When it comes to family holidays, the all inclusive option continues to grow in popularity, and it is not difficult to see why. For the initial extra outlay, you don’t have to worry about buying food and drinks once you get to the resort, meaning your spending money is just that. In addition, in very hot countries, the access to all you can eat ice creams and soft drinks and water can be absolutely essential, especially if you are traveling with children.
If you are currently searching family friendly holidays 2019, here are some tips for getting the most out of the all inclusive option.
Read the food reviews.
All Inclusive is all about the food, so you need to read up on those food reviews and ratings when you are choosing your resort. Look at how it is rated by families, and what is said about the quality and variety of food on offer. Variety in particular may be important if you have fussy eaters in your party.
Check What’s Included In The All Inclusive Option.
All Inclusive is usually very inclusive, but it doesn’t necessarily mean everything. On my last all inclusive holiday, milkshakes, certain cocktails and brand name spirits were not included as part of the offering. Forewarned is forewarned, so make sure you know what is not included.
Check The Time Constraints
Some people make the mistake of thinking that all inclusive runs for a full 24 hours. In most hotels and resorts this is not actually the case. Most places run the option until 11.00pm each night, and then drinks need to be paid for. If you want a night cap, it makes sense to get up the bar before the cut off point, 5 minutes could be the cut off between paying and not paying.
But Don’t Let It Take Over Your Holiday.
The Garvey’s from Benidorm were the perfect example of a family letting all inclusive take over their holiday – they never left the hotel. And whilst this may be the perfect holiday for some, if you want to get out and about and explore, you should do just that. Paying for an occasional meal out does not make the all inclusive option any less viable, and if you are going out for the day you could ask if your hotel could do a packed lunch, some do this as part of the all inclusive option.
Do you travel all inclusive?