The best all inclusive vacations are made up of sun, sea and sand. Especially the sand. A prime location can always be made better by an impressive beach. Cue the best all inclusives with the very best beaches.
Close your eyes and make a wish
Let’s start with your wish-list. What do YOU really look for in a dream beach? We guess that depends on what type of holiday you’re searching for. Are you a watersports fanatic? Do you look for resorts where the surf’s up, with wild waves and a lively, hipster beach? Are you vacationing with young children who love to build sand-castles all day long? Perhaps you’re the original sun-worshipper, who just longs to lie on some soft, white sand. Love scuba diving and snorkelling? Then choose a beach adjacent to calm and clear waters. Decide on what type of sandy escape you want, and let us help you, with these suggestions of our best all-inclusives, with the best beaches.
Kids just really want one thing from a beach vacation. They want sand that makes perfectly formed sand-castles. Hours of fun can be had by them, as you lie back and relax, murmuring the odd word of approval when necessary. Safe and shallow waters are also required for water-babies, and if there’s a great kid’s club, or organised activities, the vacation rates even higher on the perfection scale. Check out our list of best all inclusive resorts where kids stay free – even better!
The Oasis Palm Beach in Cancun is a kid’s paradise. The themed bedrooms and super kid’s club are only surpassed by the beach, made for sandcastles, turrets and towers. The fine, white sand beach is matched with calm, shallow and safe waters, only a metre/four feet deep as far as the marked buoys. The thatched Palapas back on the beach provide safely shaded areas too, essential for younger children, babies, and tired moms.
Beaches Ochos Rios in Jamaica has been voted into the Top 10 Best Beach Resorts by Parents magazine, and the tropical white sand beach is just one of the reasons. Child’s play is guaranteed, the Pirates Island Waterpark will have the kids thinking they really are Jack Sparrow. All helped by the stunning location, a private beach tucked into the cliffs of the north coast of Jamaica.
Windsurfing and watersports
Water babies tend to grow up into seriously tanned surfer and windsurfer dudes, and dudettes! So, if big waves and fun on the ocean are what your vacation is all about, get the gang together. You’ll all get a kick from these all inclusive resorts with watersports as the main attraction. You’ll just need your best Billabong gear to grab some vitamin sea.
“I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.” Jimmy Dean.
Nonsuch Bay in the Caribbean is the windsurfing capital destination for Antigua. Right on the white sand beach, find the 40 Knots Kitesurfing and Windsurfing School, which offers tuition for beginners, and experts will be happy with the choice of equipment available.
Jamaica’s Couples Tower Isle resort takes advantage of the steady trade winds and offers a variety of watersports to keep you active should you get bored of the soft sandy beach. It’s WWW all the way, with Water-ski, Wakeboard and Windsurf, as well as winding down and warming up back on the sand.
Read more on our carefully compiled list of best all inclusives for windsurfing.
Fine, white powdery sand. Swap the boring office commute for a few hours a day completely horizontal, topping up that tan. Remember a handful of sand makes a great exfoliant too, so a tan and a free treatment in one go. Sounds like heaven? Then consider these hand-picked all inclusive resorts for a relaxing, recharging holiday, on the best beaches around.
Zoetry Agua Puna Cana is a dream resort with a beach to match. We’re stretching out on the palm-studded white sands of the Dominican Republic, and loving the view. Dig your fingers deeply into the soft, white sand, and breathe. Book one of the Exquisite Suites, with stunning ocean and garden views from private terraces, palm-studded beach and two sparkling infinity pools…
The Royal Playa del Carmen is a special resort, with a swathe of sand that, quite simply, you’ll have a hard time leaving behind. Adults only, this AAA Four-Diamond resort boasts lavish all-suite accommodations, all with private balconies or terraces and whirlpool tubs, plus special options such as swim-up suites and beachfront walkouts.
What lies beneath
Lazing on that beautiful beach is one thing, but to cool off by gliding through clean and clear waters is the icing on the vacation cake. If your mask and fins go everywhere with you and your bikini, then you might be tempted by our personally chosen best all inclusives, that not only feature the best beaches, but the best snorkeling and scuba opportunities too.
El Dorado Maroma in Rivera Maya is our choice if you want an adults-only booking. The Palafitos – overwater bungalows – allow you to dive straight in, or watch ocean life through the floors of your accommodation. It’s all located on the award-winning Maroma beach, with its baby-powder soft white-sand beach – so it’s a win/win for beach and water exploration alike.
There’s unlimited scuba diving on offer at Beaches Turks & Caicos. Some of the world’s most renowned reefs, walls and wrecks are found in these extraordinary waters. Best of all, regulators, BCD’s, masks, snorkels, fins, and tanks and expert guidance is all included. Back on the white, soft and sandy shoreline, life’s a beach!
Back to your wish? What was it? Let us know, perhaps our team of experts can help you to find that perfect all inclusive beach getaway!