currently undergoing major renovations and expected to be accepting reservations later this year, the family-friendly Joia Aruba by Iberostar is located in the “ABC” islands (Aruba, Bonaire, and Curacao – which means a much lower risk of having your vacation destroyed by hurricanes). We’re looking forward to visiting and will keep you updated!

All Inclusive Resorts Opening in 2025

We hope….so many factors can alter construction schedules – unexpected weather disruptions, shifting economic environment, ownership/management changes – so we never assume a resort will open by its announced date, but we’ll list them here and keep it updated.

Breathless Puerto Vallarta Resort & Spa

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This 450-room adults-only resort will be located just 10 minutes from Puerto Vallarta International Airport, and close to the charming cultural center of downtown Puerto Vallarta, with its vibrant shopping district, multitude of sidewalk cafes along cobblestone streets, and lively arts scene. Breathless Puerto Vallarta Resort & Spa will feature impressive amenities, including four swimming pools, a scenic rooftop with picturesque views, and a variety of culinary options comprised of seven à la carte gourmet restaurants, two cafés and two snack areas, along with 5 bars.

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Originally from Italy, Sophia Viaggio is a freelance writer and could be the poster child for wanderlust as her spirit comes alive when she travels. She feels her best and writes better while on the beach at a tropical all-inclusive resort. Give her an Italian spritz and she'll share her impassioned travel stories (some with sassy Italian vernacular).
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