What comes to mind when you think of a private island in Tahiti, the Likuliku on the island of Malolo, a wildlife reserve in Kenya or an elegant Lily Beach Resort & Spa on the water? They include an amazing assortment of luxurious all-inclusive resorts and villas; some of which are situated on the most beautiful islands in the world. These are some of the best all-inclusive luxury resorts and islands in the world.
These resorts include accommodation, meals, drinks, and activities. Many of them are high-end, low-impact eco-resorts, whose sustainability and conservation are adequately catered for. Whether these resorts are in the Caribbean or Kenya, they all offer personalized services, with pampering touches and all-inclusive rates, so you won’t need to worry about your purse or your home.
From the overwater bungalows of one of Fiji’s best Islands to the eco-friendly natural resorts of Australia, and the safari camp in Kenya; the list of the best all-inclusive luxury resorts offers goes on and on… Offering a perfect range even for the most demanding of travelers. Here are some of our top picks:
If you are dreaming of a tropical Tahitian paradise with an eco-sensitive and low-impact approach, look no further than The Brando. Located on a pristine private island embracing a three-mile lagoon, this zero-carbon resort is the pinnacle of laid-back luxury. The resort was created by the legend Marlon Brando to preserve the beauty and biodiversity of the island; and to serve as a model of sustainability – solar energy, seawater air conditioning and other renewable energy technologies for the entire island. Unsurprisingly, nature lovers will be in heaven here. Coral reefs bloom in the lagoon, birds flock to the shores, whales swim during their annual migrations and sea turtles nest on pristine white beaches.
Set back from the beach, the thatched roof villas quietly burst bunches of pandanus and palm trees. Modern furniture and fixtures blend effortlessly with recycled and local building materials like stubble, stone, and wood. Features include private pools, outdoor baths, and media rooms with TV and Wi-Fi facilities. The two-bedroom villas feature kitchens and dining areas. The spacious three-bedroom villa is perfect for large family gatherings. Additionally, all villas are equipped with bicycles, allowing you to explore the island by pedaling.
Combining French, Polynesian and Oriental styles, the cuisine is divine and incorporates fresh products from the organic gardens of the island. Local seafood is prominent, and the fluffy breakfast croissants are a favorite among guests. Vegan options are also available.
As you might expect, activities revolve around water. The resort provides all the equipment you might need for paddleboarding, snorkeling, diving and kayaking in the crystal clear waters. The resort also offers lectures on Polynesian culture and history. The Lagoon School keeps the little ones busy with tennis, deep-sea fishing, dance, and fitness classes – all of which are optional.
Likuliku, on the island of Malolo, is situated in the sublime Mamanuca Islands and is known for its warm and friendly Fijian hospitality. Local materials such as stubble, wood, and stone play an important role in the bungalows; giving the resort an authentic island atmosphere that feels totally in harmony with its lush tropical environment.
Forget about staying glued to your smartphone device or the television. And relish the relaxing rhythm of island life as you take fascinating dives in its kaleidoscopic reefs or enjoy a friendly chat with the staff.
Newlyweds adore the ten luminous cottages above the water, with large outdoor terraces, separate bath pavilions, air conditioning and lagoon views from the egg-shaped tubs. Many guests also love the beachfront cottage, with their relatively cheaper prices, pools, great daybeds, and private outdoor showers. These cottages also offer direct access to the ocean, which is sometimes not accessible from the cottages when the tide is low.
Rates include accommodation, non-motorized water sports, meals, filter coffee, tea, and water, but other beverages attract additional charges.
The food here is fabulous! It highlights fresh seafood as well as succulent tropical fruits and products from the island's organic hydroponic farm. The daily canapés delivered to your room will give you a hint of the mouth-watering delicacies that await you. In your free time, you can enjoy a couples indulgence package at the spa, trim and tone at the gym, or learn how to weave palm leaves or register for village tours and island hopping cruises.
On a 6,000-acre expanse sits a private reserve in Kenya, near the Tanzanian border – the Cottar's 1920s Safari Camp which exudes the elegance of Africa. On its borders are two of Africa's best reserves; the Serengeti National Park and the Maasai Mara National Reserve. The Safari Camp is one of the world's 10 most accredited global ecosphere sites, thanks to its contributions to eco-sustainability and community projects. The luxury tents are a world away from those on your typical family camping trip; the caring staff members make you feel like royalty. Maasai professional guides and trackers are some of the best in the industry – you will enjoy unreserved access to the "big five" African wildlife – lions, leopards, rhinos, elephants, and buffaloes. The region is also a wonderful place to discover wildebeest migration from July to November.
The chefs create fascinating culinary delicacies from freshly harvested produce in the camp. Meals are usually served in a large tent or in breathtaking wild places. In addition to excellent safaris and walks, you can visit a Maasai village, walk in the pool or enjoy spa treatments. Children of all ages are welcome.
Surrounded by a world of water in mesmerizing blue tones, Lily Beach Resort & Spa offers luxury and family entertainment on the water. The resort is located on Huvahendhoo Island in the Maldives, a coral island surrounded by thriving coral reefs and some of the world's best dive sites. Perched above the water, along the beach, the fully air-conditioned villas feature stylish contemporary furnishings and modern conveniences such as home theater systems, flat-screen satellite TVs and bathrooms. And an outdoor with jacuzzi. You can also enjoy beach villas snuggle among palm trees along a beautiful expanse of powdery white sand, while the water villas offer more privacy and direct access to the mesmerizing sea. If you are traveling with children, the family villas, with interconnecting rooms, are perfect. Luxury waterfront villas feature floor-to-ceiling windows. Guests can admire the crystal-clear sea below, while the sunset suites also have private pools and 24-hour butler service.
Guests can choose from several different dining rooms serving all fusion cuisine inspired by Chinese, Indian and Thai flavors to teppanyaki and themed buffets. Water sports are a regular here, and with a thriving reef not far from the coast, snorkeling is fabulous. You can also swim in the two pools, play volleyball and tennis, relax in the gym or indulge in the Tamara Spa on the water. The all-inclusive plan is optional. It offers excellent value for your money and includes food (buffet and limited à la carte); drinks; and two excursions per person per stay, such as snorkeling, sunset cruises, village tours, and fishing.
Experience this exclusive and natural seaside resort, nestled between granite peaks on a secluded island in Seychelles. Its caring staff members are committed to ensuring that you never feel bored or stuck. Also known as the "Barefoot luxury" island, the owner's mission is to restore the island to its natural state, which explains why guests are invited to participate in conservation programs and learn about the unique ecology of this remote island. And you are free to choose from two different beaches, where turtles nest on the shores.
Built with local materials harvested from the ongoing restoration of the island, the eleven private open-plan villas line a beautiful stretch of beach among coconut palms. The serene, chic and sophisticated beach environment incorporates many elements of texture and natural materials. Pools with large decks, beds with mosquito nets and deep soaking tubs are typical features, here. The sumptuous North Island Villa at the other end of the beach is the ultimate honeymoon nest.
The cuisine at North Island, Seychelles captures fresh Creole flavors using the island's latest crop, and butler service allows you to eat wherever you choose. A full range of water sports, guided walks, and trips to other islands are at the top of the list of activities, as well as yoga and holistic treatments like the "barefoot ritual" at the spa. Bicycles and electric golf carts provide transportation. Kids can also enjoy personalized children's programs, such as treasure hunts and pizza preparation classes.
There you have, some of the best all-inclusive luxury resorts and islands in the world. Did we leave out your favorite Island or luxury resort?