When talking about dream holidays people invariably conjure up white sands, turquoise seas, elaborate cocktails by the pool and endless sunshine. Whether they know it or not, the Caribbean often fits this ideal holiday image which explains why it is a premier vacation destination.
The Caribbean is frequently associated with luxury holidays, James Bond-like hotels and a jet-set lifestyle which seems to put it out of the league of the average person. However, the increasing popularity of the all-inclusive holiday makes such a holiday a viable option for everyone.
What is an All-Inclusive Holiday?
An all-inclusive holiday will include flights, accommodation, all meals, drinks and snacks throughout the day. The details of the deal may vary from resort to resort. Some packages include all activities and excursions, including kid’s clubs. Others offer a limited number of activities. Some packages allow you to eat and drink wherever and whenever you want whilst others limit the times. The simple concept, however, is that you pay for everything before you get there.
Benefits of All-Inclusive Holidays
All-inclusive holidays are great for several reasons. Firstly, because you pay for everything up front, you choose the package you want to fit your budget. You can limit the amount of spending money you take on holiday because all the things you usually spend money on have already been paid for.
Getting a good deal before you go means that when you get to your destination there should be no nasty surprises or hidden extras. This means you can just sit back and relax.
In the Caribbean, most holidaymakers opt for a resort-style holiday. In a non-inclusive holiday i.e. one where you just pay for the accommodation, everything in the resort counts as an extra. The mid-morning coffees, the poolside lunches, the afternoon ice creams, and the pre-dinner drinks will all be charged to you at the end of your stay. The final bill can come as quite a big shock.
Worries about spending too much might curtail some of the enjoyment of the resort facilities. All-inclusive vacations help relieve these worries.
Caribbean all-inclusive vacations offer accommodation in fantastic resorts, usually of 4 or 5-star quality. To pay for the use of each facility in these kinds of resorts would be very expensive but the all-inclusive holiday allows you to enjoy all the amenities that wonderful resorts offer.
In addition, these high-class resorts have a wide variety of services. In the Caribbean, for example, the average resort will offer a private beach, at least one pool (and usually more), kid’s clubs or activities, tennis courts, gym facilities, water sports activities, and private spas or health clubs. Other resorts will also have golf courses.