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A Guide To All Inclusive Holidays
Isn't it great when you go on holiday and don't have to worry about spending a single penny, being safe in the knowledge that it's all been paid for, including meals for all the family for the whole of your holiday?
Whilst all inclusive holidays can cost more than going self-catering, when it comes to going on holiday, very few of us want to cook, especially if it's for the whole family. We'd rather leave that up to someone else, right? What's more, on a self-catering holiday, you have to worry about going to the local supermarket and buying your food, spending money.
When you book an all inclusive deal, you've paid upfront, so your costs on holiday will be minimal. Forget having to split the bill, forget trying to work out what the exchange rate is. Instead, you can focus on enjoying mealtimes with your friends and loved ones.
All Inclusive Options
Many of the most popular holiday resorts in Europe offer hotels with all-inclusive options, so whether you want to taste Tapas in Tenerife, sip Sangria in Spain or enjoy pool games in Greece, you'll find an all inclusive deal in your favourite destination.
Holiday destinations that are close to home, such as Spain and Portugal are incredibly popular with us Brits, and with so many hotels vying for your business, there's plenty of deals to be had, both on an all-inclusive or half board basis.
Trying packaging your flight and all-inclusive hotel together to get extra savings on your holiday break.
What To Expect On An All Inclusive Holiday
In a single word, alot
When you book an all-inclusive holiday, all meals will be included. Breakfast, lunch and dinner. You'll probably also have various snack options available during the day included as well so you certainly won't go hungry. Many hotels offer more than one dining option, particularly in the evening when people like to try different food. Larger hotels will often have more than one restaurant to cater for the various tastes of its international guests. There may even be themed nights so you can try different dishes from around the world.
On an all-inclusive holiday, you should expect tea, coffee, all soft drinks and locally produced alcoholic drinks to be free of charge. Check the small print just in case as the complimentary beverages on offer can vary from hotel to hotel. You should also expect to pay for premium brand alcoholic drinks.
To help keep you and the rest of the family entertained, all-inclusive deals will also include various activities, such as mini golf, tennis, pedalo hire if on a beach and various pool activities, like waterpolo or inflatable fun. Kids clubs may also be available to keep the young ones busy so check with the hotel as to what is on offer. Evening entertainment will generally also be available at the hotel, varying from cabaret acts, karaoke, magic shows, quizzes and other activities.
Be sure to check out all the top holiday brands too. If you want to get a few extras included, make sure you check out Jet2 Holidays All Inclusive Plus
Our Favourite All Inclusive Destinations
The Costa Brava is a great option for an all-inclusive holiday. Plenty of hotels, ranging from 2-star to five-star, right along the coast will offer both all-inclusive and half-board options. With a short flight and plenty of airlines flying to Malaga, a cheap all inclusive deal is easy to find. Of course, there's also Benidorm, home to the famous Sol Pelicanos Ocas hotel (AKA The Solana Hotel).
For something further afield, try one of the Greek Islands such as Halkidiki where lovely hotels, sit on the edge of beautiful villages, so for those nights when you want to explore, you can enjoy some local cuisine in the nearest port.
There are some incredible resorts to be discovered on an all inclusive holiday to Turkey. Along with large pools, spacious grounds and often beach access, there are usually some fantastic kids clubs, plus a wealth of activities and entertainment on offer. Why not try a new sport, keep off those holiday calories at the aqua aerobics or simply enjoy some live music with your favourite cocktail?
If it's a far flung, tropical destination you prefer, take a look at the all inclusive holidays available in Mexico, where you'll find an abundance of all inclusive resorts in places such as Cancun and Tulum. Despite being a favourite of American's the resorts here cater really well to the European market too, with big chain hotels offering all you'll need for your stay, while smaller, boutique hotels offer a more intimate stay.
Top All Inclusive Holiday Companies
There are loads of travel agents and tour operators offering all inclusive holidays to destinations like the Algarve, Tenerife, and Crete. The main ABTA and ATOL protected ones to look out for are all inclusive holidays with Jet2, TUI, On The Beach and Love Holidays. Each offer a slightly tailored experience so be sure to read through and understand what is and isn't included in the price of your holiday before you book.