All Inclusive = boring buffets, right? Wrong. Our collection of hotels is full of fancy spots kitted out with foodie favourites, from fine dining options to more à la carte restaurants than you can shake a sandwich at. So, if it’s culinary experiences you’re after, our All Inclusive resorts will deliver. Now, without further ado, let’s bust the buffet myth – these top picks will leave you wanting to be our guest…
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1. Louis Phaethon Beach Club
This place might be slap-bang in the middle of Paphos, in Cyprus, but you’d be forgiven for thinking you’d teleported to Austria in the hotel’s classy Viennese-style café. This themed spot sets the scene with streetlamp-inspired lighting, marble tabletops and twinkling chandeliers. And, on the menu, you’ll find a selection of fresh pastries and a range of coffees fit for a connoisseur. You can even opt for an iced cup of joe, if you’re feeling the Cyprus heat.
Meanwhile, for meals, the Louis Phaethon Beach Club lines up a buffet, which switches themes every night of the week – you might tuck in to a carvery dinner one night and a seafood special on the next. And, at lunch, buffets at the Helios pool bar and the al fresco Chinese spot are on offer.
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2. LUX* Belle Mare
This pad takes the title of ‘luxury hotel’ to the next level. And that goes for its food scene, as well as its glam rooms. The Mixe buffet restaurant serves up charcoal-grilled Mauritian and international favourites. Plus, you’ll find specialist sections including a curry corner and a teppanyaki spot. Meanwhile, for Chinese fare, try Duck Laundry. This place is as quirky as its name, expect to see chefs stretching noodles by flinging them round like skipping ropes, and keep an eye out for the famous Peking duck station, too.
Want to take your dining experience to the next level? Book a table at Amari by Vineet. This Indianrestaurant’s menu is designed by Michelin-starred chef Vineet Bhatia. Here, you can try contemporary Indian dishes with a five-star twist – think tasting menus featuring the likes of chicken marinated in octopus ink and tandoori salmon. You’re all set for coffee at this place, too. At Café LUX*, speciality coffees, including cold press and nitro coffees, are poured out. What’s more, the hotel has its own blend of beans, which are roasted and ground onsite. You can visit the roasting rooms on a behind-the-scenes coffee tour, if you fancy.
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3. The Grand Palladium Punta Cana Resort & Spa
If it’s variety you’re after, this Dominican Republic hotel is just the ticket. Along with your stay here, you also get access to the restaurants at its sister hotels, which sit on the same site. All in all, the total tots up to an impressive 13 restaurants, serving everything from tapas to Argentinian steaks – five of them are buffet numbers, complete with show cooking stations, and eight are à la cartes.
Book in to Portofino, an Italian restaurant, and you’ll get to pick from a menu of freshly baked pizza and homemade pasta. Thanks to its beach location, your dinner will be served with a side of sea views. In Bamboo, meanwhile, Asian and Indian flavours are fused and dished up. And, when you’ve eaten your fill, we’re not exaggerating when we say you’re spoilt for choice for after-dinner drinks – there are 19 bars on offer.
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4. Pueblo Bonito Sunset Beach Golf and Spa
This Los Cabos hotel’s bevy of 12 restaurants makes it a sure-fire foodie favourite. For breakfasts, lunches and dinners, the Mare Nostrum buffet restaurant is your go-to. If you’re a fan of Asian food, the Zao Shen Asian Kitchen serves up Chinese, Thai and Malaysian eats, and Tazuna specialises in Japanese fare. Rather go local? Las Palomas specialises in Mexican food and every table in the dining room comes paired with a sea view. If you’re travelling without tots in tow – pay adults-only LaFrida a visit.
A dozen restaurants not enough to make your tummy rumble? This place has an ace up its sleeve – the Market at Quivira. This huge food hall features everything from artisan sandwich bars and Parisian crêpe cafés, to ice-cream serving spots that’ll have you feeling like you’ve taken a quick trip to Rome.
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5. TUI MAGIC LIFE Fuerteventura
A quartet of restaurants make up this hotel’s food scene. The Magico buffet restaurant kicks thing off. Here, you can say goodbye to boring brekkies and switch your cereal for smoked salmon and a flute of fizz. Having said that, cereal fans don’t need to worry – there’s a solid selection on offer, too. It’s open for lunch and dinner, as well – if you’re on a health kick, you’ll love the Green Fit corner, which specialises in nutritious dishes.
The Bodega restaurant deals in local eats, so you can get a proper taste of Fuerteventura’s food specialities. If you want to go international, you can book a spot at The Flavour restaurant. This place’s menu focuses on the five TUI MAGIC LIFE countries – Spain, Greece, Turkey, Egypt and Tunisia. The hotel’s street food place is bang on trend, too. And, if you’re the type to get peckish at all hour, no fear – the Wunderbar is open around the clock.
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