Mostly found on beaches and Islands in the Caribbean, all-inclusive hotels have become increasingly popular since first being introduced in 1950 by Club Med.
There are now hundreds of these resorts found in exotic destinations all over the world. They are particularly popular for honeymoons, weddings and family holidays. All-inclusive hotels offer a budget-friendly getaway, as all meals, drinks, activities and attractions are usually included in the room rate. Many of these resorts also have fun theme nights, where an entire buffet dinner and entertainment program can be enjoyed by all guests. For families with children in , these vacations are superb as many offer free kids clubs, giving parents plenty of space to enjoy some alone time. Those wishing to experience a serene, romantic holiday can opt to go to couples-only all-inclusive hotels, which can be found in places such as Majorca, Corfu, Kenya and the Maldives.
One particular holiday choice that has increased in popularity in recent years is the all inclusive deal. This is an extremely attractive option if you are on a limited budget when you are taking your vacation as it allows you to know what your outlay will be before you go; or if you do not want the hassle of arranging your own holiday. The all inclusive holiday is available to both short and long haul holiday destinations and is provided by all major tourist operators.
The way in which, these holidays work is that the price given at the time of booking generally includes the total cost of the flights, transfers, accommodation, meals and drinks while you are at the resort, together, with activities such as entertainment and some sports. In some instances it may be only local drinks that are included so this is something to be aware of when making your booking.
When on vacation all that you need to take with you is some local currency should you wish to partake in any excursions whilst you are at the destination, or if you venture out of the resort for a drink or something to eat at one of the local establishments.
An all inclusive holiday is an excellent choice if you are looking at visiting the Caribbean as it can be quite expensive once you get out there to eat and drink. Also in other more exotic locations they are an ideal option as the local infrastructure and facilities on offer may be limited and therefore, not adequate for the tourist trade.
There are the usual grades of hotel accommodation available and these will determine the overall cost of your vacation.
These holidays can be booked in advance or you can look at a late option deal which usually will provide you with even better value for money as they tend to offer discounts.