What is an All-Inclusive Resort?

First of all, let’s talk about what a resort is. When planning your next vacation, the term “resort” might catch your eye. A resort is an established building and business that tries to provide most of a vacationer’s wants and needs. Resorts offer wide ranges of world-class food, drinks (both alcoholic and non-alcoholic), lodging options, sports, entertainment, and even local shopping, typically all on the premises so you won’t ever have to bother with transportation needs.

So what is an All-Inclusive Resort?

The main difference between a resort and an all-inclusive resort is that an all-inclusive resort will include most or all items vacationers need during their stay in the price they pay. They charge a fixed price that includes, at a minimum, lodging, unlimited food, unlimited drinks, sports activities, and entertainment.

All-inclusive resorts can be found worldwide. However, they are often located in warmer regions, typically popular in the Caribbean. Some of the higher-end all-inclusive brands include Club Med, Sandals Resorts, and Beaches Resorts.

An all-inclusive resort typically includes three meals a day, soft drinks, most alcoholic drinks, gratuities, and taxes. Many all-inclusive resorts also include sports, other activities, and various entertainment, such as wine and cheese pairing, cooking classes, comedy shows, etc. There’s something for all types of vacationers!

Certain all-inclusive resorts cater to adults and couples only, while others specialize in being more family friendly, with facilities like craft centers, game rooms, and water parks to keep children of all ages entertained. All-inclusive resorts are also very popular locations for destination weddings, and offer various wedding packages for the happy couple to choose from. To help you find the best all-inclusive resort for your next vacation, visit our All-Inclusive Resort Search to get started.