12 incredible all-inclusive hotels you have to try before you die
Planning your next luxury getaway? Why not go all out for 2019 and treat yourself to the utmost in opulence and relaxation? It’s true that there are an endless high-end hotels scattered around the world, all with that luxury appeal – but there are some that promise a truly unforgettable experience that is guaranteed to leave you wanting more. And, if you go all inclusive, then you won’t have to worry about a single thing – you’ll just have to sit back, relax, and enjoy being waited on, hand and foot.
There are many benefits to going all inclusive; besides not having to keep cash on you at all times, which can be inconvenient when enjoying a day on the beach or by the pool, all-inclusive breaks take the stress out of travelling – you won’t need to worry about planning the finer details of your trip or finding quality places to eat and drink, as at the right hotel, you’ll find all you need on site. With all inclusive trips becoming ever more popular, there’s a wide range of destinations available to choose from for 2019. So, if you’re thinking of taking the plunge in 2019, then these twelve incredible hotels promise to make it worth your while.
1: Impressive Resort and Spa, Bavaro, Dominican Republic
If a holiday in the Caribbean is top of your list, this luxurious hotel, located on the stunning El Cortecito Beach, is the ultimate choice. The Impressive Resort and Spa truly lives up to its name, offering three lagoon-like pools surrounding by palm trees and overlooking the breath-taking white, sandy beach. It’s the perfect hideaway for a romantic break, with an adults-only wine bar and a spa offering massage treatments on the beach.
2: Michelangelo Resort and Spa, Agios Fokas, Kos
The ocean-facing Michelangelo Hotel will blow you away with its stylish Mediterranean decor, and its trendy outdoor bar area and spacious suites ensure that there is always a chic place to relax and enjoy your break. Renowned for its legendary swim-up bar and huge infinity pool, which spans the length of the hotel, it’s the perfect place to get some show-stopping holiday snaps, too – Instagram friendliness at its best.
3: TUI SENSIMAR El Dorado Seaside Suites & Spa, Riviera Maya, Mexico
Named by Forbes as one of the most romantic hotels in the world, the adults-only TUI Sensimar offers the romantic break of a lifetime. Picture a pool lined with chic four-poster daybeds, all-inclusive gourmet dining and a Jacuzzi bath in every suite, and you’re on the right track. What’s more, it’s located on a tranquil white-sand beach, making it the ultimate place to unwind and enjoy a real slice of paradise on earth.
4: Fischerwirt Hotel, Zell Am See, Austria
Family-run Fischerwirt Hotel is located in the picturesque town of Zell Am See, which is a ski resort in winter and Alpine wonderland in summer. Packed lunches are on offer so you can spend the days exploring – head off and trek the mountain trails, or take to the slopes for an active adventure. In the evenings, you can enjoy a sauna followed by a traditional meal in the wood-panelled restaurant. A nourishing and peaceful place where you can truly be at one with nature.
5: Hotel Riu Tikida Palmeraie, Marrakech, Morocco
This recently refurbished hotel spans five buildings, set in 13 acres of garden. Children will love the outdoor playground and kids’ club, while adults will appreciate the outdoor pool and the hammam in the wellness centre. The all-inclusive package also includes a free shuttle bus to Marrakech’s historic centre, where you can immerse yourself in this beautiful city’s culture – head to its bustling souks for a spot of shopping, and visit some of the most historic sites.
6. Green Forest Hotel, Hisaronu, Turkey
There’s no shortage of all-inclusive accommodation in Turkey, but the Green Forest Hotel is truly a cut above the rest. Surrounded by forests and mountains, it has a secluded feel, yet it’s only a 10-minute walk to the town centre. Sun yourself by the large pool, or take a free shuttle bus to the nearest beach. There’s a free activities and evening entertainment programme, too, promising never a dull moment.
7. Sentido Lanzarote Aequora, Playa De Los Pocillos, Lanzarote
The contemporary Sentido Lanzarote Aequora never fails to impress, with upmarket decor, two restaurants and five swimming pools. Children will love the mini disco, splash pool, play area and kids’ club, and there’s a chic adults-only bar and an 18+ pool for those in search of luxury, peace-and-quiet or a calm and romantic break.
8. Fuerteventura Princess, Jandia, Fuerteventura
Another offering from the Canary Islands, this hotel is just a few minutes’ walk from the beach. There’s plenty to do for the whole family, including relaxing by one of the hotel’s three outdoor pools, indulging in a treatment at the wellness centre, or joining in the games at the kids’ club. Offering great cuisine served up from on-site restaurants and out-standing cocktails at the bar, it’s a great choice for a short-haul winter sunshine break.
9. Heritage Village Club, Goa
Another top choice for those seeking winter sun, a trip to the Heritage Village Club takes the stress and expense out of a trip to India. You’ll stay in a traditional whitewashed villa set in tropical gardens, just a stone’s throw from the golden sands of Arossim Beach. Enjoy an Ayurvedic treatment or lounge by the pool. If you’re feeling more active, try activities ranging from cookery classes to yoga.
10. Jaz Makadi Aquaviva, Hurghada, Egypt
This stylish modern hotel is an ideal spot for a sun-soaked family holiday. It boasts no fewer than four pools, and there are even swim-up rooms. But the best thing about it is it offers unlimited access to one of Egypt’s biggest waterparks, with 50 slides and chutes. There’s also a free shuttle bus to the nearest beach.
11. Phuket Marriott Resort & Spa, Phuket, Thailand
This upmarket hotel offers the perfect all-inclusive break, located in tropical surroundings next to the secluded Tri Trang Beach. There are three pools and a packed activities programme, offering everything from kids’ games to cooking classes. Try Thai dishes at the exquisite on-site restaurant in the evening, or if you’re looking to party, Patong is just a 10-minute taxi ride away.
12. Garden Playanatural Hotel, El Rompido, Spain
For those looking for a quieter break, this adults-only hotel ticks all the boxes. It’s in a secluded spot, just a 600m ferry journey from a protected beach (ferry transfers are included). It offers two stunning swimming pools surrounded by loungers and day beds, and modern suites with ocean views. There are even bicycles to hire if you’re feeling active.
Although just a few of the hundreds of all-inclusive breaks available around the world, if you’re new to the concept then these are undoubtedly the best place to start. Sites like Holiday Hypermarket will help you book the luxury break of a lifetime in minutes – the perfect way to kick off 2019.