When you think of all-inclusive resorts, images of bottomless margaritas and pina coladas probably come to mind, but what about wine? Today, wine has become more than just a luxury for the wealthy and as new generations discover the joys of tasting and learning about wine, more hotels and resorts are catering to these interests. After all, what better way to learn about a culture, than to learn about its wine and how it is produced? Below we have put together a list of the 5 best all-inclusive travel destinations for wine lovers.
El Dorado Royale, voted one of Conde Nast’s Top 100 Hotels in the world, is a luxury spa resort set in the beautiful Riviera Maya. Secluded beaches, sparkling pools, a luxurious spa, gourmet food and a plethora of activities make this resort a must-visit. While you are there, you won’t want to miss out on the Fuentes Culinary Theater. With the open kitchen the meal preparation becomes a performance as the Chef and Sommelier take you on a tour of food, wine, and the art of perfect pairings. A can’t miss experience for foodies and wine lovers alike!
If adults-only is more your speed, look no further than Secrets The Vine in Cancun Mexico. This Four Diamond resort spa offers stylish, luxury rooms with views of the Caribbean Sea, 3 swimming pools and 6 restaurants. In The Vine Bazaar, the wine cellar boasts an extensive, 4,500 bottle wine cellar of some of the world’s best wine collections and is sure to please even the pickiest of palates. Guests can enjoy daily sommelier-led tastings and pairings. In addition to the full-service spa, you can also enjoy scuba diving, snorkeling, dance lessons, and deep-sea fishing.
Situated near the dividing line between Dutch St. Maarten and French St. Martin, the Belmond La Samanna resort in St. Martin is a Caribbean paradise. The sprawling, 5-star resort is quiet and secluded, with every room offering a private, ocean-view terrace. Wine lovers will rejoice at the 12,000-bottle wine cellar, La Cave, where you can curate your own tasting menu with the help of the executive chef and sommelier. Guests can also enjoy on-site restaurants and bars, a full-service spa, pools, beach cabanas and plenty of watersports.
Sandals, Grenada is a premium location full of beautiful views and fun activities. From snorkeling and kayaks, to tennis and nightly entertainment, there’s something for everyone. The resort also includes 10 fine dining restaurants and 6 bars. Their exclusive partnership with Robert Mondavi gives guests unlimited Robert Mondavi Twin Oaks wines in 6 different varietals to ensure wine lovers will get their fill. The Red Line spa and off-site adventure tours will fill your days with equal parts fun and relaxation.
Nestles just minutes outside of bustling Cancun, the TRS Coral Hotel is an all-inclusive, adults-only resort perfect for a romantic getaway. With beach access, lively nightlife and an array of water activities, this resort is a great vacation spot. The resort hosts 5 exclusive restaurants, each offering the highest quality of cuisine and an extensive wine list for your perfect pairing. While you are there, take advantage of the luxury spa and check out the Chic Cabaret & Restaurant.