Top-ranked all-inclusive resorts
Jade Mountain, Soufrière, St. Lucia (Photo: Courtesy of Jade Mountain)
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Big-game drives in South Africa, snorkeling in the Caribbean, local wines and food—it's all included at these posh retreats, which all scored high in our Readers' Choice Awards.
Soufrière, St. Lucia
About the resort: The sister property to Anse Chastanet, this resort boasts an even more over-the-top setting—and not just because it sits higher on the hillside. All 24 suites showcase panoramic views of the Caribbean from their private, glass-tiled infinity pools, and you can also spy the Pintons Mountains, which have been named a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
What's included: Guests can indulge in all the same activities offered by Anse Chastanet, plus yoga, a fitness center and trainers, and cooking classes with the resort’s chef. Meal plans, which include drinks as well, must be purchased separately.
Photo: Courtesy of Singita Sabi Sand)
Singita, Sabi Sand
Kruger National Park, South Africa
About the resort: Three well-appointed options (Ebony Lodge, Boulders Lodge, Castleton Camp) provide an elegant base from which to bask in the area’s natural beauty. Expect to see several varieties of big cats (leopards, lions, cheetahs), as well as elephants and other native species. Common amenities in the suites include private swimming pools, outdoor showers, and fireplaces.
What's included: Room fees provide for all the big-ticket activities (two guided Land Rover safaris each day, plus mountain biking, archery, and any desired nature walks with professional tracking staff). You’ll also be well-fed, with three meals a day and all drinks (with the exception of bubbly) included.
(Photo: Courtesy of Jumby Bay)
Jumby Bay, A Rosewood Resort
St. John’s, Antigua
About the resort: Taking its design cues from the region’s British Colonial era, this 300-acre oasis recently updated its facilities with a $28 million renovation, which provided for 28 new suites overlooking the Caribbean Sea. Two private beaches ensure ample room for sunbathing and swimming.