As more travelers opt for simplified, stress-free vacations, the number of all-inclusive hotels and resorts is increasing, with properties for every travel style, budget, and destination. Many major hotel brands — including Marriott, Hilton, and Hyatt — are adding all-inclusive properties to their portfolios. Travel + Leisure discussed the growing all-inclusive trend with Erica Doyne, senior vice president of global marketing and communications of the Inclusive Collection at Hyatt Hotels Corporation. According to Doyne, “Travelers right now are focused on three components when planning a getaway: luxury, convenience, and access to amenities and culturally authentic activities.”
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Erica Doyne is the senior vice president of global marketing and communications for the Hyatt Hotels Corporation Inclusive Collection, which includes over 100 resorts across 10 brands.
“The Inclusive Collection, with more than 100 resorts globally, is the largest portfolio of luxury all-inclusive resorts in the world,” said Doyne. “We continue to grow our share of guests and loyalty by offering something for travelers at each stage of life.” Hyatt’s all-inclusive portfolio includes 10 brands: Impression by Secrets, Hyatt Ziva, Hyatt Zilara, Zoëtry Wellness & Spa Resorts, Secrets Resorts & Spas, Breathless Resorts & Spas, Dreams Resorts & Spas, Hyatt Vivid Hotels & Resorts, Alua Hotels & Resorts, and Sunscape Resorts & Spas.
“Each brand in the Inclusive Collection has been thoughtfully concepted and designed to provide curated experiences for travelers — from adults-only escapes tucked into romantic settings to vibrant social atmospheres, family-friendly resorts, and everything in between,” Doyne told T+L.
Impression by Secrets is the newest brand in the Inclusive Collection, focusing on the highest level of personalized service and amenities. Other brands that cater to adults include Hyatt Zilara, Secrets Resorts & Spas, Breathless Resorts & Spas, and Zoëtry Wellness & Spa Resorts, offering elevated wellness experiences in a boutique setting. Hyatt Vivid Hotels & Resorts, expected to debut in 2024, will offer couples, friends, and solo travelers locally inspired itineraries. Family-friendly brands in the Inclusive Collection portfolio include Hyatt Ziva, Dreams Resorts & Spas, Sunscape Resorts & Spas, and Alua Hotels & Resorts.
Doyne commented on the value of The World of Hyatt loyalty program, saying “Guests can earn points for Hyatt experiences — from resort stays to dining — and redeem their points for free nights and suite upgrades, as well as achieve exceptional benefits like late checkouts and bonus points. The program has led the Inclusive Collection portfolio to earn significant loyalty from guests as they continue to return to experience the unique amenities and offerings while earning and redeeming points in the process.”
Additional Inclusive Collection resorts are expected to debut by the end of 2023, and in 2024, openings are planned in Greece, the Dominican Republic, Bulgaria, Portugal, and Mexico.
Here are 11 of the best Hyatt all-inclusive resorts so you can start planning your next worry-free getaway.
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Hyatt Zilara Cap Cana, Dominican Republic
This adults-only resort is located in a gated community on the shores of Juanillo Beach just 15 minutes from Punta Cana International Airport. 375 suites range from junior suites with resort or ocean views to beachfront swim-up suites, and guests can choose a club-level room for access to amenities like an exclusive lounge, premium spirits, and private access to the Club Pool. The white-sand beach, oceanfront infinity pool with a swim-up bar, and the Canapolis Water Park with a lazy river and seven slides are ideal spots to soak up the sun. A fitness center, nightly entertainment, dance classes, 25 unique restaurants and bars (including those at sister resort, Hyatt Ziva Cap Cana), and more are included in a stay at this resort.
Hyatt Ziva Los Cabos, Mexico
Guests of all ages are welcome at this oceanfront resort on the tip of the Baja California Peninsula. Spacious accommodations, most with furnished balconies, offer stunning views, and two-bedroom suites are ideal for families. The club-level experience includes personalized service, upgraded snacks and minibar, an in-room espresso machine, access to the club-level lounge, and discounted spa services. For young guests, there’s a water park with five slides and two water dump buckets, a game room, and the Kidz Club. Adults can unwind at the adults-only pool adjacent to the Baja Bar.
Zoëtry Curaçao Resort & Spa, Curaçao
Conveniently located 10 minutes from the airport and 15 minutes from Willemstad, this resort features 72 garden or pool-view suites with private balconies or terraces. Locally influenced cuisine, 24-hour in-suite dining, and beverages including fine wines and top-shelf liquors are included in the rate. Guests are welcomed with a bottle of blue Curaçao liquor, and afternoon tea, a bottle of sparkling wine, and fresh fruit are provided each day, too. Maid service is offered three times daily, and in-suite minibars are refreshed twice a day. While most amenities are adult-oriented, children are welcome at the resort.
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Impression Isla Mujeres by Secrets, Mexico
Arrive in style on an exclusive catamaran with a 25-minute journey from Cancun to lush Isla Mujeres, home to white-sand beaches, coral reefs, and Mayan ruins. The resort’s 125 luxurious suites boast beautiful views of the ocean and unique landscape. “This adults-only resort offers guests their own intimate paradise with Endless Privileges including dedicated personal butler service and 24-hour in-suite dining. The resort features a state-of-the-art spa including the island's only exclusive hammam and floatarium, a four-story waterslide twirling from the infinity pool to the ocean, and four infinity pools,” Doyne told T+L.
Breathless Montego Bay Resort & Spa, Jamaica
This adults-only resort features 150 luxury suites with private balconies or terraces, hot tubs, and stunning views. Guests can upgrade to an Xhale Club Suite to enjoy additional amenities that include butler service, top-shelf spirits, continental breakfast service, afternoon hors d'oeuvres, and exclusive access to the rooftop pool and bar. Six restaurants include four à la carte options, an international buffet, and a beachside grill, plus 24-hour in-room dining. Three pools, hot tubs, water sports, live music, pool parties, and sunset yoga offer plenty to do. “Breathless Resorts & Spas are designed for sophisticated guests seeking a luxurious beachfront experience in a social setting,” said Doyne.
Sunscape Dorado Pacifico Ixtapa, Mexico
This family-friendly beachfront resort on Mexico’s Pacific Coast includes the brand’s Unlimited Fun amenities for parents and kids. That means unlimited access to gourmet restaurants, kid-friendly menus, alcoholic beverages, a fully-stocked mini-bar, and entertainment for all ages. Family-friendly amenities include a pool with waterslides, a splash park, a rock climbing wall, horseshoes, tennis, bocce ball, and board games. Connecting rooms can be arranged, and guests can upgrade to a Sun Club room for enhanced amenities.
Alua Suites Fuerteventura, Spain
Families, couples, and groups are welcome at this resort’s 383 suites ranging from garden-view junior suites to club-level rooms that include access to an exclusive adults-only lounge, late checkout privileges, and more. This Las Palmas resort has three pools, including a children’s pool, and the resort is just steps from Vista Lobos Beach along the coastline of the Natural Park of Corralejo.
Secrets Papagayo, Costa Rica
This adults-only resort is set on Costa Rica’s Pacific Coast with gorgeous views of native flora and secluded beaches. Accommodations include 202 luxurious rooms and suites overlooking gardens or the Gulf of Papagayo, and club-level rooms are available with enhanced amenities. Secrets Resorts & Spas’ Unlimited Luxury model provides limitless access to à la carte restaurants, top-shelf spirits, and more. A minibar (refreshed daily), 24-hour room service, nightly entertainment, and activities are also included.
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Dreams Corfu Resort & Spa, Greece
Guests of all ages are welcome at this luxurious resort on the coast of Corfu, where they can enjoy three pools, five restaurants, seven bars, and a plush spa. The resort offers daily activities designed for young children and teens along with unlimited snacks and meals. Guest rooms and suites boast rain showers, outdoor space, and 24-hour room service, and guests can upgrade to a club-level room to receive enhanced concierge services and upgraded amenities.
Hyatt Ziva Riviera Cancun, Mexico
This family-friendly resort features 438 guest rooms and suites, including the expansive 2,090-square-foot Presidential Suite with a balcony overlooking the Caribbean Sea. Dining options range from casual meals at The Corner to date nights at the adults-only French restaurant, Rue de Rivoli. Nine pools, an oceanfront water park, a fitness center, nightly entertainment, and water sports are included, along with the Kidz Club for supervised games and crafts. The two-story Zen Spa offers treatments (at an additional cost) in indoor and outdoor treatment rooms, including an oceanfront palapa.
Impression Moxché by Secrets, Mexico
Situated within Corasol, a gated community in the heart of Playa del Carmen, this all-suite, adults-only resort offers seclusion and elevated experiences including gourmet dining and drinks, curated activities, and lively entertainment. The Secrets Spa includes five double treatment rooms with massage areas, showers, and private plunge pools. Doyne commented, “The Impression by Secrets brand launched with the opening of this resort in December 2022. The ultra-luxurious resort is home to 198 opulent oversized suites, three man-made cenotes, seven pools including an infinity pool with 360-degree views, and an impressive selection of 14 unique dining venues.”