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Are All Inclusive Resorts Worth the Extra Cost?

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My family spent Thanksgiving at an all inclusive resort in Los Cabos, Mexico. Although we were out of the country, the resort certainly caters to American and Canadian tourists. We technically could have been anywhere in the U.S.; anywhere the weather was 85 degrees with an ocean anyway! Most of our vacations tend to be go go go, so this was a nice, relaxing break. Other than a few trips to the grocery store, we didn’t leave the resort at all. Was the extra cost of going all inclusive worth it? Accommodations At the Hyatt Ziva Los Cabos, basic rooms are just under 600 square feet! Ours had king size bed with another king size sofa bed, dining table and chairs, two closets, a huge bathroom with jacuzzi tub, rainfall shower, and double sinks. We also had a large balcony and were upgraded to an ocean view. Although we didn’t spend a ton of time in the room, having that much space was very nice. Most of our room time was spent sleeping or out on the balcony. The area where we stayed in San Jose del Cabo was devastated by Hurrican Odile last year, so everything was brand new. ...

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All Inclusive Resorts: An Easy Way to Budget for Travel

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One of the best ways not to over spend on vacation is to pay for as much as possible before the trip. It’s pretty easy to take care of transportation and hotels in advance, but food, drinks, and activities can be real travel budget killers. We’ve had plans fall apart after we couldn’t find a restaurant that fit our budget or because we decided to do a last minute activity. Vacations shouldn’t be spent stressing over the price of dinner. That’s why all inclusive resorts are an easy way to budget for travel. What’s Does All Inclusive Really Include? Each resort has its own list of amenities that are included in the price. For the most part, all inclusives include the following. Accommodations Meals and snacks Basic alcoholic beverages, including beer, wine, and a few types of mixed drinks Nightly entertainment Gym and sauna entrance A full list of activities for all ages such as kayaking, tennis, crafts, and games for kids Things that cost extra might include premium alcoholic beverages, babysitting, spa treatments, laundry, and excursions like shopping trips, horseback rides, or motorized water sports. Some resorts offer packages that combine airfare and transports into one price, but it makes ...

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