Top 10 worldwide all-inclusive escapes
With a big hotel bill racking up and the cost of food and drink to think about, sometimes it’s difficult to fully unwind whilst on holiday. But opt for a gorgeous all-inclusive resort and you’ll find that relaxing becomes a whole lot simpler.
All over the world you’ll find a variety of luxurious hotels and resorts offering an all-inclusive getaway, including food, drinks, entertainment and sometimes even activities to ensure that you leave all your worries behind. Fancy a care-free family holiday? You’ll find that quite a few all-inclusive resorts will include kid’s and teen’s clubs in the offer too – meaning you can safely leave the kids to have fun whilst you sip on complimentary cocktails.
Great value for money, stress-free and luxurious – all-inclusive is the way to go for an easy-going holiday. Here are our top 10 worldwide all-inclusive escapes to enjoy.
Just imagine it: sunning yourself on the beach with a cocktail in hand, the taste of fruity Caribbean fare on your lips, and no care in the world. All this and more can be had with an all-inclusive stay at Tobago, a wonderfully traditional Caribbean island full of charm, and a great mix of serenity and excitement.
Venture to the western shore of Tobago and you’ll find Coco Reef Resort, a fantastic resort ideal for both couples and families alike. In fact, Coco Reef has been named the best resort in the Caribbean for many years. If that doesn’t convince you, we’re certain the unlimited drinks, variety of water sports, and sumptuous selected cuisines will. In between eclectic buffets and cooling cocktails, wander along to the sheltered cove for a calm, relaxing swim.
Current offer: Book by 30 November ’17 and you can save up to £270pp for stays completed between 1 May – 20 December ’18. Our advertised prices reflect this offer.
Leaving the trouble of hotel bills behind, an all-inclusive hotel in St Lucia keeps your days free to explore the luscious beaches, try the freshly caught seafood, and just generally enjoy the warming sunshine. Many all-inclusive hotels include activities too, giving you ample chance to go beyond the comfort of your sun lounger.
Sometimes you just truly want to indulge when venturing on a romantic break with your loved one, and we find that Rendezvous is one of the best when it comes to creating a beautiful ambience whilst also offering a great deal. This is one of the few all-inclusive hotels that offer motorised water sports too – usually you need to pay an extra supplement.
Current offer: Book before 27 June ’17 to stay at Rendezvous between 1 April ’17 – 2 January ’18 and you’ll receive discounts of up to £700pp. Please note: our advertised prices reflect this offer.
Dramatic views of limestone rocks jutting out of the azure ocean, friendly towns full of authentic charm, traditional architecture steeped in history, bustling markets full of colour…there’s so much to see and do in Thailand. Make sure you have all the time in the world to discover this destination’s beauty by booking an all-inclusive resort, adding a bit of extra pizzazz to your once-in-a-lifetime trip.
All-inclusive doesn’t have to mean skimping on authenticity. Mai Samui is an excellent example, fusing traditional colonial style architecture with modern, stylish amenities to create an indulgent feel. We love the homemade ice cream that’s given to you as you relax by the pool, and the selection of all-inclusive dishes on offer at three of the restaurants.
Current offer: If you stay in a Deluxe Room at Mai Samui for a minimum of five nights you’ll get the same number of subsequent nights for free. Available for departures on or between 1 April – 19 December ’17.
Dubai and the Emirates
Fusing traditional Arabian architecture with glitzy and glamorous resorts, Dubai and the Emirates’ all-inclusive hotels add even more indulgence to an already lavish destination. You won’t need to worry about a thing as you sunbathe on private beaches, dine on decadent cuisine, and laze around in stunning pools. All-inclusive is quite a new construct here, but they’ve certainly gone to town with what they’re offering.
The Cove Rotana is a beautiful resort located in Ras Al Khaimah, only a short distance from the sugary beaches and a wonderful golf course. Ras Al Khaimah is an up-and-coming destination, so get in there first and enjoy a top-notch all-inclusive experience whilst you’re at it. You’ll need a minimum of four nights, and one child aged between 6-11 goes free.
Current offer: Right now, you can save up to £750 with a stay at Cove Rotana.
Remove the stress of planning and money counting in Sri Lanka and you’ll be left with a peaceful adventure of sunbathing, rainforest exploring, World Heritage site discovering, and learning about the country’s rich culture. Basically, going all-inclusive makes way for all the unique and unforgettable activities Sri Lanka has to offer.
Relaxing in Tangerine Beach’s coconut palm garden, we’re certain you’ll give out a sigh of contentment as you bathe in the sunlight and truly relax from your everyday troubles. This gorgeous hotel is the perfect place to unwind, and the buffet style breakfast, lunch and dinner at Paruwa is a delicious way to get through the day.
Current offer: Stay at Tangerine Beach between 16 April – 23 June ’17 and 1 September – 31 October ’17 and you’ll receive free nights. Stay for seven nights and pay six, stay 10 nights and pay eight, stay 14 nights and pay 12, and so on.
Catering to your needs and still offering that intimate and personalised touch, the all-inclusive hotels in Barbados are truly fantastic. Whether you’re exploring the rugged east coast, sunbathing on the sugary sands of the west coast, or swimming in the calm seas in the south, no doubt you’ll find a lavish hotel that suits your style and budget.
Sugar Bay Barbados takes away the strain of planning a family holiday, offering a multitude of fun kid-friendly activities (including a playground, a games room, a kid’s club and a teen’s club), large rooms to relax in, and four eclectic restaurants ideal for fussy eaters. Better yet, it’s all included in the price.
Current offer: Save up to £500pp when you stay at Sugar Bay Barbados between 15 April ’17 – 28 October ’18.
With such unspoilt landscapes and luxurious hotels, Mauritius certainly looks and feels like a luxurious destination. Journeying to an all-inclusive resort makes this island nation much more accessible, offering great value for money and the extra bonus of having a hassle-free stay. All you’ll need to worry about is spotting turtles as you snorkel in the reef.
Dining on fresh seafood, nibbling on gourmet snacks on the beach, sipping decadent cocktails as you watch the sunset…Shandrani Beachcomber Resort & Spa clearly knows how to take you on a foodie journey – and all included in the price. In between sumptuous meals, you can take advantage of the resort’s access to a 9-hole pitch and putt golf course, or feel like royalty with the beach and pool service.
Current offer: Stay at Shandrani Beachcomber between 24 April – 30 September ’17 for a minimum of 12 nights and you’ll receive a 30% discount on accommodation rates.
Like Bob Marley said – don’t worry about a thing. Every little thing is going to be alright with an all-inclusive stay in Jamaica, leaving the worries of buying food and drink behind as you enjoy the sunshine and the fun entertainment Jamaican resorts and well known for.
Treat your loved one to an all-inclusive holiday at Couples Negril, a striking adult-only hotel that features an incredible all-inclusive basis. 24-hour dining, premium brand drinks, a personalised in-room mini bar…we’ll be surprised if you ever find yourself hungry or thirsty here. That’s not all – there are many great activities included too, for instance a fun glass bottom boat ride, an eye-opening visit to Margaritaville, and a variety of water sports.
Current offer: You can save up to £1,000pp on your accommodation should your stay be completed between 1 January ’18 – 31 October ’19. You just need to book by October ’17. Our advertised prices reflect this offer.
Flavoursome Mexican food, stunning pools overlooking the ocean, colourful accommodation and divine beverages…an all-inclusive holiday in Mexico is one not to be missed. The resorts in Mexico really push the boat out, offering both style and substance to your luxury trip.
A fabulous example is Moon Palace Cancun, a luxurious hotel where each suite has its own Jacuzzi and mini bar – bliss. Relax with a drink in hand, dine on sumptuous gourmet cuisine, revitalise in the meditation garden and play a round of golf, all without a care in the world.
Current offer: You could receive up to $2,500 resort credit per room per stay to use on a number of products and services during your stay. 16% service tax and fee will apply.
A trip to the Maldives just oozes barefoot luxury, with days spent snorkelling, kayaking, and enjoying the powdery white sands. Staying in an all-inclusive hotel means that all you’ll need to worry about is which laidback water sport to try next, and which seafood dish to dine on under the stars. You may even get a complimentary bike too, allowing you to explore the islands at your own pace.
Kuredu Island Resort & Spa is a wonderful choice, especially when it comes to dining. With seven restaurants to choose from – all of which are included in the all-inclusive basis – you’ll be able to enjoy a culinary adventure here. Be sure to try the fresh Mediterranean cuisine at Franco’s.
Current offer: Stay in a Beach Villa, Jacuzzi Beach Villa, Sangu Villa or Sulthan Pool Villa at Kuredu Island and you’ll receive a free upgrade from Half-Board to all-inclusive. Available from 1 May ‘17 – 31 August ‘17.