Winter vacations: 4 all-inclusive trips to plan now

The winter chill is just getting started, so it’s time to plan your escape from New York. And if you’ve ruled out an all-inclusive vacation because you envision wristband-wearing tourists swigging watered down mixed drinks at the swim-up bar of a run-down resort, then think again. New and improved all-inclusive hotels are cost-efficient travel solutions for singles, couples and families alike that are often decked out with upscale accommodations and gourmet food and drinks galore. Here are our all-inclusive picks for your next warm weather getaway.

TRACY E. HOPKINS. Special to amNewYork