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Hotels and Resorts Plus Size Travelers Love

These resorts aim to create an inclusive experience for all guests, with accommodations and amenities larger people will appreciate.

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Secret's Moxché Playa Del Carmen
CARLOS BOLAÑOS/Secrets Moxché Playa Del Carmen
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If you’re planning your next vacation, you probably have a few items on your checklist. Beach destination? Check. Good food? Check. Family-friendly? Check. (Or maybe it’s adults only this time? Check.) Whatever’s on your list, sis, we hope your vacation dreams come true. If having a getaway in a size-inclusive environment is on your checklist, here are some ideas.

We’ve rounded up some resorts that plus-size travelers have given the stamp of approval for their welcoming, inclusive vibes and comfortable accommodations. You’ll find something for everyone, whether on a budget, splurging, planning a girls' trip or ready for that kid-free holiday.

The Catamaran Hotel, Falmouth, Antigua

Located in Falmouth Harbour in St. Paul’s, Antigua, the Catamaran Hotel provides a charming and affordable Caribbean getaway for solo travelers, couples, families and groups alike. The cozy resort has 14 rooms, each with an en-suite bathroom and kitchenette. The hotel opens up to a small private beach for all-day lounging, so it’s an ideal destination if you’re looking for low-key vacation vibes.

Fun Fact: in 2020, the property was the host hotel for the Discovery Plus TV series The Big Body Hotel, a show about body positivity. All accommodations and amenities implemented for the series — reinforced beds, spacious bathrooms, and size-inclusive beach chairs — remain. The hotel prides itself on being plus-size-friendly and strives to make all guests feel comfortable, valued and welcome.

Starting rate: $180 per night

Tigh-Na-Mara Seaside Spa Resort, British Columbia, Canada

Grotto Spa at Tigh-Na-Mara
Tigh-Na-Mara Seaside Spa Resort and Conference Center

Nature lovers and spa enthusiasts get the best of both worlds at Tigh-Na-Mara Seaside Spa Resort. Located in Parksville, British Columbia, on Vancouver Island, the picturesque resort sits on 22 acres of wooded land and has an intimate sandy beach. You’ll encounter various recreational activities and plenty of opportunities to lounge and take it easy, especially at the resort’s award-winning Grotto Spa.

Accommodations include cozy cottages, suites and bungalows with direct beach access. The resort has multiple inclusive features, including plus-size robes (which you can request at booking or when checking in), roomy tubs or walk-in showers in select guestrooms and size-inclusive seating. Whether you're looking for a family-friendly atmosphere, a nature-focused getaway or an indulgent spa retreat, you’ll find it at Tigh-Na-Mara Seaside Spa Resort.

Starting rate: $170 per night

Ojo Caliente Mineral Springs Resort & Spa, Ojo Caliente, New Mexico

If you’re looking for a restorative vacation, escape to Ojo Caliente Mineral Springs Resort & Spa in Ojo Caliente, N.M. As one of the country's oldest health spas and, according to their website, one of the only hot springs spa resorts featuring a combination of four sulfur-free mineral waters (arsenic, lithia, soda and iron), Ojo Caliente provides a unique and inclusive experience for all guests. Each stay includes unlimited access to communal soaking, sauna and steam room, including the day of check-in and check-out.

Lodgings include Southwest-inspired suites, charming cottages and even a vintage trailer. You’ll find rooms with accessibility features, size-inclusive robes and other amenities. The resort’s restaurant features seasonally inspired cuisine crafted with fresh local ingredients. “We welcome everybody and do our best to accommodate the needs of all guests,” says the resort’s director of marketing. The spa resort has been voted a top destination by Travel + Leisure for several consecutive years.

Starting rate: $239 per night

Secrets Moxché Playa del Carmen, Mexico

Secrets Moxché Playa del Carmen
CARLOS BOLAÑOS/Secrets Moxché Playa del Carmen

For a luxurious getaway, head to Secrets Moxché in Playa del Carmen, Mexico. The adults-only, all-inclusive resort will provide an unforgettable experience. Enjoy sandy beaches, relax at the spa, lounge at one of the seven pools or partake in the hotel's numerous activities. Each of the hotel’s 485 suites has lavish amenities and boasts a private balcony or terrace.

Throughout the resort, you’ll find features reflecting the hotel’s commitment to providing an inclusive environment for all travelers, including spacious restrooms and varied seating. “Should guests with limitations require special accommodations, the resort will provide personalized service to address guests' individual needs,” said a hotel representative. You probably won’t want to leave the resort, but if you do, there’s also plenty to do and see in the area.

Starting rate: $400 per person per night (all-inclusive)

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