What do a luxurious country home in the Vermont highlands, a wildlife reserve in Kenya, and a private island in Tahiti have in common? All of them are home to opulent all-inclusive resorts.
The majority of these resorts provide lodging, food, drinks, and activities. Many are upscale, low-impact eco-resorts that place a strong emphasis on sustainability and conservation. Others pamper visitors in lavish villas on some of the world’s most stunning islands, from over-the-water bungalows on one of Fiji’s top islands to eco-chic nature resorts in Indonesia. Some resorts are among the most costly in the world, while others are quite affordable and contain everything, including activities.
You can leave your worries—and your wallet—at home since all of these resorts, whether they are in the Caribbean or Kenya, provide individualized attention, luxurious touches, and all-inclusive pricing.
1. Nihi Sumba Island, Indonesia
The former surfing haven of Nihi Sumba Island tops rankings of the greatest beach resorts in the world because it is eco-friendly and breathtaking. On the distant Indonesian island of Sumba, which is roughly an hour’s flight from Bali, it rules over a wild and unspoiled stretch of shoreline that is surrounded by palm trees.
The resort’s motto, “The Edge of Wildness,” fits the setting perfectly. More than 2.5 kilometers of white-sand beach, with superb surfing, fishing, and snorkeling, beckon beneath the cliffs below the resort, which is tucked away within a natural reserve. There are no televisions in this place; only the fresh coastal breezes, island activities, nice and welcoming personnel, and breathtaking sea vistas.
With their high thatched ceilings that peak out amid the palms and expansive ocean vistas, the 33 air-conditioned villas wonderfully capture the spirit of this tropical getaway. They offer with amenities including spacious living rooms, private plunge pools, outdoor baths, and first-rate butler service. Configurations range from one to five bedrooms. Families may book a three-story treehouse that is charmingly eccentric.
You can go horseback riding on the beach (the resort has an equestrian center), sign up for visits to nearby villages, discover hidden waterfalls, mountain bike, go on a Land Rover safari, visit a chocolate factory, or unwind at the beach club and pool if you can drag yourself away from the villa and beach with its fantastic surfing, diving, and fishing.
Start a day-long Spa Safari with various treatments and nutritious lunches for the ultimate in indulgence. There is also free yoga every day in a pavilion with a view of the ocean.
All meals, snacks, and certain beverages and activities are included in the rates. Children are welcome, and a portion of the revenue from your stay will go toward the Sumba Foundation’s community initiatives, which will provide local communities with fresh water, healthcare, and communal farms so you may live luxuriously while also doing good.