Travelers of all types find it hard to resist the all-inclusive resort experience — you can eat, drink and relax poolside to your heart's content. And savvy beach vacationers know which Caribbean islands and Mexican towns are perfect for these indulgent all-inclusive escapes. But what if you prefer to take your vacation a little closer to home — say, Florida, for example? Are there all-inclusive beach resorts in Florida?
Though the selection is quite small, we found a few resorts willing to cater to your every desire, plus a few "bonus" resorts that, while not exactly all-inclusive per se, give you more for your money than a typical hotel.
Check out the all-inclusive beach resorts below, or browse all Florida travel deals!
Club Med Sandpiper Bay
Located just a few hours north of Miami in Port St. Lucie, the 4-star Club Med Sandpiper Bay is the more luxe of the two all-inclusive beach resorts in Florida that we highlight. It's less than 10 miles from Jensen Beach Park's quiet, white-sand stretch, and the property also boasts a waterfront beach area complete with sun loungers and palm trees.
Though the waters of the Atlantic always tempt, there's no shame if you opt to hunker down in the hotel — a riverfront infinity pool, three dining options and tons of activities such as tennis, golf and beach volleyball will keep you busy.
All-Inclusive Inverrary Vacation Resort
Just ten miles west of Ft. Lauderdale lies the All-Inclusive Inverrary Vacation Resort, a family-friendly property with four dining options, including a poolside Tiki bar serving burgers, pizza and cold beer. Active types, rejoice — the resort is located next to two of the area's best known golf courses. Plus, there are clay and hard tennis courts hidden among the hotel's lush landscaping. Want to destress and rejuvenate? Head to the spa for a massage, a facial treatment, a haircut or a manicure.
The Inverrary resort offers various packages to help you make the most of your vacation — opt for the All-inclusive VIP to get premium drinks included, or go for the All-inclusive VIP and Golf to have a round of golf, an excursion or a beauty treatment covered during your stay.
Still looking for all-inclusive beach resorts in Florida? Consider these:
While not all-inclusive in the traditional sense, the following resorts offer packages, specials and freebies to get you as close as possible to fulfilling your beach vacation whims — some offer meals or drinks, or have resort credit specials that you can apply toward food and drinks at the resort. Consider them "half-inclusives," if you will.
Check out the "half-inclusive" resorts below, or browse all Florida travel deals!
Little Palm Island Resort & Spa
This 5-star private island paradise in the Florida Keys, accessible only by boat or seaplane, is sure to impress even the pickiest beach lover. Thatched-roof bungalows feature furnished private decks where you can sit for hours enjoying views of the Atlantic ocean. There's a palm-lined pool and even a sandy beachfront area.
For the all-inclusive experience, purchase a meal plan ($200 per person per day), or opt for the All-Inclusive Islander Package, which offers all meals, a spa credit, water sports, motor yacht transfers to the island and a bottle of champagne.
Key Largo Bay Marriott Beach Resort
Another Florida Keys escape, the Marriott Resort Key Largo Bay is an upbeat option not far from the John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park. It offers a pretty beachfront stretch with white sand, plus an oceanview restaurant, a swimming pool lined with sun loungers and a full-service salon.
Get more for your money by purchasing the Wine and Dine package, which includes daily breakfast for two, a bottle of wine and a $50 dining credit to use each night. This way, you'll only be responsible for lunch.
Henderson Park Inn
This highly rated bed and breakfast located in the low-key Gulf Coast town of Destin takes care of most of your needs during your stay. Besides upscale accommodations and beach access, you get a full homemade breakfast each day (including mimosas!), and the inn also provides lunch and an evening beer and wine happy hour. You only have to pick up the bill for dinner.
Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort
Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort boasts an enviable location in one of the most stunning and underrated parts of Florida — think secluded beaches and a small-town way of life. The resort offers direct beach access, plus indoor and outdoor pools and access to three golf courses. But you'll swoon when you see the resort's list of dining options, including Bob's Steak and Chop House and the Marsh View Bar and Grill.
Live it up with the hotel's Retreat to Romance package, which includes a $100 cuisine and cocktail credit per stay, plus turndown service and a bottle of sparkling wine.