Make your Sunshine State vacation easy-breezy with a stay at one of these glorious resorts, where food, drink, and fun are part of the package.

By Kara Franker
March 15, 2019
The Ritz-Carlton, Key Biscayne, Miami
Courtesy of The Ritz-Carlton, Key Biscayne, Miami

There’s nothing better than showing up at a drop-dead gorgeous tropical resort and never having to reach for your wallet. This is the beauty — and the basic concept — of an all-inclusive vacation: Pay for the whole shebang when you book, and don’t worry about how much every individual pineapple-garnished piña colada costs — because they’re all included.

The Caribbean and Mexico are famous for their bevy of all-inclusive getaways — and one might think Florida, the state with the biggest tropical vacation vibes in the union, should also have a healthy population of everything’s-included escapes.

The truth? There are actually very few true all-inclusive resorts in the Sunshine State. The good news is that more all-inclusive hoteliers are opening properties in Florida, including an incredible, brand-new resort in the Florida Keys.

We’ve rounded up the best true all-inclusive resorts in Florida here, as well as the very best Florida hotels that offer add-on-style meal plans for an almost-all-inclusive feel.

Club Med Sandpiper Bay
Courtesy of Club Med Sandpiper Bay

Florida’s Family-Friendly All-Inclusive Resort

It’s perhaps the most well-known all-inclusive resort in the state: Club Med Sandpiper Bay is located north of West Palm Beach in the laid-back coastal town of Port St. Lucie. Included in the room rate is access to an unending list of activities and sports like golf, tennis, beach volleyball, fitness classes, sailing, paddle boarding, a flying trapeze (seriously!), bocce ball, water polo, and more. There are boatloads of fun things to do for little ones, including Sandpiper Bay’s popular kid’s club, so adults can score some much-needed R&R by the pool. And families can dine all-inclusively at the Marketplace, a buffet-style eatery with a rotating menu of international dishes.

Two Luxurious All-Inclusive Resorts in the Florida Keys

Bungalows Key Largo
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Bungalows Key Largo
In the Florida Keys, the new boutique-style Bungalows Key Largo is an adults-only oasis featuring 135 ultra-plush bungalows situated on the property’s 12-acre shoreline and botanical gardens. Featuring three restaurants and a sunset-style Tiki bar, guests score decadent multi-course meals, bottomless cocktails, and plenty of activities like yoga classes and access to water toys — all included.

Little Palm Island Resort & Spa
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Little Palm Island Resort & Spa
Also in the Florida Keys, be on the lookout for the grand reopening of the super secluded and luxurious Little Palm Island Resort & Spa in Little Torch Key. Like Bungalows Key Largo, the property is adults-only and managed by Noble House Hotels & Resorts. Only accessible by boat or seaplane, the ultra-high-end resort has been offering all-inclusive rates for years, but room-only rates are also available. The tiny island took a hard hit from Hurricane Irma, but is set to open in early 2020 with even more beachy-chic glamour than before. And, of course, they still have the same friendly locals that love to greet guests: tiny Key deer that swim from island to island.

Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples
Courtesy of Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples

Florida Hotels with All-Inclusive-Style Meal Plans

Florida has plenty of hotels that offer the opportunity to add a meal plan to your regular room rate.

Case in point: if you want to go the luxurious route, for an extra fee, all of The Ritz-Carlton hotels in Florida offer access to the Club Lounge with five food presentations per day, plus unlimited cocktails, wine, beer, and non-alcoholic beverages. The Ritz has hotels all over the Sunshine State, so you can stay in style in Amelia Island, Bal Harbour, Coconut Grove, Fort Lauderdale, Key Biscayne, Naples, Orlando, Sarasota, and South Beach.

For a family-style getaway to Orlando’s theme parks, check out Walt Disney World’s variety of dining plans. Depending on how many meals you want to include and what style of dining you prefer (seated or on-the-go), these plans give you and your family access to dozens of Disney restaurants. And at each location, all you have to do is scan your Magic Band and eat until you’re fueled up for your next adventure in the happiest place on Earth.

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