Nothing says relaxing like an all inclusive vacation. There are no meals to cook. No cleaning to do. No hotel bookings or expensive car rentals. Everything is done for you. All you have to do is worry about what time you should crawl out of bed and hit the sandy white beach. If you are considering booking a vacation this year, we have you covered with a list of the top, most beautiful, all inclusive resorts in the world from travelchannel.com
1. Hermitage Bay – Antigua
This resort has 25 cottages set in 16 acres of lush, tropical gardens and a gorgeous beach. You will be treated to informal dining where every meal will feel like it's privately catered to your specifications. There is also a Garden Spa where the treatments are influenced by the ancient Eastern concept of chaka.
2. Beaches – Turks and Caicos
The all-inclusive Beaches resort is the perfect place to travel with your family. There are several programs for kids, including toddlers and teens. Sesame Street characters will visit, ensuring your children are left with lasting memories. There is also a Sizzlin teen disco and the Pirates Island Water park. Adults can enjoy time at the Red Lane Spa as well as delicious meals at any of the resort's 19 restaurants.
3. Amanyara – Turks and Caicos
If you're looking for a romantic get-a-way, this is the place to go. Couples can use the spa during the day and then settle in for a romantic private dinner on the beach. There are several food choices throughout the resort as well as a variety of activities to take part in.
4. Hayman Island – Great Barrier Reef, Australia
This resort will have you face-to-face with a variety of wildlife, including exotic fish, a 400-pound grouper named Jacko, wallabies and kookaburras. It also offers several water sport activities and food options for any high-end foodie. There are even private dining events hosted under the stars by world-class winemakers and chefs.
5. Howie's Homestay – Chiang Mai, Thailand
Here you will stay in a house surrounded by exquisite gardens and antique-filled rooms. You can take part in elephant treks, temple visits and shopping expeditions or, if you are feeling lazy, you can simply stay at the resort and lounge by the pool.
6. Mii amo Spa – Sedona, Arizona
If you are looking to start the New Year off with a new, healthy you, this is the place to go. The 16-suite wellness resort will help you find your new balance in life, including helping you losing weight, get fit, reduce stress, reconnect with nature or bond with friends. The 3, 4 and 7-day programs include group classes such as cooking, tennis and yoga as well as personalized services such as facials, massages and psychic healing.
7. NIZUC Resort and Spa – Cancun, Mexico
Since it opened in 2013, this resort has become known as the most luxurious place to stay in Cancun. There are 274 rooms, suites and villas, many of which come with your own infinity pool. There are also 6 high-end restaurants, a spa with a detoxifying hydrotherapy circuit and a secluded beach.
8. Travaasa Hana - Maui, Hawaii
This resort became the first in Maui to offer an all-inclusive package, which includes fitness classes. There are rustic cottages with no televisions or clocks and a spa with an outdoor lava-rock whirlpool. One of the coolest parts of this experience will see you doing yoga in the morning while watching humpback whales in the distance.
9. Grand Resort and Spa – Fort Lauderdale, Florida
This gay-owned-and-operated spa offers guests a variety of amenities, including an oversized heated pool, a fitness centre and an award-winning spa. There is also a courtyard for nude sunbathing. The resort offers 5 all-inclusive packages, including the Romance by the Sea Package, which provides 2 lovers with champagne or wine upon their arrival or a choice of couple's massage.
10. ME Cancun – Cancun, Mexico
This resort only allows guests to book accommodations as a 'complete experience' package. The resort's 417 rooms all have breathtaking ocean or sunset lagoon views and some of the facilities include 2 adults-only pools, a 24/7 fitness centre, an E-space with library, the Beach Club and a world-class spa.