In my last entry, I talked about how misleading it could be to think of an all inclusive vacation as the chance to spend all the time with the whole family. As I mentioned, this shouldn’t be the sole reason for you to pay that much for an all inclusive resort.
Another reason people tend to opt for an all inclusive package is the idea that it will take away all the other tasks that you have to think of while on vacation. As a result, an all inclusive deal should, ideally, present to you the most relaxing vacation you’ve ever had. Why is this the case? It is logical, really. You pay a one time fee for your accommodations and your food. This fee also includes the use of all the amenities that the resort or hotel has to offer. All you really need to do is to go to that place and do whatever you want to do.
Thinking of it that way, it is indeed the perfect way to relax. You don’t have to think of anything except for what you want to do. Then again, herein lies the problem. Relaxation is something that also depends on the person. If you are the type who wants some relaxation (in terms of what I just described above) and then tries to cram in as many activities for the whole family in as little possible time, then you just might find yourself even more stressed. Thinking that just because you paid for everything in one go will automatically give you relaxation is not really valid.
Of course, the best selling point for all inclusives is that they are of great value. Just how true is this anyway? It really depends on what resorts you are looking at. Most all inclusive resorts cost more per night than a room at a 5-star luxury hotel. Then again, you don’t have to pull out your wallet anytime at the former.