Looking for an all-inclusive nest for lovebirds? Karl Cushing runs down 10 of the best
Maldives: Constance Moofushi
Why? One island, one five-star resort and one price. What’s not to like? This South Ari Atoll stunner’s Cristal package gets your mini bar refilled daily, free Wi-Fi, afternoon tea served by the pool, and one à la carte dinner per week’s stay at Alizée Grill. Also included are a 90-minute Dhoni boat excursion, guided snorkelling trips from the beach, and an introductory scuba diving lesson in the pool.
Book it: Thomas Cook Signature offers seven nights in a Beach Villa from £2,689 on the Cristal package between July 14 and September 28, including flights from Heathrow on Sri Lankan Airlines.
0844 871 6640
Turkey: Club Med Kemer
Why? Sitting in a secluded bay with a fantastic beach and mountainous backdrop, this French-focused three-star hotel is aimed at active types and night owls. Everything from diving and archery to paddleboarding is on tap, backed by waterskiing, wakeboarding and tennis academies, and by night it transforms into one big party.
Book it: Club Med offers seven nights’ all-inclusive for £865, including flights departing Gatwick on October 11.
0845 485 7010
Jamaica: Sandals Grande Riviera
Why? This Ocho Rios five-star combines flexibility with fantastic value. With 529 rooms and suites, two spas and 15 restaurants it’s a solid choice for those who like larger properties, with included activities such as scuba diving, sailing and golf at nearby Sandals Golf and Country Club. Plus, agents can upsell couples to the all-butler-suite Royal Plantation next door, ensuring more privacy and everything from afternoon royal tea (chargeable) to the champagne and caviar bar, in addition to accessing all the Grande Riviera has to offer.
Book it: Hayes & Jarvis has seven nights in a one-bedroom butler villa suite from £1,399, including flights from Gatwick on September 17.
Mexico: Secrets, Maroma Beach Riviera
Why? The beach that fronts this adult-only five-star’s 500-acre site, home to gorgeous gardens and 412 well-appointed rooms, is to die for. The service and food in the seven restaurants is also top-flight, with the Unlimited-Luxury package including 24-hour room and concierge service. Included activities range from scuba diving to dance lessons.
Book it: Kuoni offers seven nights in a junior suite from £1,424, including flights from Gatwick on September 2.
Dominican Republic: Zoetry Agua Punta Cana
Why? With packages such as Endless Privileges, the Agua blends affordability and quality with a prime location beyond the brouhaha of Punta Cana. The all-suite property’s accommodation benefits from private terraces, and plunge pools, with nice touches such as Bvlgari toiletries and a free 20-minute spa treatment. Food is central, from the four à la carte restaurants to the private dining locations and 24-hour in-room dining. Included activities range from wine and rum-tasting to cigar rolling.
Book it: Caribtours offers seven nights in a Junior Suite Garden View from £1,749, including flights with British Airways. Book by June 30 and save 35% on accommodation for stays until October 31.
020 7751 0660
Saint Lucia: East Winds Inn
Why? This historic little charmer scores with its traditional feel, excellent yet informal service and idyllic location by La Brelotte Bay. With just 15 single-storey clap-board cottages containing 30 rooms and a mini suite, pitch it to fans of smaller properties who want relaxation and privacy without the bells and whistles.
Book it: Cox & Kings has seven nights from £1,975 from August 12 to September 30, including flights with Virgin Atlantic.
020 7873 5000
Mauritius: Paradise Cove Hotel
Why? I’d pick this adults-only boutique for the views from the infinity pool alone. Located at Anse la Raie, it features 67 rooms, four restaurants, two pools and two floodlit tennis courts. If couples don’t fancy the free activities, from kayaking and yoga to bicycle tours and sailing, they can cosy up in one of the thatched love nests along the shore.
Book it: Sunset Faraway offers a seven-night break in a deluxe room from £2,088 for September -November departures, including flights with Emirates.
020 8774 7100
Fiji: Namale Resort
Why? Warning, clients may find the blend of South Pacific vibes, solid spa offering and cosy villas in the grounds of this hotel on Vanua Levu addictive. The food gets good reports and the surrounding reefs and lagoons offer great diving and snorkelling. Alongside the evening entertainments and activity centre are inclusive options such as horseback riding and rainforest hikes. For added romance, don’t miss the waterfall private dining experience.
Book it: Destinology has seven nights in a garden tropical bure (hut) for £3,255 between November 1 and December 8, including flights with Cathay Pacific from Heathrow via Hong Kong.
Antigua: Curtain Bluff
Why? With its lush centre encircled by scenic promontories and stunning white-sand beaches, Antigua oozes romance and for sheer all-rounder credentials this 72-room property takes some beating. With its included activities, from watersports and deep-sea fishing to yoga, it’s perfect for restless romantics. When they get tired, there’s the beach and pool area.
Book it: ITC Luxury Travel has seven nights in a deluxe room from £3,545 including flights with British Airways from Gatwick.
01244 355 527
Australia: Southern Ocean Lodge
Why? High-rolling nature fans and foodies will love this exclusive gem on Kangaroo Island. With their terraces and majority glass fronts the 21 ocean-facing suites make the most of their dramatic cliff-clinging location. The food is excellent, as is the spa. Packages also include the chance to interact with everything from kangaroos to sea lions.
Book it: Austravel has a seven-night stay in the Flinders Suite from £4,995 during October, including a £28 spa voucher, £28 excursion voucher, flights from Heathrow and internal flights.
0800 988 4834
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