All Inclusive Hotels – Advantages

All inclusive hotel, advantages and disadvantages

Choosing the right hotel accommodation is an important part of booking your holiday. Depending on the type of holiday you are looking for there are many advantages of all inclusive hotels…

Advantages of All Inclusive Hotels

  1. Good Facilities

All inclusive hotels have a wide range of facilities that guests can benefit from. Most of these are included in the package such as:

  • Swimming Pools
  • Gym
  • Spa
  • Non-motorised Watersports
  • Library
  • Restaurants
  • Bars
  • Table Tennis
  • Pool Tables
St James Club, facilities, table tennis

2. Food and Drink is Included

Food and drink is included in the price, with the exception of fine wines and a few menu choices, where a supplement may be charged. You will usually find an extensive self-serve buffet offering local and International dishes. In addition, the resort may have several other restaurants serving different cuisines.

rum punch, all inclusive hotel

3. Helps you to Budget

Food, all inclusive hotels

Food and drink can be quite costly when you go overseas. If you go to a new destination, it is difficult to know how much spending money to take, especially if you are eating 3 meals a day and are unsure of the cost of food and drinks. By staying at an All Inclusive resort, you don’t have to worry about overspending.

4. Non-Motorised Watersports are Included

Paying for watersports can be costly and risky to try if you are unsure whether you will enjoy it! The advantage of non-motorised watersports being included in the price is that it allows you to try a few new things without paying extra for it. For example, a popular, non-motorised watersport available in a lot of all inclusive hotels, is paddle boarding. If you try it and like it, great! You can then hire a board daily without incurring extra costs. If you don’t like it, you haven’t wasted your money and can try something else instead!

Mamora Bay, St James club, antigua, 4* all inclusive

5. Entertainment Included

Many all inclusive resorts have organised entertainment programs taking place during the day and evening, at least a few days a week. This may include activities such as an early morning walk, yoga class, cookery lesson, water volleyball, live bands and shows. These are all included in the price and you can take part in as little or many as you like. When travelling solo it is good to have entertainment to watch at night time too.

Band at Rex Halcyon Cove

6. Familiarity

Seeing the familiar faces of guests and staff settles you into your temporary environment. This can also help prevent feelings of loneliness when you are travelling alone.

7. Restful

You really have the ability to put your feet up and relax without venturing off resort at all. They are great ‘get away from it all’ places.

hammocks, pineapple beach club, all inclusive resort, advantages of  an all inclusive resort

8. Good Locations

All inclusive resorts are usually located on an idyllic waterfront/beachfront setting. You may be lucky enough to watch the sunrise or sunset from your beach too.

Jolly Beach, Antigua, Caribbean

9. All Inclusive Hotels are great if you are new to Solo Travel

If you are new to solo travel and about to embark on your first overseas holiday to a new destination, you will no doubt be a little anxious about it. Staying somewhere that you do not have to go off resort can take away some of the stress. After all, going away solo for the first time is a big step in itself and there will be plenty to keep you occupied in an all inclusive hotel.

Click on the link to read the reviews of the ‘all inclusive’ hotels I have been to:

Starfish Jolly Beach Resort, Antigua – 3*

St James Club, Antigua – 4*

Hawksbill by Rex Resorts, Antigua – 3*

Pineapple Beach Club, Antigua – 4*

Starfish Halcyon Cove – 3*

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