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10 Top All-Inclusive Resorts in Florida

Written by Shandley McMurray
Oct 29, 2020

The last thing you want to worry about while on a Floridian holiday is your budget, especially while lying on the beach perpetrating your tan. Luckily, Florida has a good selection of all-inclusive resorts to help take the stress out of vacation planning.

Florida's all-inclusive resorts have upped their games in recent years to become some of the best hotels in the Sunshine State, from luxury destinations to fun family hotels.

Enjoy your vacay while leaving money worries behind with our list of the best all-inclusive resorts in Florida.

1. Little Palm Island Resort & Spa, Little Torch Key

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It doesn't get much more exclusive than Little Palm Island Resort & Spa. Situated on a secluded barrier island in the Florida Keys (it's only reachable by seaplane or boat), this luxurious spot is popular with high-flyers like presidents and A-list celebs.

The hotel has found the key to relaxation: removing technology (including phones and TVs) from your room. Don't worry! The view is so gorgeous, you won't require any other form of entertainment. One other thing missing from the resort is the pitter patter of little feet on the grounds - kids under 18 aren't invited.

Little Palm Island features five acres of pristine, white sandy beach; 30 elegant, thatched-roof bungalow suites; a sumptuous spa; and a palm-lined oceanfront pool. It's easy to imagine you're somewhere more exotic, like Mauritius or the Seychelles.

You'll be treated like royalty while on-site, something you should expect, considering the hefty price. Your fee includes water sports, nonalcoholic drinks from the mini bar, and yacht transfers.

The resort offers one all-inclusive deal: The "Culinary Paradise Package" will cover your meals but requires a stay of at least two nights. A bonus: it includes a $100 spa credit per person per night, so you can have your budget woes massaged away.

Insider's tip: The "Get LOST Package" costs slightly less but only includes a daily breakfast.

Accommodation: Little Palm Island Resort & Spa

2. Club Med Sandpiper Bay, Port St. Lucie

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America's only Club Med doesn't disappoint. A fantastic option for families, this enjoyable spot is located on the St. Lucie River in Port St. Lucie.

As is to be expected with Club Med resorts, you'll find a bevy of activities (we're talking golf, tennis, kayaking, SUPing, sailing, and even trapeze classes) to up the fun factor at this epic locale. Plus, they boast an amazing kids' club to keep the little ones occupied while you indulge in a spa treatment or lounge by the adults-only pool.

Food is a real draw here. With three restaurants on-site, you'll have plenty of choice, and each meal is delish. Luckily, you can go in for seconds without worrying about the bill! Insider's tip: Don't miss the white chocolate bread.

At night, the resort becomes an entertainment center loved by kids and adults alike. From live shows featuring music and dancers to comedy acts and musicals, you won't have a chance to be bored.

When it comes time to rest your weary head, tuck in to one of 337 rooms situated in one of seven buildings. Since this is a family resort, they're designed to comfortably fit kids, as well as the grownups who came with them, so you won't be scrambling for extra space.

The best news: "all-inclusive" actually means "all-inclusive" at Club Med. Taxes and gratuities are factored into the price, as are the kids' club, food, activities, and nighttime entertainment. You shouldn't have to spend a penny more than you'd expect. Phew!

Accommodation: Club Med Sandpiper Bay

3. Bungalows Key Largo, Key Largo

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A brand new (they opened in 2019) adults-only resort, Bungalows Key Largo is the place to go for serenity now. Surrounded by over 1,000 feet of azure ocean water and nestled within a lush botanical garden, it's hard to beat this tranquil locale. Add the Zen Garden Spa, featuring a Himalayan salt room, and you'll wish you could stay forever.

Bungalows are 900 square feet and boast private verandas complete with outdoor soaking tubs, as well as an outdoor patio. All meals and snacks are included in the price, and guests have five restaurants to choose from, as well as a menu that's available poolside.

Water sports are also included, so hop on a paddleboard to spot dolphins, jump in for a snorkel adventure, or kayak among the manatees.

Accommodation: Bungalows Key Largo

4. LEGOLAND Hotels, Orlando

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If you're traveling to Florida with kids, chances are you're visiting Orlando. It's hard to avoid this entertainment mecca when you've got little ones in tow. The all-inclusive package at LEGOLAND Florida Resort makes staying here a breeze.

Stay at one of the city's three properties (LEGOLAND Hotel, Pirate Island Hotel, or LEGOLAND Beach Retreat) to enjoy all meals on the LEGOLAND hotel and theme park properties, as well as tickets to the theme and water parks. A photo package, mini golf, and other on-site fun are also included. Not bad!

Wait, there's more! All LEGOLAND hotel rooms boast a separate kids' sleeping area (yay!), a heated pool, free kids' entertainment, free LEGO Master Model Builder Workshops, and in-room scavenger hunts.

Accommodation: LEGOLAND Florida Hotel

5. Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge, Orlando

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For families, Disney World is Orlando's crowning glory, and a stay at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge is an experience you'll never forget. Where else can you wake up to a giraffe nibbling on leaves outside your window or fall asleep to the gentle roar of lions in the distance?

We highly recommend booking a room with a view of the Savanna (so you can gaze upon those animals we spoke about from your balcony). Kids will love the 11,000-square-foot heated pool, complete with a waterslide and outdoor movies.

The fact that you can book an all-inclusive package that includes park tickets, shuttle buses, and either two or three meals a day makes staying in a Disney hotel, especially this wild spot, extra appealing.

Accommodation: Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge

Almost All-Inclusive Resorts in Florida

6. Holiday Inn Resort Panama City Beach

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The Holiday Inn Resort Panama City Beach is chock-full of fun for the whole family. Splash around in the pool, build sandcastles on the beach, relax in the spa, or challenge each other to a game of ping pong.

At night, the resort offers live entertainment (we're talking fire and dance performances, concerts, and magic shows), as well as "Dive-Inn Movies" you can enjoy either in or beside the pool. Later, head back to your Gulf-front room (one of 340 at the resort) to dream about all the fun you had.

Want a break from the kids? They'll be happy to spend a few hours at the kids' club, having their faces painted, making crafts, or embarking on a resort-wide treasure hunt lead by pirates.

While this resort doesn't offer an all-inclusive option, booking their "Ultimate Vacation Package" gets you pretty darn close. Included is a room with a private balcony, breakfast for two, a set of beach chairs and umbrella, one large pizza every day, free kids' activities, and $25 in "beach bucks" for each day of your stay.

Accommodation: Holiday Inn Resort Panama City Beach

7. TradeWinds Island Grand Resort, St. Pete Beach

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While not your traditional all-inclusive resort (food isn't included with your stay), TradeWinds Islands Grand Resort offers a variety of deals to help save you some dough. Value packages can include discounted room rates, daily resort fees, as well as tickets to either Busch Gardens or the Clearwater Marine Aquarium (plus a dolphin-watching cruise).

A family- and pet-friendly hotel, this is not the place to come if you're looking for romance. Fun and thrills, though, are easy to come by, especially for kids. There's a three-story-tall waterslide, five heated pools, a sandy beach, poolside (or in-pool) movie nights, and access to a boatload of water sports (for an additional fee).

The resort also boasts a spa, pirate island (complete with resident pirate), floating water park, kids' activity center, and tennis courts. No one will dare to say, "I'm bored," while visiting this awesome spot.

As for dining, you'll have to pay as you go, but there are multiple restaurants, grab-and-go delis, and lounges to choose from, especially if you add the three restaurants available at neighboring sister hotel, the RumFish Beach Resort.

The daily amenity fee includes use of a beach cabana, as many rides as your backside can handle down the inflatable slide, unlimited rides on the inflatable Surf WipeOut (at the neighboring RumFish Beach Resort), guided beach walks, and nightly campfire s'mores.

Accommodation: TradeWinds Island Grand Resort

8. RumFish Beach Resort by TradeWinds, St. Pete Beach

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The sister hotel to Island Grand, RumFish Beach Resort (which is basically next door) is similar in many ways. Here, too, you'll find nightly campfires, comfy beach cabanas, and fab restaurants to choose from.

This five-acre compound also boasts a touch tank, beachfront pool, and an immense 33,500-gallon aquarium, where guests can "swim with the fishes." Rooms have been newly revamped, meaning they're cleaner and more modern with lovely views. Book a gulf front suite to enjoy the best scenery from your own balcony.

As is the case with guests of Island Grand, you're more than welcome to dine and play at either resort, but this, too, lacks a fully all-inclusive package. Book a Busch Gardens or Dolphin Tale package for discounted room rates, included amenity fee, and tickets to either the theme park or Clearwater Marine Aquarium.

Accommodation: RumFish Beach Resort by TradeWinds

9. Holiday Inn & Suites Daytona Beach on the Ocean

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It's easy to feel at ease when you awaken to an Atlantic Ocean view. Even better is knowing that you scored a good deal for that comfy bed you slept in.

While they don't offer an all-inclusive option, the Holiday Inn & Suites Daytona on the Ocean does offer a Staycation Package to help lighten your bill. This deal includes early check-in, late check-out, and a $40 daily food credit (that's $20 each for a couple) at their Seaside restaurant.

The resort's Park, Stay, and Eat package is another money-saver. It includes parking and breakfast for up to two adults per day. Each additional guest will be charged a fee for breakfast. That said, kids under 18 stay and eat free when sharing a room with their parents.

This hotel is all about the location. Situated mere feet from Daytona's glorious white sandy beaches, there are plenty of ways to keep entertained. Plus, everyone will love the oceanfront pool.

Accommodation: Holiday Inn & Suites Daytona Beach on the Ocean

10. Pink Shell Beach Resort & Marina, Fort Myers

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There's plenty of fun to be had at Pink Shell Beach Resort & Marina in Fort Myers. As the name implies, this pretty property is set on the beach, where visitors can jump in the waves, build a sandcastle, or rent a paddleboat to ride through the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico.

Looking to unwind? Head to the spa for a relaxing massage or facial, or hang by the pool for some watery fun.

While you won't find an all-inclusive package, every room booking includes daily breakfast for two, two bottles of FIJI water, a beach lounge chair, beach umbrella, and a Pink Shell Resort beach bag. Additional breakfasts can be purchased.

Your daily resort fee includes Wi-Fi, valet parking, kayak and paddleboard rentals, and access to the steam room.

Accommodation: Pink Shell Beach Resort & Marina

11. Ocean Key Resort & Spa, Key West

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Ocean Key Resort & Spa is serenely situated at the point where the Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico meet. With a contemporary spin on Old Florida style, this comfy spot is perfectly located for those hoping to enjoy all that Key West has to offer (especially shopping and restaurants).

A daily resort fee will be added to your room, which includes newspapers, nightly turndown service, and beach towels to be used off-site.

For an extra fee, you can buy the Sunnyside Up package, which provides breakfast for two daily. Romance in Paradise will get you a spa credit, as well as food and beverage credits each day.

Splurge on the Your Backyard Adventures package (a three-night minimum stay is required) to enjoy multiple experiences, including a day of reef fishing, a seaplane ride to Dry Tortugas National Park, and a Jet Ski tour. It comes with daily breakfast for two, as well as one dinner for two at Hot Tin Roof.

Accommodation: Ocean Key Resort & Spa

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