What is all-inclusive and what is included?
The ‘all-inclusive’ is more than bottomless buffets and tropical punches on tap. Instead, there’s a growing appetite for appetising a la carte menus and one-of-a-kind guest experiences. While every package will be bespoke to each hotel, you can expect your holiday to include your flights and accommodation, all three meals, plus snacks in between. Drinks are included too, but expect house wine and local spirits, unless otherwise stated. You’ll also find a satisfying timetable of planned activities scheduled in and out of the water. Family-friendly hotels tend to offer kids' clubs and evening entertainment, such as live music and shows. If that doesn’t guarantee a good night’s sleep, the knowledge that this all comes at no extra charge surely will.
Where is the best place to go for all-inclusive holidays?
Hotels have either fully embraced the all-inclusive approach or offer an option to upgrade your meal plan. If you’re looking for family holidays stay at Coconut Bay or the St James’s Club in St Lucia for tropical playground fun, water and beach activities and delectable eateries and bars. Or book Crystal Cove or Turtle Beach on the island of Barbados. With a choice of beautiful pools, Caribbean steel drum playing and glass bottom boat experiences, so you'll have plenty to do. If you’d prefer a shorter flight with the little ones, book the Ikos Andalusia in Malaga or Ikos Porto Petro in Mallorca for a luxury treat. Stay at the Dreams Corfu Resort & Spa or Olympic Lagoon Paphos for luxury family facilities, a superb variety of pools and a selection of activities for everyone. Book Ikos Olivia in Halkidiki. The hotel boasts Michelin-starred menus and activities from volleyball to Greek dancing.
For adults only make your way to glorious Antigua and stay at Galley Bay or book into the Pineapple Beach Club. Enjoy simple charm, stunning rooms or private cottages with beautiful beaches. Choose Cancun, and test out the ‘Unlimited Luxury’ offering at Secrets Silversands Riviera, an all-suite hotel where only adults are allowed. If you’d rather jump on a short haul flight, head to the Asimina Suites in Cyprus or Domes Aulus Elounda in Greece. Fall in love with the romantic settings and indulge yourself with spa time and bubbles by the poolside. Take time out with a stay at Iberostar Marbella Coral Beach on the Spanish mainland or Iberostar Santa Eulalia in Ibiza and choose a full upgrade. So, all you need to do is sit back and enjoy a wallet-free holiday.