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

Little Palm Island Resort & Spa is the best all-inclusive resort in Florida due to its luxurious amenities and private bungalows.

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All-inclusive resorts in Florida are a great option to plan your vacation with one simple price overall. While some resorts may deliver surprise bills at the end of your stay, the best options are consistent and provide high-quality customer service. A few prized properties include a romantic retreat in the Keys and an accessible, family-friendly spot in central Florida that will take all the guesswork out of your vacation. Some of these getaways are like the classic all-inclusive resorts you'd find in the Caribbean, while others offer themed inclusive packages.

A true all-inclusive resort means that all of your food, alcohol, and housing are included. Others are "almost all-inclusive," meaning that food and housing are covered, but alcohol options may be restricted.

For your next vacation to the Sunshine State, seek out the best all-inclusive resorts in Florida.

Editor’s Pick: Little Palm Island Resort and Spa

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

Key Specs 

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

Why We Chose It

This hotel is located on a private island in the Florida Keys, plus it includes the chance to spot adorable Key Deer while sipping fruity cocktails and dining on fresh seafood.

Pros & Cons

Pros

  • Private island
  • Complimentary entertainment
  • Culinary package available

Cons

  • Must use motor yacht to reach main islands
  • Guests were disappointed in service
  • Expensive nightly rates

Overview  

Despite the proximity to the Overseas Highway, guests at Little Palm Island Resort and 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 southwest of beautiful Bahia Honda State Park.

Guests arrive at the 5.5-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 paddleboards, kayaks, Hobie Cat ships, and even motorized Boston Wahler boats to explore the shimmering turquoise waters, which are just steps from the suites.

For the ultimate all-inclusive experience, add the culinary package that includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Additional amenities include a Balinese-inspired indoor/outdoor spa and water sports rentals.

Bungalows Key Largo  

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

Key Specs 

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

Why We Chose It

This adult-only 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. 

Pros & Cons

Pros

  • Adults-only property
  • Unlimited dining and premium cocktails
  • Multiple restaurant options

Cons

  • Some guests were disappointed in hotel quality and service
  • Beach isn't always clean
  • Expensive nightly rates

Overview

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 the rate includes 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 at the excellent onsite spa with outdoor treatment cabanas.

Notable amenities include an on-shore sunset tiki bar and floating tiki boats, included daily yoga, waterfront restaurants, and live entertainment. Guests have a variety of restaurant options: 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.

Key Specs 

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

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. 

Pros & Cons

Pros

  • Adults-only resort
  • Great for couples or larger groups
  • $100 daily credit for dining and activities

Cons

  • Extra resort fee (but adds extra perks)
  • Not all food is included
  • Expensive nightly rates

Overview

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, with friends, or as 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. Use it to enjoy a daily continental breakfast overlooking the Gulf of Mexico in the fifth-floor restaurant, Tesoro.

Amenities include an exclusive sun deck and rooftop pool, scented aromatherapy towels poolside, culinary station demonstrations, and a golf course. 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 rooftop pool or down on the white-sand beach fronting the resort, your Balinese-inspired guest room makes for a serene place to kick back. 

The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island

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

Key Specs 

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

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.

Pros & Cons

Pros

  • Adults-only pool and spa
  • Private hotel beach
  • Club Level Lounge open through most of the day

Cons

  • Entire resort is not adults-only, but childcare is available
  • Some guests were disappointed in hotel cleanliness
  • Restaurant quality is not the best

Overview

The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island hosts visitors of all kinds. Whether you're looking to relax on the beach or optimize on its bicycle-friendly property, this hotel will have an amenity or experience perfect for any vacation. It’s worth booking a Club Level room for an upgraded all-inclusive experience that covers meals and comes with personalized concierge services. All guests get access to the spa, which has an adults-only pool. 

Amenities include a weekend bloody Mary bar, dedicated Club Beach during the summer months, and Ritz Kids night out (included child care one night) included in Club Level.

In the summer, the resort also provides lounge chairs and umbrellas to Club Level members on a private section of the beach—plus your own cooler stocked with bottled beverages. From 7 a.m. to 10 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 a sommelier’s selection of wines, sparkling wines, local beers, spirits, and cordials.

Legoland Florida Resort 

Legoland Florida
Courtesy of Legoland Florida Resort

Key Specs 

  • Free Wi-Fi: Yes 
  • Resort Fee: $30 per day (plus tax)
  • Room Rate: $$$

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.

Pros & Cons

Pros

  • Great for families with kids
  • More affordable than other all-inclusive Floridian resorts
  • Themed hotel with unique design

Cons

  • Not all entertainment is on-site or included
  • Rooms are small
  • Some guests were disappointed with customer service and cleanliness

Overview

A trip to the theme parks near Orlando is 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 a selection of three different hotels: Pirate Island Hotel, Legoland Hotel, and Beach Retreat.

Notable amenities include in-room treasure hunts, Lego souvenirs for kids, and access to the Peppa Pig Theme Park. The all-inclusive packages cover 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 theme park restaurants.

After you’ve ticked off the 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 rate. 

Final Verdict 

Little Palm Island Resort and Spa is our best overall pick for all-inclusive resorts in Florida thanks to its location on its own private island with plenty of amenities. Located in the Florida Keys, guests can enjoy a dedicated motor yacht to reach other islands and private bungalows with thatched roofs overlooking the ocean. For an added cost, guests can also purchase the culinary package, which covers every meal throughout the day.

Guide to Choosing an All-Inclusive Resort in Florida

Consult the Concierge

When booking, it’s best to call the property you’re interested in to specify what is covered in the all-inclusive rate. 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.

Club Level access is available at many Ritz-Carlton properties across Florida, but inclusions vary. So be sure to call ahead to consult with the concierge if you’re looking for specific offerings. 

Consider the Weather

The Atlantic hurricane season, which can affect all of the resorts on this list, runs from June to the end of November. 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.

Compare the Best All-Inclusive Resorts in Florida

Hotel Free Wi-Fi Resort Fee Room Rate
Little Palm Island Resort and Spa
Editor's Pick
Yes 12.5 percent of the room rate (plus tax) $$$$
Bungalows Key Largo
Yes No $$$$
JW Marriott Marco Island Beach Resort
Yes $35 per day $$$$
The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island
Yes $40 per day $$$$
Legoland Resort Florida
Yes $30 per day (plus tax) $$$

Frequently Asked Questions

What Does All-Inclusive Mean in Florida?

All-inclusive resorts include housing at the hotel, dining, and alcoholic drinks. Some resorts are almost all-inclusive, meaning they cover most costs, but not all alcoholic drinks are available.

Are There Sandals Resorts in Florida?

There is no Sandals resort in Florida, but there are nearby locations in the Caribbean including Jamaica, the Bahamas, Saint Lucia, Grenada, Barbados, and more.

What Is the Cheapest Time to Go to an All-Inclusive Resort?

All-inclusive resorts are cheaper in the hotel's off-season, which is usually during fall to early winter.

Is It Worth It to Pay for All-Inclusive?

All-inclusive resorts are worth it for travelers who plan to spend most of their time at the hotel. However, if you're interested in visiting local attractions and eating out, you'll likely be better off paying for just the hotel and purchasing meals or entertainment separately.

Can You Negotiate All-Inclusive Resorts?

Some all-inclusive resorts allow their guests to negotiate their rates, especially during seasons when not all rooms are booked. Contact your desired hotel during the booking process to discuss other options for negotiable rates.

Methodology

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 customer reviews into consideration 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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