Check our Resort Ranking page for a guideline of costs. Cost can vary depending on the resort, length of stay, time of stay, and room category. The benefit of an All-Inclusive resort is that you know your costs before you travel. This type of Resort is great for people on a budget since you know ahead of time what your trip will cost. For families with kids it eliminates that surprise bill at the end of your vacation.
Several factors differentiate the type of accommodations such as room size, view from the room, room location and room type such as hotel room or suite. In the past All-Inclusive Resorts were considered very basic with only buffet dining and basic accommodations. Today you can stay at a 5 star All-Inclusive Resort with up to 10 dining choices, most of them sit down A la Carte dining.
The things included in a true All-Inclusive are: Accommodations, meals and snacks, with no exclusions, unlimited drinks, transportation to and from the airport, gratuities at the resort, resort taxes, daily and nightly entertainment, tennis, snorkeling, water skiing (some resorts), sailing, windsurfing, kayaks, paddle boats, swimming pools, hot tubs, scuba diving and lessons (some resorts), exercise/weight rooms, fitness centers, Other amenities may be included depending on the resort and the room category such as room service, golf (greens fees), off-site tours.
Baggage handling at the airport, some off-site tours, items sold at the gift shop, Most Spa services are usually not included, departure tax (depending on the package these can be included). It is a good idea to bring some money for off-site activities. A departure tax of $15 to $30 per person is required in most Caribbean and Mexican airports. Most packages now include these taxes. Be sure and ask if the departure tax is included for the particular package you choose.
Yes, most All-Inclusive Resorts provide wedding and honeymoon packages with some providing complimentary wedding packages. Please see our wedding and honeymoon section for details or contact us for more information.
Absolutely, because of the number of activities it is very easy to meet other people. In many cases a resort will find you a roommate if you ask. There are couple only all-inclusive resorts and our website makes that distinction.
Pack as you would for any vacation. Most All-Inclusive Resorts have a casual dress code with the most strict dress code being a collared shirt and a pair of slacks for men and slacks and a shirt or a summer dress for women.
As soon as you can. Some resorts and room categories fill up 6 to 12 months in advance. Most of the Tour Companies offer early booking discounts. Also if you purchase Insurance it allows us, in most cases, to rebook the package if the price goes down after you have purchased it.
As with any vacation, expectations and picking the right resort are major contributors to an unforgettable vacation. If this criteria is met it is hard to find any negatives. At All-Inclusive Resorts every crew and staff member is dedicated to making your resort vacation the best it can be. Call us for help in planning the vacation of a lifetime!