All-inclusive: Which hotel is right for you?

To the point Looking for the perfect all-inclusive to meet your expectations? Find out which hotel to choose according to your travel profile.

With so much choice available, finding the perfect all-inclusive can quickly become a headache. However, the choice of hotel can make all the difference and turn your vacation into an unforgettable experience.

Difficult to find your way around? In this article, we’ll guide you through the different hotel brands to find the ones that best suit your travel profile.

Depending on whether you’re traveling as a couple, with family or friends to lively locations, or whether you’re looking for a luxurious experience above all else, the following should help you choose a resort suited to your needs and desires.

Secrets Royal Beach Punta Cana

Save on <strong>all-inclusives</strong> with points

There are two great ways to save on all-inclusives with points. First, you can book the hotel and flights separately and then use Aeroplan points, for example, to cover the flights.

Secondly, you can book a package that includes flights and hotel accommodation and use flexible reward points to reduce the cost of the bill.

On Air Canada flights, popular Caribbean destinations such as Cancún or Punta Cana are generally inexpensive in points. For example, a YUL-CUN or YUL-PUJ round trip costs just 34,000 Aeroplan points.

The TD Visa Infinite* AeroplanMD sign-up bonus of 70,000 Aeroplan points alone is enough to cover flights south for two!

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If you buy a package that combines flights and hotel, you can still save with points. Many flexible rewards programs allow you to redeem points for an account credit, or for a cash back if you book your trip on the financial institution’s portal.

Here are a few examples of flexible rewards programs:

For even more tips on how to save for an all-inclusive trip, check out this article:

The couple traveler

The TRS brand

TRS (The Royal Suites) is a luxury hotel brand which belongs to the Palladium Hotel Group. These popular couples’ establishments offer spacious, elegant suites, often with private pools or whirlpool baths. Guests of TRS hotels enjoy exclusive benefits such as personalized concierge services, gourmet restaurants, fine bars and luxury spas.


Dominican Republic :

  • TRS Turquesa Hotel
  • TRS Cap Cana Hotel

Hyatt Zilara

With pristine beaches, expansive infinity pools, tranquil spas and luxurious accommodations, Hyatt Zilara adult resorts are perfect for a relaxing stay.

Enjoy unlimited access to gourmet à la carte restaurants, bars and lounges offering premium beverages, as well as locally inspired activities and live entertainment.



  • Hyatt Zilara Rose Hall

Warwick Paradise Island

The Warwick Paradise Island is an adult hotel located on Paradise Island, Bahamas. This establishment offers a relaxing all-inclusive experience that’s more affordable than most of Paradise Island’s luxury resorts. Highlights include comfortable rooms, leisure facilities including an infinity pool and spa, and easy access to white-sand beaches and local attractions.

Warwick Paradise Island

Excellence Resorts

The Excellence all-inclusive collection offers a sophisticated atmosphere and attentive service focused on comfort, refinement and relaxation. These hotels are distinguished by their elegant suites, gourmet restaurants, world-class spa facilities and personalized services.

Excellence Riviera Cancun


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Dominican Republic :

  • Excellence Punta Cana


  • Excellence Oyster Bay
Excellence Punta Cana

The family traveler

Club Med

The Club Med chain is renowned for its all-inclusive resorts in popular vacation destinations around the world. Offering a friendly, lively experience, Club Med offers a variety of activities for all ages, from water and land sports to evening shows and kids’ and teens’ clubs.

This chain has mastered the art of creating an ideal environment for families looking for an immersive and entertaining all-inclusive vacation experience.

Some popular Club Med…

Dominican Republic :


  • Club Med Cancún Yucatán
  • Club Med Ixtapa Pacific
Club Med Cancun

Moon Palace The Grand Cancun

Part of the Palace Resorts group, Moon Palace The Grand Cancún is a vast 1,316-room complex located in the Cancún hotel zone. The upscale resort features a dream miniclub for kids and teens, 7 pools, 11 restaurants, 10 bars, a spa, an impressive exercise room and a huge water park. This makes it an ideal all-inclusive for families.

Falcon's Resort by Meliá

In Punta Cana, Falcon’s Resort by Meliá All Suites Punta Cana boasts a sophisticated ambience and family-friendly amenities. This modern resort offers a vacation experience that combines adventure and relaxation.

You’ll have direct access to Kathmandu Park, with rides and plenty of other entertainment. What’s more, younger guests can have fun at the exciting Habitat Kids Club and Blast! Aqua Fun Park.

Nickelodeon Hotels & Resorts

In these all-inclusives, Nickelodeon’s favourite characters come to life! Kids can meet their favorite heroes, take part in interactive activities and have fun at Nickelodeon-themed water parks. Parents are not left out, as they can relax in quality accommodation, enjoy relaxing spas and savour fine cuisine, all in a fun and entertaining family environment.

Nickelodeon Punta Cana

Dominican Republic :


  • Nickelodeon Hotels & Resorts Riviera Maya
Nickelodeon Riviera Maya

Beaches complexes

Owned by Sandals Resorts International, Beaches hotels offer luxurious accommodations and a variety of activities for all ages. Parents can take advantage of childcare services and adult facilities, while children can thrive in children’s clubs and supervised play activities.

Beaches Negril

Turks and Caicos Islands:

  • Beaches Turks & Caicos Resort Villages & Spa


Beaches Resort

Bahia Principe

Hotels in the Bahia Principe chain offer facilities and activities specially designed to entertain children of all ages. Children’s and teenagers’ clubs, playgrounds, children’s pools, family-friendly shows and supervised activities are all available to keep kids safe, entertained and meeting new friends.

Bahia Principe Fantasia Punta Cana

Here are a few Bahia Principe family destinations.

Dominican Republic :



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Other brands also offer excellent services for families, including Dreams, Palladium, Iberostar, RIU, Planet Hollywood and Royalton.

Party with friends

RIU Hotels & Resorts

RIU hotels know how to create a lively, festive atmosphere, conducive to meeting new people and having fun.

RIU Hotels & Resorts parties, known as RIU Party, are special events held regularly at some of the chain’s hotels. They often take place poolside or in specially equipped venues. They feature live entertainment, renowned DJs, interactive games, dancing and lively music.

Riu Party

Some RIUs where to party:

Dominican Republic :


  • Riu Reggae
  • Riu Montego Bay
Riu Republica

The Breathless brand

Breathless all-inclusives offer a vibrant, lively experience for adult travelers. With their modern, sophisticated ambience, these hotels stand out for their lively evenings, live shows and renowned DJs, creating an electrifying atmosphere.

Breathless Cancun Soul Resort


Dominican Republic :

  • Breathless Punta Cana Resort & Spa


  • Breathless Montego Bay Resort & Spa
Breatless Riviera Cancun

Temptation Resorts

Temptation Resorts all-inclusives offer a bold, sensual experience for adults looking for a spicy getaway! With their provocative atmosphere and festive ambience, these hotels are renowned for their themed events, lively parties and optional topless concept.

Temptation Cancun Resort


Dominican Republic :

  • Temptation Miches Resort
  • Temptation Grand Miches Resort
temptation Miches

Other all-inclusives for partying include Grand Oasis Cancun, Hard Rock Hotels, Hedonism and Royalton Chic Punta Cana.

The LGBTQ+ traveler

Grand Muthu Rainbow

In Cayo Guillermo, the Gran Muthu Rainbow hotel is an LGBTQ+-friendly all-inclusive. The hotel has 248 rooms and 6 restaurants, including 5 à la carte. There’s a charming tapas bar serving wine and croquetas. One of the highlights of this new establishment is its large wellness terrace with superb sea views, the perfect place to practice morning yoga.

Grand Muthu Rainbow

Other LGBTQ+ friendly hotels include Sandos Caracol Eco Resort, Secrets Payagayo and Sunscape Curaçao Resort, Spa & Casino.

Secrets Payagayo

The luxury traveler

Velas Resorts

The superb Velas all-inclusives offer a luxurious, refined experience for travelers seeking elegance and comfort in Mexico: attentive service, top-of-the-range facilities and gourmet cuisine. What’s more, guests can enjoy world-class spas, elegant pools and a range of activities and excursions to complete their stay.

Velas Resorts
  • Grand Velas Riviera Maya
  • Grand Velas Los Cabos and Mar del Cabo
  • Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit
  • Velas Vallarta
  • Casa Velas

Sandals Resorts

With their couples-only concept, these all-inclusives feature sumptuous suites, world-class restaurants and romantic activities.

Sandals Grenada

Guests can enjoy beautiful beaches, infinity pools, unlimited water sports and impeccable service, creating the ideal atmosphere for romantic getaways. These include:



Secrets Resorts

Secrets all-inclusives offer an exclusive vacation experience for adults looking for tranquility and refinement. Their Unlimited-Luxury® package offers sumptuous amenities and world-class service, including lounger and beach service, reservation-free gourmet dining, 24-hour room service and themed evenings.

Secrets Maroma Beach Riviera Cancun
Secrets Impression Isla Mujeres

Le Blanc Spa

A Palace Resort property, the all-inclusive Le Blanc Spa offers the ultimate luxury experience focused on well-being and relaxation. Guests can enjoy sumptuous rooms, gourmet meals, personalized spa treatments and a serene ambience for a relaxing and invigorating getaway.

Le Blanc Spa Resort Cancun


Le Blanc Spa Resort Los Cabos

Cayo Levantado Resort

In the Samana region of the Dominican Republic, the new Cayo Levantado Resort opened its doors in June on a heavenly islet. The luxury resort boasts a total of 219 rooms, as well as two swimming pools, a beach club and two spas, including a “jungle spa”.

This is in addition to other facilities of interest: an outdoor CrossFit area, a personal training studio, a botanical garden and a beauty salon.

Other luxury all-inclusives include Sanctuary Cap Cana, the Zoëtry brand and El Dorado Maroma by Karisma.

Sanctuary Cap cana

Bottom line

Finally, choosing the right all-inclusive for your travel profile is the key to a vacation experience you’ll remember for a long time. Take your preferences, needs and expectations into account when choosing the resort that best suits your travel style. Have a great holiday!

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Marjorie has three passions in life: writing, travel and the world of wellness. The last decade has been full of exploration for her! Her travels have taken her all over the world, from Central America to Asia, Europe and Africa. This former travel consultant loves to inspire us and share her best discoveries. She is also the author of several novels and guides.

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