All-Inclusive Honeymoons

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When choosing a honeymoon destination, many couples often choose a place with soft sand and beautiful ocean views. A great option for honeymooners is to consider all-inclusive resorts because the last thing you will want to do on your honeymoon is be stuck at a hotel with nothing to do but watch allied satellite tv. If you book a stay at an all-inclusive resort, your trip is practically worry-free. One rate will take care of the costs of your entire stay. This includes not only meals and drinks, but also entertainment, tips, taxes, airport transfers and more. What all of this means is that you will not have any surprise costs and you will avoid reaching into pockets for tips. If you think an all-inclusive resort is the best option for you and your other half, there are many to choose from, but these are the top 5 all-inclusive resorts.

Jamaica, Couples Swept Away—Last year this Jamaican resort was recognized by Travel & Leisure with a “World’s Best Award.” Couples Swept Away features white sand beaches and tropical gardens that surround the resort provide the perfect romantic setting for honeymooners. You will have access to seven restaurants, each with their own specialties to enjoy. The inclusions that couples can take advantage of are romantic accommodations, unlimited fine, gourmet dining, entertainment each night, green fees for golfing, and much more.


Dominican Republic, Excellence Punta Cana—Just a few steps from the Caribbean Sea sits Excellence Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic. Here you will also find eight different restaurants with varying international cuisines. If you are looking for a cold drink, there are numerous bars and lounges all around the resort. Excellence Punta Cana is also well-known for its exciting activities offered. Some of the activities include cave exploring, whale watching, and zip lining. This resort is perfect for the active couple.


Mexico, El Dorado Royale—Another great site for active couples or even those who like to just sit back and relax is the El Dorado Royale in Mexico. At this resort there are so many things to do for all types of people. Activities that include hiking, snorkeling, kayaking, volleyball, and swimming are sure to keep restless couples busy. The spa at the resort will appease those just looking for pure relaxation. Options for dining and entertainment seem limitless. This Mexican resort boasts seven different restaurants, four bars, and ten swim-up bars.


Antigua, Sandals Grande Antigua—If you are looking for romance, the Sandals Grande in Antigua is just the resort for you. For the last twelve years this all-inclusive resort has been voted the “World’s Most Romantic Resort.” You will also have dining options at ten restaurants. Located on Antigua’s very famous beach Dickenson Bay, this resort and spa has all of the amenities necessary for the ultimate romantic getaway.


St. Lucia, Sandals Grande St. Lucian—In St. Lucia there are three different Sandals resorts, but the top pick is the Sandals Grande St. Lucian. At this resort, you are surrounded by incredible Atlantic Ocean beaches and mountain views. The seven restaurants at the resort are plenty, but Sandals offers a stay at one, play at three promotion. So you can take advantage of all of the restaurants and amenities at all three resorts. Many of the activities like kayaking, sailing, and snorkeling are included, while the spa and golf are optional. You will never run out of things to do in St. Lucia.


Plan Your All-Inclusive Caribbean Getaway

When planning a tropical getaway , travelers are presented a buffet of vacation options. Some may be working on a tight budget, choosing to stay at economical accommodations. Others might opt for rental properties to transform a trip into a more personalized experience. All these choices have their advantages, but the vacationer seeking the ultimate vacation experience will book a stay at an all-inclusive resort.

Why Choose an All-Inclusive Vacation?

The answer is quite simple: needed to enjoy a memorable Caribbean vacation is included in one price. From dining options to activities, all aspects of your vacation will be covered by the cost of your all-inclusive package. Starting with the inclusion of your lodging, you’ll find that your all-inclusive package will fulfill your every need. Travelers generally do not need to go through the hassle of currency exchanges, and will find that vacations are noticeably more enjoyable when financial concerns are simply not an issue.

With the all-inclusive package , everything offered at your chosen resort is available at your fingertips. This is a great chance to experience things that may otherwise be unobtainable . Rather than spending all your activity funds to book a costly snorkeling excursion through an independent agency , all-inclusive vacationers will have an range of activities to partake in for a single price.

Adventurers looking to partake in a variety of water sports and other island fun will greatly benefit from this perk. If you are interested in an all-inclusive resort or hotel in the Bahamas, you might consider the Breezes Bahamas or the Sandals Royal Bahamian Spa and Resort.

Typical activities found at most all-inclusive resorts include kayaking, sailing, snorkeling, tennis, on-site fitness centers and more. Many locations also host weekly themed parties and barbecues , like Manager’s Rum Punch Parties.

All-Inclusive is Family Friendly

Deciding on an all-inclusive package is an optimal choice for traveling families. Parents won’t have to fret about giving youngsters money for snacks, and can enjoy the peace of mind that little ones will be able to get everything they need while playing in paradise. Many all-inclusive resorts feature children’s programs that are loaded with fun and educational activities to keep kids captivated all day long. Some facilities also feature specialized kid’s menus at on-site restaurants .

All-inclusive stays are also ideal for larger families with varying interests. Rather than spending funds on a group activity that some people may not enjoy, everyone can branch out and pick their favorite way to spend their vacation. Some family members may want to make a splash with offshore snorkeling, while other may decide to spend the day on land playing golf or soaking up the sun. At the end of a fulfilling day spent enjoying various recreation options, the whole family can come together to enjoy a nice  meal at an on-site restaurant.

Disadvantages to All-Inclusive Vacations

Although the idea of an all-inclusive resort is instantly tempting, some vacationers will find that it is not the best option for their vacation needs. While the encompassing package promises to provide everything needed for a successful getaway, many guests may feel that all-inclusive resorts inhibit their experiences with the local culture. For example, if you stay at an all-inclusive resort in the Bahamas, you will probably stick to the included meal plan featured at the on-site restaurants. Although some restaurants may attempt to provide a sample of local flavor, the most authentic way to sample authentic regional cuisine probably won’t be found at the more commercialized resorts. vacationers will have to venture away from their resort to find true local fare, and these outside meals are not included in your all-inclusive stay.

In addition, while the majority of food and recreation are included within the cost of your all-inclusive package, there are often additional charges for premium services . If you book a stay at an all-inclusive resort in the Bahamas, you may find yourself paying extra costs if you can’t resist the temptations of a relaxing spa treatment or high-end water sport activity like scuba diving .

Once you have weighed all your options and calculated your budget, you can properly decide if an all-inclusive resort is the best vacation option to suit your vacation needs.