What does a private island in Tahiti, a game reserve in Kenya, and an elegant country house in the Vermont mountains have in common? They are all at home luxury all-inclusive resorts. Most of these resorts include accommodation, meals, drinks and activities. Many are high-end, low-impact ecological stations, with sustainability and conservation at the center of their concerns. Others welcome guests to luxury villas on some of the most beautiful islands in the world. Whether these resorts are located in the Caribbean or Kenya, they all offer personalized service, attention and all-inclusive rates so you can leave your worries – and your wallet – at home. From bungalows on the water of one of the best islands in Fiji to the eco-stylish seaside resorts of Australia and Indonesia and a safari in South Africa, this list of the best all-inclusive luxury resorts offers the ideal high-end hideaway the most demanding of travelers.
1. Nihi Sumba Island, Indonesia
Eco-conscious and extraordinarily beautiful, the former surfing retreat of Nihi Sumba Island scores top billing on lists of the world’s best beach resorts. It presides over a wild and pristine palm-fringed slice of coast on the remote island of Sumba in Indonesia, about a one-hour flight from Bali. It’s a fitting location considering the resort’s philosophy is “The Edge of Wildness.” The resort nestles within a nature reserve, and more than 2.5 kilometers of white-sand beach beckons beneath the cliffs below, with fantastic surfing, fishing, and snorkeling. You won’t find TVs here, just cool ocean breezes, island adventures, warm and friendly staff, and glorious sea views.
The 33 air-conditioned villas perfectly capture the essence of this tropical hideaway; with soaring thatched ceilings that peek out among the palms and sweeping ocean views. Configurations range from one to five bedrooms, and they come with features like large living rooms, private plunge pools, outdoor showers, and impeccable butler service. Families can reserve a delightfully quirky three-story treehouse.
If you can tear yourself away from the villa and beach, with its fantastic surfing, diving, and fishing, you can go horseback riding on the beach (the resort has an equestrian center), sign up for visits to nearby villages, explore hidden waterfalls, mountain bike, take a Land Rover safari, tour a chocolate factory, or relax at the beach club and pool. For the ultimate in pampering, you can embark on a day-long Spa Safari with multiple treatments and healthy meals. Free daily yoga in a sea-view pavilion is also offered.
Rates include all meals, snacks, and some beverages and activities. Children are welcome, and some of the profits from your stay support the Sumba Foundation’s community projects, providing fresh water, medical care, and communal farms for local villages, so you can live in the lap of luxury and feel good at the same time.
Accommodation: Nihi Sumba Island
2. The Brando, Tahiti
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 encompassing a three-mile lagoon, this carbon-neutral resort is the ultimate in laid-back luxury. The station was created by screen legend Marlon Brando to preserve the beauty and biodiversity of the island and serve as a model of sustainability: solar energy, seawater cooling systems, and other renewable energy technologies. Unsurprisingly, nature lovers will be in paradise here. Flourishing coral reefs sparkle in the lagoon, birds flock to the shores, whales swim during their annual migrations and sea turtles nest on the white sand beaches.
Set back from the beach, the thatched villas are discreetly detached from groups of pandanus and palm trees. Modern furniture and accessories combine effortlessly with recycled and local building materials such as thatch, stone, and wood. Amenities include private pools, outdoor baths, and media rooms with TVs and Wi-Fi. The two-bedroom villas include kitchens and dining areas. The spacious three-bedroom villa is perfect for family gatherings. All villas are equipped with bicycles. You can explore the island with pedals.
Combining French, Polynesian and East-West styles, the cuisine is divine and incorporates fresh produce from the island’s organic gardens. Local seafood occupies a prime spot and breakfast croissants, fluffy and flaky, are the guests’ favorite. Vegan options are also available.
As might be expected, activities revolve around water and the resort provides all the equipment necessary for paddle, snorkeling, diving and kayaking in the crystal clear waters. If you want to know more about the ecology and conservation of the island, you can visit the ecological station and talk with the researchers. The station also offers lectures on Polynesian culture and history. The Lagoon School keeps busy little ones and tennis, deep sea fishing, dancing, and fitness classes are more active options. All-inclusive rates are optional, but one benefit is that all island activities and holistic soul spa treatments are covered by this full board plan.
Accommodation: The Brando
3. Jumby Bay, Antigua
On a private island dotted with palm trees in Antigua, lined with dazzling beaches, Jumby Bay offers tropical elegance. The entire island is without a car, but you can explore it by bike and enjoy the relaxed life. In particular, Jumby Bay is known for its attentive staff, who offers a five-star service with a warm smile. World-class cuisine infused with tropical flavors can be found in the refined house, but you can also dine by the pool and on the beach.
Despite the relaxing atmosphere, you can still stay connected to the outside world. The 40 luxury rooms and villas are equipped with all modern comforts, including flat-screen TVs, Bose sound systems, Nespresso coffeemakers and free Wi-Fi. In Italian linens, wraparound terraces and private outdoor gardens with private balconies. rain showers.
Red-roofed villas and houses add luxury, such as private chefs, personal butlers and pools. When you do not bathe the palm trees on the beach, you can train at the gym. swim in the infinity pool; play tennis or golf; or succumb to a spa treatment session. Environmentally conscious customers also appreciate the recycling program and conservation projects, such as the Hawksbill Turtle Conservation Program. Children are welcome here and “Rosebuds” offer personalized adventures to entertain them.
Accommodations: Jumby Bay
4. Royal Malewane, South Africa
Royal Malewane, located in the Thornybush Game Reserve, bordering Kruger National Park, is one of the best safari lodges in South Africa. The colonial elegance of the old world sets the tone here and animals occupy a central place, especially the relatively large number of resident lions.
Eight air-conditioned and immaculately decorated suites recall the old days of Hemingway, with oriental rugs, antiques, thatched roofs and four-poster beds covered with mosquito nets. Outdoor showers and deep pools on vast terraces merge with wilderness, where elephants and other wildlife are among the sights. The two-bedroom Royal Suites are perfect for families and for even more exclusivity, groups can book Africa House, a six-bedroom villa with a private chef.
Daily activities revolve around morning and evening safaris, where guides and expert guides deliver you to National Geographic’s wildlife action. At leisure, guests can also relax in the award-winning bush spa and dance at the gym. Children of all ages are welcome in the Royal Suites and the Africa House, but they must be over the age of ten to stay in the Deluxe Suites.
5 Jade Mountain Resort, St. Lucia
St Lucia is known for its spectacular scenery and the adults-only Jade Mountain Resort takes advantage of its spectacular views of the ocean and the twin volcanic peaks of St. Lucia. Clinging to a cliff, the complex includes a series of open rooms and common areas that embrace these breathtaking views. You will feel like part of your environment. Despite their panoramic views, the suites offer total privacy, making it a haven of choice for honeymooners.
Known as “sanctuaries”, the 24 open-air rooms at this hotel are spacious and airy, with 15-foot ceilings, a large living room, and many tropical kinds of wood and stones. Typical features include private infinity pools, four-poster beds, Frette bathrobes and towels, 24-hour “Major Domos” butlers and louvers so that tropical breezes can flow freely. Five SKY suites with jacuzzi come with whirlpools instead of private pools. Wi-Fi is available at the station, but you will not find televisions and phones here, just the sounds and views of the sea.
The Jade Mountain Club’s cuisine captures the flavors of the fresh islands with many of the resort’s organic farm produce, and guests can also dine at Anse Mamin or Anse Chastanet, the 600-hectare sister resort on a silver-sand beach. Free time can be as active or relaxed as you like. Swimming, sailing, kayaking, and diving are popular activities on the shores of Anse Chastanet Beach, a short walk from the resort or on foot. You can also go hiking and biking on the 600-acre plantation of the complex; go bird watching; to do yoga; swim in the infinity pool of the resort; or visit Botanical Gardens, Volcano and Sulfur Springs. A fitness center and a spa are also available on site. The all-inclusive rates are an optional but value-for-money option, especially as the hotel is located in a secluded location.
Accommodation: Jade Mountain Resort
6 Twin Farms, USA
Nestled in the heart of 300 hectares of bucolic Vermont countryside, about three hours drive from Boston, Twin Farms is the place of choice for your wildest campaign fantasies. The whimsical art of the owner’s private collection adorns the main house from the 1795s, where crackling fires and picture book views greet guests. Personalized service is here, and spa services and exquisite culinary creations maintain the high standards of the resort.
Designed by esteemed architects and designers, the 20 uniquely designed accommodations range from cozy rooms to log cabins, multi-level Scandinavian-style cottages, and mid-century refuges. Fireplaces, antiques, custom art objects and stone hot tubs add to the hotel’s cozy ambiance and offer wonderful views of the surrounding countryside. All meals are included in the rates and the culinary creations emphasize fresh and healthy flavors, accompanied by personalized menus and a farm-to-table approach. Vermont Strawberry Lemon and Strawberry Pancakes are favorites for breakfast.
Activities change with the season here. During the warmer months, you can hike and bike among the forests and flower meadows, play tennis, steal fish, swim or paddle on tranquil ponds. The incredible display of fall colors in Vermont makes it one of the best seasons to visit. In winter, you can skate, snowshoe and ski on the groomed trails and groomed trails of the resort. If you can bear to leave the resort, you can visit a working farm, buy antiques, visit craftsmen and nearby historic sites, or take a BMW sedans from the resort for a ride. A fully equipped gym is also available. Guests must be 16 years of age or older, except during the resort’s two-week family week, and dogs are welcome in some of the cabins for a fee.
Accommodation: Twin Farms
7 Cottar’s 1920s Safari Camp, Kenya
On a 6000-acre private game preserve in Kenya near the Tanzanian border, Cottar’s Safari Camp, dating back to the 1920s, exudes elegance outside of Africa. The camp borders the Serengeti National Park and the Maasai Mara National Reserve, two of Africa’s best game reserves. It is one of ten world-renowned ecosphere retreats worldwide. community. Do not be put off by the word “camp”. The luxury tents are well away from your family travels, and the caring staff makes you feel like royalty. Maasai’s expert guides and followers are some of the best in the industry, delivering classic African wildlife with lions, leopards, rhinos, buffalo and elephants. It’s also a wonderful place to experience wildebeest migration from July to November.
Particularly distant from each other to maximize their intimacy, the ten palatial tents allow you to feel in harmony with nature, without sacrificing luxury. As you sit in your canopy bed, you can admire zebras and giraffes and fall asleep to the sound of hyenas and the distant roar of lions that resonate all night long. Antique furniture, oriental rugs, candelabra and steam chests add to the nostalgic feel of Hemingway, and the en-suite bathrooms have flush toilets and hot showers. But if you really want to go back to nature, you can opt for the unique experience of a safari bath or a shower in the middle of the savannah. The family suites with tents are equipped with two bathrooms and a living room with a fireplace. You can also book a honeymoon suite or the Cottar’s Bush Villa, which sleeps 10 people and has its own 25-meter pool.
The chef makes culinary creations from fresh produce grown in the camp. Meals are usually served in common style in the huge tent or in wilderness places. In addition to excellent walks and walks, you can visit a Maasai village, swim in the pool or pamper yourself. Children of all ages are welcome.
Accommodation: Cottar’s 20’s Safari Camp
8 Southern Ocean Lodge, Australia
Blending perfectly with the cliffs overlooking Kangaroo Island, on the outskirts of South Australia, the Southern Ocean Lodge allows nature to talk. The views of the wild ocean greet you through glass walls in this contemporary building with rounded curves and streams of light in all spaces.
The 21 rooms offer breathtaking views of the sea through floor-to-ceiling windows. The decor is decidedly “eco-chic”, with touches of recycled wood, local artwork, sandy limestone floors and impeccable white fabrics. Other typical features include submerged seating areas; heated floors; and outdoor terraces with daybeds, so you can relax and enjoy these hypnotic views. Some rooms also have EcoSmart fireplaces, TVs, and DVD players.
Sophisticated and fresh, the food includes many island specialties, including Ligurian honey, local cheeses, and fresh seafood. Another big plus of this hotel is the daily program of guided island tours included in the rates. Coastal hikes and excursions to national parks, seal colonies, and nearby wildlife sanctuaries are typical excursions. You can also relax at the wellness spa, where children can join a workshop specializing in the manufacture of bath bombs and body scrubs.
Accommodations: Southern Ocean Lodge
9 Likuliku, Fiji
The adults-only Likuliku on Malolo Island, in the sublime Mamanuca Islands, is home to the only overwater bungalows in Fiji. He is known for his 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-like atmosphere in a lush tropical setting. Forget TVs and phones. Instead, guests enter the relaxing rhythm of island life, snorkeling on kaleidoscopic reefs and chatting with friendly staff.
Honeymooners adore the ten baths on the water bathed in light, with large outdoor terraces, separate bath pavilions, air conditioning and a lagoon view from the egg-shaped tubs. Many guests also enjoy the seafront bures, with their best prices, swimming pools, large daybeds and private outdoor showers. These bures also offer direct access to the ocean, which is sometimes not possible in cases where the tide is low.
The food is fabulous here and features fresh seafood as well as succulent tropical fruits and products from the island’s organic hydroponic farm. Daily canapés delivered to your room will give you a taste of the delicious dishes that await you. During your free time, you can enjoy a Couples Indulgence package at the spa, trim and tone at the gym, learn how to weave palm leaves or sign up for village tours and cruises. Rates include accommodation, non-motorized water sports, meals, filter coffee, tea, and water, but other beverages incur additional charges.
10 Lily Beach Resort & Spa, Maldives
Surrounded by an aquatic world in fascinating blue tones, Lily Beach Resort & Spa offers luxury on the water and a family atmosphere. 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 on the water or on the beach, the air-conditioned villas come with stylish contemporary furnishings and modern amenities such as a home theater system, a flat-screen satellite TV and an outdoor bathroom with a hairdryer. whirlpool. The villas on the beach line palms along a beautiful expanse of powder-white sand, while the water villas offer more privacy and direct access to the hypnotic sea. If you are traveling with children, the family villas with interconnecting rooms are perfect. Luxury overwater villas feature glass floors. Guests can admire the crystal-clear sea below and suites with sunsets have private pools and 24-hour butler service.
Guests can choose from a variety of dining options, from fusion cuisine inspired by Chinese, Indian and Thai flavors to teppenyaki and themed buffets. Water sports reign 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, play in the gym or indulge in the Tamara Spa on the water. The all-inclusive plan is optional. It offers excellent value for money and includes food (buffet and à la carte limited); drinks; and two excursions per person per stay, such as snorkeling, sunset cruises, village tours, and fishing.
Accommodation: Lily Beach Resort & Spa
11 North Island, Seychelles
Wanna-be Robinson Crusoes loves this exclusive ecotourism, nestled between granite peaks on a remote island in Seychelles, but with the attentive staff, you’ll never feel stuck. “Barefoot luxury” is the slogan of the island, and conservation is essential. The owner’s mission is to restore the island to its natural state, and guests are invited to participate in conservation programs and discover the unique ecology of this remote island. You can choose between two perfect beaches, where turtles nest on the shores.
Built with local materials harvested during the restoration of the island, the eleven private open-concept villas line a beautiful sandy beach covered with coconut trees. Chic beachy chic best describes the decor, which incorporates many textural elements and natural materials. Diving in large decks, mesh beds, and deep tubs are typical features, and doors fold back to let in the outdoors.
The cuisine captures fresh Creole flavors using the island’s latest crops, and butler service allows you to eat anywhere. A full range of water sports guided walks and trips to other islands top the list of activities, as well as yoga and holistic treatments such as the “barefoot ritual” at the spa. Bicycles and electric golf carts provide transportation. Kids can stay busy with personalized programs for kids offering activities such as treasure hunts and pizza making classes.
Accommodation: North Island, Seychelles