4 Advantages of All-Inclusives

For vacationers looking for the easiest option, an all-inclusive resort is really the way to go. Guests can really have it all with delicious cocktail concoctions, indulgent gourmet meals, plenty of activities, and more—all without ever needing to remember their wallet. Not all resorts offer every option so it’s important to know your needs before you book. However, these are the four most popular amenities that come with staying at an all-inclusive resorts.

Indulgent Eats

One of the great advantages of an all-inclusive vacation is the unlimited meals and nearly endless options of gourmet cuisine. Whether you’re looking to fill up at the buffet or crave sumptuous delicacies from one of the á la carte restaurants, there is no doubt you will leave completely satiated after every meal. And although you’ll satisfy your need for whatever the local delicacies and flavors are, most resorts offer plenty of international options so you can taste the world from one amazing location.

Exciting Water Activities

At most all-inclusive resorts, the essential water sports are included, such as kayaks, snorkeling, paddle boarding, and windsurfing. But at select all-inclusive resorts, you can enjoy even more, such as an introductory scuba diving lesson, water aerobics, WaveRunners®, and Jet Skis®.

At the Hyatt Ziva and Zilara properties, you’ll enjoy an exciting game of water volleyball or water polo in the pool, and at Sandals Resorts, you can participate in an introductory PADI Resort Certification scuba program. And we’d be remiss if we didn’t mention the water parks at multiple resorts, including the Nickelodeon Hotels & Resorts Punta Cana.

Local Adventures

Travelers go to the Caribbean and Mexico to experience the culture of these destinations, and though many all-inclusive resorts offer authentic cuisine, they also impress with activities inspired by their location. At the Grand at Moon Palace Cancun, see a Mayan show and fire dancers, and at the Xcaret Hotels along the Riviera Maya guests can indulge in All-Fun Inclusive® amenities—an innovative approach to the all-inclusive. This is a true tribute to Mexico, featuring eco-adventures with full access (and free transportation) to the Xcaret parks, allowing visitors to experience the stunning natural beauty and magnificent ancient ruins. At the parks, guests will also enjoy wild adventures, cultural shows, and relaxation amidst the natural landscape.

Resort Credits

While most activities are included at all-inclusive resorts, extras like spa treatments and golf, have a surcharge. Here is where resort credits come into play. These are coupons you can use toward these enhanced activities, and they can offered as part of the vacation package deal. Plus, enjoy exclusive perks and special amenities like resort credits at no additional cost with My Time, available only when you book through a GOGO-backed travel advisor.