While the United States isn’t known for all-inclusive vacations that are typical of Mexico and the Caribbean, there are some outstanding options for couples, families and just about any type of traveler. From renowned wellness resorts to dude ranches and classic beach offerings, there’s truly something for everyone. These all-inclusive options in the United States, in particular, are ideal for a hassle-free escape.
Lake Austin Spa Resort - Austin, Texas
Lake Austin Spa Resort sits across 19 acres in the Texas Hill Country, a little over 20 miles northwest of downtown Austin. It offers a secluded, tranquil lakefront getaway with its all-inclusive packages covering three delicious meals each day at its on-site restaurant, which focuses on “gourmet spa cuisine” using produce and herbs grown in its own organic garden. Access to the lake and a variety of fitness activities are also included. Look forward to paddle boarding, canoeing, hiking or just relaxing by the water. Upgraded packages include allowances for spa treatments like massages and facials.
Club Med Sandpiper Bay - Port St. Lucie, Florida
Club Med Sandpiper Bay ranks among the very best all-inclusive resorts in Florida, especially for active travelers, set along a gorgeous beach between Orlando and Miami overlooking the St. Lucie River. You’ll be able to enjoy amenities similar to Caribbean all-inclusive resorts, including spectacular pools, multiple restaurants and bars for indulging in unlimited drinks and meals along with a host of activities. Just a few on offer include sailing, paddle boarding, golf, tennis and basketball. The property also hosts special programs for teenagers and children.
Golden Door - San Marcos, California
A well-known all-inclusive resort in California, Golden Door is set within a Spanish-style adobe in Southern California’s rolling hills, a relatively short drive north of San Diego. It’s the ideal pick for those looking to boost health and wellness from the inside out. Guests enjoy an all-inclusive fitness week guided by a personal trainer, spa treatments, counseling, lectures and classes. Book a Sunday-to-Sunday package and you’ll get a personalized program of treatments, accommodation, meals and fitness center use along with access to workshops, classes, the pool, tennis courts and hiking trails.
Bahia Beach Resort and Golf Club - Rio Grande, Puerto Rico
If you’re open to traveling outside of the continental U.S., Puerto Rico requires no passport as a U.S. territory but provides the benefits of being in the Caribbean. Set on a former coconut plantation in the Carabali Rainforest Park, Bahia Beach Resort and Golf Club offers an especially luxury all-inclusive stay here, complete with sumptuous rentals, chef-created food, butler service and an outstanding golf course. This resort is just one of the few resorts that have managed to earn the title of certified Gold Audubon International Signature Sanctuary, thanks to its efforts to protect the environment and wildlife, while also delivering a magnificent atmosphere.
Wyndham Grand Rio Mar - Rio Grande Puerto Rico
Another great Puerto Rico option, Wyndham Grand Rio Mar features an intriguing mix of modern and classic design, with championship golf courses that enjoy a magnificent backdrop of lush forest. Onsite are multiple different restaurants and lounges offering well-received dishes and a variety of drinking options, including a popular poolside tiki bar. There are modern guest rooms, all large and stylish, and some include wrap-around balconies along with separate living areas with sofa beds, making them ideal for families or friends traveling together. Guests can book several different inclusive packages, from the basic, focusing on food and beverage, to all-out, covering just about everything with lots of perks. Whether or not you select a package, you’ll still get a free margarita, served each day in the lobby that you’re here.
Tyler Place Family Resort - Highgate Springs, Vermont
An ideal all-inclusive for the family, Tyler Place Family Resort is spread along the shoreline of Lake Champlain in northwestern Vermont. It offers something for everyone, including an unbeatable children’s program with nine different age groups from infants to teens. The parents can enjoy classes and adult-only activities. Everyone gets a loaner bike to use, great for family outings, with a choice of cruisers, tandems, mountain bikes choppers, banana seats and small bikes with training wheels for the little ones. Accommodation options are many and include both family suites and cottages, many of which come with kitchenettes, screened porches and fireplaces.
Dunton Hot Springs - Dolores, Colorado
When it comes to immersing yourself among remote and unspoiled wilderness scenery in Colorado, Dunton Hot Springs is a great choice. A ghost-town transformed into a luxurious resort, it offers upscale accommodation in cabins focused around the hot springs that are ideal for a relaxing soak. The five-star property is nestled against a backdrop of aspens and the jagged peaks of the San Juan Range, with its 19th-century cabins restored by local craftsmen transformed into this unique secluded retreat that sits about 30 miles southwest of Telluride. Look forward to hiking the miles and miles of scenic trails, heli-skiing or rock climbing, taking advantage of decadent spa services and sipping drinks at the saloon with its wagon-wheel chandeliers and the original bar that Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid once imbibed at. Gourmet fare is served here too, including produce from the property’s own organic farm, meadow-grazed local lamb and wine from the resort’s private vineyard.
Vista Verde Ranch - Clark, Colorado
Vista Verde Ranch is an all-inclusive Colorado dude ranch nestled in the mountains north of Steamboat Springs, providing accommodation in lodge rooms and private cabins. All meals and beverages are included along with a wide range of activities like horseback riding, fly fishing, river rafting, mountain biking and climbing. While the kids play, taking part in events like “Dine and Dash”, which includes a nutritious family-friendly meal followed by a game of Capture the Flag,” a treasure hunt or hayride, the adults can enjoy candlelit dinners designed especially for a romantic night out.
Canyon Ranch Lenox - Lenox, Massachusetts
Located in a 19th-century mansion nestled in the foothills of western Massachusetts, Canyon Ranch Lenox is a world-renowned wellness resort ideal for those looking to improve their health and well-being. More than 35 different activities are included like art and yoga classes along with all meals and snacks. Here you can enjoy all sorts of delicious dishes, including lots of plant-forward cuisines while still managing to lose pounds. Guests also get a daily credit they can be used toward premium activities like a nutrition consultation, massages and facials.