Leave Your Wallet at Home with These All-Inclusive Vacation Deals


By Summar Ghias, dealnews contributor

While there are many reasons to love an all-inclusive vacation, the biggest perk may be tucking your wallet away for the entirety of your summer getaway, only to take it out again when you're refreshed and tan from relaxing on Caribbean shores. These deals to the Dominican Republic, Bahamas, Mexico, and Jamaica include everything from unlimited food and drinks to water sports at no extra cost — allowing you to sit back, relax, and enjoy the holiday.

Make your way to the ever-so-laid-back Dominican Republic with a 5-night flight and hotel package for two at the all-inclusive Lifestyle Tropical Beach Resort & Spa (from $1,210, a low by $143; expires June 25). The budget-friendly resort is situated on Cofresi Beach in Puerta Plata amidst thatched roofs, and is ripe with all-inclusive amenities like on-site, food and drinks, a dine-around program with access to sister hotel restaurants and nightlife, a kid's club, dance lessons, snorkeling, and boogie boarding.

For something a tad more dramatic, try spicing things up with free first-class entertainment in the Bahamas. The 26-acre Viva Wyndham Fortuna Beach is the only entirely all-inclusive hotel on Grand Bahama Island, complete with picturesque date palms, hibiscus and birds of paradise, and nightly entertainment such as daring acrobatics at the Viva Circus for no extra cost. Book this 3-night flight and hotel package for two (from $624.80, a low by $315; expires June 25) and you can even take your own trapeze lessons and learn how to juggle at introductory workshops. Once you've gotten a handle on the theatrics, take advantage of fruit service on the beach, unlimited cocktails, and water sports galore.

Cabo San Lucas is known for its vibrant nightlife scene, marina, and gardens of black coral reef. Sleep with unobstructed views of the famous El Arco, a natural rock formation in the shape of an arch, with a 4-night stay for two at the all-inclusive Villa del Palmar (from $760, a low by $153; expires June 22). The newly renovated hotel has a 9-story atrium lobby with waterfalls and its own saltwater aquarium. Complimentary activities range from beach and water volleyball to Spanish lessons and Mexican salsa and guacamole making sessions. Throw in all meals, drinks, snacks, and themed party nights, and you have the makings for the perfect all-inclusive vacation for kids and adults alike.

If peace and quiet is your number one priority, head a couple miles away from the hustle and bustle of Cabo San Lucas with a 4-night flight and hotel package for two Advertisementat the all-inclusive Riu Santa Fe (from $1,186.10, a low by $38; expires June 23). Located on the southern part of the Baja peninsula just a few miles from the city center, the hotel offers respite at the infinity pool, sauna, Jacuzzi, and swim-up bar. When you aren't basking in the sun on a lounge chair, there are numerous sports and activities such as gymnastics, kayaking, and catamarans, not to mention a kids RiuLand program where the tots can make handicrafts or enjoy the daily entertainment program. At night, venture to the Pacha nightclub to dance or enjoy a more laid back evening listening to live music.

Cancun is often called the tourist mecca of Mexico, offering its visitors an endless array of all-inclusive resorts to choose from. Indulge in upscale luxury with a 5-night stay for two at the all-inclusive Ocean Coral & Turquesa. This deal comes bundled with a room upgrade (from $790, a low by $4; expires June 25), which — when coupled with the complimentary butler service — will surely make you feel like a VIP. The 4-star hotel is located in Puerto Morelos, just 20 minutes from the airport, and boasts seven restaurants, four pools, and inclusive perks like meals, drinks, nightly entertainment, and a free introductory scuba lesson.

The short summer season in Cozumel is actually the ideal time to visit; not only will you avoid the hurricane season, but you'll score hotel deals and have the opportunity to see sea turtles nest on the island. Take advantage of these summer highlights with a 5-night stay for two at the all-inclusive Occidental Grand Cozumel (from $740, a low by $9; expires June 23). Located on Playa San Francisco, the hacienda-style resort offers unlimited meals, drinks, and daily water activities including windsurfing, water polo, and scuba clinics.

For a dose of island beach bumming, reggae, and distinct cuisine, head to Runaway Bay in Jamaica with a 5-night flight and hotel package for two Advertisementat the all-inclusive Grand Bahia Principe (from $1,382.94, a low by $94; expires June 25). The hotel offers three dinners per week, unlimited drinks, a snack bar, daily international entertainment programs, and one hour of sports such as tennis, snorkeling, and bicycling each day.

With these all-inclusive deals to hot summer destinations, you can rest easy without your wallet in tow for the entirety of your vacation. But, if you've got different ideas for an R&R, be sure to check out our daily travel deals for other airfare, hotel, and vacation packages.

At the time of publication, these travel deals offered the lowest prices we could find. Deals may include blackout dates, additional taxes, and fees. Some of our prices may be based on mandatory double occupancy.

Summar Ghias is a freelance writer who attributes her love for big cities to the diverse cultural, artistic, and food-centric experiences that can be had in them. A former assistant editor at Budget Travel, Ghias has freelanced at several other titles including Girlfriend Getaways, Discover, People, In New York, Spinner.com, and AOL Travel, among others.

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