Seeking a tropical getaway but can’t get vaccinated? While your options may be limited that doesn’t mean you can’t jet off to a warm weather, beach locale and enjoy plenty of luxuries at an all-inclusive resort. Travel across the globe is becoming easier with the lifting of restrictions and there are several countries that only require a negative COVID-19 test, or in some cases, just a short health questionnaire.
As it can be difficult to pinpoint the best options, we’ve taken care of that for you, with these top-notch all-inclusive resorts all accessible to the unvaccinated.
To visit the Bahamas, unvaccinated travelers are required to take a COVID-19 PCR test within 72 hours of their arrival date, while Rapid Antigen tests are accepted for those who are fully vaccinated.
You’ll need to fill out a Bahamas Travel Health Visa application and opt for the health insurance that will cover the duration of your stay, up to one month, which is included in the fee.
Coral Rooms at Atlantis
Atlantis on Paradise Island is one of the most famous resorts in the Bahamas, and the Coral Rooms are among the most popular for families.
All are spacious and most include private balconies with views of the aquamarine sea. But it’s the amenities that make the Coral Tower such a great pick, complete with 11 pools, a 200-million-gallon water park with a lazy river and a series of thrilling slides.
There’s even an area for swimming with dolphins. It’s all about family-friendly entertainment, making even picky teens happy with a special club just for them. Plus, it’s located near Marina Village, providing easy access to a wide range of restaurants and shops.
Small Hope Bay Lodge
If you’re looking for an intimate resort providing affordable luxury far from the crowds with plenty to do, Small Hope Bay Lodge is ideal. Located on Andros, the largest and least populated island in the Bahamas, you’ll enjoy what feels like your own island paradise.
Accommodation is in beachfront cabins with one- and two-bedroom options while watersports rentals, diving lessons, food, drink, and more are all included.
Those who love watersports will really like it here as it sits at the edge of the world’s third-largest barrier reef, catering to snorkelers and divers with unrivaled marine life. When it comes to dining it’s hard to beat too, with everything from fresh Andros fare, including locally caught fish and lobster, to international cuisine.
To enter Jamaica, both unvaccinated and vaccinated travelers will need to present a negative COVID-19 test (PCR or Rapid Antigen) taken within 72 hours of arrival along with an approved Jamaica Ministry of Health Travel Authorization that is completed online.
Beaches Negril Resort & Spa
Set along Seven Mile Beach, Beaches was designed to please guests of all ages. There are three pools, a water park, kids’ camp, and a game room just for teens. Parents will appreciate the chance to relax in the lavish spa while the younger ones are having a good time.
There’s lots to do together too, including a mini-golf course, bonfires on the beach, snorkel trip, parasailing, and kayaking.
Unlimited food and drinks can be enjoyed at 10 different restaurants while the wide range of accommodation options can fit families of nearly every size, including a three-bedroom that sleeps up to a dozen guests.
Iberostar Rose Hall
Boasting a prime spot in Montego Bay right on the sand, Iberostar Rose Hall is the least expensive of the Iberostar hotels within the complex, yet its amenities are on par with the others.
If you don’t mind outdated décor, you can enjoy the massive infinity-edge pool with direct views of the beach and the sea, watersports, a kids’ club, theater, four restaurants and four bars, all for a rather budget-friendly price. It shares a spa with the other properties along with shops, a casino, and nightclub.
Every room has a furnished balcony and there are options for adjoining rooms for additional space.
All visitors to Saint Lucia five years of age and older regardless of vaccination status are required to take a COVID-19 PCR test within five days of arrival. An online travel registration form for all travelers must be submitted to receive authorization to enter as well.
Windjammer Landing Villa Beach Resort
While many resorts on Saint Lucia cater to honeymooners and other romance-seekers, families looking for plenty of privacy and space will appreciate Windjammer Landing.
Nestled in the mountainside along its own stretch of private beach, offering magnificent views of the Caribbean, there are many different options, from standard rooms to a four-bedroom villa with a full kitchen and private pool. No matter what the price point or size, all offer sea views.
Despite the tranquil vibe, you’ll find lots to do. Set up like a village, there are six pools, an excellent watersports program that includes everything from sailing to diving and snorkeling, a luxe spa, and multiple restaurants serving Caribbean, Mediterranean, and BBQ dishes, plus three bars.
Coconut Bay Beach Resort
Located on the island’s exotic south coast, Coconut Bay Beach Resort is like two resorts within one, dividing the rooms into Splash, a section for families, with Harmony for adults only.
All have furnished balconies and face the Caribbean, pools, and grounds. With he best views from the higher-floor Premium Ocean View or Concierge Ocean View rooms.
The resort sits on a gorgeous mile-long beach and includes five pools and a water park with waterslides and a lazy river.
Parents with little ones can take advantage of the outstanding kids’ club while trying out windsurfing, hitting the ball around on the tennis court, or relaxing at the acclaimed spa. A la carte restaurants, premium liquor, and even transfers from the airport are included.
There are no vaccination requirements or COVID tests necessary to enter Mexico although there may be a brief health screening such as a questionnaire and/or temperature check.
Hyatt Ziva Cancun
One of Mexico’s top all-inclusive resorts, the Hyatt Ziva Cancun hosts nearly 550 rooms. Guests can enjoy an adults-only stay in the Turquoise Tower, which comes with access to its own rooftop infinity pool, with the rest of the property family-friendly, offering something for all.
It boasts two soft, powdery white sand beaches, widely regarded as the best in Cancun, complimentary non-motorized watersports, large infinity pools, a dolphin habitat, seven restaurants, a café, and multiple bars.
Entertainment can be enjoyed throughout the day and live music is hosted in the evening.
Other notable features include an elegant spa with a free hydrotherapy area, a beauty salon, and a world-class fitness center with complimentary fitness classes and personal trainers. Families will appreciate the kids’ and teens’ clubs.
Dreams Tulum Resort & Spa
For those who want to get away from the party atmosphere of Cancun, spending time on uncrowded beaches with mesmerizing turquoise waters, and perhaps explore Mayan ruins, Dreams is a great choice.
Nestled in the jungle on a peaceful beachfront with white, white sands, a wide range of water sports are on offer, including fantastic snorkeling, and there are two pools that face the sea. A long list of restaurants, a spa offering unique treatments like wine therapy, art shows, and nightly entertainment are all included. In fact, even the temazcal with a cenote hosts ceremonies at no cost, rare to find here.
The property has a club for the kids with a water park and rock climbing wall, while the Core Zone for teens has both table and video games. While there are many different room options, all have a great list of amenities, including free minibars restocked daily, flat-screen satellite TVs with DVD players, and extra-spacious marble bathrooms with separate tubs and showers.