10 Unforgettable and Affordable All-Inclusive Resorts

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Many vacationers think all-inclusive resorts are only for high-rolling honeymooners, but that’s not always the case. An all-inclusive resort can be the perfect budget-friendly getaway for couples, families or even solo travelers. These luxurious and affordable all-inclusive resorts offer rates of roughly $100 per person, per night, so you can stop waiting for a special occasion and start booking today.

1. Ocean Maya Royale — Mexico

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Photo credit: Alan Graf

When you’re looking for complete relaxation and maybe a little romance, the adults-only Ocean Maya Royale in Playa del Carmen is the tranquil getaway you’ve been seeking. Low rates are paired with big amenities like a serene Caribbean beachfront setting, two swimming pools, Balinese sunbeds, tennis courts, a free scuba lesson and tons more.

Starting at: $79 per person, per night

2. ClubHotel Riu Negril — Jamaica

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Photo credit: Duncan McAlynn

Massive pools, beachfront lounging and a complimentary mini bar are just a few of the many perks at the ClubHotel Riu Negril. It’ll be hard to believe you paid less than $100 per night, when you’re lounging under an umbrella and sipping on fruity beach cocktails outside of your ocean view hotel room in the Caribbean. The ClubHotel Riu Negril is a happening spot for nightlife lovers as well, but more mellow travelers won’t have a hard time finding solitude.

Starting at: $98 per person, per night

3. Sunscape Dorado Pacifico — Mexico

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Photo credit: Sunscape Dorado Pacifico

Already explored Mexico’s Caribbean coast? The Sunscape Dorado Pacifico in Ixtapa plants you on the country’s breathtaking Pacific shores without a worry in the world. With generous restaurant selections, drinks, pools, waterslides, games, dance lessons, non-motorized watersports and tons of other activities and events included in their Unlimited-Fun program, you can forget about opening your wallet. The included Explorer’s Club for kids and Core Zone for teens ensure everyone will have as much fun as you do.

Starting at: $132.50 per person, per night

4. Iberostar Costa Dorada — Dominican Republic

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Photo credit: Jessica Bayne

This five-star all-inclusive getaway submerges you in the tropical gardens of the Dominican Republic just 10 minutes from the town of Puerto Plata. Kayak rides, diving, archery, aerobics and plenty of pool time are just a few of the many high-end (and free) amenities the resort offers. Nightly entertainment and age-specific events make this the perfect getaway whether you have children, teens or no kids at all.

Starting at: $76 per person, per night

5. Sandos San Blas Nature Reserve and Golf — Spain

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Photo credit: Sandos San Blas

Convinced that a European all-inclusive vacation is out of your budget? Sandos Resorts offer affordable all-inclusive European getaways with everything from adventure activities to spa treatments. The Sandos San Blas Nature Reserve and Golf Resort will exceed your expectations with yoga, a climbing wall, sailing, kayaking and tons of other sports and workshops for kids and adults. Two world-class golf courses and exceptional dining are the icing on the cake.

Starting at: $183 per person, per night

6. Iberostar Paraiso Beach — Mexico

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Photo credit: Kenny Mitchell

When you’re looking for a straight-forward all-inclusive getaway that the kids will love, the Iberostar Paraiso Beach in Riviera Maya delivers. The 1,000-meter pool will wow you at first sight, and the thatched gazebos and Balinese day beds will appeal to luxury-seeking adults. This five-star all-inclusive offers more culinary options than most other resorts, and the kids can let loose without your supervision at the Starky Kids Club.

Starting at: $71 per person, per night

7. Royal Decameron Golf, Beach Resort and Villas — Panama

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Photo credit: Royal Decameron

Just 90 minutes from bustling Panama City, you’ll find yourself in the relaxing solitude of the Royal Decameron Golf, Beach Resort and Villas. It’s one of the most visited all-inclusive resorts in Central America, and for good reasons too. An 18-hole golf course (for an added fee), eight pools, 11 bars, 10 restaurants, an exciting disco and free watersports are just a few of the reasons guests head back year after year.

Starting at: $111 per person, per night

8. Oasis Tulum — Mexico

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Photo credit: Oasis Tulum

Not all all-inclusive vacations involve towering resorts with hundreds of guests. The Oasis Tulum in Riviera Maya is a quaint resort that’s just three stories tall. The resort focuses on fine food and drink in their seven restaurants and bars and even finer relaxation on the pristine beach and large swimming pool. But you don’t have to worry about the kids getting bored either. The Oasis Tulum offers free non-motorized watersports (including surfboards), a kids’ area in the pool and a brand-new Kids Club.

Starting at: $71 per person, per night

9. Krystal Cancun — Mexico

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Photo credit: Krystal Timeshares Mexico

Just because you’re on an all-inclusive vacation doesn’t mean you have to stay at the resort the entire time. The Krystal Cancun resort is so affordable, you won’t feel guilty about venturing into the city for some shopping and sightseeing. But there’s no doubt you’ll have a hard time tearing yourself (and the kids) away from the white sand beaches, crystal clear Caribbean waters and panoramic pool.

Starting at: $100 per person, per night

10. Royal Decameron Punta Sal — Peru

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Photo credit: Renzo Vallejo

Experience a taste of South America’s unique culture at the luxurious Royal Decameron Punta Sal Beach Resort, Spa and Convention Center in Tumbes. Kayaks, catamarans, windsurfers, paddleboats and tons of other activities are available for kids and adults to enjoy. And you can forget about your wallet with all meals, drinks and snacks included for your entire family.

Starting at: $114 per person, per night

About the Author: Courtney McCaffrey

Courtney McCaffrey is a travel writer and editor based in Wilmington, N.C. In addition to writing, she lives for travel - seeing new places, experiencing new cultures and surfing new waves.

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