When starting to plan for an all inclusive vacation, the first thing to consider is where you want to go. That simply means, it’s your vacation, it’s your time and it’s your money so where do YOU want to go? Many people call me without really thinking about this question.
As we both know there are a ton of different hotel options and many overall destination options, so how do you narrow down your search? Well, first of all think about the location and not the specific hotel. Would you rather go to Mexico or the Caribbean? Let’s say for the sake of argument that you want to go to the Caribbean. There are many islands in the Caribbean but not all islands are geared toward all inclusive stays. So, do you want an all inclusive resort that provides all of your meals and drinks? If so, don’t waste your time with small islands like St. Thomas or even the Bahamas because there are few all inclusive resorts in those areas. You should focus more on places like Punta Cana or Jamaica which have a ton of all inclusive hotel options. Also, more options typically means the better the price.
Next you need to start thinking about what you want out of this vacation. What is most important to YOU, the beach? The pool? The room? Everyone is different and although many resorts offer similar services, some resorts are geared more towards families with kids while others may be focused more on families with teenagers and so forth. How can you tell if the hotel is geared more towards younger kids or teenagers? Well, that’s exactly why you call us.
From this point, be sure to know what dates or at least what date range will work best for your family. Once you know the dates and destination, you are ready to call an expert to get help in picking out the best resort to meet your needs and expectations. Flexibility is good but too much flexibility will just muddy the water, so have some destination ideas, know what you want out of your vacation and give us a call to help you find the perfect resort.