All-inclusive holidays can be a great way to experience a far off destination. It takes a lot of the stress away from planning a trip, especially if you want to go to a new place, or a country that speaks a different language. Usually, an all-inclusive trip will include airfare, hotel, meals, and even activities or excursions.
And while you might not save money compared to planning each component of a trip yourself (although there are great deals out there that WILL save you some cash), you save in sanity, and that is worth a lot when it comes to a relaxing holiday!
From cruises to budget resorts to luxury private island retreats, there is an all-inclusive package for everyone. They vary in length of stay and level of service and amenities, but don’t think you can’t enjoy the all-inclusive experience just because you are on a tight budget. The advantage is in knowing that your trip is paid for when you arrive!
Cruise ships and resorts alike provide many activities for families, parents, and kids. There are activities that families can enjoy together, and arrangements can be made for the kids to hang out with other kids and play games, do crafts, even go for a swim while their parents have a little fun on their own.
Planning a trip can be overwhelming, especially when faced with the idea of not only trying to figure out what excursions and activities you want to do, but also trying to fit them in to your travel schedule. All-inclusive resorts have a set menu of scheduled activities that you choose, and they take care of the rest. It is a perfect opportunity to do something you’ve never done before! Of course, you can always choose to go off on your own for some fun, but that probably will not be included in the all-inclusive price.
You have more options than you think when it comes to an all-inclusive holiday. Thanks to the increase in popularity of the all-inclusive vacation in recent years, there are more than just Caribbean and Mexican destinations to choose from. Visit Greece, Spain, Egypt, and even Turkey and experience exotic sights, cultures, and cuisines.
While there are plenty of family-friendly all-inclusive deals out there, there are just as many resorts whose aim is adult-only fun. Whether you are planning a destination wedding and want to extend your trip with a romantic honeymoon, or you are just looking for some romantic time away, there are plenty of adults-only resorts that offer quiet and secluded beaches, romantic restaurants, and fun daytime and nighttime activities.
All-inclusive holidays are a great way to take the stress out of planning a trip, or to experience a new and unfamiliar place, no matter your travel taste or budget!
Room only/Self-catering: Occasionally hotels will offer rooms on a room only basis. This does not however always mean that the room will have facilities to prepare your own meals. Rooms which do have these facilities are usually described as Self Catering and more often than not are an apartment style room.
Bed and breakfast: stays in hotels on a bed and breakfast will receive breakfast each morning.
Half board: stays in hotels on a half board basis will receive breakfast and dinner for the duration of their stay.
Full board: full board guests will receive breakfast, lunch and dinner during their stay.
All-inclusive: guests will receive breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks throughout the day and drinks (local beers, wines and soft drinks unless otherwise stated).