25, 02, 2018
With the referendum behind us a lot of us have had to tighten our belts after feeling the pinch on the pound, and so the idea of a holiday that promises pretty much everything has suddenly become all the more appealing. Alongside knowing that your accommodation, meals, drinks and activities are included, there is a sense of relief that you can minimise your daily spending especially with the current exchange rate struggling as much as it is. But where do you start when booking an all inclusive holiday, https://www.holidaygems.co.uk/all-inclusive-holidays can help you pick out the perfect all inclusive holiday package that’s right for you, and here’s my top tips for you from my personal experience of booking all inclusive holidays.
The first thing you need to establish is what does all inclusive actually mean, as each break will advise what’s on offer but it’s always worth reading the fine print. Let’s start with the hotel’s location, some all-inclusive can be a good distance from the nearest town, and whilst some might find the isolation relaxing others may want to take in the local culture and not be so separated from local life. I would recommend checking the price of a taxi ride from your hotel to anywhere you would like to visit during your visit to prepare for the overhead costs.
One of the top benefits, in my opinion, with an all-inclusive holiday is the food and drink. All inclusive tends to cover, but is not always guaranteed to be, buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner, snacks through the day, local wine, beer, spirits and soft drinks. Make sure to double check exactly what your hotel offers, as some will not include lunch or will be limited to local wines and spirits. You don’t want to find yourself having to pay out extra to eat or drink somewhere else because you are disappointed by the offering at your chosen hotel. Your hotel could have an additional a la carte restaurant to give you a break from the monotony of the daily buffet, but you may be restricted to how many times you can go there or have to pay a premium for a table.
Activities can vary considerably dependant on the hotel so if you have picked the hotel specifically because of an activity they offer make sure to check whether you have to pay a premium for it. Most all-inclusive hotels should offer unlimited use of non-motorised water sports equipment and as a rule tend to charge for motorised water sports, spa treatments and any excursions if they offer these. Children’s club should always be included with all-inclusive but there could be a charge for babies and toddles, due to higher staff to child ratios.
When booking an all-inclusive holiday, it’s always a case of the earlier the better. Book early and take advantage of early booking bonuses and sales, and you’ll also have your pick of dates and resorts. If you have to book last minute, try to go for at least 4 weeks prior to departure otherwise there will be the risk that the prices will have increased to a point where the all-inclusive offer is no longer a better option for you.
My final piece of advice would be you don’t need to over indulge every single moment you can, there is always tomorrow. Yes you’ve ‘paid for it’ but you don’t want to put yourself off anything your holiday includes because you’ve gone completely overboard one evening. Take your time and enjoy every moment, your holiday should be stress free from start to finish. Let Holiday Gem find the perfect all inclusive deal to suit you, and put your feet up, relax and take a calming breath from the comfort of your front room imagining you’re on that sun lounger you’ve booked for a few months time.