All-inclusive vacations offer value, convenience, and peace of mind. With lodging, meals, entertainment, and other amenities included in the upfront cost - and often at a substantial discount compared to purchasing them a la carte - travelers can relax and enjoy their time away from home without worrying about overtaxing their budget. Resorts offer a wide range of all-inclusive weekend getaway packages, including those created with families and couples in mind.
All-Inclusive Family Getaways
Getting away for the weekend with the family doesn't have to inspire groans from the kiddos. These all-inclusive weekend getaway packages provide plenty of activities to keep the little ones busy while the grownups relax and recharge.
The Tyler Place Family Resort (Vermont)
Located in Highland Springs, Vermont, on 165 private acres at the northeast corner of Lake Champlain, the all-inclusive The Tyler Place Family Resort offers a variety of lake-centered activities such as:
- Bass fishing
Sports and fitness activities like yoga and tennis are also available, as are nine age-specific, boredom-banishing day camps for kids up to 15 years old. Daily rates range from $113 to $394 for adults and from $86 to $131 for children, depending on the season. The Tyler Place Family Resort was included in Travel+Leisure's list of Best All-Inclusive Family Resorts.
Club Med Sandpiper Bay (Florida)
Club Med Sandpiper Bay - Club Med's only U.S.-based resort - boasts a relaxing atmosphere on the banks of Florida's St. Lucie River and plenty of activities to keep both children and adults busy. Adults can take advantage of the resort's golf, tennis, and fitness academies while kids participate in age-specific activities and clubs in The Kidz Village. Additional activities and amenities include:
- A full-service nursery
- Circus school
- Club Med Spa by L'Occitane
Rates start at approximately $700 per couple, per night, plus an additional $180 per child, per night, although discounts are often available. Travel+Leisure included Club Med Sandpiper Bay in its list of America's Best All-Inclusive Resorts.
Woodloch Pines Resort (Pennsylvania)
Set on 1,200 beautiful acres in Pennsylvania's Pocono Mountains lake region, the Woodloch Pines Resort is a woodsy, lakeside retreat known for its well-kept grounds and friendly staff. Unlike many other family-friendly resorts, Woodloch Pines doesn't offer a special children's program. Instead, they provide a wide variety of fun activities for families to enjoy together, such as:
- Family Olympics
- Scavenger hunts
Guests can also enjoy seasonal activities like water skiing, hiking, kayaking, and swimming in the summer. Winter activities include snow tubing and ice skating. Woodloch Pines has been named a Family Vacation Critic Favorite by FamilyVacationCritic.com. Rates for the resort's all-inclusive American Plan package vary dramatically by season, length of stay, and the number of guests in the party.
Getaways for Couples
All-inclusive weekend getaways are a great way for couples to relax and reconnect. From romantic couples spa treatments to adventure activities, these hotels and resorts work hard to ensure that there's love and excitement in the air.
Dan'l Webster Inn and Spa (Massachusetts)
The Dan'l Webster Inn and Spa is a sophisticated boutique inn set in Massachusetts' charming Sandwich Village. The inn boasts luxurious fireplace suites and heated tile floors. Additional amenities include:
- Oversized whirlpool tubs
- Five distinctive dining rooms
- The Beach Plum Spa
The Dan'l Webster Inn and Spa offers several all-inclusive packages for couples, which include chocolates, dinner in one of the on-site dining rooms, and massages in the Beach Plum Spa. The award-winning inn received a Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence in 2013 and 2014.
Ranch at Rock Creek (Montana)
Located in Philipsburg, Montana - approximately 100 miles from the Missoula International Airport - the Ranch at Rock Creek is a 6,600-acre opulent western retreat know for its extensive wine selection, elegant claw-foot tubs, and spa treatments for two. When couples have had their fill of pampering, they can enjoy outdoor activities such as:
- Fly fishing
- Horseback riding
- Stagecoach rides
The Ranch at Rock Creek has been featured in a wide variety of event-planning and travel publications, including Travel+Leisure and Martha Stewart Weddings. Rates vary by season and package options.
Lodge on Little St. Simons Island (Georgia)
Couples who are looking to get away from it all can find the romantic seclusion they crave at The Lodge on Little St. Simons Island. Built in 1917 as a private hunting lodge, the cozy lodge sits on a 10,000-acre wildlife sanctuary in Georgia and offers activities such as:
- Naturalist-guided hikes
- Kayak tours
The Lodge on Little St. Simons Island has appeared in numerous Travel+Leisure 'best of' articles, including 50 Romantic Hotels and the previously-mentioned America's Best All-Inclusive Resorts. Couples packages start at $899.
Saving on All-Inclusive Packages
Although all-inclusive packages usually cost less than purchasing the same activities and amenities individually, these vacation packages can still come with a hefty, albeit upfront, price tag. For additional savings on all-inclusive weekend getaway packages, sign up for resort and hotel newsletters, or follow the destinations on social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter to ensure that you're up-to-date with the latest available discounts and special offers.