Over the last few years, all-inclusive vacations have enjoyed something of a revival in popularity.After all, they’re a great way to help you budget your vacation upfront as most costs are covered. Here we bring you our top tips to get the most from your all-inclusive vacation.
How do I find the best all-inclusive deal?
The most important thing to remember here is not to go straight for the cheapest price you find. If it looks too good to be true, it probably is! After all, a cheap deal may well be a reflective of a below standard hotel, poor quality food or underwhelming service – it always pays to do some background research!
What does an ‘all-inclusive’ actually include?
Although most things will be built-in to your all-inclusive vacation, don’t assume that absolutely everything will be free. You’re likely to get a buffet style unlimited breakfast, lunch and dinner, with set meals usually available to order at an extra cost. You’ll also get local wine, beer, spirits and soda, but imported and international drinks may cost extra. When it comes to entertainment, you’ll likely get the majority included such as swimming pools and snorkeling equipment, but more specialist sports or bike hire might be charged by the day.
Considering all of this, it’s always worth taking a little extra local currency with you. Not sure which one you need for your destination? Check out our currency page for more information. Or, if you’re going to several destinations as part of your trip, our Travelex Money Card might be just what you need to safely carry multiple currencies all at once.
Venturing outside of the all-inclusive resort
During your vacation, you’ll probably want to stretch your legs a little and head out to see the sights of the local area around your resort. With some incredible cafés, shops and local attractions to visit in plenty of destinations, you’re probably going to need a little extra money for indulging in these.
So, if you’ve booked a last minute all-inclusive, make sure you order some foreign currency from us before you head off. Remember, with us, you can pick it up from the very next day – so there’s no need to worry about rushing!Order your currency