When you’re trying to find a low cost holiday, it can be easy to think that the cheapest option will be the one that offers the least, however, sometimes this just isn’t the case, and in fact a holiday that only offers you your flights, hotel accommodation and breakfast is going to leave you having to pay for a whole host of other things from meals to snacks and drinks, transfers and entertainment, and this can prove to be the expensive option in the long run.
An alternative to this is to choose an all inclusive deal for your holiday. By doing this, you may appear to be paying more, but you’ll have all your meals, drinks, snacks, transfers and often much of your entertainment all paid for so that you’ll know from the beginning what you’ll be spending and there will be no horrible surprises.
Many all inclusive holidays have different levels of inclusivity available. Virtually all will cover your flights, transfers and accommodation, it’s regarding food, drink and entertainment that these levels occur. Some will offer just a basic inclusivity – main meals buffet style, locally produced wine, beer and soft drinks, and either no snacks, or a minimum of them between specific times. Others offer greater choice giving you more places you can eat, including a wider variety of drinks, and a greater choice of snacks and times during which you can eat them. Pick the option which will suit your lifestyle best rather than the cheapest as this will give you the best value for money.
The same applies to entertainment – the more basic inclusive deal will just give you access to the pool and hotel beach perhaps, while a more expensive option will let you use all the sporting facilities and offer a free bus service to the local amenities too, and possibly even offer an excursion or two as well.
As you probably know from past experience, paying for meals out, buying snacks and drinks in the hotel complex, and paying for using all those wonderful amenities like sauna, gym and kids activities can cost quite a lot over a week long holiday throw in the odd excursion and you can find yourself going home having spent far more than you expected to. So having all these ‘extras’ paid for already up front can help you relax better because you know you’ve already paid and there is no more to buy, and can, in the long run cost less overall than a holiday where you buy everything separately.