One of the best aspects of being young and single is that you (usually) have fewer responsibilities. Your 20s are the best time for travel. You’re always looking to have fun times and new adventures in exotic locations.
You also want to show off your beach body while it’s the best it will ever be. Things turn saggy and soft as you age. That’s too depressing to think about now, though. You should be having the time of your life, and the best way to do it is to enjoy the surf and sand at a luxury all-inclusive resort.
Here are some of the best all inclusive resorts in the world for a young, hot tourist to receive the pampering you will remember wistfully one day after your kids have left for college.
Montego Bay Is a Tropical Paradise
Sandals Resorts, the de facto king of all-inclusive resorts, bases its operations in Montego, which tells you everything you need to know about the area. The white-sand beaches here represent the perfect backdrop for the selfies you take that will make you the envy of all your friends on Instagram, Facebook, and Pinterest.
Sandals Montego Bay – All Inclusive is one of the most expensive hotels in Montego Bay listed here, but if you want to shoot the moon to create a memory that will last a lifetime, it’s worth the hefty price tag. The original Sandals Resort features Oceanview rooms that overlook the breathtaking crystal clear waters of the bay below. Note that if you plan to stay here, you’ll need to bring a friend. Sandals is for couples.
If you prefer an adults-only resort on a private beach but don’t want a date cramping your style on vacation, choose Secrets St. James Montego Bay – Luxury All Inclusive instead. Nestled in a private peninsula, this atmospheric locale provides an intoxicating setting and the free-flowing complimentary alcohol increases your odds of making friends during your trip.
Less than 7,000 people live in Negril, which means that tourists roughly double the population during any given month. The citizens of Negril have elevated the all-inclusive resort to an art form, although they receive a lot of help from Mother Nature.
The setting for Negril is a natural sandbar approximately four miles long, imprecisely named Seven Mile Beach. This amazing stretch of land features some of the best beachfront areas in the Western Hemisphere. For better and for worse, hotel operators have industrialized a lot of this land to cater to the tourists who have sought respectable accommodations since the 1950s. Only after the road from Montego Bay to Negril was made serviceable did this become a viable option.
The best option for budget-conscious travelers is Couples Negril All Inclusive, which of course requires you to bring a partner. One of the most beloved all-inclusive destinations in all of Jamaica, its glowing reviews speak to its reputation as tourist-friendly and dedicated to customer satisfaction. You will dance the night away to thumping island rhythms while the staff caters to you and your partner’s every need. If you’re in the mood for romance, the readers of Condé Nast say this is the place.
If you are traveling light by one person and don’t mind spending a bit more, The Caves All Inclusive is an ideal solution. This ten-acre resort sits on limestone cliffs in an idyllic, remote setting. Due to the unique design of the property, many of its overlooks provide the equivalent of infinity pool perspectives of the mesmerizing waters below. Whether you are in the mood for quiet relaxation or meeting interesting people who want to join in enjoying the thrilling nightlife, The Caves will fulfill your vacation wish.
The pearl of the West Indies, Antigua has attracted tourists going all the way back to the days of European colonialism. In fact, one of its most recognizable tourist spots is a restored naval station, Nelson’s Dockyard, which is named after English explorer Captain Horatio Nelson.
Antigua has a reputation as one of the best locales in the world for all-inclusive resorts. Several of them are listed annually in Best of lists. Jumby Bay, A Rosewood Resort receives a lot of accolades due to its size and arcane rules. This resort includes a massive 300 acres of land, but cars are not allowed on the property.
You can reach the hotel only by boat, and the only form of transportation on site is via bicycle rental. Unlike most of the other resorts listed here, it is family friendly, though. You will pay for the luxury, too. Average room rates are about $600 a night, and they fluctuate depending on the time of year.
If you prefer something half the price in the same area that is still all-inclusive, consider Halcyon Cove by Rex Resorts All Inclusive. At less than $300 a night, this Saint John’s locale sits by Runaway Bay Beach. It offers a lot of relaxation options and while it won’t provide you the kind of opulence that you’d receive at Jumby Bay, A Rosewood Resort, its amenities are still better than average for a Caribbean resort.
While the largest Caribbean island, Cuba, could become tourist-friendly soon, the second largest island has satisfied tourists for decades now. The legendary Playas in the Dominican Republic are aptly named, and many of the all-inclusive resorts at these beaches offer dazzling amenities for remarkably economical prices.
For example, Barcelo Punta Cana – All Inclusive offers rates at an average of $166 per night, easily the best option listed here. This family-friendly property contains everything you’d want at an all-inclusive resort, but it’s highlighted by a pair of lagoon-style pools, each of which features a swim-up bar.
If you prefer a bit more opulence with a touch of decadence, Barcelo Bavaro Beach – Adults Only is decidedly not family-friendly. This $300 per night all-inclusive provides two kilometers of exclusive beachfront access to Bavaro Beach, and it is beautifully positioned by a coral reef. It also features some of the best appointed hotel rooms in all the Dominican Republic.
You’re either young and single or you’re young and in love. Either way, now is the time when you must travel the world. You should do it in style, though. Choosing any of these wonderful all-inclusive resorts should guarantee you new memories that will last a lifetime.