We love all-inclusive holidays. This time last year we recently returned from our second all-inclusive holiday abroad. Our first was to Menorca where we stayed at Insotel Punta Prima, while last year we visited Majorca where we stayed all-inclusive at Insotel Cala Mandia. While the kids are still relatively young we will probably continue with this type of holiday as they have so many advantages. In fact we are currently looking for our next adventure for when the kids finish school in July.
If you’re considering going all-inclusive for your next family holiday, but still need a little help deciding, here are my top 5 reasons why you should make your next family holiday an all-inclusive one.
1. No Hidden Extras
You know in advance how much your holiday is going to cost. All the essentials are paid for up front. You don’t have to worry about additional budgeting once you’re there so you don’t run out of cash by the end of the holiday. And not having to budget means you are able to relax more, which is what holidays are all about. All you need to remember are a few Euros for any souvenirs you want to bring back and in case you want to venture of the resort to explore.
2. The Food
The heat can do funny things to little appetites. The joy of all-inclusive breaks is that there is food available pretty much all day. There are dishes to suit every taste and the quality wouldn’t be out of place in a 5 star restaurant. There is always plenty of choice. From the standard nuggets and chips to healthier choices such as fresh fruit, vegetables and pasta. You can get choose from full three course meals to poolside snacks and of course, ice cream. My kids love the fact that they can just have a sample of lots of different meals, which mean they get to try lots of new things.
3. The Drinks
One of the big attractions of an all-inclusive holiday for a lot of people is the alcohol. However, if you’re travelling with small children I wouldn’t advise you take advantage of this too much. That said you’ve got to admit that being able to send your OH down to the bar for a chilled glass of sangria or a cold beer while the kids are napping has it’s appeal.
My kids also loved the constant supply of slush drinks that they could, almost, help themselves to.
4. The Facilities
Most large hotels now have kids clubs and activities available, however some of these incur extra charges. With an all-inclusive holiday you can avoid the extra costs as the majority of activities are included; although a small deposit may be required.
Also, if you’re lucky enough to manage to escape the kids for a couple of hours you may be able to treat yourself to a spa treatment or massage. It is worth noting that in a lot of places beauty/spa treatments may incur additional charges.
5. Something for Everyone
An all-inclusive holiday generally has something for everyone. Whether you want an activity packed break or would prefer to lounge by the pool with a drink in one hand or a book in the other there will be something for all the family to enjoy.
So there are my top 5 reasons to book an all inclusive holiday.
I hope you find this post useful if you if you’re considering an all-inclusive holiday. If you have been on one (or more), I’d love to hear your thoughts – pop me a comment below!