5 Reasons To Vacation At An All-Inclusive Resort

posted: 07/11/16
by: Ashley Lauretta
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Vacations are supposed to be fun and relaxing but sometimes, planning them can be a bit of a bummer. You have to book your airline tickets, rent a car, book your accommodations, find local activities that often require strict planning or a tight schedule, look up reviews of food in the area... the list goes on.

If you are looking to get away with your family or close friends, an all-inclusive resort is the way to go. Not only does it make planning a lot easier, but you may actually save money that you'd spend on drinks and food thanks to paying for it all upfront with your reservation! That's right--all-inclusive resorts include your room, food, beverages, activities and more while you are there. You really can have it all.

Eliminate the stress of planning.

When you head to an all-inclusive resort, you don't have to stress in the months and days leading up to your vacation, scouring maps and reviews for restaurants, shops and more to stay entertained. At the Grand Palladium Jamaica Resort & Spa, for example, there are seven a la carte restaurants on property, three buffet restaurants and eight bars. You'll find Italian, barbecue, Indian, Mexican and more--including traditional Jamaican food--all at your resort. When you're planning your trip, you don't have to guess what kind of food you'll want to eat or what you'll find close to where you're staying. If you are at an all-inclusive resort, you just eat what you are in the mood for, all easily accessible and equally delicious!


Children's activities galore.

Worried about keeping your children occupied and entertained on vacation? If you are worried you won't get much time to relax as you run around with the kids, choosing an all-inclusive resort will immediately put your mind at ease. Many resorts not only have special children's activities--such as breakfasts, entertainment, water parks and more--some even offer on-site childcare. Want to have a romantic dinner with your spouse? Their staff will make it possible! Like many all-inclusive resorts, at Fiesta Sicilia Resort in Italy, guests have access to a children's pool, a free children's club and babysitting services. You can have a family vacation and still get to relax by the pool with a drink and your favorite book. Everyone wins!


An abundance of amenities just steps from your room.

No need to sit and plan activities to keep you busy before you arrive. Feeling a bit sluggish one day? Book yourself a relaxing massage to perk up! Missing your usual fitness routine? Hit the gym or even better, try a new fitness class and get out of your comfort zone! Want to get a bit creative? Take a cooking class! Want to learn more about the culture? See if they have tastings of the local spirits or a day-trip to a nearby town. You can be as busy or as idle as you'd like. It is easy to really connect with yourself and disconnect when you can plan your day last-minute, based on how you feel.


No need to carry valuables.

The perk of an all-inclusive resort is that your food and beverages are taken care of up front. No need to worry about carrying a purse around or keeping cash on you at all times. You can easily leave your valuables safely locked away in your room and not have to worry about keeping your eye on your valuables when you are in the pool or running around the beach with your kids. You'll be less focused on keeping track of your phone and wallet and more focused on the huge smiles and laughter coming from your family.

VIP treatment is available if you so desire.

Looking to go on a trip with your girlfriends, sans kids and husbands? Tagging along with your sister and her family on a trip, but don't want to be the doting (and single) aunt the whole time? Some resorts actually have adults-only accommodations on property, meaning when you need a bit of peace and quiet from your screaming nieces and nephews, you can head to your side of hte property--no children allowed--and relax for a bit. This is the case at The Royal Suites Punta de Mita by Palladium in Mexico, for example. You can meet up with your family at the pool on the Grand Palladium Vallarta Resort & Spa side of the property, and then head back to the Royal Suites and enjoy your adults-only space when you need a break. For that trip with your girlfriends, this guarantees a true vacation away from children, with extra time for relaxing on the beach.