All-inclusives: Where to Go
By far, the most popular locations for all-inclusive resorts are the beach towns throughout Mexico and the Caribbean. But you'll find these resorts in other areas as well, including coastal hotspots in the United States and South and Central America.
Away from the shoreline, your options include places like the Point, a classic Adirondacks-style retreat in scenic Saranac Lake, N.Y., boasting 11 lake-view rooms and cuisine prepared by a Michelin-trained chef, and Sahoro, a ski-in/ski-out Club Med property in Hokkaido, Japan, where the winter package includes lift tickets as well as skiing and snowboarding lessons.
A good many dude ranches can be classified as all-inclusives as well, such as the Wit's End Guest Ranch, Resort & Spa in Colorado's Vallecito Lake Valley. Flying under the flag "luxury at the edge of the untamed wilderness," it includes everything from old-fashioned campfire cookouts to a European dry sauna.
Cruises are, by nature, another form of all-inclusive, and a popular pick among honeymooners. Not only are your accommodations, meals, activities and entertainment included, but you get to visit multiple exotic ports of call. Take note, however, that unless you book your trip with a luxury cruise line, drinks (alcoholic and otherwise), tips and shore excursions aren't included in the price. River cruises, on the other hand, typically include all the bells and whistles, and also provide a more intimate look at destinations like Burgundy, France and St. Petersburg, Russia.
Oddly enough, one of the most sought-after honeymoon spots, Hawaii, doesn't have any full-fledged all-inclusive resorts (although it does have an "inclusive" resort, the Kona Village Resort on the big island). And with the exception of a Club Med on Bora Bora, neither does Tahiti.
Convinced yet that an all-inclusive is where you want to honeymoon? Before you say yes, learn more about the pros and cons of going with an all-inclusive.