11/22/2010 08:34 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Top 10 All-Inclusive Beach Resorts (PHOTOS)

How will you ever achieve that perfect full-body tan if your hand is constantly reaching into your pocket? That's why's editors have rounded up a list of 10 great-value, all-inclusive beach resorts in the Caribbean and Mexico, where the focus is on the sun, surf, and sand - not on opening up your wallet. Tallying up all of those "extras" (like meals, tips, cocktails, and activities) can be a real buzzkill on your happy-go-lucky vacation, so why not down at one of these all-inclusive gems instead, where nightly rates start from as little as $124 per person, per night - and never more than $250 - and that's during the winter high season (go in shoulder or low season and snag even better bargains)! After all, that soft sand is no place for hard cash!

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Top 10 All-Inclusive Beach Resorts