About a 30-minute drive from Ocho Rios, the upscale, adults-only Jewel Paradise Cove Resort & Spa presents nice value. For starters, visitors can expect loads of loungers on the seashore and at the three pools (all with a swim-up bar and hot tub) in addition to fashionable rooms that all have personal outside area and turndown service. The Riu Palace Paradise Island, located next door to mega-resort The Royal at Atlantis, is among the few all-inclusive resorts within the Bahamas. The 379 rooms and suites have been renovated with contemporary decor, and embody Riu logos such as stocked minibars with liquor dispensers and 24-hour room service (both free).

Just south of Playa del Carmen lies the large, 900-room Hotel Xcaret. Thanks to its ample on-web site amenities, the all-inclusive resorts sees loads of families and couples alike. The eco-minded resort additionally contains a lounger-lined beach, plus beautiful rooms with local … Read More