15 of the Best Florida All-Inclusive Resorts (Or Close To It)
All-inclusive resorts in Florida are ideal vacation sites when vacationing in the sunshine state. The big draw of all-inclusive resorts is that guests can pay for most of the services in advance. Therefore, there is no longer a worry about staying on budget and overspending unless you leave the resort to tour the area.
Vacationing in all-inclusive resorts in Florida will allow travelers to relax without worrying about constantly calculating expenses.
Not every all-inclusive resort covers the exact costs with one payment. Therefore, travelers need to research the full details before booking in advance. Generally, most resorts cover the cost of food, drinks (not necessarily all alcoholic beverages), activities, and entertainment on the resort. The following are some of the best all-inclusive resorts in Florida to consider for your next vacation in the sunshine state.
15 Best All-inclusive Resorts in Florida
#1 Bungalows Key Largo, Key Largo
Bungalows is an adults-only resort, so it is truly a place for adults over 21 to lounge and unwind. The resort is surrounded by 1,000 feet of ocean shoreline and rests within a beautiful botanical garden.
Visitors spend nights in 900-square-foot bungalows with gorgeous views from private verandas and relax in soaking tubs and outdoor showers.
Other amenities available include premium alcoholic beverages, activities such as kayaks, stand-up paddle boards, yoga, jacuzzis, cruiser bikes, and more.
#2 Little Palm Island Resort & Spa, Little Torch Key, Florida Keys
Little Palm Island is surrounded by azure ocean water and a white sand beach that requires a seaplane or boat to reach. The island is another adults-only resort, truly the land of luxury, and often attracts public figures and celebrities.
America’s only private island resort, Little Palm, is so exclusive that it only houses 30 thatched-roof bungalow suites with vaulted ceilings. Just be prepared to unwind without technology as the rooms come without televisions and telephones (ringing phones are considered taboo!). However, Wi-Fi is available.
It’s no surprise that Little Palm is clearly on the pricey side. However, the fee includes water sports like snorkeling, deep sea fishing and kayaking, non-alcoholic drinks, and yacht transfers.
#3 Club Med Sandpiper Bay, Port St. Lucie
Located between Miami and Orlando, Sandpiper Bay is America’s only Club Med. The family-friendly resort offers many activities and a kids club for parents who want private time to themselves while the kids are supervised and entertained.
Other features include a Sports Academy with top-ranked coaches, an adults-only infinity pool and bar, food and open bar, day and night entertainment, and water and land sports.
The Club Med all-inclusive fee includes food, activities, entertainment, and even taxes and gratuities. So once the trip is booked, families can enjoy themselves without worrying about spending another dime.
We’ve personally stayed here twice and recommend it! Here’s what I said on Tripadvisor:
“The amenities for adults are amazing. I highly recommend taking the included tennis classes. The high-quality lessons you get at the resort are high caliber and make it so much fun that you want to come back every day. We loved it so much that we did it every single morning. Then a kids-free lunch, dip in the adults-only pool, and off to join our little one at the 4 pm family activity.”
#4 Tradewinds Island Resort, St. Pete Beach
Tradewinds boasts two connecting resorts with a neighboring sister hotel, the RumFish Beach Resort, which keeps the activities at one end and rooms on the other. Visitors can enjoy 28 beachfront acres, a three-story water slide, ten restaurants and bars, five pools, 450 cabanas, and a floating water park.
This all-inclusive resort does have limitations, though. Amenities included in the fee are the activities and rides, fitness center, entertainment and sports, Wi-Fi, and guest laundry. Food, drinks, and even room service are chargeable as you eat and use the services.
#5 Sirata Beach, St. Pete Beach
Sirata is an award-winning beach and resort that can quickly become a favorite family getaway. Sirata offers 382 beachfront rooms to wake up in and beautiful beachfront access with complimentary lounge chairs.
Sirata Beach Resort has an all-inclusive package that includes three meals, fountain drinks, taxes and gratuities, and other amenities commonly offered with hotel stays. A minimum four-night stay is required to get this deal. There is; however, a $40 amenity fee required that covers the cost of parking, Wi-Fi, entertainment and activities, bike rental, and access to the recreational center and gaming lounge.
Families can enjoy private cabanas poolside or on the beach, games and activities, watersports, and full-service restaurants.
#6 Omni Amelia Island Resort
Omni Amelia Island Resort sits off the coast of northeast Florida on 1,350 acres of land. The resort boasts miles of beach and family and adult pools. Visitors can take in breathtaking ocean views from all 402 guest rooms and enjoy a private furnished balcony or patio.
Different packages are available to suit the needs of a couple with the Romance package or a family with the Splash of Summer package. There is also a package available for golf enthusiasts.
#7 Fort Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa
The Fort Lauderdale Marriott offers visitors tranquility in a tropical setting with a pristine private beach. The resort sits in an ideal location near shopping, dining, and nightlife. In addition, the resort offers activities, including a lagoon-style swimming pool, jet skiing, snorkeling, and a luxury spa.
The Marriott also offers different packages with different amenities included in the cost. For example, the M passport is Marriott’s signature kid’s program for families with young kids. M passport consists of a special welcome kit, breakfast for two adults and two children under 12 every morning, and pre-planned kids activities around the hotel.
#8 Holiday Inn Resort Panama City Beach
Located on the white sands of Panama City Beach, the Holiday Inn Resort features rooms with private beachfront balconies, a view of the Gulf of Mexico, a lazy river, beachside entertainment, kids’ activities, state of the art fitness center, and several restaurants to choose from. In addition, most attractions in the city are a short drive away.
Kids ages 12 and under stay for free when parents pay for their meals. Although many other amenities are available, there is an applicable daily resort fee.
#9 Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress, Orlando
Located near Walt Disney World (driving distance only) and just outside Disney Springs, the Hyatt Regency occupies 21 acres of land within Grand Cypress. It boasts a tennis club and a massive 45-hole golf course. It’s one of the best golf courses in Orlando.
The complex has 815 rooms with private balconies facing Disney or the hotel’s pool grounds and lake.
Hotel amenities include water sports, tennis courts, a golf course, several miles of trails, and watercrafts such as kayaks, canoes, paddle boats, and sailboats. In addition, the pool has a 124-foot water slide, interactive water play area, rock climbing, and a large sundeck.
Food and drinks are not included, and there is a daily resort fee. Free shuttle service to Disney is available and must be booked in advance.
#10 Rosen Shingle Creek, Orlando
The Rosen Shingle Creek hotel is located ten minutes from the Orlando airport on Universal Boulevard. The resort rests on 230 acres of garden grounds and nature trails and has a golf course, tennis courts, and four swimming pools.
Check for different package options such as the Universal Orlando resort vacation to receive the 4th night free when staying for four nights or more. Free shuttle services to the park are also available. The golf package includes accommodation for one night, two rounds of golf, free Wi-Fi, and other discounts.
#11 Ocean Key Resort & Spa, Key West
The Ocean Key Resort sits where the Atlantic Ocean meets the Gulf of Mexico. The resort is located in Key West with easy access to shopping and restaurants.
A daily resort fee includes newspapers, turndown service, and beach towels. There are packages available for an extra cost, such as the Sunnyside Up Package, which offers breakfast for two daily. The Romance in Paradise package provides oceanfront accommodations, champagne on arrival, a $100 spa credit, and a $100 food and beverage credit per room per day.
#12 Wyndham Grand Clearwater Beach, Tampa
Wyndham Grand Clearwater lies along the scenic Gulf shore with some of Florida’s best beaches. This perfect beachfront location is a big draw which is why it is one of the pricier hotels. It is also close to popular attractions such as the Clearwater Marine Aquarium and Pier 60.
A daily resort fee of $35 and parking are extra. Breakfast is also not included. Packages and special rates for AAA members and government and military personnel are available. Several rooms are available, including Winter & Friends rooms with a kids’ area decorated with a dolphin theme. Winter is a local dolphin who was also in the Dolphin Tale movies.
There are different packages available. The Breakfast package includes daily breakfast, and the Winter & friends package includes room accommodations, two general admission tickets to Clearwater Marine Aquarium, and a Winter the Dolphin and Sea Turtle plushie.
#13 The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island
The Ritz-Carlton on Amelia Island boasts a sandy white beach situated on one of Florida’s northeast barrier islands. Every room has a balcony with a view of the Atlantic Ocean. Guests can golf, swim, play tennis and put their kids in a pirate-inspired kids’ program.
There are different packages available. The Bed & Breakfast package includes overnight accommodations, daily breakfast for two, and valet parking. The Treat You package consists of the Overnight Club Level Room, one complimentary night when you stay for four nights, valet parking, and internet access. There are several other packages as well.
#14 Pink Shell Beach Resort & Marina, Fort Myers
Pink Shell Beach Resort is located on Estero Island. The resort is surrounded by the Matanzas Pass on one side and the Gulf of Mexico on the other. In addition to scenic pools and various water sports, the resort also hosts events and activities every day of the year to keep guests entertained.
There aren’t any special packages that allow for all-inclusive. However, every room includes daily breakfast for two, bottles of water, a beach lounge chair, a beach umbrella, and a Pink Shell Resort bag. A daily resort fee includes Wi-Fi, valet parking, kayak, paddleboard rentals, and access to the steam room.
#15 Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World
What Florida resort list would be complete without one located at Walt Disney World?
Sprawling over 26 acres of land, the Four Seasons at Disney is located in an exclusive gated community within the Walt Disney World Resort.
Some amenities at Four Seasons include the Golf and Sports Club, Explorer Island for the kids, and a spa. In addition, guests can use the Disney Planning Center and take free shuttles to the park, along with a 30-minute early theme park entry.
The hotel also hosts a twice-weekly character breakfast. In addition, several packages are available, such as the Bed and Breakfast package, which includes a full daily breakfast for two and accommodations.
There are plenty of options for adults-only or family vacation packages at all-inclusive resorts in Florida. Of course, the resorts will differ in terms of the packages they offer and the amenities included. But it’s safe to say that all the above resorts have a lot to offer that will leave guests with an enjoyable experience.
This post originally appeared on Hello Sensible.