The best posh all-inclusive vacations to book now

    (Bawah Reserve)

(Bawah Reserve)

When the ‘all-inclusive’ affix is ​​attached to a hotel, it’s customary to be visited by an instant vision of shivers of screaming kids’ clubs, wart socks and cardboard piles of hash browns. Thanks to their sprawling size and historic price, all-inclusive packages have been favored by young families and package travel enthusiasts prioritizing quality ease — but not anymore. A new breed of resorts have sprung up in recent years, aiming to resurrect package holidays from the realm of naffness and into a new era of luxury.

Want to explore the world without lifting a finger or credit card? We’ve rounded up some of the best all-inclusives. All you can eat caviar, anyone?

Hotel Miavana, Madagascar

    (Miavana hotel)

(Miavana hotel)

Accessible only by helicopter from Diego Suarez airport, the latest of the hotels of the Time + Tide group is located in Miavana, the largest of five islands in an archipelago off the northeast coast of Madagascar. It’s the pinnacle of all-inclusive luxury getaways, with 2,500 acres of wilderness and 14 private villas overlooking the Indian Ocean. The package gets you so much more than a few free Mai Tais — all guests get a butler and access to activities like guided lemur walks, boat cruises, spa treatments, and daily yoga. Perhaps the best part is the all-you-can-eat meals, with skilled chefs whipping up specialties like mangrove crab, Malagasy Rova caviar, and zebu-milk buffalo mozzarella. Yum.

Prices start from £8,232 pp, mavrossafaris.com

Body Holiday, Saint Lucia

    (The vacation of the body)

(The vacation of the body)

This hotel has become an institution for wellness junkies and brides looking for a boost before their big day. With a private beach on the edge of the Caribbean, the hotel’s mantra is “Give us your body for a week, and we’ll give you back your mind.” Guests prepay for a spa break and vacation like no other, with included hour-long daily treatments such as bespoke facials, full-body massages, and lime-based body scrubs and of local ginger. With a schedule of daily fitness classes, the hotel’s lobbies teem with lycra-clad guests going from morning yoga to water aerobics. But Body Holiday is all about balance – in the evening the pretty verandas come alive with musical performers and guests enjoying a well-deserved and, best of all, all-inclusive cocktail…or two.

Prices start from £711 per night for one guest, thebodyholiday.com

Jumby Bay Island, Antigua

    (Jumby Bay)

(Jumby Bay)

A short boat ride from the Caribbean Island, you’ll find Jumby Bay Island, which is private and surrounded by 4.5 miles of white sand beaches, coral reefs and lush jungle; not a bad setup for Oetker Collection’s all-inclusive Antiguan outpost. The hotel has 28 suites, with 12 more opening at the end of this year, and offers inclusive perks ranging from boat tours and dining at the Estate House restaurant to the free-flowing Moët & Chandon. The hotel is a haven for watersports enthusiasts, with waterskiing, windsurfing, and wakeboarding, but the crown jewel is the Jumby Bay Sailing Academy, where all ages and abilities can learn to sail like a pro.

Prices start from $2,250 per night, oetkercollection.com

Bawah Reserve, Indonesia

    (Bawah Reserve)

(Bawah Reserve)

We all know Bali’s pristine beaches, but Indonesia is home to many other tropical islands, with far fewer tourists. Bawah Reserve is on a small island in the Riau Archipelago between Malaysia and Borneo and is as close to paradise as it gets. The eco-resort is founded on principles of sustainability, with 36 suites and bungalows built in and around the island’s mangrove network, designed to live in harmony with a diverse ecosystem including 2,000-year-old trees and a coral reef. Guests can explore the island’s 13 beaches and two lagoons in complete privacy or take in ocean views from the downward dog position during morning yoga class. The chefs use ingredients from their own organic gardens and freshly caught wild fish every morning. In the evening, guests can sprawl out under the starry sky to watch movies on the beach while sipping cocktails—all-inclusive, of course.

Prices start from £1,645 per night, bawahreserve.com

The Point Hotel, New York

    (Hotel La Pointe)

(Hotel La Pointe)

This unique hotel is located on Saranac Lake in upstate New York, at the tip of a 75-acre peninsula, with panoramic views of the lake and forests. The Point was built in the 1930s by businessman William Avery Rockefeller as one of the great camps in the Adirondacks, a cluster of lakefront homes designed for some of America’s most prestigious families. It was purchased in 2016 by long-time guests Laurie and Pierre Lapeyre, who have lovingly restored the original 11 guest rooms, complete with four-poster beds and myriad antiques, to their chintzy splendor. . But the cavernous rooms and preppy luxury are one thing, guests return year after year for the hot toddies in front of a crackling fire and the well-stocked ice bar by the lake, perfect after a long day of cross-country skiing, fishing on ice cream and curling.

Prices start from £1,822 per night, thepointresort.com

Lenkerhof Gourmet Spa Resort Lenk, Switzerland

    (hotel lenkerhof)

(hotel lenkerhof)

The best thing about a ski vacation is the amenities; mulled wine at 11 a.m., plates of french fries brushed with mayonnaise at lunchtime, hot chocolates after a long sauna session. Imagine all of that magnified by 100, that’s what it’s like to stay at the Lenkerhof. Not only does this five-star resort offer included ski equipment, outdoor and indoor pools, and an ice cave, it even has its own private sulfur springs in the expansive wellness center. But the best thing about Swiss hotels is the breakfast buffet: crusty, oven-warm bread of all shapes and sizes, freshly made birch muesli and enough cold cuts and cheeses to put your local wine bar to shame. And you can go for seconds, thirds and even quarters without further shaking your coffers.

Prices start from £238 per night, relaischateaux.com

Miraval Hotel, Arizona

    (Station Miraval)

(Station Miraval)

The super-exclusive resort town of Miraval in the Santa Catalina Mountains is surrounded by 400 acres of cactus-studded desert…and little else. But that’s the point at Miraval, a wellness-focused all-inclusive resort where phones are banned in all public places. Customers can book bespoke packages based on their “intentions” (mental wellness, fitness, self-connect, etc.) or receive nightly credits to use for spa treatments or classes like morning HIIT , Aroma flow yoga, photography, and even talks on how to biohack your metabolism. Meals and drinks are all included. Chefs concoct delicious dishes created by nutritionists using seasonal ingredients, designed to give you the perfect balance of macros, proteins, fats and carbohydrates. You can even request recipes for your favorite dishes and get a tutorial on how to recreate them at home.

Prices start from £735 per night, miravalarizona.com

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