What’s included in an all inclusive holiday?
Our customers come to us because they want the best deals around and because they don’t want to spend money unnecessarily. One way of doing this is by going all inclusive, meaning you don’t need to spend money on food and drinks in resort, as well as being able to take advantage of a whole range of sporting activities and entertainment. However, it isn’t always clear as to what’s included in an all inclusive holiday as this can be different in each hotel you stay in. As each hotel has different rules regarding what you can and can’t have, it can be difficult to give an exact guide to all inclusive holidays… but we’ve given it a good go!
Most all inclusive packages include three daily meals, snacks and drinks throughout the day as well as various actives and entertainment. However there are different levels of all inclusive packages ranging from Light to Gold- click here to read about them.
A quick guide to all inclusive packages:
- Although meal times can vary between different hotels, breakfast is usually served between 7am and 10am.
- Lunch will start around midday and finish around 3pm. Try the Flamingo Benidorm if you want to be able to order a picnic lunch- just make sure you’ve ordered before 7pm the previous day.
- Dinner is usually from 7pm- 9pm- hotels with several restaurants will often state what food is available, when you can eat, and where.
- Snacks are usually available in between main meal times and children’s ice cream is often available throughout the day. Villamarina Club Hotel in Salou has a range of snacks such as pizza, hot dogs, burgers
- Drinks are generally available until midnight, and include a variety of alcoholic and non alcoholic beverages. However on some Light and Bronze packages drinks are only available at specific times of the day. Make sure you find out what is available and when upon your arrival to avoid incurring extra costs.
- Most hotels include local spirits as standard within the all inclusive allowance with some offering international spirits at a surcharge. However some hotels such as the St. Raphael in Limassol will also include international spirits as part of their Gold all inclusive packages.
- Guests will often only be allowed to take one drink at a time- try not to drink more than you can handle!
Activities are often included within your silver and gold all inclusive package and can include a whole range of fun excursions for all the family. Most hotels will include a kids’ club during the day and entertainment in the evening- try the Sol Mirlos Tordos in Palmanova for 4 Flintstones themed kids’ clubs catering for children aged 4 months to teenagers up to 17 years, whilst holidaymakers can also enjoy an extensive daytime programme including sports, aerobics and a shooting range with guns and archery. Another good choice for those who want to do more than sunbathe on holiday is the Cyprotel in Paphos which provides tennis courts, squash courts, waterpolo and beach sports.
Remember that all-inclusive packages can vary from hotel to hotel, and if you’re not sure as to what’s included in the price of your stay, try having a look on the hotel’s website. Alternatively you can always ring our sales advisors on 0871 911 0030 who can help you out.
See also: A Well Earned Break!