6 Best All-Inclusive Resorts in Florida — Top Hotels for Your Florida Trip in 2023
When you think “all-inclusive,” do you think only about resorts and hotels in the Caribbean or Mexico? While these holiday hotspots may be more well-known for their all-inclusive offerings, there’s no need to leave the U.S. to find an all-inclusive resort. The Sunshine State boasts all-inclusive properties as well, for fun in the sun without a lengthy plane ride or a passport. (And, no, we’re not just talking about all-inclusive resorts located within theme parks.)
So, how do you find these all-inclusive resorts in Florida, and which are the best? Here are our seven top picks, including all your need-to-know details, such as price and location, inclusions, and intended audience.
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When to Go to Florida
But before you pick a Florida resort for your next vacation, it’s important to understand Florida weather. Just because this southerly state juts out into the Caribbean, that doesn’t mean it’s warm year-round. You may just find yourself unpleasantly surprised if you travel to northern Florida in the dead of winter. Those palm trees can get pretty frosty!
So, if you plan on visiting a resort in northern Florida, opt for a summer trip. The weather is just too chilly in the fall, winter, and spring to make for an enjoyable beach getaway. If, though, you’re planning on visiting southern Florida, such as Miami, and on down to the Florida Keys, you can visit any time of year to find warm weather. Do note, however, that Florida gets hit by hurricanes quite regularly. Accordingly, if you want to avoid hurricane season, don’t travel to the state from August through October. While hurricane season is technically June through November, hurricanes are much more likely from August through October.
Of course, this advice comes with a caveat. If you don’t mind risking it where hurricanes are involved, you’ll find much, much cheaper hotel rates during these months. So, if saving room in your travel budget is your chief priority, you may just want to only book a stay for those late summer or early fall months.
You also might want to pick your travel date based on crowds. For example, crowds are lowest at the Florida theme parks in early December, before the holidays, as well as any time that children are not in school. Throughout the state in general, peak travel time is the holidays through early spring, with a short break, and then another peak during the summer months, Memorial Day through Labor Day. To best avoid crowds throughout the state, try visiting in early spring or fall.
If you’re looking to visit the Florida Keys specifically (one of the most expensive destinations in the entire state), you’ll want to visit in the fall for the best travel deals and fewer crowds. However, you will be risking hurricane season.
Have a good idea of when you might want to book your Florida vacation? If so, here are the seven all-inclusive resorts you should consider for your stay.
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If your heart is set on a Florida Keys vacation, head to Key Largo for an adults-only stay at Bungalows. While the luxury property isn’t as expansive as some of the all-inclusive resorts you’ll find in the Caribbean, it does offer style in spades. Enjoy all your dining, non-motorized activities, and spacious accommodations with private verandas, outdoor showers, and large soaking tubs. Just note that, while some international all-inclusive properties count “adults-only” as anyone 18 and up, the requirement is 21 years of age or older here.
Pros: Enjoy an incredibly convenient stay thanks to this adults-only resort’s long list of inclusions.
Cons: The property is on the smaller side compared to other all-inclusive resorts, with only two pools and four restaurants.
Included: Guests enjoy all meals, alcoholic beverages, non-motorized water sports, group fitness classes, in-town transportation, valet parking, and bike rentals.
Audience: Adults only (21 and up) who want a luxury experience in the Keys.
Location: 99010 Overseas Highway Mile Marker 99 Bayside, Key Largo, FL 33037
Price Range: From $1,200
Intimate and small, Henderson Park Inn is truly more of an inn than a resort, but its all-inclusive nature makes it an ideal fit for adult travelers who want the convenience of a resort, but the intimacy of a small, independent property. Sitting on Florida’s Emerald Coast, the inn provides an upscale, older beach experience. In other words, don’t come here if you’re looking for a party. You’re more likely to find a quiet, relaxing environment than anything else.
Pros: Find lots of amenities and convenience in a quiet, charming, and inn-like setting.
Cons: If you’re looking for a lot of activity, look elsewhere. Also don’t expect to be entertained at all hours of the day. You’ll have to make your own fun. Additionally, dinner is not included in the all-inclusive rate.
Included: Guests enjoy breakfast and lunch, as well as snacks and happy hour cocktails, but not dinner, with the all-inclusive rate. Other complimentary amenities include bike rentals, beach service, free WiFi, and access to the brand’s sister resorts.
Audience: Adults-only who want a small-hotel vibe, with big-hotel amenities.
Location: 2700 Scenic Highway 98, Destin, FL 32541
Price range: From $219
Little Palm Island Resort & Spa is just about as luxurious as it gets. Situated on a private island in the Florida Keys, this property is only accessible via private boat or seaplane. The posh property only allows adults ages 18 and up at its no-tech, off-the-grid hideaway. You’ll get five acres of beach all to yourself … Okay, you do have to share with the other resort guests, but you won’t find too many of them, as the property only has 30 suites. And don’t worry about that off-the-grid thing. The fine dining and spa treatments are more than enough to keep you occupied. Just note that you will have to purchase the property’s Culinary Paradise Package to get an all-inclusive rate. Otherwise, you’ll be charged for your room only.
Pros: This ultra-luxury property feels like an Indian Ocean escape, rather than a South Florida private isle.
Cons: You do have to book a separate package to get your inclusions and a stay of two nights or longer is required to get those inclusions. There’s also only one restaurant and the starting room rate is pretty hefty.
Included: With the Culinary Paradise Package, you get a welcome bottle of bubbly, daily breakfast, daily three-course lunches, and nightly four-course dinners, plus a $100 spa credit per person per day. Complimentary amenities include valet parking and motor yacht transfers.
Audience: Adults-only who want a truly luxurious, intimate experience.
Location: 28500 Overseas Highway, Little Torch Key, FL 33042
Price: Starting at $4,110
While The Ritz-Carlton is by no means an all-inclusive brand, it does offer guests the option to book a Club Level stay. Club Level guests enjoy access to free dining and drinks throughout each day, as well as concierge services. Club Level stays are available at all Ritz-Carlton properties throughout Florida (there are 10 in the state), but The Ritz-Carlton, Naples is likely the favorite. On the Gulf Coast, the property offers 70 Club Level rooms among its nearly 500 total guestrooms, a spa, six restaurants, one pool, a children’s program, and access to two golf courses.
Pros: Stay with an internationally-recognized luxury brand.
Cons: You won’t get the traditional all-inclusive experience. Instead, you’ll get a VIP experience that just so happens to include all-day dining at one venue, plus drinks. Separate bundles, though, are available, that give you $100 of daily resort credit, plus free breakfast and free parking.
Included: You’ll enjoy all-day dining and drinks at the Club.
Audience: Luxury travelers, including families.
Location: 280 Vanderbilt Beach Road, Naples, FL 34108
Price Range: From $1,175
Okay, you knew we had to include it, right? When Walt Disney World is one of the primary drivers of tourism to all of Florida, you can’t not mention it. Luckily, while Walt Disney World Resort stays can get pricey, they do at least include everything you might need, so long as you book the right package. You get the option to book theme park tickets with your room stay at every resort, but only select resorts allow you to also book a dining plan, so you get your stay, entertainment, and dining all for one price. The Disney Deluxe Dining Plan is the most inclusive option and gives you three meal credits per guest per day to use at any Disney restaurant.
Pros: There are tons of customizable stay options, to fit your exact needs.
Cons: A Walt Disney World Resort vacation is not budget-friendly and, while the wealth of stay, dining, and entertainment options are nice, the sheer number of options can seem overwhelming while trip planning.
Included: Dining and drinks, as well as theme park access, to varying degrees, depending on the package booked.
Audience: Disney fans of all ages.
Location: Orlando, FL
Price Range: From $518
Pritikin Longevity Center + Spa is not your average resort, and it doesn’t offer your average resort experience. However, what it does, it does really well. This resort focuses on all-inclusive health and wellness-focused stays for adults only. You can choose between a one-week or two-week stay and everything is designed so that you leave feeling healthier than when you arrived. Amenities include access to health professionals, one-on-one consultations, access to four golf courses, a spa, and more — and it’s all set on 650 acres near Miami.
Pros: This resort has thought of everything that you might need for a health and wellness-focused stay.
Cons: This resort is very niche, so if you don’t specifically want a health and wellness experience, stay elsewhere.
Included: Guests receive all dining and drinks, private physician services, and activities ranging from exercise classes to cooking classes to other forms of wellness education.
Audience: Adults-only with health and wellness goals.
Location: 8755 NW 36th Street, Miami, FL 33178
Price Range: From $604
It all depends on where you’re going and what matters most to you: price, crowds, or weather. For the best weather, go in the early summer, before hurricane season. For the best prices go in late fall or late spring. For the fewest crowds, visit in the fall or spring, avoiding school holidays.
Visit the Florida Keys in the summer for the best room rates, or in the late winter or early spring for the best weather.
While you won’t find the wealth of all-inclusive hotels in Florida that exist in the Caribbean or Mexico, you can still find a handful of all-inclusive properties around the state that offer a varying degree of inclusivity.
Disney World Resort properties are not automatically all-inclusive. You’ll need to be sure to book a room that comes with a theme park package and dining package to get the all-inclusive experience.
Editorial Disclosure: Opinions expressed here are the author’s alone, not those of any bank, credit card issuer, hotel, airline, or other entity. This content has not been reviewed, approved, or otherwise endorsed by any of the entities included within the post.
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