All Inclusive Holidays and Resorts for you.
There are many different ways to take a vacation but most popular perhaps is the all inclusive holiday. If you have been on one before you might know what to expect. The word "all" needs to be taken slightly tongue in cheek and it usually means that within reason everything you could possibly want would be included already in the price you have paid. This is referring to hotel or resort food and drink usually excluding cocktails for example though recently in Sharm El Sheikh the resort that I stayed in was all inclusive and you got alcohol for free without real restriction. The palate after a while was the controlling factor for me and I saw no examples of binge drinking either. The cocktails were not so hot as to be expected in this destination. But in the Caribbean you would be lucky if cocktails were included or your cost of all inclusive holiday is really high initially. You need to take these things into consideration.
Some countries nor cultures don't really do the all inclusive holiday deal but popular destinations for all inclusive can be the following
Cuba >> Some cuba all inclusive deals.
Sharm El Sheikh >> Some Sharm all inclusive deals.
The Caribbean >> Some Caribbean all inclusive deals.
In Summary we weigh up the pros and cons of all inclusive holidays - please let us know if we missed anything out !
The advantages of an all inclusive holiday
You can control the cost of your Holiday quite closely..it is very unlikely that you will loose money but check half board options and do some rough maths.
Feel more relaxed and not think about money..
Relieve the need to carry cash in resort..
Change less money overall
The disadvantages of an all inclusive holiday
Is it just me or do us Brits love a free buffet ? I do and I have learned over the years to go lightly on the filler stuff and chow down on the meats small and varied portions is the way I do it. However this leads to the first disadvantage which is..
You will return home quite a bit heaver and put on weight.
You may be less inclined to explore the local dining scene and maximise your holiday.
Can lead to Chavishness by the poolside ;)
Some awkward scenes when you aren't sure if something is free or surprise bills from the restaurant at the end.