Why you should consider an all-inclusive vacation

I am all about the travel experience. I love off the beaten path adventures. I like to try the local food and stay in accommodations that embody the specific locale. I want to experience what a particular destination has to offer and try to seek out the authenticity of it.  If you were to ask me how I like to travel, that would be my answer.

And yet…

Sometimes, I just want to get away and not do much of anything.  I don’t want to think about my budget, or where we should venture off to eat, or what the best way to spend our day exploring might be. I don’t always feel like doing that. Sometimes I want the biggest decision I make for the entirety of my vacation to be “would you like another Daquiri or Pina Colada?!!” 

Heck, as long as it has an umbrella I’m good!

People choose all-inclusive vacations for different reasons, but choosing this way to travel doesn't have to mean uninspiring buffet food, watered down drinks, and bingo by the pool every day. Whether you want adult-only, ultimate luxury, adventure, or anything in between, there is certainly an option for you. This might be something you want to consider when you know that staying on the property for the majority of your vacation and simply relaxing, unplugging, and enjoying life, is what will suit you best this time around.

Take a look at some of my favorite destinations and all-inclusive properties, that remain service-oriented, high quality, and still maintain a sense of place.

MEXICO

You’re new to the all-inclusive idea and want to try it out, but you appreciate quality and don’t want to suffer through awful food and sub-premium drinks…

Grand Velas, Riviera Maya: Luxury 5 diamond resort, with 3 distinct ambiences to choose from.

Grand Velas, Riviera Maya: Luxury 5 diamond resort, with 3 distinct ambiences to choose from.

Zoetry Paraiso de la Bonita: Luxurious secluded retreat that combines holistic wellness and tranquility with their signature "Endless Privileges". 

Zoetry Paraiso de la Bonita: Luxurious secluded retreat that combines holistic wellness and tranquility with their signature "Endless Privileges". 

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC 

You want somewhere that the whole family can enjoy, but certainly don’t want a place overrun with kid activities and conga lines…

The Reserve at Paradisus, Punta Cana: A boutique resort within a resort, complete with a unique "Family Concierge" service.

The Reserve at Paradisus, Punta Cana: A boutique resort within a resort, complete with a unique "Family Concierge" service.

ANTIGUA

You still want to capture that intimate, boutique feel with beautiful surroundings, and would like for the kids not to be included…

CocoBay Resort, Antigua: An exclusive adult-only getaway on the sunset side of the island.

CocoBay Resort, Antigua: An exclusive adult-only getaway on the sunset side of the island.

Hermitage Bay, Antigua: A luxury, 5-star boutique hotel, with only 25 individual suites, set in stunning locations.

Hermitage Bay, Antigua: A luxury, 5-star boutique hotel, with only 25 individual suites, set in stunning locations.

UNITED STATES 

You don’t require an ocean view or poolside cocktails, you just want a beautiful location, a deep connection to nature, and plenty of things to keep you active…

Dunton Hot Springs, Colorado: A rustic-luxe collection of cabins, set in a former ghost town in the beautiful Colorado countryside.

Dunton Hot Springs, Colorado: A rustic-luxe collection of cabins, set in a former ghost town in the beautiful Colorado countryside.

Travaasa, Texas: A unique, experiential resort located in Texas hill country.

Travaasa, Texas: A unique, experiential resort located in Texas hill country.

My job as a trusted travel advisor is to always help create the experience you are looking for. If you think that this time around the all-inclusive experience just may be for you, contact me so we can find you the absolute perfect place to start sipping your unlimited umbrella'd drinks!