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There’s many reasons why all-inclusive resorts are a great idea. While there’s obvious perks like unlimited cocktails and overflowing buffets, there’s also the benefit of having your entire vacation streamlined. No need to venture into the real world or ever open your wallet (in theory). Of course, not every all-inclusive is the same; here is where to book now based on your personality type.

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Blue Waters Resort & Spa

The Romantic…
Nestled on the northeast corner of Antigua, luxurious Blue Waters Resort & Spa exudes amore. Unwind at the Spa with the Togetherness Massage combining traditional Swedish massage techniques using aromatic oils. There’s also options for champagne and chocolates in the room upon arrival, a private chef’s breakfast served on the terrace, a private sunset cruise with cocktails and more. The resort’s secret hideaways throughout the property give couples the opportunity to escape for a touch of privacy.

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Hedonism II

The Exhibitionist…
If your vacation goals are to let loose, Hedonism II is the resort for you. Found on the edge of the white sand beaches of Negril, Jamaica, this all-inclusive, adults-only, clothing-optional property is famous for its judgment-free zone. All pools and jacuzzis are open to guests 24/7, but the nude pool is where you’ll find the uninhibited. Every night has a different theme party and guests are invited to indulge. Whether it’s the glow pool party or togas and foam, each event is crafted to offer guests maximum opportunities to pursue pleasure.


Waves Hotel & Spa by Elegant Hotels

The health nut…
A getaway doesn’t necessarily mean you have to get off track. Waves Hotel & Spa, a premium, eco-chic all-inclusive situated on Barbados’ scenic west coast, asks travelers to hit the reset button with an ultimate mind and body escape. The 70-room beachfront resort features complimentary sunrise and sunset yoga classes and mats in every room for perfecting your practice. Turn your workout up a notch with group Zumba and pilates classes, or Stand Up Paddle boarding and beach cricket if you don’t mind getting your hands dirty.

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Barceló Bávaro Beach

The Single guy (or gal):
Barceló Bávaro Beach hosts Singles Week every October, a seven-day event bringing together solo travelers from all over the world. The week is packed with friendship-building events and activities including dance lessons, pole dancing classes, speed dating, fitness classes (yoga, Zumba, spin), karaoke, volleyball tournaments, foam parties, and theme parties like ’80s night, hippie chic and white-attire soirees. The 2017 event is scheduled for Oct 8-15, but Barceló is adults only year around.


Nickelodeon Hotels & Resorts Punta Cana

The Little One:
Nickelodeon Hotels & Resorts Punta Cana sits on the golden sands of Uvero Alto Beach in the Dominican Republic, this five-star resort has re-imagined the art of hospitality to deliver delightful twists including surprise slimings and unexpected visits from beloved Nickelodeon characters. The Aqua Nick water park has slides, splash pads, spray grounds and a lazy river, but also luxurious options like intimate pad suites and swank swim-up suites.


CHIC by Royalton Resorts

The Out and Proud traveler:
This September, CHIC Punta Cana hosts the first ever Caribbean Pride—a week-long celebration of diversity and community. There’ll be tons of fun features, like poolside entertainment, international DJs and drag performances. Can’t make the big party? Adults-only CHIC is LGBTQ-friendly all year round and gay-friendly Punta Cana just opened its first ever gay bar called Mares and located in Playa Bávaro.


Jewel Paradise Cove Resort & Spa Runaway Bay, Curio Collection by Hilton

The Penny Pincher:
Jewel Paradise Cove Resort & Spa Runaway Bay, Curio Collection By Hilton in Runaway Bay, Jamaica has more than frozen cocktails and buffets. Here, the extras (valued at more than $1,000) include complimentary snorkeling excursions, glass bottom boat tours, party trips to Margaritaville, yoga retreats and so much more. A luxury resort, Jewel is still among the more affordable Caribbean options.


Windjammer Landing

The Angsty Teen:
Many resorts cater to families, but the focus is usually on the younger set. Windjammer Landing in St. Lucia has plenty of activities geared toward teens, such as a floating trampoline, an “iceberg” climbing wall, snorkeling, sailing, kayaking, windsurfing and raft rides.

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