El Morro Fortress, San Juan, Puerto Rico

Explore Paradise: Best Places to Visit Without a US Passport


Are you itching to explore exotic locales but don’t have a US passport? Fear not! There are plenty of incredible destinations you can visit without a US passport. Whether you’re craving tropical beaches, bustling cities, or serene countryside, there’s a world of adventure waiting for you.

Best Places to Visit Without a US Passport

Here’s a guide to some of the best places to visit without a US passport, along with recommendations for resorts and hotels that will make you feel like you’re a world away from home. Yes, that means they even offer all-inclusive options!

1. Puerto Rico

As a territory of the United States, Puerto Rico (image above showcases Puerto Rico) offers all the comforts and conveniences of home without the need for a passport. Explore the vibrant streets of Old San Juan, soak up the sun on pristine beaches, or venture into the lush rainforests of El Yunque National Forest. For a luxurious stay, check out the Dorado Beach, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve, where you can indulge in world-class amenities and breathtaking ocean views.

If you are looking for an all-inclusive stay, we recommend the Wyndham Grand Rio Mar Puerto Rico Golf & Beach Resort that is situated on a picturesque stretch of beach in Rio Grande, this resort offers all-inclusive packages that include access to multiple dining options, recreational activities, and amenities such as pools, golf courses, and a spa.

If you like to visit museums, the Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico, located in the heart of San Juan, is a must-visit for art enthusiasts and history buffs alike. Housed in a stunning neoclassical building, the museum showcases a diverse collection of Puerto Rican art spanning from the 17th century to the present day.

2. U.S. Virgin Islands

Another US territory in the Caribbean, the US Virgin Islands is a paradise for beach lovers and water sports enthusiasts. St. Thomas, St. John, and St. Croix each offer their own unique charms, from historic sites to stunning coral reefs. Treat yourself to a stay at The Ritz-Carlton, St. Thomas, where you can enjoy impeccable service, gourmet dining, and access to a private beach.

St. John US Virgin Island

All-inclusive resorts are relatively scarce in the US Virgin Islands, but there are still properties that offer comprehensive packages such as The Buccaneer, St. Croix. While not strictly all-inclusive, The Buccaneer offers meal plans that can be added to your stay, providing access to multiple dining venues and options for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

3. Guam

Located in the western Pacific Ocean, Guam is an unincorporated territory of the United States known for its beautiful beaches, rich Chamorro culture, and duty-free shopping. Spend your days snorkeling in crystal-clear waters, exploring ancient ruins, or hiking through lush jungles. For a luxurious escape, book a room at the Dusit Thani Guam Resort, where you can unwind in elegant accommodations and dine on gourmet cuisine overlooking Tumon Bay.

Talofofo falls in Guam

Guam has a few resorts that offer all-inclusive packages, allowing guests to enjoy a worry-free vacation, such as the Sheraton Laguna Guam Resort. This beachfront resort offers all-inclusive packages that include meals at on-site restaurants, unlimited beverages, recreational activities, and access to amenities such as pools, a fitness center, and water sports equipment.

4. Northern Mariana Islands

Just north of Guam lies the Northern Mariana Islands, another US territory with a laid-back island vibe. Saipan, the largest island, boasts stunning beaches, historic World War II sites, and vibrant coral reefs teeming with marine life. Treat yourself to a stay at the Kensington Hotel Saipan, where you can relax in style amidst lush gardens and panoramic ocean views.

Northern Mariana Islands

Similar to Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands have resorts that offer all-inclusive options such as the Hyatt Regency Saipan. This luxurious beachfront resort offers all-inclusive packages that cover meals at on-site restaurants, beverages, recreational activities, and access to amenities such as pools, a spa, and a fitness center. Hyatt also offers military discounts for veterans and active military.  

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5. American Samoa

For a truly off-the-beaten-path adventure, head to American Samoa, a remote US territory in the South Pacific. Explore rugged coastline, pristine rainforests, and traditional Polynesian villages, or dive into the crystal-clear waters of the National Marine Sanctuary of American Samoa. Stay at the Sadie’s by the Sea in Pago Pago for a comfortable and welcoming home base as you explore this unique destination.

Pago Pago Hill View over the Island

While all-inclusive resorts are not common in American Samoa, some accommodations offer meal plans or packages that include certain amenities such as Sadie’s by the Sea, Pago Pago. While not strictly all-inclusive, Sadie’s by the Sea offers packages that may include meals, airport transfers, and guided tours, allowing guests to customize their experience according to their preferences.

Before booking, it’s always a good idea to check with the resort directly to confirm the details of their all-inclusive packages and ensure they meet your needs and preferences for a worry-free vacation.

Explore Paradise: Best Places to Visit Without a US Passport


You don’t need a US passport to experience the beauty and excitement of the world beyond your doorstep. From the sunny shores of the Caribbean to the remote islands of the Pacific, there are plenty of incredible destinations to explore without leaving the comforts of home. So pack your bags, book your ticket, and get ready for the adventure of a lifetime!

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