Why Your Next Vacation Should be to an All-Inclusive Resort

by Alexandra Weisser in Fun, Lifestyle / 27 Comments

Dominican Republic All-Inclusive Resort

Have I mentioned that I love a great deal? And that I absolutely love to travel? What better to combine these loves then a great deal such as an all-inclusive resort! There are so many reasons why you should book an all-inclusive vacation, saving time and money being the top two most important reasons!

They are super easy to plan, you can get amazing deals, and you will be off dipping your toes in the crystal clear blue waters of white sandy beaches in no time.

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You pay the trip off BEFORE you go, so you can completely budget for it!

It’s a vacation- you shouldn’t have to worry about money and how you are going to pay for this once you get home. Part of the reason I love all-inclusive vacations is that they are… all-inclusive! Meals, drinks, entertainment, etc. are all included in the price of your hotel stay.

I love knowing that the amount of money I pay for my flight, hotel, and airport transfers is all I’ll need to budget for, and that I can pay all of this before I go on my trip! Of course, you’ll want to bring $100-200 for spending money, since you are on vacation and may want to buy something or do an excursion. But the bottom line is that these are extras.

Catalonia Royal Bavaro

You can get some seriously awesome deals

Last year my boyfriend and I traveled to Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic for $800 each to an all inclusive resort for 5 nights! This included a direct flight, airport transfers, all meals and drinks, and access to entertainment. For 800 bucks! Our trip was amazing. We stayed at the Catalonia Royal Bavaro in Punta Cana and I cannot recommend another all inclusive highly enough.

Booking through sites like Hotels.com can save you some serious money. Check out this offer for up to $100 dollars off your stay!

You can also get great deals on Airfare, as well as hotels and rentals cars from CheapAir.com 
As far as destinations go, I have found the below to be the most inexpensive:

All three of these locations have direct flights from NYC, which was awesome for me!

Drinks, all-inclusive, vacation

Did I mention all you can eat and drink, every day?

As if being on the beach or in the pool 24/7 while on vacation isn’t enough, you can also indulge and treat yourself to all you can eat food and all you can drink cocktails! I had so much fun in the DR sipping on crazy concoctions like the Dirty Monkey  and of course the traditional Piña Coladas. We never had any issues finding something to eat or drink whenever we wanted it.

You can read my full review on the hotel I stayed at last year on Tripadvisor.com – I seriously had the best time and wanted to write a detailed review for anyone choosing to stay at the Catalonia Royal Bavaro. Seriously the best time!

You have money left to stock up on fun stuff

Since you saved so much time and money with your all inclusive vacation, you have plenty of cash left to stock up on super cute bathing suits, sunscreen, flip-flops, and sundresses at my all time favorite store, Target!

I just bought these for my trip:

And plenty of SPF 50 Banana Boat:

Gotta have the cute dresses:

I hope this has inspired you to take a well-deserved vacation! If you want to know more about my trip to the DR, or about my trip to Jamaica (that I am currently on if you are reading this during the week of March 25-31, 2017- isn’t technology amazing?) feel free to let me know in the comments or Contact Me!

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Where are you booking your all-inclusive trip to?



P.S. I would love to hear more from you! Comment below with questions, comments, or what you would like to see in future posts.

27 responses to “Why Your Next Vacation Should be to an All-Inclusive Resort

  1. I absolutely agree! And ironically, the one and only all-inclusive vacation hubby and I have had was to … PUNTA CANA! 🙂 We stayed at the Excellence Resort, and as you said – just amazing all the way around. Lounging on the beach and having drinks and food served to you… WOW! We were there because my middle daughter had her destination wedding there. Now we want to go back some time by ourselves!
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    • Alexandra Weisser

      Yes! It is so nice to not have to worry about spending money on food and drink while on vacation.

    • Alexandra Weisser

      I’ve done both! There are some amazing all-inclusive resort suites for honeymooners. I’ve never stayed at a Sandals but I know they have some gorgeous properties with unique rooms for honeymooners. Be sure to look for “adults-only” resorts (a lot of resorts have two sides and the adults only side can use all the amenities of both facilities) so you don’t have little ones running around during your special time!

    • Alexandra Weisser

      A lot of properties have a family side and an adults only side. I recently stayed at the Luxury Bahia Principe in Jamaica, which is the adults only side of the Grand Bahia Principe. The family side had a great kids area with waterslides, pools, etc. Beaches resorts are also designed for families!

    • Alexandra Weisser

      Yes! They are a great easy way to book a vacation and not have to worry about planning all the logistics. I am going to check out your recent post on Disney, I LOVE Disney!

  2. Totally agree! Love paying for a trip ahead of time and coming home to very little on the credit card! Also, love all inclusive for trips with the kids because they are entertained while we chill. I need to plan another soon!!!

    • Alexandra Weisser

      Yes exactly!! I spent hardly any money on that week away. The resort we stayed at had a great kids side this time, the Grand Bahia Principe in Jamaica.

    • Alexandra Weisser

      Yes you will enjoy it so much! They can actually be quite reasonable, we paid $800 each all in last year for 5 nights in the DR, including airfare!

  3. My favorite part of this was definitely the extra money to buy cute vacation stuff!! Being able to get lots of drinks by the pool is probably awesome too! You don’t have to worry about paying / tipping / bringing money with you down to the pool or beach. Awesome!!


    • Alexandra Weisser

      I’m sure it is much different being on the other side. Even though we are at an all inclusive, I do tend to bring money for tipping servers and bartenders.

  4. I have worked in all inclusive resort and it was amazing. You have written some very good tips. You can feel through your writing that you have enjoyed very much

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