5 Best Luxury All-Inclusive Resorts in the World – Have you ever vacationed on such a luxurious private island? Or maybe you’re looking for personal peace of mind, outside of your tough work activities.
Lots of all-inclusive luxury resorts. Most of the resorts offer unforgettable accommodation, food, drinks and tour packages. Many are high-end and low-impact eco-resorts, with sustainability and conservation at its core. Others cosset guests in luxury villas on some of the most beautiful islands in the world.
Is this resort located in caribbean or Kenya? They all offer personal service, pampering touches, and all-inclusive prices, so you can leave your worries-and your wallet-at home.
From overwater bungalows in one of Fiji’s Best Islands to eco-friendly resorts in Australia and Indonesia and safari lodges in South Africa, this list of the best all-inclusive luxury resorts offers an upscale hideaway perfect for even the smartest travellers.
Here’s the 5 Best Luxury All-Inclusive Resorts in the World
1. Nihi Sumba Island, Indonesia
Eco-conscious and extraordinarily beautiful, the former surfing retreat of Nihi Sumba Island scores top billing on lists of the world’s best beach resorts. It presides over a wild and pristine palm-fringed slice of coast on the remote island of Sumba in Indonesia, about a one-hour flight from BALI. It’s a fitting location considering the resort’s philosophy is “The Edge of Wildness.” The resort nestles within a nature reserve, and more than 2.5 kilometers of white-sand beach beckons beneath the cliffs below, with fantastic surfing, fishing, and snorkeling. You won’t find TVs here, just cool ocean breezes, island adventures, warm and friendly staff, and glorious sea views.
The 33 air-conditioned villas perfectly capture the essence of this tropical hideaway; with soaring thatched ceilings that peek out among the palms and sweeping ocean views. Configurations range from one to five bedrooms, and they come with features like large living rooms, private plunge pools, outdoor showers, and impeccable butler service. Families can reserve a delightfully quirky three-story treehouse.
If you can tear yourself away from the villa and beach, with its fantastic surfing, diving, and fishing, you can go horseback riding on the beach (the resort has an equestrian center), sign up for visits to nearby villages, explore hidden waterfalls, mountain bike, take a Land Rover safari, tour a chocolate factory, or relax at the beach club and pool. For the ultimate in pampering, you can embark on a day-long Spa Safari with multiple treatments and healthy meals. Free daily yoga in a sea-view pavilion is also offered.
Rates include all meals, snacks, and some beverages and activities. Children are welcome, and some of the profits from your stay support the Sumba Foundation’s community projects, providing fresh water, medical care, and communal farms for local villages, so you can live in the lap of luxury and feel good at the same time.
Hoba Wawi, Wanokaka, Kabupaten Sumba Barat, Nusa Tenggara Tim., Indonesia
It takes about 10 minutes by speedboat from Malé airport, Kurumba Maldives. This place has a long history, and has warm hospitality on a ravishing island dotted with fish-rich coral reefs. This is the country’s first private island resort, and the friendly staff are happy to welcome guests and share their Maldivian culture.
Sprinkled amidst tropical gardens, luxurious air-conditioned rooms range from superior rooms and beachfront bungalows to multi-bedroom villas with private plunge pools. Sleek and contemporary décor. Signature features include hardwood floors, cathedral ceilings, a flat-screen TV, indoor/outdoor showers and soft robes.
At your leisure, you can connect to shaded sun loungers with umbrellas in one of the pools, take a nap in a hammock under the palms on a powdered white sand beach, dine around the world at one of the eight excellent restaurants, or shop over the water for spa treatments. Turtles, stingrays and fish swim in the crystal clear waters around the resort, and snorkeling and diving are excellent at nearby coral reefs.
Travelling with children? They will have a splash of ball in two children-only pools or play at Majaa Kids Club, which also offers fun cultural activities such as Maldivian dance and drum lessons. A special children’s menu, a packed lineup of sports and games, painting classes and cinema add all the fun.
Located on the edge of a cliff, the resort includes a series of open spaces and common areas that embrace this stunning view, so you always feel like part of your neighborhood.
Despite the spacious views, this suite offers total privacy which makes it a favorite hideaway for honeymooners.
Called the “sanctuary,”” the 24 open-plan guest rooms here feel spacious and well-sold, with 15-foot-high ceilings, a large living room, and plenty of local stone and tropical wood. Signature features include a private infinity pool, four-poster bed, frette bathrobes and towels, a 24-hour butler (“Major Domos”), and jalousie louvers so the tropical breeze can flow freely. SKY’s five jacuzzi suites come with a hot tub, not a private pool. Wi-Fi is available at the resort, but you won’t find a TV and phone here, just sound and sea views.
The cuisine at Jade Mountain Club captures the taste of a fresh island with many products from the resort’s organic farm, and guests can also dine at Anse Mamin or Anse Chastanet, a 600-acre sister resort on the silver sandy beach below. Leisure time can be as active or relaxing as you want. Swimming, sailing, kayaking and diving are all popular entertainments along Anse Chastanet beach, a steep walk from the resort or shuttle.
Guests can also hike and cycle on the resort’s 600-hectare estate; go bird watching; doing yoga; swim in the resort’s infinity pool; or take a tour of botanical gardens, volcanoes, and sulphur springs. A fitness center and spa are also available on site. An all-inclusive price is an optional option but great value here – especially as the hotel is located in a secluded location.
Home to the only over-the-water bungalows in Fiji, adults-only Likuliku, on Malolo Island in the sublime Mamanuca Islands, is known for its warm and friendly Fijian hospitality. Local materials such as thatch, wood, and stone feature prominently in the bungalows (or bures), giving the resort an authentic island feel that feels totally at one with its lush, tropical surroundings. Forget TVs and telephones. Instead, guests here tune into the relaxing pace of island life, snorkeling over kaleidoscopic reefs and chatting with the friendly staff.
Honeymooners love the ten light-filled over-the-water bures, with large outdoor decks, separate bathing pavilions, air-conditioning, and lagoon views from egg-shaped soaking tubs. Many guests also like the beachfront bures, with their cheaper price point, plunge pools, large daybeds, and private outdoor showers. These bures also offer direct access to the ocean, which is sometimes not available from the over-the-water bures when the tide is low.
The food is fabulous here and spotlights fresh seafood as well as luscious tropical fruits and produce from the island’s organic hydroponic farm. Daily canapes delivered to your room give you a hint of the delectable dinner dishes that await. In your spare time, you can enjoy a Couples Indulgence package at the spa, trim and tone at the gym, learn how to weave palm fronds, or sign up for village visits and island-hopping cruises. Rates include accommodation, non-motorized water sports, meals, filter coffee, tea, and water, but other beverages incur an extra fee.
Surrounded by a world of water in mesmerising shades of blue, Lily Beach Resort & Spa offers over-the-water luxury and family-friendly fun. The resort lies on Huvahendhoo island in the Maldives, a coral island ringed by thriving coral reefs and some of the best dive sites in the world.
Perched over the water or strung along the beach, the air-conditioned villas come with sleek contemporary furnishings and modern conveniences like home theater systems, flat-screen satellite TVs, and outdoor bathrooms with Jacuzzi tubs. Beach villas snuggle amid palm trees along a beautiful stretch of powder-white sand, while the water villas offer more privacy and direct access to the hypnotic sea. If you’re traveling with children, the family villas, with interconnecting rooms, are perfect. Deluxe over-the-water villas boast glass floor areas, so you can peer into the crystal-clear sea below, and the sunset suites also come with private plunge pools and 24-hour butler service.
Guests can choose from several different dining venues serving everything from fusion cuisine inspired by Chinese, Indian, and Thai flavors to teppanyaki and themed buffets. Water sports reign here, and with a flourishing reef not far from shore, the snorkeling is fabulous. You can also swim at the two pools, play volleyball and tennis, tone at the gym, or indulge at the over-the-water Tamara spa.
The all-inclusive plan is optional. It offers excellent value and includes food (buffet-style and limited a la carte); beverages; and two excursions per person per stay, such as snorkeling, sunset cruises, village visits, and fishing.