Interested in staying at an all-inclusive resort for the first time? Then you’re in luck as there are many different options around the world, particularly in popular locations such as Jamaica, Rivera Maya or Punta Cana. But, as this is a very exciting concept, you may feel a little unsure if it’s the right choice for you. In order to help you feel better about staying at such a property, here are some details of the great amenities and features to expect at an all-inclusive resort, in no particular order.
Though you’ll still have the option to leave the resort’s grounds in search of food options, at an all-inclusive resort, there’s no need. Most resorts will have at least two to three different restaurant options as well as two or more bars. These restaurants do vary, some offering local cuisine while others focus on American favorites. When booking an all-inclusive, you’ll want to first look up their various menus as well as their food policy. Most resorts include all three meals as well as snacks. These resorts all tend to include free drinks as well, though there are sometimes limits.
Kid friendly activities
If you’re traveling with children, especially those of a young age, you’ll want to choose one of the many kid friendly all-inclusive resorts available. These resorts not only cater with great rooms, dining choices and resort amenities, but also with kid friendly activities. Generally speaking, these resorts include some sort of a kid’s club, as well as a kid’s pool and/or outdoor playground. Babysitting services are also many times included and if not, are still available for a small fee. Those traveling with babies will find options to have a crib or a bassinet of some sort added into your room, making the need to check one in at the airport completely unnecessary. As far as dining options are concerned, many on-site restaurants will include age appropriate plate options as well, making things as easy on you as possible.
Spa services (sometimes)
Though not all resorts include various spa services within their nightly all-inclusive rate, there are a few that do. Generally speaking, these resorts include a free massage or two along with a treatment of your choice. Most other resorts have a spa on-site, and it’s usually a top of its class option.
Wedding services and honeymoon suites
If you’re choosing an all-inclusive for a wedding or a honeymoon, you’ll find that most resorts have a wedding facility of some sort or access to part of the beach for a wedding ceremony. If you’re in town for your honeymoon, you’ll also find that some resorts cater and venture the extra mile with special honeymoon suites that include added room features creating an extra romantic vibe.
Because of all they include, it’s easy to see why guests who have stayed at an all-inclusive resort, continue to do so at nearly all of their vacations. In fact, most visitors continue to stay at the same resort year after year, creating a yearly travel tradition of sorts. After your first stay, you may find yourself doing the same.