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 that, while not necessarily all-inclusive per se, give you more for your money than a typical hotel.
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TradeWinds Island Grand
Located on St. Pete's Beach facing the Gulf of Mexico, the TradeWinds Island Grand has everything you could want for the perfect beach vacation. It's only a half hour's drive from Tampa International Airport, 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 — they have 11 eateries ranging from poolside bars to fine dining restaurants, as well as tons of water sports and heated pools to keep you busy.
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.
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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.
Bayfront Marin House
This laid-back historic hotel located directly across from the Matanzas Bay takes care of most of your needs during your stay. Besides elegant guest rooms and access to historic sites, museums, and art galleries, you get a full homemade breakfast each day and the inn also has a happy hour with drinks and appetizers. This location is also pet-friendly and has romantic packages that are great for couples.
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.