When we’re on vacation, the last thing we want to consider is our budget, especially when relaxing on a soft, sandy beach. All-inclusive resorts in Florida are great for families, couples, and people who like to travel in style. This can help ease some of the money worries of planning a vacation.
Another plus is that Florida’s all-inclusive resorts have stepped up their game in recent years to become some of the best hotels in the Sunshine State, from luxury destinations to fun family hotels.
Even though many of Florida’s best resorts don’t have “all-inclusive” rates, some offer special savings packages that make them “almost all-inclusive” and worth looking into.
With our list of the best all-inclusive resorts in Florida, you can find the perfect place to stay on your next trip to the Sunshine State.
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1. Little Palm Island Resort & Spa, Little Torch Key, Florida
Little Palm Island Resort & Spa is about as exclusive as it gets. This luxurious spot is on a private barrier island in the Florida Keys that can only be reached by seaplane or boat. Presidents and A-list celebrities like to go there.
The hotel has figured out how to help you relax: take out all the technology from your room, like phones and TVs. Don’t worry! The view is so beautiful that you won’t need anything else to do. The resort also doesn’t have the pitter-patter of little feet because kids under 18 aren’t allowed.
Little Palm Island has a five-acre beach with white sand and no trash, 30 elegant bungalow suites with thatched roofs, a luxurious spa, and an oceanfront pool with palm trees. You can easily imagine yourself in a more exotic place, like Mauritius or Seychelles.
Since the price is so high, you should expect to be treated like a king or queen while you’re there. Your fee covers water sports, drinks from the mini bar that don’t contain alcohol, and yacht transfers.
The resort’s only all-inclusive deal is the “Culinary Paradise Package,” which covers your meals but requires you to stay at least two nights. It also comes with a $100 spa credit per person per night, so you can get a massage and forget about your money worries.
Insider tip: The “Get LOST” package costs a little less but only comes with breakfast daily.
2. Four Seasons Resort Orlando, Florida
The Four Seasons Resort Orlando might be the most all-inclusive resort in Orlando. It’s in a quiet residential area, away from the busy Orlando theme parks, but close enough to the Walt Disney World Resort to enjoy everything it offers.
This Four Seasons property has the Four Seasons Golf and Sports Club Orlando, the Explorer Island water park, a pool just for adults, free activities at the kids’ camp, a wide range of relaxing spa treatments, different dining options like character breakfasts, and much more. Guests can also use the Disney Planning Center in the lobby for free rides and get in 30 minutes early to the theme parks.
The “Bed and Breakfast” package at the resort comes with a room and a full breakfast for two daily. Also, when an adult buys a meal at one of the hotel’s restaurants, children 5 and under eat for free (excluding the character breakfast and in-room dining). If you’re wondering if this hotel is worth the extra money, recent guests say it is.
3. Acqualina Resort & Residences on the Beach, Sunny Isles Beach, Miami, Florida
If you like your Florida beach holidays with a dash of glamour, this glorious Acqualina Resort & Residences on the Beach is for you. This resort won the 2020 AAA Diamond Award and is on Miami’s Sunny Isles Beach. It has three oceanfront pools, a kids’ program, and three restaurants.
It’s easy to see why this has been called one of the best beach resorts in Florida. It has first-class service, a high-end spa, and beautiful rooms. Because it’s a big name in the world of luxury resorts, you can expect a price per night that might make your heart race. Still, there are things you can do to make your stay cheaper.
The other exciting thing is breakfast lovers can take advantage of the resort’s Breakfast Inclusive Package. Those who book this special offer will get a daily credit of $40 for a facial or body treatment for up to two guests in the spa, a daily credit for two adults to enjoy an a la carte breakfast, and a daily private 90-minute session for kids ages 5 to 12 in the AcquaMarine children’s program.
Your daily breakfast credit is increased if you have booked a two- or three-bedroom suite and are traveling with four people or more.
4. Bungalows Key Largo, Key Largo, Florida
Bungalows Key Largo is a brand-new (it opened in 2019) adults-only resort where you can find serenity. It’s hard to find a more peaceful place than this one, surrounded by over 1,000 feet of blue ocean water and nestled in a lush botanical garden. Add the Zen Garden Spa with its Himalayan salt room, and you’ll wish to stay forever.
The bungalows are 900 square feet and have private patios and verandas with soaking tubs outside. All meals and snacks are included in the price, and guests can choose from five restaurants and a menu by the pool.
Water sports are also included, so you can ride a paddleboard to see dolphins, jump in for a snorkeling adventure, or kayak among the manatees.
5. TradeWinds Island Grand Resort, St. Pete Beach, Florida
Even though TradeWinds Islands Grand Resort isn’t a typical all-inclusive resort (food isn’t included with your stay), there are many ways to save money there. Value packages include discounted room rates, daily resort fees, and tickets to either Busch Gardens or the Clearwater Marine Aquarium (plus a dolphin-watching cruise).
This hotel is suitable for families and pets, but this is not the place to come if you’re looking for romance. But it’s easy to find fun and excitement, especially for kids. There’s a three-story water slide, five heated pools, a sandy beach, movie nights by the pool (or in the pool), and a lot of water sports to choose from (for an additional fee).
The resort also has a spa, a pirate island (with a real pirate living on it), a floating water park, a kids’ activity center, tennis courts, and a place for adults to work out. No one can say, “I’m bored” when they go to this fantastic place.
You’ll have to pay as you go for food, but there are many restaurants, grab-and-go delis, and lounges to choose from. There are also three restaurants at the RumFish Beach Resort, right next door.
The daily amenity fee includes using a beach cabana, as many trips as your rear can take down the inflatable slide, unlimited trips on the inflatable Surf WipeOut (at the neighboring RumFish Beach Resort), guided beach walks, and nighttime campfire s’mores.
6. The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island, Florida
The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island resort is one of Florida’s best “almost” all-inclusive resorts. This one is on the quiet and charming shores of Amelia Island. It has the kind of first-rate service you’d expect from a five-star resort and has more than one AAA Five Diamond restaurant on-site.
Guests can play golf, swim in the pool, put their kids in epic, pirate-themed children’s programs, or play tennis with each other before taking a break in their comfortable guest room or suite. Check to see what deals are available when you plan to travel because they can change. Don’t worry; there are lots of discounts available all year long.
With the Beach Road Trip Package, you can save up to 20% on deluxe beach rooms, get a $100 resort credit daily, and get free valet parking. This deal requires a stay of at least two nights.
The Bed & Breakfast package comes with your room, breakfast for two daily, and free valet parking. The Weekday Breakaway package, available Sunday through Thursday, comes with your room and a $100 daily resort credit.
The Beaches & Bunkers Golf Package includes your room, breakfast for two every day, and up to two rounds of golf at The Golf Club of Amelia Island.
7. Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge, Orlando, Florida
Disney World is Orlando’s crowning achievement for families, and a stay at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge is an unforgettable experience. Where else can you wake up to a giraffe eating leaves outside your window or go to sleep to the sound of lions roaring in the distance?
We strongly recommend you book a room with a view of the Savanna (so you can observe those animals we spoke about from your balcony). The 11,000-square-foot heated pool has a waterslide and shows movies outside, which kids will love.
Especially in this wild place, staying in a Disney hotel is more appealing because you can book a package that includes park tickets and shuttle buses. The Disney Dining Plan is on hold because of health and safety concerns, but it should start again soon. Depending on the package you choose, it comes with two or three meals a day.
8. Pink Shell Beach Resort & Marina, Fort Myers, Florida
The Pink Shell Beach Resort & Marina in Fort Myers is a lot of fun. As the name suggests, this pretty property is on the beach, where guests can jump in the waves, build sandcastles, or rent a paddleboat to ride through the warm Gulf of Mexico waters.
Want to take it easy? Go to the spa for a massage or facial to relax, or hang out by the pool for fun in the water.
Even though there isn’t an all-inclusive package, each room comes with breakfast for two, two bottles of water, a beach lounge chair, an umbrella, and a Pink Shell Resort beach bag. You can buy more breakfasts if you want.
Your daily resort fee gives you access to the steam room, Wi-Fi, valet parking, kayak and paddleboard rentals, and more.
9. Ocean Key Resort & Spa, Key West
The Ocean Key Resort & Spa is in a peaceful place where the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico meet. This cozy place has a modern take on Old Florida style and is in the perfect spot for people who want to see everything Key West offers (especially shopping and restaurants).
Your room will have a daily resort fee, which includes newspapers, nightly turndown service, and beach towels that you can use anywhere.
You can pay extra for the Sunnyside Up package, which includes two daily breakfasts. With Romance in Paradise, you’ll get spa credits and credits for food and drinks every day.
10. Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort
The 1,350-acre Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort is on Florida’s beautiful Amelia Island. It allows couples and families to enjoy some of the state’s most beautiful natural scenery without giving up those all-important little luxuries.
The rooms are large and modern, with iHome docks and high-speed Wi-Fi. Outside your private sanctuary, you’ll find three Audubon International certified sanctuary golf courses, a golf academy, and a tennis program run by Cliff Drysdale Tennis professionals.
Remember to eat at the resort’s restaurant. Earlier this year, Omni Hotels & Resorts started a new food and drink program called “Omni Originals,” which can be found in the restaurant.
11. Hilton Marco Island Beach Resort and Spa, Florida
The Hilton Marco Island Beach Resort & Spa just finished a $40 million renovation. It now has a brand-new outdoor pool and a luxurious spa, but its best feature is its location on the beach.
The Marco Island Beach Resort & Spa is a popular place for couples to get away, and it’s also a great place for families. It’s just south of Naples, off the southwest coast of Florida.
Parents can spend quality time with their kids and take a break thanks to babysitting services, menus, and activities designed for kids.
If you can tear yourself away from the hotel’s amenities, the resort also has jet-skiing and planned tours of the area.
12. The Diplomat Beach Resort
At The Diplomat Beach Resort, Curio Collection by Hilton in the charming beach town of Hollywood, Florida, old-world style meets modern luxury.
After a $100 million renovation, The Diplomat is once again one of Florida’s best luxury resorts.
The rooms are stylish and beachy, and guests who like to lay out in the sun can choose from one of two pools that look good on Instagram. They can also choose to eat by the pool if they want to.
There are more tasty dining options, with 10 new concept restaurants on site since the renovation was completed – concepts led by celebrity chefs including Geoffrey Zakarian and Michael Schulson.
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