There is no doubting that an All Inclusive holiday is a fantastic way to enjoy some time away from home in the sun.
The opportunity to lie back next to the pool whilst enjoying cocktails and beer before sampling all manner of exotic cuisine in the restaurant sounds fantastic and for the most part, it is.
But is it the best way to enjoy your holiday?
As with anything, whether or not All Inclusive is the right way to go will largely come down to the individual and what you are looking for from your overseas adventure.
In short however, there are three things that you realistically want to consider.
For a start, there is location. If you’re heading off to somewhere like the Maldives or the Seychelles where there will be little to do outside your hotel then it makes perfect sense to go All Inclusive – simply because otherwise you’ll be paying a premium for food and drinks at your hotel because there isn’t anywhere else to go.
It’s also fair to say that if you simply want to spend your holiday relaxing by the pool and don’t intend to stray from your hotel, wherever it may be, then going All Inclusive is likely to suit.
That way, you’ll know that you have drinks at hand whenever you want then and will be given the opportunity to sample a wide range of different cuisine – all whist having to worry (for the most part) about running up any additional bills.
Which leads nicely onto the last consideration – the cost. Although it’s fair to say that you’ll be paying more up front by going All Inclusive, you will also not need to budget for food and drink every day which might well be the better option for some, and also reduces the need to carry as much cash with you overseas.
Let’s be honest, we’ll all been frustrated by changing foreign currency only to return home from a trip with some left over because you’ve taken too much…
Whilst there are many benefits from going All Inclusive however, it isn’t necessarily the best option for everyone.
If you are one of those people who can’t bear the thought of sitting round a hotel all day when there is so much to see and do nearby, then you might not benefit from everything that an All Inclusive holiday has to offer.
At the end of the day, do you really want to pay for all your drinks, three meals a day and snacks if you’re going to be out and about exploring each and every day of your trip?
It’s all about weighing up the different options that are available to see what best suits your needs, which could range from booking a room only hotel break to going half or full board so you know that some food and drinks will be included.
You could even elect to ditch the hotel altogether and instead go for a villa or apartment on a Self Catering basis, preferring to cook for yourself rather than splashing out on restaurant cuisine and using any money you save for other activities.
It’s also a good option if you have any special dietary requirements or allergies that you need to manage and are concerned that you might struggle with dining out.
Regardless of what board or accommodation you are looking for on your holiday, we have access to options that will suit absolutely anyone, so drop us a line or take a look across the site to see what takes your fancy…