4 Properties Reinventing the All-Inclusive Concept

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While traditional all-inclusive properties offer groups easy access to dining, activity and meeting options, they can sometimes fall short on the luxury feel that top execs expect.

That’s why these four properties throughout the Caribbean and Central America are combining both in an effort to redefine the all-inclusive concept. Their exclusive locations, indigenous décor and built-in team-building activities create a more authentic experience, while still making all-inclusive offerings available for an additional fee. Here’s how:

El Mangroove, Autograph Collection, Costa Rica

The bohemian-inspired design of this property ensures that attendees remember they’re in Costa Rica at every turn. Situated between a tropical forest lined with mangroves and one of the country’s best beaches along the Gulf of Papagayo, El Mangroove features indigenous decor influences alongside charming touches like in-room hammocks and showers lined with caña brava wood made from local sugarcane.

Santa Barbara Beach & Golf Resort, Curaçao

This resort stands out for its exclusive location on a private 27-acre plantation, complete with a luxury spa, four Hydrogrid clay tennis courts, a Pete Dye-designed golf course and an expansive white sandy beach that gives groups an island-within-an-island escape. Groups can even work in a complimentary guided hike, yoga or Pilates class in addition to iguana feedings.

The Landings Resort & Spa; St. Lucia

This all-suite property screams luxury with its private yacht marina and lush mountains in the backdrop. Situated along a beach on the shores of Rodney Bay, groups can choose from one-, two- and three-bedroom villa suites. This property’s added all-inclusive package even comes with unlimited non-motorized water sports as well as beach and pool ambassador service.

The Westin Playa Bonita; Panama City

Surrounded by tropical rainforests in a location a mere 15 minutes from downtown Panama City, this property combines the best of beachfront views and cosmopolitan outings. Plus, its activities ranging from stargazing to Spanish lessons can be integrated into any meeting.

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