5 Best All-inclusive Resorts in Florida for the Ultimate Care-free Vacation
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All-inclusive beach resorts can be tricky to find in Florida, where resorts are notorious for delivering oversized bills just as you're walking out the door. But there are a few prized properties, like a romantic retreat in the Keys and an accessible, family-friendly spot in Orlando, that will take all the guesswork out of your vacation to Florida. Some of these getaways are much like the classic all-inclusive resorts you'd find in the Caribbean, while others offer themed inclusive packages. For your next vacation to the Sunshine State, these are the all-inclusive resorts in Florida to seek out.
Bungalows Key Largo, Florida Keys
If you're looking to leave the kids behind, check out the Bungalows Key Largo, nestled in a botanical garden. All guests must be 21 years and older. Gorgeous private bungalows at this all-inclusive beach resort in Florida start at a steeper price point, but your stay comes with unlimited meals and premium cocktails at the resort's six bars and restaurants. Get a Himalayan salt treatment at the Zen Garden Spa and then have a mai tai at the Sunset Tiki Bar for a different kind of zen moment.
To book: bungalowskeylargo.com
Club Med Sandpiper Bay, Port St. Lucie
Kid-friendly as can be, with activities as varied as trapeze classes, paddleboarding, sailing, ping pong, cooking lessons, dance classes, and beachy movie nights, the only Club Med in America is a true all-inclusive. Situated halfway between Miami and Orlando, it's less expensive than other package-based resorts, but it's still well run with super-attentive staffers. Because the brand has mastered the all-inclusive format on a global scale, guests can expect open bars, gourmet dining with plenty of options, and both taxes as well as gratuities included. You might actually walk out the door without spending an extra dime beyond what you paid up front - which is what should always happen at an all-inclusive.
To book: clubmed.com
Little Palm Island Resort & Spa, Little Torch Key
If you're in the mood for a resort, but don't want to feel tucked away in a sprawling, impersonal building, Little Palm might be right up your alley. Located in the Florida Keys, Little Palm is one of the best resorts in Florida. For a 12.5 percent resort fee, the resort includes a welcome cocktail, valet parking, non-alcoholic drinks, and access to activities like paddleboarding and kayaking, and all-inclusive packages including meals are available.
To book: hotels.com
Related: America's Best All-Inclusive Resorts
TradeWinds Island Resorts, St. Pete Beach
TradeWinds is not only one of the best deals for all-inclusive resorts in Florida, it's also perfect for kids. They offer inclusive packages like their Busch Gardens Stay + Play package, which comes with general admission tickets to Busch Gardens and all day dining passes. Another option is their Go Get Out There package, which includes water activities (think: giant floating cabana, need we say more?) and lunch on the house.
To book: hotels.com
The Ritz-Carlton, Multiple Locations
What if you combined your luxury vacation fantasy with the classic all-inclusive experience? The result would be The Ritz-Carlton's Club Level access. The brand's idyllic Florida properties - from far-flung, tropical The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island to newly-renovated The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes - offer Club Level access for guests who want to enjoy five complimentary meal presentations daily and alcoholic beverages from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Club Level access also includes Ritz Kids programming and a dedicated concierge, among other valuable perks.
To book: ritzcarlton.com