All-inclusive vacations don’t necessarily include everything. You need to do your research to find out exactly what is cover.
If your all-inclusive plan provides accommodation, food and entertainment for a certain package so you don’t have to worry about extras, you need to know exactly what is included, right down to your favorite aperitif brand.
You’ll find all-inclusive resorts around the world, though they’re especially common in the tropics.
Check the best features of the offer
The different aspects of an all-inclusive vacation vary from one establishment or country to another. When choosing your destination, don’t just base your decision on price. Instead, try to get what you pay for.
- Start with accommodation: while some resorts offer deluxe rooms and junior suites, these aspects will be charged extra at others.
- Check if all optional entertainment options including boat rental and sports equipment are included or if these activities are charged extra.
- If the quality of alcoholic beverages covered by your all-inclusive package is important to you, check the brands offered at the resort. Some all-inclusive packages only offer premium brands at an extra charge.
Check the menu
If you’re excited about the dining options on your all-inclusive vacation, make sure the dream matches the reality before you book.
- Check out the type and variety of cuisine on offer to make sure it meets your expectations.
- While you won’t have a problem eating at your resort’s buffet restaurant, you’ll likely need to make reservations at the themed or upscale restaurants.
- Check if the plan offers an unlimit amount of meals, drinks and snacks, or if you are limit to a certain number of meals per day.
- It’s also best to check the resort’s dress code. A large number of establishments prohibit the wearing of short-sleeved shirts, as well as shorts. If dress code is the least of your worries on vacation, opt for an establishment with more laid-back rules.
Choose the place
More economical prices are often offer in countries where many all-inclusive establishments are available.
- You will have no difficulty finding it in countries like Mexico or Jamaica, but more difficult in Bermuda.
- If you don’t have a particular destination in mind, you can find great deals in countries where there are more resorts competing.