The 12 best all-inclusive resorts in Florida - The Points Guy (2024)

From the Florida Keys to Amelia Island and Orlando to St. Pete Beach, when it comes to all-inclusive vacations, the Sunshine State delivers everything under the sun.

While Florida may not have as many traditional all-inclusive resorts as international destinations like Mexico, there are packages, deals and experience resort credits that turn many of these luxury properties into staycation steals.

As a Florida native, I've personally done the legwork to deliver the best all-inclusive Florida resort options, including family-friendly beach retreats, award-winning spa getaways and food-and-booze-centric adults-only escapes — and now I need a vacation from all these vacations. (Wink, wink.)

Bungalows Key Largo

Key Largo, Florida, USA

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Best for: Adults who want to take advantage of an all-inclusive resort with Florida Keys vibes.

Why stay here: It’s a true all-inclusive resort that offers an all-you-can-eat-and-drink, kid-free stay in laid-back Key Largo.

Best way to book: Book directly with the resort for the best rates and packages.

An all-inclusive paradise just 75 minutes from Miami International Airport (MIA), Bungalows Key Largo is the ultimate turnkey beachside getaway. Upon arrival, check-in and collect your wristband, hand your car keys to the valet and sip on a coconut rum-laced welcome co*cktail before your golf cart tour and drop-off at your private bungalow.

Your home-away-from-home is a garden view or beachside cottage (aka bungalow) complete with a porch and two Adirondack chairs, a cozy bedroom with either one king or two queen beds and a modern bathroom. The star of the bungalow, however, is the private fenced-in patio with a couch, a table and chairs, a soaking tub and an outdoor rain shower — both are divine under starry skies.

Outside your bungalow, relaxation areas abound. There's a quiet zen pool with a fitness tiki hut stationed away from the beach or an array of beachside options, ranging from a quieter nook of lounges and hammocks to the livelier beach club and pool where island tunes complement the endless bay breeze. Additionally, kayaks, paddleboards and water trikes invite you to adventure on the open water.

Bungalows is a traditional all-inclusive, which means standard food and beverage offerings are baked into your rate. Enjoy the breakfast buffet spread, along with island-meets-Italian eats for lunch and dinner at Fish Tales, and grab bar bites, wraps, pizzas and frozen spiked bevvies at Sunset Tiki Hut — or request service directly to your lounge. At sundown, bookmark craft co*cktails with lamb chop lollipops (not kidding) at Hemingway Bar and an upscale Mexican dinner with toes in the sand at Sea Señor.

Whether from your kayak, beach lounge or the fully decked Living Room, never miss a picture-perfect Bungalows sunset. If you've had your fill of liquid courage, join in on evening karaoke or compete in Keys-themed trivia for prizes. One thing's for sure: No matter how long you stay at Bungalows, it's undoubtedly hard to leave.

If you book in advance, you can save up to 20% for three nights or more.

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Rates at Bungalows Key Largo start at $899 per night.

Omni Amelia Island

Fernandina Beach, Florida, USA

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Best for: Beach-loving families looking for great outdoor activity options.

Why stay here: This beautiful beach getaway in northeastern Florida offers an outdoor playground on Amelia Island with 3.5 miles of pristine beaches and a slew of activities for everyone.

Best way to book: Book with your favorite OTA or directly with the resort.

Set along 1,350 acres of beachy beauty to the east and green marshlands along Intracoastal waters to the west, families will never tire of the views — every room is oceanfront! — especially when there's so much to do outside at Omni Amelia Island. On property, there's a full-service spa, salon and boutique, indoor and outdoor pools (the fitness center features an indoor lap pool), a kids recreation center and a gaming lounge.

But there's much more to this resort than relaxing in the sun. Outdoor aficionados can hike, bike, explore nature trails, go fishing, paddle out, play tennis (there's a whopping 23 courts) or take on 36 holes of championship golf. And, if that's not enough, there's a kids playground on Aury Island, guided segway tours and a shopping village all nearby.

An impressive 11 food and beverage outlets round out the experience, from prime steaks and seafood at Bob's Steak & Chop House to coastal Mediterranean eats at Verandah to tacos and cervezas at Paloma & Pico. There's also a pizza parlor called Natural Slice and fro-yo to cool off on those warm nights at Mellow Yellow.

From spa to golfing to escape and save, there are up to a dozen different packages and discounts offered at a time.

Rates at the Omni Amelia Island start at $299 per night.

The Boca Raton

Boca Raton, Florida, USA

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Best for: A high-end vacation with a built-in beach club.

Why stay here: Celebrate the good life at this historical resort in Boca Raton with butler service, fine dining and the namesake beach club.

Best way to book: Book directly with the resort.

To start, you'll have to choose which of the five (yes, five!) distinct hotels within The Boca Raton is most suited to your needs. The newly renovated Tower now has 224 reimagined rooms with sweeping views of the ocean and coastline. The Yacht Club, on the other hand, offers Intracoastal views with personal butler service, a curated concierge and a private dining club.

The Cloister is the original hotel at the heart of the action, the Bungalows are two-bedroom residential hideaways and the Beach Club is essentially off-site (a ferry or shuttle takes you to and from the main resort) with 212 luxury oceanfront rooms.

Once you're unpacked, there's plenty to do, starting with the Harborside Pool Club, which offers three pools (including one adult pool), cabana rentals, a kids club and a lazy river. The Beach Club, on the other hand, has its own pool service, in addition to the expansive beachfront. Spa Palmera also offers its own private spa pool for adults in need of some peace.

For active vacationers, there's watersport fun, as well as golf, tennis or pickleball. You can also charter a boat as a family. If you like shopping, there are various upscale shops throughout. For fitness enthusiasts, there are ways to get your movement in both harborside and beachside.

There's more than a dozen dining concepts at The Boca Raton, so you'll always have somewhere new to explore. Major Food Group is at the helm of several, including Sadelle's for bagels and omelettes, The Flamingo Grill for dry-aged steaks and Principessa for handmade pastas. For couples interested in a night out, MB Supper Club delivers on the 1930s supper club vibe with live entertainment and classic dishes ranging from Waldorf salad to beef Wellington and a sweet ending of baked Alaska, perhaps with a pour of port.

Specials at range from $300 nightly resort credits to free dinners to discounted residence bungalows.

Rates at The Boca Raton start at $440 per night.

The Breakers Palm Beach

Palm Beach, Florida, USA

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Best for: Luxury travelers who appreciate a historic-meets-modern beachy vacation in Palm Beach.

Why stay here: An iconic landmark set along the glistening island strip of Palm Beach, lavish amenities, upscale dining and high-end shopping among endless spectacular seaside views.

Best way to book: Book through our partner Skylark to enjoy elitelike benefits and on-property credits.

Just 6 miles from the Palm Beach International Airport (PBI), take the palm tree-lined road toward this opulent 127-year-old historical resort destination that sits on Royal Poinciana Way directly on the Atlantic Ocean.

A sense of grandeur prevails in the preservation of the timeless Italian villa-meets-Mediterranean-influenced architecture, from the Florentine Fountain to the majestic lobby to the charming Juliet balconies bordering each guest room. The resort, which has survived two fires, still maintains its storied past, while fusing modern elegance throughout the grounds.

There's no shortage of upscale amenities, including 13 shops, two 18-hole golf courses, 10 tennis courts, a state-of-the-art oceanfront fitness center and a serene spa. Whether you are lounging by one of the four pools (including an adults-only option) or down at the private beach — where you can dabble in myriad watersports offerings — the 24-hour soundtrack of crashing waves induces perpetual calm.

With 10 dining concepts, there are limitless options to savor. Enjoy the bountiful breakfast buffet inside The Circle, a spectacular dining room with a 30-foot, hand-painted ceiling and arched windows with glimpses of the sea. Enjoy a light lunch on the porch of Ocean House or relish lobster rolls and fish tacos at The Beach Club. Toast the end of day with views of sunset hues at Fish Bar — where you can rest your glass on a live fish tank-clad bar top — and pair it with a platter of fresh raw bar delicacies. At dinnertime, take the free shuttle over to Flagler Steakhouse for prime cuts and hearty sides. Then, it's back to the resort for a nightcap and a helping of dessert at HMF social club — those roasted spiced cashews are a memorable midnight treat.

While there's never a resort fee at The Breakers Palm Beach, you can save by booking bed and breakfast packages, and taking advantage of free promotional nights (even during peak season and holidays) and special extended stay pricing.

Rates at The Breakers Palm Beach start at $1,090 per night.

Hilton Orlando Buena Vista Palace – Disney Springs Area

Lake Buena Vista, Florida, USA

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Best for: Families who want a resort-style component to their Disney stay.

Why stay here: Spacious rooms and a sprawling pool complex that includes a lazy river make this a winner with families during a Disney trip.

Best way to book: Book directly with Hilton to earn or redeem Hilton Honors points and enjoy any elite benefits.

Simply put, this Hilton has it all. Get a taste of the inclusive magic year-round by taking the convenient Skybridge to Disney Springs. Or, board the continuous shuttle service to and from all four Disney parks throughout your stay — there's also early entry included for a full half-hour before the parks officially open their doors.

On those much-needed off-days, explore the expansive float lagoon pool with private poolside cabanas, a kids splash pad and the popular lazy river. There's also a gaming arcade for the kids, as well as a fitness center for the adults to work off some of those turkey legs and Mickey Mouse ice cream pops.

Related: The best Disney Springs hotels: How to get Disney benefits at bargain prices

Take in views of Lake Buena Vista from LetterPress, which serves American comfort food with a Southern twist, enjoy poolside co*cktails and snacks at Sunnies or Shades — which also welcomes the family to fire pits after sunset — and take it easy at Blue, the resident sports bar with games and pub grub. There's also grab-and-go at Citrus 28 and in-room delivery of pizza, sandwiches, burgers and beer until 11 p.m.

Check out the Passport to Savings booklet and take advantage of deals for Disney passholders, Florida residents, senior travelers and more.

Rates at the Hilton Orlando Buena Vista Disney Springs start at $140 per night or 50,000 Hilton Honors points for two nights.

Acqualina Resort & Residences on the Beach

Sunny Isles Beach, Miami, Florida, USA

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Best for: Beach lovers who prefer not to wrestle with lounge chairs.

Why stay here: The Acqualina Spa is reason enough to visit. Arrive early for your treatment to enjoy the outdoor pool and terrace, hot tub and massaging waterfall.

Best way to book: Book through our partner Skylark for elitelike perks and on-property credits. It’s also available on American Express’ Fine Hotels + Resorts and Chase’s Luxury Hotel & Resort Collection, where you can get valuable perks like credits to use on the property, room upgrades and late checkout, depending on the program.

When you want the luxe feel of Miami Beach with less of the action, head up Collins Avenue to this pristine hideaway known for its Mediterranean magnificence and splendid service.

A stay in an Acqualina oceanfront suite overlooking the Atlantic panorama (there are also Intracoastal views) feels like you are viewing the deep blue from your cruise cabin window. The suite is much like a condo, with its own foyer, a washer-dryer, full kitchen, living room with an Italian design sofa and a bedroom with a mattress you could quite literally melt into. The bathroom features imported marble flooring and a bathtub with jets (don't skip a soak with bath salts and your own personal rubber ducky). Plus, the balcony is exceptionally spacious and serene.

Of course, there's plenty to do outside your room. The world-class 20,000-square-foot spa is second to none. From sound healing massages to customized body wraps and HydraFacials with collagen masks to Cryo T-Shock body contouring, you can take your wellness regimen to progressive heights. Not to mention the Finnish sauna, Himalayan salt wall, crystal steam room, ice fountain and experience shower. Still, there's a private spa pool with a Roman waterfall, an oceanfront fitness center and sinfully delicious shortbread cookies that complement your hot cup of tea.

Outside, reserve lounge or poolside seating (there's an adult pool here, too) under the iconic red chairs and umbrellas. Kids can get immersed in the on-site "AcquaMarine" activities, along with oceanfront soccer, basketball and more. For guests interested in a shopping spree, Aventura Mall and Bal Harbour Shops are just a short drive from the resort.

When it comes to fine dining, Il Mulino New York delivers an unforgettable tableside experience, while Ke-Uh offers leveled-up, tapas-style Japanese cuisine. Or, take the Sky Bridge over to The Estates at Acqualina for a delicious Mediterranean meal underneath dramatic bougainvilleas at Avra Miami. There's also fresh Florida seafood at Costa Grill and the option to dine beachfront under the stars.

Specials range from free nights to upfront savings, plus, no resort fees, welcome amenities and complimentary spa and kids club access.

Rates at Acqualina Resort & Spa start at $934 per night.

Costa d’Este Beach Resort & Spa

Vero Beach, Florida, USA

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Best for: Laid-back vacationers who like small-town escapes.

Why stay here: Kick back and relax along the Treasure Coast at this Vero Beach gem, which offers yoga, kayaking and pool concierge.

Best way to book: Book with your favorite OTA or directly with the resort.

Celebrate the golden sands of this Vero Beach retreat with the clink of your welcome drink, and enjoy authentic outdoor tranquility thanks to Miami's own Gloria and Emilio Estefan, who've brought South Florida all the way up the Treasure Coast.

To start, select between six different lodging options ranging from rooms to suites to penthouses. Costa d'Este is also pet-friendly, from the Bamboo Patio to your pup's paws fully immersed in the sand and sea.

When your furry friend is ready for naptime, head out to yoga before soaking up the sun on your beach lounger or by the infinity pool — order a bottle of Champagne or a carafe of sangria to your cabana courtesy of the Carta de Lujo serviced by your trusty pool concierge. Then, go kayaking, paddleboarding or boogie boarding, followed by a ride on a beach cruiser, and don't forget the spa stop.

Wave Kitchen & Bar is the signature restaurant serving up Cuban specialties from the Estefan Kitchen cookbook in dishes like black Angus steak on sizzling lava stones, flavorful paella and octopus ceviche — there's also Sunday brunch with bottomless bloody Marys and mimosas. The Cabana Bar is the spot for a more casual meal by the water, or you can jazz things up with a beach dinner for two.

Lock into seasonal flash sales, resort credits, swag and drink vouchers, discounted rates with free breakfast and pre-pay and save packages.

Rates at Costa d'Este Beach Resort & Spa start at $131 per night.

Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa

Manalapan, Florida, USA

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Best for: Upscale travelers who enjoy good food and a fabulous spa day by the ocean.

Why stay here: This extravagant and relaxing resort is laced with delights, from Champagne-filled spa days to steakhouse feasts to dog-friendly tent rentals by the pool.

Best way to book: Book through our partner Skylark to enjoy elitelike benefits and on-property credits.

When you arrive at Eau, you're greeted with a glass of welcome Champagne so you can toast to what can only be described as an exceptional vacation ahead.

Choose between guest rooms, club-level rooms and suites, all designed by Jonathan Adler — there's even a ground-level option with your very own garden terrace — but all come equipped with a balcony egg chair so you can nest al fresco alongside the waves.

Eau Spa is worth the trip on its own. Set your intention with a candle and send it into the wishing well before entering this wellness wonderland. You can opt for a massage or a facial or try out a villa soaking bath ritual or sensory dry float bed. Or, just purchase a day pass and enjoy the plethora of riches at your fingertips. Start with a soak in the hot tub or detoxify with a sauna or steam shower. In the lounge, bottomless bubbly and fresh-baked cupcakes are yours for the taking. Outside, let go in the garden and swing with your toes grazing the foot pool before napping in a cozy cabana.

Once you're nice and mellow, head back to your room and grab your pup (since the pet fee is waived) and then visit the pool where doggy strollers and teepees are up for grabs. Or, cruise around on a complimentary bike, go snorkeling or play some tennis — all are included with no resort fee due.

When it's time to dine, feast on omakase and sushi at Bōken, nosh on fresh Mediterranean fare at Polpo, or feast in pure class on hearty steaks with tableside bar cart service at Angle.

Specials range from free nights to generous resort credits to girls' getaways, and kids age 5 and under eat free with your purchase of an adult entree.

iPrefer rates at Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa start at $799 per night.

TradeWinds Island Grand Beach Resort

St. Pete Beach, Florida, USA

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Best for: Family travelers who love endless two-in-one resort fun in the sun.

Why stay here: Choose your St. Pete Beach villa and then access two destination resorts in one — complete with 28 waterfront acres, a floating waterpark and plenty of restaurant choices.

Best way to book: Book with your favorite OTA or directly with the resort.

Two destination resorts are better than one! Get access to both Island Grand Beach Resort and Rumfish Beach Resort when you stay at TradeWinds. Take your pick of 545 rooms and villas. Standard rooms come equipped with the basics, as well as a kitchenette, whereas premium villa options offer gulf-view balconies, soaking tubs and lots of room to stretch your legs or entertain.

Start your day by improving upon the typical pool experience at the floating water park's AquaBanas, floating loungers, floating trampolines and inflatable slides. Or, take a jetski or banana boat ride. When it comes to landside activities, there's pickleball, shuffleboard, a surf simulator and a zip line, along with waterside crafts and campfire s'mores for all.

Dine at four full-service restaurants, including the under-the-sea-themed RumFish Grill or Palm Court Italian Grill, imbibe at Salty's Tiki Bar & Beach Lounge or the Sandbar, and there's also grab-and-go from Beachside Food Truck. And, don't forget, that double-scoop at Ice cream Shoppe,

Among the many packages on offer, Florida/Georgia residents can score discounted rates, and there are pay in advance and multi-night discounts. Also be on the look out for "stay more, save more" specials and holiday packages.

Rates at TradeWinds Island Grand Beach Resort start at $140 per night.

The Grove Resort

Winter Garden, Florida, USA

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Best for: Families who love hotels with waterparks and spacious suites near Disney.

Why stay here: Just six miles from the Orlando theme parks, check into your two- or three-bedroom suite and head down to the on-site Surfari Water Park; entry is included with every stay.

Best way to book: Book directly with the resort.

Check into Grove Resort's spacious apartment-style suites to recover from long days at the Orlando theme parks. You can cook meals, do the family's laundry, laze around the living room and put your feet up on the screened-in balcony. But don't get too comfortable all cooped up…

What's more fun than a trip to Universal? A resort with a waterpark, of course. Entry into Surfari Water Park includes access to surf simulators, waterslides and a lazy river. Private cabana rentals for the day offer lounges, a dining area, coolers, bottled water and your own TV. Then, the kids can dry off and play in the game room and activities center. There's also an entire resort events calendar inviting all to partake in fishing tournaments, scavenger hunts, arts and crafts, slime time, pool parties and karaoke.

Related: Splash into fun: The 14 best hotel pools in Orlando

Four dining options with kid-friendly menus round out your stay, including breakfast and an all-day menu with burgers and sandwiches at Valencia Restaurant, lunch with fish tacos, wings and bucket co*cktails at Springs Bar & Grill and nachos, wraps, chicken tender platters at the poolside Longboard Bar & Grill. And Al Fresco Market is your one-stop-shop with online ordering for groceries, coffee, beer, wine, salad and pizza.

Find seasonal savings, holiday promos, stay more, save more deals, flash savings and gamer's adventure packages.

Rates at The Grove Resort and Waterpark start at $182 per night.

Loews Miami Beach Hotel

Miami Beach, Florida, USA

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Best for: South Beach enthusiasts looking for a well-rounded Miami escape.

Why stay here: This dog- and family-friendly cosmopolitan Miami Beach hotel caters to all, from waterside cabanas and self-care to swanky co*cktails and unforgettable eats.

Best way to book: Book through our partner Skylark to enjoy elite-like benefits and on-property credits or through your favorite credit card travel portal.

Set along a South Beach-anchored Atlantic Ocean panorama, Loews is a great launching pad for all the lively, year-round action the Magic City has in store. Once you are checked into your city- or ocean-view room and your pup is settled (thanks to the Loews Loves Pets program), it's time to soak up the sun your way. Lounge by the pool, upgrade with a cabana day or take your chill time to the sand and enjoy a bottle of ice-cold rosé paired with shrimp co*cktail and front-row seats to the SoBe sea.

When it comes to self-care, head over to the St. Moritz tower to Sea Spa for a custom massage, rejuvenating facial or salon services — there's even a couples' spa suite. If you're up for exercise, visit the fitness center where you can curate your own workout or join a fitness class (there's yoga, Pilates, barre and more). Then, wind down in the whirlpool or have a steam.

For some nosh and a co*cktail, Bar Collins is the place to be. Order up crispy wings, raw bar delights and a sushi roll to pair with an impressive roster of craft co*cktails, wine and Champagne, beer or top-shelf pours. Make dinner reservations to visit the brand-new addition of Rao's Miami Beach for some southern Neapolitan Italian comfort food straight out of NYC.

In addition to all of the above, take advantage of room discounts, complimentary upgrades, dining credits, bed and breakfast specials and family fun packages.

Rates at Loews Miami Beach Hotel start at $344 per night.

PGA National Resort

Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, USA

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Best for: Couples who like to golf and relax together.

Why stay here: A golf haven nestled in Palm Beach Gardens, this resort is home to six championship courses, a renowned wellness facility and two foodie hot spots from "Top Chef" alums.

Best way to book: Book through our partner Skylark to enjoy elitelike benefits and on-property credits.

With 99 holes of golf at your disposal on a half-dozen different golf courses, this oasis is South Florida's top golf destination. The resort isn't just home to the PGA Tour's Honda Classic, though. You can also take some swings on one of 19 tennis courts at the Sports & Racquet Club.

When it's time to take a load off, the 40,000-square-foot spa has you covered with various body treatments, massages, facials and salon services, in addition to acupuncture and access to the Himalayan salt cave.

Then, it's out to the adults-only pool, complete with a restorative collection of Waters of the World mineral pools. Of course, you can also join the more upbeat resort pool, which sits off the main lobby, or kick back in your dog-friendly guestroom (ground-floor rooms have open-air patios), cottage, suite or vacation home.

For casual eats, grab a burger, beer or a milkshake at Birdie's Diner. When you're ready for an upgrade, choose between Michelin-star chef Jeremy Ford's swanky steakhouse The Butcher's Club — highlights include tuna ceviche served in coconut shell and the 50-ounce flaming wagyu tomahawk experience — or Linsday Autry's Honeybelle, known for woodfired pizzas and fried chicken. The Lobby Bar is also a great place to chat with fellow guests and people-watch and gets especially decked for the holiday season with live music in the evenings.

At PGA Resort, you can book and save with golf packages, free nights, spa experiences, resort credits and extended stays.

Rates at PGA National Resort & Spa start at $449 per night.

Best credit cards for booking all-inclusive resorts in Florida

There are over a dozen excellent travel rewards credit cards out there for hotel stays. The right one(s) for you will depend on if you're loyal to a particular program or chain, whether you want premium perks, and if you value benefits like annual free nights, automatic elite status and lucrative earning rates.

Here are three great credit cards to use for booking stays across a variety of hotel chains and independent properties while still enjoying money-saving features and high-end benefits, though.

The Platinum Card® from American Express

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Earning rates: This card earns 5 points per dollar on airfare purchased directly with the airlines or through the Amex Travel portal (on up to $500,000 of airfare purchases per calendar year). Plus, you'll earn 5 points per dollar on prepaid hotels booked with Amex Travel. All other purchases earn 1 point per dollar. Remember, Amex points transfer to Hilton Honors at a 1:2 ratio, to Marriott Bonvoy at a 1:1 ratio and to Choice Privileges at a 1:1 rate, and there are sometimes transfer bonuses.

Benefits: This card is absolutely packed with perks, but among the travel-related ones you'll want to maximize, including some hotel-specific benefits are:

  • Up to a $200 annual hotel credit, in the form of a statement credit, on prepaid Amex Fine Hotels + Resorts or The Hotel Collection bookings with Amex Travel when you pay with your Amex Platinum (Hotel Collection stays require a two-night minimum).*
  • Access to Amex Fine Hotels + Resorts and The Hotel Collection.
  • Complimentary Gold status with Hilton Honors and Marriott Bonvoy.*
  • Up to $200 in statement credits annually for incidental fees charged by one airline you select.*
  • Up to $200 annually in Uber Cash, valid on Uber rides and Uber Eats orders in the U.S. (split into monthly $15 credits plus a $20 bonus in December).*
  • Up to $189 in statement credits to cover your Clear Plus annual membership.*
  • A $100 statement credit for Global Entry every four years or an up to $85 fee credit for TSA PreCheck every 4½ years (depending on which application fee is charged to your card first).
  • Access to the American Express Global Lounge Collection, including Centurion Lounges, Priority Pass lounges, Airspace lounges, Escape lounges, Plaza Premium lounges and Delta Sky Clubs (when traveling on same-day Delta flights).* Effective February 1, 2025: Eligible Platinum Card Members will receive 10 Visits per Eligible Platinum Card per year to the Delta Sky Club or to Grab and Go when traveling on a same-day Delta-operated flight.

*Enrollment is required for select benefits.

Annual fee: $695 (see rates and fees).

Read our review of the Amex Platinum card.

Capital One Venture X Rewards Credit Card

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Earning rates: Earn unlimited 10 miles per dollar on hotels and rental cars booked through Capital One Travel, 5 miles per dollar on flights booked through Capital One Travel and unlimited 2 miles per dollar on all other purchases

Benefits: Cardholders receive up to $300 in credits annually for bookings made through Capital One Travel. Plus 10,000 bonus miles every account anniversary, starting on your first anniversary (worth $100 toward travel). Through the Capital One Premier Collection, cardmembers can enjoy free breakfast, on-property credits and room upgrades (if available) on stays at participating properties booked through Capital One Travel. They also receive up to $100 in statement credits for either TSA PreCheck or Global Entry.

Annual fee: $395 (see rates and fees).

Read our review of the Capital One Venture X.

Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card

Earning rates: This card accrues 5 points per dollar on travel booked through the Chase travel portal, on Lyft purchases (through March 2025) and on Peloton equipment and accessory purchases of $150 or more (through March 2025, with a limit of 25,000 bonus points). It also racks up 3 points per dollar on dining, select streaming services and online grocery store purchases (excludes Target, Walmart and wholesale clubs); 2 points per dollar on all travel not booked through the Chase travel portal; and 1 point per dollar on everything else.

Benefits: Cardholders receive a $50 statement credit on hotel stays purchased through the Chase Ultimate Rewards travel portal upon opening the card and each following cardmember anniversary. They also receive a 10% bonus based on their total spending during the account anniversary year at a rate of 1 point for each $10 spent. This card also has some of the best travel protections in the industry, including trip cancellation insurance, trip delay insurance and primary rental car coverage among other policies.

Annual fee: $95.

Read our review of the Chase Sapphire Preferred.

Related reading:

  • The best hotel credit cards
  • Get free breakfast, upgrades and more with the Amex Fine Hotels + Resorts program
  • The best hotel rewards programs in the world
  • The best premium credit cards: A side-by-side comparison

For rates and fees of the Amex Platinum, click here.

Editorial disclaimer: Opinions expressed here are the author’s alone, not those of any bank, credit card issuer, airline or hotel chain, and have not been reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by any of these entities.

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Do all inclusives exist in Florida? ›

There's a Florida all-inclusive for every type of traveler. If you're seeking a resort that offers an intimate, luxurious experience away from it all, we recommend Little Palm Island Resort & Spa.

What is the most exclusive place in Florida? ›

Gables Estates in Miami, Florida

Residents of Gables Estates have one of the most prestigious addresses in the country. The neighborhood is on the edge of Coral Gables and Biscayne Bay. The enclave was developed in the 1960s and consists of only 164 lavish homes.

What is one big difference between all-inclusive and ultra all-inclusive? ›

In the all-inclusive concept, meals must be selected within a certain time interval and from the alternatives offered. In the ultra-all-inclusive concept, you can consume your meals anytime you wish. The all-inclusive holiday concept usually includes soft and local alcoholic drinks within certain hours.

Can you negotiate all-inclusive resorts? ›

Some travelers have even found that they're able to negotiate a better price, receive additional perks, or even request a specific room when directly booking with the resort they've picked. Another perk of booking directly with the resort itself is that you can avoid package deals.

How do I find a good all-inclusive resort? ›

Here are some essential tips to help you make the right decision:
  1. Research Resort Specializations. ...
  2. Identify Your Budget and Length of Stay. ...
  3. Evaluate Inclusions and Exclusions. ...
  4. Find out if the resort is a 4 or 5-star property. ...
  5. Check for Renovations. ...
  6. Research the Beaches. ...
  7. Quality of Accommodations.
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Should I pay for an all-inclusive resort? ›

Paying for an all-inclusive resort lets you know the price ahead of time, and can help you stick to your budget. You'll know that everything you experience has been paid for already, so there's little opportunity for sneaky fees and expenses to join you on your vacation.

What is the number 1 tourist destination in Florida? ›

Here are Florida's most visited cities: Miami – 2,759,000 visitors. Orlando – 1,223,000 visitors. Fort Lauderdale – 506,000 visitors.

Where do celebrities vacation in Florida? ›

Many well-known personalities from the worlds of broadcast media, film, business, music, books and politics have homes in Naples and Marco Island on Florida's Paradise Coast. The area has long attracted stars to its white-sand shores. The original Naples Hotel welcomed numerous notable guests.

Is it worth doing all-inclusive? ›

Cost Savings: At first glance, all-inclusive holidays may seem pricier than their a la carte counterparts. However, when you factor in the cost of meals, drinks, and activities that are already included, it often turns out to be more economical. Plus, it helps you avoid any unexpected expenses during your vacation.

What are the disadvantages of all-inclusive package tours? ›

While all-inclusive vacations offer many benefits, they aren't without their drawbacks. One common concern is the feeling of being confined to the resort, which can limit opportunities for exploring the local culture and attractions as it can become expensive.

What is a super inclusive resort? ›

An ultra all-inclusive is an all-inclusive resort that offers even more amenities, unique experiences, and special benefits than a standard all inclusive package. These extras can include premiums like unlimited food and top-shelf drinks, exclusive island excursions, and spa treatments.

Is it rude not to tip at all-inclusive resorts? ›

Do I Need to Tip at an All-Inclusive Resort? While tipping is a discretionary and optional gesture, at all-inclusive resorts in Mexico, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Jamaica, and others, it is certainly encouraged.

What is the cheapest site to book all-inclusive vacations? ›

Where is the cheapest place to book all-inclusive vacations?
  • Apple Vacations.
  • CheapTickets.
  • Expedia.
  • Funjet Vacations.
  • Kayak.
  • Orbitz.
Jun 19, 2024

How to save money booking an all-inclusive resort? ›

Use a travel portal to book your all-inclusive stay

Most of the time, using points and miles can be an excellent way to lower vacation costs. This is true even when booking a stay at an all-inclusive resort. But all-inclusives are a unique breed when it comes to redeeming points.

Do the states have all-inclusive resorts? ›

You'll find all-inclusive beach resorts in the USA in places like Hawaii and Florida. If you want to escape to the mountains for hiking in summer or winter sports, the mountain resorts in Colorado offer quiet retreats amidst stunning natural landscapes.

Why don't the US have all-inclusive resorts? ›

So back to the original question “why aren't there all-inclusives in the United States?” We get asked this question all the time. The US is fairly safe to venture out and go to a local restaurant or do some sight-seeing. If hotels start to become all-inclusive, then the local community starts to suffer.

Does Florida have a Sandals resort? ›

However, there are no Sandals resorts in Florida, at least not yet. In fact, there are no Sandals resorts in the U.S. at all currently. The leading brand when it comes to all-inclusive vacations, honeymoons, and weddings, properties within the Sandals Resorts brand are located throughout the islands of the Caribbean.

What does all-inclusive mean in Orlando? ›

Yes No. Unlimited Food and Beverages. Enjoy a freshly prepared breakfast, gourmet lunch, and endless snacks and drinks, including beer and wine. When we say Discovery Cove food and beverages are all inclusive, we mean exactly that.

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