Tips to Consider When You Book an All Inclusive HolidayÂ
What better way to spend a holiday, than being completely relaxed and without worry of paying the next restaurant bill or bar tab. Well, an all inclusive holiday is just the way to do that, and for family travellers like us, it often means that the kids will travel free (or at deeply discounted rates)! So if youâ€™re stressing over planning a holiday, save yourself some trouble and go for the all inclusive option. With the click of a few buttons you can have your trip booked and you can guarantee a vacation is a decision the whole family is sure to love!
Timing is everything
If youâ€™reÂ looking to save a centÂ (or lots of cents) then you might consider booking your trip off-season, which will not only reduce costs, but also mean you will spend less time in queues at airports or for taxis, crowded pools and fully booked restaurants. Even a day or two out of peak season can make all the difference. This is one tactic that will certainly pay off in more ways than one.
Itâ€™s a good idea to bundle up your flight and hotel booking, which often results in big discounts on the room cost. Itâ€™s well worth spending some time exploring the different offers and packages on these bundles and checking on any upcoming deals, as different airlines and travel agents often run special offers depending on the day or period you choose to make your booking in.
Love at first sight
Sometimes the most unbelievable bargain is too good to resist, but savvy shoppers beware. Before clicking the â€˜bookâ€™ button, check exactly what is included, as some offers arenâ€™t entirely all-inclusive. On some packages you may only be entitled to particular types of drink or food, or may have to pay a little extra for some activities. Thatâ€™s not true of them all, though. Check outÂ some of the different packages availableÂ and make sure you know beforehand so it doesnâ€™t place a dampener on your holiday.
Venture off the beaten track
If youâ€™re up for an adventure, how about picking a lesser known destination. This doesnâ€™t mean sacrificing the great holiday experience, in fact it might make it all the better as you wonâ€™t have to compete with the huge number of other tourists for those bright sun rays! The Dominican Republic and Mexico are nice spots for all inclusive trips, with slightly fewer tourist footprints on their beautiful sands. This is a chance to save on your holiday costs, and you wonâ€™t regret exploring somewhere a little different.
The perfect match
Before you rush into booking an all-inclusive holiday that sounds amazing, check who it caters for. Often travel agents will tailor their packages to suit specific groups, such as couples, families, or party goers. So if you’re setting off on a family vacation, see what the resort features and caters for first, to ensure you’ll keep the whole family happy. For example, many resorts offer free â€œkids clubsâ€ for preschoolers and older aged children but charge a fee for a babysitting services for babies and toddlers. If you investigate all of the details beforehand you certainly wonâ€™t be disappointed when you arrive in paradise!
Pressed the ‘book’ button? You’re all done. Now sit back and get ready for some fun in the sun – it’s part of the all-inclusive package you know!
If you would like some more tips on how to prepare for your upcoming vacation, check out: Airplane Activities to keep kids occupied,Â What to Pack for a Day at the BeachÂ and Airplane Snacks for ToddlersIf you found this page helpful, i would love it if you would pin, share or tweet it on whatever social media platforms you use! Every little bit will help us fund our travels and continue to bring great content to our site!
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Lindsay is the founder and editor of Carpe Diem OUR Way. She left her career in Canada to share her love of travel with her two young boys. She is passionate about sharing adventure travel activities for families and to encourage others to explore the world. She resides in the suburbs of Vancouver when not jet setting abroad.