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World's Best Hotels » Best All-Inclusive Resorts 2014
Best All-Inclusive Resorts 2014

Best All-Inclusive Resorts 2014

Our World's Best All-Inclusive Hotels and Resorts list is here and we're happy to say that this trend remains popular and for good reason. While many of these resorts exist in the Caribbean and Mexico and are kid-friendly or adults-only venues, you may be surprised to find that the list extends to world class all-inclusive spa resorts, exclusive fishing lodges, ranches, and safari camps across the world. With features such as meals, drinks, and activities included in your room rate or package deal, you can enjoy your down-time that much more. No matter what your needs, a luxury all-inclusive holiday at one of the world's best all-inclusive hotels will mean no stress, no financial surprises, and all relaxation.


Al Maha Desert Resort And Spa | Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Resembling a Bedouin encampment this secluded, internationally-awarded hideaway resort offers personal and seductive experiences in absolute comfort. No children under 10 are allowed. The Suites at Al Maha blend gently into the desert and offer unsurpassed luxury. Timeless Spa offers holistic treatments drawn from the wisdom of Middle Eastern & South East Asian traditions. Romantic dune and deck dining in the desert is available.


Chiva-Som Resort | Hua Hin, Prachuab Khirikhan, Thailand

Guests come to the resort for relaxation and rejuvenation, detoxifying, improved fitness, weight loss, or stress relief. Upon arrival guests enjoy a private health and wellness consultation with a holistic health expert. All retreats have the same price and include 3 daily Chiva-Som Spa Cuisine meals, daily spa treatment, participation in daily fitness and leisure activity, and use of the water therapy suite which include steam, sauna, and Jacuzzi.



Open annually from mid May until the end of September, the resort offers 3, 4 and 7 night all-inclusive adventures. Resort accommodations, food and beverage programs, activities and adventures and conservancy programs offer something for everyone. Daily wilderness activities are highly personalized and customized and with only 20 luxury guest tents the Resort offers an exclusive and personal environment for all visitors.


Diamonds Star of the East | Tanzania, Zanzibar

This is a magnificent private sanctuary of eleven exclusive villas with their own plunge pool and a tastefully furnished terrace, a covered Makuti patio and a large tropical garden to enjoy exclusive privacy and the supreme view over the Indian Ocean and the famous Zanzibar sunset. Personal butler service, a private beach and unmatched all-inclusive services accommodate the most discerning traveller with ultimate comfort, privacy and luxury.


Grand Velas All Suites and SPA Resort Riviera Maya | Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo, Mexico

Experience all-inclusive luxury at this Riviera Maya resort where guests are free to relax, play, and indulge. Enjoy delicious cuisine for breakfast, lunch and dinner at the gourmet restaurants. All-inclusive indulgences include poolside and beach waiter service, daily sports and activities programs, yoga, Pilates, and tai chi classes, and the popular Kids Club. Guests will also find a Convention Center, modern gymnasiums, and a holistic spa.


Jade Mountain Resort | Soufriere, St. Lucia, West Indies

Wrapped around an infinity pool, Jade Mountain Club nourishes the body and soul. Jade Mountain’s sanctuaries are stage-like settings from which to embrace the full glory of St Lucia's Pitons World Heritage Site, and the Caribbean Sea. The Jade Mountain concierge is available at all times and tour guides will share their wealth of information. Its Jade Cuisine, created by James Beard award winner Chef Allen Susser, is a brave new world of tropical flavors.


Kessler Canyon | DeBeque, CO, United States

Kessler Canyon offers 15 accommodations for pampering rejuvenation and reconnecting with the beauty of nature. All prices include three meals, paired wines with dinner, select premium beers, a variety of recreational activities, and unlimited lake fishing. At Kessler Canyon, nature and luxury exist in perfect harmony. There is so much to see and do at the Kessler Canyon Ranch it's hard to decide what to do first.


Ketapang Estate | Tabanan, Indonesia

Ketapang is a luxury private estate with seven individual elegant villas scattered around the sprawling grounds. It has an uninterrupted 300 meters of breathtaking beach front. Olympic length infinity pool, private cinema, hot tub, jacuzzi, spa, tennis court and helipad embrace guest with the feeling of having arrived somewhere very special. Ketapang’s vision is to embrace all that is natural and beautiful about Bali, its heritage, culture and unique charms.


Kirawira Luxury Tented Camp | Arusha, Tanzania

Kirawira Serena Camp offers the classic safari camp luxury. The camp has just 25 widely-spaced luxury tents, raised on timber platforms, each with a glorious view of the plains. It is ideally located on the famous Western Corridor. Guests can expect gourmet meals, two game drives daily, guided nature/bird walks, hot air balloons, scenic safari bar, cultural dance and music, swimming pool, massages, and even WiFi .


Matakauri Lodge | Queenstown, New Zealand

Spectacularly situated on Lake Wakatipu, Matakauri Lodge offers eleven luxurious suites and villas, each with private terraces looking out to Queenstown lakeside, with mountain views. Guests experience activities such as white water rafting, paragliding, bungee jumping, jet boating and heli-skiing. Other leisure pastimes include hiking, horse riding, wineries, trout fishing, scenic flights to places like the unforgettable Milford Sound, and more.


Miraval Arizona Resort and Spa | Tucson, AZ, United States

Get a taste of everything Miraval has to offer. Indulge in award-winning spa treatments, sumptuous accommodations, activities, lectures and programs, plus dine in the award-winning Cactus Flower Restaurant. All-inclusive packages can include full access to Miraval's extensive resort amenities including fitness center and the new Life in Balance Spa, with saunas, hot tubs, and more than 100 treatments. Miraval is a non-tipping resort.


Saffire Freycinet | Freycinet National Park, Tasmania, Australia

Saffire's approach is not constrained by traditional five-star ratings and standards, but instead sets a bold new direction for holidays. Dedicated to providing quality, memorable service; unforgettable experiences; indulgent dining options; inspiring accommodation and an overall sense of wellbeing and relaxation, Saffire about taking time out, and about day-to-day living. Saffire is boutique not only in its size, with just 20 accommodation suites.


The Lodge at Woodloch | Hawley, PA, United States

Located on over 150 pristine woodland acres with a private 15-acre lake, The Lodge at Woodloch offers a private, adult-only retreat like no other. The resort offers choices for relaxation, fitness and wellness, outdoor adventures, creative discovery workshops, cooking demonstrations and wine tastings as well as opportunities for personal development through unique speakers and events.


The Ranch at Rock Creek | Philipsburg, MT, United States

Nestled amid Montana's breathtaking landscape, this all-inclusive luxury ranch resort offers raw western adventure paired with unprecedented comfort and amenities. Lodging, meals, and adventures are included. Activities include horseback riding, fly fishing, hiking, archery, mountain biking, rifle range, skiing, ice skating, snowmobiling, hockey, and sledding. Silver Dollar Saloon activities include bowling, billiards, and a cinema.


The Reserve at Paradisus Punta Cana | Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

This all-inclusive boutique resort at the Paradisus Punta Cana is specially designed for families. It has a swimming pool, a children's pool, a YHI Spa, Family Concierge, fine dining, private golf course, gym, a Kids Zone, and 132 luxury suites which include One Bedroom Master Suites and 48 Family Concierge Suites. There's transport to the beach, and access to service, and facilities at sister resort Paradisus Punta Cana.


The Singular Patagonia | Puerto Natales, Chile, Chile

From glacier expeditions to horseback riding to Puerto Natales tours to Torres del Paine treks, The Singular offers guests the full spectrum of extraordinary terrain that is Patagonia. Despite its rustic origins, The Singular Patagonia is the epitome of modern luxury. With two-to-one staff to guest ratio, highly trained expedition guides, an award-winning culinary team, and the highest quality amenities available, guests are pampered at every turn.


Twin Farms | Barnard, VT, United States

The rates here include everything. Stay in a luxurious cottage or suite, each individually designed by famed architects and eminent interior designers. The rate includes afternoon tea, cocktails, fine wines and spirits, activities like biking, hiking, skiing, sledding, fly-fishing, and tennis. Spa and fitness center, museum-quality art collection, farm-table dinner, and a gourmet box lunch upon departure. They will even pack and unpack for you!


Wolgan Valley Resort and Spa | Lithgow, Australia

Meals, non-alcoholic beverages, and select alcoholic beverages are all included in the rates. Guests also receive two nature-based activities per day. The Timeless Spa has six double treatment rooms; each room has its own changing area and private bathroom featuring a shower and a Japanese-style soaking tub. During winter months, a massive stone fireplace in the relaxation room lends a cozy atmosphere, while in summer, huge doors open invites the outdoors in.