There’s something almost magical about the sound of an all-inclusive luxury vacation. No worries, no stress, and no need to think about anything beyond how long you’ll be there. And while it is certainly appealing to leave all the decision-making to someone else, there are some cons to booking an all-inclusive luxury vacation. So, to make a better educated decision, we’ve done some of the research for you ahead of time, and hope you can easily decide if the all-inclusive vacation route is the one for you.
Pros of All-Inclusive Luxury Vacations
There are so many different types of all-inclusive vacations and resorts these days. You can choose to stay near the beach or in the city, you can choose family or adult-friendly, or you can choose serenity over more active facilities. So many choices – what to do? Whatever you desire, there is something for everyone.
One of the best parts of an all-inclusive resort is that food and drink (including alcohol) is included. You have access to an incredible amount of food morning, noon, and night, and it seems almost never-ending. All-inclusive resorts have never-ending activities throughout the day and night, so if you have FOMO (fear of missing out) – don’t worry! You WILL always find something to do.
Finally, the cost of an all-inclusive luxury vacation is generally less expensive than you think. Research the type of vacation you want and consider times to travel when the area isn’t so tourist-heavy as well, creating an even more cost effective, luxury vacation.
Cons of All-Inclusive Luxury Vacations
All-inclusive luxury vacation resorts are generally shut off from the rest of the world. Literally. If you leave the resort, you may feel like you are on a different planet. If you are an adventurous sort, you’ll find that the resort isn’t close to the real country you are visiting – in fact, it’s often an overinflated stereotypical version of said country. So, bear in mind that you are limited in scope.
While the food is abundant, it’s not necessarily gourmet. Cooking for many guests limits the creativity of the dishes that are offered, so, you might want to consider if you are someone with a palate that needs to be entertained. While having a plethora of activities to choose from can sound good on paper, in reality sometimes we go on vacation to simply relax. If the beach has booming party music all day long, it might not be the best idea for you to pick that vacation package.
And while the cost is less prohibitive than you might expect, you need to carefully read the fine print as to what is included. Airport transfers, tips, and top shelf alcohol are usually extra.
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