29 Jun Top 10 All-Inclusive Resorts for Foodies
Forget the days of lukewarm buffets and simple tacos! All-Inclusive resorts are stepping up their game with international choices from gourmet chefs. From Cabo to Barbados, we name our top 10 favorite all-inclusive options for foodies.
1. Grand Velas, Riviera Maya
Grand Velas Resort in the Riviera Maya boasts chefs from all over the globe such as Spain, Italy, France, and Mexico. Options are endless including french cuisine at eatery Piaf to gourmet cupcakes by the pool. Our clients love Cocina de Auter, a classic gastropub led by Canadian Iron Chef 2014 champion Xavi Perez Stone.
2. Excellence Playa Mujeres
Prepare yourself for a culinary adventure when eating at any of the restaurants at Excellence Playa Mujeres. The resort serves creative and healthy cuisine such as gourmet shellfish dishes at the Lobster House. Another option suggested by is a taste of the Mediterranean at Barcelona. Here they serve up fresh paella, veal, tapas, beef, and seafood.
3. One&Only Palmilla, Los Cabos
Located on Pelican Beach, the One&Only holds their own against the impressive number of luxury resorts in Cabo according to Conde Naste Traveler. It is private and romantic, therefore it is perfect for honeymoons. Foodies will love the fresh food at restaurants such as Ceviche. This seafood and sushi restaurant also boasts an on-site Sake Sommelier. At SEARED, you can sample dishes created by Michelin-starred chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten. Specialty dishes include high-end steaks such as Wagyu A5 and Kobe Tomahawk.
4. Le Blanc Spa & Resort, Cancun
Foodies can enjoy international cuisine from 5 restaurants at this adults-only resort such as Lumiere. Here you can enjoy French fusion with a 7-course tasting menu. DA new option favored by Caribbean Journal is Blanc Asia for late-night noodles and sushi in a glam and romantic setting. If you aren’t sure what you’re in the mood for, choose Blanc International Chef’s Table where there are nightly cooking shows.
5. Zoetry Agua, Punta Cana
This boutique wellness resort has four restaurants serving organic, locally-grown fare for guests. Their unique dining portfolio includes restaurants such as Piragua, where Creole cuisine meets traditional Latin American dishes. Also noteworthy is Amaya, which serves up specials from around the world with a traditional Dominican spin. Conde Naste Traveler notes that Amaya is now open 24-hours a day!
6. Hyatt Ziva & Hyatt Zilara Rose Hall, Montego Bay
With ten restaurants throughout the complex, foodies will never grow bored of the options available. Half family-friendly (Hyatt Ziva) and half Adults-Only (Hyatt Zilara), this resort has everything for the pickiest eater to the adventurous taster. Options include Barefoot JerkZ which serves up traditional Jamaican Jerk BBQ from a beachside shake. Conde Naste Traveler suggests the Brazil Steakhouse as a unique option serving endless platters of shaved meats. Also noteworthy is the hot dog and burger cart for the kids plus shaved ice served all day long by the pool.
7. Azul Sensatori, Negril
As a Karisma property, Azul Sensatori in Negril offers their “Gourmet Inclusive” dining options throughout the resort. Don’t miss the Caribbean cuisine with Jamaican spices at eatery Ackee, or sample international cuisine at Palms Restaurant. Palms has an open kitchen and a la carte options, not to mention a spectacular view of 7 Mile Beach.
9. Sandals Barbados
The Sandals Resort in Barbados has 11 restaurants for foodies, varying from Butch’s Steakhouse to Bombay Club which serves up authentic Indian cuisine. Casual options are just as delicious, such as Dino’s Pizzeria Italiana for al fresco bites. For a break from the beach scene, there are options such as Merry Monkey Pub, a traditional British gastropub.
10. Sandals La Source, Grenada
Opened in 2014, Sandals La Source in Grenada has ten restaurants, all with their “Discover Dining” philosophy. Foodie favorites such as Le Jardinier are noted in an article published by Caribbean Journal. Le Jardinier means “the gardener” in French and the simple dishes on the menu reflect that. Don’t leave without sampling one (or three) of their homemade pastries. For a wilder bite, go for Teppanyaki at Kimonos. Kimonos serves up Far East Exotic dishes such as teriyaki beef, ginger chicken, and peppery shrimp all cooked to order in front of you by professional Teppanyaki chefs.
With so many resorts to choose from, it’s easy to get overwhelmed by pictures, online reviews, and overall information overload. Get in touch with an Enchanted Honeymoons travel agent today about all-inclusive packages in Mexico and the Caribbean! You can also reach us by phone at 402-281-3022.
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