All-inclusive destinations in the world

Welcome to a curated selection of the world’s most inviting destinations for travellers seeking the full package: sunshine, sand, and sea, all wrapped up in the convenience of all-inclusive resorts. Dive in and discover the perfect spot for your next sun-soaked retreat, where your toughest decision will be whether to hit the beach before or after breakfast.

In this article, we’ll unveil the top 10 all-inclusive destinations that promise nothing less than sublime relaxation and endless sunshine for the discerning traveller.

1. Guadeloupe, French Caribbean

Guadeloupe, often referred to as the butterfly island due to its unique shape, is a Francophone haven nestled in the Lesser Antilles. It’s a place where European charm meets Caribbean hospitality. From December to April, the dry season welcomes sun lovers with open arms, offering warm weather without the stifling humidity found later in the year.

The island’s dual personality means you can sunbathe on pristine white sand beaches or dive into the world beneath the waves to explore vibrant coral reefs. Guadeloupe National Park, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, invites the adventurous to discover its rich biodiversity. With waterfalls, hiking trails, and the towering La Grande Soufrière volcano, the island offers an immersive experience in nature’s splendour.

Club Med’s all-inclusive resort in Guadeloupe epitomizes the spirit of hassle-free Caribbean holidays. Perfect for families and offering a variety of experiences all year round, from beach holidays on the coast to sports activities at La Caravelle, it caters to every desire. The average winter temperature in Guadeloupe hovers around a comfortable 28 degrees Celsius, creating the ideal backdrop for a winter sun holiday within this luxurious setting.

Best for: Families, Couples, Adventure Lovers
Best time to visit: December-April

2. Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

Embark on a journey to Punta Cana, a sun-drenched haven where the beaches radiate warmth and hospitality. Club Med Punta Cana, one of the premier all-inclusive resorts in the Dominican Republic, perfectly blends Caribbean allure with sophisticated comfort. Families will delight in a variety of tailored activities, including kids’ clubs that expertly mix education with entertainment. For those who love the water, the resort offers an array of activities like kiteboarding and snorkelling in the crystal-clear waters.

More than just a seasonal retreat, Punta Cana is a vibrant destination year-round, boasting average temperatures around 30 degrees Celsius. This makes it the ideal place to swap out winter wear for beach gear. And for those making impromptu gateways, Club Med’s last-minute deals offer an exceptional opportunity. Experience luxury at a more accessible price, perfect for the spontaneous traveller looking for an unforgettable tropical escape.

Best for: Families, Water Sports Enthusiasts
Best time to visit: December-April

3. Maui, Hawaii, USA

Maui is a slice of paradise with a laid-back vibe that’s infectious. Ideal for family vacations and surf enthusiasts, the island’s legendary beaches and world-class waves are an invitation to embrace the Aloha spirit. For those seeking all-inclusive vacations, the sunny days from April to May and September to November provide perfect conditions for enjoying the beach without the crowds of peak season.

In addition to its stunning beaches, Maui offers an array of activities for nature lovers and adventurers. The island’s lush landscapes, with their cascading waterfalls and scenic hiking trails, beckon to be explored. The Road to Hana is a must-do for anyone visiting Maui, offering breathtaking views and a journey through the heart of the island’s natural beauty.

Best for: Family Vacations, Surf Enthusiasts, Nature Lovers
Best time to visit: April-May, September-November

4. Cancún, Mexico

With its proximity to ancient Mayan ruins and modern all-inclusive resorts, Cancun presents a dual world where one can explore the depths of history before diving into a poolside cocktail. The average winter temperature hovers around a comfortable 25 degrees Celsius, allowing for year-round beach holidays. Couples will find romance in the secluded areas of luxury hotels, while cultural explorers can step out to discover Cancun’s rich heritage sites.

Club Med Cancún stands out as an ideal choice for an all-inclusive vacation in Mexico. Here, guests can enjoy active days filled with a variety of sports, from scuba diving and tennis to fitness activities, all set against the backdrop of the most beautiful beach in the Caribbean.

Best for: Families, Couples, Cultural Explorers
Best time to visit: December-April

5. Phuket, Thailand

Phuket beckons with its mosaic of cultural experiences and adrenaline-pumping adventures. The largest of Thailand’s islands is a hotbed for solo travellers and adventure seekers, offering everything from serene Buddhist temples to thrilling scuba diving expeditions among colourful coral reefs. The months between November and February serve up the perfect cocktail of sunny days and cool nights, with the island’s average winter temperature sitting at a comfortable 28 degrees Celsius.

While Phuket’s nightlife is legendary, the all-inclusive experience at Club Med Phuket allows for peaceful retreats, too. Imagine meditating in an ocean-facing pavilion or taking a Thai cooking class to spice up your culinary skills. With beaches that are the very definition of paradise, you’ll have access to some of the most exquisite white sand beaches and turquoise waters in the world.

Best for: Solo travellers, Adventure seekers
Best time to visit: November-February

6. Martinique, French Caribbean

Nestled in the azure waters of the Caribbean, Martinique is a captivating fusion of French elegance and tropical island allure. This destination is perfect for those who appreciate the finer things in life, such as gourmet cuisine, fine rum, and vibrant cultural experiences. The island’s lush landscapes, dominated by the majestic Mount Pelée, offer a paradise for hikers and nature enthusiasts.

The best time to visit Martinique is from December to April, during the dry season, when the weather is most favourable for outdoor activities and beach relaxation. The island’s beaches, ranging from serene white sands in the south to dramatic black sands in the north, cater to every beachgoer’s dream.

Martinique’s resorts and hotels provide a luxurious base for exploring the island’s rich history, culture, and natural beauty. From historic plantations to bustling markets in the capital of Fort-de-France, there’s a wealth of experiences awaiting. The island is also renowned for its world-class sailing and diving spots, offering adventures in crystal-clear waters.

Best for: Gourmets, Nature Enthusiasts, Beachgoers
Best time to visit: December-April

7. Tenerife, Canary Islands

Tenerife, the largest of Spain’s Canary Islands, is a year-round sun destination that offers a varied landscape of beaches, volcanoes, and national parks. It’s a family favourite, with attractions like Siam Park, one of the world’s top water parks, and Loro Parque, a zoo rich with exotic bird species. For nature lovers, the majestic Teide National Park offers hiking trails through otherworldly landscapes and stunning vistas.

The island is also a haven for beach enthusiasts and sunbathers, with a diverse array of beaches from the golden sands of Las Teresitas to the unique black volcanic beaches of Playa de la Arena. The culinary scene in Tenerife is a delightful exploration of traditional Spanish and Canary Island cuisine, offering fresh seafood, local wines, and unique dishes like “papas arrugadas.”

Best for: Families, Nature Lovers
Best time to visit: April-June, September-November

8. Bora Bora, French Polynesia

Bora Bora, often called the jewel of French Polynesia, is a small South Pacific island northwest of Tahiti. Renowned for its incredible turquoise lagoon, coral reefs, and overwater bungalows, this island is the epitome of a tropical paradise. It’s a premier destination for honeymooners and anyone seeking a serene escape in an idyllic setting.

The island’s natural beauty is breathtaking, with Mount Otemanu, a dormant volcano, rising up like a majestic backdrop. Bora Bora’s lagoon is a playground for water-based activities such as snorkelling, scuba diving, and paddleboarding, offering opportunities to explore vibrant coral gardens and encounter diverse marine life.

Luxury resorts on Bora Bora provide the ultimate indulgence, with facilities that blend Polynesian tradition and modern comfort. These resorts often feature overwater bungalows, private beaches, world-class spas, and gourmet dining, offering a secluded and exclusive experience.

Best for: Honeymooners, Luxury Travelers, Water Sports Enthusiasts
Best time to visit: May-October

9. San Salvador Island, Bahamas

The island of San Salvador in the Bahamas may not be as widely known as some of its Caribbean counterparts, but it is steeped in history and natural beauty. It is reputed to be the first landing spot of Christopher Columbus in the New World, a claim marked by an iconic cross on Long Bay where he is believed to have come ashore. The island offers a window into the past with its several historical monuments and ruins.

Club Med’s resort on San Salvador Island enhances the allure of this enchanting destination. With its expansive, 89-acre layout, Club Med Columbus Isle is an all-inclusive haven that offers a unique blend of historical exploration and modern luxury. Guests can enjoy a range of activities from diving and snorkelling in the crystal-clear waters to relaxing on the beautiful white-sand beaches. The resort’s bungalows, set in bright and cheerful colours, reflect the vibrant spirit of the Bahamas, offering a peaceful retreat after a day full of discovery.

Best for: History Buffs, Beach Lovers, Wellness Seekers
Best time to visit: November-April

10. Providenciales, Turks and Caicos

Turks and Caicos, an archipelago of 40 low-lying coral islands in the Atlantic Ocean, is a British Overseas Territory southeast of the Bahamas. This sun-drenched destination is renowned for its powdery white-sand beaches, some of the most stunning in the world, and the crystal-clear turquoise waters that surround them. Grace Bay Beach, in particular, has been consistently ranked among the top beaches globally, drawing sunbathers and beach connoisseurs alike.

The islands are a sanctuary for snorkellers and scuba divers, with their protective barrier reef, which is rich in aquatic life and offers spectacular underwater visibility. This reef system is part of the third-largest barrier reef in the world, providing both sheltered swim areas and dynamic underwater landscapes for more adventurous divers.

Club Med’s all-inclusive resort in Turks and Caicos caters to couples looking for a luxurious, hassle-free holiday experience. Perfect for romantic getaways, the resort offers a blend of relaxation and adventure, with options ranging from serene beach holidays in Turkoise to rejuvenating spa experiences. The resort’s location, coupled with its world-class facilities, makes it an ideal choice for those seeking an intimate and unforgettable stay.
ed swim areas and dynamic underwater landscapes for more adventurous divers.

Best for: Couples, Snorkelers, Scuba Divers
Best time to visit: December-March

Escape to Sun-Drenched Paradises with Club Med

As we wrap up our tour of these top all-inclusive destinations, remember that each offers a unique blend of sun, relaxation, and memorable moments. Club Med epitomizes this fusion, providing an escape where every need is anticipated and every moment is crafted for joy.

Whether you’re seeking adventure, romance, or a family retreat, these resorts promise unforgettable experiences under the sun. So, choose your paradise, pack your bags, and let the allure of our exclusive offers guide you to an unforgettable all-inclusive vacation experience.