Whether you love them or hate them, there's no denying that all-inclusive hotels make travel easier. These hotels are one-stop destinations with food, entertainment, activities and accommodations all rolled into one price.
Fodor's recently revealed its 2012 Hotel Awards, which looked at the Best All-Inclusive Hotels. They also issued awards for hotels in several other categories, like New & Noteworthy, Global Icons, Trendsetters, and Trip of a Lifetime.
From Patagonia to the Caribbean, these all-inclusive resorts offer more than just meals and accommodations. Their packages include extras like luxurious spa treatments, water sports, educational experiences like cooking demonstrations and star-gazing classes, and excursions to explore the nearby surroundings.
We chose not to include rates because the packages vary tremendously for each resort, based on which options you choose to include.
Camp Denali and North Face Lodge
Location:Denali National Park, Alaska
The best way to experience Alaska's remote Denali Park is at one of these two lodges. Camp Denali's rustic log cabins feel like a grown-up summer camp accommodation, and North Face Lodge's more contemporary rooms feel slightly more upscale.
The hotel employs hiking guides and wildlife experts to help guests connect with the natural surroundings.
Casa de Campo
Location:La Romana, Dominican Republic
With three great golf courses and package options that include greens fees, this resort is a golfer's dream.
There's also a fantastic spa, beach, marina, and several pools.
Location:St. John's, Antigua
Just two miles off the coast of Antigua, Jumby Bay is located on a 300-acre private island which can only be explored by guests.
As part of the all-inclusive package, the resort offers meals, water sports, sunset cruises and nice extras like outdoor movie nights, beach barbecues, bicycle rentals, and stargazing with a resident astronomer.
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