Everyone deserves to be pampered on their holiday, and one of the best places for that is an all-inclusive resort. However, unless you travel in the low season, finding an affordable all-inclusive resort can be a challenge.
If you want a romantic getaway or all-inclusive honeymoon that doesn’t break your budget (and you don’t want to risk off-season weather) check out our list of the 20 best cheap all-inclusive resorts.
Read on to find the best cheap all-inclusive resort for you.
Our Process for Determining the Best Caribbean All-Inclusive Resorts
In order to create this list, we reviewed a list of all the all-inclusive resorts in the Caribbean and selected the best ones based on our own experience visiting them, recommendations from our team of travel agents, and then reviewed our list with other reviews online to finalize the rankings.
We regularly return to the Caribbean to see other resorts and keep the list updated.
Unrivaled peace is what you’ll find at Sandals Negril, particularly on the seven-mile beach – the longest in Jamaica. Feel the cool breeze coming from the ocean as you stand on the white sand, tickling your toes. By day, have fun in the sun, by night, dance freely in the sandy surroundings under a canopy of stars. This is a carefree resort, where the emphasis is on pure enjoyment of the natural surroundings and the exotic environment. Sandals Negril is barefoot luxury at its finest.
Whichever room you choose as your home-away-from-home, you’ll be drenched in contemporary opulence, and be only steps from the snow-white shores of the seven-mile beach. Rich colors and clever use of glass allow the outside in, connecting you constantly to the magical surroundings of the Jamaican coast.
Catalonia Royal La Romana, Dominican Republic
Catalonia Royal La Romana is a cheap all-inclusive resort for adults only in the small town of Bayahibe. Nightly rates start at $280 and are inclusive of a complimentary cocktail on arrival, free dining at the resort’s buffet restaurants, and unlimited domestic alcohol plus soft drinks and fresh fruit juices.
Couples will love daily activities like Latin dance classes, fitness classes, and non-motorized watersports (except snorkeling). A free scuba lesson is offered in the swimming pool.
The resort is set on one of the Dominican Republic’s most dazzling beaches and is close to the area’s nightlife and golf courses for when you want to venture off-site. Rooms are sunny and bright with contemporary furnishings. The swim-up Romance Deluxe Suites are perfect for couples and come with a special welcome basket filled with local sweet treats and fruit.
Catalonia Rewards members will enjoy a 7% discount on select bookings, plus other perks like early check-ins and later check-outs, free breakfasts, and up to 6% cashback rewards to use on future bookings.
Excellence Playa Mujeres
Even though it’s a little bit of a drive from the Cancun airport, Excellence Playa Mujeres makes up for it with unprecedented service, multiple dining options, gorgeous grounds, luxurious rooms, and a wide range of amenities.
The adult-only resort has seven pools, 13 restaurants, a rooftop terrace, seven pool bars, and access to the beautiful beach. The resort also offers spa treatments, outdoor activities, and water sports included in the all-inclusive package.
Even though there aren’t many attractions close by, there is so much to do at Excellence Playa Mujeres you may not want to leave anyway.
Hotel Riu Playa Blanca, Panama
Rooms at the very cheap all-inclusive resort Hotel Riu Playa Blanca in Panama start at around $150 for meals, snacks, and unlimited drinks 24 hours a day, plus non-motorized watersports and daily and nightly entertainment for guests of all ages. The resort is near popular Panama tourist attractions like Panama City, Farallon Island, Anton Valley, and the archeological park in El Cano.
The resort grounds feature a private beach just for guests, 3 refreshing swimming pools including a children’s pool, theme restaurants, and a discotheque that serves free drinks six nights a week.
Accommodations include suites and family rooms that come with either a sea view or a garden view. The Sea View Suites are the best choice for couples, offering romantic views of the sunset or sunrise from your private balcony or terrace. The decor is modern, with crisp white furnishings accented with pops of cool teal and aquamarine.
The Riu collection of hotels and resorts offers rotating deals and packages year-round, so be sure to check out their website for even more savings on this already affordable all-inclusive resort.
Fiesta Resort Central Pacific, Costa Rica
Starting at around $180 per night, the Fiesta Resort in Costa Rica is a cheap all-inclusive resort that doesn’t skimp on luxury. The grounds are immaculately manicured and feature 4 large swimming pools, tennis courts, a spa, and a mini-golf course. They also offer daily and nightly entertainment in the form of cultural activities, live music, dance classes, games, and contests–all included.
Each of the 408 rooms are simple but sophisticated with private balconies and views of the ocean, pool, or garden. The honeymoon suite offers views of the pool and garden and comes with a Jacuzzi bath and luxurious bath products.
Fiesta Resort makes budget vacationing even better with their Fiesta Vacation Club which lets members take advantage of reduced pricing, more entertainment options, and a wider selection of gourmet dining. Also, members can trade their holidays with other members to visit different destinations all over the world.
BlueBay Villas Doradas, Dominican Republic
On the northern coast of the Dominican Republic, you’ll find the affordable and adorable BlueBay Villas Doradas offering cheap all-inclusive vacation packages for as little as $120 per night. The décor of this affordable adults-only resort is inspired by the Caribbean and Ancient Rome, with tall white pillars contrasting with a wood thatched roof.
There are only 245 rooms and villas on the property, making it a secluded getaway for couples. You will feel especially at home in the Villa Suite which comes with a king-size bed, private terrace, snack bar, and deep bathtub.
BlueBay offers guests access to Playa Dorada, delicious dining options at 4 restaurants, easy access to the Playa Dorada golf course, and fun experiences and activities like snorkeling in the crystal clear Caribbean. There’s also a gym and sauna for active guests who want to stick to their routine while on vacation.
Deja Resort, Jamaica
A room at this cozy cheap Caribbean all-inclusive resort can be yours for just $175 per night. It certainly isn’t fancy, but with only 92 rooms, Deja Resort promises a romantic getaway that’s equal parts relaxing and exciting without breaking the bank.
Breakfast is the only meal included in the cost of your stay. The resort is located in the center of Montego Bay’s”‘Hip Strip” lined with boutiques, bars, and restaurants. It’s also within walking distance of Doctor’s Cave Beach. The central location also facilitates the planning of excursions and day trips. On-site amenities include a tennis court, a fitness center, babysitting services, a jacuzzi and a swim-up bar.
Rooms are simple with large windows and come with everything you need for a comfortable stay, plus beautiful views of the mountain or the ocean. The best room, The King Suite, is among a block of separate suites that come with extra amenities like nightly turndown service and a large terrace.
Dreams Royal Beach, Dominican Republic
Standard rooms at Dreams Royal Beach in Punta Cana start at around $300. All-inclusive rates mean unlimited drinks, unlimited dining options, entertainment day and night, and a minibar that’s refreshed daily with drinks, snacks, and beer.
The resort is located on a stunning beach and the 373 rooms overlook the Caribbean, the pool, or the resort’s gardens. Suites come fully equipped with everything you need for a relaxing and luxurious holiday. Deluxe suites come with a private pool or hot tub and a large fully-furnished private balcony or terrace.
There are 9 dining options to choose from including a 24-hour buffet restaurant and 24-hour room service. There’s also a sports bar, 2 swim-up bars, a poolside grill, and an a la carte restaurant that serves up delicious grilled specials that you can enjoy right on the beach.
Royalton Cayo Santa Maria, Cuba
The Royalton Cayo Santa Maria in Cuba is a luxury all-inclusive resort that offers some serious deals. A simple search on their website turned up a 3-night all-inclusive stay for 2 adults in a Junior Suite for just over $600. It boasts a 4.5-star rating on TripAdvisor and is a Traveler’s Choice Award winner for 2022.
The adults-only resort grounds are just steps away from La Estrella Beach. Rooms are airy and luxurious and come with a private balcony or terrace. The nicest accommodation, the Royalton Suite, is a two-story townhouse with a Jacuzzi, whirlpool bathtub, walk-in closet, and beautiful views of the resort grounds from the second-floor balcony.
There are 3 restaurants for resort guests to choose from, each one serving local and international favorites. Reservations are not required, but you might have to wait for a table during busier times. There are also 4 bars including a separate bar at each pool and El Mojito, a beach bar with seating that overlooks the beach.
Be Live Collection Marien, Dominican Republic
This 5-star hotel on the stunning Costa Dorada beach offers guests a relaxing, luxurious, and cheap all-inclusive vacation starting at just $120 per night. Perfect for couples and families, the rates at Be Live Collection Marien include unlimited food and drinks at the hotel’s 7 restaurants and bars, exciting activities like sailing and snorkeling, and access to the kids club and mini club for guests traveling with children. There is also fun entertainment planned every night
Amenities include a pool, spa, fitness center, and casino, plus there are several golf courses nearby. Rooms are cute and simple with large windows and refreshing color schemes reminiscent of the Caribbean.
Although this is a family-friendly resort, couples looking for a quieter stay can join the Adults Club, which offers a bottle of sparkling wine upon arrival, nightly turndown service, and access to a private adults-only beach. In addition, members of the adults club are granted access to the VIP Lounge and Bar and seating in the adults-only section of the buffet restaurant. Adults Club rooms come with ocean views and soundproof windows to ensure a good night’s sleep.
Emotions Juan Dolio, Dominican Republic
Cheap all-inclusive vacation packages at Emotions Juan Dolio start at around $150, and they offer add-ons like romantic candlelit dinners and photo sessions on the beach.
This beachfront Caribbean all-inclusive resort features a private beach area, 3 pools, 3 bars, 7 restaurants, a spa, and a fitness center. Rooms are creative and funky with colorful accents and modern art adorning the walls. Rooms in the exclusive adults-only section come with a private pool and Jacuzzi, and all-inclusive stays include a 15-minute couples massage and a minibar that’s restocked daily.
If you’d rather be near the water, the Essentia suites are located right on the beachfront and the reservations are inclusive of a colonial city tour around Santo Domingo, a 30-minute massage, reservation priority at select restaurants, and a welcome cocktail.
All-inclusive guests can dine at Tropico or Ergo’s, two of the resort’s restaurants that offer an extensive buffet for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. A la carte dinner options include Oregano, Amici, and the Mexican eatery Lolita. There’s also a coffee shop and market on site for small snacks and drinks, a pub pouring local beer, plus a wine and cheese bar and seafood restaurant that’s available for an extra charge.
Coral Costa Caribe Resort, Dominican Republic
Stay at Coral Costa Caribe Beach Resort for as little as $130 per night and enjoy the peace and tranquility of its seaside location with the convenience of the nearby cities. All-inclusive rates come with simple yet cozy accommodations that offer views of the sea, garden, or pool; 3 meals a day at any of the resort’s 4 restaurants, and unlimited drinks.
During the day, snorkel, kayak, or paddleboard in the warm Caribbean water or soak up the sun from the powder-soft white sand beach. At night, enjoy a show after dinner then head to the Bachata Discothque for a night of music and dancing. Resort staff can also help with organizing off-site excursions to tourist hotspots like Maravillas Cave and Three Eyes Park.
Robinson Maldives, The Maldives
Stay on an island paradise in the center of the sparkling Indian Ocean at Robinson Maldives for a luxurious holiday at an amazingly affordable price. For less than $1500, you and your partner can have a romantic week-long getaway with unlimited select drinks, large buffets, and plenty of entertainment options.
Robinson has two clubs in the Maldives, plus other locations all over Europe and parts of Africa. While some resorts are geared more towards couples, a few are family-friendly and their rates include activities to keep the kiddos busy as well as child care. All-inclusive offerings vary by location and you can find great last-minute package deals on their website.
Sandals Ochi Beach Resort, Jamaica
Out of Sandals’ entire collection, Sandals Ochi Beach Resort is the cheapest Sandals resort, with rates starting at around $230 per person per night. Accommodations at Sandals Ochi include unlimited dining at 16 gourmet restaurants; unlimited premium liquor, wine, and beer at 11 bars; an in-room minibar that’s refreshed daily; access and green fees at Upton Estate Golf & Country Club; watersports including snorkeling and scuba diving; land activities; daily and nightly entertainment including live shows; access to the Ochi Beach Club; airport transfers; and all taxes and tips.
The rooms are gorgeous, offering beautiful views of the sea, lush garden, or swimming pool. Many premium suites and villas come with their own private pool and/or Jacuzzi. The Honeymoon Hideaway Luxury Garden Cottage is the resort’s least expensive room. It features garden views and offers another layer of privacy thanks to the shrubs and trees surrounding it. Guests who book this room will enjoy personal concierge service and in-room dining on top of the other regular all-inclusive offerings. Be sure to check their website for even better last-minute deals at Sandals Resorts.
Iberostar Cala Millor, Majorca
Iberostar Cala Milor is in one of Majorca’s quietest areas, just steps from the seafront. Rooms overlook the sea and the dramatic rocky shoreline of Cala Millor. Its tranquil location is next to Punta de n’Amer, a protected nature reserve, practically guaranteeing a peaceful setting free of loud, disruptive tourists.
With food and unlimited premium drinks included in the cost of your stay, you’re free to spend a little extra on luxury spa services like an invigorating facial or a relaxing massage. Or, head to either of two of the best golf courses in Majorca, both just minutes away from the resort.
This cheap adults-only all-inclusive resort has one restaurant, Es Castell, which serves up a hearty buffet for breakfast, lunch, and dinner and features live cooking demonstrations and beautiful beach views. There is a bar in the lobby and one poolside that also serves snacks and ice cream.
Grupotel Aguait Resort & Spa, Majorca
With prices as low as $120, Majorca’s Grupotel Aguait Resort & Spa is a cheap all-inclusive resort that feels just as luxurious as a 5-star. This adults-only resort is located in Cala Ratjada and features a spa with a full menu of treatments, buffet and a la carte dining options, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, a whirlpool, an evening entertainment program, and tennis courts.
There’s also a bicycle and car rental service available onsite so you can get out and explore the island on your own. Golfers will enjoy reduced rates at the nearby golf course.
Rooms offer mountain or sea views. Suites come with private balconies that feature glass panels so you can enjoy unobstructed views as you watch the sun come up from the comfort of your bed.
COCOS Hotel Antigua, Antigua
An affordable all-inclusive adults-only resort, COCOS Hotel in Antigua offers rates that start at around $500 per couple per night. Prices include all meals, drinks, and gratuities.
This resort is perfect for nature lovers who are looking to rest and recharge. Rather than rooms, COCOS has cozy treehouse-style cottages built on the hillside of their massive seaside property. These cottages provide guests with even more privacy and tranquility.
Standard-view cottages are built on the lower level and are a short walk to Jolly Beach. Your private balcony includes a hammock and views of the pool or beach. The outdoor shower also comes with a beautiful view and privacy courtesy of massive palm trees and tall tropical shrubs. A king-size four-poster bed is adorned with a mosquito net so you can enjoy a cool tropical breeze as you fall asleep without having to worry about mosquitoes.
Azul Ixtapa Beach Resort, Mexico
Rates at Azul Ixtapa Beach Resort start at $200 per night and include access to sports facilities, nightly entertainment, a variety of land and water activities, and, of course, unlimited food and drinks.
There are 4 buffet restaurants and 2 a la carte options, plus a snack bar, coffee shop, lobby bar, and 3 pool bars. If you’re traveling with kids, they will be kept busy at the Kid’s Club, sports court, or water park so you can have some relaxing adult time.
Rooms are modern and stylish and each one offers ocean views. Best of all, you can snag an even better rate by browsing their featured exclusive offers. Affordable all-inclusive honeymoon packages include a Deluxe Ocean View Room, a bottle of sparkling wine, a box of gourmet chocolates, and a day at the spa for both of you.
Mia Reef Isla Mujeres, Mexico
Stay at a luxurious all-inclusive resort on a private island without breaking the bank at Mia Reef Island Mujeres in Quintana Roo, just twenty minutes outside of Cancun. Rates here start at around $500 per night.
Located on Playa Norte, which has been dubbed Mexico’s best beach, Mia Reef is perfect for couples, providing a romantic atmosphere, excellent gastronomic experiences, and unbelievable snorkeling at the nearby El Farito reef. Plus, the resort is close to many of Isla Mujeres’ top tourist destinations like Iglesia de Concepcion Immaculada and El Centro.
The two main restaurants, Sarimar and Las Marias serve up delicious Mexican and Caribbean dishes, and you can get pub grub and handcrafted cocktails made with fresh juice right on the beach at the Blue Moon Bar. If you’re feeling indulgent, head to Spa Mia for a relaxing spa treatment or take advantage of beauty services like haircuts or makeup services for a special night out.
Radisson Blu Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
Radisson resorts offer cheap all-inclusive rates in many of their locations, but packages at Radisson Blu Punta Cana are an absolute steal. Starting at around $170 per night, guests will enjoy unlimited meals and drinks at all 8 of the resort’s restaurants and bars, daily fun activities like dance classes and beach volleyball for adults and games and crafts at the Kids’ Club for the little ones, and nightly entertainment like jazz nights, karaoke, and live bands.
Couples who stay in the Studio King Suite will love their own private whirlpool, personal butler service, and breathtaking beach views.
The resort is near the fishing village of Cabeza de Toro, Manati Park, and Bavaro Adventure Park, an adrenaline-boosting theme park where you can zipline over the trees and splash land into a refreshing pool.
Windjammer Landing, St. Lucia
Last up is Windjammer Landing, a cheap all-inclusive resort in the Caribbean with rates starting at around $250 for unlimited food and drinks plus motorized and non-motorized watersports. They cater to families and couples with Mediterranean-esque villas scattered across their 60-acre hillside property that offer privacy and seclusion.
Thanks to the location in Labrelotte Bay, guests can enjoy the natural environment of the Caribbean. Watch the sunrise from your balcony or private plunge pool and enjoy the sounds of birds singing as the island around you slowly wakes up.
Apart from a stunning private beach, the resort grounds also feature 6 swimming pools, a fitness center, and a Jacuzzi. They have 5 restaurants and 4 bars to choose from, including a swim-up bar. Their biggest selling feature is their watersports center, which is included in your room rate. Go windsurfing, snorkeling, pedal boating, paddleboarding, or kayaking for no added cost. There are also water ski lessons, scuba diving, wakeboarding, and kneeboarding available for all-inclusive guests, something many resorts charge an extra fee for.
Now that you’ve read our list of the 20 best cheap all-inclusive resorts, which is your favorite? Let us know in the comments! And if none of them seems quite right, we have plenty of information about other all-inclusive resorts including Sandals, Couples, Excellence, Secrets, and more. We also have articles on all-inclusive resorts in the USA, including all-inclusive in Florida and California.
He is an expert travel advisor and enthusiast. He has traveled extensively in the USA, Central America, 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.