All inclusive holidays are the most popular choice for holidaymakers on a budget who want their money to go as far as possible. When you book an all inclusive holiday, not only is all your food and drink paid for in advance, you can indulge as much as you like knowing it’s not going to cost you a penny extra. Sound good? Read on to find out more about why all inclusive is the smartest way to travel!
Why go all inclusive?
Generally speaking, an all inclusive holiday is the easiest way to get great value for money on your package holiday. Although at first glance an all inclusive board basis can look like the most expensive option, in many cases it’s only slightly higher than a half board or B&B deal and includes so much more.
An all inclusive holiday is also the best way to stay in control of your money if you’re on a tight budget. Because all your essentials are covered in the price you pay before you go on holiday, you minimise the risk of overspending while in resort.
Most importantly, all inclusive is easy! All inclusive means that you don’t have to constantly carry money, you don’t have to worry about where to get your next meal, and you don’t have to organise your own entertainment unless you want to. Everything is taken care of in your hotel resort, so you can focus on having a relaxing holiday.
What is included?
Aside from your flights and hotel, an all inclusive holiday will at the very least cover three meals a day, soft drinks and local alcoholic drinks for your whole holiday, but this is by no means all you can benefit from. You can often expect to get snacks and ice creams included as part of your all inclusive package, and access to hotel facilities such as the gym, evening entertainment or watersports with no extra charge.
In terms of meals you will often be limited to the buffet restaurant, but all inclusive packages are getting increasingly flexible and higher quality hotels or packages will often grant you access to the à la carte restaurants for at least one night of your stay if not more. Imported wines, beers and spirits usually cost extra, but again what’s included in your all inclusive holiday can vary depending on which company you book with or the ‘level’ of package you choose, so make sure you know exactly what you’re getting before you commit.
Is all inclusive right for you?
If you’re on a limited budget or often accidentally overspend while on holiday, then all inclusive is perfect for you. Because all your meals and drinks are paid for before you arrive, you can indulge to your heart’s content without picking up any extra charges.
An all inclusive holiday is ideal for those who want to be kept entertained without straying far from their hotel. Depending on the level of all inclusive package you book, you will often be able to make use of hotel facilities such as gyms, sports courts, spas and watersports free of charge. This way you can keep busy without leaving your resort!
All inclusive is particularly popular with families, for whom the costs of keeping children fed and entertained can quickly stack up. If you choose a good package you can rest easy knowing that your kids can enjoy all the drinks and snacks they want through the day without you having to reach for your wallet. An all inclusive package usually includes use of the hotel kids club, so they’ll be able to meet other kids and get involved in the fun activities organised by the hotel.