Bring Fido to These All-Inclusive Resorts and Hotels

Posted by Erin Ballinger

This article was updated in May 2021.

All-inclusive resorts and hotels are perfect for travelers who like sticking to their holiday allotment and don’t want to worry about the added expenses of à la carte dining and activity charges. Whether you’re booking a family vacation, solo retreat, friends' trip or romantic getaway, these hassle-free getaways are ideal for travelers on any size budget. While pets have been a rarity in the past, more properties are welcoming furry friends each year. Here are six dog-friendly all-inclusive resorts and hotels, ranging from upscale to affordable, that allow Fido to put away his wallet, too.

1. Fairmont Mayakoba

Playa del Carmen, MX
The all-inclusive Fairmont Mayakoba welcomes you to Mexico! Photo by @mayakoba_rus

If you and Fido are looking for a tropical getaway, catch the next flight to Cancun and book a stay at the dog-friendly Fairmont Mayakoba. Located on Mexico’s Riviera Maya, the resort is nestled in a tropical jungle yet surrounded by the Caribbean Sea on one side and a crystal-clear lagoon on the other. While the entire property is connected by waterways, it also has designated areas just for dog walking. Guests can enjoy unlimited dining and premium alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages from the six on-site bars and restaurants. The latter includes two AAA Four-Diamond restaurants, El Puerto and Las Brisas, that serve upscale Mexican cuisine. The hotel offers bird-watching tours and catamaran tours, and has a wide range of water sports, activities and facilities to keep guests busy. Spa treatments and off-site excursions are available for additional fees.

The Fairmont Mayakoba welcomes two small pets (cats or dogs) up to 25 lbs for an additional fee of $25 USD per pet, per night. All-inclusive nightly rates start at $584 USD.

2. Blackberry Farm

Knoxville, TN
Meet the truffle dogs of Blackberry Farm. Photo by Kreis Beall and Heather Anne Thomas

Fido-loving foodies need to add Blackberry Farm to their bucket lists. This 4,200-acre culinary estate just outside of Great Smoky Mountains National Park is famous for its James Beard Award-winning restaurant, heirloom garden, brewery and scenic location. Your canine companion will be welcomed with house-made dog biscuits, ceramic food and water bowls, special towels for muddy paws, and balls for a game of fetch, all waiting for him in the room. Crates and dog beds are also available by request.

Days start with a hearty breakfast of biscuits and gravy and farm-fresh eggs. After, you and your pup can stroll the estate grounds, but if you’d like to teach your dog a few new tricks, call the front desk to book an appointment with Jim Sanford. The resident truffle dog trainer can share his dog-training tips, help solve common canine behavior problems and introduce you to Blackberry Farm’s Lagotto Romagnolo truffle dogs. Fido can also participate in self-guided hikes, geocaching, garden tours, and paddle sports (don’t forget to bring a doggy life jacket!). You and can your pup can even take a Lexus out for a test drive. Request boxed lunches and find an idyllic spot to picnic with your pup. At the end of the day, enjoy a gourmet Appalachian farm-to-table dinner at an outdoor table with sunset views and your best friend by your side.

Blackberry Farm accepts dogs for an additional $250 fee per stay. All-inclusive nightly rates start at $845. Alcohol isn’t included in the price tag, but lodging, three meals daily and some activities are.

3. Zoëtry Montego Bay

Montego Bay, JM
Small dogs are welcome at Zoetry Wellness & Spa Resorts. Photo by AMResorts

Bring Fido to the only dog-friendly all-inclusive resort in Jamaica. At Zoëtry Montego Bay, your furry friend will be given loaner food and water bowls, a Zoëtry Resorts-themed dog bed, toys and a towel. Dogs will also be welcomed as VIPs at on-site restaurants with an outdoor dining area (Jerky Jo’s, Coyaba, Coco Cafe and Canoa) and given a fresh water bowl. Guests will be more than satisfied with the organic dining options, 24-hour room service, and unlimited top-shelf liquor. Activities at the resort include a motorized snorkeling tour, shopping excursions to The Shops at Rose Hall, a 20-minute wellness experience, and Club Mobay VIP airport club access. Zoëtry Wellness & Spa Resorts has other dog-friendly properties in the Caribbean, including Zoëtry Paraiso de la Bonita Riviera Maya, Zoetry Villa Rolandi Isla Mujeres, and Zoëtry Agua Punta Cana.

Zoëtry Montego Bay welcomes small dogs up to 22 lbs for no additional fee. All-inclusive nightly rates start at $532 USD.

4. Breathless Punta Cana Resort & Spa

Punta Cana, DO
"This place takes my breath away!" Photo by @breathlessresorts

Treat yourself and your pooch to a relaxing Caribbean getaway at Breathless Punta Cana Resort & Spa, an adults-only resort in the Dominican Republic. Fido will be welcomed with loaner food and water bowls, a Breathless Resorts-themed dog bed, toys and a towel. Canine VIPs will also be welcomed with a fresh water bowl at any restaurants with outdoor dining. Guests will appreciate the Unlimited-Luxury® all-inclusive option that includes all meals and drinks at 10 restaurants and 8 bars, hip ambience, gambling at the on-site casino, lazing or partying at four pools, and a variety of water sports at the beach.

Jet-setting pups are also allowed at sister properties Breathless Riviera Cancun Resort & Spa, Breathless Cabo San Lucas Resort & Spa, and Breathless Montego Bay Resort & Spa. Dog-friendly rooms are available on a limited basis, and pets require prior approval.

Breathless Punta Cana welcomes one dog up to 22 lbs for no additional fee. Nightly rates start at $309 USD.

5. The Resort at Paws Up

Greenough, MT
"Who brought the hot dogs?" Photo by BringFido

Escape the bustle of everyday life at The Resort at Paws Up. This all-inclusive, luxurious Montana ranch provides first-class service and dog-friendly accommodations ranging from impressive cabins to sprawling lodges. Enjoy unplugging in a rustic forest setting that overlooks picturesque creeks, mountains and meadows. Fido won’t feel as though he’s “ruffing” it at this dude ranch, either! Furry guests are greeted with a welcome note from the owners’ dog, Coco, and provided with a plush dog bed and food bowls. Treats, a tennis ball, and a hiking trail map round out the amenities for your tail-wagger.

Spend hours hiking or skijoring in Big Sky Country with your leashed canine companion on the resort’s miles of dog-friendly trails (he can also join you on guided hikes). These very trails host the annual Canine Classic, a marathon for two- and four-legged participants benefitting the Humane Society of Western Montana. Accept the challenge of a 2-mile walk, a 5-mile run or a half-marathon, followed by a pup-friendly barbecue meal with live music. The night prior to the marathon, dogs and their owners can buy tickets to the Wine & Bitch Dinner, an event where pups play in an indoor arena while their parents feast on gourmet cuisine. You’ll need to book early if you want to stay during this “pupular" event or during the holiday season, but the resort is a great spot to vacation with Fido any time of the year.

The Resort at Paws Up welcomes dogs for an additional fee of $50 per pet, per night. All-inclusive nightly rates start at $510 per person, per night.

6. OLEO Cancun Playa All-Inclusive

Cancun, MX
Fido can enjoy some beach time at OLEO Cancun Playa. Photo by OLEO Cancun Playa

Also in Mexico, OLEO Cancun Playa All-Inclusive caters to dog owners looking to have some fun in the sun. Located directly on the white sands of Cancun’s hotel zone, the boutique hotel’s simple all-white decor gives you stunning views of turquoise Caribbean waters framed by picture windows. OLEO Cancun Playa spoils pets and their owners from the very start. Dogs and cats are greeted with "Pet-It" amenities including treats, food and water bowls, and a doggy mat or bed. Human guests are met with a welcome cocktail and hand reflexology massages upon arrival.

Spend the day strolling along the beach with your pup before it gets too hot. After, enjoy a poolside meal and margarita at the casual restaurant El Botanero or Mexican-Peruvian fare served buffet-style at Almar. For dinner, sample Mediterranean cuisine in a romantic setting at Azul or family-style Japanese cuisine at Hakka. You can also stay in your room, order room service, and play with your pup. Activities include non-motorized water sports, tennis and use of the fitness center.

Oleo Cancun Playa All-Inclusive allows small pets up to 20 lbs for an additional fee of $50 USD per pet, per night. All-inclusive nightly rates start at $267 USD.

Have you taken your dog to an all-inclusive resort? Leave a comment or tweet us @BringFido!

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