1. Family friendly? Couples only?
First, decide who is going on your vacation with you. Want a romantic getaway? Or do you want to bring the kids? Once you've made that first decision, it narrows down your list considerably. Couples looking for quiet and romance would be best suited at an adult-exclusive resort. Sandals Resorts, for example, offer romance, fun, and fantastic dining opportunities for couples on several Caribbean islands. If you plan to bring the kids, finding a resort that will entertain the kids during the day, and offer babysitting service at night, is very important. Resorts that cater to families, such as Beaches Resorts, will have kids clubs, daily activities and the opportunity for Mom and Dad to enjoy some relaxation time alone!
2. Choosing a destination
You can find all-inclusive resorts throughout the Caribbean, Mexico, South America and around the world. Finding the right location for you requires some thought. Do you want to be close to an airport? Would you like to experience some local culture, or stay sheltered within a resort? How far do you want to fly? When bringing children, especially, giving thought to the travel time from door to door is very important! Several islands offer multiple resort options, so once you narrow your search down, you may need to do even more research to find the resort perfect for you.
Most resorts offer a variety of dining experiences, from buffet to gourmet. Once you have selected your resort, talk to your travel agent about making dining reservations so you can enjoy everything there is to offer! In addition, many offer room service included in your price - so order breakfast in bed, or get room service to deliver for your children and the free babysitter while you enjoy a romantic dinner!
All-inclusive resorts will have pools and beaches - and often even more amenities included, so take advantage! Water sports, snorkeling, special activities and events, land sports, games, kids clubs...the list goes on and on. Some offer unique activities, like Beaches Scratch DJ Academy, that are an extra cost. Most resorts feature spas, and although special offers may include a spa treatment, typically they are an extra fee.
At some resorts, all gratuities are included. If you receive exceptional service and choose to tip additional, you are free to do so, but make sure to ask your Travel Agent before you go so you know what to expect.
Your Dream Makers Travel Agent will do their best to make sure you get the most out of your vacation, and that you pick the perfect spot for your travel party! Talk to us today to get the best deals and the most personalized service at no cost to you!