Mexico and the Caribbean are famous for having some of the most luxurious all-inclusive resorts in the world, but what many people don’t realize is that some of the best all-inclusive hotels are actually located in the United States.
The Best All-Inclusive Resorts in the United States
From tropical resorts with all-inclusive rates to rustic ranches, Victorian hotels, and mountain lodges, the all-inclusive resorts in the United States are as diverse as the landscape of the country itself. Below is a list of 12 U.S. resorts that either are fully inclusive or offer special packages and promotions that include many of the features associated with all-inclusive resorts.
Bungalows Key Largo in Key Largo, Florida
This adults-only all-inclusive resort in the Florida Keys is the ultimate romantic getaway. Each spacious bungalow includes a private verandah with a soaking tub, as well as a flat-screen smart TV and a comfy bed with a pillowtop mattress. Dine at one of six on-site restaurants, take a yoga class on the beach, or float out on the bay in a private tiki boat.
Amenities: Bicycles for guest use, daily group yoga classes, multiple pools and Jacuzzis, and on-site spa (cost for treatments is additional).
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Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island, Michigan
Perched atop a bluff on historic Mackinac Island, where there are no cars permitted and the main form of transportation is horse-drawn carriage, the Grand Hotel is a true American gem. Steeped in history and home to the world’s longest porch, it’s truly an idyllic all-inclusive resort getaway.
Amenities: Individually decorated rooms, an outdoor swimming pool, nightly dancing, lawn games, and daily afternoon tea.
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Vista Verde Guest Ranch in Clark, Colorado
At the Vista Verde Guest Ranch, guests can immerse themselves in a rustic life without giving up wonderful and indulgent luxuries. Providing people with an opportunity to unplug, this authentic ranch does not have phones, TVs, or internet in the guest rooms.
Amenities: Swimming pool, common lounge area with panoramic views, fitness center, indoor riding arena, and kids’ area with ropes course.
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Woodloch Pines Resort in Hawley, Pennsylvania
This family-owned resort provides visitors with a warm and welcoming greeting as well as ample opportunities to have good, old-fashioned fun together. This resort is famous for its extensive activities program, which has a little something for everyone. Woodloch Pine Resort also boasts a championship golf course and a world-class spa.
Amenities: Indoor and outdoor swimming pools, rock climbing wall, kayaking, snowshoeing, and nightly entertainment.
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Lodge on Little St. Simons Island on Little St. Simons Island, Georgia
Those seeking peace, privacy, and natural beauty will feel right at home at the all-inclusive Lodge on Little Saint Simons Island resort. It offers more than 11,000 acres of space and more than seven miles of private beaches, yet only 32 people can stay at any given time. Personalized service in a charming setting makes this the perfect place for those looking to enjoy a slower pace.
Amenities: Meals prepared by on-site chef, boat transfers to and from the island, and naturalist-led excursions offered twice each day.
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Club Med Sandpiper Bay in Port St. Lucie, Florida
Best described as one of the premier all-inclusive resorts in the United States for families who love to stay active, this resort has a little bit of everything. Similar to many of the Caribbean all-inclusive resorts, Club Med Sandpiper Bay lets guests enjoy days by the pool, water activities and plenty of food as well as drinks.
Amenities: Sports facilities with professional instructors, kids clubs, and outdoor pools.
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White Stallion Ranch in Tucson, Arizona
For a vacation that offers an authentic taste of western American culture, the White Stallion Ranch is the best place to stay. Offering all-inclusive packages for its guests, this hotel is often described as a blend between a dude ranch and a luxury resort.
Amenities: Heated pool and hot tub, recreation room, movie theater, petting zoo, nightly entertainment, and a schedule of children’s activities.
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Skytop Lodge in Skytop, Pennsylvania
Nestled in the heart of the Poconos Mountains, the Skytop Lodge transports guests to an era gone by. Built in 1928, this historic lodge offers guests an atmospheric, luxury destination where they have access to the rugged outdoor terrain. On this 5,500-acre property, there’s no shortage of things to do.
Amenities: Spa facilities, outdoor adventure activities, and culinary dining experiences.
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Travaasa Hana in Maui, Hawaii
Voted Best Boutique Hotel and Number 1 Experiential Retreat in Maui by Hawai’i Magazine readers and a winner of the Certificate in Excellence Award in 2018 from TripAdvisor, SmarterTravel’s parent site, the Travaasa Hana resort offers travelers all-inclusive and a la carte booking options. Opt for a package and select from what Travaasa Hana is hailed for: authentic Hawaiian experiences in adventure, food, fitness, culture, or spa and wellness. Each all-inclusive package immerses the guest in their preferred experiential option during their stay, from seaside horseback riding to bamboo spear fishing to spa pampering.
Amenities: Seaside luxury accommodations on Maui’s famed Road to Hana, signature experiential all-inclusive packages, and authentic Hawaiian culture.
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Blackberry Farm in Walland, Tennessee
This pastoral family-owned farm estate invites guests from around the world to enjoy its intimate, luxurious accommodations set against a magnificent backdrop in the Great Smoky Mountains. While not a true all-inclusive (alcohol, in-room dining, retail purchases, and some activities are not included in the nightly rate), we couldn’t leave the 4,200-square-foot Blackberry Farm resort off the list. Consider it nearly all-inclusive.
Amenities: Farm activities, culinary tastings, carriage rides, outdoor activities, spa facilities, and historic rooms.
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Miraval Arizona Resort & Spa in Tucson, Arizona
Striking a balance between dramatic mountain views and restorative desert air, the Miraval Arizona Resort & Spa is the premier destination for a wellness vacation. Offering all-inclusive rates as well as a variety of rejuvenating spa services, this resort is ideal for adults who need to take some time for themselves.
Amenities: Award-winning spa with expert services, such as body renewal rituals, hair care, skin care, and energy healing options.
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Kachemak Bay Wilderness Lodge, Alaska
The Alaskan setting is rustic but the luxury accommodations, gourmet dining, and personalized adventure packages are anything but at the all-inclusive Kachemak Bay Wilderness Lodge.
Amenities: Gourmet dining, luxe accommodations in a pristine setting, and individualized attention with 10 guides and naturalists to every 12 guests.
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