The 10 Best All-Inclusive Resorts in the USA for Couples

From cozy mountain retreats to luxurious hotels on the coast, our picks take the worry out of planning.
couple in hot springs at all-inclusive resort
Photo: Castle Hot Springs
sheryl nance-nash - the knot freelance travel writer
Sheryl Nance-Nash
sheryl nance-nash - the knot freelance travel writer
Sheryl Nance-Nash
Travel Writer & Expert
  • Sheryl Nance-Nash is a freelance writer specializing in travel and personal finance.
  • She has reported and written for publications like Fodors, Conde Nast Traveler and the Wall Street Journal.
  • Travel is what feeds her adventurous spirit.
Updated Oct 30, 2023
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There's something to be said for staying at an all-inclusive for a couple's getaway, honeymoon or anniversary trip. You have everything at your fingertips, but still have the freedom to venture off and explore if you'd like. While many all-inclusives are located in the Caribbean and Mexico, there are also several all-inclusive resorts in the US, many of which will be just a short drive or flight away. (Plus, no passport required.)

Here are some of the best all-inclusives in the US for cuisine, spas, luxury, activities and other categories that matter most when you're ready to hit the road for a lover's holiday or birthday trip.

The Knot's Top 10 All-Inclusive US Resorts for 2024

Miraval Berkshires cottage breakfast
Photo: James Baigrie for Miraval Berkshires

Best Overall All-Inclusive Resort: Bungalows Key Largo

Best for Luxury: Twin Farms

Best Adults-Only Resort: The Point

Best Budget-Friendly Resort: Pocono Palace Resort

Best for Families: Averill's Flathead Lake Lodge

Best for Activities: The Lodge at Woodloch

Best Cuisine: Mirror Lake Inn Resort and Spa

Best Inclusions: Castle Hot Springs

Best for Pool Lovers: Alila Ventana Big Sur

Best Spa: Miraval Berkshires

Bungalows Key Largo, Key Largo, Florida

Couple at all-inclusive resort
Photo: Courtesy Bungalows Key Largo

You might think you're in the Caribbean with the blue, blue sea at this 12-acre, adults-only waterfront resort. Bungalow verandas are dressed in bougainvillea and have an oversized soaking tub and an outdoor garden shower. Enjoy yoga, pools, jacuzzis, paddleboarding, kayaking and snorkeling. Tool around the resort on a cruiser bike, and ham it up during karaoke or dancing to calypso on Tiki Beach. Chill out in the Himalayan Salt Room at the Zen Garden Spa. With just 135 private bungalows, the resort is intimate—a plus for couples. The Romance Package includes a waterfront or garden-view bungalow, chocolate-covered strawberries, a bottle of sparkling wine, rose petals when you arrive, a $200 spa credit and a $200 credit for in-house water sports. Bungalows Key Largo is one of the best all-inclusive beach resorts in the US, there's no doubt about it.

99010 Overseas Highway, Key Largo, Fl 33037

4.0 Star Rating | Read Reviews

Twin Farms, Barnard, Vermont

Twin Farms
Photo: Courtesy Twin Farms

This Relais and Chateaux property is on 300 acres of forest with 28 private cottages and suites. The vibe is uber luxe. Go for one of the new tree houses with a private deck and soaking tub. You can enjoy private picnics deep in the woods, farm-to-table dinners in your suite, couples spa treatments, cooking classes, skiing in the winter and, in the summer, biking, hiking, kayaking, paddleboarding and fly fishing. When you're ready to chill, there's the Bridge House Spa, yoga and The Furo, a cedar-clad bath house in the woods with 104-degree water and forest views. The resort's cuisine features Vermont's produce, including estate-grown herbs and vegetables.

452 Royalton Turnpike, Barnard, VT 05031

5 Star Rating | Read Reviews

The Point, Saranac Lake, New York

The Point all-inclusive
Photo: Courtesy The Point

The Point is the only Adirondack Great Camp from the Gilded Age that's open to the public. It's adults-only and intimate, with just 11 guest rooms, each of which is unique and has lake views, hand-crafted beds, stone wood-burning fireplaces, early 19th century art and furniture, and outdoor sitting areas. This is rustic romance 101. You're surrounded by forests and Upper Saranac Lake. Summer means boating, fishing, tennis, waterskiing, badminton, hiking, nature bathing, trail running, swimming and seaplane tours of the Adirondacks. If you're chasing away the winter blues, cross-country skiing, guided meditation and hot toddies by the fire will likely do the trick during colder months.

222 Beaverwood Rd, Saranac Lake, NY 12983

5.0 Star Rating | Read Reviews

Castle Hot Springs, Morristown, Arizona

Castle Hot Springs
Photo: Courtesy Castle Hot Springs

There are different levels of all-inclusiveness, and what's included at Castle Hot Springs is impressive. Get ready: breakfast, lunch, multi-course chef dinner, daily $25 beverage credit, food at Bar 1896, snacks, soft drinks and poolside food, plus meditation classes, paddleboard yoga, mindfulness activities, outdoor soaking tubs and more. Whew! All of that plus the backdrop of the Bradshaw Mountains, and you two are set for a super romantic getaway where everything's (literally) taken care of. Bathe privately in natural spring waters in a Sonoma stone tub gazing at the mountain peaks. A babbling creek provides a soothing soundtrack during your stay.

5050 N. Castle Hot Springs Rd, Morristown, AZ 85342

5.0 Star Rating | Read Reviews

Alila Ventana Big Sur, Big Sur, California

Alila Ventana Big Sur
Photo: Courtesy Alila Ventana Big Sur

When it comes to romance, Big Sur sets the stage for a lover's holiday. The sea, surf, mountains and redwoods are a magical combination. At Alila Ventana Big Sur, you'll have stunning views of the Pacific Ocean. Start your transformation with the Meadow Pool, an infinity-edge hot tub with ocean and redwood forest views, or the Mountain Pool, perched high in the resort amongst the trees. Complete your zen vibe in the spa with the Couple's Talisman, a side-by-side therapeutic herbal treatment in oversized copper tubs where you prep your body for herbal compresses and a massage.

48123 Highway One, Big Sur, CA 93920

4.5 Star Rating | Read Reviews

Miraval Berkshires, Lenox, Massachusetts

Miraval Berkshires
Photo: James Baigrie for Miraval Berkshires

Couples looking for a wellness journey, look no further than Miraval Berkshires. It starts with being immersed in the nature that is the Berkshires. The Life in Balance Spa offers body renewal rituals like a lemongrass escape massage, crystal energy work, acupuncture and more. Activities for wellness include mountain hikes, gratitude meditation, yoga, nature walks, vision boarding and much more. You set your intention for what you want to focus on—whether it's wellness, fitness, outdoor adventure or nutrition—and the resort will help you create the perfect itinerary for your stay. Your biggest dilemma here will be deciding whether to stay in the Wyndhurst Mansion, a cottage, a carriage house, a room or a suite. Let's just say there is no wrong choice.

55 Lee Road, Lenox, MA 01240

4.5 Star Rating | Read Reviews

Pocono Palace Resort, East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania

Pocono Palace resort room
Photo: Courtesy Pocono Palance

Go for the Garden of Eden Apple Suite here. In your room, you'll find a heart-shaped whirlpool for two, a king-size round bed, a fireplace, a dry sauna, a private in-suite pool and a sitting area. When you can tear yourselves apart long enough to leave the suite for other types of fun, there are a slew of activities, including archery, miniature golf, biking, billiards, duckpin bowling, swimming, kayaking, paddleboarding and more. For relaxation, there's the Hot Chocolate Massage at the spa. After a cozy dinner at the Lakeview Dining Room, turn up the heat at the resort's Applause Nightclub. Prices start at just $275 a night.

206 Fantasy Road, East Stroudsburg, PA 18302

4.0 Star Rating | Read Reviews

Averill's Flathead Lake Lodge, Bigfork, Montana

Averill's Flathead Lake Lodge
Photo: Courtesy Averill's Flathead Lake Lodge

This slice of Big Sky Country is perfect for adventure lovers—especially ones with kids in tow. The fresh air, mountains, lake, and cozy cottages, cabins and suites nestled among tall pine trees create the perfect mood. The nearly 2,000-acre guest ranch runs from the shore of Flathead Lake to the top of the Swan Mountains. The list of activities is robust: horseback riding, mountain biking, hiking, laser tag, archery and paddleboard are all offered. Down shift and relax at the pool, take a cruise around the lake, opt for a yoga class on a cliff or enjoy a massage. Evenings include a beach fire with live music, barn dances and more. For even more adventure, the dude ranch is located less than an hour away from Glacier National Park.

150 Flathead Lodge Rd, Bigfork, MT 59911

4.5 Star Rating | Read Reviews

The Lodge at Woodloch, Hawley, Pennsylvania

The Lodge at Woodloch
Photo: Courtesy The Lodge at Woodloch

The peace of the Poconos Mountains and the lakeside views set the tone at this under-the-radar spot. You two won't be bored here. There are over 50 classes daily. From archery, biking, fishing and hiking to paddleboarding, kayaking, edible and medicinal plant walks, and hatchet throwing, you will have plenty of bonding activities here. Come mealtime, dine among the treetops at TREE restaurant. The award-winning spa is the stuff of legends, with not only facials and massages, but also shamanic energy healing, spiritual awakening mentoring, vibrational sound therapy and Thai bodywork.

109 River Birch Lane, Hawley, PA 18428

5.0 Star Rating | Read Reviews

Mirror Lake Inn Resort and Spa, Lake Placid, New York

Mirror Lake Inn Resort and Spa
Photo: Courtesy Mirror Lake Inn Resort and Spa

There's nothing ordinary about the food at the Mirror Lake Inn. Dine at the resort's restaurant, The View, which overlooks the lake and the mountains. It's Lake Placid's only AAA Four-Diamond "Exceptional" restaurant. The dinner menu features custom cut and aged steaks, heritage breed meats and fish flown in from around the world, with an overall menu vibe that reflects the character and terroir of the Adirondacks. Sleep off those meals in a Mirror Lake Studio Style Suite, which has a king-size bed, a sofa, a fireplace, and a private balcony or patio overlooking the lake and mountains. Relax in the oversized Sanijet tub, and enjoy your fireplace.

77 Mirror Lake Drive, Lake Placid, NY 12946

4.5 Star Rating | Read Reviews

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