If you want a way for your family to vacation where you can leave your cash and credit cards behind and still enjoy a day at the beach, fine dining, and a few rounds of golf, then staying at an all-inclusive resort is the way to go.
Whether you want to stay on a Carribean Island or in the mountains, there are all-inclusive resorts in many different locations around the world. Additionally, some resorts are inexpensive while others are very high-end.
Since you will spend most of your vacation on the all-inclusive resort's property, it's vital you choose the correct vacation destination. To assist you with this task, here are some tips:
Tip: Make Sure You Clearly Understand Any Extra Charges When Comparing Resorts to Each Other
When you vacation at an all-inclusive resort, you will typically pay one fee for:
- airport transportation
- on-site activities
- on-site childcare
- towel service
- beach/pool services
- gratuities for service staff
Since you may also want to take side-trips, play golf, or have high-speed internet service in your room, it's important to determine exactly what is included in the all-inclusive fee and what costs will be extra so you can compare packages to each other.
Tip: Travel During Off-Peak Times and Days of the Week for Maximum Savings
Vacationers travel to destinations such as the Caribbean Islands, the Dominican Republic, Jamaica, and Mexico during the cold winter months to escape from the snow and cold weather up north. For this reason, the prices at all-inclusive resorts during these times will be significantly higher.
To save money, you always have the option of traveling outside of the peak vacation times. Additionally, you can often save when staying during the middle of the week or other times when children will be in school.
Tip: Book Either as Early as Possible or At the Last Minute for the Best Deals
There are two different times you can get the absolute best deal on an all-inclusive resort vacation. The first is when the dates are first made available and "launch sales" are offered. The second is at the last minute when resorts still have available space.
When you book early, it helps the resort plan and budget for the future, so they will pass along some of the savings to you.
Finally, when you book at the last minute, it helps the resort earn revenue on a room that otherwise would sit empty and earn them nothing. For this reason, the resort will offer you a lower price.
Contact a resort, like Snowy Mountain Lodge, to learn more.