Best 5 Star All Inclusive Resorts in 2024

We do our very best to ensure that all the all-inclusive resorts we have listed on this site will offer you a great vacation experience.

That being said, some of you will want to be fully guaranteed the very highest standards in accommodation, service and facilities, and that means 5 Star standards.

We’ve done the research and so here now are our choices for, and reviews of, the best, and best value, 5 Star all-inclusive resorts in 2024!


Adults only all inclusive in Playa del Carmen - Royal Hideaway Playacar.

Royal Hideaway Playacar

Why We Recommend This Resort: Royal Hideaway Playacar is a 5-star all-inclusive for adults only in Playa del Carmen that is a low-key, classy antidote to the many high-energy all-inclusives of the Riviera Maya. It has 6 gourmet restaurants, all a la carte, 3 bars, 6 pools, a full-service spa, a fitness center, numerous land and water sports facilities, and a gorgeous stretch of white sand beach among its attractions. It can get lively but it’s not a party resort. The upmarket clientele is mainly looking to relax, and the … Read More


Aerial view of Mia Reef all inclusive resort, Isla Mujeres.

Mia Reef Isla Mujeres

Why We Recommend This Resort: Mia Reef is a fabulous, family-friendly, 5-star all-inclusive on a private island just off Isla Mujeres. Its location makes it feel exclusive and it has an absolutely pristine stretch of private beach. As the islet is small, and surrounded on almost all sides by open water most rooms come with lovely sea views. It’s a friendly, sociable place and, due to the limited size of the islet, can sometimes feel busy, but the atmosphere is always very nicely laid back, and with just two bars … Read More


Beach at Zoëtry Villa Rolandi an all inclusive resort in Isla Mujeres.

Zoëtry Isla Mujeres

Why We Recommend This Resort: Zoëtry Villa Rolandi is a boutique 5-star all-inclusive on Cancun’s Isla Mujeres built in 2015 to compliment one of The Riviera Maya’s most esteemed restaurants: the Swiss-Italian Casa Rolandi. It attracts a barefoot-chic, upmarket crowd, and the atmosphere is quiet and calm – people very much come here to relax and unwind. With only 35 suites it is also remarkably small for an all-inclusive resort, making it feel even more exclusive. Among its facilities are the famous Casa Rolandi restaurant plus one other high-quality French-Mexican … Read More


Sandals Antigua, all inclusive resort.

Sandals Grande Antigua

Why We Recommend This Resort: The big & bold Sandals Grande Antigua is another adults-only, couples-only mega-resort that delivers on the company slogan of Luxury Included. It has nearly 400 rooms and suites on its 27-acre estate which sits by what is seen as Antigua’s loveliest beach, Dickenson Bay Beach. Facilities include six pools, a spa and fitness center, eleven restaurants and seven bars, and a whole lot of activities and sports. Free water sports are numerous too, including free scuba diving – a rarity in all-inclusives but a standard … Read More


Sandals ochi, Jamaica.

Sandals Ochi

Why We Recommend This Resort: The 5 Star Sandals Ochi is a large and lively, adults-only all-inclusive in Ocho Rios, Jamaica. The setting is beautiful – a lush, hundred-acre estate overlooking the ocean – and it has a tremendous array of facilities including sixteen restaurants and eleven bars. It also has two spa centers, dozens of pools and whirlpools, and, among its many sports facilities, one of Jamaica’s best golf courses and the largest climbing wall in the Caribbean. How Are the Rooms & Suites? They have 529 rooms, suites, … Read More


Sandals Royal Plantation, an all inclusive resort in Ocho Rios.

Sandals Royal Plantation

Why We Recommend This Resort: Sandals Royal Plantation, Jamaica is a very elegant, colonial-era estate near Ocho Rios’ resort zone, which is now a Sandals adults-only, 5-star all-inclusive, one which differs somewhat from most Sandals in its relatively low-key, refined atmosphere. With just 74 suites in total (plus one private villa), it is intimate and personable too, and it is Sandals’ only All Butler Resort, i.e. all accommodation options come with private butler service. The food at the restaurants is entirely a la carte too, another rarity in all-inclusive resorts. … Read More


Sandals resort Barbados.

Sandals Barbados

Why We Recommend This Resort: Sandals Barbados is an adults-only, 5-star luxury all-inclusive resort on Dover Beach, just a 15-minute drive from the island’s international airport. Sandals is one of the most luxurious resorts in Barbados. It has 13 restaurants and 7 bars which showcase a great range of quality international cuisine. The resort is also lively, friendly, and fun. It has a glorious stretch of beach plus swimming pools, loads of free water sports, and Sandals’ signature Red Lane Spa among its attractions. Sandals Barbados is very close to … Read More


Beach at Sandals Montego Bay, a 5 Star, adults only all inclusive.

Sandals Montego Bay

Why We Recommend This Resort: The very first Sandals, Sandals Montego Bay, is still among the most well-known and popular all-inclusives in Montego Bay and in Jamaica. Its 26-acre estate sits by a long, lovely stretch of beach just minutes from Sangster International Airport and is a busy, lively place with a typically Sandals range of 5-star facilities including nine quality restaurants, a spa center, six pools, three whirlpools, and numerous sports facilities. How Are the Rooms & Suites? The 272 rooms and suites are divided into 27 categories, from … Read More


Pool at Sandals Royal Curacao all inclusive resort.

Sandals Royal Curaçao

Why We Recommend This Resort: Brand new in 2022 was Sandals Royal Curaçao. The company took over the former Santa Barbara Resort and transformed it into the adults-only, 5-star playground we see today. All of the hallmarks of a Sandals vacation can be found in the 3000-acre Santa Barbara Estate, plus (a first for the company) a giant, two-level infinity pool at its center, and two on-site marinas. It is also, very conveniently, just 15 minutes away from Curaçao’s International Airport. How Are the Rooms & Suites? Sandals Royal Curaçao … Read More


Swimming pool at Sandals Resort Grenada.

Sandals Grenada

Why We Recommend This Resort: Sandals Grenada Resort & Spa is an adults-only (& couples-only – as with all Sandals), 5 Star luxury all-inclusive less than a five-minute drive from Grenada (Maurice Bishop) International Airport. It lies on a 17-acre estate beside the scenic (though small, it must be said) Pink Gin Beach. It has 10 restaurants and bars, five pools, spa facilities, and a whole host of water and land-based activities. The service is consistently good, the atmosphere relaxed and friendly, and though it is generally a romantic getaway … Read More


Sandals All Inclusive in Emerald Bay, Bahamas.

Sandals Emerald Bay

Why We Recommend This Resort: Sandals Emerald Bay is an adults-only 5 Star resort on Great Exuma, one of two Sandals’ resorts in The Bahamas. It’s a 245-room property with a lovely, mile-long stretch of beach and 500 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds. It’s a friendly, sociable place with more than enough space for couples to find as much alone time as they wish. Amongst other things, it has seven restaurants, a good social scene, numerous pools, tennis courts, spa facilities, and a scenic, 18-hole, Greg Norman-designed golf course with … Read More


Sandals all inclusive private island resort, Nassau, Bahamas.

Sandals Royal Bahamian

Why We Recommend This Resort: Sandals Royal Bahamian is a relatively small, adults-only 5-star resort in Nassau, Bahamas with an illustrious history going right back to the 1940s. Back then it was the swanky Balmoral Club – one of the leading lights in the dawn of luxury Caribbean travel, and one which saw a steady stream of famous guests from Richard Nixon to The Beatles. It became a Sandals in 1995 and received a major re-fit in 2022. It now has three levels of accommodation, twelve dining options, eight bars, … Read More


Sandals Grande St Lucian - All inclusive resort in St. Lucia.

Sandals Grande St. Lucian

Why We Recommend This Resort: The all-inclusive, adults-only, Sandals Grande St. Lucian is another solidly good Sandals resort with a range of accommodations from top-of-the-range overwater bungalows to decent value more basic suites. The overwater bungalows, the only ones in St. Lucia and one of just a few in the entire Caribbean, take center stage here. They are a honeymoon favorite and, with only nine of them, they get booked up long before the other suites and rooms. The service throughout this resort is excellent: professional but personable. Their food … Read More