5 Best All-inclusive Resorts in Florida for the Ultimate Care-free Vacation

Get the most for your money at these resorts in the Sunshine State.

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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.

Editor’s Pick: Little Palm Island Resort & Spa

Little Palm Island
Taylor Volkens; Little Palm Island Resort & Spa

Why We Chose It

For the true island escapism it offers on a private island in Florida’s favorite island chain, plus the chance to spot adorable Key Deer while sipping fruity cocktails and dining on fresh Florida seafood.

Key Specs 

  • Free Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Resort Fee: 12.5 percent of the room rate (plus tax)
  • Room Rate: $$$$

Notable Amenities

Balinese-inspired indoor/outdoor spa, dedicated resort motor yacht, private bungalow suites with thatched roofs, water sports rentals

Hotel Description 

Despite the proximity to the Overseas Highway, guests at Little Palm Island Resort & Spa are completely removed from it all. The Lower Keys at this island resort on Little Torch Key provide guests with peace and quiet, just south of beautiful Bahia Honda State Park. Guests arrive at the four-acre island aboard Little Palm Island’s dedicated motor yacht and settle into private bungalow suites with vaulted ceilings and thatched roofs, some of which have outdoor showers and copper tubs overlooking the ocean. For a little adventure, guests can use the hotel's complimentary house paddleboards, kayaks, Hobie Cat ships, and even motorized Boston Wahler boats to explore the shimmering turquoise waters, which are just steps from suites. For the ultimate all-inclusive experience, add the culinary package that includes breakfast, lunch and dinner as well as non-alcoholic beverages.

Bungalows Key Largo, Florida Keys  

Bungalows Key Largo, all-inclusive Florida resort
Courtesy of Bungalows Key Largo

Why We Chose It

This adult-only (ages 21 and up) property on the bay side of Key Largo, just an hour south of the Miami International Airport, operates as a true all-inclusive property with meals, premium alcohol, paddle boards and more thrown into the mix—all in a stunning waterfront setting. 

Key Specs 

  • Free Wi-Fi: Yes 
  • Resort Fee: No
  • Room Rate: $$$$

Notable Amenities

Land-based sunset tiki bar and floating tiki boats, included daily yoga, waterfront restaurants, live entertainment, spa with outdoor treatment cabanas 

Hotel Description

The Bungalows Key Largo is a private getaway nestled in a botanical garden dotted with 135 private bungalows in the Florida Keys. All guests must be 21 years and older to stay and play. The rates include unlimited dining and premium cocktails. During your stay, soak in the outdoor tub on your bungalow’s patio or treat yourself to a Himalayan salt treatment in a bayside treatment tiki or outdoor cabana at the excellent onsite spa. Guests have a variety of restaurant options to dine at; Sea Señor for coastal Mexican fare and Fish Tales, a gorgeous Mediterranean-inspired spot open to the sea breezes and overlooking the water. After dinner, grab a mai tai and a front row table for views of the blushing late-afternoon sky at the Sunset Tiki Bar. Among the activities included in the all-inclusive rates are all non-motorized water sports like kayaks and paddleboards, in addition to daily sunrise yoga.

JW Marriott Marco Island Beach Resort 

Paradise by Sirene at JW Marriott Marco Island
Photo: Courtesy of JW Marriott Marco Island.

Why We Chose It

Paradise by Sirene, the adults-only wing at this popular southwest Florida resort, feels like a boutique hotel within a hotel, and offers daily credits that upgrade you to an all-inclusive experience. 

Key Specs 

  • Free Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Resort Fee: $35 per day
  • Room Rate: $$$$

Notable Amenities

Exclusive sun deck and rooftop pool, scented aromatherapy poolside towers, culinary station demonstrations, golf course 

Hotel Description

Occupying its own dedicated wing at the JW Marco Island Beach Resort, the adults-only "Paradise by Sirene” is a great stay if you’re traveling as a couple or with friends or a multi-generational group. Guests are welcomed with a glass of champagne as they check into a private lounge, and receive a $100 daily room credit to put toward dining, spa time or a round of golf, too. Use it to enjoy a daily continental breakfast overlooking the Gulf of Mexico in the fifth floor restaurant, Tesoro. The resort fee includes additional perks like morning beach yoga, fitness classes, and tennis court access at nearby Hammock Bay. When you’re not relaxing at the dedicated sundeck and rooftop pool, or down on the white sand beach fronting the resort, your Balinese-inspired guest room makes for a most serene place to kick back. 

The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island

Exterior of the Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island
Courtesy of The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island

Why We Chose It

For a relaxing stay that appeals as much to couples as families and strikes the perfect balance between luxury and access to some of Florida’s most pristine nature.

Key Specs 

  • Free Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Resort Fee: $40 per day
  • Room Rate: $$$$

Notable Amenities

Weekend Bloody Mary bar, dedicated Club Beach during the summer months, Ritz Kids night out (included child care one night), spa with dedicated adults-only outdoor pool 

Hotel Description

The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island can hosts visitors of all kind. Whether you're looking to relax on the beach or optimize on their bicycle-friendly property, this hotel will have an amenity or experience perfect for your vacation. It’s worth booking a Club Level room at The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island for an upgraded all-inclusive experience that covers meals and access to the spa, which includes an adults-only outdoor pool, steam room, and sauna inside. For some outdoor fun, the resort will also provide lounge chairs and umbrellas on a dedicated Club Beach during the summer months, plus your own cooler stocked with bottled beverages. From 7 a.m. to 11 p.m., you’ll get access to the Club Level lounge, which serves breakfast, lunch, hors d'oeuvres, and desserts throughout the day, as well as specialty cocktails and an open bar.

Legoland Florida Resort 

Legoland Florida
Courtesy of Legoland Florida Resort

Why We Chose It

Fully immerse your family in an Orlando-area theme park vacation that comes with meals and admission to both the theme park and water park at LEGOLAND.

Key Specs 

  • Free Wi-Fi: Yes 
  • Resort Fee: No 
  • Room Rate: $$$

Notable Amenities

In-room treasure hunts, LEGO souvenirs for kids, access to Peppa Pig Theme Park

Hotel Description 

A trip to the theme parks near Orlando is usually on the wish list for anyone traveling with kids. And LEGOLAND Florida Resort makes it easy to wrap everything into an all-inclusive package with your choice of three hotels for a stay: Pirate Island Hotel, LEGOLAND Hotel and LEGOLAND Beach Retreat. The all-inclusive packages include multi-park tickets to LEGOLAND Florida Resort Theme Park, the Water Park, and the Peppa Pig Theme Park for each day of your stay. It also covers breakfast and dinner at your hotel and lunch at any theme park or water park restaurant you visit. After you’ve ticked off the theme parks for the day, there are the hotels’ heated outdoor pools, free Master Builder Lego workshops and mini golf to partake in, too, all included in the rates. 

Final Verdict 

You’re hardly going to find the wealth of options for all-inclusive hotels in Florida as you will in other places, specifically the Caribbean. But that said, there are a few hotels and resorts to consider when you want to know exactly what you’re paying for and get more than just a hotel room included in your nightly rate. For families with young children, you can't beat the room, food, and theme park perks that come with a stay at LEGOLAND. For the best spa experience, the Little Palm Island Resort & Spa, Bungalows Key Largo, and JW Marriott Marco Island Beach Resort are excellent options with their spa experience and amenities. For families looking for a luxurious stay with their kids, Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island offers a Kid's Club to give parents a little freedom.

Know Before You Go

  • North Florida experiences much colder temperatures during the winter months, from December into March, than the rest of the state. So keep that in mind if you’re hoping to be swimming or sunbathing at that time.
  • When booking, it’s best to call the property you’re interested in to specify what is covered in the all-inclusive rates. Where you have the option to add a meal package to your stay, consider if you really want to eat all three meals on property or if you might prefer to enjoy some meals out during your vacation, and modify accordingly.
  • The Atlantic hurricane season, which can affect all of the resorts on this list, runs from June 1 to the end of November. 
  • Club Level access is available at other Ritz-Carlton properties across Florida, too, but inclusions vary. So be sure to call ahead to consult with the concierge if you’re looking for specific offerings. 

How We Chose These Hotels 

We evaluated hotels across Florida for options that could be considered all-inclusive before choosing the options on this list. We considered elements like the property’s reputation and quality of service, design and architecture, location on the beach or in town, and notable inclusions (e.g., non-motorized and motorized water sports,  spa access, beach chairs and umbrellas, etc.). We also reviewed each property’s dining options and the types of experiences available both on-site and nearby. We also took into consideration customer reviews when determining our list.

Originally written by
Alex Van Buren
Alex Van Buren is a writer, cookbook editor, and content strategist. She regularly covers travel, food and drink, parenting, and culture for national publications including The New York Times, The Washington Post, Bon Appétit, New York Magazine, and Travel + Leisure.
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