All-inclusive resorts tend to divide opinion among holidaymakers, don’t they? Some travellers love the idea of a holiday where (almost) everything is included in the price. Others shy away from all-inclusive, swayed by stories of bland buffet food.
If you’ve never stayed at an all-inclusive resort before, we’ve chosen eight incredible destinations to give you a taster of the delights you can find there. Some of the resorts we’re featuring are adult-only, some offer complimentary excursions, while others include plenty of activities to keep little ones occupied day and night. The thing they share in common? All of these holidays offer a spectacular experience that might just change the way you think about all-inclusive resorts…
Lily Beach Resort & Spa
Why we like it: The Premium Plan includes two excursions per person, with trips such as coral garden snorkeling or fishing on offer. Snorkeling equipment and non-motorized water sports are also complimentary, which means you can take advantage of those twinkling turquoise waters. The kids’ club is included too, helping to keep little ones happy and entertained.
Marquis Los Cabos All-Inclusive Resort & Spa
Why we like it: A member of The Leading Hotels of the World, this elegant, adult-only resort offers an exquisite all-inclusive holiday. Activities include wine tasting, dance lessons, archery, and movies under the stars (if you can drag yourself away from one of the three infinity pools!) There are six à la carte restaurants to delight foodies, and 24-hour room service is included, too.
Sandals Emerald Bay, Great Exuma
Why we like it: This sophisticated, adult-only resort set in 500 acres on Great Exuma is ideal for anyone looking for activities alongside a breathtaking beach location. Tee off on the Greg Norman-designed course, attend a yoga class, play a game of tennis – there’s plenty to keep the restless occupied! And unlimited scuba diving and water sports make this luxurious resort a perfect place for water babies, too.
Why we like it: Bright yellow against the white snow in the Aconcagua Valley, Ski Portillo is a spectacular all-inclusive ski resort. Lift passes, entertainment and meals are included, as are yoga classes and use of the heated pool and fitness centre. Day care for children aged four to seven is also complimentary.
Twin Farms, Vermont
Why we like it: Set in 300 acres and with 20 accommodations (from cottages to suites), there’s an amazing variety of activities on offer at this all-inclusive resort. Twin Farms offers a whole host of fantastic outdoor adventures, including cross-country skiing on private trails, on-site fly fishing, ice skating and canoeing. Picnics, cocktails and canapés, farm-to-table dinners and wine pairings are all included and will make foodies very, very happy.
Couples Resort Negril
Why we like it: Almost every activity you can think of is included in your stay at Couples Negril. Indulge in scuba diving, sailing and golf, or book onto one of the daily excursions – they’re all part of your stay. And classes in everything from basket weaving to cooking to salsa dancing are all included at this stunning adult-only resort.
Club Med Kabira Resort
Why we like it: This family-friendly, all-inclusive resort is nestled next to the Pacific Ocean and offers a huge range of activities for little ones and parents. As a starter, try circus activities, windsurfing, archery, snorkelling and paddling the waves in a glass bottom kayak! The kids’ clubs (divided into age groups) are also complimentary.
Why we like it: Small ships, ocean-view suites complete with butler service, and fine dining make cruising with Silversea a wonderful all-inclusive experience. Your butler stocks (and refills) your mini-bar with your preferred drinks, in-suite dining and 24-hour room service are complimentary, and there’s a fantastic entertainment programme. Some of the shore excursions are included, too.
Ready to jet off to an all-inclusive resort that offers mouthwatering cuisine, luxury facilities and thrilling activities? Contact your Travel Counsellor today to find your perfect all-inclusive holiday destination!