Exceptional All-Inclusive Resorts

by Emma Sloley

Crowded swimming pools. Mediocre buffets. Cookie-cutter hotel rooms. If these sound like several circles of Dante's Inferno to you, you're probably in the club of travelers who have an allergic reaction to the term all-inclusive. But it might be time to reconsider. While traditional all-inclusive hotels tend to have a reputation for being generic, there are top-shelf options across the globe that offer all-in-one pricing for a one-of-a-kind experience. And they make a luxurious holiday in amazing destinations like Fiji, Chile, and Tanzania more affordable.

We've identified the most common issues that might deter you from taking an all-inclusive vacation and uncovered standout hotels that address these misgivings in style…and without a neon plastic wristband in sight.

Published September 2010; Pictured Whare Kea Lodge, New Zealand.

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