All-inclusive holidays take care of your every need. From scheduled flights and comfortable transfers to delicious meals and fruity cocktails, an all-inclusive escape is the most relaxing and luxurious way to indulge.
With the market for such breaks booming, there’s a wealth of style-conscious all-inclusive hotels to choose from. So, where should you be looking to take your next five-star break? We’ve rounded up five of the best beach hotels to tempt you away.
Riu Touareg, Cape Verde
The volcanic archipelago of Cape Verde is scattered with designer hotels and Riu Touareg is one of the best. Hugging pristine white sands on the island of Boa Vista, this exquisite beachside retreat cuts an impressive figure with intricate Moorish-style architecture.
Sitting serenely in manicured gardens, this tropical hideaway boasts a bounty of pools (six in total) plus an indulgent spa. Rooms are equally alluring, with dark-wood furnishings and soft linens swathed in distinctly African designs.
Meals here are also a treat. Feast in a variety of restaurants including traditional Cape Verdean eatery Boa Vista – local flavours are enjoyed at elegantly laid tables amid slender Romanesque columns.
Premier Le Reve Hotel and Spa, Egypt
In sun-soaked Hurghada, Premier Le Reve Hotel and Spa offers a regal retreat exclusively for adults. Overlooking a private beach dotted with shady cabanas, this five-storey building is charmingly U-shaped. Half-a-dozen pools provide cooling outdoor swim spots, although the indoor pool is the true star with an innovative domed glass ceiling.
Decor here is a visually stunning blend of Eastern exoticism and Western modernity, with a touch of north African flair thrown in – think plush patterned carpets and sleek furniture that wouldn’t be out of place in a Parisian boutique.
Grand Sirenis Riviera Maya, Mexico
Mexico is renowned for its glitzy all-inclusive hotels, but Grand Sirenis Riviera Maya truly breaks the mould. Suites with crisp white walls are accented with colourful soft furnishings and decadent facilities such as bubbling in-suite whirlpools.
Right on the beach, you might dip into the turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea, although the hotel’s unique complex of pools could tempt you to stay onsite. Linger near the swim-up bar to keep yourself in complimentary cocktails or float along the lazy river that winds its way through beautiful botanical gardens.
Be sure to take at least one meal at Ikebana Japanese where chefs create delicacies in front of you at the teppanyaki table.
Royalton St Lucia, St Lucia
Spacious suites are awash with calming neutral decor at the Royalton St Lucia. Each abode enjoys high-end amenities like private hot tubs and designer coffee machines, with signature DreamBeds™ ensuring a sound night’s sleep.
The Royal Spa at this hotel is simply exquisite. Earthy-toned treatment rooms encourage indulgences, while the hydrotherapy circuit helps to rejuvenate.
A shimmering outdoor pool also offers relaxation with partially submerged sun loungers, however the beach is where you’ll truly find your zen. Loungers and cabanas perch peacefully atop the white sands that lead into the azure waters of a perfectly private cove.
Chena Huts By Uga Escapes, Sri Lanka
Bordered by the Indian Ocean and nature-rich Yala National Park, Chena Huts is the ultimate in all-inclusive Sri Lankan retreats. With just 14 luxury thatch-roofed huts set among lofty coconut palms, you’ll wake to a soundtrack of tropical birdsong in beds framed by handcrafted headboards. Private plunge pools are the perfect place to cool off, while interior lights crafted from old ship’s lanterns imbue all abodes with a welcoming warm glow.
The rustic-yet-elegant Basses Restaurant is where you’ll devour Sri Lankan delicacies. Glass walls offer exquisite views of your lush surroundings and if you’re lucky you might glimpse some of the local wildlife as you dine.
Wherever you decide to escape to for your all-inclusive holiday, rest assured you’ll be well and truly pampered. And with more hotels pushing the boundaries of design, you needn’t compromise on style during your decadently guilt-free break.