Before we get into the details, what is the definition of an all-inclusive resort? Well basically it’s a resort that charges you a flat fee for all the services including your stay, food and activities you do during your holiday.
In some cases, an all-inclusive resort may not include certain activities in the package or may not include all activities. When you look for the best family friendly resort for your trip, you must ask them what is and is not included in their all-inclusive package, so that you don’t get any nasty surprises when you receive the bill at the end of your stay!
Other than this, service charges, such as laundry and tips tend not to be included in packages, but that aside, all-inclusive resorts are heavily in demand due to the benefits they provide particularly as you pretty much know what your holiday is going to cost and can budget accordingly.
Let’s say your budget is $200 per day to cover all expenses. If you book a hotel for $100, you cannot be sure if the remaining $100 will be enough for decent food and the activities you would like to do and there is always the risk of spending over your budget. But when you book an all-inclusive resort, this is not something you need to worry about.
Say for example, you pay a fixed amount of $200 per day that allows you to not only stay at the resort, but also includes your food and activities at the resort. You know you will be able to easily stay within your budget without any worries and will inevitably enjoy your holiday more.
But things can still go wrong if you do not pay attention to the details. So, let’s have a look at things to consider when choosing an all-inclusive resort.
This is what you should be clear about. Just because it says in the brochure or on the website the resort is ‘all inclusive’ it does not always mean everything is included.
It is well worth getting clarification about all that is included in the cost. For example, the package may include access to the private beach but activities at the beach may not be included. By being careful you should be able to find the resort that fits your needs but be prepared to do a bit of research.
Size and location of the resort
The size of the resort is very important, especially when you’re on a romantic getaway. You and your partner won’t love it if it’s too small and there is nothing to explore and may get a little frustrating after a few days. Whilst most resorts tend to be on the large size, you can find some small ones, so make sure you are clear about what type of resort you are looking for your romantic getaway.
Secondly, choosing the right location is key an enjoyable holiday. Just imagine living in the middle of the city where there is pollution and noise. A resort is all about peace and quiet and blissful serenity, so you should pick one that offers this. Moreover, it should be close to the main attractions for you, such as the beach or swimming pool, so that you do not have to travel very far when you want to go to the beach.
Look for a resort that offers multiple activities such as a variety of water sports, which may include sailing, surfing, windsurfing or jet skiing. It can also be fun to ride on paddleboards or go snorkelling with your loved one. Some resorts even offer off-roading and other types of motorsports.
The most important thing though, is to make sure that there are plenty of experts on hand to offer guidance, as some of the sports can be dangerous if you are a novice.
Privacy is very important when you are on holiday with your partner, so do make sure this can be guaranteed at the resort of your choice before you make your booking.
How to find details
And finally, it’s well worth spending some time studying the resort’s website and how to find them details, so you know exactly where you are going. You can also call the resort or write to them to get any answers to questions you may have. It is also a good idea to read some of the online reviews to see what others think about the place. These reviews are usually pretty honest and can help you to make your decision as to where to go.