From poolside drinks and towel sun lounge hire to meals and tour excursions, the extra costs on your dream trip can soon add up. What’s the solution? An all-in-one holiday.
Time and Money. Two things none of us have much of these days. We work all day and night with hardly any time to play let alone plan a holiday with friends, family or loved ones. When our pay check comes in at the end of the month it’s never as much as you expected (thanks Mr Taxman!). Who has time to flip through a travel guide to Barcelona or Bangkok and plan where to stay, where to eat, where to party and where to shop? It is becoming more and more common for people to browse online for the best idea possible when trying to find a cheap hotel in Bangkok during the holidays. The number one thing that is attracting tourists is the price and savings of their trip. For someone who is planning to stay a week or more in Bangkok, they want to make sure they have enough money to see local attractions like Safari World and Siam Park City
Best for Rum & Romance
If you crave a child-free zone for your summer getaway opt for an adult-only atmosphere. The Caribbean islands do couples only holidays and they do them exceptionally well. Jamaica, St. Lucia and Antigua cater to couples and this summer there’s a new Barbados all-inclusive hotel dedicated solely to couples, will open. Rooms with views of the beach or gardens are available and windsurfing, scuba diving and swimming with turtles are only a handful of activities included.
Best for Family Fun
Club Med may sound like a holiday that involves a lot of teenagers travelling together to get boozed up and burnt on the beach but actually it’s a pioneer of family all-inclusive holidays. With more than 80 resorts around the world, Club Med offers a wide range of activities depending on the season (skiing in winter and cycling in summer), a choice of interconnecting rooms or chalet apartments and kids’ clubs for children as young as four months old to 17 years old.
Best for Weekends Away
Yes, it is possible to take an all-inclusive short but sweet break. Olympic will take you to Limassol, Cyprus, for three nights at the Elias Beach Hotel with a price just under £400 that includes return flights and transfers
Best for a Private Island Fit for a Prince
The remote island in Desroches Island near the Seychelles went all-inclusive three years ago. Guests are waited on hand and foot with a level of luxury fit for royalty – the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge has holidayed here. Beautiful villas that are elegantly decorated, large private pools and outdoor showers make for some wonderful memories. Desroches Island encompasses luxury and tranquillity so be prepared to spend a pretty penny.
Best For All-Inclusive Adventures
That’s right! Adventurous types can go all-inclusive too. Since 1975, when they ran their first trekking holiday in Nepal, World Expeditions have become renowned specialists in adventure travel holidays. They’ve established small group adventure excursions to every continent and have tours to suit nearly every age and ability level. Their list of over 500 travel tours is immense, from awesome treks in the Andes to adventures on bike in Asia to exciting expeditions to the Arctic by cruise and wonderfully wild safaris in Africa.
Over the past few years, all-inclusive getaways have become popular due to their convenience and affordability. All the plans are laid out before you and you know how much you’ll be spending and what you’re going to get. So if your idea of holiday heaven includes sitting back and relaxing with a cocktail on one side and a catered buffet on the other, an all-inclusive trip is the perfect choice. Sun, sea, sand, sightseeing and spas are all included.