Looking to turn things up a notch on your next romantic getaway? Get the party started at any of these 10 best party all-inclusive resorts for some fun in the sun.
Sandals Ochi, Jamaica
For fun and relaxation, head to Sandals Ochi. It’s a massive 100-acre property built right beside one of the best beaches in Jamaica and includes 16 restaurants, 11 bars, and a beach club. Equal parts party and romance, couples will find plenty of beautiful romantic spots tucked away from the crowds, but when you’re feeling social you’ll find a party around every corner.
Sandals Ochi has an astonishing amount of pools. Including the higher-end villas’ private pools, there are 105 pools and 22 whirlpools at Sandals Ochi. For live music, pool parties, and volleyball, head to The Great House Pool, whereas the Riviera Pool is a touch quieter. Both make an excellent base since they’re near a restaurant, have swim-up bars, and play good music all day.
The Ochi Beach Club also has its own beachside pool with a swim-up bar, and the club itself is outfitted with daybeds and restaurants. Among the 11 bars at Sandals Ochi is the Caribbean’s first and only speakeasy, The Rabbit Hole, an exclusive hole-in-the-wall style cocktail bar that requires a secret password for entry.
Villa Del Palmar Cancun, Mexico
Of course, we couldn’t leave a Cancun resort off our list of the best party all-inclusive resorts. At Villa del Palmar, guests can party in the lap of luxury while enjoying private beach access, gourmet culinary creations, and delicious handcrafted cocktails. The resort grounds include a floating aqua park, five swimming pools, a private beach, and five restaurants including their outdoor Bite Bar that serves up light snacks and offers spectacular beach views.
There are no swim-up bars, but guests can enjoy drinks around the hotel’s main pool or, if you happen to be an Elite member, from a poolside canopy at the reserved VIP pool.
There’s plenty to do to get you in the party mood on-site like wine and tequila tastings, water polo, and beach volleyball. For nights spent off-site, the resort is 15 minutes from Cancun’s most popular bars and nightclubs and just 5 minutes from the ferry dock to the nearby Isla Mujeres, a peaceful spot that comes alive at night.
Sandals Montego Bay, Jamaica
An entire strip of clubs and bars lies between Sandals Montego Bay and Sandals Royal Caribbean. Guests of either of these two Sandals resorts will have access to both, and while both are fun destinations for couples, Sandals Montego Bay is more of a party all-inclusive.
Resort staff host exciting beach parties and present live music and other fun activities each night like tastings, talent shows, and dance parties on the beach, making Sandals Montego Bay a great party resort for couples who want to have some fun. There is unlimited gourmet food at 12 restaurants and unlimited drinks at 5 bars, including a lovely piano bar.
Rest and recharge in a romantic suite that comes with a soaking tub, swim-up entrance (in select rooms), and a large, fully furnished balcony that provides you with a stunning view of the Caribbean. Couples staying in butler-level suites will have every whim met with personalized butler service.
Breathless Riviera Cancun Resort and Spa, Mexico
Breathless Riviera in Cancun is for couples looking for a fun yet sophisticated party spot. They have 9 bars, including 2 swim-up bars, a champagne bar, a nightclub, and a theatre bar where you can catch a live performance at The Elements Show.
The resort has lots of lively entertainment options throughout the day and night like its bubble party, live art exhibits, and daily themed-pool parties. This place is all about partying, premium service, and luxury.
There are 9 gourmet restaurants to choose from, a relaxing spa with cabins for single treatments and treatments for couples, a hydrotherapy circuit, a salon, and a fitness center. Rooms are modern and comfortable and offer spectacular views from large private balconies. Guests who book Xhale Club Suites will be treated to extra-special amenities and VIP service, access to private lounges, rooms in excellent locations, and a gorgeous stretch of beach reserved just for club members.
Sandals Grande St Lucian, St. Lucia
Sandals Grande St. Lucian is, as the name implies, the largest Sandals resort on the island of St. Lucia. Party poolside or lay on the beach with a drink in hand during the day, then hit the club and party all night at Palladium.
For the truly indulgent, there are 9 romantic overwater bungalows that will have you living in the lap of luxury as you’re waited on by your personal butler. If you prefer some beach time, check into a Beachfront Suite or Beachview Walkout Suite and step directly onto the sand from your private terrace.
There is always something to do at Sandals Grande St. Lucian, but guests also have the option of hopping on a free shuttle to check out the two other Sandals resorts on St. Lucia. This means you get access to over 20 bars and almost 30 restaurants. Not only that but between the three resorts you’ll be able to visit 3 stunning private Sandals beaches, golf on 2 of the island’s nicest golf courses, and swim in 11 refreshing pools.
Royalton CHIC Cancun, Mexico
If you want to party in Cancun, The Royalton Chic is where you want to be. Ideally located in the center of Cancun’s hotel zone, The Royalton Chic is just steps away from Cancun’s hottest bars and clubs like Coco Bongo and Senior Frogs. That being said, Level 18, Royalton’s own rooftop lounge, brings the party to you with weekly theme dances, nightly entertainment like performances and fashion shows, and monthly signature events. You’ll never have to leave the resort in search of a party.
The resort lobby is adorned with modern art and furniture while standard rooms are simple yet comfortable. Upgrade to Diamond Club Membership and take advantage of extra amenities like a private pool and beach area and preferred rooms like the Luxury Presidential Suite that comes with oceanfront or sunset views.
There are 4 restaurants, including an international buffet, plus a small cafe and ice cream shop. During the day, order your favorite drinks from Sublime Swim-up Bar or Munchies Pool Bar, then head upstairs to Level 18 where you can enjoy live music, a reserved pool area, and delicious Mexican cuisine until the wee hours of the morning.
Sandals Royal Barbados, Barbados
At Sandals Royal Barbados, elegance is the name of the game. Every suite is the definition of luxury. The Beachfront Prime Minister Suites lead to a white sandy beach, while the Crystal Lagoon Swim-up Suites offer direct access to the swimming pool. Both include butler service and a private soaking tub.
There are several features that set Sandal Royal Barbados apart from other Sandals resorts, and all make for a very fun night. Kick the evening off at Lovers Lane, Sandals’ own bowling alley and bar, then head for dinner at any of their gourmet restaurants, including the unique Chi Asian, a fusion restaurant that combines the best of Southeast Asian, Chinese and Japanese cuisine. There’s also a doughnut shop for when you’re craving something sweet.
There are 6 bars at Sandals Royal Barbados (including a rooftop infinity pool bar and a craft beer bar) plus 8 more bars at Sandals Barbados, another resort within walking distance. Not only that but both resorts are surrounded by the best and most exciting nightlife in St. Lawrence Gap.
Royalton Riviera Cancun, Mexico
Another fun party all-inclusive resort in Cancun is the Royalton Riviera. Closer to the airport but further from the hotel zone, Royalton Riviera is perfect for couples who crave a bit of class and exclusivity in their nightly line-up.
Try your luck at their on-site Casino Del Mar, then head to Martini Mix for a handmade cocktail. Catch a live show after dinner then dance the night away at XS Disco Bar. There are also 2 beach bars and 3 swim-up bars scattered throughout the resort. Rest and recharge after a fun night at the spa or sweat it out in the fitness center.
Best of all, each week, the resort throws its signature White Party, a lavish affair right on the beach that includes live music, handmade cocktails, and more.
Sandals Royal Bahamian, Bahamas
Sandals resorts are always all-inclusive, which means your bar tab is covered no matter what at Sandals Royal Bahamian. Not only is it one of the livelier spots in their collection of hotels, but it’s also the nearest to the U.S. Nassau is only a 1-hour flight from Miami, and the resort is just a short drive from the airport, so the party can start before you take off and continue almost as soon as you land.
The atmosphere at Sandals Royal Bahamian is lively and fun, with parties every day and night around the resort’s pool, beach, or Coconut Grove area, which features beach loungers and cabanas plus late-night drinks, snacks, and entertainment.
During the day you can swim up to 3 of the resort’s 8 bars, plus you’ll be right on the famous Cable Beach in Nassau and steps from the best bars, clubs, and casinos on the island. When (or, should we say, if) the party stops, the spa, restaurants, and beach are exactly what you need for a quiet day after a night out.
Hard Rock Hotel Los Cabos, Mexico
Last up is the Hard Rock Hotel in Los Cabos, a name that is synonymous with parties. Hard Rock’s Los Cabos location features beautiful suites decorated with modern art, 8 gourmet restaurants, a 36-room spa, and weekly fun events like foam parties and live music.
The resort’s 5 pools have something for everyone and there are swim-up bars in each one. The largest, the Lyric Pool, is home to a waterslide and is where most of the water activities take place. The Legendary Pool is quieter but features cabanas and firepits, while the distinctive Red Pool has a DJ booth built right in the center and is the setting for cool pool parties and dancing.
Foodies should be sure to check out Hard Rock’s newest dining experience, Awaken Your Senses, which takes eating to the next level. Using state-of-the-art technology like scent synchronization and a surround sound system, these 5-course meals are thought up with every sense in mind to create a meal unlike any other.
Now that you’ve read our picks for the 10 best party all-inclusive resorts, which one sounds like the most fun to you? Let us know in the comments! And if you’re looking for other types of all-inclusive resorts, we have plenty of articles like 25 Best 5-Star All-Inclusive Resorts, 30 Best All-Inclusive Resorts in the USA, 30 Best Adults-Only All-Inclusive Resorts, and 25 Best All-Inclusive Resorts for Honeymoons.
He is an expert travel advisor and enthusiast. He has traveled extensively in the USA, Central American, South America and Europe. He has visited every Sandals Resort and is one of a select few Diamond Elite members of the Sandals Chairman’s Royal Club.
Dan graduated from Johnson & Wales University with an associate degree in Culinary Arts. Later he graduated from the University of Utah with a bachelor’s degree in International Studies with a focus on people and culture.