An all-inclusive holiday is a perfect idea if you don’t want the hassle of organising where you’ll eat or the stress of budgeting for your drinks and entertainment. As long as you stay inside the resort, everything will be taken care of by the cost of your trip. This may sound pricey, and in some locations it is, but it’s also not exclusive to high-price luxury resorts and there are plenty of places that offer cheap all inclusive holidays. We’ve picked some of the best destinations for this type of holiday that should give you an idea of what to expect.
Turkey – Didim Beach Resort
Didim Beach Resort is in Altinkum, on the south coast of Turkey. It’s a great example of a truly all-inclusive resort, where you can enjoy the whole of your holiday without worrying about any extra expense. It even includes its own private beach so you can relax and enjoy the sun in quiet privacy. If you get bored of lounging by the swimming pool or the beach there are various sports clubs, including scuba diving, watersports and aerobics. Dining is taken care of by two restaurants and a whole host of snack bars and cafes while entertainment is provided by daily shows and live music, both around the pool area or in one of the venues.
Egypt – Royal Albatros Moderna
Sharm el-Sheikh is home to many resorts offering all-inclusive accomodation and the Royal Albatros is one of the best equipped among them. There is an astonishing amount of entertainment and activity included in your holiday and there’s bound to be something to keep everyone happy. Sports featured at the resort include volleyball, football, water polo and tennis, but if you’d rather stay out of the heat there’s an indoor games room with billiards, table tennis and darts. If you want to just relax by the pool there are 4 to choose from or you can take advantage of the spa facilities with a range of beauty treatments. If you’re got kids there’s even a private water park for hotel guests, with admission included in the price of your stay.
Mexico – Royal Solaris
The Royal Solaris is a beautiful hotel located right on the beach in Cancun, Mexico. There are 3 restaurants within the resort with a great variety of menus, with buffets for breakfast, lunch and dinner. There’s also an a la carte menu if you’re after a nice romantic meal. The hotel has its own marina where you can rent pedal boats or go kayaking, included in the cost of your stay. Along with a spa and sauna, there’s a two level pool by the beach front if you’d rather spend your time relaxing, which has a swim up bar so you don’t have to leave the water for your cocktail. The dinner theatre hosts shows and gala nights with cabaret, magic shows and even karaoke if you fancy becoming part of the entertainment.
Just remember that no matter where you choose, whether it is the summer holidays or the winter holidays make sure you check what is covered by the price. Despite the name, “all inclusive” doesn’t always include everything.