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What You Need To Know About Booking An All Inclusive Holiday

The all inclusive holiday has never been more popular, with travelers from all age groups taking advantage of the ease of this way of having a holiday. However, this kind of holiday is not for everyone so it’s important to weigh up the pros and cons of an all inclusive holiday before making a booking. It may seem like the easy option with all the hard work taken out for you but there are some important things you will want to consider before going ahead.

Pros

– All inclusive generally means that you will get your flight, any transfers, board and food included in one package – many packages also include your evening entertainment. If you do your homework you may also find a deal that includes activities and sports, which is good for those who like their holidays to be active. The one price for everything payment is popular at the moment because many people are watching their spending and need to stick to a budget. With an all inclusive there is less worry about extra financial cost later on.

– An all-inclusive holiday includes all food and drink at the hotel you book. This means that the stress of finding somewhere to eat each day is taken away from you – it’s all there. This can be particularly useful for families with young children.

– Holiday firms have been going bust in the present economic downturn but you will find that many all inclusive deals are ATOL protected. With this protection you are less likely to lose out financially if your travel company folds.

– In the past all inclusive holidays have received bad press for being boozy and rowdy but their image has been much improved in recent years. It is now possible to get an all inclusive to long haul destinations making them a much more affordable option for people who would like to travel to destinations that are further afield.

– In recent years the cost of living in many popular European tourist destinations has soared meaning that it has become more expensive simply to eat out and buy a few drinks when abroad. With an all-inclusive deal you won’t be affected by the higher cost for your food and drink in local bars and restaurants.

Cons

– The exact location of your hotel may not be near a town or city with an all inclusive deal so check carefully the surrounding area near to your hotel. If you don’t mind staying put all holiday and you feel that your holiday complex will offer you enough then this isn’t a problem. If you like to travel about during your holiday then do work out how the cost of taxis etc for transport will affect your budget.

– Make sure you check out exactly what you will be getting for your money when it comes to the food and drink included in your all inclusive. Some hotels offer a choice of restaurants but others only have one buffet style restaurant to eat at. Be prepared for the possibility that you may have a somewhat narrow choice. Try to find out if you will also have a choice of international beers and wines – your deal may only include locally produced drinks.

– The final thing to consider is whether you really are the type of person who will enjoy the all inclusive experience. For some people having all the hassle taken away is the perfect recipe for a relaxing holiday in the sun. For other people they will find the terms and conditions too restrictive. If you are the type of person who prefers to be more spontaneous on holiday then this kind of holiday may not be the one for you.

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All Inclusive Holidays in Mexico and Caribbean

Mexico and Caribbean holidays are popular for a number of reasons. They known for beautiful hotels that are usually located on white, sandy beaches and have an abundance of good food, service and activities. All of this is purchased at a pre-determined price, so a person knows just what the whole experience will cost.

Two of the most popular destinations for this type of holiday are Mexico and the Caribbean. Both locations are wonderful choices, but there are some differences that set them apart.

Holidays in Mexico

Mexico is famous for its all inclusive, budget-friendly destinations. Some favorite places there include: Cancun, the Mayan Riviera, Puerto Vallarta, Cozumel, Acapulco, Huatulco, Los Cabos, Ixtapa and several others. Some are on the east coast, while others are on the west. This can make for shorter cheap flights and less expensive travel costs. The quality of the hotels, meals and amenities ranges from 3-star to 5-star.

There is also a wide range in prices, so it is important to read reviews and seek out either recommendations or warnings before putting down a deposit. Some people find a particular chain that they like, such as Sandals All Inclusive Vacation Resorts or Palace Resorts and then always choose one of that company’s resorts.

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