Vacations are all about relaxing, escaping the routine, and truly enjoying a special moment at a beautiful place. All-inclusive resorts are the perfect solution to guarantee a seamless vacation experience.
While visiting a new city, exploring its museums, and getting around the nice neighborhoods is also an excellent vacation strategy, sometimes having busy schedules and checking all the boxes on a long bucket list can be stressful and daunting vacation.
Travelers who want to feel at ease during winter vacations are preferring resorts in warm and gorgeous destinations like the Caribbean. Here’s why all-inclusive resorts are getting so popular:
1. Stress-free Experience
Once a traveler books the flights and the stay at an all-inclusive resort there are very few decisions left to make and this can reduce stress significantly. Airports have been chaotic lately and just surviving the pandemic has been worrying enough for a very long time. There’s so much going on in the world already that staying at a place where guests can feel welcome, pampered, entertained, and relaxed seems like the perfect and deserving treat travelers need in 2023.
Another great advantage of all-inclusive resorts is that they provide a safe environment where guests don’t have to worry about personal safety or accidentally walking into a dangerous neighborhood in a foreign country. The language is not a barrier either as the staff and hosts usually have outstanding English skills.
2. Knowing Exactly How Much It’s Going To Cost
When it comes to budgeting a trip, all-inclusive resorts make it extra easy. Anyone can Google the average costs for a meal at a destination or check online menus for specific restaurants but there are always unexpected events and expenses that are impossible to predict while traveling.
Knowing that all meals, drinks, and main attractions are included makes it so simple when it comes to estimating costs. And there are all-inclusive resort options for all budgets, from great alternatives for less than $200 per night in the Dominican Republic, to luxurious accommodations for almost $4,000 per night in Mexico.
3. The Ever-expanding Mega-resorts
Of course, the main attractions of all-inclusive resorts are the great amenities. Travelers will usually find pools, pristine beach access, different restaurants and bars, and there are so many options. According to Booking.com, there are 73 all-inclusive resorts currently available in Cancun and 83 in Punta Cana.
And new impressive properties keep opening. Marriott now has an all-inclusive resort with a water park in Cancun and its first luxury all-inclusive in the Dominican Republic featuring spas and personalized services. Another resort on a private island in the Dominican Republic will open in 2023, and a new $100 million luxury resort project is under construction in Montego bay.
4. Access To Luxury Services
The resort experience is changing and now more hotel brands are interested in providing glamorous and exclusive services for guests. Daily massages at elegant spas and sit-downs a la carte restaurants included in the price? It’s already happening.
From amazing culinary experiences to special spa treatments and personalized services—including your own butler—, many resorts are offering royalty experiences to make their guests feel in heaven. Crowded pools and overwhelming buffets are staying in the past.
5. Unlimited Drinks
Buying multiple individual cocktails or specialty mocktails can be very expensive and worrying the day after having a great time at the beach and drinking multiple drinks. For those that love to overindulge in cocktails, the value of the all-inclusive is definitely worth it. Each resort has its own policies regarding the drinks, certain hotels charge extra fees for premium drinks, but even alcoholic drinks are usually included. Two more margaritas, please!
6. Endless Organized Activities
There’s so much to do at all-inclusive resorts! As if the private beach, the pools, spas, and fitness centers weren’t enough to stay entertained, there are usually amazing activities included. From fun parties at night to dancing lessons to morning yoga to diving courses, it’s impossible to get bored!
All kinds of travelers will encounter special and interesting activities to get the best of the resort and the destination. Many resorts offer off-property tours to safely explore places outside of the property like nature spots, museums, and buildings, and get more in touch with local culture and surroundings.
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