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Guide to all-inclusive resorts in Florida

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Ready to leave all your worries behind and treat yourself on your next vacation? An all-inclusive resort in Florida might be just what you need to fully decompress.

How all-inclusive resorts in Florida work

All-inclusive resorts in Florida charge a flat rate to experience all the services and amenities within the property. This is optional at some resorts, while other properties are all-inclusive for all guests. One of the perks of staying at an all-inclusive resort in Florida is that you don’t have to worry about overspending. You can sit back, relax and thoroughly enjoy your vacation. 

Keep in mind, however, that even if you do book an all-inclusive resort in Florida, you may want to bring some extra cash for things that aren’t covered, like airport transfers, spa treatments, excursions, tipping and other services or amenities. 

While you’re in the sunshine state, be sure to check out some of the best COVID-friendly outdoor activities in Northern Florida.

Top all-inclusive resorts in Florida & the Keys

Here are just some of the great all-inclusive resorts in Florida you’re bound to love:

  1. Club Med Sandpiper Bay: A great choice for the whole family
  2. Little Palm Island Resort & Spa: Perfect for total relaxation
  3. Bungalows Key Largo: Adults-only with plenty of activities
  4. Henderson Park Inn Hotel: Adult-only peaceful bed and breakfast
  5. Sirata Beach Resort: Family-friendly beach fun (BONUS)

1. Club Med Sandpiper Bay in Port St. Lucie, Florida

Among Club Med’s all-inclusive resorts in Florida is Sandpiper Bay, located just a couple hours north of Miami on Florida’s eastern coast.

Club Med Sandpiper Bay is a great choice for the whole family. It’s filled with special services, amenities and activities that both kids and adults will enjoy. Have you ever soared on a flying trapeze? Well, you can here! The facilities are spread across 50 acres of scenic land along the St. Lucie River’s banks.

Sandpiper Bay’s Premium all-inclusive package includes:

  • Free WiFi
  • Gourmet dining
  • Premium open bar
  • Evening entertainment
  • Sports, activities and wellness
  • Tennis and golf group lessons
  • Driving range and 18-hole golf course
  • Professional-taught fitness classes
Aerial view of Club Med Sandpiper Bay
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Sandpiper Bay is great for the entire family. The expansive property caters to all types of travelers. In addition to the daily entertainment, there is also a baby gym, babysitting and nature and discovery activities. While the kids are busy, couples can enjoy a full-service spa and an adults-only pool.

Travelers can reach Sandpiper Bay from a few airport locations. The West Palm Beach Airport is about an hour away and Fort Lauderdale is about 1.5 hours away. If you want to spend some time in Miami before or after, the Miami International Airport is a two-hour drive away.

Club Med Sandpiper Bay in Port St. Lucie, Florida
Image courtesy of Club Med

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2. Little Palm Island Resort & Spa in Little Torch Key, Florida

Little Palm Island Resort & Spa is a Noble House Resort that has hosted presidents and celebrities in the past. And it’s not hard to see why. Little Palm Island a tiny slice of paradise in the lower Florida Keys. It’s only reachable by boat, which makes this vacation destination both an exclusive and relaxing. Fun fact: the island features 4.5 tropical acres connected by winding paths made of crushed seashells.

Beachside loungers at the Little Palm Island Resort & Spa
Image courtesy of Little Palm Island Resort & Spa

Guests stay in one of 30 thatched-roof, air-conditioned bungalow suites with mosquito netting, plush beds and secluded outdoor showers. In addition to the common dining room, there are private dining, in-room dining and special dining packages offered. The spa features Thai body rituals and Balinese treatments.

Inclusions in all-inclusive packages differ by resort. At Little Palm Island, you can book the Culinary Paradise Package, which is this property’s version of an all-inclusive (it just doesn’t include daily drinks). When you stay for at least two nights, you and a guest will receive a bottle of champagne, daily breakfast, daily three-course lunch, a nightly four-course dinner and a $100 spa credit per person, per night.

Bonfire at Little Palm Island Resort & Spa in Florida
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3. Bungalows Key Largo in Key Largo, Florida 

Bungalows Key Largo is a one-of-a-kind all-inclusive resort in Florida, designed for couples looking to truly enjoy their time together. You’ll find the ultimate escape from the hectic world outside in any of their 135 luxury bungalows. Indulge in peace and quiet in your own soaking tub or the outdoor shower on the bungalow’s private veranda. Or let the wind flow through your hair as you cruise around the resort on the two bikes included in your stay.

The adults-only Bungalows are located in Key Largo, which is the first stop when driving to the Florida Keys. Situated on 11.5 acres along the water, the resort is designed as “an island oasis for downtime and disconnecting.”

A room in the Bungalows Key Largo all-inclusive resort.
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You can dine at one of its three restaurants, which all feature ultra-fresh seafood. To cool off, grab a drink at the oceanfront Tiki Bar. All gourmet food and drinks are included in your stay, with the exception of Bogie and Bacall’s fine dining steakhouse-style restaurant.

When you’re looking for an adventure, hop on a kayak or stand-up paddleboard and explore the shoreline. For a more leisurely time on the water, the resort offers daytime and sunset catamaran cruises for guests to enjoy, complete with a bar and charcuterie.

Once you’re ready for some ultimate relaxation, you can head to the Zen Garden Spa and lounge in the eucalyptus steam room or enjoy a Himalayan salt therapy treatment.

Bungalows Key Largo resort on the water
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4. Henderson Park Inn in Destin

Henderson Park Inn Hotel is an all-inclusive, adults-only resort in Florida, located in Destin, with an extensive list of available amenities. The resort offers incredible views of the Emerald Coast and provides guests with access to the beach, a resort-style pool, fitness center and spa.

Made-to-order breakfasts and picnic lunches are included in your stay, in addition to complimentary snacks and adult beverages during happy hour at the tiki bar. Bicycles, beach chairs and umbrellas are also complimentary. Dinner is not included, however the award-winning Beach Walk Cafe is available to guests.

Amenities include WiFi around the property, in-room smart TVs and concierge services. Guests can choose from plenty of different suite-style room options.

BONUS: Sirata Beach Resort in St. Petersburg, Florida

A beautiful beachfront hotel in St. Petersburg, Sirata Beach Resort is not a true all-inclusive resort in Florida, but the resort fee covers many amenities and services, and the property offers special packages that sometimes includes food and beverage discounts.

This family-friendly resort is home to three beachfront pools, two whirlpools, a game room, watersports, bike share and fitness center. Dining experiences available include its three on-site restaurants, Compass Grille, Rum Runners Par & Grille and Harry’s Beach Bar.

The resort fee includes a range of perks that make a stay at Sirata Beach Resort even more worthwhile:

  • Daily complimentary wine, beer or Rum Runners Punch from 6-6:30pm at Rum Runners Tiki Hut
  • Two beach lounges
  • Overnight parking (one car per room)
  • WiFi around the resort
  • Nightly entertainment
  • 10% discount on water sports, like jet skis, paddleboards and parasailing
  • Daily activities and games for all ages
  • Pool lounges and towels
  • Boogie boards and noodles
  • 2 bottles of water at check-in
  • Business center access
  • Unlimited local and 1-800 calls

Sirata Beach Resort occasionally offers all-inclusive packages, so be sure to check their available specials before booking. For example, as of this writing, Sirata is offering a vacation package that includes a daily $20 food and beverage credit.

Whichever all-inclusive resort in Florida you decide to visit, be sure to check all local government guidelines for coronavirus restrictions or advisories before booking and setting out.

Frequently asked questions about all-inclusive resorts

Do all-inclusive resorts exist in Florida?

Yes! All-inclusive resorts can be found all over Florida. The Bungalows Key Largo resort is an example of one.

Are there any truly all-inclusive resorts in the US?

Yes, there are all-inclusive resorts in the United States. Plenty of all-inclusive resorts in Florida are available for a warm vacation year-round.

Where is the cheapest place to vacation all-inclusive?

Some of the cheapest all-inclusive resorts can be found in Mexico. The exchange rate between the U.S. dollar and the Mexican peso typically help make this sunny destination a wonderful option.

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