Top 10 All Inclusive Resorts In Florida To Check Out

All inclusive resorts in florida

You’ve been working your regular 9-5 job for over 15 years now and finally feel the fatigue catching up to you.

It’s been 10 years since you went on a real vacation after taking care of your three young children. With the exception of the many day trips and camping trips you’ve been on.

But your family members and friends worry about your health and have booked a trip for you and your partner to one of the many beautiful all-inclusive resorts in Florida without your consultation.

You feel guilty about taking a couple weeks off from your lifelong duty as a parent while your parents watch over the kids. The tickets are non-refundable; it looks like you’re going on vacation. 

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HAWKS CAY RESORT

small and secluded Island resort central to the Miami and Key West regions

THE BREAKERS PALM BEACH IN PALM BEACH

luxury resort for singles or couples and comfort and affordability for families


SOUTH SEAS ISLAND RESORT

appeal to families and couples alike

PIER HOUSE RESORT

has historical sites and art scene

GAYLORD PALMS RESORT

has elegant décor and dining options

SAFETY HARBOR RESORT

offers a natural mineral springs spa

OMNI AMELIA ISLAND PLANTATION RESORT

has variety of activities ideal for families, couples, singles and groups

ROSEN SHINGLE CREEK

has challenging golf course at the resort

LITTLE PALM ISLAND RESORT AND SPA

cozy and relaxing, as can be with suites within minutes of the beach

UNIVERSAL’S LOEWS SAPPHIRE FALLS RESORT

offers exclusive benefits to the Universal Studies Orlando theme park

HOW WE CHOSE OUR RATINGS

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Whether you’re taking a vacation to recuperate as a parent or simply just need some time to unwind after running in the rat race for so long, Florida has a little something for all.

Some resorts are kid-friendly while others are adult-only. Others are for young families while others are for romantic getaways for couples. Others still are more suited for water babies while others are best for avid golfers.

Whatever your age or tastes, Florida has something for you. Take a look at these 10 all-inclusive resorts in Florida.


1. Hawks Cay Resort in Duck Key, Florida

Hawks Cay Resort

Overall rating: 5 out of 5 stars

This resort is 5-star rated for its accessibility to all at any age.

About halfway down the Florida Keys, you’ll find Hawks Cay Resort located at Duck Key. It is a small, secluded island resort central to the Miami and Key West regions. You’ll be able to travel there via car, boat or plane. The resort features aquamarine water, towering palm trees and all the wildlife you’d expect in the ocean.

When you’re not relaxing and just enjoying the sunrises and sunsets, enjoy deep sea fishing, snorkeling, paddle boarding or gliding along the ocean on a kite board.

This is one of those lucky few all-inclusive resorts in Florida that are appropriate for all ages, for small groups or families. Your kids and partner can enjoy swimming with the dolphins or play in the pirate ship water park while you get a massage or enjoy a few hours at the resort’s spa.


2. The Breakers Palm Beach in Palm Beach, Florida

The Breakers Palm Beach

Overall rating: 5 out of 5 stars

This resort merits a 5-star rating for its luxury for singles or couples and comfort and affordability for families.

Located along Palm Beach, you’ll find The Breakers Palm Beach resort in all its elegance.

While you’ll be able to enjoy the several whirlpools and the beach front the resort has to offer, you can also work on your fitness surprisingly. Gear up as you have access to tennis courts, workout rooms, a personal trainer and outdoor meditation classes to keep your mind, body,and soul at ease.

You’ll also be able to go shopping at the resort’s many boutiques.

For those families who travel as a pack, you can take your family to family fitness classes, the arcade for the kids, an outdoor basketball court, family golf clinics, and even dine at The Italian Restaurant which also hosts a Family Entertainment Center for kids to play while adults dine.

If your boss is looking to host a meeting somewhere in Florida, believe it or not, The Breakers also offers a venue space to hold meetings that are perfect for corporate summits and other professional events.  


3. South Seas Island Resort at Captiva Island, Florida

South Seas Island Resort

Overall rating: 5 out of 5 stars

This resort deserves a 5-star rating for its appeal to families and couples alike.

Once you cross the famous Sanibel Causeway Bridge, your eyes will widen to the beauty of this resort.

This is another one of those accommodating all-inclusive resorts in Florida that provide activities for families and couples.

For the family, take your kids to Camp Skully wags to enjoy arts and crafts as well as indoor and outdoor games. Register your kids for the Sanibel Sea School where they can learn about the complex ocean ecosystem and marine wildlife. Go swimming with the dolphins with the kids or enjoy a relaxing, yet fun time at the resort’s water slides and pools.

For young couples, dine at the resort’s many restaurant establishments such as the Harbourside Bar & Grill, The Pointe and Doc Ford’s Rum Bar & Grille.

If you and your partner love the breezy ocean, why not get married at this resort also? For venues, you’ll have your choices: a beach front wedding at South Beach or Sunset Beach Luau; a lawn wedding at Kings Crown Lawn or West Law; and a marina wedding at Quarterdeck at the Marina. Venues are also available indoors such as Sea Pearl, Captiva Ballroom and King’s Crown.


4. Pier House Resort and Spa in Key West, Florida

Pier House Resort

Overall rating: 5 out of 5 stars

This resort is 5-star rated for its historical sites and art scene.

While this all-inclusive resort is not an adult-only nude beach, it also isn’t exactly kid-friendly. In short, it is better suited for singles, friends or couples on vacation.

Though at the Pier House Resort and Spa,there is no shortage of activities to do. Especially for the history buffs among you.

Visit the late, famous author Ernest Hemingway’s house where he penned some of his greatest stories. Take a look at all the sea creatures in the Key West Aquarium, which has been around since the 1930s. It showcases the marine life of the Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean islands and nations.

Don’t miss the Fort Jefferson and Dry Tortugas National Park — a secluded group of islands off the coast of Key West — to see the largest brick structure in the Americas. For a somber reminder of America’s colonial past, learn more at the Mel Fisher Maritime Heritage Museum. Here you’ll see precious cargo from slave ships and the Atocha.

If the art scene is your thing, check out the Sunset Celebration at Mallory Square and a play at the Red Barn Theatre. Mallory Square is filled with performers and musicians. The Red Barn Theatre has been around since 1829 as a carriage house and later rehabilitated as an intimate 88-seat theater.

Gaylord Palms Resort

Overall rating: 5 out of 5 stars

This resort is 5-star rated for its elegant décor and dining options.

Walking toward the entrance of this resort, you’d think you were walking toward one of Gatsby’s extravagant lawn parties. Unfortunately, not.

However, that doesn’t mean that this resort can’t fulfill your vacation needs. While a definite perk of this resort is the proximity to the famed wondrous Walt Disney World and Universal Orlando Resort, it is a force in its own right.

Enjoy cuisine from a variety of restaurants on the resort.

Looking for good seafood? Try MOOR.

Have a taste for Mediterranean cuisine? Check out Villa de Flora, which the Orlando Sentinel awarded as the Critic’s Choice for Best Brunch. 

Do you have a craving for Caribbean? You better hit Socio to enjoy shareable plates and specialty beverages.

If you’re looking for a good old-fashioned sports bar, Wreckers Sports Bar is your home.

In addition to international cuisines to meet your palate cravings, you’ll also have the option of relaxing at one of the resort’s spa centers such as Relâche Spa. Enjoy services such as body wraps, facials and massages. For the couples, you can even get a couple’s massage.

The center also offers the ideal venue to host company meetings and other professional gatherings


6. Safety Harbor Resort and Spa in Safety Harbor, Florida

Safety Harbor Resort

Overall rating: 5 out of 5 stars

This resort merits a 5-star rating for its commitment to wellness.

Open since 1925, this is one of the most unique all-inclusive resorts in Florida, known for being the place “wherehealing waters flow.” It is the only resort in Florida that offers a natural mineral springs spa. The resort and spa use waters from the Espiritu Santo Springs, which were discovered by the Spanish explorer Hernando Desoto in 1539.

Situated on the west coast of Florida, Safe Harbor Resort and Spa sits on 22 acres of land off the west shore of Tampa Bay in the quaint city of Safety Harbor for which the resort and spa are named.

Safety Harbor also offers a unique seven-day wellness for life retreat to reduce stress, slow aging, increase energy and stimulate weight loss. The retreat includes the coverage of all meals, access to the resort’s aqua amenities, fitness training with a certified trainer, massage and other body treatments.

This is the ultimate relaxation resort.


7. Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort in Fernandina Beach, Florida

Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort

Overall rating: 5 out of 5 stars

This resort earns a 5-star rating for offering a variety of activities ideal for families, couples, singles and groups.

Enjoy a hot day tanning on the Amelia Island beaches. The beaches feature 3.5 miles of private and uncrowded sand —perfect for relaxing.

For something to get the blood flowing,sign up to participate in the resort’s tennis program. Catering to all levels, Tennis magazine recognized the resort’s tennis program as one of the Top 50 Tennis Resorts in the U.S. Even tennis legends Maria Sharapova and the Williams sisters have played at the resort’s tennis courts.

If that’s too much fitness for you, wake upto the natural beauty around you and go on an Adventure tour via kayak, paddleboard or eclipse pedal board.

Well what about the kids? Sign them up for Camp Amelia. Or you can also bring them out to the resort’s Just For Families activities in which your kids can enjoy movie nights, seasonal beach fires,games and crafts. You can also try to spot the park’s loyal guardian Tanner the Turtle. Tanner frequents all areas of the resort such as the kids’ camp, fishing at the Aury Island or meeting other animals at the resort’s Nature Center.

Speaking of fishing, you can rent a few fishing poles and try your hand at the resort’s Red Maple Lake and Aury Island ponds. For beginners, start off with Fishing 101 or 201. If you’re more than a novice, go on to Bass Fishing and Kayak Bass Fishing.


8. Rosen Shingle Creek in Orlando, Florida

Rosen Shingle Creek Resort

Overall rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Golf. Dine. Shop. Relax.

Those four words pretty well sum up the experiences you’ll have at Rosen Shingle Creek resort.

The resort’s Shingle Creek Golf Club has partnered with Arnold Palmer Design Company to create a new, challenging golf course at the resort.

You’ll have a great amount of choice when it comes to where you eat at this restaurant from Mexican cuisine with Mi Casa Tequila Taqueria to Asian delicacies such as Banrai Sushi. If it’s a café or creamery you’re after, check out the Smooth Java or the Creek Ice Creamery.

Do some shopping at the malls near the resort such as The Florida Mall, The Mall at millennia or Orlando’s Premium Outlets.

And, of course, once you’ve done enough running around during the day, enjoy a few hours getting a massage at the Spa at Shingle Creek.   

This resort deserves a 5-star rating for its commitment to golfing, dining and shopping.

Little Palm Island Resort

Overall rating: 5 out of 5 stars

If you’re looking for the authentic, beach experience, look no further than the Little Palm Island Resort and Spa.

Don’t be fooled by its size. It may be small, but it’s cozy and relaxing as can be with suites within minutes of the beach. Whether in a pool or the beach front, you’re sure to get your fill of swimming and tanning at this resort.

Head over to the Great Room to seek the shade with a book in hand or cards to play with your new acquaintances. You can also visit the island’s boutique to bring home something to show family and friends.

Little Palm Island also hosts a marina  accommodate seafarers sailing or yachting through the Florida Keys. Be sure to stop by on this charming island. 

This resort merits a 5-star rating for its exclusivity.


 
10. 
Universal’s Loews Sapphire Falls Resort in Orlando, Florida

Universal's Loews Sapphire Falls Resort

Overall rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars

Located at Universal Orlando, this Orlando resort offers exclusive benefits to the Universal Studies Orlando theme park.You’ll have early park admission to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter and some attractions at Volcano Bay. Receive complimentary access to water taxis or shuttle buses that will take you to Universal Studios, Islands of Adventure,Volcano Bay and City Walk.

For the golfers out there, you’ll get access to the resort’s exclusive Golf Universal Orlando program.

You’ll have access to excellent dining options such as the Amastista Cookhouse, Caribbean Carnaval and Strong Water Tavern.

This resort earns a 4.5-star rating for its proximity to Universal Orlando and unique dining options.

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SIT BACK AND ENJOY THE OCEAN VIEW

Whichever of these or other all-inclusive resorts in Florida you decide to try, you’re sure to have a wonderful time tanning, swimming in the ocean or simply eating delicious foods.

Whether it’s with family, friends, your partner or just yourself, there’s something for everyone at these resorts.

Get out there and soak up the sun and sangrias while you can.