As you may already know, an all inclusive trip has the potential to be your best vacation ever, thanks to the stress free nature of an all inclusive vacation.
However we are going to show you the seven ways you can absolutely ruin any all inclusive vacation, which most people had to learn from this very way. So you may be able to avoid repeating the same mistake in your future vacations.
1. Forget to budget for extra fees.
So this is very tricky, because on the surface, Unlike regular resorts, all inclusive should include everything, however you have to be very careful of this.
Because sometimes, at the end of your all inclusive vacation, you might just be amazed at checkout when you’re picking up a bill for extras. Some examples of extra fees that might not be covered in the general cost of your stay include top shelf liquor, with drinks like whiskey and champagne. That’s very common, as well as dinner upgrades, some sit down restaurants, and even menu items might be extra. So if you’re not sure, we ask if it might feel awkward, but better than being surprised with a big bill at checkout.
2. Scuba lessons.
Nine times, out of 10, even if lessons are labeled as inclusive, it’s usually just the introductory course in the pool. And then anything beyond that is quite a bit extra.
In as much as we bring all this information before you, just double check these specifics either before you arrived at the resort, or once you’re there before you purchase these splurges, because that’s definitely a way to ruin your relaxation.
3. Get caught in the timeshare trap
This situation is a very big ones to be wary of.
But some all inclusives really get you with these presentations, and usually rope you in with a promise that if you just sit and watch closely their presentation, you’ll get a lot of extras and non included activities, like dinner for two on the beach, things like that.
And after you sit and listen, they’ll announce to once more, that you have to go to a second presentation where you can sign up for the dinner or whatever it might be. And at this point, you’ve wasted most of the day. So, this our advice to you all unless you’re seriously interested in investing in a timeshare skip the pitch.
Otherwise, you’ll waste much of the precious little time you have of your vacation doing presentations.
4. Adults Only versus family resorts.
This is a basic one that many people overlook.
If you’re looking for a special romantic couples vacation check up the resort first, if it is family friendly. And if so, we would honestly avoid it if we were you. Many couples book family friendly resorts because they’re usually more affordable, and they end up miserable because the atmosphere isn’t what they liked, or perhaps vice versa, most of the time.
If you’re a family with young children, you won’t want to book an all inclusive that caters to loved up couples, which will be just awkward with kids. This is the fact that you must pay attention to, and the crowd your resort caters to, because it really makes a big difference to find the right all inclusive match for what you’re looking for.
By that, you’ll start out on the right foot, and also expect a luxury for a budget price.
This seems so basic and don’t expect the Ritz when you’re paying holiday in prices.
5. Don’t choose all your inclusive based on an arbitrary price.
Instead of just going by a budget in your head, do some vital research to find out what the type of vacation you’re expecting actually costs.
People are so shocked with all inclusives that charge $150 a night, exactly Lux. But remember, these are not regular resorts, they’re all inclusive, which means food drink activities are all included and always at minimum for two people.
That’s an extra 100 bucks a day. So, looking at this, the room is costing only $50 a day.
So what would do you expect for a $50 a day hotel, to see what we mean?
A good rule of thumb is to take at least 100 bucks off the rate and that’s what a room cost is. You can better gauge what type of experience you have at that specific all inclusive and if you’ll be happy with it. Yes, there are definitely some all inclusive, that provide great value, the vast majority of the time you get what you pay for. Just be realistic when researching all inclusives hogfish staff so it’s interesting we have seen guests who arrive at an all inclusive and all of a sudden, they’re acting like royalty and demanding so much of the staff, especially Butler’s for Butler level rooms, and it costs us a lot of problems.
For one thing, fellow guests will start to resent it and give looks, maybe even comments.
For another, the staffs themselves do not appreciate being treated like servants, rightly so, especially when they have many other guests to check on and help.
You might just see the quality of services go down if you’re acting like a diva. So this might seem like a silly one, but we have seen it happen. Doing this,make sure you’re being respectful of the time of the staff and your fellow guests, which will make your stay very much more pleasant.