Finding the Right All-Inclusive Resort

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All-inclusive resorts are a great option for just about anyone - including those who would consider themselves ‘die-hard cruisers.’ One of the biggest advantages of all-inclusive resorts is that everything you need is right at your fingertips. From meals and drinks to entertainment and activities, these resorts provide a hassle-free vacation experience. Rather than having to worry about constantly pulling out your wallet, you can simply sit back, relax, and enjoy all the amenities that the resort has to offer.

If you’d like more information about all-inclusive resorts, check out our A First-Timer’s Guide: What to Expect at an All-Inclusive Resort blog post.

It’s easy to see why all-inclusive resorts are an attractive choice for vacationers seeking a fantastic getaway. But with so many different types of all-inclusive resorts available, how do you know which one is right for you? In this blog post, we will explain many of the options available as well as provide a few key factors that you should consider.



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  1. Adults Only All-Inclusive Resorts: These resorts are designed exclusively for adults and are typically located in romantic destinations such as the Caribbean, Mexico, and Europe. They offer a range of activities including gourmet dining, couples’ spa treatments, and adult-only pools. Adults-only all-inclusive resorts are perfect for couples looking for a romantic getaway, or solo travelers who prefer a kid-free environment.


Some examples of adults only all-inclusive resorts include Secrets Resorts & Spas, Breathless Resorts & Spas, and Couples Resorts. More resorts have adult-only sections.

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  1. Adventure All-Inclusive Resorts: These resorts are for the thrill-seekers who want to indulge in adrenaline-pumping adventures such as zip-lining, rock climbing, and white-water rafting. They typically offer a range of adventurous activities and also provide a comfortable, luxurious base to retire after a day filled with adventure. Adventure all-inclusive resorts provide unique experiences that allow guests to push their limits and create lifelong memories.


Some examples of adventure all-inclusive resorts include Club Med Sandpiper Bay, Occidental Papagayo, and Melia Caribe Tropical.

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  1. Eco-Friendly All-Inclusive Resorts: These resorts are focused on sustainable tourism practices and minimize their impact on the environment. They typically feature green initiatives such as solar-powered electricity, rainwater harvesting, and locally sourced and organic cuisine. Eco-friendly all-inclusive resorts provide a chance to enjoy a luxurious vacation while also supporting environmentally responsible practices.


Some examples of eco-friendly all-inclusive resorts include Couples Resorts, El Dorado Resorts, and Riu Palace Tropical Bay.

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  1. Golf All-Inclusive Resorts: These resorts are geared towards avid golfers and provide access to some of the world's top golf courses. They typically offer golf lessons, equipment rental, and other golf-related activities such as putting competitions and night golf. Golf all-inclusive resorts provide an opportunity to enjoy your favorite sport while also enjoying a luxurious vacation experience.


Some examples of golf all-inclusive resorts include Moon Palace Golf & Spa Resort, Barceló Bavaro Beach, and NAU Salgados Palm Village.

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  1. Kid-Friendly All-Inclusive Resorts: These resorts are designed for families with children and offer a range of activities that are both fun and educational. These resorts typically offer child-friendly pools, waterparks, and supervised kids’ clubs with activities ranging from arts and crafts to magic shows. Parents can relax knowing that their children are safe and entertained while they enjoy some much-needed rest and relaxation.


Some examples of kid-friendly all-inclusive resorts include Beaches Resorts, Club Med Punta Cana, and Nickelodeon Hotels & Resorts.

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  1. Luxury All-Inclusive Resorts: These resorts offer the highest level of luxury, indulgence, and exclusivity. They offer top-tier amenities such as private butlers, gourmet dining, premium drinks, and exclusive activities. These resorts typically cater to high-end travelers who enjoy the finer things in life, and who are looking for an unforgettable, premium vacation experience.


Some examples of luxury all-inclusive resorts include Fairmont Mayakoba, Kokomo Private Island, and Hurawalhi Island Resort.

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  1. Wellness and Spa All-Inclusive Resorts: These resorts are focused on health and wellness and offer various programs and services to help guests relax and rejuvenate. They offer services such as yoga classes, spa treatments, organic cuisine, and meditation sessions. These resorts provide a serene environment where guests can take care of themselves and indulge in some pampering.


Some examples of wellness and spa all-inclusive resorts include Akumal Bay Beach & Wellness Resort, Zoëtry Wellness & Spa Resorts, and BodyHoliday, St. Lucia.



Now that you understand the different types of all-inclusive resorts available to you, let’s take a look at some things you should think about before choosing which one is right for you.




  1. Your Interests: Consider what activities appeal to you and what type of vacation you want to experience. If you love water activities and want a relaxing beach getaway, then a beach vacation all-inclusive resort may be the best option for you. If you're looking for adventure and exploration, consider a non-beach all-inclusive resort that offers activities such as hiking, rock-climbing, and wildlife tours.


  1. Your Travel Group: Consider who you will be traveling with – if you're traveling with children, then a kid-friendly all-inclusive resort would be the best choice for you. If you're traveling as a couple and want a romantic getaway, then an adults-only all-inclusive resort would be ideal.


  1. Your Budget: Consider your budget and what you can afford. Luxury all-inclusive resorts can be expensive but will typically consist of premium accommodations in the most desirable locations and often high-class gourmet meals. Budget-friendly all-inclusive resorts can be more affordable, and still very nice, but may not offer as many amenities or high-quality accommodations.


  1. Your Personal Preferences: Consider the size of the resort, the level of service you require, and the kind of dining options and amenities that you prefer. If you demand luxury and exclusivity, a luxury all-inclusive resort may be the perfect fit for you. On the other hand, if you prefer a more relaxed experience, then a wellness and spa all-inclusive resort may suit you.


  1. Your Destination: Consider the destination and what type of vacation experience you are looking for. Some destinations, such as the Caribbean, offer beautiful beaches and warm weather, perfect for ocean-based activities. Other destinations such as Bali and Costa Rica offer a chance to immerse yourself in nature and explore the indigenous culture.



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Unfortunately, this is something we cannot help you with. It will depend on your personal preferences, interests, and budget. Be sure to research a range of all-inclusive resorts that meet your interests, preferences, and budget. Determine the type of dining options available and if they cater to any dietary restrictions you may have. Consider any special accommodations that may be needed, such as wheelchair accessibility or pet-friendly rooms. Read reviews and check-out the resort’s website for more information, do your research about the location of the resort, the amenities, and the nearby attractions.

When you do find the perfect all-inclusive resort, check the fine print of the package to ensure that everything you desire is included, taking into account the currency of the destination, taxes, and tipping fees. Some resorts may charge extra fees for certain amenities or activities, so it is important to read the fine print to avoid surprises when you arrive.



While you could do all this research yourself, you could have a conversation with us instead! During that short 30-minute conversation (or less), we will learn what kind of trip you’re thinking about, where and how you’d like to explore, your motivation for the trip, the kind of vibe you’re looking for, and more! We then use our knowledge and experience to provide you with a few options we believe would fit what you’re looking for. You can choose one of those options; you can tweak one of the options; or we can go back to the drawing board. Ultimately, our goal is to provide you with a vacation that fits your lifestyle and budget.


So, what are you waiting for? Contact Generations Getaways today and let’s get you to an all-inclusive resort!