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Photos: Best Beachfront All-Inclusive Resorts that Fit Your Budget

The words "budget" and "beachfront" don't usually go together when it comes to all-inclusives, but these affordable resorts have prime locations right on the sand.

  1. Krystal Cancun makes the most of its Riviera Maya location: The pool runs lengthwise along the sand, and there's even a beachfront infinity whirlpool.

    (Courtesy Krystal Cancun)
  2. The 453 rooms at Krystal Cancun were renovated in December 2011 and and each one has a view of either the Caribbean Sea or Cancun Lagoon.

    (Courtesy Krystal Cancun)
  3. Krystal Cancun is in the heart of the Hotel Zone on Punta Cancun.

    (Courtesy Krystal Cancun)
  4. The Sunscape Dorado Pacifico in Ixtapa, Mexico, re-opened in November 2011 after a $10 million upgrade to all the rooms (including new furniture, flat-screen TVs, and fully renovated bathrooms).

    (Courtesy Majestic Colonial Sunscape Dorado Pacifico Ixtapa)
  5. There are only 285 rooms at the Sunscape Dorado Pacifico, but you'll find your options more typical of a much larger resort, including four bars and eight restaurants.

    (Courtesy Majestic Colonial Sunscape Dorado Pacifico Ixtapa)
  6. The Sunscape Dorado Pacifico is located on a sandy beach on quiet Playa del Palmar.

    (Courtesy Majestic Colonial Sunscape Dorado Pacifico Ixtapa)
  7. The 516 rooms at the Iberostar Costa Dorada in Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic, are located in thatch-roof buildings painted cheerful shades of yellow and purple.

    (Courtesy Iberostar Costa Dorada)
  8. The guest rooms at the Iberostar Costa Dorada were fully renovated in 2011 and have either a balcony or a terrace.

    (Courtesy Iberostar Costa Dorada)
  9. If you aren't content to just sit by the pool at the Iberostar Costa Dorada, there are activities all around the resort, from kayaking to archery.

    (Courtesy Iberostar Costa Dorada)
  10. Barceló Langosta Beach in Tamarindo, Costa Rica, is set on a secluded beach surrounded by rain forests and a national park.

    (Courtesy Barcelo Langosta Beach)
  11. The 134 rooms at Barceló Langosta Beach have views of the Pacific Ocean or the estuary of Las Baulas.

    (Courtesy Barcelo Langosta Beach)
  12. Barceló Langosta Beach is a low-key resort, with just two restaurants and a bar, plus a pool, a small casino and an amphitheater with daily entertainment.

    (Courtesy Barcelo Langosta Beach)
  13. Head out to Negril on the far western tip of Jamaica to find the lively ClubHotel Riu.

    (Courtesy Club Hotel Riu)
  14. There are 420 guest rooms at ClubHotel Riu.

    (Courtesy Club Hotel Riu)
  15. The place to be at ClubHotel Riu is by one of the umbrella-shaded loungers around the two gigantic pools (both are well over 3,000 square feet).

    (Courtesy Club Hotel Riu)
  16. Jolly Beach Resort & Spa in Antigua is great for those who want to get out on the turquoise water. Kayaks, windsurfers, and paddleboats are all at the ready and there are also two pools.

    (Courtesy Jolly Beach Resort)
  17. Jolly Beach Resort & Spa has five restaurants and a proper English tea is served every afternoon in the courtyard.

    (Courtesy Jolly Beach Resort)
  18. The 464 rooms at Jolly Beach Resort & Spa all have at least partial ocean views.

    (Courtesy Jolly Beach Resort)
  19. Paradise Island Harbour Resort in the Bahamas is on a private beach and has a large pool and three restaurants.

    (Courtesy Paradise Island Harbour Resort)
  20. At just 246 rooms, Paradise Island Harbour Resort is a fraction of the size of the 4,000-room Atlantis next door—and a fraction of the price.

    (Courtesy Paradise Island Harbour Resort)
  21. Kids will always be busy at Paradise Island Harbour Resort thanks to the kids' camp offering sand castle building and craft making, plus sports like pool volleyball and beach bowling.

    (Courtesy Paradise Island Harbour Resort)
  22. The Royal Decameron Golf Beach Resort & Villas does things big from its spot on a mile of secluded beach in Farallón, Panama.

    (Courtesy Royal Decameron Golf Beach Resort & Villas)
  23. The 1,170 rooms Royal Decameron Golf Beach Resort & Villas are in low-rise buildings and have views of the gardens or the Pacific.

    (Courtesy Royal Decameron Golf Beach Resort & Villas)
  24. There are eight pools at the Royal Decameron Golf Beach Resort & Villas, plus 10 restaurants and 11 bars.

    (Courtesy Royal Decameron Golf Beach Resort & Villas)

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